11.30.2018: Godzilla vs. Megalon Daikaiju Re-Discussion

Clancy and Kyle break down (or perhaps are broken down by?) Godzilla vs Megalon (1973)

We are back in the 1970s, man! And we’re taking another look at another film that might not have gotten a fair shake the last time around, we’re talking about 1973’s Godzilla vs. Megalon on this episode of the podcast.

We originally covered this in episode 30, and I know I did not give this film enough attention at the time, so hopefully this episode rectifies this from our prior discussion. Since we originally covered this, the commentary by Stuart Galbraith and Steve Ryfle was kind of released and then definitely added the the commentaries feed. Godzilla vs. Megalon is a fan favorite for many, many people – but the movie’s history and the history of that history is really intriguing if you’re into behind-the-scenes stuff.

Big thanks to Clancy for coming over to watch this giant monster gem with me – and thanks to the listeners for sending in their homework

1. Main Titles by Riichiro Manabe from Godzilla vs Megalon (1973)
2. Mystery Science Theater 3000 audio clip from Episode 212 (Jan 1991)
3. Godzilla vs. Megalon US Theatrical Trailer Audio (1976)
4.  Defeat Megalon by Masato Shimon & Riichiro Manabe from Godzilla vs Megalon (1973)

The only photo I could find of the Red Aron suit.

Steve Ryfle & Stuart Galbraith’s “guest commentary” on the Kaijucast Commentaries
Godzilla vs. Megalon‘s Monster Exploitation & Promotion Campaigns
Godzilla vs Megalon Comic Book Freebie
Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Godzilla vs Megalon episode

As you are all aware, next month is December – and the holidays have really already begun, haven’t they? Woo – such a busy time for everyone right? It’s gonna be a little nuts at the HQ, so Kyle has decreed this December a holiday from homework (of the kaijucast variety, that is) – enjoy a month off, listeners!*


*If you feel like you must do something kaiju-related, make sure to check out our FB group – we might have another watch party!