Ultraman Tiga And Ultraman Dyna: Warriors Of The Star Of Light is a 1998 tokusatsu movie produced by Tsuburaya studios, the Big Damn Movie for Ultraman Dyna and part of the Ultra Series. True to its title, the hero from the previous series, Ultraman Tiga, makes a comeback.
A routine Super GUTS battle on the moon is suddenly interrupted by the juggernaut battleship, Prometheus, the latest, state-of-the-art technology developed by Super GUTS' top secret base, which completely vanquished an alien threat Super GUTS and Ultraman Dyna had difficulties facing. Just as the necessity of Super GUTS' existence is being questioned, now that they have this brand-new super-weapon, suddenly an alien cruiser attacks the base. Ultraman Dyna and Prometheus arrives to engage in battle, but Prometheus is not what it really seems, and a conspiracy hidden deep within the ranks of Super GUTS could threaten the continued existence of mankind...
This film is the only theatrical spin-off of the Ultraman Dyna TV series. Tiga and Dyna would later return in Ultraman Gaia: The Battle In Hyperspace.
Tropes related to kaijus and aliens in this movie is on the series' Character page.
Ultraman Gaia: The Battle in Hyperspace provides the following tropes.
- Aliens Are Bastards: There isn't a reason as to why the Monera aliens want to wipe out all life on earth, besides For the Evulz.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The space battleship Prometheus, which turns out to be manipulated by the alien-controlled Kisaragi, subsequently morphing into the unstoppable Mechanical Monster Deathfacer.
- Badass in Distress: Dyna, getting defeated in a Heroic RRoD moment, and swallowed into Queen Monera's torso.
- Beam-O-War: Asuka, in a Dream Sequence, saw himself as Ultraman Dyna engaging the Prometheus' Neo-Maxima Cannon in a beam war. And losing.
- Big Damn Heroes: The title promised the return of Ultraman Tiga, and the climax doesn't disappoint. One of the first thing he did is to rip apart the organic cage holding the defeated Ultraman Dyna in place, then resurrect Ultraman Dyna, instantly turning the Darkest Hour around completely.
- The Bus Came Back:
- Captain Megumi Iruma from Ultraman Tiga returns to assist Super GUTS, and give Asuka The Talk when he's having doubts about himself.
- True to the title, in the finale Ultraman Tiga from the previous installment of the series returns to revive Dyna, and to save the world once more.
- The members of the now-disbanded former GUTS team - Rena Yanase, Seiichi Munakata, Masami Horii, Tetsuo Shinjoh and Jun Yazumi, shows up at the end of the movie to rendezvous with their former captain.
- Cavalry Betrayal: When the Monera's battleship attacks, Asuka summons Ultraman Dyna and engages the aliens. Prometheus too! But... why is the Prometheus' Neo-Maxima Cannon pointing towards Dyna?
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Believing in hope, faith, and courage is what allow citizens of Japan to re-summon Ultraman Tiga in the end.
- Combat Tentacles: Deathfacer and Queen Monera uses these with deadly efficiency. For the latter, these are also used as Tentacle Rope to ensnare and capture Ultraman Dyna.
- Continuity Nod:
- The desolated moon which Super GUTS (and Ultraman Dyna) fights Geranda in the opening scene is identical to the same moon where Dyna battles Gaigareid in the series itself.
- The last few minutes of the movie had Captain Iruma looking fondly at a photograph of her old team - that is the same photograph taken in the final episode of Ultraman Tiga.
- Darkest Hour: Deathfacer may be destroyed, but its defeat prompts the Monera aliens to execute their all-out assault, which ends with Dyna getting defeated and captured, half of the city getting nuked, and Super GUTS now helpless against the unstoppable Alien Queen.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Deathfacer's defeat provides a moment of triumph for Super Guts and the citizens of the city. But the aliens aren't done yet. Cue the Alien Monera population collectively merging themselves to form their ultimate form, Queen Monera...
- Elaborate Underground Base: The extended Super GUTS headquarters, which is where Prometheus is built and developed. Even the regular Super GUTS team are unaware of its existence, which is evident judging by how surprised they are upon arriving at its front in the beginning of the film.
- Enemy Scan: Prometheus has a small capsule which allows it to scan a potential pilot's moves, strategy, and battle tactics. Asuka is tricked into entering it, allowing the robot to analyze Asuka's brain and collect all information on Dyna's previous battles so that it could know his every attack.
- Eye Lights Out: You know the movie had officially reached its Darkest Hour when this happens to Ultraman Dyna.
- Henshin Hero
- Hope Springs Eternal: Ultraman Dyna is seemingly dead, half the city is in ruins, nothing can stop Queen Monera from wiping out all life on earth now. But there is still the power of hope, to summon the previous Ultra-warrior who protected humanity prior to Dyna's arrival...
- Look Ma, I Am on TV!: Shin Asuka name-drops this trope, word-for-word, near the start of the film. See below.
- Manchild: Shin Asuka's immature attitude from the series is carried over even into this movie. Here's how he reacts when entering the Super GUTS' top-secret base and noticing the security camera at the entrance...Asuka: "Look mom, I'm on TV!"
- Make My Monster Grow: After Deathfacer's defeat, the Monera aliens then merged themselves together, en-masse, into their ultimate form, the mountain-sized Queen Monera, which towers over the entire city and dwarves the Ultras.
- The Man Behind the Man: The Monera aliens are pulling the strings behind Deathfacer's assault and the final alien invasion.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Monera aliens' robot had a really cute and cuddly name, Deathfacer.
- Organic Technology: The Monera Aliens' battleship, which takes the form of a flying saucer, but have organic tissue, tentacles, bones and ridges extending out from its sides, and is capable of transforming into the nigh-unstoppable monster Queen Monera when its occupants merged themselves into the ship.
- Rousing Speech: When Asuka have doubts in self-confidence, his superiors will encourage him and inspire him to never give up. Particularly from Captain Gousuke Hibiki and Captain Megumi Iruma.
- Stock Footage:
- During the scene where Asuka gets brain-scanned in the Prometheus' capsule, we get glimpses of Dyna's various battles from the series proper.
- When Captain Iruma discusses about how Ultraman Tiga saved the world from destruction numerous times, scenes from Ultraman Tiga are shown several times in the flashback sequence, most notably from the last few episodes, after Tiga gets petrified by Ghatanozoa and has to be resurrected by the power of hope from children all over the world.
- Wave-Motion Gun: The Prometheus' Neo-Maxima Cannon, which can wipe out kaijus in a single blast. Its position on the front of the vessel is suspiciously similar to the Space Battleship Yamato.
- Later on when the Prometheus morphs into Deathfacer, the Cannon turns into a deadly Chest Blaster which is powerful enough to create an explosion worthy of a nuclear bomb. The defeat of Deathfacer triggers the weapon's Self-Destruct Mechanism, but thankfully Ultraman Dyna manage to hurl Deathfacer into the stratosphere just as it blows.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: The kaiju of the opening scene, Geranda. The movie starts in the midst of the battle against said kaiju, before it gets suddenly vaporized by Prometheus.