Kyle recaps his recent trip to Tokyo to film the upcoming documentary, Hail To The King: 60 Years Of Destruction with Rachel & Bryan.
Better late than never, Bryan and Rachel came over to help me out with this episode and recap my recent trip to Japan to film my documentary, Hail To The King: 60 Years Of Destruction! I honestly thought that I would have had an episode devoted to this much earlier, but apparently free time is my true master. Seriously though, we had some delays for a significant reason and I’m just happy to bring this discussion to the listeners now.
Overall, my trip to the land of the rising sun was fantastic and I am so happy that the project funded. Also thrilled to have one of my best friends editing together that the footage. Just an FYI, in this episode, I don’t really speak to the current status of the project (hoping to spend some time updating things this weekend). But to make up for its lateness, you get a bonus discussion all about last weekend’s utterly fantastic Rose City Comic Con.
Rose City Comic Con was fantastic. Big thanks to Keith Foster of Big Pimp Jones ( go help fun their kickstarter campaign! ) for letting me share his artist alley table and chat with people about giant monsters all weekend long. We met a lot of great kaiju fans – definitely my favorite part about doing these kinds of conventions now.
1. Destroy All Monsters Radio Spot (1968)
2. Mothra vs. Gigan by Daisuke Yano from Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
3. Orgah Theme by Heavy Music Melody from Godzilla Unleashed (20o7)
4. Kong by Tenacious D from The Pick of Destiny extended soundtrack (2006)
5. Main Theme by Yoshihiro Sugiura from Super Robot Red Baron (1973)
10/24 – 10/26 Chiller Theater in Parsipanny, New Jersey
– Keith Foster’s kickstarter campaign is still active (until the end of this Sunday!) so go help fund this and get yourself a graphic novel of his comic Kodoja.
– Keep an eye out for more info about our Halloween Costume Contest!
Check out this awesome inspired costume at Rose City Comic Con!
Kyle and Jeff sit down with Godzilla fan & Hail To The King photographer, David Eric Dopko.
Initially, I was planning on the first episode of the month being a semi-detailed recap of the documentary filming and recent visit to the land of the rising sun, but there were some serious scheduling conflicts and I had to head east to help my friend and constant podcast voice, Martin, get hitched to his lovely lady. Big congrats to them, by the way! ‘Twas a lovely wedding. Thankfully I have a number of backlogged interviews and this one was recorded in March of this year, during the weekend of Emerald City Comic Con.
Meet David Eric Dopko, a good friend of mine living in Seattle, Washington. In addition to being a talented photographer, enthusiastic traveler and lover of Japanese culture, he’s a massive Godzilla fan. Because of those reasons, I chose him to be my behind-the-scenes photographer for the Hail To The King documentary that we shot in August. I loved the conversation that we recorded at his house in March. I truly hope you enjoy listening to this bonus episode and getting to know David. Make sure to check out his articles in Famous Monsters Magazine about collecting Godzilla toys. Also, if you haven’t seen the Kaijucast Video Transmission with David talking about X-Plus, remedy that.
1. Main Titles by Akira Ifukube from Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
2. Element X by Akira Ifukube from King Kong Escapes (1967)
**Please come to our GODZILLA VS. EVERYTHING panel at Rose City Comic Con! It will be at 11:00am on Saturday, September 20th in Panel Room 3 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. It’s going to be awesome!
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