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Hello and welcome to Earth Destruction Directive, a Daikaiju Podcast! I am your host, Luke Jaconetti, and I want to take you all on a trip into the wild, woolly, and sometimes wacky world of Japanese giant monsters! We're going to talk about all your favorites -- from Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah all the way down to Gappa and Yonggary, and everyone in between! Plus giant heroes like Ultraman and Super Robots like the Shogun Warriors! This is Earth Destruction Directive -- let's get stomping!
The show's logo was created by Eisner Award nominated artist Joey Weiser! Besides being a heck of a good artist, Joey is also a fellow giant monster fan!  You can check out all of his stuff, including the fantastic AA OGN series Mermin -- at his website, http://tragic-planet.com!
Be sure to check out the Earth Destruction Directive Amazon List!  You can find just about all of the movies and comics discussed on the show there in one easy location!  Just click here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/UCEVDEU5NLT6/ref=cm_wl_huc_view
"Even with radioactivity as a mere gimmick, American movie monsters can be seen as some kind of reaction to the bomb. In a Japanese context, the monster is less a reaction to the bomb than a symbol of the bomb." David Kalat, A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series.

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Hello and welcome to Earth Destruction Directive, a Daikaiju Podcast! I am your host, Luke Jaconetti, and I want to take you all on a trip into the wild, woolly, and sometimes wacky world of Japanese giant monsters! We're going to talk about all your favorites -- from Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah all the way down to Gappa and Yonggary, and everyone in between! Plus giant heroes like Ultraman and Super Robots like the Shogun Warriors! This is Earth Destruction Directive -- let's get stomping!
The show's logo was created by Eisner Award nominated artist Joey Weiser! Besides being a heck of a good artist, Joey is also a fellow giant monster fan!  You can check out all of his stuff, including the fantastic AA OGN series Mermin -- at his website, http://tragic-planet.com!
Be sure to check out the Earth Destruction Directive Amazon List!  You can find just about all of the movies and comics discussed on the show there in one easy location!  Just click here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/UCEVDEU5NLT6/ref=cm_wl_huc_view
"Even with radioactivity as a mere gimmick, American movie monsters can be seen as some kind of reaction to the bomb. In a Japanese context, the monster is less a reaction to the bomb than a symbol of the bomb." David Kalat, A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series.

    Earth Destruction Directive 79

    Earth Destruction Directive 79

    We're going independent! That's right daikaiju fans, set your way back to 1943 (or 2005) as we watched the indy WW2 daikaiju film Deep Sea Monster Reigo, AKA Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters! After securing an official release, it is now time to give the legendary "professional fan film" a watch! It's the battleship Yamato taking on a sea monster that is part shark, part dinosaur, and all set on sinking the entire fleet! Then over in The Thing #31, it's Devil Dinosaur: The Movie! Featuring a certain green skinned leading man who just like any other out of work actor, only when he pounds the pavement, it's a 10 on the Richter scale! (h/t to Daffy Duck!) Plus news and emails on this episode of Earth Destruction Directive!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Earth Destruction Directive Episode 22 - The Robo Knight Before Christmas!

    Earth Destruction Directive Episode 22 - The Robo Knight Before Christmas!

    Do they know it's Megaforce at all? Once more we delve into the holiday fray here on Earth Destruction Directive! Yes, somehow we have another Power Rangers Christmas special to watch, as the sixth senshi Robo Knight learns true meaning of Christmas (sorta) while in a tiny village in Africa! No, we cannot get more specific than simply "Africa!" It's time to celebrate the "The Robo Knight Before Christmas!" Get yourself a steaming hot mug of cocoa (or oil, if you are more mechanically inclined), and let the clip show festivities become another Christmas Miracle! ("Christmas Miracle" and all related concepts are copyright and trademark DiMonzo Corp or Milan, Italy, all rights reserved.)

    • 32 min
    Earth Destruction Directive 78 - "Calling Monster Island..."

