08.19.2009: East & West see eye to eye for Kaijucast Epsiode 8…


East meets the West in a cataclysmic battle to assault the senses in Jim Walsh vs. Kyle Yount

Is my watch right? Why is the Kaijucast so early this month? Oh, right, it’s  because my special guest, Jim Walsh, came to visit me from New Jersey and I just had to have him on the show. Jim and I geeked out on Godzilla mecha and model kits for a long time even before we started recording the session.

Eventually we sat down in the hallowed Kaijucast studio for another one of those classic time-flies-when-you’re-having-fun talks. We covered classic anti-kaiju weapons and vehicles and model making and scratch building.  I will toot my own horn here and tout the fact that some of the tracks in this episode were quite awesome, and I had to bring back the news this month since I didn’t in July. But enough about the good times I had in making the episode, if you are still reading this, you probably want to hear it. You can download the eighth episode of the Kaijucast right here. But I know you’re really looking for that juicy track listing though, right? Well I won’t deny you that:

1. Jet Jaguar by Richiiro Manabe from Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

2. Main Title/Meteor Stream by Ko Otani from Gamera 2: Advent Of Legion (1996)

3. The King Of Monsters by Kieth Emmerson from Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

4. We Space Pilots by Akira Ifukube from Gorath (1962)

5. US Atragon Trailer (1965)

6. King Kong vs. Gorosaurus 2 by Akira Ifukube (1973)

7. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla by Masaru Sato from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

8. Ending by Sadao Bekku from Matango (1963)


Scratch-built Varan basd on the unused 2002 design.

Scratch-built Varan based on the unused 2002 design.

As I mentioned in the podcast, the Godzilla And Kaiju Model Kits Group had a couple of competitions that we called the Iron Chef model contests.  Here’s my scratch-built GMK Varan (that was up against Bill’s King Kong ’73, of course).  I made it out of Super-sculpey, Magic-sculpt and a lot of time. I think he turned out pretty well, and eventually I’d like to modify him so he’s looks a little less like a netsuke and more like a real kit. But to be honest, I don’t know if I can sit still long enough to do that.

* If you are at all interested in building your own kaiju kits, make sure you check out Godzilla And Kaiju Model Kits Yahoo group and you’ll be welcomed with open kit-bashed arms.

* Make sure you visit Bill Gudmundson’s website, Bill’s Kitchen.

*Alberto’s Godzilla Month Project


Sony Sneak Peak

Another cool added item (but not in the podcast), Steve Ryfle interviewed Michael Friend who worked on the DVD set. Check it out here

Daikaiu sightings at Fantasia Film Festival

Daimajin Stalks the City

Legendary Godzilla?

Download the eighth episode of the Kaijucast right here! Feel free to write me if you are enjoying the podcasts or if you have any music requests, questions or even ideas for future shows, too.