This classic show aired on TNT here in the states in 1994. It was shown early mornings. What time, you ask? Ready? It aired at 6am in the morning. Yes, 6am. Pretty early, huh? Back in 1994, while visiting my nephew after taking him to a toy store on a weekend to get him a Godzilla toy (at that time, there was a toy company called Trendmasters producing Godzilla figures here in the states and I, happen to get my nephew into Godzilla at an early age). After the visit to the toy store, we watched tv (there was some kids show on TNT that day in the afternoon), during a commercial break, we saw an advertisement for UltraSeven, which would air weekday mornings on TNT at 6am.
I had never heard of Ultraseven at the time, I only knew of the show Ultraman. I was immediately interested in watching it. The next morning, I woke up early to watch it. After watching the first episode, I was hooked. Much like the Ultraman series dvd set I mentioned in an ealier blog post, this too, was released some years ago.
He is similiar to Ultraman as far as fighting giant monsters when they threaten earth. However, unlike Ultraman, Ultraseven does not have a color timer that limits his time fighting in his "Ultra" form. Also, Ultraseven is not a hero that merges with a human to exist on earth. Ultraseven instead, takes on a human form and transforms into Ultraseven in times of need. It is believed that Ultraseven was a traveler from deep space that spent an extended stay on earth.
(show summary in japan)
THE EARTH IS IN DANGER! Even now, fiendish hands are stretching out from the distant stars to seize the world. From their massive underground complex near Mt. Fuji, the Ultra Guard, an elite unit of the Terrestrial Defense Force, equipped with a squadron of Ultra Hawks, stands vigilant as our decisive first-line to combat the myriad of alien aggressors, who threaten the very existence of our planet. But, unbeknownst to his fellow teammates, Dan Moroboshi, is secretly an extraterrestrial aiding them in their fight to preserve the future of humanity, considered the 7th member of the Ultra Guard; better known as Ultra Seven!
This dvd contains all 49 episodes on 6 dvds discs (english subtitles).