02.03.2016: Emergency Broadcasting

Kyle, Rachel, Bryan and (new voice on the Kaijucast) Charles barely survive the three hour, 5th Annual Emergency Broadcast.

Proof positive that we pulled off the 5th annual Emergency Broadcast this past Sunday, it’s episode #165! My cohosts for this particular episode were Bryan and Rachel Cook, and we introduce a brand new voice to the podcast, Charles Babbage. We look forward to hearing more from him as we continue the podcast into the future…into that dimension we’ve never seen!

We had a blast sending our ridiculous little show out into the internet’s airwaves – thanks to everyone who joined us in the chatroom and listened live, our special guests, Ed Holland of Monster Attack Team Magazine, Chris Martinez of The Alder Kings & Night of the Fire-Beast and award winner artist and painter Bob Eggleton. Additionally, I want to thank Rachel and Bryan for their immense help in getting everything done and Lady Kyle for helping manage our social media during the show. These special episodes are so much fun and it’s because of you guys — the Kaiju Corps!

Ok, I know I don’t need to keep apologizing to the listeners about long shows. Think of this as a warning instead of an apology. The show is three hours. Make sure you take breaks, stay hydrated and wear protective head gear while you listen. Until our next episode, ja mata.

EMERGENCY MUSIC:
(Pre-roll music will be posted later this week)
1. Battle In Outer Space Suitefrom Symphonic Fury! (2015)
2. Tokyo Stomp by The Alder Kings (2014)
3. Ending by Ko Otani from Symphonic Fury! (2015)

SUGGESTED READING:
Monster Attack Team Magazine
WebsiteFacebookOrder OnlineKaiju Sakaba Event
Night of the Fire-Beast
FacebookOrder OnlineInsane Comics
The Alder Kings
Bob’s ART du Jour (Bob Eggleton’s Website)
The Art of Film: Fantasy by ImagineFX
Kaiju-Sized Avenger’s Panel (Marvel Comics Read-Along)
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AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
Your prizes will ship out this month, thank you for joining and your patience, everyone:
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01.27.2016: Gamera 3 Revenge of Iris Daikaiju Discussion

Kyle, Bryan, Dave and Rachel awaken the guardian beast and cover Geamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)!

Kyle, Bryan, Dave and Rachel awaken the guardian beast and cover Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)!

It’s no secret that I used to run the Shrine of Gamera back in the day, so I have no qualms with sharing my love for what I consider to still be one of the best kaiju movies EVAHR (sorry, that was for Cameron). I’m constantly preaching the word of Gamera to the masses and if you don’t have this holy trilogy, it’s available at very, very reasonable pricing…. so get on that!

Seriously.

Bryan, Rachel and Dave came over to watch and review Gamera III and, as I’m sure everyone expected, we all had a blast during the screening (and the recording). We hope you dig it too. Now, we don’t cover any news in this episode, just those events coming up which includes the conventions and our rapidly approaching Emergency Broadcast — please don’t miss that one, folks!

MONSTER MUSIC:
1. In the Jungle by Alexandre Desplat from Godzilla (2014)
2. The Guardian Beast by Ko Otani from Gamera III: Awakening of Iris (1999)
3. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris ADV Trailer (2003)
4. Japanese Teaser (short) by Ko Otani from Gamera 1999: The Absolute Guardian of the Universe (1999)
5. Gammera by The Moons (1966)

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
3/11 – 3/13 Monster Mania in Cherry Hill, NJ w/Kenpachiro Satsuma & Mizuho Yoshida
4/22 – 4/25 Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA w/Haruo Nakajima, Keizo Murase & Shinichi Wakasa

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION:
Our next film is Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla (1994). Woohoo, right? I actually am psyched; I now have an excuse to watch the Bluray version of this one. Subbed… always subbed. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this gem from the Heisei era so please send in your thoughts, questions and reviews to us via our handy form or send in a voicemail (details in the episode). You’ll need to turn in your “homework” before Wednesday, February 24th to be included in our next discussion episode.

2016_large_cover_imageTUNE INTO THE BROADCAST!
Our Emergency Broadcast is coming up in just a few days, so make sure that you’ve bookmarked our LIVE page and mark your calendar for this Sunday, January 31st at 2pm PST to hear our annual live broadcast event! We’ll have special guests, a chatroom for listeners, trivia and drawing giveaways, and lots more.

 

01.24.2016: Monster Music Mania Part 1

Dive into the Showa era's monster music and its composers with this special episode of the Kaijucast!

Dive into the Showa era’s monster music and its composers with this special episode of the Kaijucast!

As many know, the original reason I launched this podcast seven years ago was to learn more about kaiju soundtracks and their composers. Very soon after the kick-off episode, however, it became clear that my sound studies were secondary to the format of the podcast as I continued to interview (and enjoy interviewing) more and more people. As music fans out there have no doubt noticed, we rarely play much music on the podcast anymore. Regardless, I thought that I’d take some time to deliberately plan out and do some research on the music makers who have emboldened our favorite monsters.

This is just part one of the coverage; part two will be recorded soon and should be online next month.

MONSTER MUSIC MADNESS:
1. Godzilla Comes Ashore Again by Akira Ifukube from Gojira (1954)
2. Rebirth of Varan by Akira Ifukube from Daikaiju Varan (1958)
3. The Self Defense Force Scrambles by Masaru Satoh from Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
4. White Horse Lodge by Masaru Sato from Yojimbo (1961)
5. Sleeping Godzilla II by Masaru Satoh from Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
6. Embodiment of Slavery to Money – Kanegon’s Cocoon by Kuniyo Miyauchi from Ultra Q (1966)
7. Ichiro Goes to Monster Island by Kuniyo Miyauchi from All Monsters Attack (1969)
8. Godzilla Goes Flying by Riichiro Manabe from Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster (1971)
9. Godzilla’s One Angry Attack by Riichiro Manabe from Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
10. Defeat Megalon! by Masato Shimon from Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
11. Godzilla Akimbo by Motorhead from Tear Ya Down: The Rarities (2002)

SUGGESTED READING:
Leaked photos of Shin Gojira
IDW’s Godzilla Oblivion to Debut in March
Ultraman X Movie Announcement
T’s Facto Godzilla 2014

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
3/11 – 3/13 Monster Mania in Cherry Hill, NJ w/Kenpachiro Satsuma & Mizuho Yoshida
4/22 – 4/24 Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA w/Haruo Nakajima, Keizo Murase & Shinichi Wakasa

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TUNE INTO THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST!
We’re just a week away from the 5th Annual Emergency Broadcast! This is a two+ hour show where we broadcast live, have a chatroom for the listeners, ask trivia questions with prize pack give aways, interview guests, and generally have an awesome time.

Big thanks to Kodoja, Shout Factory, Diamond Select Toys, Flossie’s Gifts and X-Plus for donating to the broadcast. We’ll also have a number of other items that I’ve been gathering all year long, including patches from Lance Thingmaker, some radness that I picked up from the Godzilla hotel in Shinjuku, and a Godzilla sketch by me on a Japanese shikishi board. I also secured a Shin Gojira sketch by Matt Frank for one of the giveaways. And there’s more coming!

It all starts at 2pm on Sunday, so don’t miss it!

Oh yeah, and if you use Snapchat….

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