And the order of broadcasting didn’t match the one of production.
In the case of “Ultraman,” the producers tried to keep some of the episodes in stock by shooting them in advance.
So the episodes of “Ultraman” in the early stage didn’t match the order of broadcasting.
And Episode 1 of “Ultraman” was the ninth episode in order of production.
And it was shot after Episode 8 featuring Red King and Chandlar.
I think that’s why Ultraman Eve Festival hastily plotted and produced had them appear on the stage.
Shooting an initial episode seems to be a Tsuburaya way including “Ultra Seven.”
It’s intended to shoot the first episode after the cast members got used to the shooting set.
Despite some of the episodes in stock, the broadcasting started to catch up with the shooting soon.
And the delay of shooting was gradually becoming serious.
Finally, it became clear that, if that went on, the production might miss the deadline for broadcasting.
That’s why “Ultraman” had to end with 39 episodes in spite of great popularity.
It’s said that the delay was caused partly because Eiji Tsuburaya, who stuck to the quality of a product, demanded retakes without hesitation.
The expert crew also tried to meet his demand with professionalism.
I think that’s one of the reasons why Early Ultra Series still remain so popular and highly evaluated even today.