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My evening is complete!

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:55 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:32 am
by Gord
I've watched that movie twice since Christmas.

Jeez, I remember when I used to, I dunno, go outside and stuff?...

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:01 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:I've watched that movie twice since Christmas.

Jeez, I remember when I used to, I dunno, go outside and stuff?...

I got two dozen Godzilla-type movies for Xmas. Big G. and Gamera mostly. This one wasn't among them.

{!#%@}, just noticed this was released in 1962. Don't know when it was shown in the US, but I was in high school. (Class of '69. Yeah, they gave us official "69" sweaters. Loved that!)

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:04 pm
by Poodle
:cray: I posted! I did too! Where's my post gone? :cray:

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:31 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Poodle wrote::cray: I posted! I did too! Where's my post gone? :cray:

You can do it. You have the technology, you can rebuild it.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:52 pm
by Nikki Nyx
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I got two dozen Godzilla-type movies for Xmas. Big G. and Gamera mostly. This one wasn't among them.

Gamera!!! First time I saw Gamera was on MST3K.
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Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:28 pm
by Gord
Gamera! After reading the first post in this thread last night, I went to Youtube and watching this movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr5Oh4TpChg

I love the "acting" in this movie! The American commander is the best. Check him out: https://youtu.be/lr5Oh4TpChg?t=10m21s He's amazing.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:12 am
by Matthew Ellard
Gord wrote: I love the "acting" in this movie! The American commander is the best. .
You wrote that script, didn't you?

Radio operator : The giant turtle has made its appearance"
Commander : "Find out what's going on"

(Obviously the giant turtle has made its appearance....duh!)

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:46 am
by Gord
Never mind that, just read this quote from my previous post:

Gord wrote:...I went to Youtube and watching this movie....

I obviously grammar good enough to write the Japanese movie!

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:04 am
by Gord
Gord wrote:https://youtu.be/lr5Oh4TpChg?t=10m21s He's amazing.

"Well I will have to order up the [unintelligible] planes...[pause]...to find out what's going on."

Acting!!

https://youtu.be/lr5Oh4TpChg?t=1m55s

"Have you spotted anything on your radar screen?"
"No sir. It must be coated with anti...[pause]...electric wave paint, sir."
"Okay. Operator, had me da mike."
"Yes, sah."
"Calling all planes, fighter planes...[pause]...based in the awtic ocean. This is your commander calling. Over."
"This is the strategic figher. Over."
[Reading directly from the script, apparently] "There's an unidentified a-craft flying on course eight four point two seven degrees North latitude, and one seven six point five eight degrees East longitude. Intercept...[pause]...and escort it to the base. If it resists, shoot it down."
"Roger."

Haha! "Hi, all you planes out there, fighter planes. This is your commander calling. I don't know what my name is, but neither do you so don't worry about it. Escort an unknown craft to the base. What base? I don't care! Find a base somewhere! But be careful, 'cause it has anti-electric wave paint on it or something."

This might have been the script that inspired me to write my own movie in elementary school.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:20 am
by Matthew Ellard
I watched the movie segment. It was excellent.

Commander : "Have you spotted anything on your radar screen?"
Soldier :" "No sir. It must be coated with anti...[pause]...electric wave paint, sir."

At no point does the commander wonder why someone would break in to their command centre and paint the radar screen with anti electric wave paint. :D

However, I am impressed with some of the special FX. I assume these are cheap movies. I'm not sure how they got the model fighter aircraft to fly in clouds that moved. They must have been fairly big models.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:45 am
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Haven't seen the clip............would I be embarrassed I watched it???

I take it the reference to being painted by anti-electric wave paint was that it is painted on Godzilla? Maybe that is a continuity error from the Mecha-Godzilla movie? I mean the movie falls apart on that detail.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:23 am
by Matthew Ellard
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:I take it the reference to being painted by anti-electric wave paint was that it is painted on Godzilla?
I was pretending to be an idiot. It's a hobby I'm developing. :D

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:43 am
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Ha, ha................................................... "ok."