    Earth Destruction Directive 78 - "Calling Monster Island..."

    Come in, Monster Island!" It's time to use our power of IMAGINATION on this episode of Earth Destruction Directive! Journey with a young boy from dingy, bully laden city streets to a lush, monster laden tropical island! You guessed it, we're taking a look at All Monsters Attack, better known to older fans here in the West as Godzilla's Revenge! Also known as "that one with the kid!" And that is not all! You get not one, not two, but three issues of Iron Man as we continue to take a look at some later appearances of characters from Marvel's Godzilla! Plus news, email, and a new sponsor! So grab your vacuum tube and let's go already!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Earth Destruction Directive 77 - "I'll Feed Them to the Dolphins!"

    Earth Destruction Directive 77 - "I'll Feed Them to the Dolphins!"

    Man, imagine if the Blackfish people got a load of Zigra?! Earth Destruction Directive hits the road (so to speak) in this episode, as we head on out to Sea World, setting for our feature, Gamera vs Zigra! The hungry space shark Zigra and his foxy henchwoman plan to turn Earth into one giant, global buffet! Too bad Gamera has other thoughts! Features the long awaited return of BIKINI GIRLS! Then over in Iron Man #193, Tony Stark, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and Tigra have to deal ith Dr. Demonicus and... Godzilla?! Don't ask, just download! Plus news and listener feedback, and a cameo from Crow T. Robot, all jammed into this episode of Earth Destruction Directive!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Earth Destruction Directive 76 - "Fit For Women And Children!"

    Earth Destruction Directive 76 - "Fit For Women And Children!"

    It's a heaping, double-sized helping of giant monsters, giant heroes, and a side of casual sexism here on Earth Destruction Directive! On this episode, e are taking a look at two classic episodes of Ultraman! Up first, Fuji (the girl) and Hoshino (the kid) are out on what the Science Patrol thinks is a goose chase... until the monster Kemular appears! Then, it's a Cold ar invasion, not from Communists, but from the Underground People and their monster Telesedon! Then, it's over to th pages of Avengers, here Earth's Mightiest continue their fight against Red Ronin! Plus news and emails, all in this episode of Earth Destruction Directive!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Earth Destruction Directive 75 - "Die Hiding, or Die Fighting!"

    Earth Destruction Directive 75 - "Die Hiding, or Die Fighting!"

    It's a full out monster mash! This time out on Earth Destruction Directive, the Millenium Series comes to smashing finale in Godzilla: Final Wars! When seemingly benevolent aliens arrive on Earth, it seems as if our troubles are over! But if you have ever seen a Godzilla film before, you can guess that our visitors from beyond the stars are probably up to no good! Joining me on this episode is my good friend Adam Thibault, whom I have had countless tokusatsu discussions with, so we decided to finally record one! So download, tune in, and smash it up!

    • 1 hr 30 min

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This is a kaiju podcast by a fan for the fans. Luke is some of those rare hosts who can do a solo podcast and make it entertaining. He has a wide range of interests and knowledge spanning kaiju, tokusatsu, and comics. You never know what you’ll get with him, but you can bet it’ll be fun to listen to. This is a fan show, but he is a learned fan who is full of positive energy. Give it a listen!

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Daikaiju heaven

I just discovered this podcast a week ago, and I'm up to episode 32 already. Luke is a knowledgeable and we'll spoken host whose love of the genre is obvious. I'm hooked!!

セーラーファイター ,

Solid pod from a genre vet

I believe I recall reading articles by this podcast's host in the late fanzine Kaiju Review. Very enjoyable pod that covers eclectic subject matter. When a new episode arrives you never know if it'll cover a film, a comic, a TV Show, video game, an interview, or a million other things. They're all done well and in an engaging in-depth manner. Even the Hostess ads in Godzilla comics! And the host shares my scorn for Rob Takiguchi. Seriously, a real Japanese family would never raise a kid like that ;)

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