I came across this image on Facebook. It looks similar to Deep Space Nine. A reverse image search on Google revealed that the station is from an old Chinese television show. Now I am wondering does anyone know the name of this show?

unknown triangular space station


This is Space Station Delta from the Japanese series Ultraman Tiga (1996), obviously part of the Ultraman franchise. Specifically, the shot is taken from episode 7, timestamp 1'55:

triangular spaceship

For the record, it's part of the Terrestrial Peaceable Consortium fleet, the TPC being an organization "ensuring peace on Earth", partly by fighting creatures from outer space with the GUTS teams (Global Unlimited Task Squad), who got reassigned to combat after originally being a rescue/investigation branch.

When Google queries like Chinese TV shows in space returned nothing relevant, I reverse-imaged the picture, Google-translated this result, learned that the ship was called Space Station Delta. Browsing the Ultraman wiki taught me that it is lead by Omi Yanase, who only had one appearance in Ultraman Tiga, so I fast-forwarded this episode to confirm whether the ship was from there.

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    Does anyone know where this picture is from? 20+ year old Japanese franchise. I've never seen it but used a bunch of ubiquitous, free tools to track down the people that do. Here's the episode and timestamps it's from. 28 minutes. Internet, you amaze me. Mar 3 '19 at 19:00
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    "This is space station Delta" Get it, get it? Or, if the show's designer's didn't intend the visual pun they missed a great oportunity. Mar 3 '19 at 21:18
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    Given that this season of Ultraman came out after DS9 started, one wonders if it was a shout out or homage... Mar 4 '19 at 6:18
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    @Xavon_Wrentaile "total ripoff" isn't to exclude either :-)
    – Jenayah
    Mar 4 '19 at 6:28
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    @dmckee: Space Station Γ must be quite susceptible to breaking in two... Or was it already bent out of shape during construction?
    – user21820
    Mar 4 '19 at 9:58

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