06.29.2010: Cryptonian Behemoths Stomp Seattle

Crypticon's Godzilla Power Hour panelists (from left to right) K.L. Young, Kyle Yount, Aron Tarbuck, Jeff Burk & Nick the Hat wowed the crowd on a rainy Father's Day.

The download you’ve all been waiting for, folks! Episode number EIGHTEEN is up and running and ready to tantalize your earbuds! For this episode of the Kaijucast, I travelled North to the Emerald City – otherwise known as Seattle for the 2010 Crypticon Horror Convention. I drove up specifically to be on a panel with other Godzilla fans to talk about the history of our giant radioactive deity. The coolest part about it was meeting new fans, Kelly Young, Aron Tarbuck, Jeff Burk and Nick the Hat. While doing this, I recorded the panel and that audio takes up a majority of this month’s show.

I will warn you that the audio quality is a little rough since we didn’t have any fancy sound equipment, but it is definitely enjoyable. Additionally, you’ll find links to some of those fine fans’ websites below in the Suggested Reading portion of the post. This month’s Daikaiju Discussion was about the first Gamera movie and I got some great comments from everyone. So please continue to keep up the good work, class!


1. Battle by Cha Cha Maru from the Godzilla vs. Heavy Metal (1998)

2. Title Credits by Akira Ifukube from Destroy All Monsters (1968)

3. Monster Island Tour Narration from Destroy All Monsters (1968)

4. Gammera The Invincible American Trailer (1966)

5. Ending by Yuji Koseki from Mothra (1961)


G-Fest 2010: Guests galore including Akira Takarada and Bob Eggleton plus a killer movie lineup

New Book: Killer Kaiju Monsters: Strange Beasts Of Japanese Film (Ed Godz’s review)

New Book: Mushroom Cloud and Mushroom Men

New DVD (on the way): Gamera vs Barugon from Shout! Factory

Another Spooktacular in Keen, New Hampshire at www.thecolonial.org

Death Kappa is coming!

K.L. Young’s Strange Aeons Magazine: www.strange-aeons.com

Jeff Burk’s Super Giant Monster Time (not “kid safe” because of language)

Crypticon Seattle (& their Facebook page)

Horror Holocaust’s new website


The seventh homework assignment for our monthly Daikaiju Discussions will be to watch the classic 1966 Godzilla flick, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster – specifically the Sony DVD. I’m not sure if we’re going to watch the Engliush dub or the subtitles, but feel free to watch either. If you want to partake in the discussion, make sure you send me your comments, questions and reviews before the last week of the month. Email anything you’ve got to controller@kaijucast.com and I’ll make sure to include your responses in the next episode.

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