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Ultraman: Towards the Future (also known as Ultraman the Great) is another of the many Ultraman live action tokusatsu shows. This series was produced in Australia and lasted 13 episodes, six of which focused on the "Goudes Threat" story arc. One change to Ultraman's abilities is that he can only remain transformed for 3 minutes, due to the planet Earth's high levels of pollution (the show was produced during a time of heavy environmentalism and carried such a message in all of its episodes).

The series begins with Jack and Stanely taking the first manned trip to Mars. It is on the red planet that the massive slug, Goudes is revealed. Ultraman arrives to defeat him but is knocked out. With the two humans in serious trouble (one pinned in a rockslide and their ship exploded by Goudes), Ultraman rises up and nearly destroys the slug; Goudes turns into an earthbound virus. The Goudes virus then spreads, making as well as awakening monsters. Ultraman needs a human host to defend earth, joining with Jack and the Universal Multipurpose Agency to do so.

Later on, a stronger Goudes arrives, imprisoning Ultraman. However, Jack reasons with the creature; if Goudes corrupts everything, he will be left with nothing else. Goudes is then defeated for good. The rest of the series continues with heavy environmental themes, with monsters usually originated from issues of human pollution.

The series ends with three powerful kaiju appearing in quick succession. These kaiju: Kilazee, Kodalar, and even the planet Earth itself, seeks to destroy humanity for its abuse of nature. Although Ultraman is thwarted by Kodalar, Jack Shindo lives on and helps the destruction of Kodalar by directing the humans to use an ancient disc, reflecting Kodalar's power on itself and destroying it. While the humans deal with Kodalar, Ultraman makes short work of Kilazee and send the kaiju into space, splitting himself from Jack. The destruction of Kodalar and Kilazee sates the Earth's rage, giving humanity a chance to fix the planet.

Saturdays at 07:00 am et/pt on FOX on FOX
1 Season, 17 Episodes
January 4, 1992
Drama
6.7/10
Cast: Gia Carides
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Ultraman: Towards the Future Full Episode Guide

  • Kodalar attacks; the UMA must use an artifact to reflect its own attack back at it.

  • Kodalar attacks; the UMA must use an artifact to reflect its own attack back at it.

  • Something is poisoning the ocean. Ultraman must battle its greatest foe.

  • Earth is playing host to some unexpected visitors.

  • Dr. Krankstein has developed a biosphere at the University, but is the world ready for the Doctor's plan?

  • Drought ravages the landscape. Insects reach plague proportions, immune to pesticides. Decades of toxic chemical use have left a deadly legacy.

  • Local citizens are concerned that a new road could mean the destruction of one of the city's last great stands of virgin forest. But little do they know, all the secrets that will be unlocked.

  • Infected by the Goudes virus, Jean Echo lies in a coma, clinging to life. Can Jack Shindo save her?

  • Infected by the Goudes virus, Jean Echo lies in a coma, clinging to life. Can Jack Shindo save her?

  • Stanley has returned from Mars, but Jack senses something isn't right. Ultraman battles Barrangas.

  • In the Australian outback, two hunters accidentally unleash a force they could never have dreamed of.

  • Gerugadon is summoned by a young boy's discovery.

  • Gerugadon is summoned by a young boy's discovery.

  • The Earth is in danger. As the Alien Goudes virus spreads cells cluster in the upper atmosphere, changing the Earth's climate. Slowly, the temperatures warm and the polar ice caps begin to melt unlocking the secrets of the past.

  • On a mission to Mars, two astronauts witness a battle between Ultraman and the monster Gudis

  • On a mission to Mars, two astronauts witness a battle between Ultraman and the monster Gudis

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