On July 11th, host @trekkieb47 attended G-Fest 22. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. It is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held every summer, it typically attracts more than 1000 attendees and has seen a gradual increase in attendance over the past few years.
In this episode we present Noboru Kaneko‘s panel in its entirety. Noboru-san played the character of Kakeru who transformed into Blazing Lion, GaoRed, leader of the Gaorangers. Gaoranger was Toei Company’s twenty-fifth production of the Super Sentai series, which aired in 2001, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the franchise. For Godzilla fans, Mr. Noboru is best known for his role as lead scientist Yoshito Chujo in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Speaking of Tokyo S.O.S, at the end of Noboru’s panel we are including panel highlights from Masaaki Tezuka, Director for the Godzilla Millennium Series movies Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
On this episode we welcome back frequent guest co-host to the show, Chris aka Kickback (@rankal) of TokuNation.com! He shares all of his stories and experiences from San Diego Comic Con. He interviewed Executive Producer Chip Lynn of Power Rangers Dino Charge, talked with Bandai America about the latest in toys, attended the Dino Charge panel hosted by Andre the Black Nerd and more!
Then A.P. and Eric discuss Shout Factory releasing Dairanger and what they want to see next in domestic sentai releases. They also talk about the upcoming Megazord Madness contest, and Eric previews our next bonus episode all about G-Fest!
You don’t have to wait in a line to listen to this episode!
On this episode we welcome backCisco Davis Jr. (@ciscodavisjr), creator, director, writer, and producer of the recently released Power Ranger fan film Zordon of Eltarand the previously released Teenagers with Attitude short film. We catch up with Cisco and learn about his plans for the future.
Then we dive into the recent drama over the MMPR Reboot Movie from Heroic Hollywood’s tweets. We discuss what went wrong and who was involved and the fallout afterwards.
As members of the Power Force, Saban Brands gave us a press release for everything going on at San Diego Comic-Con that’s Power Rangers related. And there is A LOT going on!
SABAN’S POWER RANGERS CHARGE UP SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015
WHO: Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Charge
WHEN: July 9-12
WHERE: San Diego, California
WHAT: Saban’s Power Rangers will be back in full force at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, showcasing the strength of the powerhouse franchise! Comic-Con will be jam-packed with Power Rangers action, including an official San Diego Comic-Con panel featuring the cast of Power Rangers Dino Charge, exclusive merchandise available across the show floor, Ranger meet & greets and much more!