A time where "Monsters" visited our world and the only thing between us and them was an occasional super hero or "Ultra Warrior."
There have been quite a few "Ultra Warriors" but Eiji Tsuburaya from Tsuburaya Productions, gets credit for creating one of my favorites; the original "Ultraman."
He was a pioneer in special effects who was responsible for bringing Godzilla to life in 1954. The original Ultraman show was preceded by a series called Ultra Q, a black-and-white 28-episode series very much like the original Outer Limits, although some compare it to today's The X-Files or The Twilight Zone.
Check out the book-Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters to learn more.
In case you don't remember the corny "Ultraman" series, here's a clip to remind you and take you back to a time where goofy monsters threatened our existence.
Wait a second.... Did Ultraman tickle that monster? That's sneaky!