It’s okay to be 179% completely, totally, objectively wrong ;)
I know a lot of kaiju fans break down the films into the three main series, Showa, Heisei, and Millennium. … I think Pacific Rim should have started a fourth era. The Legendary Era.
I mean, the Millenium era has been going on for like 15 years now. Just saiyan.
I see Gamera the Brave as the end of the Millennium series - in part because Gamera’s career tends to parallel Godzilla’s (and seems to be doing so again), and in part because that movie’s box office failure seems to have been the death knell of well-funded giant monster movies from Japan. Since then, we’ve seen a few things happen:
- A bunch of genre parodies/homages from Japan (Negadon, Big Man Japan, Monster X Strikes Back, Demeking, Reigo/Raiga, Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo, etc.)
- Western filmmakers deciding to finally take giant monsters seriously - with CGI, of course (Cloverfield, Monsters, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and the sequels the last three are getting)
- Ultraman, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and the upstart Attack on Titan are pretty much doing their own things.
- Then you’ve got outliers like the Asylum’s inexplicable Mega Shark franchise and D-War.
I certainly wouldn’t call that the Legendary era. I’m not sure what to call it.
Tibby, is our love real?
"Oh Tibby, my Tibby, reality’s hard. So Tibby, let’s play in the yard."
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And thus, an MST3K running gag was born.
I WILL GIVE MY SOUL AND MY FIRSTBORN AND MY FIRSTBORN’S SOUL TO WHOEVER MAKES THIS GAME REAL
Unmade Gamera film titled Gamera vs Two headed Monster W had Gamera battling a two headed creature. Similar to King Ghidorah the beast was to be silver and have two haeads with a snake like body. The “W” supposedly stands for Wyvern.
Here’s the article these pictures came from. It seems like Wyvern was the original name of the kaiju we know as Garaship, with the latter name only being used for the 1991 dramatization of this lost project.