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The Underground Super Express Goes West
Ultra Q, Episode 10
M1 Q
Air date 03/05/1966
Screenplay by Hiroyasu Yamaura
Kitao Senzoku
Directed by Toshihiro Ijima
Special skill director Tohru Matoba
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The Underground Super Express Goes West (地底超特急西へ Chitei Chōtokkyū Nishi e?) is the 10th episode of Ultra Q.

Plot

Yuriko and Ippei are passangers on the inaugural voyage of the Inazuma; a futuristic bullet train leaving New Tokyo Station for North Kyushu. Mistaking it for Yuriko's case, Ippei accidently brings along the high-pressure container which houses Dr. Aikawa's artifical lifeforrn, M1. The lifeform, which primarily exists in a jelly-like state, becomes active when carelessly exposed to a photographer's flashbulb. While stowed in the Inazuma's engine room, rapid cell division occurs, evolving M1 into a gorilla-like being. M1 frightens the crew and playfully toys with the equipment in the abandoned engine room, damaging the train's electronic brain. With the Inazuma speeding out of control, the conductor separates the passenger car from the engine, leaving M1 inside the engine room. However, a young stowaway named Itachi is also trapped with the panicky M1 in the engine car, now speeding toward destruction. At the last terminal, the Inazuma's maiden voyag'e ends in fiery disaster; Itachi and M1, however, having hidden in a storage locker, are safely launched into orbit!

Monsters

  • M1 (First appearance)

DVD Release

  • Ultra Q Volume 3 features episodes 9-12, & Total Natural Color Blu-Ray Volume 3 Features Episodes 8-11.


Trivia

  • An insect like creature known as M2 is seen early in the episode. 
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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