Soon, she has literally traded in her microphone for a ray gun and proceeds to blast Morolian and human alike, the former to stop their attack and the latter to free them from the alien invaders. But one has to question whether the civilians are really better off after being rescued. Both before and after the rescue the civilians are mere pawns, forced to dance for a cause by powerful forces outside their control. With the Morolians the means of control is a rather direct ray gun; with Ulala, it’s the much subtler influence of a strong media image.

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