Monster of the Day #1609

Seriously, this guy played nearly *everybody*. I wonder how long it would take to watch all his kaiju films. At least a couple of weeks, surely, even if you loaded up on weekends.

  • Gamera977

    So did the aliens build Mogera to resemble a giant penguin on purpose? Is the penguin a fearful animal to Japan? Did Mogera run on Linex? So many questions.

  • zombiewhacker

    Question for this week’s topic: when did Toho stop introducing new Kaiju characters by giving them their own standalone films?

    Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra got the solo treatment, but after a certain point in time it seems like the only new monster creatures introduced were punching bags for later Godzilla flicks.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I thought it was Gonzo ;-)

  • Flangepart

    As per old ‘Chrysler Building for hands?’

  • Probably with Space Amoeba in 1970. I don’t think Toho’s released another Kaiju flick that wasn’t Godzilla or Mothra related since.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    “We only want a few square kilometers of land. We come in peace!”
    “What about that giant robot that attacked us?
    *long embarrassed silence*

  • Beckoning Chasm

    This film had one of my favorite lines in the old AIP dub (the DVD dub is different). When questioning his men about the robot, the general remarks, “I understand even a pistol couldn’t harm it!”

  • Eric Hinkle

    I also have to wonder how the rest of Asia would have reacted to Japan’s plea for help: “These people came from nowhere, attacked for no good reason, are devastating our country, enslaving our people, and dragging our women away! Can you imagine? Will you help us?”

    China, Korea, Philippines, etc: “Let us take some time to get back to you on that one…”

  • Eric Hinkle

    Didn’t Nakajima also do some non-suit acting roles? I understand he appeared in minor roles in several Kurosawa movies.

  • zombiewhacker

    Yes, he was one of the bandits in Seven Samurai, one of several appearances he made in Kurosawa films.

    He also had minor non-kaiju walk-ons in several of his Godzilla films.

  • zombiewhacker

    Playing a giant penguin was his magnus opus.

  • Playing a giant penguin is everyone’s magnus opus.

  • Marsden

    Is this from the time Gonzo came back from the future as a killer cyborg?

    IIRC, Miss Piggy blew him up in a factory at the end.