G-Force: A Kaiju Podcast

G-Force: A Kaiju Podcast

A rotating cast of kaiju enthusiasts from all walks of life, headed by co-hosts Nick and Andrew, dive into geeky dissection of all things kaiju- alternating between discussion of a randomly-chosen kaiju film, and genre discussion topics ranging from kaiju on television, to the state of the fandom, to favorite suits for everyone's favorite radioactive saurian! Join us for this bi-monthly podcast; you never know what you're going to get next!

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September 13, 2021 59 min

Nick, James, and Evan gather to discuss what qualities define Gamera’s character to us, why we believe the character has such longevity, and whether Gamera has different interpretations in the same way that Godzilla does. Plus monochrome motives, Gamera outside of Japan, conflicting Zigra-related instructions, and much more!

Introductions - (0:46)
What Defines Gamera's Character? - (1:30)
Why Does Gamera Endure/Where is Gamera? - ...

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Nick, Andrew, and Brendan band together yet again to discuss 2013's Pacific Rim! Plus the Mako Mori test, the coolest man alive, our opinion on a hypothetical Godzilla/Pacific Rim crossover, and more!

Intro - (0:32)
Synopsis - (1:09)
Opening Thoughts - (5:25)
Human Characters - (8:11)
Monsters, Mechs, & Special Effects - (41:39)
Score - (1:11:32)
Stray Thoughts - (1:15:26)
MVP - (1:27:56)
Final Thoughts - (1:30:37)
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Nick, Andrew, James, and Evan gather to discuss what qualities define Godzilla’s character to us, why we believe the character has such longevity, and what our favorite role for Godzilla as a character in film is. Plus, the Godzilla Pattern, the Godzilla Rogues Gallery, references to almost the entire Justice League individually, and much more!

Introductions - (0:47)
Why Does Godzilla Endure? - (2:38)
What Defines Godzilla's Chara...

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Nick, Andrew, and Brendan discuss 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars! Plus the connections between Final Wars and Star Wars, Xillien contractual obligations, a lot of discussion of kaiju body weights, James’ secret Final Wars cameo, the kaiju-consensus game, and much more!

Introductions - (0:32)
Synopsis - (1:02)
Opening Thoughts - (6:04)
Human Characters - (8:34)
Monsters & Special Effects - (59:12)
Score - (1:58:26)
Stray Thoughts - (2:05:...

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Nick, Andrew, Evan, and James gather to conclude our discussion of Zone Fighter (as seen in the credits of Godzilla: Singular Point!), with the final 2 episodes, a series retrospective, and a pitch for what a 27th episode grand finale could have been! Plus numerous discussions on Garoga lairs that leads to our best headcanon yet, the imminent ascension of the Zone Family and their most surprising character arc, a majorly-deteriorat...

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Nick, Evan, and Brendan discuss the classic 1962 film, King Kong vs. Godzilla! Plus the best of the Carl Denham archetypes, whether or not the filmmakers wrote themselves into the characters,  one of the greatest monster fights of all time, and more!

Introductions - (0:32)
Synopsis - (1:24)
Opening Thoughts - (4:11)
Human Characters - (7:27)
Monsters & Special Effects - (36:58)
Score - (1:13:08)
Stray Thoughts - (1:21:05)
MVP - (1:30:2...

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Nick, Andrew, Evan, and James discuss Zone Fighter, episodes 23-24, primarily by using a LOT of Star Trek and Doctor Who references and plenty of gallows humor… plus lots of barking dogs (sorry- or congratulations, to those of you who’ve said you enjoy hearing them!), the surprise character that’s grown on us all, an abundance of headcanon-fire, an examination of Zone Fighter’s mounting violence, two polar-opposite Terror-Beast aes...

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Nick, Andrew, James, and Evan discuss 1997’s less-beloved Rebirth of Mothra II. Will they join the crowd in condemnation? Or rise up as underdog defenders? Tune in to find out! Plus, how Mothra’s fairies are like Mad Max, as many Star Wars references as we usually make Star Trek references, how NOT to comfort the grieving, ‘borrowed’ sound effects, and much more!

On with the Show - (1:04)
Introductions - (1:38)
Synopsis - (2:24)
Openin...

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Nick, Andrew, Evan, and James discuss Zone Fighter, episodes 20-22, possibly the strongest batch of episodes we’ve ever reviewed! Plus, a LOT of callback to episode 17 (go listen to episode 28 of our podcast first; you won’t regret it!), the Garoga Eye Code, the most ruthless member of the Zone Family, the incredible escalation of body-count (“The death-toll is catastrophic!”), the ‘Homeless Godzilla’ theory, the Zone Fighter inspi...

