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* CastingGag: Gomess and Pagos were made using the respective suits of Godzilla and Baragon. Likewise, they shared the same suit actor -- Creator/HaruoNakajima.


* CutShort: Due to ExecutiveMeddling seeking to pave the way for ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' as soon as possible, the series ended on an unimpressive (though not bad) note despite its popularity.

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* CastingGag: Gomess and Pagos were made using the respective suits of Godzilla and Baragon. Likewise, they shared the same suit actor -- Creator/HaruoNakajima.
* CutShort: Due to ExecutiveMeddling seeking to pave the way for ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' as soon as possible, the series ended on an unimpressive (though not bad) terrible) note despite its popularity.



** Sudar was the Giant Octopus prop used in ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' when King Kong fights it (Toho used live octopuses for the non-fighting scenes).

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** Sudar was the Giant Octopus prop used in ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' when King Kong fights it (Toho used live octopuses for the non-fighting scenes).



** Bostang was made from the unused Clapton mentioned below.



* ScheduleSlip: The 28th and final episode "Open Up!" was delayed for many months, due to the premier of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.

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* ScheduleSlip: The 28th and final episode "Open Up!" was delayed for many months, due to the premier premiere of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.



** The original draft for the series was called ''[=WoO=]'', starring a comical, bug-eyed alien named Woo who befriended a news reporter named Joji Akita, but had to fight monsters and avoid the armed forces who saw him as a threat. The alien's name was recycled for the monster from ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and the concept was revived in 2006 with ''Series/BioPlanetWoo''.
** Series/{{Ultraman}} was originally going to be in an Ultra Q episode, where he was going to be an alien villain, instead of a superhero. More specifically, he was to be a bird-like alien warlord called Bemlar, and when work began on ''Ultraman'', they recycled that design as the first draft for Ultraman.

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** The original draft for the series was called ''[=WoO=]'', starring a comical, bug-eyed alien named Woo who befriended a news reporter named Joji Akita, but had to fight monsters and avoid the armed forces who saw him as a threat. The alien's name was recycled for the a monster from in ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and the concept was revived in 2006 with ''Series/BioPlanetWoo''.
** Series/{{Ultraman}} was originally going to be in an Ultra Q ''Ultra Q'' episode, where he was going to be an alien villain, instead of a superhero. More specifically, he was to be a bird-like alien warlord called Bemlar, and when work began on ''Ultraman'', they recycled that design Bemlar as the first draft concept for Ultraman.



* WorkingTitle: ''Unbalance''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Unbalance''. The name change came from the popularity of the term "Ultra" in Japan due to a well-known gymnastic maneuver called the Ultra-C that was used by gymnasts at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

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* ProductionPosse: Most of the people who worked on this show were members of Tsuburaya's Creator/{{Toho}} SFX team. Most of them, and many of the writers, directors, and the like would also work on ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and ''Series/UltraSeven''.

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* CutShort: Due to ExecutiveMeddling seeking to pave the way for ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' as soon as possible, the series ended on an unimpressive (though not bad) note despite its popularity.


* MissingEpisode: The 28th and final episode "Open Up!" never aired on television, due to the premier of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. It was eventually released on DVD though, so ultimately an aversion.


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* ScheduleSlip: The 28th and final episode "Open Up!" was delayed for many months, due to the premier of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.

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* HeyItsThatSound: Gorgos' roars are those of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Film/KingKong, while Namegon's roar is that of Film/{{Varan|TheUnbelievable}}.


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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** A young Creator/RyuseiNakao and Creator/ToruFuruya appear in "Garadama" as some of the kids who find Garamon's meteor.
** Several of the main cast in ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' appear in bit roles throughout the series. Masanari Nihei appears in "Kanegon's Cocoon" and "Goro and Goroh", Akiji Kobayashi guest stars in "Challenge from the Year 2020", Susumu Kurobe appears in "Terror of the Sweet Honey", and Akihide Tsuzawa guest stars in "I Saw a Bird".


** Considered by western fans to be this to ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' or ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', but a better comparison is found in ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}''. Which makes it funnier that the English dub was made by the producers of ''The Twilight Zone'', and acquired by the producers of ''The Outer Limits''.
** Also, it was the popularity of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise that led to the monsters taking center stage and the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that followed being all about heroes vs. monsters. Creator/EijiTsuburaya didn't want it to be this way at first, but was talked into including more monsters by ExecutiveMeddling.

