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The Rainbow's Egg
Ultra Q, Episode 18
Pagosu
Air date 05/01/1966
Screenplay by Masahiro Yamada
Directed by Toshihiro Iijima
Special skill director Sadamasa Arikawa
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The Rainbow's Egg (虹の卵 Niji no Tamago?) is the 18th episode of Ultra Q.

Plot

Jun, Ippei and Yuriko investigate a hillside accident involving a truck that was transporting a uranium capsule. After rescuing the drivers, they learn that the monster Pagos had surfaced from underground, following the appearance of a mysterious rainbow, and caused the accident. When the rainbow appears again, Pagos rises and terrorizes a group of children that plays in the area. A young girl named Piko has discovered the uranium capsule, which she percieves to be the magical "rainbow's egg" that can grant wishes of healing. Piko has a particular fondness for an elderly woman named Tamiko, whom the children call "grandmother", and wants to use the egg's magic to help her walk again. Attracted to uranium, Pagos initially approaches the young girl as she struggles with her quarry, but is ultimately lured to a nearby atomic power plant instead. The monster attacks and devastates the plant before neo-neutron missiles can be launched against it. Pagos is drenched by the radioactive fallout from the exploding missiles and solidifies into rock. Crashing to the ground, the monster shatters apart and the mysterious rainbow disappears. Piko, however, is determined to present the "egg" to Tamiko and is reluctant to surrender it to Jun and the others. When Tamiko arrives, she is so overjoyed to find that Piko is safe, she rises from her wheelchair and miraculously begins to walk again!

Monsters

  • Pagos (First and only appearance)

DVD Release

Ultra Q Volume 5 Features episodes 17-20, & Total Natural Color DVD Volume 6 Features episodes 18-21.

Trivia

  • Originally Gomess was planned to appear in the episode in Pagos' place instead, however due to Tsuburaya being forced to return the Godzilla suit back to Toho Co. LTD, Pagos was created in its place thanks to the Baragon suit being loaned by Toho. The Baragon suit was also later adapted for the Ultraman monsters Neronga and Gabora.


Ultra Q
Episodes
Defeat Gomess! | Goro and Goroh | The Gift From Space | Mammoth Flower | Peguila is Here! | Grow Up! Little Turtle | S.O.S. Mount Fuji | Terror of the Sweet Honey | Baron Spider | The Underground Super Express Goes West | Balloonga | I Saw a Bird | Garadama | Tokyo Ice Age | Kanegon's Cocoon | Garamon Strikes Back | The 1/8 Project | The Rainbow's Egg | Challenge from the Year 2020 | The Undersea Humanoid Ragon | Space Directive M774 | Metamorphosis | Fury of the South Sea | The Idol of Goga | The Devil Child | Blazing Victory | The Disappearance of Flight 206 | Open Up!

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