omgitsgodzilla wrote: JVM wrote:
The main thing I want to know is why David Kalat apparently doesn't know the Bionic Monster story, heh
I'm not sure I'm remembering what you're referring to offhand, but I'm pretty sure he details the whole Bionic/Cosmic Monster name thing in his book.
I was pretty excited to see that interview; I loved his book (I've got the older version) and I really enjoy his audio commentaries. He always sounds really genuinely enthusiastic and there's a lot of great information as well.
Here it is:
I distinctly remember seeing previews on TV [for "Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster"] and insisting my parents take me—and as a part of that memory, I also remember that the TV preview called the first feature Godzilla vs. The Bionic Monster. Now, I may be remembering that wrong—and unfortunately there's no easy way for me to fact check this, unless someone involved in distributing it back in 1976 wants to step forward and clarify.
It might just be awkward choice of words on his part, but I'm not sure I can be blamed for interpreting that as "I swore I saw it referred to as Godzilla vs. the Bionic Monster
but it seems like that never happened" which only seems off to me because I've seen the posters with the original title online before and I've known the supposed popular story for almost the entirety of my Godzilla fandom. I suppose it's possible the story's been busted, or something - I'm not a historian. But still, it struck me as an odd statement coming from someone as genuinely intelligent as David Kalat.
I'm not taking a dig, I like the guy and enjoyed his commentary work, for the record.