Interviews

  • Mike Bogue is a long-time kaiju scholar who has written for G-Fan, Movie Milestones, Mad Scientist, Wonder, and other venues, including a ten-year-plus stint composing the Kaiju Korner column for Scary Monsters Magazine. He also wrote Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema:1951-1967 (which I reviewed, and for which we did an interview several years ago), a science-fiction short story collection, and a recent sci-fi novel. Following up his Apocalypse Then book, Bogue wrote the impressive Watching the World Die: Nuclear Threat Films of the 1980s, a non-fiction examination of worldwide films dealing with nuclear fears during a particularly hot period of the Cold War. In this interview, we will be discussing many of his works, with a focus on Watching the World Die, his work on the Kaiju Korner, and a few notes on his recent science fiction novel.

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    Interviews // March 27, 2024
  • With Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire (2024) nearing its theatrical run, Chris Mirjahangir sits down once more with director Adam Wingard to discuss the production process on this latest chapter in the MonsterVerse.

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    Interviews // March 23, 2024
  • On February 14th, 2024, I was fortunate to exclusively interview Godzilla Minus One writer/director/VFX artist Takashi Yamazaki. The interview is quite informative with inside information about the film! As a result, spoiler warning if you have not yet watched the movie. I hope you enjoy reading!

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    Interviews // March 10, 2024
  • On December 2nd, 2023, I was fortunate to exclusively interview Godzilla Minus One writer/director/VFX artist Takashi Yamazaki. I hope you enjoy reading!

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    Interviews // March 9, 2024
  • I recently had a chance to sit down with Patrick Kelley, long time Godzilla fan and author of the recently published Godzilla: the Monster Fight Records Volume I (1954-1975) and Volume II (1984-2021). Kelley has been an enthusiastic Godzilla and kaiju hobbyist for many years, and published his chronicle of Godzilla’s cinematic fisticuffs in two volumes back in August. In this interview, we discuss the project’s origins, the iterations through which the book went through, specific challenges, and unique attributes of his work–plus some fun diversions and a glimpse into the future of this promising writer. Enjoy! (more…)

    Interviews // December 10, 2023
  • Chris Mirjahangir engages in an insightful interview with Jeffrey Angles, the translator of the recently released Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again novellas. Answers to why these books were chosen and what other books may be on the docket can be found after the jump!

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    Interviews // October 15, 2023
  • Recently I had a chance to interview J.D. Lees, one of the biggest voices in the fan community. Lees is best known for creating the massive G-Con/G-Fest–a yearly convention celebrating Godzilla and tokusatsu–as well as the longest running fanzine of all time, G-Fan (note that I have written a few small articles for that publication, too–including a column called Kaiju Comics Corner… shameless plug). Lees has a long history with the convention circuit, with bringing Japanese celebrities to the USA, with helping to organize theatrical showings of giant monster films, even with putting together tours for fans around Japan. In this interview, we cover all of these topics and more, including his work on The Official Godzilla Compendium book with author Mark Cerasini, his time living in Japan, and his upcoming plans. Please take a read, and I hope you enjoy what you see. (more…)

    Interviews // September 26, 2023
  • Interview with the Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics, Robert Napton. In this interview, conducted shortly after SDCC, we cover the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong vs. Justice League comic book series from DC Comics and Monsterverse Comics from Legendary Comics. Total running time: 36 minutes, 50 seconds. This interview does end abruptly and was edited for flow. Conducted Wednesday July 26th, 2023.

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    Interviews // September 17, 2023
  • The following is an exclusive interview with the executive producer Jacob Robinson and director Willis Bulliner of the Skull Island animated show produced by Legendary Entertainment Television. Interview conducted on July 3rd, 2023 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California. This interview was edited for flow.

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    Interviews // August 19, 2023
  • The following is an exclusive interview with Nicolas Cantu who plays “Charlie” on the “Skull Island” animated show produced by Legendary Entertainment Television. Interview conducted on July 3rd, 2023 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California. This interview was edited for flow.

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    Interviews // August 18, 2023