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Episode #153: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Listen to Episode 153 of the Podcast here while you enjoy the show notes.


SUMMARY - In Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, people from the year 2204 go back in time to 1992 and warn of a future where Godzilla destroys Japan once and for all. In order to prevent this tragedy, they devise a plan to go further back in time and transport Godzilla before he gains radioactive powers. The plan goes awry and King Ghidorah takes his place. Now they need to find a way to bring Godzilla back to stop this new threat.


Screenplay by Kazuki Ômori; Directed by Kazuki Ômori; and released in Japan on December 14,1991.


FILM DISCUSSION

We're dealing with time travel by starting in 2204 and it just gets messier from here.

These are your future people ambassadors. Totally trustworthy.

This is your toy-selling Ewok-like things that also serve as a plot device

We have no idea why some of these people are actually involved in the plot or the mission - most are just along for the ride

This is your T-1000 rip-off. Totally menacing android thing

But look, you care about Godzilla

And the big battles

And explosions

And that's a fun experience

Which is great since the actual plot has tons of holes in it

Awards Talk: Awards of the Japanese Academy - Special Award Koichi Kawakita (and staff) for special effects


TRUE CRIME & POP CULTURE

This week we don't have any true crime to talk about so we dive into TV

Here's what you might have been watching


There was the Christmas special "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too" which is currently found on Archive https://archive.org/details/winniethepoohandchristmastoo_201912

We also discuss a "special" Headbangers Ball episode that chronicled Aerosmith's career up to that point.


RANKINGS & RATINGS

Nikki 1-5 star scale - 2 out of 5

Jon 0-4 star scale - 3 out of 4

Would you watch it again? - We both would, but not right away. There are so many other Godzilla movies and we'll likely try out some of the others in this continuity or the more modern ones first. But of the 3 Heisei eras we watched, this particular one did stand out and would probably be our first choice to go back to.


If you want to watch Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, as of this recording in March 2024, it’s available on VHS, DVD. Check your local listings.


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