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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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    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

technomonk13 ,

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 ;)

whisperingloon ,

Perefect Podcast for Someone Like Me...

Love monster movies? Check. Love quirky sci-fi? Check. Love comics? Check.

There's lots to love in this podcast, but it really all comes down to this: if you like kaiju movies, creature features, or monster comics you'll love this podcast.

Which is why I love this podcast.

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