Can you guys help me find an episode/show/movie?

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Can you guys help me find an episode/show/movie?

Postby mechanicalhorizon » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:25 pm

I'm positive this was from a Japanese show/movie that was brought to the USA.

I remember watching it on (I think) WNUVTV 54 (or maybe channel 45) when I lived in Baltimore, MD sometime in the early 1980's.

It was in color (not colorized). The cast was all-Japanese and the show was from Japan, dubbed and brought to the USA.

There were a couple astronauts coming back to Earth in a reentry capsule, but when it was found and opened there were just two skeletons in it. One of them was holding a cube in it's hand. Anyone that touched the cube was reduced to a skeleton as well (this happened several times throughout the episode/movie.

That's mostly what I clearly remember. I thought it was an Ultraman episode, or maybe Jet Jaguar, but I've never been able to find it. I've re-watched all the Ultraman episodes from that time-frame and haven't found it.

I've also started watching Ambassador Magma (The Space Giants in the USA) but so far I haven't found it.

Anyone have any idea what show and episode or movie I'm talking about? I've tried a few other sites with no luck so far.
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Re: Can you guys help me find an episode/show/movie?

Postby mechanicalhorizon » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:38 pm

Wow, I thought this site would know for certain.

I guess I'll never find it.
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Re: Can you guys help me find an episode/show/movie?

Postby lhb412 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:43 pm

Not all the details match up, but the whole "spaceship returning to Earth and people turning into skeletons" bit, coupled with the fact that you say it's a Japanese superhero show leads me to believe that you're talkin' about episode 49 of Space Giants, the English dubbed version of the Japanese series Ambassador Magma.
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Re: Can you guys help me find an episode/show/movie?

Postby O.Supreme » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:59 pm

Wow that is amazingly specific. I hope it turns out to be correct. The only live action TV series from Japan that made it over were Ultraman, Space Giants, Specterman, and Johnny Sokko. I saw the first 3 as a kid, but never saw the last one until S!F released it on DVD, and admittedly I haven't seen all the episodes. I know enough about Ultraman to agree that the described events did not appear in that series. The good news is that narrows it down to 3 shows and only about 140 episodes of content. But I'd start with lhb412 suggestion.first
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