Godzilla: The Animated Series

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What are your thoughts?

LOVE IT
43
32%
Like it
56
41%
Neutral
18
13%
Dislike it
8
6%
ARRRGHH SKREEENK GINO
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8%
 
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Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby TheLastGezora » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:25 pm

Alright, I know it's just GINO, but I liked how they tried to make him more like the original. (And included all those references) What are your thoughts on the show?
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby GodzillaFan1992 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:30 pm

It was amazing.

Watched it alot when I was a kid.

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Postby 20th Century Boy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:40 pm

It's what first got me interested in Godzilla when I was about 4 years old, but I can't remember a thing about it. All I have is the Monster Wars DVD, which I liked, but I'm not going to judge the entire series based on a mere three episodes.

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Postby edgaguirus » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:59 pm

I enjoyed it. Gino is more like his namesake, and he had some interesting enemies.
Kaiju are just like people- giant, radioactive people.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby H-Man » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:26 am

I only saw the episode with the giant rats and the Monster Wars episode, which kind of underwhelmed me. I never made the effort to watch the other episodes after that.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Shadow » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:35 pm

Never saw it, but sounds as dull as the movie.
skreeonk GINO.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby tymon » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:46 pm

^He is? I tried watching a couple of episodes and wow, not even the movie is that cringe-worthy...
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby kpa » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:08 pm

I might as well take the opportunity to repost links to some GODZILLA: THE SERIES articles we ran on SciFi Japan...

Series Guide with production info, episode descriptions, character bios and rare production art: http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2006 ... he-series/

A detailed look at abandoned Trendmasters' toy line: http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2011 ... -toy-line/

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby gzilla46 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:58 pm

The animated series kicked ass. I think this is what gave Zilla his fans. If so, then he has earned them.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzilla 2000 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:12 pm

tymon wrote:^He is? I tried watching a couple of episodes and wow, not even the movie is that cringe-worthy...


Same here.

I hate how people act like this was some amazing show that made redeemed Gino. No, it skreeonking didnt. It gave the Gino sympathizers something to latch onto.

"LOOK, HE'S DOING GODZILLA STUFF! SEE? IT'S NOT ALL BAD!"

Yeah, great. Now he's only slightly less of a bastardization. They got the character right (well, right enough); shame about the looks though! Yuck.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby gzilla46 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:15 pm

Godzilla 2000 wrote:
I hate how people act like this was some amazing show that made redeemed Gino. No, it skreeonk didnt.

Well, in my opinion, it did. Even the people who hated the movie ended up liking the show.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby gzilla46 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:22 pm

Godzilla The King wrote:I' m not gonna try to convert you to liking this show, I am going to defend it.
It's a fun show, I'm not claiming its great writing(Though I do like what they did with Godzilla, he is a character in the show.) I'll admit it has bad jokes, though it does get a chuckle every once in a while.
I'll admit the acting is at most mediocre. You're free to have you're opinions just if you hate it, try to be civil.

I agree 100%. Come on, man. People need to just accept that the 1998 film happened, and just take it as its own thing, and treat Zilla as Zilla. Honestly, I kind of want to see Zilla in more things in the future to see what they can do with him.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzilla 2000 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:38 pm

Oh boy, here we go again with the "people need to let it go" crap...

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby JAGzilla » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:45 pm

From the few episodes I've seen recently, it's not bad. It isn't good enough to excuse the movie, but it's watchable enough. I do really like some of the monsters it introduced, especially Crustaceous Rex, El Gusano, and The Bat. It'd be cool to see them used in a non-GINO movie or something someday. Not that it'll happen, of course.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Shadow » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Godzilla The King wrote:
Shadow wrote:Never saw it, but sounds as dull as the movie.
skreeonk GINO.


You're really missing out on something here.


Me miss out? On a TV show of the most hated monster? I don't think so.
GINO sucked, I don't see how the show could be any better.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby TheLastGezora » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:12 pm

Shadow wrote:
Godzilla The King wrote:
Shadow wrote:Never saw it, but sounds as dull as the movie.
skreeonk GINO.


