Mystery Science Theater 3000: GODZILLA VS. MEGALON
March 25, 2015 10:08 PM - Season 2, Episode 12 - Subscribe

(1973, Color, Japanese, Godzilla, Kaiji, Classic) "Giant Against Giant... the Ultimate Battle!" A scientist, his guyfriend, and the shrill little boy they hang out with send the robot they made, Jet Jaguar, to get Godzilla to defend against the guardian monster of the Kingdom of Seatopia, who are angry because of nuclear testing. One of the best of Mystery Science Theater 3000 of all! The movie is ridiculous, the riffing hilarious, and it has some of the greatest host segments too, including the infamous Orville "Popcorn" Redenbacher sketch. But, unfortunately, this episode is very difficult to find these days, thanks to the legal machinations of Godzilla's owner, Toho. Unavailable on YouTube. First shown January 19, 1991.

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IMDB (4.3 stars)
"The undersea nation of Seatopia sends the gigantic Megalon to destroy the world above - and it's up to Godzilla and a size-shifting robot, Jet Jaguar, to defeat him."
Directed by Jun Fukuda. Written by Jun Fukuda, Takeshi Kimura and Shin'ichi Sekizawa. Starring Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase and Yukata Hayashi.
posted by JHarris (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think we will try to have a showing tomorrow, but it's going to try to take some extra work to set up. If it happens, it'll be at the usual link, at 7 and 9 PM ET. Try here: http://sync-video.com/tv/rodneylives We'll watch something MST3K related at least.
posted by JHarris at 10:15 PM on March 25, 2015


1977 me thought that Jet Jaguar was even cooler than Godzilla.
posted by davidmsc at 12:17 AM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ah! Ha ha ha! We got it working!

Okay, we had to skip the 7 PM showing because of TEchnICAl diFFucULTieS, but we are on for the 9 PM ET show! In the meantime we've showing MST shorts, come in one and all!
posted by JHarris at 5:18 PM on March 26, 2015


“Oh, how I loathe him.”

Man I wish I could rearrange my schedule to watch these with y'all.
posted by ob1quixote at 11:56 PM on March 26, 2015


Man I wish I could rearrange my schedule to watch these with y'all.

Quit your job. It's the only way to be sure.
posted by valkane at 8:54 PM on March 29, 2015


ob1quixote, finding a good time for showings is a continual, evolving process. When is good for you?
posted by JHarris at 12:16 PM on March 30, 2015


JHarris, the problem is that the only time I really get to myself when I could participate is very late at night/early in the morning.
posted by ob1quixote at 4:04 PM on March 30, 2015


Reminding everyone that I'm out of town this week and so we won't be having a viewing Thursday. Next week though everything should be okay.

ob1quixote, how late/early are we talking here? And what time zone? There might be an interesting intersection between the two, and I'm sure there are others in the same boat as you. We already do two showings a week. We could adjust it. The first could be at usual waking hours, and the second, other-than-usual ones.
posted by JHarris at 4:26 PM on March 31, 2015


I bet there are people on the west coast who would like a later showing; I'm no night bird but I'm cool with pushing the the time back.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:02 PM on April 2, 2015


Yeah, please don't try to go by me. I'm talking about closer to dawn than midnight on the east coast.
posted by ob1quixote at 4:49 PM on April 2, 2015


I'm jonesing, so don't blame me, but I'm jumping ahead and watching Mitchell. There. I said it. MITCHELL!!!!

Cambot said I could put a link here, BUT I WON'T!

HI-KEEBA!!!!!
posted by valkane at 5:39 PM on April 2, 2015


we will wait for you, my friend.
posted by valkane at 5:40 PM on April 2, 2015


I'm no night bird

Um, night owl.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:07 PM on April 2, 2015


Man, I could go for a hamburger sandwich..... And some french fried potatoes.
posted by valkane at 8:20 PM on April 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


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