Monster of the Day #584

Kind of a no-brainer after yesterday’s MotD.

Here’s a shot of the two monsters contending, with (as Cullen has noted yesterday), a Doctor Who Easter egg.

  • Flangepart

    “Sarah Jane, hand me my scarf!”

  • Gamera977

    Not really my favorite Harryhausen monster but still I love griffons so it’s super cool. How can you not love a super preditor half-eagle and half-lion.

    And Tom Baker made a great evil wizard.

  • Ken_Begg

    He borrowed that beard from Roger Delgado.*

    [Yes, I know Anthony Ainley would make more sense. Screw that, I’m a Delgado man.]

  • bgbear_rogerh

    and if you equipped it with multi-warhead nuclear missiles it would be a MIRV Griffon.

  • Gamera977

    LOL, thanks bgbear, I needed that!

    I was trying to come up with a Merv Griffon joke but yours is much better.

  • MrTongoRad

    In the days before Ravenclaw and Huffenpuff there was Centaurian, but it didn’t play nice with Griffindor.

  • Flangepart

    The joke that hits two targets at once!

  • I liked this monster, but I thought it was underused. To be fair, though, I only saw this one once, way back in the 90’s (on TNT, I believe, back when that was about the best channel on the dial).

    Looking at it again, it looks like a furry RoboStrux toy. Griffox?

  • Who isn’t a Delgado man? Honestly, the man was great as the Master.

  • Ericb

    Yup. What was great about his master was the way he portrayed him having so much fun with his evil plans to the point that he seemed into it not because he really wanted to rule and/or destroy the universe but because it was so much fun to try. That Delgado managed to do this while also making the master a likeable character was just brilliant.

  • Gamera977

    Well Degado was to the Master what Sean Connery was to Bond. Ainley was ok, funny apparently he wanted to play the Master as more serious but the guys in charge wanted the role camped up.
    The last episode of the original series ‘Survival’ was stupid, preachy and sucked but they did allow Ainley to play the Master as out right-evil and personally I thought maybe was his best performance in the role.