The Monster Island Film Vault

A podcast seeking entertainment and enlightenment through tokusatsu.<br /> <br /> Origin Story: After vacationing on the Monsterland Resort, professional writer/raging nerd Nathan Marchand got a job as the curator of the Vault containing the films about Monster Island’s many kaiju residents. Now he and his intrepid producer, Jimmy From NASA (who miraculously survived the infamous War in Space), record a bi-weekly podcast critically and academically examining each of the films in the prestigious Vault with one to four guest hosts chosen from Monster Island’s many tourists.<br /> <br /> Philosophy: Kaiju and/or tokusatsu fans will tell you these genres are undeniably fun. What’s often missed, though, are the deeper meanings below the sensational surface. Meanings entrenched in the story’s original historical and cultural context. That’s why this podcast believes in film appreciation. What’s that? It’s studying a movie’s script, direction, cinematography, and other aspects of filmmaking. It’s learning how and why it was created since movies aren’t made in a vacuum. This is especially true with foreign films...

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h8m. Bisher sind 69 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 8 hours 13 minutes


Episode 48 – The Tourists vs. ‘Gamera: Guardian of the Universe’

Hello, kaiju lovers! Though still grieving the loss of Gary, Nate soldiers on—without his intrepid producer, Jimmy From NASA, as mandated by the Board—because he’s finally made it to the good part of “The Year of Gamera”! He’s joined by three of the or...



MIFV MAX #4 Excerpt: The Episode 50/2nd Anniversary Announcement and How You Can Make It Happen!

Hello, kaiju lovers! What you’re about to hear is an excerpt from the most recent MIFV MAX livestream on YouTube. Normally, these are reserved for MIFV’s Patrons on Patreon, but this included such a HUGE announcement, I wanted to make it available for ev...



Episode 47: ‘Godzilla, King of the Monsters’ (1956) (feat. Elijah Thomas)

Hello, kaiju lovers! “Godzilla Redux” continues with Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (the original and not the 2019 film covered on MIFV a few months ago). Elijah Thomas (aka “The Littlest Gatekeeper”) from the Kaiju Conversation podcast joins Nate to di...



Episode 46: Daniel DiManna vs. ‘Gamera: Super Monster’

    Hello…kaiju…lovers…. The only reason this episode is long as it is because Nate’s guest, Daniel DiManna (creator/author of the Godzilla Novelization Project) is the most talkative introvert ever of all time. But even if “Danny Boy” was Superman wit...


 2021-08-11  2h30m

Episode 45, 'Godzilla: The Series' - 'New Family' & 'DeadLoch' (feat. Eli Harris)

Hello, kaiju lovers! Welcome to MIFV's first Patreon-sponsored episode and TV talk! MIFV MAX member Eli Harris visits Monster Island to discuss three episodes of the criminally underappreciated Godzilla: The Series, the vastly superior Saturday morning ...


 2021-07-28  1h33m

THE HENSHIN MEN | Podcast Promo

I (Nathan) am the "kaiju guy" now, but I used to be the "superhero guy." Now thanks to Travis from Kaiju Weekly, I've combined both! This is a promo for our new spinoff podcast, The Henshin Men, a tokusatsu superhero appreciation podcast dedicated to hig...


 2021-07-19  1m

Episode 44: The MSTies vs. ‘Gamera vs. Zigra’ (feat. Travis Alexander and Neil Riebe)

Hello, kaiju lovers! After calling in a favor at the last second to get a replacement guest, Nate sits down with Kaiju Weekly’s Travis Alexander and kaiju author Neil Riebe to discuss one of Gamera’s lowest points: Gamera vs. Zigra. Yes, before Jaws, ...


 2021-07-14  1h37m

Bonus Episode 8 - 'Godzilla: Singular Point' (feat. Kaiju Weekly)

By our powers combined! In true Amalgam Comics fashion, The Monster Island Film Vault and Kaiju Weekly have fused to form a super-show (“Kaiju Film Vault Weekly”?) to discuss 2021’s next big tent-pole kaiju release, the Netflix anime Godzilla: Singular ...


 2021-06-30  2h25m

Episode 43: 'Godzilla' (1954) (feat. The Tourists) | Godzilla Redux

Hello, kaiju lovers! By popular (and Godzilla’s) demand, MIFV is starting a new series on episodes on the Godzilla franchise called “Godzilla Redux”! It starts with the one that started it all, the 1954 classic Godzilla (aka Gojira) starring Akira Takar...


 2021-06-23  1h29m

Episode 42: Ben Avery vs. 'Gamera vs. Jiger'

Hello, kaiju lovers! The “Year of Gamera” reaches its midpoint in an episode that’s the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Well, not really. But you will hear Nate and returning guest/multi-podcaster Ben Avery discuss 1970’s Gamera vs. Jiger. ...


 2021-06-09  1h50m