Rank #1: Godzilla vs. Hedorah Discussion
Steven and Ross head to Mount Fuji and join the 1 Million-strong March of young people to protest pollution, as the duo take on the extremely polarising 1971 entry in the Godzilla series, Godzilla vs. Hedorah, on the latest Kaijusaurus Podcast.
Rank #2: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Discussion
The prophecy of the Azumi Royal Family is fulfilled as Steven and Ross take on 1974's Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla - the first film for Godzilla's mechanical doppleganger, and the final film for director Jun Fukuda. This episode also includes a brief discussion of Toho’s superhero show Zone Fighter! Show Notes - Special thanks to Tim over at kaijufiction.tumblr.com for his excellent submission. Do also check out his equally excellent blog! - The Zone Fighter monster Ross said looked like it had a “giant sponge” on - its back was Spyler, who appeared in the show’s fourth episode. - Godzilla ultimately appeared in five episodes of Zone Fighter: 4, 11, 15, 21 and 25. He faced and fought Gigan for the third and final time. - Jun Fukuda’s co-writer on the film was Hiroyasu Yamamura
Rank #3: All Monsters Attack/Godzilla's Revenge Discussion
Steven, Ross, and Laura take a daydream to Monster Island, befriend Minilla and stand up to their bullies - and tackle head-on the much-maligned All Monsters Attack, more commonly known as Godzilla’s Revenge, in the latest - and very manic - episode of the Kaijusaurus Podcast.
Rank #4: King Kong vs. Godzilla Discussion
Steven and Ross resume their joint foray into the Godzilla canon, returning with thoughts and opinions on 1962's King Kong vs. Godzilla - still the highest-grossing film in Toho's canon - including some of the film's unfortunate and insensitive dated material, and the lackluster nature of Kong himself.
Rank #5: The Return of Godzilla Discussion
The Kaijusaurus Podcast returns after a few months' hiatus with Steven and Ross' discussion of the 1984 series revival and reboot, The Return of Godzilla. The duo talk of everything from cold war tensions to how the film plays in the current global political climate - with time enough to also discuss their favourite ABBA tracks.
Rank #6: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Discussion
Time travelers from the 23rd Century come back to warn the Kaijusaurus Podcast of a greatly convoluted scheme to erase it from time itself! Or at least, that's maybe how it feels - Steven and Ross wrap their heads around 1991's Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah in the latest episode of the Kaijusaurus Podcast.
Rank #7: Godzilla vs. Biollante Discussion
In their first episode of 2017, Steven and Ross discuss the 1989 fan-favourite series entry Godzilla vs Biollante. But do their opinions of the film match up to the community’s high regard of it? And look out for that Saradian agent! Show notes here: http://kaijusaurus.tumblr.com/post/156050647289/kaijusaurus-podcast-22-godzilla-vs-biollante
Rank #8: Mothra vs. Godzilla Discussion
Steven and Ross make their way through the fan-favourite fourth entry, Mothra vs. Godzilla, discussing everything from college students playing giant caterpillars to suit actors catching fire, and pitching alternate endings.
Rank #9: Godzilla vs. Megalon Discussion
Punch! Punch! PUNCH! The undersea kingdom of Seatopia unleashes its wrath on the Kaijusaurus Podcast as Steven, Ross, and Laura tackle the infamous Godzilla vs. Megalon - widely regarded as the worst of the franchise.
Rank #10: Godzilla Raids Again Discussion
Steven and Ross dive into the first Godzilla sequel, 1955's Godzilla Raids Again, and wax lyrical about how the film compares to its monstrous predecessor, and if it can match up to it.
Rank #11: Godzilla vs. Gigan Discussion
Perfect peace is finally achieved on the Kaijusaurus Podcast as Steven and Ross talk space cockroaches, children’s theme parks, and monsters of homework and too-strict mothers: it can only be 1972′s Godzilla vs. Gigan. SHOW NOTES - Apologies to all who submitted thoughts and opinions on Godzilla vs. Gigan and didn’t have them read out. We deliberately left out all listener submissions this episode as we’re currently working on more engaging ways to utilise listener submissions. We’ll have more on this soon. - Particular apologies to spacehunter-m on Tumblr, who’s blog I had many, many opportunities to mention this episode, but didn’t. Sorry! - More information on Akira Takarada’s announced run for office in Japan, can be found here: http://www.sankei.com/politics/news/160610/plt1606100037-n1.html (link in Japanese). He’s running with a newly-formed party, “Voice of Public Anger”, which specifically aims to challenge and repel Prime Minister Abe’s militarisation of the JSDF.
Rank #12: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Discussion
Assassins! A monster summit! Political espionage! Tiny twin fairies! A three-headed space demon! Shooting stars! A four-way giant monster rumble! Ruffs! It can only be 1964's fan-favourite Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, which Steven and Ross sink their teeth into in the latest episode of the Kaijusaurus Podcast.
Rank #13: Godzilla 2000: Millennium Discussion
A new Millennium dawns on the Kaijusaurus Podcast as hosts Steven and Ross take on the last Godzilla film of the 20th Century - 1999's Godzilla 2000: Millennium. Toho's franchise reboot has drawn a mixed reaction from fans over the years - what will the duo make of it? Listen now!
Rank #14: Son of Godzilla Discussion
Ross is back on the podcast as he and Steven navigate their way to Solgell Island, following the signal of a mysterious brainwave. What awaits them? Extreme weather, giant invertebrates, and the heir to the King of the Monsters - it can only be Son of Godzilla on the Kaijusaurus Podcast. Show Notes - Thanks to @nuclear-warrior, @bretlowski, @mekagojira3k, and @bluskreem for submitting their thoughts and opinions on the film. - …and apologies to @blackeye15, whose comments I forgot to read pout on the episode. Their submission follows: Son of Godzilla is on the lower end of Godzilla movies for me. Like Ebirah I appreciate a few things it does better as an adult but I think it’s still a weaker film. I have never been a big fan of Minya, I think we should keep him out, I do love Godzilla Jr. to be clear. I will admit I love the fire-breathing lesson scene and the final shot of Godzilla holding Minya. Other than that can’t really stand the little creature. I always figured Godzilla was adopting the little radioactive toad so I wondered why everyone was arguing about it over the internet when I was a kid. Apparently Nakajima considers Godzilla female which I’m totally okay with to be honest A creature named Godzilla is most certainly one of the few beefs I have with 1998’s Godzilla. Here’s the bits I’ve always loved as a kid: Kamacuras. It was super fun giving Godzilla a bunch of mook monsters he can easily tear apart rather than one equally strong monster. I keep hoping some day Toho has Godzilla fighting a swarm of them. I now appreciate the complicated marionette systems used for Kamacuras and Kumonga. None the less I think the end fight just drags on far too long at a poor pace. Kumonga shoots web! Godzilla shoots fire! Not very effective. Now Kumonga is on Godzilla! Now…nothing is happening until Minya shows up, though combo-attack was cool. It’s not really a bad Godzilla movie, it really isn’t ,it’s just kind of middle of the road and I’m very Minya biased. My favorite shot is when the Kamacuras are marching past the tower and two people are hiding, fantastic shot! I think Ebirah was more my ideal Godzilla on a jungle island adventure. - Due to the increasing length of the episodes, we will be curbing the length of listener submissions from here on out. More information on this will follow soon.
Rank #15: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Discussion
G-FORCE enlists Steven and Ross to watch and review 1993's Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II - the franchise's (early) 40th Anniversary production. But will the Kaijusaurus Podcast boys survive run ins with Rodan, Baby Godzilla, telepathic children, and Pteranodon robots? Oh, my!