Episode: Kaiju and Ecology

Art by Jared P Foust @xenofauna on Instagram

Happy (war on) Christmas 💚

This month kaiju* superfan Jase Short guest-stars, as we review six kaiju flicks, focusing on the ecological themes of these genre classics. 

We conclude with a No Fate Project report, on the surprise emergence of real Kaiju in our timeline. 

*Japanese word for ‘strange beast’, popularised by Godzilla. 

Hosted by Derek Johnson and Ani White, edited by Lidia Grigorut and Ani White.

Timecodes:

  • Recs: 3.25
  • Kaiju genre overview: 11.20
  • Godzilla (1954): 15.20
  • Mothra vs Godzilla (1964): 24.10
  • Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971): 36.20
  • Godzilla vs Biollante (1989): 50.50
  • Shin Godzilla (2016): 1.01.00 / 61.00
  • The Host (2006): 1.13.30 / 73.30
  • No Fate Project report: 1.26.40 / 86.40

Recs:

Featured tracks:

Further background music:

Media samples:

  • All reviewed films + Godzilla 2000 (1999)
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
  • Inside Out (2015)

Sound effects by SOUND Effects Public Domain, kangaroovindaloo

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