Episode 04: "Five Seconds Before the Explosion" (catch up on past episodes)
Original Air Date: August 7, 1966
Featured Monster: Ragon
A nuclear bomb lost at sea is found attached to the body of a giant, angry sea monster who goes on a rampage outside the Mamiyama Hotel where Fuji and Hoshino are vacationing. Ultraman must stop the mutated monster without detonating the devastating device.
I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. Finally, we get to an episode of Ultraman that combines the two things I hate most: cheap monster suits and kid sidekicks. It's an episode so boring that even my DVD player didn't want me to see it. On my Ultraman DVDs, "Five Seconds Before the Explosion" suffered from some serious skippage, so there won't be many screencaps. Honestly, you won't be missing much.
|RAGON IS WATCHING YOU POOP|
|Some herp, but less derp in black and white|
|If you think fish stink, wait until you smell their breath|
|Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care (that you look shitty)|
The only good part of the episode is the conclusion when Ultraman destroys Ragon. Why don't we just watch that? Let the dry-humping monster fight ensue!
In the end, I was completely disappointed by this week's episode of Utlraman. I can take a shitty costume, and I can take annoying kid sidekicks, but I can't take both together. Let's hope that next week's episode sees Hoshinio getting squashed in the first minute.
Even though this episode's fishy monster clearly stunk, don't forget that underwater the fish never stink.