Never in error. No apologies. You got some rigid {!#%@} there Matt. Relax and have more fun.

Maybe "anti-electric wave paint" was mistranslated and should have said "sun screen"?

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:03 am
by Gord
Matthew Ellard wrote:I'm not sure how they got the model fighter aircraft to fly in clouds that moved. They must have been fairly big models.

Damn, I remember hearing something about their models a long time ago, but I can't remember exactly what it was. It crept up in the back of my mind when I saw the movie. Those models for the American planes were not actually authentic designs, and yet they looked like they ought to be. They also had a strange similarity to the cardboard tubes you get from the centre of toilet paper rolls. I wish I could remember where I saw the discussion. It feels like it was from a documentary about the early Japanese monster movies, and the model makers who worked on them...but I can't be sure.

Anyway, back to the planes. Here's a comment I found on one website: http://www.1000misspenthours.com/review ... gamera.htm

...The movie begins...with a scientific expedition to the frozen wastes above the Arctic Circle. But at first, the movie appears to have little interest in the expedition. It’s too busy setting up a dogfight between a formation of swept-wing jet bombers (no country of origin is given, but the planes have a distinctly Soviet look to them) and a pair of American interceptors sent to shoot them down (the American planes look like a cross between the F-106 Delta Dart -- the most high-tech fighter in the U.S. inventory in 1965 -- and the Swedish Saab Draken fighter-bomber... very strange)....

Very strange indeed.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:31 am
by Matthew Ellard
Do you remember the Russian Jets in "Ice Station Zebra"? I thought that was a pretty cool SPX before computers. I guess they simply stuck models on sticks and shoved the sticks through holes in a green screen and turned the models as they went around corners. It worked for me.
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Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:23 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Tamiya owes Big G so much. :mrgreen:

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:13 pm
by Matthew Ellard
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Tamiya owes Big G so much. :mrgreen:


Tamiya is an interesting company. It started as a 1946 lumberyard. In the 1948 Yoshio Tamiya started to make wooden model modern ships. Mr Tamiya makes more money from the models and closes the lumberyard. He converts to plastic in 1960. In 1961 he wants to put a small electric engine in a plastic model panther tank and keep it as small as possible so he invents the world standard Military Modelling scale of 1/35. The existing English scale is "O" or 1/32.

Fifty years later, every leading model tank manufacturer now works in 1/35.

Yoshio Tamiya, beat England in the scale war on his own, simply by his enjoyment making models.
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Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:36 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Never heard of him.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:54 pm
by scrmbldggs
That's because he didn't cover his models in swimsuits. :mrgreen:

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:10 am
by Matthew Ellard
scrmbldggs wrote:That's because he didn't cover his models in swimsuits. :mrgreen:
I think Gawdzilla is making fun of me. He served on 1/1 scale model ships.

Well at least I don't glow in the dark.
:D
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Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:14 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
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Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:55 am
by scrmbldggs

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:08 am
by Matthew Ellard
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Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:40 am
by Gord
Matthew Ellard wrote:Gawdzilla model.jpg

For a moment I thought that said "working pants". And I thought, "good".

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:52 am
by Matthew Ellard
...Oh, and by the way,,,,,,congratulations on passing that fantastically impressive milestone.
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:D

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:04 am
by Gord
Thanks, but I had nothing to do with that. I keep shooting and shooting, but they just won't die!

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:53 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:Thanks, but I had nothing to do with that. I keep shooting and shooting, but they just won't die!

Sperm usually die shortly after you shoot them.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 pm
by Gord
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:Thanks, but I had nothing to do with that. I keep shooting and shooting, but they just won't die!

Sperm usually die shortly after you shoot them.

I can't shoot those, they won't fit in my pellet gun.

Re: My evening is complete!

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:03 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:Thanks, but I had nothing to do with that. I keep shooting and shooting, but they just won't die!

Sperm usually die shortly after you shoot them.

I can't shoot those, they won't fit in my pellet gun.

You must have a serious backlog then.