Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Evangelion 1.01 - On DVD 11/17/09 - Trailer

From Funimation: "Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines the Evas and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01."

It looks like a repackaging of the show, which I loved. I just hope that when the cycle is completed that it'll have an ending that makes sense. (Or would that diminish the mystique?)

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I'm trying to get a book proposal finished. This week's installment of our Johnny Sokko episode guide is postponed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rebirth of Mothra (1996) Trailer

Watch the movie free online -- at Crackle and commercial-free at Netflix (for subscribers).

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

What Is Your Favorite Godzilla Movie?

We're taking a poll -- click your favorite movie title below!

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Episode 03. The Gargoyle Vine, A Space Plant

Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot:
The Complete Episode Guide
The Gargoyle Vine, A Space Plant
Originally aired Jan 15, 1969

Gargoyle operative Doctor Botanus arrives on Earth with the fossil of an ancient space plant. Under orders from Emperor Guillotine, the evil doctor kidnaps a respected botanist and commands him to bring the seed back to life. When the scientist refuses, Doctor Botanus performs an operation on the man's brain -- which enslaves him. Now under the doctor's control, the botanist goes to work. The fossil breaks into two and a small black bud starts to grow ...

Thursday, November 5, 2009


A Hollywood storyboard artist has worked out an alternate ending for King Kong, wherein the title ape survives ...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Giant Monster Movies: Rodan

The supersonic beast Rodan was unleashed on the world in 1956's Rodan (Toho Studios). Like studiomates Godzilla and Anguirus (Godzilla Raids Again), it was imagined as a type of prehistoric reptile mutated by radiation; the Japanese name for the monster, "Radon," is both a shortened version of "pteranodon" as well as suggesting its radioactive origins. Following the events of the original film, Rodan reappeared in several Godzilla films, as both ally and enemy.

Here is Rodan's filmography, pulled from our master list of Giant Monster Movies:

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