In the latest Bonus Behind-the-Scenes Special Feature, I explain how I created the show’s structure and the role my patriotism played. I put this feature together to go into my thought process during that time. I strongly believe that America helps its friends and its allies, and that we stay strong for them, as they help us. The structure itself reveals the important information and opinions every time it’s used.
Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel
Video Location: St. Joseph River, Spencerville, Indiana
This is our G-Fest Conference panel, which took place at 12:00pm (CDT) on July 14, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. In it, we compare and contrast alien invasion stories in movies from the Godzilla franchise and from American kaiju/sci-fi movies. I connect the stories from the Godzilla movies to events and trends in Japanese history, while Taylor connects the stories from American films to events and trends in American history. I highlight events from World War II, post-war globalization, nationalism, and the Japanese stock market crash in 1989/1990. Taylor highlights events from the Great Depression, the Red Scare, resource management, and technology.
I’d like to send a shout-out to our patrons Kyoei Toshi, Sean Stiff, William Mize, and Eric White. Thank you for your support! I really appreciate it.
Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Taylor Hensley
Editor/Director/Video: Brian Scherschel
Video Location: Crowne Plaza O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois
Daniel DiManna of the Godzilla Novelization Project comes back to the show to review this tokusatsu extravaganza. The film is based in science-fiction, action, and Ishiro Honda’s particular brand of optimistic pacifism. With the combination of superb models and vehicles, top-notch effects, and a unique fast-paced story, the movie does everything well all at once. We discuss how cool it would be to be inside the theater that gets destroyed by an absolute zero weapon in the movie you’re watching in it, Yoshio Tsuchiya’s mind control adventure, and militarizing the crap out of the space program in the name of peace. The related topic for this episode is the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
You can find Daniel DiManna’s Godzilla Novelization Project here: