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Hello, kaiju lovers! After calling in a favor at the last second to get a replacement guest, Nate sits down with Kaiju Weekly’s Travis Alexander and kaiju author Neil Riebe to discuss one of Gamera’s lowest points: Gamera vs. Zigra. Yes, before Jaws, the Friend to All Children battled a giant alien shark who couldn't decide if he wanted to enslave humanity or eat them. Ziggy also has a bad habit of recruiting beautiful ladies as hench-people (your new PC term of the day), but they forget everything they knew before being mind-controlled—like that parading around in nothing but a bikini might not be the most inconspicuous disguise unless you're in an exploitation film for kids. Let's just say, Nate almost loses his mind in this episode. The Toku Topic is Kamogawa Sea World, because this movie is a terrible, overgrown commercial for the resort.
Afterward, Nate has to pull some Board-mandated overtime and is contacted in secret by Gary, Raymund Martin's paralegal. Nate thinks he’s found a new friend in Gary in his quest to out the Board.
Listen to Nate and Travis’s spinoff podcast, The Henshin Men Podcast, on Redcircle.
This episode's epilogue, "A Secret Ally," was written by Nathan Marchand with Michael Hamilton.
- Damon Noyes as Gary
- “Chant My Name!” by Masaaki Endo
- “Feena’s Premonition” by Jorito
- “Cross-Examination (Sudden Interjection)” by PrototypeRaptor
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.
- Intro: 0:00-12:40
- Entertaining Info Dump: 12:40-19:22
- Toku Talk: 19:22-57:45
- Advertisement: 57:45-58:24
- Toku Topic: 58:24-1:15:05
- Listener Feedback, Housekeeping & Outro: 1:15:05-1:32:26
- Epilogue: 1:32:26-end
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