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!

HOW TO MAKE ULTRAMAN! Kevin Hudson on His Experience Creating Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

Kevin Hudson is one of Hollywood's leading visual effects artists whose impressive career runs the gamut of decades. Mr. Hudson’s SFX credits include: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Batman Returns (1992), Contact (1997), Stuart Little (1999), The Polar Express (2004), Superman Returns (2006), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). In 2017, Mr. Hudson made … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE ULTRAMAN! Kevin Hudson on His Experience Creating Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero!

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!

LIVING THE DREAM! Wes Caefer’s Journey into Japanese Monster SFX!

Wes Caefer has lived the dream of many G-fans. Having grown up on Godzilla films, he eventually became involved in the movie business as a special effects technician and worked on such projects as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-96), Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1995), and Godzilla (1998). In 2007, Mr. Caefer took a fond look back at … Continue reading LIVING THE DREAM! Wes Caefer’s Journey into Japanese Monster SFX!

SPEED RACER MEETS GODZILLA! Peter Fernandez Reflects on His Storied Career as Voice Acting’s Leading Writer-Director!

Writer/director/voice actor Peter Fernandez (1927-2010) has never appeared in a Godzilla film, but in the 1960s and '70s, his voice graced many of them. Mr. Fernandez not only voice-acted in many Toho sci-fi films such as Mothra (1961), Godzilla vs. the Thing (1964), and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966), he also wrote and directed many of … Continue reading SPEED RACER MEETS GODZILLA! Peter Fernandez Reflects on His Storied Career as Voice Acting’s Leading Writer-Director!

A LIFE IN PERFECT SYNC! Corinne Orr on Her Prolific Voice-Acting Career!

Corinne Orr is an accomplished voice actress who found fame by lending her voice to such popular anime programs as Speed Racer (1967-68) and Marine Boy (1969-71). But she’s also well-known among Japanese monster movie fans for providing the voices of children in numerous kaiju films. Ms. Orr can be heard voicing young characters in such … Continue reading A LIFE IN PERFECT SYNC! Corinne Orr on Her Prolific Voice-Acting Career!

WILL ROBINSON ON ULTRAMAN! Sci-Fi Icon Bill Mumy on the Japanese Kaiju Genre!

Bill Mumy’s memorable credits in the science fiction genre include the Lost in Space TV series (as Will Robinson), the “It’s a Good Life” episode of the original Twilight Zone, and (of particular interest to readers of Vantage Point Interviews) Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero. Mr. Mumy, a longtime Godzilla fan, discussed his association with the … Continue reading WILL ROBINSON ON ULTRAMAN! Sci-Fi Icon Bill Mumy on the Japanese Kaiju Genre!

CELEBRATING THE “HAPPY” DAYS! Actor Yasuhiko Saijo Opens Up About Ultra Q and Toho!

Yasuhiko Saijo (born on February 20, 1939) is a Japanese actor who began his career at Toho Studios in 1957. A graduate of Seijo University, Mr. Saijo played a major role in changing Japanese television when he was cast as one of the three leads in the groundbreaking TV series Ultra Q (1966), which went … Continue reading CELEBRATING THE “HAPPY” DAYS! Actor Yasuhiko Saijo Opens Up About Ultra Q and Toho!

JOHN FASANO ON GODZILLA! The Big G’s Best Friend in Tinseltown Reminisces About His Favorite Kaiju and More!

John Fasano, the writer of such hit films as Another 48 Hrs., Alien 3, Darkness Falls, Tombstone, and AVP: Alien vs. Predator, was one of Hollywood's busiest writer-directors, but it may surprise you to learn that he had also been a Godzilla fan since childhood. It was this love of the genre that ultimately led … Continue reading JOHN FASANO ON GODZILLA! The Big G’s Best Friend in Tinseltown Reminisces About His Favorite Kaiju and More!