ULTRAMAN GETS A REWRITE! John Douglas on Scripting Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

Santa Clarita resident John Douglas has worked in the entertainment industry in various capacities, but it was on the American-produced Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1993) where he arguably made his greatest contribution. Although his most obvious credit was penning two of the show’s episodes (“A Quartet of Creatures” and ”The DaDa Effect”), this interview reveals … Continue reading ULTRAMAN GETS A REWRITE! John Douglas on Scripting Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

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THE ULTIMATE DIRECTOR! King Wilder on Directing America’s Take on Ultraman!

King Wilder may have directed all 13 episodes of the made-in-America series Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1993), but his involvement in the entertainment industry stretches far beyond that. Born in Los Angeles in 1958, Mr. Wilder lived most of his early life in Long Island, New York. In 1986, he secured a job as location … Continue reading THE ULTIMATE DIRECTOR! King Wilder on Directing America’s Take on Ultraman!

REMEMBERING ULTRAMAN: THE ULTIMATE HERO! Producer Julie Avola on Bringing Japan’s Greatest Hero Stateside!

Julie Avola served as producer on Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (a.k.a. Ultraman Powered), a 13-episode series produced in 1993 by Tsuburaya Productions. Prior to her involvement on the only American-made Ultraman program, Ms. Avola did post-production work on such films as Troll (1986), Rawhead Rex (1986), Puppet Master (1989), and Robot Jox (1990). She also co-produced … Continue reading REMEMBERING ULTRAMAN: THE ULTIMATE HERO! Producer Julie Avola on Bringing Japan’s Greatest Hero Stateside!

SHE’S A WINR! Actress Robyn Bliley Shares Her Memories of Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

Robyn Bliley starred as Julie Young, a member of the monster-fighting WINR team, in the American-made series Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero in 1993. Her other television credits include: Weird Science, Step by Step, Murphy Brown, Night Stand with Dick Dietrick, and Beverly Hills 90210. More recently, she has worked behind the camera as a producer and director. … Continue reading SHE’S A WINR! Actress Robyn Bliley Shares Her Memories of Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

DEFENDING THE EARTH! Actor Jonathan Legg Remembers Shooting Godzilla: Final Wars!

American-born Jonathan Legg is an actor and model who has worked on both sides of the Pacific. When he lived in Japan, Mr. Legg appeared in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) as an Earth Defense Force soldier. In 2007, Mr. Legg shared his memories of the shoot with Brett Homenick. Brett Homenick: How did you get involved … Continue reading DEFENDING THE EARTH! Actor Jonathan Legg Remembers Shooting Godzilla: Final Wars!

RAISING KANE! Actor Kane Kosugi on His Tokusatsu Roles!

Master martial artist Kane Kosugi has enjoyed a prolific film career in both Japan and the United States. Having appeared in films like Cat’s Eye (1997), Zero Woman (1995), DOA: Dead Or Alive (2006), and Pray for Death (1985), Mr. Kosugi has entertained audiences on both sides of the Pacific with his martial arts prowess … Continue reading RAISING KANE! Actor Kane Kosugi on His Tokusatsu Roles!