Let me resume talking about Akio Jissoji from where I stopped in my previous post about him.
I remember the design of Space Beast God (Uchu Jushin) “Gōdo” was drawn by Noriyoshi Ikeya some time ago and featured in a magazine covering tokusatsu-related figures although I failed to buy the magazine at that time (a figure of Gōdo based on the design and produced in limited quantity came out from a toy figure merchandiser Billiken Shokai then too).
At any rate, I have to say Jissoji and Uehara were so smart that they plotted an episode they thought would be almost impossible to be realized with so many kaiju and alien characters to be featured as it led to the people concerned allowing them to make whatever episode they wanted without spending too much money.
Moreover, it is ironically interesting to find the episodes “Nightmare On Planet 4” and “The Boy Who Cried Flying Saucer (Here Come Flying Saucers!)” are seen as sort of masterpieces of the Ultraseven episodes now.
Personally, I feel like it is good to find that the episode “15 Aliens+35 Kaijus” ended up being left unproduced as it could have spoiled the concept of the show Ultraseven with the theme “aliens’ invasion of the earth from outer space” separately from the preceding show Ultraman as the rejected episode was supposed to have the aliens and kaijus who had appeared in Ultraman and Ultraseven show up together as I still have a notion that they are two separate series with no world to be shared between them except both of the heroes happened to be from Nebula M78, Land of Light.
That having been said, on the other hand, it is true that I slightly wish I could have watched the characters from the both series appear in the same show not in the form of such a cheep-looking show as “Ultra Fight” even though I have to admit I realize the cheep-looking tokusatsu shows including “Ultra Fight” are also attractive in their own ways!