New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:03 pm

hahaha, told ya you're in for some fun. :P It's a really good show.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby DannyBeane » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:28 am

So I've gotten caught up on Geed and I was absolutely loving the show until just after belial showed up. That was an excellent episode, but all the episodes after that feel like filler episodes or just have very generic stories. That said, the monster action was still top notch. I loved the kaiju that fired beams that turned into blackholes. I'm excited for the final episode. This will be the first of the modern Ultra shows that I have completed. Ultraman X is next on the table!
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Specium Ray » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:42 am

That poor Galaxy Mart guy.... when is he going to get a proper store again? It's been six months, he seems to have steady business. This pop-up thing might be trendy but that ain't going to fly once Winter settles in.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Zack Metoyer » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:43 pm

Thank God that's over. What an incompetent ending to a lazy series.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Moonlight SY-3 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:27 am

Zack Metoyer wrote:Thank God that's over. What an incompetent ending to a lazy series.

Hmmm...obviously a case of “your mileage may vary”, since I loved the show and thought the finale was great. X/Orb/Geed really brought the series back to excellence after the horrible Ginga fiasco.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Mac » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:21 am

Zack Metoyer wrote:Thank God that's over. What an incompetent ending to a lazy series.


Agreed. The new series have always made compromises for commercialization, but Geed tipped the scales. Just very mechanically structured to sell toys.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Rody » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:50 pm

Moonlight SY-3 wrote:
Zack Metoyer wrote:Thank God that's over. What an incompetent ending to a lazy series.

Hmmm...obviously a case of “your mileage may vary”, since I loved the show and thought the finale was great. X/Orb/Geed really brought the series back to excellence after the horrible Ginga fiasco.

I thought X and Orb were good, but Geed was a very mixed bag for me. I'm not sure what that ending was.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Specium Ray » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:29 pm

I have to go back and rewatch, probably about half the episodes I was distracted by other things. There were things I did not like compared to Orb and X, but I did not think it was a bad show. I really liked the ending, I loved the battle between Geed and Belial, and how Geed basically defeated him with
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. I would have liked it a little bit more if I believed for a second that Belial was gone for good.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Sun May 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Finally have had time to sit down and start this show. We just watched up to episode 12 and it has been great thus far. Taking a little dinner break, but episode 13 is sounding like it is going to be a clip show, so we will just skip it and go right to 14.

I have to say I got a laugh out of how long the first Zero Beyond transformation was. For a moment there I thought they snuck a toy commercial into the stream. The King Joe/Zetton form of the author was pretty cool.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby klen7 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:07 pm

i've heard some pretty mixed reactions on Geed, but I really liked it. I think Zero and Leito really elevated the show for me... and yes the Zero Beyond transformation was so ridiculous i was grinning like an idiot the whole way through. I think the second half of the season could be reordered a bit to maintain the tension better, but I am definitely on board for R/B from the same team
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Sun May 13, 2018 11:55 pm

So far I see nothing wrong with the show. Sure, it isn't as good as Orb (it has yet to have an episode that matches the Black Star Coffee), but it's still a solid show overall. My only problem with it is that so far Belial is all talk and no show. He's quite lackluster as far as villains go.

Episodes 14 and 15 were really good, probably the best ones thus far. Moa is turning into being my favorite character with Zero/Leito in second.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby klen7 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:49 am

i did pick up the Max Toy sofubi of Alien Pega and a glitter infused Bullmark Belial

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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Tue May 15, 2018 11:33 pm

I've been meaning to ask this but always forget and since Dada was featured in Geed, I figured I'd ask here. Is Dada like the Quentessons from Transformers, just with their other faces covered? Like in the original show he had three faces, but they never showed how or why it switched and the size of what looks to be hair seems to match what could be his other faces covered by some sort of armor.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Wed May 16, 2018 11:38 pm

So we watched episodes 16-20 tonight and I have some mixed feelings. Sixteen and 17 were great, but they felt like they should have been the grand finale of the series. None of the three episodes we watched after it felt all that impressive. I also instantly hate the Misery lady. Not only does she make no sense, she feels tacked on while also being poorly acted. The fights also don't feel as grand suddenly and I'm already tired of Geed's king form. They're not bad by any means, and the one with Geryon was interesting (though, he seemed A LOT weaker than his Ultra Seven counterpart), but I feel like these episodes were tacked on.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby klen7 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:19 pm

^ it all comes together more or less, but thats what I meant earlier about reordering some of the second half of the series.

I think the most important thing about the King form is that it shows its viable to have Ultra's fighting with capes. Lets have a caped ultra!
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby RichCo » Sat May 19, 2018 12:56 pm

klen7 wrote:i did pick up the Max Toy sofubi of Alien Pega and a glitter infused Bullmark Belial

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THose are both badass! I s there a cheaper figure of Pega for those of us with more modest means?
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby klen7 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:41 pm

As far as I know this is the only Pega out currently
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby lhb412 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:48 pm

I had no idea that Bullmark was putting out current Ultra figures! Dagnabit, I may have to buy some.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby klen7 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:51 pm

Yehhhhh... I kinda had to get Zero and Orb Origin (better looking suit imho)...
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Sun May 20, 2018 10:02 pm

We just finished Geed and those last five episodes were quite good. A solid ending to what was a good show in the end despite it losing some steam for a few episodes. The Misery girl was unneeded and the "plot twist" with her felt forced, but I can let that slide for a well done final showdown.

If I were to rank the latest Ultra series, it would go:

1. Orb
2. Geed
3. X
4. Ginga

My favorite episode(s) is the two parter that dealt with Moa and the AIB dudes. My least favorite is easily the one after Belial's defeat that introduced the lady who wanted to know all about Rei.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby klen7 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:53 am

^ i think i agree with those rankings. I feel like maybe X would be higher because i enjoyed it a lot when i first watched it, but that may have been more about it being a competent entry after Ginga and an absence. In hindsight, the early armors and the spark dolls never really gelled with me.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Mon May 21, 2018 9:10 am

X I liked, but I felt it had a lot of missed opportunities, especially when it came to the scientists. It also doesn't help that I watched it directly after Orb.
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