Episode 42: Ben Avery vs. 'Gamera vs. Jiger'


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Hello, kaiju lovers!

The “Year of Gamera” reaches its midpoint in an episode that’s the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Well, not really. But you will hear Nate and returning guest/multi-podcaster Ben Avery discuss 1970’s Gamera vs. Jiger. This movie, which shockingly opened the year the Japanese film industry crashed, serves as a (sorta) big budget travelogue/commercial for Expo ’70, the first world’s fair held in Asia. Both “Cornjob” and a yellow submarine return, but outer space is replaced with “innerspace” as the Kennys travel inside Gamera to cure him of his “impregnation” by Jiger, an ancient female demon beast. I’m not making this up. It’s a movie that may have anticipated The Exorcist and Alien. The Toku Topic, naturally, is Expo ’70. I mean, what else would it be?

Afterward, Nate and Jimmy get a surprise visit from Monster Island’s resident mad scientist and mushroom enthusiast, Dr. Dante Dourif, who’s been sent on a mission to “stabby-stabby” Nate with a syringe filled with his mushroom-enhanced COVID-19 vaccine. Oh my….

Check out all of Ben’s podcasts: -Strangers and Aliens -Welcome to Level 7 -The Comic Book Time Machine -Supersonic Pod Comics

Guest stars:

  • Daniel DiManna as Dr. Dourif

Additional music:

Sound effects sourced from Freesound.org.

We’d like to give a shout-out to our MIFV MAX patrons Travis Alexander and Michael Hamilton (co-hosts of Kaiju Weekly); Danny DiManna (author/creator of the Godzilla Novelization Project); Eli Harris (elizilla13); Chris Cooke (host of One Cross Radio); Bex from Redeemed Otaku; Damon Noyes, and The Cel Cast! Thanks for your support!

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This episode is approved by the Monster Island Board of Directors.

Timestamps: Intro: 0:00-6:02 Entertaining Info Dump: 6:02-13:07 Toku Talk: 13:07-55:48 Advertisement: 55:48-56:25 Toku Topic: 56:25-1:30:29 Housekeeping & Outro: 1:30:29-1:40:35 Epilogue: 1:40:35-end

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