02.22.2012: Rodan Daikaiju Discussion
We had a full house in the Kaijucast HQ Tonight! That pretty much means we had more people that I had microphones for this very special Daikaiju Discussion diving into a movie that means a LOT to me, the 1956 Rodan! I was joined by Martin, Jeff, Rachel & Bryan and someone who came out to our fair city to peddle his wares at the newest comic book show here in the Rose City, Keith Foster of Big Pimp Jones! Now… you will hear us talk about Wizard World in this episode as if you can go to that show, but I was unable to get this particular installment up and into the internets before the show was over, I just thought I’d share that information before we get too far.
Big Pimp Jones is a funk band led by Keith and we spoke to him in October about Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown – the kaiju-themed CD and comic book that Keith and his crew have been putting their hearts into. I highly suggest you check them out if you haven’t – the comic is gorgeous and the music is fantastic. AND there are two albums – in addition to Terror Mountain Showdown they have a “prequel” release called Project: Kyojo.
1. Birth Of Rodan by Akira Ifukube from Rodan (1956)
2. Creeping Menace by Big Pimp Jones from Project: Kyojo (2012)
3. Godzilla vs. Radon III by Akira Ifukube from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Check out one of our listener’s new Kaiju-themed podcast, The Science Of Monsters
New Episode of ScifiJapan TV is available – Art of Godzilla: Yasuyuki Inoue Tribute
2/22 – 2/24 Wizard World Portland Comic Con at the Oregon Convention Center
2/22 – 8pm Kirby Krackle with the Doubleclicks at Backspace
2/23 – 6:30 & 11pm – Geeklesque Gets Weird at the Star Theater
2/24 – 9pm – Video Game Quiz Show at Ground Kontrol
2/27 – 6pm OMSI After Dark: Mythbusters at OMSI
2/27 – 7pm – James Asmus’ Gambit Signing at TFAW PDX
2/27 – 8pm – Wil Wheaton vs Paul & Storm at the Alberta Rose
2/28 – 9pm – No Pun Intendo at Ground Kontrol
3/1 – 3/3 – Emerald City Comic Con
3/5 – 7pm Geek Trivia at Kennedy School
3/7 – 7:30pm – Comics Underground at Jack London Bar
In a not-so-random-order, our next film is actually the next film in Toho’s tokusatsu chronology, 1957’s The Mysterians (also known as Chikyu Boeigun in Japan which translates to Earth Defense Force)! Now, I own the Tokyo Shock version of this DVD, so I believe we will be watching the Japanese version, but I’ve never actually seen the original English dub of the film. If anyone out there in podcast land has a lead on where I can find one (I know it’s not a legitimate release), I’d love to see it before we record – just to have another notch on the belt, so to speak. If you would like to take part in the discussion, please send in your homework before March 23rd to be included in the next Daikaiju Discussion episode!
(Apologies, by the way for the late posting of this episode. We recorded the night before Portland Comic Con and I tried to edit during the convention, but it was pretty much impossible. And if that weren’t enough, I’m sitting in my San Diego hotel room crafting this blog post and uploading the episode; I had to leave for a business trip the day after the convention. So the local events segment of the podcast is a bit out of date. Again, sorry about that!)