Episode 06: "Coast Guard Orders" (catch up on past episodes)
aka. "The Coast Guard Commands"
Original Air Date: August 21, 1966
Featured Monster: Gesura
A giant sea monster with a love for cacao beans comes ashore and wreaks havoc while Hoshino and his friends attempt to apprehend the notorious smuggler Diamond Kick.
I was not expecting to like this week's episode of Ultraman for two reasons. First, this week's installment is another episode where the Hoshino and his annoying friends take center stage, just as in the abysmal "Five Seconds Before the Explosion". Also like that episode, this week's monster is yet another sea monster, and the last sea monster we had didn't turn out so great. So imagine my surprise when I found this episode to be actually sort of exciting.
|Another episode of Ultraman about unsupervised minors|
|No one who dresses in a fedora can be on the up-and-up|
|Pleaise, oh pleaise|
|All your cacao are belong to us|
|The results of Stranger Danger|
|How far into the distance are we supposed to believe bullets can fly?|
|For God's sake, someone get that monster a box of Coco Puffs!|
|Gesura is more than a match for optical effects|
|Ultraman: He'll Pick You Up|
|The age-old battle of Man vs. Fish|
All in all, "Coast Guard Orders" turned out to be a fine episode. More Ultraman to come next week! See you then.