February 2014 Archives

Godzilla - King of the Monsters


Godzilla relaxing with Momoko Kôchi (star of the original 1954 Godzilla)
As Z Z Top says, "girls go crazy for a sharp dressed man"
Note: This article borrows heavily from the long-time research done by August Ragone, Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski and David Kalat (as well as The Kaijucast podcast). Gentlemen, we salute you (with floppy rubber claws). Also, for convenience, I will be using the name "Godzilla", rather than the original japanese "Gojira". My deepest apologies (and sympathies) if this offends you.

As we approach the May 2014 of the latest American re-interpretation of "Japan's Favorite Mon-Star", we figured it would be a good time to look back to the beginning... 60 years ago to the original 1954 Godzilla. And appropriately enough for giant monster, it began with a giant problem...

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