Friday, May 12, 2017
This episode starts off with a trip to Antarctica where an exploration crew has been researching and exploring the region for several years. We learn that a man went missing a few years earlier. Shortly after the new crews arrival the temperature begins dropping at an alarming rate. Out of no where one of the giant exploration snow truck gets lifted into the air and tossed away like it was a leaf picked up in the wind. One night the crews nurse steal one of the trucks and heads out on her own, turns out that she was engaged to the man who went missing. She manages to actually find the man's dog guarding his frozen body. The dog had stayed around for all those years guarding his the lost man's body and surviving by eating a moss only found in the area. While the crew was trying to dig up the mans body ,the monster Peguila appears and we soon learn the Peguila has been the cause of the rapid temperature drops, and the mysterious lifting of the truck. While Peguila was attacking, the crew noticed that Peguila did not seem to like the dog. They realized that the dog was covered in moss and that Peguila might be vulnerable to it or not like the moss. The exploration crew returns to the base and uses moss extract to make a chemical missile to attack Peguila ,in case Peguila decides to attack the base again. When Peguila finally attacks the base again the crew fires the missile and Peguila flees Antartica.
This was a great episode and it was cool to see the monster that looks to be related to another Ultra series monster Chandora not sure if they are directly related but I do know that if the two were to fight Peguila would most likely win because the time I saw Chandora in Ultraman Episode 8 he did not display any special abilities like Peguila had. The design of Peguila was really cool and I really liked that they sort of left the episode open that Peguila might still be alive in the previous episodes so far all the monsters have been killed or it was implied that they were going to be killed. Maybe we will see where Peguila fled off to in a later episode. So far this episode has been one of my favorites of the Ultra Q series so far. We will see what the rest of the series brings to the table, I really enjoy this series and really recommend picking it up!
Friday, May 5, 2017
This episode starts off with an officer walking down the street then an earthquake occurs and the officer is killed by falling debris. Turns out the earthquake was caused by the roots of a giant flower moving underground. In this episode the flower is referred to as the "Mammoth Flower" but Ultra Series fans know it as Juran. The giant flowers roots began causing havoc across the city as they would ensnare victims and then suck out there blood with it's thorns. When trying to attack the flower it spat out poisonous pollen that caused a few men to be hospitalized. Although Juran is only a plant since it became so massive it became a danger to the people around it so it had to be destroyed. Juran was killed by having it's roots burned with flamethrowers and a plant killer toxin was dropped by air plane onto the plant. The plant began dying immediately and the city was safe again.
This in my opinion was one of the weaker episodes so far in the Ultra Q series. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the episode I just found it a little boring Juran was literally just a plant doing plant things, it didn't really seem like much of a monster to me, but it did cause damage. The episode was a very basic story to giant plant gets killed with plant killer and fire the 2 things that kill any plant. Like I have said before this is a great series so check it out if you have not seen it yet.
Monster Profile: Juran
Movie Apperances: Ultra Series (T.V. Shows)
Juran is a giant flower that has roots that can move freely underground. Juran roots attack humans by wrapping it's roots around them and sucking out their blood with the large thorns that cover it's roots. Juran has also been reffered to as the Mammoth flower since that is what it basically is a giant flower. Juran also has the ability to spray pollen into the air that is poisonous. The first Juran plant was killed with flamethorwers and a plant killer spray. Juran has appeared in other Ultra series but I have not yet seen these episodes I will update this entry once I see those episodes.
In this episode an exploration rocket returns back from mars and crashes into the ocean. Inside this rocket a pair of golden balls was found in a box. It is suspected that martians discovered the exploration rocket and sent it back with these golden balls as a gift. The safe that the golden balls are stored in gets broken into the thief takes the money and the golden balls in the safe. The thief then goes to a nearby airport and attempts to get a flight to his rendezvous point to meet up with his partner. When the pilot does not cooperate the thief and pilot get into a fight and one of the golden balls falls onto the floor and is left behind after the fight. After the thief lands with the pilot the thief sends the pilot away warning him not to call the authorities. The thief and his partner then head into there hideout inside a cave that has a hot spring running through it. As the thief is dividing the money up between him and his partner, he drops the second golden ball and it falls into the hot spring. The ball begins growing and we soon discover the that golden ball is actually the egg to a slug like alien monster species called Namegon. The Namegon hatches then kills the thief and his partner.