The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

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Byrd, Matt and Trev celebrate the legacy of Japanese action star Sonny Chiba, who recently passed away at the age of 82.  We talk about Chiba's humble beginnings as a star of low budget tokusatsu productions, becoming a global martial arts icon
Byrd and Matt are joined by Chris Marti (Cosmic Monster) and Jared Foust (Xenofauna) to discuss the rich history of kaiju fan films!  We discuss their recent short Ultraman Sorta vs. Godzilla (which Jared directed and Chris did sound design for
Byrd and Matt are joined by Maser Patrol's Kevin Derendorf and Josh Greilich to discuss the four-film retelling of Neon Genesis Evangelion.  With the long awaited fourth film, Thrice Upon a Time now out on Amazon Prime, we finally get a chance
Byrd, Matt and Tom discuss Jun Fukuda's obscure sci-fi comedy, Konto 55: Grand Outer Space Adventure.  The film stars the comedy duo Konto 55, as they and their mutual love interest are abducted by aliens in order to study earthlings' knack for
SciFi Japan's Bob Johnson returns to discuss the return of Godzillafest, the largest Godzilla film festival in the country. We also talk about Bob's commentary track on Arrow's Gamera the Brave blu-ray, the complicated nature of the Godzilla s
Get ready for a real "two plus two cooperation" as we are joined by Joseph Schafer and Ian Cory (of the Evangelion podcast, the Human Instrumentality Podcast) to take a deep dive into Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's radical, yet beloved Godzi
Byrd and Matt are joined by guest hosts Tom and Kevin to discuss the divisive new Godzilla anime series on Netflix.  This co-production between Toho, Bones, and Studio Orange was a bold and different take on a Godzilla story, incorporating phys
Byrd and Matt are joined by the prolific voice actress, Tiffany Grant!  Tiffany is one of the most prolific voice actresses in the dubbing world, having worked on titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, the Gamera trilogy, Vampire Hunter D, Sup
Author, script consultant and film historian Ray Morton stops by the podcast to discuss all things King Kong!  Ray wrote History of a Movie Icon, the definitive book on the Kong franchise.  We discuss a wide range of Kong-centric topics includi
Byrd and Matt discuss the rare Toei disaster drama, The Final War.  The film takes inspiration from the same story as Toho's more often seen The Last War from the following year and tells the stories of several groups of average Japanese citize
Byrd and Matt are joined by guest host Trev (Days of Future Podcast/Failure to Franchise) to discuss the Asylum's recent b-movie blockbuster, Ape vs. Monster.  Created to cash in on this year's anticipated crossover, Godzilla vs. Kong, the film
Byrd is joined by Kevin Derendorf (Maser Patrol) and Justin Mullis (Man Creates Dinosaurs blog) to interview prolific author Greg Keyes!  Greg has had an extensive career as a novelist, but is most known to kaiju fans as the author of the graph
Byrd, Matt and Kevin discuss the low budget South Korean kaiju oddity, War of the God Monsters!  This obscure film uses stock footage from various Tsuburaya kaiju tv shows to string together a story about global warming awakening angry dinosaur
Byrd and Matt are joined by director Daniel Lusko to discuss his new film Ape vs. Monster from the Asylum!  We discuss how he got started in the business, the Asylum's production model, working with extremely limited time and money, how he choo
Byrd, Matt and Kevin discuss Netflix's recent Pacific Rim anime series, which was released in early March of 2021.  This co-production between Legendary and Polygon Pictures takes place after the events of Pacific Rim: Uprising and follows two
Byrd and Matt are joined by frequent guest host Trev (Days of Future Podcast and Failure to Franchise), as well as independent game developer Alex Rushdy (13AM Games) to unpack the recent film, Monster Hunter directed by Paul WS Anderson.  This
Byrd and Matt are joined by frequent guests Tom and Trev to unpack the recent cross over film, Godzilla vs. Kong.  We give our review, as well as discuss the film's long road to completion, director Adam Wingard, cut subplots, and the future of
Byrd and Matt conduct a taste test experiment with their children and significant others to review recent Godzilla vs. Kong tie in food.  Byrd is joined by Kim and Julia, and Matt is joined by Sara and Landon to review FYE's exclusive Ultimate
In the lead up to Godzilla vs. Kong, Byrd, Matt, and Tom are joined by author John LeMay (The Lost Films, Kong Unmade, Jaws Unmade) to talk about the original classic showdown!  On this audio commentary, we talk about the surprisingly tragic wa
Byrd, Matt and Maser Patrol's Kevin Derendorf scrape the bottom of the barrel for more King Kong rip offs and come back with tales to tell!  This time, we discuss the Italian-Canadian film Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977), the Asylum's Ki
Byrd and Matt are joined by Kevin Derendorf (Maser Patrol/Kaiju For Hipsters) and Justin Mullis (Man Creates Dinosaurs blog) to talk about King Kong's animated forms, with a spotlight on four "unofficial" animated films that were made without t
In 2018, Byrd and Tom joined up with the Movie Graveyard Podcast for an audio commentary for 1961's UK classic Gorgo!  We talked about the state of the giant monster genre at the time, how it would go on to influence kaiju cinema, its origins a
Byrd and Matt get together with Kevin and Ultra superfan Connor to discuss the most recent Ultraman show, 2020's Ultraman Z!  We talk about its troubled production history, our favorite and least favorite moments, and more!  But first we have a
Byrd and Matt are joined again by Trev and Tom to discuss the 2020 film Love and Monsters!  The film takes place seven years after a giant monster apocalypse, as our protagonist Joel travels across a monster filled terrain to find his high scho
We're back with something a little different this time as we're joined by Trev and Tom to discuss some Japanese flavored takes on everyone's favorite caped crusader.  We talk about the heavily anime and kaiju influenced Batman Unlimited animate
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