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The Random Number Generator marks its triumphant return as Nick, Andrew, Brendan, Parker, and Evan gather to discuss 1966’s Daimajin! Plus the element that ties this film to both the original Gojira and The Phantom Menace, the many theories about what Daimajin actually is, the Japanese media trend of repurposing Christian symbology, and much more!

Introductions - (0:47)
In Memory of Shunsuke Kikuchi - (1:08)
Daimajin - (2:28)
Synopsis ...

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Nick, Andrew, James, and Evan herald the grand return to Zone Fighter, episodes 17-19; including some of our favorite and least favorite episodes to-date! Plus a major milestone, crucial counter-propaganda, musings on the fourth dimension and multitudinous variants thereof, the greatest kaiju movie from the 90s that you’ve never heard of, MechaGodzilla’s debt to Zone Fighter, comparative corpse-levels with Ultraman, the true reason...

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(Art in thumbnail is by Noger Chen.)

There's a new Godzilla movie, which means there are new Godzilla fans! If you saw and enjoyed Godzilla vs. Kong  and you want to explore the original Japanese films as well, this episode is for you! In this episode, Nick, Andrew, James, & Evan offer you their Godzilla recommendations, a brief history of the franchise, and tell you where you can watch each film on the list!

Introductions - ...

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Nick, Andrew, and Brendan bring you special coverage of the release of Godzilla vs. Kong, and this long-building culmination of our Monsterverse series! Plus the movie’s hidden Denham, why this movie may be the Star Trek: Voyager of the Monsterverse, how a certain [spoiler] character amalgamates all previous versions of that character, the tunnel that was never actually built (and why), a surprising number of literary references, a...

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Before you watch the film...

With the release of Godzilla vs. Kong imminent, join us for this special episode- recorded alongside the episodes of the last several months, follow our (Spoiler-free!) behind-the-scenes journey of anticipation and trepidation, excitements and frustration; hear what it is we're worried about, and what it is we're looking forward to, with this glimpse into our developing mindset, and the perspecti...

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Nick, Andrew, Brendan, and James gather to discuss 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Plus some significant opening rantage, the importance of novelizations to the Monsterverse, thematic choices that were not well thought-out, continuity debates and history lessons and much more! It’s a jam-packed, epic discussion that we hope you’ll enjoy listening to as much as we did recording it!

Introductions - (0:52)
Synopsis - (1:31)
Openin...

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It was the best of Kongs, it was the worst of Kongs. Nick, Andrew, Brendan, and Parker discuss the best- or worst- film of the Monsterverse, depending on who you ask! The sparks will fly as we tackle who the REAL villain of Skull Island is, whether Kong is a savage killer or sympathetic protector, worldbuilding, character deaths, and much more! Forget Godzilla vs. Kong… THIS is the Monsterverse throwdown you’ve been waiting for! (E...

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Nick, Andrew, and Evan are joined by new voice Brendan to embark down the Road to Godzilla vs. Kong- their first stop, Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla! Plus, Monsterverse Serizawa’s analogues in the Japanese films, the universal story of one major moment; the light going on for the audience just as it does onscreen, The Lego Connection, and Heat Lamp Viewing Mode!

Introductions - (0:51)
Introducing Brendan! - (1:07)
Godzilla (2014) &...

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February 13, 2021 5 min

Starting this Tuesday, G-Force: A Kaiju Podcast is embarking on The Road to Godzilla vs. Kong! Leading up to the titanic clash between Godzilla and Kong, G-Force will be reviewing Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters! Here is a preview of part 1!

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Nick, Andrew, Evan, and James discuss episodes 15-16 of Zone Fighter- with the Garoga’s most straightforward pair of plans to date! Plus- what the Zone family could learn from Star Trek fashion, what Goldfinger could learn from Garoga fashion, what Takeru could learn from his own past fashions… actually, just a LOT of discussion about fashion. PLUS the Japan-Dalek connection, the Peacelandian-Skynet connection, the Garoga-Sontaran ...

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Nick, Andrew, Parker, and James join together to discuss the oft-maligned Gamera: Super-Monster! Plus the gift of pre-VHS viewing, a mystery that will require years of academic study, a stock-footage face-off, and the best scene in any movie ever made (not to be confused with the best explosion ever made!)

Introductions - (0:33)
Synopsis - (1:17)
Opening Thoughts - (4:02)
A Different Structure & The Cast - (6:02)
The Opening Through...

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