|Ultraman Max, Episode 8|
|Air date|| 08/20/2005
|Screenplay by||Sotaro Hayashi|
|Directed by||Kengo Kaji|
|Special skill director||Yuichi Kikuchi|
The Star Destroyer
The Dragon's Lover
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A meteorite lands and life signals are found inside it. Nobody can seem to catch the alien as it drains people's life energy, and Max is the only one left to stop it.
The episode opens with a surprise party for Kaito, however, it is interrupted by a satellite detecting a meteorite incoming. DASH deploys to change its course. The danger is quickly averted and a sample is brought back for study, and Professor Yukari Yoshinaga detects a life signal. The meteorite breaks open, both Sean and the Professor are hurt by Bugdalas, with a beam which draws life energy from a victim.
Elly finds an image from surveillance data and sends a location. Koba and Mizuki take one route, Kaito and the captain the other. Kaito finds a signal, and the captain shoots, causing the invisible monster to materialize. They bombard it with firepower, but the captain's energy is drained. They escape.
Elly detects the lifeform, and Mizuki goes to confront it. The Professor and Sean discover that Bugdalas has eggs inside of it. Kaito goes after her. Just in time, he arrives and hits it with a special shot, knocking it out. He learns Mizuki was also hit. The monster gets back up, and drains Kait's energy. It then grows to a giant form and flies off. Kaito pursues in DASH Bird 1, and manages to bring it down. However, the the kaiju manages to ground his plane, and he transforms.
Max defeats Bugdalas. Headquarters makes an antidote for the after effects of the beam, and Kaito's birthday is celebrated as the episode ends.
- Kaito Touma (トウマ・カイト Tōma Kaito?): Sōta Aoyama (青山 草太 Aoyama Sōta?)
- Shigeru Hijikata (ヒジカタ・シゲル Hijikata Shigeru?): Kai Shishido (宍戸 開 Shishido Kai?)
- Mizuki Koishikawa (コイシカワ・ミズキ Koishikawa Mizuki?): Hitomi Hasebe (長谷部 瞳 Hasebe Hitomi?)
- Kenjiro Koba (コバ・ケンジロウ Koba Kenjirō?): Nobuyuki Ogawa (小川 信行 Ogawa Nobuyuki?)
- Sean White (ショーン・ホワイト Shōn Howaito?): Sean Nichols (ショーン・ニコルス Shōn Nikorusu?)
- Elly (エリー Erī?): Hikari Mitsushima (満島 ひかり Mitsushima Hikari?)
- Kenzo Tomioka (トミオカ・ケンゾウ Tomioka Kenzō?): Susumu Kurobe (黒部 進 Kurobe Susumu?)
- Yukari Yoshinaga (ヨシナガ・ユカリ Yoshinaga Yukari?): Hiroko Sakurai (桜井 浩子 Sakurai Hiroko?)
- Ultraman Max (voice) (ウルトラマンマックス（声） Urutoraman Makkusu (koe)?): Kazuya Nakai (中井 和哉 Nakai Kazuya?)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon?): Shirō Sano (佐野 史郎 Sano Shirō?)
- Bugdalas (First and only appearance)
- This episode is a tribute to the Ultraman Leo episode "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - MAC Annihilated! The Flying Saucer Is a Living Creature."
- The episode was premiered on American television by TOKU on March 2, 2017
- Ultraman Max Volume 2 features episodes 7-10.