You're really missing out on something here.


Me miss out? On a TV show of the most hated monster? I don't think so.
GINO sucked, I don't see how the show could be any better.

You've never even watched the show! Your argument is retarded.

Those of you who say the acting and plot is bad? May I remind you we're part of the Godzilla fanbase?

Sorry, just had to speak my mind.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Shadow » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:19 pm

Giveaway412 wrote:You've never even watched the show! Your argument is retarded.

Those of you who say the acting and plot is bad? May I remind you we're part of the Godzilla fanbase?

Sorry, just had to speak my mind.


I have never watched it, but I have seen enough of pieces of episodes to get the general image. I also wasn't making an argument, I was stating my opinion of the show, which is allowed.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzilla 2000 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:35 pm

Giveaway412 wrote:You've never even watched the show! Your argument is retarded.

Those of you who say the acting and plot is bad? May I remind you we're part of the Godzilla fanbase?

Sorry, just had to speak my mind.


So you're saying we shouldnt have standards just because some of the movies we like arent really all that great?

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby kpa » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:25 pm

Shadow wrote:GINO sucked, I don't see how the show could be any better.


The difference is the approach. TriStar's GODZILLA movie was made Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, who weren't Godzilla fans, couldn't understand how people could like the old movies, and had zero interest in honoring what had come before.

GODZILLA: THE SERIES was a cartoon spin-off from the movie, and therefore had to use the look of the monster from the film. But several people on the staff were big Godzilla fans (I was one of them) who took what they had to work with and made something much more faithful to the Toho films.

One big example came in the script for the first episode, which had Godzilla using his radioactive breath. Dean Devlin objected and told story editor Bob Skir (who co-wrote the episode) to remove those scenes. Bob refused, saying Godzilla always has radioactive breath and that fans expect to see it. Devlin relented because Bob stood his ground. It's the different between one guy "getting" Godzilla and the other one not.

I don't think G:TS is some artistic masterpiece... it's a Saturday morning kids' show made for network TV that had to deal with tight budgets and schedules, plus all of the rules and restrictions imposed by Standards and Practices. Nor do I think every Godzilla would (or should) like it. But I do feel it's a worthwhile addition to Godzilla's history, made by people who actually gave a damn about the character. There are some cool monsters and fight scenes, fun in-jokes and references to the Toho films (DAM, Monster Island, Mechagodzilla, Ifukube, Mechani-Kong etc), and a bunch of great voice actors (guest actors included Ron Perlman, Roddy McDowall, Linda Blair, Robert Forster, Michael Chiklis and Clancy Brown).

Ratings were good, Godzilla fans were generally pleased with the show, Toho was VERY happy with it, and its a favorite of some Japanese FX filmmakers. And this life-long Godzilla fan is glad to have been a part of that.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby TheLastGezora » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:16 am

Shadow wrote:
Giveaway412 wrote:You've never even watched the show! Your argument is retarded.

Those of you who say the acting and plot is bad? May I remind you we're part of the Godzilla fanbase?

Sorry, just had to speak my mind.


I have never watched it, but I have seen enough of pieces of episodes to get the general image. I also wasn't making an argument, I was stating my opinion of the show, which is allowed.
Godzilla fanbase is not part of GINO fanbase.
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That's better, originally you were saying you've NEVER seen it, and you can't have an opinion on it if you don't know enough about it.
Also, you're right. Godzilla fanbase is not part of GINO fanbase. Gino fanbase is part of Godzilla fanbase.
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Im to scared to talk to my comic book store guy. I dont know why but i have this strange feeling that he is secretly plotting against me...

Most comic store owners are pretty chill. Just say hey hows it going chit chat for 5 min then ask about how the godzilla comics are. Don't be afraid to talk to them :D


naw man, I can see murder in his eyes dude. I swear!


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