Sunday, March 30, 2008

Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot

NBC Universal and News Corp. launched a new streaming video site,, and it features free, advertiser-supported video streaming content of many classic TV shows and movies, etc. While the site is loaded with gems (This WKRP episode jumped out at me right away), I just wanted to showcase the availability of nine episodes of JOHNNY SOKKO AND HIS FLYING ROBOT.

Originally called Giant Robo in Japan, it was dubbed, retitled brilliantly and imported to the U.S. in 1969. It features a ten year old boy named Johnny Sokko that has watch that allows him to control a giant robot that battles various monsters and bad guys. He also wears a suit with short pants, but don't let that fool you – he often packs a gun and has a few shootouts with the evil Gargoyle Gang.

Check it out!

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