We've waited years at this point for Toho's latest Godzilla romp and we have a LOT to talk about. Join hosts Coleman and Kyle as they fight like it's a versus episode about Shin Godzilla's place in the King of the Monsters pantheon and history.
Today we have an episode that we've been building up to since the very beginning. We finally talk in-depth about the original Godzilla film that spawned one of the longest running film series of al time. Not content to treat it like any other film, we decided to make this a VERSUS episode and pit the American and Japanese versions against each other in a fight to the death.
This is an argument that fans have been engaged in since the beginning. Which Godzilla design reigns supreme? Which one looks like a grey speckled diaper with fangs? These are the important questions that Kyle and Coleman delve into on today's episode. Before that though, they delve into all the recent Shin Godzilla news and wonder when and if we'll see a new trailer (I know, there already is one, but we recorded this last week)
This is an important episode for our little podcast, as we're now starting to delve into the iconic monsters that rule over the fandom. Gamera is one of the "big three" in my eyes, and having not seen many of his films, it was incredibly exciting to dive into the first one early in the podcast's lifecycle. 'Daikaiju Gamera' may not be the best film in the series, but it's incredibly interesting to see the aspects of his future status come alive for the first time in this film. Plus, TOSHIO!!!
I think it's safe to say (without checking) that we've talked about the new Toho Pictures Godzilla film, briefly, on every single episode of this podcast so far. That's because we know how big of an event the release of 'Godzilla Resurgence' will be for us and fans worldwide. We decided to take a break from the huge line up of films and discussions we have planned for this podcast and take a step back in time to see what led up to this complete re-imagining of one of the oldest film franchises in existence along with the two directors who will take the series forward.