Si Shaider at ang panty ni Annie (Shaider and Annie’s underwear)
I guess almost everyone who watch local television are now aware that GMA-7 was able to get permission from Toei to make a sequel of some sorts to the 1984 Japanese TV series “Shaider”. The modernized Shaider will be entitled Zaido (the network wasn’t able to get permission to use the original name) and will center around the descendants of the orginal hero. Dennis Trillo and Starstruck winners Marky Cielo and Aljur Abrenica are cast as cousins who will don different colored costumes of the “Pulis Pangkalawakan”. Dennis will be in blue, Marky in green and Aljur in red (reminiscent of Bioman?).
I’m a fan of the original Japanese series. I’m guessing that most Pinoy kids who were alive in the 80’s either had a crush on Alexis or were looking forward to a glimpse of Annie’s underwear. I was actually a bit shocked to find out that actor Hiroshi Tsuburaya (Shaider) died of liver cancer on June 2001 while actress Naomi Morinaga (Annie) now works as a J-porn actress. I couldn’t believe it at first until I actually saw a picture of her showing more than her underwear…
I also found out recently that Babaylan Ida (God Officer Poe in the original Jap version) is actually a transvestite. I assumed as a kid that Ida was a female who just happened to have a deep voice. Her–or rather HIS–line “Time Space Warp…Ngayon din!” is probably the most popular and well-remembered dialogue from the the series. I heard that Eat Bulaga’s Paolo Ballesteros will reprise the role.
Fans like myself are eager for Shaider’s comeback. As Ederic so eloquently put it: “Muling salubungin si Shaider! Time-space warp, ngayon din!”
All together now: UM-SHIGI-SHIGI-WAKA-SHIGI-UUUWA-SHIGI-SHIGI!For more information and trivia on Shaider, click here.