Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot

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  • 1967
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.8  (519)

The classic science-fiction television series, Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, detail the accounts of a young boy who stumbles across a giant robot being designed for global destruction alongside other giant monsters. Johnny is given access to the robot by its creator who was captured by the evil organization, Gargoyle. The scientist who created the robot is shot and killed, but in his last moments detonates an atomic blast which provides power to the robot so that Johnny can escape. The Japanese series original title was Giant Robot and was created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. It was produced by Toei Company Ltd and was broadcast on TV Asahi. The show ran from October, 1967 to April of 1968, airing in the United States for the first time in 1969. It totaled 26 episodes and was eventually dubbed in english and developed by American International Television through Reuben Guberman. Along with the title of the show, many other translations changed when being distributed for American Television, including the organization known as Big Fire, which would be changed to Gargoyle. Each episode Gargoyle would release a monster to cause destruction for which Johnny and his robot would have to stop. Because of his unique control of the robot Johnny was given an invitation to a secret peace-keeping organization known as Unicorn. Mitsunobu Kaneko, who played Johnny Sokko, retired from acting not long after the series ended and passed away in 1997. The violence of the series was new to the American viewers due to the fact that it was not edited for content as much as other Japanese exports had been. It wasn't anything different than what Japan was already broadcasting at the time.

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The Last Of Emperor Guillotine
5. The Last Of Emperor Guillotine
January 2, 1967
Tokyo and the entire Earth is lying in peace. But there is deep in the hearts of the people a faint foreboding that something terrible might happen. EMPEROR GUILLOTINE is still bent on invading the Earth and there could be the decisive battle to be fought. Japan Branch of Unicorn is feeling uneasy. The first suspicious move caught is a wireless wave of an odd frequency. It comes from a nearby building. The Unicorn men break into the building and into the room but there is nothing but a small wireless apparatus. It is a trap.
Drakulon, Creature Of Doom
4. Drakulon, Creature Of Doom
January 1, 1967
U13, member of the Japan Branch of Unicorn, is on night patrol. At the entrance of a town he picks up a girl who is half frantic with fright. The girl explains that all the people of the town are dead. So it is. The street is littered with corpses. He shouts but there is no response. A door opens. He enters thinking that someone should be inside alive. He finds an old man who introduces himself as a vampire. U13 tries to run away, but his escape is blocked by the girl he had left in the car. The girl now has the vampire look.
Dr. Eingali, Master Of Evil
3. Dr. Eingali, Master Of Evil
January 1, 1967
U7, member of Japan Branch of Unicorn, is the one who controls the gigantic GIANT ROBO with the wrist-watch controller microphone. One day, he receives from his father a parcel as a birthday gift. It is a kit for constructing a man-size robot. But the actual sender of the gift is PROFESSOR GURAMA whose home is a 4th dimensional nebula. The robot is completed. And, when U7 puts the switch in to animate it, a sudden change comes over the robot. There is, facing U7, another U7, exactly the same self to the last detail. The new U7 grabs the control wrist-watch. Just then, other members of the Unicorn come to see U7, and find two U7s, each claiming that he is the real U7.
Hydrazona, A Terrifying Bacteria
2. Hydrazona, A Terrifying Bacteria
January 1, 1967
Tokyo's night sky is hit with flood of headlights flowing through the veins of elevated speedways. But below, the ground is dark and gloomy. From a manhole, a large blotch of black liquid oozes out and starts climbing one of the giant pillars supporting the speedway. Where it touches, the steel rots and softens like a sponge. The speedway crashes down, cars tumble in heaps and burn. The black ooze is HYDROZOON, the micro bean monster that eats up metal. Skyscrapers and towers crumble down. Tokyo is in turmoil.
Metron, The Mysterious Space Man
1. Metron, The Mysterious Space Man
January 1, 1967
A saucer-shaped spaceship approaches Earth, and heads for Tokyo. It lands on a forested hill not very far from the city. But it is discovered lying harmlessly awkward. Two Unicorn men enter the hatch, and find a creature beamed down on the floor under the fallen control panel. They drag out the creature. It is no human being. It has three eyes. The creature is grateful for being rescued, and offers the men small pills which it claims is space food that would support a man without food for a year. But as soon as they take the pills, they fall stiffened like stone.
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The classic science-fiction television series, Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, detail the accounts of a young boy who stumbles across a giant robot being designed for global destruction alongside other giant monsters. Johnny is given access to the robot by its creator who was captured by the evil organization, Gargoyle. The scientist who created the robot is shot and killed, but in his last moments detonates an atomic blast which provides power to the robot so that Johnny can escape.

The Japanese series original title was Giant Robot and was created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. It was produced by Toei Company Ltd and was broadcast on TV Asahi. The show ran from October, 1967 to April of 1968, airing in the United States for the first time in 1969. It totaled 26 episodes and was eventually dubbed in english and developed by American International Television through Reuben Guberman. Along with the title of the show, many other translations changed when being distributed for American Television, including the organization known as Big Fire, which would be changed to Gargoyle.

Each episode Gargoyle would release a monster to cause destruction for which Johnny and his robot would have to stop. Because of his unique control of the robot Johnny was given an invitation to a secret peace-keeping organization known as Unicorn. Mitsunobu Kaneko, who played Johnny Sokko, retired from acting not long after the series ended and passed away in 1997.

The violence of the series was new to the American viewers due to the fact that it was not edited for content as much as other Japanese exports had been. It wasn't anything different than what Japan was already broadcasting at the time.

Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1967.

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  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1967
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (519)