The Kaiju Transmissions Podcast

Join hosts Byrd and Matt as they discuss all things giant monsters, tokusatsu, and Japanese fantasy films. We'll also cover comics, cartoons, toys, books, and more! Come here for a regular dose of everything from Godzilla and Gamera to King Kong and Ray Harryhausen to Ultraman, and everything in between!

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episode 233: Notzilla (2020)

Byrd, Matt and Tom discuss the recent indie kaiju spoof, Notzilla.  After circling Hollywood and going through different hands for years, director Mitch Teemley decided to make his affectionate kaiju parody independently with a tiny budget in Cincinnati,...



episode 232: Kitamura Kraziness!

If you're still not over the end of October, Byrd, Tom and Kevin are here to help with your Halloween hangover by talking about the horror-action mashups of director Ryuhei Kitamura.  Before directing Godzilla: Final Wars, Kitamura had humble beginnings ...



episode 231: Horror of the Wolf (Guy) (Toho, Toei, and Anime OVA)

For this October horror episode, we get into some werewolf shenanigans by talking about screen adaptations of manga legend Kazumasa Hirai's strange Wolf Guy franchise.  First up, we have Toho's 1973 film, Horror of the Wolf, directed by Masashi Matsumoto...



episode 230: Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) and Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

For our first October horror episode of 2020, Byrd, Matt, and Tom are joined by Trev (Failure To Franchise, Days of Future Podcast) to discuss two shockers from exploitation maestro, Teruo Ishii.  First, we discuss Toei's controversial mad scientist tale...


 2020-10-19  1h55m

episode 229: Neo Ultra Q (2013)

Byrd, Matt, Tom and resident Ultra superfan Connor discuss 2013's series Neo Ultra Q.  This 12 episode update of the series brings a diverse and more heady science fiction spin on Ultra Q, with some of the best genre talents behind the camera.  Listen as...


 2020-10-12  2h12m

episode 228: Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars (1990)

Byrd and Matt are joined by frequent guest Kevin Derendorf (Kaiju For Hipsters), as well as first time guests Jared Foust (Xenofauna) and translator Amanda Whalen to discuss 1990's Ultra Q the Movie: Legend of the Stars!  This film update of the classic ...


 2020-09-28  1h39m

episode 227: Kaiju Masterclass: Online Convention Announcement!

In April of 2020, author Steve Ryfle approached us about being involved in organizing an online tokusatsu convention he wanted to hold in the wake of the pandemic.  Of course we said yes, and joined the rest of the team, which also includes Patrick Galva...


 2020-09-20  38m

episode 226: The iDol (2006)

Byrd, Matt and Tom review Norman England's 2006 science fiction film, the iDol!  This film features a lot of tokusatsu veterans both in front of and behind the camera.  The film follows Ken, a toy collector who quite literally ends up being controlled by...


 2020-09-12  57m

episode 225: Notzilla- Interview with Director Mitch Teemley!

Byrd and Matt welcome writer/director Mitch Teemley to the show to discuss his new kaiju comedy, Notzilla!  This loving send up of classic kaiju films had a rocky path to being made.  We discuss the original script, how it had interest from Hollywood stu...


 2020-09-03  1h20m

episode 224: Japan Sinks 2020 (Spoiler Review)

Byrd and Matt are joined by frequent guest host Kevin, as well as Justin Mullis (the Man Creates Dinosaurs blog) to talk about the recent Netflix anime series, Japan Sinks 2020.  This new adaptation of the Sakyo Komatsu disaster novel (which got two toku...


 2020-08-25  1h44m