(ウルトラQ or Urutora Kyū
) is a tokusatsu
series made in the tradition of Toho
's many tokusatsu sci-fi/horror films.
Produced in black and white by Tokyo Broadcasting System/Tsuburaya Productions, Ultra Q
is actually the first of the long-running Ultra Series
, and was broadcast on Tokyo Broadcasting System from January 2 to July 3, 1966 (the final episode was preempted until December 14, 1967), with a total of 28 episodes. This series was followed a week later by the more popular Ultraman
, 1966), the second Ultra
Unlike most of the franchise it would spawn, it did not have a size-changing Henshin Hero
. Instead, it was more of a mystery-of-the-week format that gets it compared to The Outer Limits
(even with an intro reminiscent of it!) with, of course, giant monsters being the culprit a lot more often than it was in those series.
Ultra Q provides examples of the following tropes: