Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re getting away from the venerable studios of Toei and Toho for the less moneyed flicks of Daiei. In particular, we’re watching the serious 1995 reboot of their goofy Gamera franchise, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe. Plot Rundown First, a Japanese ship … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Future Tense

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week we’re watching the best cartoon of the 1990s, Gargoyles, one and only venture into the genre of possible futures – season two, episode forty-three, “Future Tense”. How’s It Different? It’s a For Want of a Nail possible future, a cyberpunk dystopia with a … [Read more...]

Scripting Errors: Max Landis’ Power Rangers

Welcome back to Scripting Errors, where we look at movies that might have been! Since it would be a little shill-y to talk about the about the Power Rangers movie currently in theaters (especially so soon after Kong: Skull Island), we instead take a look at a 2014 draft of the script. Who Wrote It and When? Max … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kong: Skull Island

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re deviating heavily from the usual format to talk about an American feature film still in theaters right now. However, it’s not every summer that an American studio knocks it out of the park with a Kaiju picture, much less one set in the wider Godzilla franchise, so Kong: … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Karate Robo Zaborgar

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re examining another modern, nostalgia-driven remake of a 70s series. This time, it’s Karate Robo Zaborgar. Plot Rundown The criminal syndicate known as Sigma is out to conquer the world and only Japanese secret policeman Yutaka Diamon stands in their way.  With the … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Space Sentai Kyuranger

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re on the cutting edge of Super Sentai! The very first episode of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger recently aired in Japan, and we’re gonna talk about it today. Plot Rundown The evil Space Shogunate Jark Matter has conquered 88 constellations, effectively giving them control of the … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Toei Amusement Park Shorts

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re taking in a triple feature in under thirty minutes! Enjoy Kamen Rider World, Super Sentai World, and Toei Hero Daishugō. Plot Rundown Kamen Rider World: the evil Shadow Moon, previously defeated by Kamen Rider Black, returns to life as a powerful giant called The … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Death Race 2050

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, which comes out of retirement this week for one last job. Today, we’re watching the newest entry in a series that, like Spider-Man, has been rebooted twice in ten years – Death Race 2050! What’s The Plot? It’s a remake of Death Race 2000, and it follows that plot … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Star Wars Infinities – A New Hope

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, were today we’re looking at an alternate universe from long ago in a galaxy far, far away – Star Wars Infinities - A New Hope! How’s It Different? This is a simple For Want of a Nail story – Luke Skywalker’s torpedoes detonate too early and fail to destroy the Death … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today I’m getting caught up on Super Sentai and Kamen Rider (I was like 20 weeks behind, which seemed…excessive). Therefore, we’re watching the first six episodes of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, airing weekly in Japan right now. Plot Rundown Five years ago, ten video games in … [Read more...]

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