Monthly Archives: May 2014

News recap: Miscellaneous minutia

I didn’t notice any super-exciting stories relating to Japanese-ish genre fiction in the past week, but there were a handful of tidbits worth sharing. Let’s begin with an assortment of videos: Starting things off, here’s a trailer for this year’s … Continue reading

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Weekly news recap: Kaiju and heroes and ghosts, oh my!

So, Godzilla did quite well at the box office last week. The $196,200,000 opening weekend ensured a sequel, a prospect which I’ve got no complaints about (then again, I also wanted a sequel to the 1998 film). Gareth Edwards is also … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 14: Godzilla (2014)

As promised, here’s our four-person round-table review on Legendary Pictures’ new Godzilla. Short version: we liked it, but had some suggestions for improvements. Also it was sort of a Gamera movie. The rest of the Godzilla retrospective is coming soon, but … Continue reading

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News recap (Everything’s Godzilla-related)

Hey all, I hope everyone has gotten to enjoy Godzilla (2014) by now. I’ll forego a full written review at the moment (unless someone asks for one) until we discuss it round-table in a podcast. However, I will quickly state … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 13: Godzilla in the 1970’s

For the second (maybe third) part of our Godzilla podcast retrospective, we look at Godzilla and Toho’s SF/fantasy/horror output in the 1970’s, or rather 1969 (All Monsters Attack) through 1979 (A Space Godzilla). This is a period that many Godzilla fans … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 12: The Golden Age of Godzilla

In honor of Legendary’s upcoming Godzilla movie, we marathoned the franchise. Now we’re doing a retrospective in (probably) four parts, starting with this overview of Toho Studios’ science fiction, fantasy, and horror special effects movies during the golden age of … Continue reading

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Weekly news recap (another slow news week edition)

It’s been a slow news week, at least from the perspective of someone who’s ambivalent about about Pokemon Gen 3 remakes, the 30th birthday of Transformers, and the theatrical Power Rangers reboot. However, there were a couple of things that caught … Continue reading

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