godzilla vs. mechagodzilla

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters: the first 60 years of destruction in title cards.

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Toho’s Godzilla Blu-ray covers. Hail to the king, baby.

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ); aka Godzilla vs. The Bionic Monster, aka; Godzilla vs. The Cosmic Monster, aka; Godzilla Contra I Robot, Toho Co. Ltd. (東宝株式会社), 1974-1977.

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60 Years of Godzilla! HAPPY GODZILLA DAY!

What happened 22 years ago wasn’t a natural disaster!

Nope, it was me falling headfirst into this fandom. Godzilla is something that I clearly give a shit about. I’ve ravenously devoured each and every adventure. Children’s books to television shows made with toys. Video games to comic books. I’ve been obsessed for years.

It’s probably because Godzilla is the one thing that I always go back to. Although I feel I may have burned myself out in my terrifying marathon of Godzilla stuff (i.e. everything I had, including multiple cuts of the films). Godzilla is the perfect embodiment of everything I love in science fiction and fantasy. It is also intertwined with the memories I shared with a lot of people, many of which are gone.

Godzilla is amazing. He morphs into whatever the story needs, and his ability to change yet retain, more or less (stares at the 98’ film), his core character is the reason he endures. Also, I think, deep down, we all want to destroy the world.

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Evolution of the Maser Cannon. From top to bottom:

  1. Markalite Cannon, The Mysterians (1957)
  2. Atomic Heat Cannon, Battle in Outer Space (1959)
  3. Atomic Heat Ray Gun, Mothra (1961)
  4. A-Cycle Light Ray, Monster Zero (1965)
  5. Type 66 Maser Cannon, War of the Gargantuas (1966)
  6. Hyper Laser Cannon, The Return of Godzilla (1984)
  7. MBT-92, Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
  8. ASTOL-MB93, Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
  9. DAG-MB96, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
  10. Type 90 Maser Cannon, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)