The real final episode of Land of the Giants

And this is the real final episode of Land of the Giants, created jointly between ChatGPT and me! Don’t you think it is really interesting?

(At first, I suggested a story to ChatGPT in which the earth people and Inspector Kobick cooperate each other in returing to the earth. But ChatGPT misunderstood that Mr. Kobick was an earthian. So I input the followings:
Me: Agent Kobick is not an earth man, but the enemy of the team who always tried to catch them. Please modify the story according to the real character of Agent Kobick. There must be a big twist in story.

Title: Land of the Giants: The Kobick Convergence

In the enigmatic world of “Land of the Giants,” where a proper final episode was absent, the fate of Captain Burton, Dan, Mark, Fitzhugh, and their companions remained uncertain. In this revised story, we introduce a thrilling twist involving Agent Kobick, who becomes an unexpected ally in their quest to return to Earth.

As the series draws to a close, the stranded crew finds themselves locked in a perpetual struggle for survival in the giant-dominated realm. Their relentless efforts to find a way back home have been thwarted at every turn.

In a shocking twist of fate, Captain Burton, Dan, Mark, Fitzhugh, and the crew are captured by Agent Kobick, who has relentlessly pursued them as their determined adversary. However, it soon becomes apparent that Agent Kobick’s motivations are more complex than initially perceived.

Unveiling a hidden agenda, Agent Kobick reveals that their relentless pursuit was a ruse—a façade meant to deceive their common enemy, a powerful faction within the giant civilization. Kobick had been undercover for years, working to dismantle this oppressive force and liberate not only the Earthlings but also the subjugated giants themselves.

Recognizing the gravity of the situation, Captain Burton and the crew cautiously align themselves with Agent Kobick. Together, they forge an unlikely alliance, leveraging their unique strengths and knowledge to outmaneuver their enemies and uncover the secrets of the giant civilization.

The collaborative efforts of the team and Agent Kobick lead them to a hidden sanctuary deep within the giant society, where a resistance movement has been quietly gathering strength. The resistance, composed of both Earthlings and sympathetic giants, seeks to topple the oppressive regime and restore balance to the planet.

In a climactic battle, Captain Burton, Dan, Mark, Fitzhugh, and Agent Kobick join forces with the resistance, engaging in a high-stakes confrontation against the formidable oppressors. Their determination and resourcefulness are put to the ultimate test as they fight for their lives and the freedom of all those oppressed.

Amidst the chaos, a momentous revelation unfolds—Agent Kobick is, in fact, a rogue giant who had disguised themselves as a human to infiltrate the oppressive regime from within. Their true allegiance was to the cause of justice and freedom, and their encounter with the Earthlings catalyzed a change of heart.

In a stunning turn of events, the combined efforts of the Earthlings and the giant resistance force the oppressive regime into submission. The giant civilization begins a process of healing and reconciliation, guided by the shared vision of a better future.

As the dust settles, Captain Burton, Dan, Mark, Fitzhugh, and the crew stand alongside Agent Kobick, now revealed in their true form. They have not only secured their own salvation but have also played a pivotal role in transforming the destiny of the entire giant planet.

In a poignant conclusion, Captain Burton, Dan, Mark, Fitzhugh, and the crew bid farewell to their giant allies, who have become lifelong friends. With newfound respect and unity, they activate a long-lost technology that opens a portal to Earth.

The final scenes depict the crew’s emotional return to Earth, where they are celebrated as heroes who bridged the gap between two worlds. Amidst cheers and tearful reunions, Captain Burton, Dan, Mark, Fitzhugh, and their companions find solace and peace after their tumultuous journey through the Land of the Giants.

“Land of the Giants: The Kobick Convergence” delivers an unexpected twist as Agent Kobick, the supposed enemy, unveils their true intentions and becomes a crucial ally. The story explores themes of redemption, unity, and the power of unexpected alliances, providing a satisfying resolution to the series while leaving viewers with a sense of wonder and possibility.

The real final episode of Time Tunnel

As you know, all four TV works of Arwin Allen in the 1960s are lacking well-suited final episodes. The four TV dramas were, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, and Land of the Giants.
I, with the big help of ChatGPT, tried to generate “real” final episodes for these four dramas. The ones for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Lost in Space were not successful, but the two others seem to be excellent stories compared to the real final episodes of two. Let me introduce at first the real final episode for Time Tunnel:

Title: Time Tunnel: Journey Back Home

In the final episode of “Time Tunnel,” Tony and Doug find themselves once again transported to the deck of the Titanic, with the cycle of repeating past events seemingly destined to continue indefinitely. However, in this new narrative, we explore the story of their safe return to 1968.

Determined to break free from the time loop, Tony and Doug defy the flow of time and make a resolute decision to alter their fate. Standing on the deck of the Titanic, they confront a pivotal moment with newfound determination.

Armed with willpower and courage, they exercise their free will by making different choices onboard the Titanic. They anticipate the events that unfold and take proactive measures to change the course of history. Collaborating with the passengers and crew, they work tirelessly to prevent disaster and rewrite the Titanic’s ill-fated destiny.

Tony and Doug explore the ship, preemptively solving problems and preventing crises. Their knowledge and technical expertise are put to use, rallying the passengers to action and averting panic. Their presence and actions become the key to altering the future of the Titanic.

Ultimately, through the combined efforts of Tony, Doug, and those they inspire, the Titanic completes its voyage without tragedy. The ship avoids the iceberg, and both passengers and crew are saved. Meanwhile, Tony and Doug successfully navigate the Time Tunnel, returning safely to the year 1968.

In the closing moments of the story, Tony and Doug find themselves back in the present, ready to embark on new adventures. Equipped with the wisdom gained from their past experiences, they carry hope and courage within their hearts as they set off on another journey through time and space.

