13 January 2007

Choices, Choices

The Alien,



or The Superhero?


That's been the burning question most nights around here lately (well, the nights that I'm not working, anyway). Courtesy of Netflix, we have been able to choose between Season 2 of Project Runway and Season 1 of Ultraman. Both are multi-disc offerings, so we've been alternating between the two for about a month now.

Project Runway - or 'Runway Club', as David likes to call it - is fun, and we are really loving to hate that prick Santino and all, but I was so very excited to find Ultraman. I used to LOVE this show when it first aired in the US back in the early '70's, and this is the first I've seen it in about 34 years.

As a 3-year-old, I just remember it being cool that Ultraman could shoot rays by making a cross with his arms. Watching it now, I love it for its camp value - the whole low budget aspect of it is just fabulous fun. Couple that with the low production value of the DVD - the soundtrack switches from dubbed English, to subtitles, to straight-up Japanese seemingly at random and with no regard for the purported settings - and it's guaranteed to entertain every time. I highly recommend.

4 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

I remember UltraMan!!! I haven't thought of that show in years...

knitnzu said...

I am so going to have to find this Ultraman....I remember Lost in Space, Batman (with Adam West-KaPow), and the like, but I must've been deprived...no ultraman.

knitnzu said...

Hey, just thought I'd let you know that after reading your 6 weird things I was inspired to do some internet research on my own birthmark and slightly webbed toes. I tell ya, there is nothing like the internet to make you be grateful for the small oddities you have versus the disastrous conditions that are out there for the same things.

Liz said...

Oh, we were so on pins and needles last season with the runway-ness ...oh, the drama...oh, my. All ended well, of course, as in fairy tales all things do. As it should be.