04.28.2014: Gappa The Triphibian Monster Daikaiju Discussion

Is Gappa angry? We find out if this Triphibian terror is truly as terrible as people say.

Is Gappa angry? We find out if this Triphibian terror is truly as terrible as people say.

It’s time for another Daikaiju Discussion epsiode (#108) here at the Kaijucast. We’re taking a closer look at Nikkatsu Studios’ singular kaiju film, Gappa The Triphibian Monster (1967) – aka Monster From A Prehistoric Planet. According to some sources, the film is supposed to be a parody but we didn’t really think this movie has the comedic chops to back it up. Regardless, this one was another hilarious viewing thanks to my crew for the evening, Martin, Rachel & Bryan. Even if this movie is trying to cash in on the daikaiju craze in Japan, it produced an easily targeted night for our own MST3k-style fun.

You guys are getting kind of excited about this new Godzilla movie, right? I know I keep using the term cautiously optimistic, but everything I see from the film gives me more and more optimism. So I’m really looking forward to checking it out on the big screen – and hopefully a number of times! This episode features another large news section so make sure you check out the show notes below for the links to the mentioned articles.

MONSTROUS & SOMEWHAT METALLY MUSIC:
1. Godzilla Meets Metal by Erock (2014)
2. Main Titles by Masaru Sato from Son of Godzilla (1967)
3. Gappa The Triphibian Monster Trailer Audio (1967)
4. Godzilla Flick by The Flaming Lips from Hear It Is (1987)
5. Godula by M.O.D. from Gross Misconduct (2009)
6. Biotech Is Godzilla by Sepultura from Chaos A.D. (1993)

SUGGESTED READING:
Godzilla 2014:
ScifiJapan.com has Legendary’s Publicity Banner artwork
Godzilla (2014) TV Spots on ScifiJapan
ScifiJapan’s Godzilla (2014) Official Merchandise Showcase
Awesome IMAX Poster on IGN
– Fangoria #333 Cover
- Takarada’s cameo cut from Godzilla (2014)
Nerdist trailer for Godzilla: The Art of Destruction
Elders React to Godzilla Youtube video
Minimates Godzilla series information
The Art of Japanese Monsters Sneak Peek on ScifiJapan
Winter Wonder Festival photos on ScifiJapan
Famous Monsters of Filmland’s New Kaiju Issue
God-Zine-La Available for Pre-order
Rondo Awards Nominations

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
5/2 – 5/4 Special Gojira (1954) Screenings & book signings at the Hollywood Theater w/Author August Ragone in Portland
5/3 Los Angeles screenings of Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) & God Of Clay with Heisei SFX Director Koichi Kawakita & Norihiko Iwasaki from Marbling Fine Arts
5/16 at 11pm Special Loud Screening of Godzilla (2014) at the Roseway Theater in Portland
5/16 – 5/18 Dallas Comic Con w/Akira Takarada in Dallas, TX
5/17 – 5/18 BigWow Comic Fest w/Kenpachiro Satsuma (Godzilla), Bin Furuya (Ultraman) & Ban Daisuke (Kikaida) at the Famous Monsters Pavilion in San Jose, CA
5/30 – 6/1 Spooky Empire w/Akira Takarada & Haruo Nakajima in Orlando, FL
7/11 – 7/13 G-Fest XXI in Chicago, IL w/Koichi Kawakita, Tomoko Ai, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Yosuke Natsuki (via Skype), Hiroshi Sagae, Don Frye & Robert Scott Field
HOUSEKEEPING:
The Winner of the Master of Monsters book is….. KEVIN NAGLE
Ultimate Fan Contest public voting results
30 Days Of Godzilla Challenge
Check out Chronicles of the Nerds‘ Episode 213 & hear me talk about Godzilla stuff
Steven Sullivan’s Daikaiju Attack Serialized Saga
DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION HOMEWORK:
This is it, folks. GODZILLA has arrived on our shores. We are going to do things a little differently for this next month’s discussion. Because Pacific Rim was by far our most impressive amount of listener homework that was submitted – and I’m pretty sure that this film will shatter that record, we’ll be breaking up the discussion into two separate episodes. Have your homework turned in before May 24th to have your thoughts questions and reviews part of the listener discussion episode!
The Daikaiju Discussion for May will be the brand new blockbuster from Legendary Pictures.... GODZILLA!

The Daikaiju Discussion for May will be the brand new blockbuster from Legendary Pictures…. GODZILLA!

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Gappa Angry! | I Love Terrible MoviesDecember 3rd, 2014 at 7:29 pm

[…] Kaiju Cast covered this film in their Daikaiju Discussion back in April, and one thing the gang came away with was that the producing studio, Nikkatsu, did not have a […]