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** Considered by western fans to be this to ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' or ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', but a better comparison is found in ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}''. Which makes it funnier that the unaired English dub was made by the producers of ''The Twilight Zone'', and acquired by the producers of ''The Outer Limits''.
Limits''. Ironically, in Japan, ''Ultra Q'''s popularity helped to boost the ratings of its American counterparts.
** Also, it was the popularity of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise that led to the giant monsters taking center stage and the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that followed being all about heroes vs. monsters. kaiju. Creator/EijiTsuburaya didn't want it to be this way at first, but was talked into including more monsters kaiju by ExecutiveMeddling.



* UnfinishedEpisode: A number of episodes of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' were made from unused ''Ultra Q'' scripts, notably "Oil S.O.S.", which had a manta-like creature named Clapton instead of Pestar as seen in ''Ultraman'', and an unnamed episode that featured a villainous bird-like humanoid named Bemlar, who would then be recycled as Ultraman's prototype.

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* UnfinishedEpisode: UnfinishedEpisode:
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A number of episodes of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' were made from unused ''Ultra Q'' ''Series/UltraQ'' scripts, notably "Oil S.O.S.", which had a manta-like creature named Clapton instead of Pestar as seen in ''Ultraman'', and an unnamed episode that ''Ultraman''.
** The intended series finale would have
featured a villainous bird-like humanoid alien named Bemlar, who Bemlar trying to conquer Earth. The Bemlar character would then later be recycled as Ultraman's prototype.the first concept for Ultraman.


** Series/{{Ultraman}} was originally going to be in an Ultra Q episode, where he was going to be an alien villain, instead of a superhero.

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** The original draft for the series was called ''[=WoO=]'', starring a comical, bug-eyed alien named Woo who befriended a news reporter named Joji Akita, but had to fight monsters and avoid the armed forces who saw him as a threat. The alien's name was recycled for the monster from ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and the concept was revived in 2006 with ''Series/BioPlanetWoo''.
** Series/{{Ultraman}} was originally going to be in an Ultra Q episode, where he was going to be an alien villain, instead of a superhero. More specifically, he was to be a bird-like alien warlord called Bemlar, and when work began on ''Ultraman'', they recycled that design as the first draft for Ultraman.


* UnfinishedEpisode: A number of episodes of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' were made from unused ''Ultra Q'' scripts, notably "Oil S.O.S.", which had a manta-like creature named Clapton instead of Pestar as seen in ''Ultraman''.

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* UnfinishedEpisode: A number of episodes of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' were made from unused ''Ultra Q'' scripts, notably "Oil S.O.S.", which had a manta-like creature named Clapton instead of Pestar as seen in ''Ultraman''.''Ultraman'', and an unnamed episode that featured a villainous bird-like humanoid named Bemlar, who would then be recycled as Ultraman's prototype.


** Bostang was made from the unused Clapton mentioned below.



* UnfinishedEpisode: A number of episodes of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' were made from unused ''Ultra Q'' scripts, notably "Oil S.O.S.", which had a manta-like creature named Clapton instead of Pestar as seen in ''Ultraman''.



** A scrapped episode for ''Ultra Q'' was "Oil S.O.S.", in which a giant oil-eating manta ray named Clapton attacks Japan. The episode's script was recycled for ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', but Clapton was used as the alien bio-weapon Bostang. Thus, Tsuburaya created Pestar as a replacement. Indeed, a number of episodes of ''Ultraman'' were made from unused ''Ultra Q'' scripts.


** Considered by western fans to be this to ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' or ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but a better comparison is found in ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}''. Which makes it funnier that the English dub was made by the producers of ''The Twilight Zone'', and acquired by the producers of ''The Outer Limits''.

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** Considered by western fans to be this to ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' or ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', but a better comparison is found in ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}''. Which makes it funnier that the English dub was made by the producers of ''The Twilight Zone'', and acquired by the producers of ''The Outer Limits''.


