Episode 23: Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Are the Showa series movies simple, or are they really just focused? Are the Heisei movies creative, or are they just complex? As Godzilla fans, we want these movies to be better than they are. Nate and Brian dissect this experimental Godzilla film featuring a rare plant kaiju. Listen as Brian cracks jokes to maintain his sanity and Nate sings quirky show tunes (badly). Our related topics are the Human Genome Project, the death of Emperor Hirohito & ascension of Akihito, and Japan becoming a major non-NATO ally.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 2:13

Part 1 – Film Description: 2:13 – 8:14

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 8:14 – 1:23:07

Part 3 – Related Topic: 1:23:07 – 1:42:43

Closing: 1:42:43 – End

 

Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Anthony Boulevard Bridge (Maumee River), Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Music: Audiophiliac (http://www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)

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Episode 20: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

The Showa Series (and ‘70s month) comes to an end in this week’s episode, wherein Nate gushes over one of his favorite Godzilla films. This is a “dark™” melodrama with complex characters, lots of explosions, incredible kaiju action—and alien invaders who almost undermine the movie’s tone. Listen as Nate argues the film’s merits to Brian by connecting it to C.S. Lewis (you read that right!). Since this is the final entry in the Showa Series, our related topics are Emperor Showa’s first visit to the United States in 1971, his first press conference in 1975, and the Yasukuni Shrine.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 2:13

Part 1 – Film Description: 2:13 – 7:57

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 7:57 – 1:05:47

Part 3 – Related Topic: 1:05:47 – 1:52:50

Closing: 1:52:50 – End

 

Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge (St. Mary’s River), Fort Wayne, Indiana

Video: Brian Scherschel

Music: Audiophiliac (http://www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)

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Episode 4: Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (US) (1956)

Nate and Brian discuss the Americanized version of Gojira (1954). This movie is a time capsule, very indicative of its time, which makes it somewhat difficult to discuss. We try to address the reasons behind the many alterations made to the movie. Our related topic is part 2 of 2 of our discussion about the occupation of Japan, which covers the more negative aspects of the occupation.

MP3:

Introduction: 0:00 – 1:21

Part 1 – Film Description: 1:21 – 5:17

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 5:17 – 30:11

Part 3 – Related Topic: 30:11 – 1:10:24

Closing: 1:10:24 – End

 

Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand

Editor: Brian Scherschel

Video Location: Allen County Courthouse, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fact: This is the only county courthouse in the United States to have its schematics stored in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Video: Brian Scherschel

Music: Audiophiliac (http://www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)

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