A podcast about all things kaiju from two lifelong friends and fans of the subject.
Episode 60 - Godzilla In Zone Fighter Part 2
We're back in the zone! KES and Slick check out 4 more episode of Zone Fighter featuring our favorite giant nuclear bad boy with a heart of gold, Godzilla! The Zone family is fighting off the evil forces of the Garogas and their Fearbeasts. They call upon their bestie/sparring partner Godzilla to help bail them out. Watch as Godzilla and Zone Fighter, who gets second billing in his own show, face off against Gigan, uhhh...Screwhead...Octopushead...Jar Jar Binx with sunglasses, Brain Megalon, and the one who gets a hole shot through him...close enough.
We also go over our bi-weekly purchases and give OIWF the episode off.
Episode 59 - Cozzilla (Luigi Cozzi‘s Godzilla)
Happy (belated) Godzilla Day! The Podcast From Odo Island continues our tradition of celebrating the big guy's birthday in questionable ways. This year we're going against Toho's wishes and watching Luigi Cozzi's Godzilla. It's in Italian, it was made in 1977, and it has weird colors on the screen throughout it's padded duration. It's basically the 1956 US version with some "bonus scenes" and by bonus scenes we mean a shark and Octopus fighting and random WWII atrocities. It's...not the best but we have a fun conversation about it.
We also go into our weekly purchases and OIWF shenanigans as always.
Episode 58 - Godzilla In Zone Fighter Part 1
On this episode, KES and Slick enjoy Godzilla and his pals getting into the zone! Zone Fighter is the story of the Zone family morphing into Ultra Man like Power Rangers to fight evil doers of the galaxy. In this 2 part episode, that evil doer is the dastardly King Ghidorah. We'll walk you through this 2 part episode arch in detail and then we'll talk about how much we liked it. Okay that second part is a lie but everything else happened.
Then we'll talk fig purchases of the past 2 weeks as well as all the major happenings in the OIWF.
Episode 57 - Rodan
One Chris watches Rodan but then all of a sudden two Chris's are watching 2 Rodans! WHAT!? Thats right, KES and Slick are checking out the original Rodan from 1956. What worked, what didn't, the music, the suits, the works. We cover it all and then lay down a definitive ranking.
We also talk the PM Gorosaurus figure that Slick was lucky enough to find, his new LOOSE Neca Reactor Glow Godzilla, and some more of his bag glip dealings while KES is once again figless despite searching high and low for Gorosaurus.
We cap things off with OIWF nonsense.
Episode 56 - Varan
Tumultuous, terrifying, so awesome it will shock you to the core. Varan - The Unbelievable. Well believe it pal because we're covering both the US and Japanese versions. We'll talk about what we liked, disliked, and recommendations for viewing (hint: 3x speed). We'll also talk about the differences and find out which version is superior.
We also talk figs, KES has a Neca Reactor Glow Loot Crate Exclusive and "completes" his Neca collection. Slick is back into the monogram bag clips. It's like we never moved on. We also talk about OIWF but we've been slacking on fig photography so use your imaginations.
Episode 55 - Troll Hunter
Slick and KES venture into Norway for this 2010 cult hit. Troll Hunter was critically acclaimed in it's homeland and well regarded internationally as well. It even won Fangoria's 2012 best foreign language film. But the important question is what did WE think? Did this original, quirky, and yet still dark and mysterious sci-fi cult classic impress us on it's shoe string budget or did this fall into the pit of every other shaky cam found footage/mockumentary tie an onion around your belt because that was the style at the time movie? Listen and find out. We also talk figs and OIWF. A fun time all around. NEW INTRO...kinda.