Monster of the Day #738

Man, these things are like potato chips.*

[*Actually, I prefer pretzels myself.]

  • Flangepart

    Yeah, this stuff just cries out for a riffing…or humorous captions (Hint, Hint…)

  • The Rev.

    Wow, I’ve not seen any of these.

    God, look how young Kenpachiro Satsuma looks in that one where he’s in the Hedorah costume! The one G-Fest I went to, I got a poster I’d won in a drawing signed by the two men in that photo. One of my most prized possessions.

  • Eric Hinkle

    In that picture of ‘Godzilla versus the Sea Monster’… “How long do I have to hold this pose?!? Another five hours until the “star” is ready? Screw it, next time I’m working with Bert I. Gordon!”

  • Eric Hinkle

    And I really love that one at top with Rodan. That’s from the very first movie with him, right?

  • bgbear_rnh

    “A gland in the caterpillar is use by Japanese men to treat ED. “

  • bgbear_rnh

    you ever wonder if the guys who built the miniature sets stuck around and watched the destruction or did they all just quietly leave and go have a beer together.

  • Rock Baker

    Yep, the major set-piece of RODAN involved the monster’s glide down from the top of that building. Looking at these miniature cities, I sometimes wonder if the effects guys wandered around the miniature streets during their breaks, just get an ego-boost.

  • Rock Baker

    One thing’s for sure, they had steady work during this period! I’m reminded of what Roger Moore once said concerning the Bond sets, in effect that they would spend a fortune to build them, only to spend another fortune to destroy them!

    Actually, I think a lot of the miniature construction at Toho was done by the equivalent of cleaning women, so it wasn’t considered very glamorous work until the pyrotechnics guys came in!

  • With each of these type pictures I’m torn between “Hey, neat!” and “YOU’RE RUINING MY CHILDHOOOOOOOD!”

  • Rodford Smith

    Ever see the Mike Nesmith 1985 TV series “Television Parts”? In one skit he lampooned both his song “Joanne” and the kaiju genre.

    “Well her name was Rodan, and she lived in a harbor off Japan…”

  • Eric Hinkle

    I wonder what it must have been like to do one of those scenes and then be told it had to be re-done because someone’s elbow was in the frame or the like. All that prep work — all over again!