GMM: King Kong vs Godzilla (1962)

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Taylor continues to mispronounce things, we look into the real and imaginary symbolism, differences, and similarities in our discussion for the 1962 film King Kong vs Godzilla. Yes, this covers both versions.

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Time

02:02 History
14:18 Plot
21:36 Talking Points
34:14 Messages
44:14 Final Thoughts
46:59 Listener Feedback

References

Eiji Tsuburaya : Master of Monsters

A Critical History and Filmography of the Godzilla Series

Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa

Godzilla on my Mind: 50 years of the King of Monsters

The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Vol1: 1954-1980

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GMM: Mothra (1961)

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Taylor has a horrible time with Japanese and we find out movie advertising was weird at the time of making this 1961 film Mothra. We ask if Nelson is an evil version of Carl Denham, and why does a god let good people get hurt? You know, easy questions.

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Time

01:29 History
16:36 Plot
21:09 Talking Points
37:33 Messages
50:31 Final Thoughts
52:40 Listener Feedback

References

Eiji Tsuburaya : Master of Monsters

A Critical History and Filmography of the Godzilla Series

Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa

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GMM: Varan The Unbelievable (1962)

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WOOOOOOOO AMERICA! We talk about the lack of flying and bad scientist in this episode for the 1962 film Varan The Unbelievable.

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Time

01:39 History
05:09 Plot
07:30 Talking Points
16:28 Messages
24:31 Final Thoughts
27:51 Listener Feedback

References

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

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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In this episode we talk about the originally made for TV film Daikaiju Varan from 1958.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: 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: Rodan (1956)

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Giant Monster Messages: Rodan (1956)

We question what love is and also wonder when the cycle will end in the 1956 Japanese film Rodan. We also play Questions for a Scientist, and “I like this bit”.

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Time

01:44 History
08:10 Plot
13:45 Talking Points
26:45 Messages
38:30 Final Thoughts

References

A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series

The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies
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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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