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* MissingEpisode: The 28th and final episode "Open Up!" never aired on television, due to the premier of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. It was eventually released on DVD though, so ultimately an aversion.


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* ShortLivedBigImpact: Despite only running for 27 episodes from January 2 to July 3 in 1966, ''Series/UltraQ'' was one of the most popular television series of its day and continues to influence Japanese popular culture, including spawning the even bigger hit ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and the rest of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''.


** The ape-like artificial lifeform M1 from "The Underground Super Express Goes West" was originally envisioned as an insectoid creature.

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** The ape-like artificial lifeform M1 from "The Underground Super Express Goes West" was originally envisioned as going to be accompanied by an M2, which would have been an insectoid creature.lifeform instead.
** There were plans to air English-language episodes of ''Ultra Q'' on American television, but they ultimately never came to be, and the only episode that can be found dubbed is the third episode "The Gift from Space". The rest were feared to be lost for decades until Creator/{{MGM}} discovered them in their archives. No word on release plans though.


** Considered by western fans to be this to ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' or ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but a better comparison is found in ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}''. Which makes it funnier that the English dub was made by the producers of ''The Twilight Zone'', and acquired by the producers of ''The Outer Limits''.

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** Considered by western fans to be this to ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' or ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but a better comparison is found in ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}''. Which makes it funnier that the English dub was made by the producers of ''The Twilight Zone'', and acquired by the producers of ''The Outer Limits''.


** Also, it was the popularity of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise that led to the monsters taking center stage and the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that followed being all about heroes vs. monsters. Creator/EijiTsuburaya didn't want it to be this way at first, but was talked into including more monsters by ThePowersThatBe.
* PropRecycling: Many of the kaiju suits were recycled from Toho as Creator/EijiTsuburaya owned the suits.

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** Also, it was the popularity of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise that led to the monsters taking center stage and the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that followed being all about heroes vs. monsters. Creator/EijiTsuburaya didn't want it to be this way at first, but was talked into including more monsters by ThePowersThatBe.
ExecutiveMeddling.
* PropRecycling: Many of the kaiju suits were recycled from Toho Creator/{{Toho}} as Creator/EijiTsuburaya owned the suits.



** Goro the giant monkey was simply the King Kong suit with a tail.

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** Goro the giant monkey was simply the King Kong suit from ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' with a tail.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ultraman was originally going to be in an Ultra Q episode, where he was going to be an alien villain, instead of a superhero.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ultraman WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Series/{{Ultraman}}
was originally going to be in an Ultra Q episode, where he was going to be an alien villain, instead of a superhero.



** A scrapped episode for ''Ultra Q'' was "Oil S.O.S." in which a giant oil-eating manta ray named Clapton attacks Japan. The episode's script was recycled for ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', but Clapton was used as the alien bio-weapon Bostang. Thus, Tsuburaya created Pestar to be the episode's monster.

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** A scrapped episode for ''Ultra Q'' was "Oil S.O.S." ", in which a giant oil-eating manta ray named Clapton attacks Japan. The episode's script was recycled for ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', but Clapton was used as the alien bio-weapon Bostang. Thus, Tsuburaya created Pestar as a replacement. Indeed, a number of episodes of ''Ultraman'' were made from unused ''Ultra Q'' scripts.
** Jun was originally meant
to be own a flying car while Dr. Ichinotani was supposed to narrate the episode's monster.beginning and the end of each episode a la Creator/RodSerling. The former was dropped in favor of the character being a pilot while the latter was replaced with a disembodied narrator (Koji Ishizaka) as Tsuburaya felt they were too derivative and ruined audience immersion.
** The ape-like artificial lifeform M1 from "The Underground Super Express Goes West" was originally envisioned as an insectoid creature.
* WorkingTitle: ''Unbalance''.

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* FollowTheLeader
** Considered by western fans to be this to ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' or ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but a better comparison is found in ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}''. Which makes it funnier that the English dub was made by the producers of ''The Twilight Zone'', and acquired by the producers of ''The Outer Limits''.
** Also, it was the popularity of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise that led to the monsters taking center stage and the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that followed being all about heroes vs. monsters. Creator/EijiTsuburaya didn't want it to be this way at first, but was talked into including more monsters by ThePowersThatBe.

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