Episode 55: The Politics of Shin Godzilla

The final word on the politics of Shin Godzilla, from the podcast that covered it best. Is Shin Godzilla a “nationalist” movie? As an international affairs graduate of the best public policy school in the country, I can say that it is not nationalistic. It’s patriotic. The 3/11 Disaster (Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Meltdowns) had a big influence on the movie. Godzilla effectively IS the 3/11 disaster. If it was nationalistic, I wouldn’t like it as much. Watch me tell you what every fan should know about this incredible movie. I cover the satire, the realism, and much more! This is my first episode recorded on video, but you can still listen to the audio version just like every previous episode.



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Episode 18: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) (The Effects of Atmospheric Nuclear Testing)

For a long time, this movie retained a part where the director said “Action” at the beginning of a scene. That fact is an indication that this movie was rushed as well as a bit careless, but it’s not all bad – and it can be funny. So funny in fact, it was a popular episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Brian and Nate discuss the infamous car chase, Easter Island, superhero wrestling action, and everything else about this glorious train-wreck. Our related topic is the history and effects of nuclear testing.


Introduction: 0:00 – 1:26

Part 1 – Film Description: 1:26 – 6:10

Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 6:10 – 48:58

Part 3 – Related Topic: 48:58 – 1:10:42

Closing: 1:10:42 – End


Correction: We originally said that the director said “Cut” at the end of a scene in the movie. He actually said “Action” at the beginning of a scene.


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Co-Host: Nathan Marchand

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