Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Godzilla vs. the Stone Creatures (1978)

It's been a while since we've seen Godzilla. Cartoon Network/Boomerang's sitting on the tapes of the 1978 series when they could dust them off to fill space on Da Boom's schedule, were it not for the insistence of network suits to shove CN's Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans GO! onto the Boomerschedule, where neither belongs.

Anyway, seems ol' 'Zilla (Ted Cassidy) was a globetrotter in this series, as "Attack of the Stone Creatures" finds him and the crew of the Calico in Egypt.



Rating: B.

8 comments:

Austin Schivera said...
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hobbyfan said...

Don't share. It's probably a mismatch, anyway.

Austin Schivera said...
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hobbyfan said...

Godzilla is a lizard, Austin. Scales, not fur.

Austin Schivera said...
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Goldstar said...

Godzilla is a dinosaur that was mutated through nuclear radiation. He's never been an ape.

Silverstar said...

Perhaps Austin is confusing Godzilla with King Kong. Kong is the gorilla; Godzilla is and always has been a lizard.

hobbyfan said...

Apparently Wikipedia is what's causing Austin's confusion. Here's an excerpt from their entry on Godzilla:

Gojira (ゴジラ?) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ?, "gorilla"), and kujira (鯨(クジラ)?, "whale"), which is fitting because in one planning stage, Godzilla was described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale",[19] alluding to his size, power and aquatic origin.

Really weird.