Ultraman Powered The Ultimate Hero Last Episode 13 English.mpg (Size: 242.16 MB) (Files: 1)
Ultraman Powered The Ultimate Hero Last Episode 13 English.mpg
Ultraman Powered (1993) - Fora da cronologia da família Ultra, Ultraman Powered foi criado como uma espécie de homenagem ao Ultraman original. Até mesmo os monstros eram os clássicos enfrentados pelo primeiro Ultraman, só que de cara nova. A série foi produzida nos EUA, com roteiros japoneses, e alcançou um certo sucesso, preparando terreno para o que viria a seguir.
ULTRAMAN POWERED was the second series made in English, and was produced in the U.S. by Major Havoc Entertainment (renamed Steppin Stone Entertainment) here in the L.A. area. Originally titled ULTRAMAN 1994, and then retitled ULTRAMAN: THE ULTIMATE HERO, it was released on video in Japan as ULTRAMAN POWERED. It has never been released in the U.S.
Why was it never released in the U.S.? Probably several reasons. First, only 13 episodes were ever produced. And most TV stations won't air a show unless there are 20-30 episodes, so it doesn't have to keep showing the same few episodes repeatedly.
Another reason (and probably the main one) was that, although a wealth of talent was poured into the production, the show was tragically underfunded by the Japanese studio which owns Ultraman. The result was a show which is somewhat rough around the edges by U.S. standards. No matter how you cut it, guys in rubber monster suits tend to look like, well, guys in rubber monster suits ...
And finally, in the '90s, the more traditional shows like ULTRAMAN have been replaced by the less intelligent, even cheaper productions like MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, in which the heros are the kids themselves, fighting against villians which are more comedic than threatening. Perhaps shows from earlier eras were more violent (the ULTRAMAN shows which were released in the U.S. were edited for violence), but, cheap as they were, they were also more dramatic, with a greater sense of peril and heroism. Oh well ...