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July 12, 2014 6:19 PM   Subscribe

Japanese Doctor Who (SLYT). A highlight clip from the long-running tokusatsu series which featured a multitude of actors, in addition to a variety of period costumes and wood-and-resin models, and location shots mostly based in a public park or rock quarry. The program's haunting soundtrack can be heard in the later portion of the piece.
posted by Smart Dalek (16 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pertwee’s Venusian Aikido was better.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:40 PM on July 12 [2 favorites]


Great and powerful, Metafilter! Tell me if this is fake vintage or real. It is awesome, but something about it makes me think it was made recently and then vintage-ized.
posted by selfnoise at 6:42 PM on July 12 [5 favorites]


Well, it makes apparent both the sonic and the screwdriver aspects of the sonic screw sword.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:59 PM on July 12 [1 favorite]


Better than Season 7!

(I kid, I kid)
posted by davros42 at 6:59 PM on July 12 [1 favorite]


I'm partial to the anime, myself.
posted by BungaDunga at 7:35 PM on July 12 [4 favorites]


The Sonic Sword melody is actually really clever, a reference to both the Second Doctor and the Green Ranger.
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:36 PM on July 12 [2 favorites]


Original Vimeo page?
posted by XMLicious at 7:48 PM on July 12


Yeah, AFAIK that's the original page. They did a good job, but it wasn't convincing (not that I think they were trying to be 100% convincing). It did remind me of "Kikaida," in the same unironically goofy sort of way, so well done overall!
posted by wintersweet at 7:52 PM on July 12


LinkedIn pages for some of the people in the credits on the Vimeo page mention a "Japanese Doctor Who parody video" collaborative project and link to the YT video in the OP, so the pretense that it was found footage isn't even someone trying to rip it off, that would seem to be a promotional thing. The same LinkedIn pages say that it was made in London in May of this year.
posted by XMLicious at 8:01 PM on July 12


I would have awarded this infinite points if it had included a Hayakawa Dalek reference.
posted by zamboni at 8:28 PM on July 12 [2 favorites]


Well, it makes apparent both the sonic and the screwdriver aspects of the sonic screw sword.

I once read a Japanese mystery novel where the killer was doing his wicked deeds by misusing electronic music, so there is that.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:53 AM on July 13


the long-running tokusatsu series

I initially misread this as a tonkatsu series, and was intrigued.
posted by Dr Dracator at 4:10 AM on July 13


tonkatsu series

Is that what they mean by chop-socky?
posted by zamboni at 4:21 AM on July 13 [1 favorite]


Better than "Let's Kill Hitler", but that's an extremely low hurdle to clear.
posted by Legomancer at 4:51 AM on July 13


Better than Season 7!

(I kid, I kid)


No, you don't.
posted by bicyclefish at 7:30 AM on July 13 [1 favorite]


Tell me if this is fake vintage or real.

I vote the former. There's something too sharp and clear and non-gritty about the quality that says to me that it's something made...not in the 70s. Maybe last year, even. Stuff from that era is almost always scratchy, over saturated, over contrasty, etc.
posted by zardoz at 5:45 PM on July 13


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