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First (and only) appearances of the Shiratori, the Science Patrol's deep space vessel that travels to Space Station V2, and the SP-7T Space Tank.
In one scene, the alien Mefilas (Akushitsu Uchuujin Mefirasu-Seijin) reanimates three former foes of Ultraman and the Science Patrol: Kemurian, Zarab and the Baltan. The Science Patrol recognize all three and states their names, despite the fact that Kemurian does not appear until the final episode of the series, and then as a Zettonian, not as Kemur.
For the scenes in the control room at Science Patrol Headquarters, the breath of the actors are clearly visible. They must have kept it very cold in the studio while filming.
In this episode, we learn that Ide was an orphan.
The inscription on the plaque of Jamila's grave:
1960 - 1993
LE GUERRIER QUI S'EST
SACRIFIE EN QUIETE D'IDEAL
POUR L'HUMANITE AIN SI QUE
POUR LE PROGRES
(The soul of a warrior who died for man's dreams and the advancement of science rests here)
In this episode, we see the actual year the series is supposed to be taking place, on Jamila's grave marker: 1993.
(Scientific implausibility): Hayata takes a space walk to spy on the Zagreb alien, but he never puts on a spacesuit andthe space helmet he wears does not have an airtight seal, yet he suffers no effects of decompression.
This episode alludes to the Possibility that Hoshini knows Hayata is Ultraman (Hoshino brings the beta capsule with him to free Hayata and seems to know what it is for).
In the scene where the glowing Baltan ship is releasing scores of flying Baltan creaatures over a Japanese shopping center, none of the patrons entering or exiting the building react in any way or even seem to notice there is an alien invasion taking place.
While putting out the fire at the oil refinery, a water hose that was used to create Ultraman's "ultra current" spray is visible behind him in some scenes.
In a rare moment for the series, Ultraman, after slaying the monster Jirass, places it's torn-off neck frill back upon its body as a gesture of respect and offers a brief moment of silence before flying away. This sign of respect was never shown with any other monster in the series. This was due to Bin Furuya, the suit actor for Ultraman, being a former apprentice of Haruo Nakajima, the original suit actor for Godzilla (and who played Jirass in this episode).
This is the only episode where we hear Ultraman laugh.
In the US version, the characters Captain Toshio "Cap" Muramatsu and Mitsuhiro Ide's names are changed to Captain Mura and Ito, respectively.
Peter Fernandez and Corrine Orr, who provided the voices for the English language version of Ultraman, were among the same team that also did the voice-overs for Speed Racer (1967).
Bin Furaya who plays Ultraman himself in the series would later go on to play Amagi of the Ultra Garrison in the series Ultraseven.