GMM: Daikaiju Varan (1958)

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In this episode we talk about the originally made for TV film Daikaiju Varan from 1958. Taylor mispronounces many words and we discuss how the atomic option never was an option.

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Time

01:25 History
12:32 Plot
18:25 Talking Points
28:59 Messages
44:44 Final Thoughts
48:20 Listener Feedback

References:

A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series – David Kalat

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II – by John W. Dower,

Ishiro Honda: A life in film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa – By Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters – By August Ragone

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GMM: Earth vs The Spider (1958)

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We learn more about Spiders, Terry Masson, and that there is no bad writing. We also find out that Taylor knows nothing about electricity and that his is our first teenager story.

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Time

01:21 History
12:38 Plot
17:43 Talking Points
32:06 Messages
40:08 Final Thoughts
43:48 Listener Feedback

References

MST3k 313: Earth vs The Spider

Spider Silk

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GMM: War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

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We talk suicide, bad science, regret, and get more non-answers in our episode for the 1958 film War of the Colossal Beast.

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Time

01:24 History
04:06 Plot
07:56 Talking Points
22:42 Messages
29:18 Final Thoughts
32:42 Listener Feedback

References

MST3k 319: War of the Colossal Beast

Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255

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INT: JAWS 3D (1983)

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The Carolina Theatre is nice enough to let me interview people going to watch JAWS 3D where we find out what the people think the message this movie or the monster is trying to tell us.  Also, thank you to everyone who stopped by and let me interview them.

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GMM: Attack of the 50ft. Woman (1958)

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We play everyone’s least favorite game “Quiz Joshua on Perry Mason” and learn that he has a new creaky couch. We also rank the characters on the Skittles Ranking System and talk about relationships in our episode for the 1958 film Attack of the 50ft. Woman.

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Time

01:35 History
08:23 Plot
13:01 Talking Points
26:04 Messages
41:13 Final Thoughts
48:24 Listener Feedback

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GMM: The Mysterians (1957)

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GMan from Scified joins us for our discussion of the 1957 film The Mysterians. We talk pacifism, the Cold War, and Joshua keeps us on track with Fraggle Rock.

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Time

01:39 History
22:51 Plot
29:12 Talking Points
50:45 Messages
1:24:43 Final Thoughts
1:36:36 Listener Feedback

References

Books:

Ishiro Honda: A life in film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

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GMM: The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

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We find a new measurement for a good B movie with the ARKOFF method, Ask a Religious Person, and determine that heart growth needs to be proportional in our discussion for the 1957 film The Amazing Colossal Man

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Time

01:24 History
07:30 Plot
11:02 Talking Points
27:37 Messages
39:32 Final Thoughts
42:34 Listener Feedback

References

History of Skin Grafts

Types of cells in the heart

MST3K link

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GMM: The Black Scorpion (1957)

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We introduce a new segment (Ask a Religious Person (probably needs a better title)) and find out that scientists are cool in our discussion for the 1957 film, The Black Scorpion.

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Time

01:26 History
15:36 Plot
22:27 Talking Points
31:51 Messages
36:51 Final Thoughts
39:01 Listener Feedback

References

MST3K link
http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/mystery-science-theater-3000/mst3k-the-black-scorpion/5632419c69702d071b603c00

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GMM: The Beginning of the End (1957)

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This was edited while Taylor was on his 3rd day of the flu, so Taylor doesn’t remember what happens in this episode. Enjoy!

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Time

01:26 History
10:35 Plot
16:15 Talking Points
22:05 Messages
30:50 Final Thoughts
35:20 Listener Feedback

References

Mst3k

http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/mystery-science-theater-3000/mst3k-beginning-of-the-end/53cd481b69702d27d3662400

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