Godzilla: King of the Monster Film Franchise


You’ve seen Godzilla in movies, video games, anime series, and cartoons; worn his image on your t-shirt and lunch box; and played with his action figures. The reptilian monster with the atomic breath is a beloved pop culture icon.

In fact, “Godzilla” is the longest continuously-running movie franchise in history, with 2024 marking its 70th anniversary.

But on what animal was Godzilla’s appearance based? How did the WW2 atomic bombing of Japan influence the original 1954 “Gojira” film? How has Godzilla changed over the centuries, in both appearance and personality? And who were some of Godzilla’s greatest enemies?

Find out all this and more in this monstrously fun episode.

*Cheers to Janie, a 1993 club member whose support via BuyMeaCoffee.com/scandalwaterpod helped sponsor this episode

#Godzilla #KingoftheMonsters #MonsterMadness #Film

Show Notes for Episode 78!







Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2004, “Appetite for Destruction: Godzilla Returns! Tokyo’s Favorite Monster Turns 50”





Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Amazon.com. Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on Amazon.com and Vimeo.com in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- NoLostCausedvd.com The Theatre Downstream- TheTheatreDownstream.com “The Why Not Philosophy”- http://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Philosophy-Learned-Raptors/dp/1508557004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455555613&sr=8-1&keywords=ashley+raymer-brown

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