A podcast seeking entertainment and enlightenment through tokusatsu.
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 miraculous 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.
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. Non-native audiences are separated by both time and culture with them...
A podcast seeking entertainment and enlightenment through tokusatsu. Join host/curator Nathan Marchand and his intrepid producer, Jimmy From NASA (who miraculously survived the infamous War…Continue ReadingEpisode 0 – Promo Trailer
Hello, kaiju lovers! Listen as Nathan Marchand, co-creator and season one co-host of the Kaijuvision Radio, regales you with the origin story of his new…Continue ReadingEpisode 1: Welcome…to Monster Island!
Hello, kaiju lovers! Our “Kong Quest” begins! ???? Nathan is joined by his core group of Monster Island Tourists—Nick Hayden & Timothy Deal of the…Continue ReadingEpisode 2: The Tourists vs. ‘King Kong’ (1933)
Hello, kaiju lovers! Welcome to our first minisode! (Well, our second, according to my intrepid producer, Jimmy From NASA). This is the first of a…Continue ReadingEpisode 3: The Godzilla Anime Trilogy (Mini-Analysis)
Hello, kaiju lovers! After Jimmy From NASA flies him back to Indiana to get his microphone, Timothy Deal of the Derailed Trains of Thought podcast…Continue ReadingEpisode 4: Timothy Deal vs. ‘Son of Kong’
(FYI: This was recorded before the news that 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong would be delayed). Hello, kaiju lovers! In this special “side Kong Quest” (…Continue ReadingEpisode 5: John LeMay Presents ‘King Kong vs.
Hello, kaiju lovers! In the latest episode of the “Kong Quest” (which is finally mentioned by name on the air!), Nathan is joined once again…Continue ReadingEpisode 6: Nick Hayden vs. ‘King Kong Escapes’
Merry Christmas, kaiju lovers! As part of Nathan’s continuing series on films covered in his absence on Kaijuvision Radio, this mini-sode examines Ishiro Honda’s 1955…Continue ReadingEpisode 7: ‘Half Human’ (Mini-Analysis)
Hello, kaiju lovers! We’re kicking off 2020 with the Eighth Wonder’s return to Hollywood in a film brought about by Italian producer Dino de Laurentiis.…Continue ReadingEpisode 8: Ben Avery vs. ‘King Kong’ (1976)
Hello, kaiju lovers! Nathan covers yet another film discussed on his former podcast, Kaijuvision Radio, by Brian Scherschell: Ishiro Honda’s 1957 tokusatsu classic, The Mysterians.…Continue ReadingEpisode 9: ‘The Mysterians’ (Mini-Analysis)