GMM: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

 

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Giant Monster Messages: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

How fun is DDT? What are we worth? Should we believe in something bigger than ourselves? We are forced to see the world from a new perspective in this episode for the 1957 film The Incredible Shrinking Man.

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Time

01:50 History
08:40 Plot
13:35 Talking Points
25:00 Messages
39:15 Final Thoughts

References

DDT and Sprays

Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950s

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GMM: KRONOS (1957)

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Giant Monster Messages: KRONOS (1957)

We discuss how normal sized dinosaurs don’t count, Greek Mythology is weird, and Joshua makes jokes that Taylor doesn’t get in our episode for the 1957 film KRONOS. We question humanities consumption while also throwing in some Calvin in Hobbes, Star Trek, and have another round of “Ask a scientist”.

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Time:

01:22 History
12:14 Plot
18:35 Talking Points
38:02 Messages
48:45 Final Thoughts

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GMM: Tarantula (1955)

Giant Monster Messages: Tarantula (1955)

We meet a doctor who thinks he is a pickup artist and learn that we shouldn’t drink venom in our episode for the 1955 film Tarantula. We also discuss the horrible lab practices and how life never goes as planned.

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Time:

01:48 History
18:06 Plot
15:25 Talking Points
26:50 Messages
35:40 Final Thoughts

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GMM: It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955)

Giant Monster Messages: It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955)

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We have painful puns, fireworks, more questions for a scientist in our episode for the 1955 film It came From Beneath The Sea. We also discuss the difference between Protagonist and a Hero, the idea of women in the 50s, and accepting changes to move forward.

Time:

01:40 History
04:50 Plot
10:10 Talking Points
21:45 Messages
30:25 Final Thoughts

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Monster From The Ocean Floor (1954)

Giant Monster Messages: Monster From The Ocean Floor (1954)

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Is there a monster from the ocean floor? Maybe. Is a dad dead? Yes. We discuss that, and much more in this episode for the 1954 film Monster from the Ocean Floor. We also discuss jokes that should have been edited out, the similarities of Carbon and Silicon, how making something more complex can take away its innocence, and introduce a new game “How long did nothing happen?”.

Time:

01:15 History
09:04 Plot
16:25 Talking Points
27:55 Messages
40:12 Final Thoughts

References:

Book: Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece

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GMM: Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Giant Monster Messages: Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

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Is Godzilla a Wyvern? No. Is Godzilla a cat? Maybe. We discuss that, and much more in this episode for the 1955 film Godzilla Raids Again. We also discover that this is the first ever 3 way fight between Godzilla, Anguirus, and a Tuna Cannery.

Time:

01:40 History
06:55 Plot
13:35 Talking Points
26:23 Messages
38:02 Final Thoughts

References:

Book: The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Vol 1: 1954-1980

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GMM: Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

Giant Monster Messages: Godzilla King of the Monsters (1956)

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We discuss the importance of perspective and power of editing in this episode for the 1956 film Godzilla, King of the Monsters! And yes, Joshua gets to talk more about human sacrifices.

Time:

02:30 History
04:50 Plot
08:00 Talking Points
17:23 Messages
23:16 Final Thoughts

References:

Book: Godzilla on my Mind

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GMM: Godzilla (1954)

Giant Monster Messages: Godzilla (1954)

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We discuss suspense, unanswered questions, choices, and real science in this episode for the 1954 film Godzilla. We also learn that Joshua is really interested in human sacrifice.

Time:
01:45 History
08:35 Plot
15:40 Talking Points
30:30 Messages
53:56 Final Thoughts

References:
Book: Godzilla on my Mind

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GMM: THEM! (1954)

Giant Monster Messages: THEM! (1954)

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We discuss formic acid, clouds, secrecy, hysteria, and the uncertainty of the atomic age in this episode for the 1954 films THEM!. At one point Joshua believes himself to be under attack by ants.

1:32 Trivia
6:03 Plot
12:57 Talking Points
17:45 Messages
27:31 Final Thoughts

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