12.21.2009: A Very Kaijucast Christmas

The controller hosts an all music episode... and just in time for Christmas!

The controller hosts an all music episode... and just in time for Christmas!

Ho Ho Ho and welcome to the TWELFTH episode of the kaijucast. This month’s episode is a gift to all of the music lovers out there. I’ve been wanting to do an all-music show for some time now – just something that you can play in the background and not have to keep an ear out for what I’m talking about and because I don’t have a guest this month, this is the perfect time to do that. Next month’s show will be a “normal” one, so if this isn’t your cup of tea, fear not! You can download the show from this link. But let’s go ahead and get that track listing out of the way. One more thing, let me warn you that at first glance, you might say “Hey, that’s not very many songs”. Keep in mind that the first two were medley style compositions that encompass a LOT of Godzilla . Those and the storybook audio clock in at about 15 minutes each! Ok, now you can look over those track!

1. Akira Ifukube’s An Evening Of Special Effects Film Music Track 1
2. Akira Ifukube’s An Evening Of Special Effects Film Music Track 2
3. Thy Name Is Legion by Ko Otani from Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996)
4. Snow Falls On The Island In The South by Masaru Satoh from Son Of Godzilla (1967)
5. Base At The North Pole by Akira Ifukube from King Kong Escapes (1973)
6. American Trailer for Half Human (1958)
7. Godzilla vs. The Alien Invasion
8. Kaiju Christmas from the Ballads of Godzilla CD

Recently, I’ve been in contact with James, a fan in Wales (believe it or not) and we’ve been talking a new segment on the show that I’ve labeled DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION. I’ve taken just about all of the Asian monster movies that exist and put them in a list, then randomized that list. From now until that list runs out, I’ll take a little time from each show and dedicate it to reviewing that film, but not only will I be sharing my own musings, I’m inviting critiques, comments and responses from you guys, too. All you have to do is watch that film for that month and send in your thoughts by the time I do the epiode. I’ll have the list of films posted soon, so you’ll know what movies are coming up. Do yourself a favor though and try not to skip ahead too much, it’s best to keep your comments as fresh as your most recent viewing. When I prep the shows, I’ll compile what you guys say and include them in the show. Let’s hope this encourages a even more audience participation and just maybe this will be the most enjoyable homework you’ve been assigned.

Having said that, your first task is to watch (or re-watch) 2004’s Godzilla Final Wars within the first three weeks of the month. Send in anything you want – even questions. If they get here early enough, I’ll do my best to get them answered.


Watch the 2004 Godzilla film, Godzilla Final Wars. If you have comments, questions or even just want to tell me what you liked best about this movie, email them to controller@kaijucast.com and I’ll compile everyone’s sentiments in January. Just make sure you get those questions in before I do the show (typically in the last week of the month).

Download the twelfth 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. Make sure that if you have a facebook account, become a fan of the Kaijucast!