Giganticast Ep 1: Gamera Pt 1 | One of Us

Giganticast Ep 1: Gamera Pt 1

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By now you all have to be familiar with Matt Frank, right? Comic book artist superstar for all things Godzilla, Kaiju and what have you. Well, we just think of him as one of our favorite people so we gave him his own podcast to do whatever with he pleased and he, unsurprisingly, came up with Giganticast!

Our first episode, Chris sits down with Matt as he goes through the history of everyone’s favorite flying turtle, Gamera.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • El Pollo Guerrera

    Interesting show, looking forward to hear what’s coming up.

    On my DVD shelf I have 4 Gamera sets, 3 of which have just the first 6 movies (all of which you talked about), and the fourth has the first 8 and the three 90’s movies. I haven’t had the time to crack open the ‘big’ set yet.

    (I bought two of the sets, and the others were gifts because ‘I like that sort of movie’)

    Surprised that you didn’t mention that “Gamera vs. Jiger” (aka. Gamera vs. Monster X, probably the US title) featured a ton of footage from the 1970 World’s Fair, held in Osaka, Japan!

    • Matt Frank

      Thanks for listening! Future shows will be better researched 😉
      The World’s Fair was mentioned, but I couldn’t recall the details – thanks though!

      • El Pollo Guerrera

        You’re right, you did (I listened again). I just remember that the movie kept going back to the footage… I was wondering if the organizers had financially backed the movie.

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  • Winand

    quit messing around matt, we all know who you are

  • 31FilmTalk

    I am so happy right now ^_^

  • Ryan Naughton

    Yay, more Matt Frank! Can’t wait for part 2.

  • Kevin McMullin

    Poor turtle indeed Tom Servo sung it best in the Ballad ode to Tibby