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Trivia: Ultraman

  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Hayata wants to get his hands on that egg salad recipe now.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Alien Mephilias is voiced by Seizō Katō in his first tokusatsu role.
    • And of course the US dub was handled by Peter Fernandez and his team - better known as Speed Racer, Racer X, Trixi, et al.
    • Largely averted with Ultraman's shout VA. Masao Nakasone, who wasn't mentioned in the credits, and is something of a mystery even now.
    • In the Spanish dub, Hoshino sounds like La Chilindrina.
  • Name's the Same: Superman had an evil counterpart also named Ultraman, who preceded the series by about two years.
    • Also, the main character of the TV series My Secret Identity called himself "Ultraman", but never actually used such an identity.
  • Prop Recycling: A few monster suits come from Godzilla movies, including the Big G himself at one point. Even the iconic V-TOL/Beetle is a modified prop from Calamity Star Gorath.
    • Apparently there were considerable difficulties in getting new monster costumes. Later costumes were, in a number of cases, simply recycled from earlier ones.
  • What Could Have Been: Ultraman was originally going to be in an Ultra Q episode, where he was going to be an alien villain, instead of a superhero.
    • Ultraman was originally going to be a bird like alien monster named Bemlar. Due to the fear that children wouldn't know who to cheer for, they turned Ultraman into a more humanoid alien. The name for the Bird man was given to Bemlar while it's design would be sold to Toho and be incorporated into the poular monster Rodan.