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Mighty Jack
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Format: Science fiction, espionage, action
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: Hideaki Nitani, Hiroshi Minami, Jirō Yanagawa
Opening Theme: N/a
Ending Theme: N/a
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 13
Running Time 45 minutes (per episode)
Original Channel Fuji Television
Original Air Date April 6, 1968
Preceded by {{{Preceded by}}}
Succeeded by Fight! Mighty Jack
 

Mighty Jack (マイティジャック Maiti Jakku?) was a tokusatsu SF/espionage/action TV series. Created by Japanese effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya, the show was produced by Tsuburaya Productions. It was broadcast on Fuji TV from April 6, 1968 to June 29, 1968, every week on Saturday, from 20:00 to 20:56 with a total of 13 one-hour episodes. After broadcasting Episode 13, the show was renamed Fight Mighty Jack!, and 26 half-hour episodes aired from 9th July from 28th December every Saturday from 19:00 to 19:30 (JST)

OverviewEdit

The music for the episodes was done by Isao Tomita and Kunio Miyauchi. Reportedly, Eiji Tsuburaya considered this series his masterwork because the focus was on the people rather than on the vehicles and special effects (the show never had any monsters or aliens, as his more famous shows Ultra Q, Ultraman and Ultra Seven did.) This focus on the people was similar to the works of Gerry Anderson, of which Eiji was a big fan. The Mighty Jack mecha/HQ featured in this series also has some similarities to Eiji's previous TV masterpiece, Ultra Seven.

The original series of 13 one hour-long episodes, the ratings were low. The follow-up series, Fight! Mighty Jack, fared better in the ratings, perhaps because of its inclusion of monsters and aliens rather than purely human evil-doers like Q. The insignia of the titular heroic spy team has also become the current logo for Tsuburaya Productions. 

PlotEdit

"Mighty Jack" is a top-secret international peacekeeping organisation's 11 agents, established for the purpose of "defense", "construction" and "rescue". They fight the plots of the organisation known as "Q" with the technologically advanced flying Mighty-Gō, armed with an array of weapons. The show incorporated spy and mecha themes.

CastEdit


Mighty Jack in the USEdit

In 1986, American producer Sandy Frank took the first and sixth episodes of Mighty Jack (without any of the episodes that were released in between) and combined them into a dubbed, feature-length film of the same title. The movie gained its widest exposure in the United States when it was shown as a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode on Comedy Central (originally shown on the UHF station KTMA TV 23during the show's KTMA season). [1]

External linksEdit

Mystery Science Theater 3000Edit

ReferencesEdit

Shows and Films
Showa Series


Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultra Seven | The Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | The☆Ultraman | Ultraman 80


First phase of Heisei Series


Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia


Second phase of Heisei Series


Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | Shin Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle


Outside of Japan


Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero


OV・TVSP


Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb


Showa Movies


Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979 film) | Zoffy: The Ultra Warriors Vs The Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story


Heisei Movies


Ultra Q The Movie | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow | Revive!:Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna & Ultraman Gaia: Battle in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact (2001) | Ultraman Cosmos: The Blue Planet (2002) | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle | Ultraman The Next | Ultraman Mebius & The Ultra Brothers | The Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie: The Revenge of Belial | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! | Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman | Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds!


Other Series


Mighty Jack | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012
Anime


Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legends | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: Boys Invent Great Heroes | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai!

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