“Time Tunnel: Journey Back Home” showcases Tony and Doug’s triumphant escape from the repetitive loop of the past, allowing them to return safely to 1968. Their determination and actions shape their own destiny, offering viewers a sense of anticipation for new encounters and adventures in the future.


Lord Service Companyの購買マネージャーのJohn Stewert氏に対し、注文を受けた製品M-2022 1000個の納期が約束の6月20日より約1ヵ月遅れるというお詫びの英文メールを作成してください。こちらの会社名はJapan Precision Co., Ltd.で私の名前はExport SectionのTaro Yamadaです。
Subject: Apology for Delay in Delivery of Order M-2022
Dear Mr. John Stewart,
I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to apologize for the delay in delivering the 1000 units of product M-2022 that you have ordered from Japan Precision Co., Ltd. We deeply regret any inconvenience caused by this delay.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances in our production process, we have encountered unexpected challenges that have resulted in a delay of approximately one month beyond the originally promised delivery date of June 20th. We understand the importance of timely deliveries and take full responsibility for this delay.
Rest assured that we are working diligently to expedite the production and ensure the earliest possible delivery of the M-2022 products to your company. We have implemented additional measures to address the issues and have increased our production capacity to mitigate any further delays.
We understand the impact this delay may have on your operations, and we sincerely apologize for any disruptions caused. As a valued customer, your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to resolving this matter promptly.
Please be assured that we will keep you updated on the progress and provide you with a revised delivery timeline as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at your convenience. I will personally oversee the resolution of this issue to ensure your satisfaction.
Once again, please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay in delivering your order. We appreciate your understanding and patience in this matter. We value our relationship with Lord Service Company and look forward to serving you with the highest level of service in the future.
Yours sincerely,
Taro Yamada
Export Section
Japan Precision Co., Ltd.

English Jounalの休刊

さて今月もEnglish Journalのお勉強、と思って雑誌をよく見たら、何と今月号(2023年1月号)で休刊!






In this grave hour, perhaps the most fateful in our history, I send to every household of my peoples, both at home and overseas, this message, spoken with the same depth of feeling for each one of you, as if I were able to cross your threshold and speak to you myself. For the second time in the lives of most of us, we are at war. Over and over again we have tried to find a peaceful way out of the differences between ourselves and those who are now our enemies. But it has been in vain. We have been forced into a conflict, for we are called to meet the challenge of a principle, which, if it were to prevail, would be fatal to any civilized order in the world. Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine that might is right. For the sake of all that we ourselves hold dear, it is unthinkable that we should refuse to meet the challenge. It is to this high purpose that I now call my people at home, and my peoples across the seas, who will make our cause their own. I ask them to stand calm and firm and united in this time of trial. The task will be hard. There may be dark days ahead, and war can no longer be confined to the battlefield. But we can only do the right as we see the right, and reverently commit our cause to God. If one and all we keep resolutely faithful to it, then, with God’s help, we shall prevail.


Thunderbirds are go!の意味

サンダーバードの新しいエピソードが日本で作られるようですが、サンダーバードのあまりにも有名なオープニングで、5から1までのカウントダウンに合わせて、サンダーバード5号、4号、3号、2号、が順番にアップになり、最後に1号が噴煙を上げて飛び立ちます。この時元の英語版ではナレーターが”Thunderbirds are go!”と言います。この文を文法的に説明出来ますか?最初に聴いた時すごく違和感がありました。だってbe動詞+動詞の原形というあり得ない組み合わせですから。Thunderbirds go, Thunderbirds are going, Thunderbirds are to goならどれも文法的には正しいです。最初は、to goのtoを省略したのかと思っていました。しかし辞書を調べてみたら、何とこのgoは動詞ではなく形容詞です!意味は「出動準備完了」ということで、ここではナレーターが「サンダーバードの各機の出動準備OK!」と言っている訳です。OEDを調べるとこのgoの形容詞用法のこの意味での初出は1961年と比較的新しい用法です。それもアメリカの宇宙開発で使われたのが最初だと説明されています。サンダーバードのTVが最初にイギリスで放映されたのが1965年ですから、当時最先端の言い方を取り入れたナレーションな訳です。日本にサンダーバードファンは多いでしょうが、このトリヴィアを知っている人は多くないと思って紹介しておきます。

TOEIC Speaking 2021年12月結果


2018年 7月 150点
2019年 1月 140点
2020年 1月 170点
2020年 7月 140点
2020年 8月 170点
2020年 9月 170点
2020年12月 140点
2021年 4月 160点
2021年 5月 150点
2021年 6月 140点
2021年 7月 140点
2021年 8月 160点
2021年 9月 160点
2021年10月 150点
2021年11月 160点
2021年12月 160点

TOEIC Speaking 2021年9月結果


2018年 7月 150点
2019年 1月 140点
2020年 1月 170点
2020年 7月 140点
2020年 8月 170点
2020年 9月 170点
2020年12月 140点
2021年 4月 160点
2021年 5月 150点
2021年 6月 140点
2021年 7月 140点
2021年 8月 160点
2021年 9月 160点

TOEIC Speaking 8月受験結果

TOEIC Speaking 8月の結果は160点でした。これまで最高の170点には及びませんが、この所の低調さに比べると少し挽回し、やはり新形式の方が私には点を取りやすいようです。次回9月5日も申し込み済みです。

2018年7月 150点
2019年2月 140点
2020年1月 170点
2020年7月 140点
2020年8月 170点
2020年9月 170点
2021年1月 140点
2021年4月 160点
2021年5月 150点
2021年6月 140点
2021年7月 140点
2021年8月 160点