Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

Monstervision Host Segments for

Godzilla Vs. Mothra (1964)

Originally titled Godzilla vs. the Thing, this English-dubbed Japanese monster bash pits our favorite fire-breathing dinosaur against a formidable female opponent - a pretty winged thing called Mothra. And yes, the Ito Sisters are back as that itty-bitty singing duo known as The Peanuts.
And now for those drive-in totals from TNT's resident monster critic, Joe Bob Briggs:

[host segments tonight continued from 1956 Godzilla movie]
Joe Bob Briggs still here, with “Godzilla Vs. Mothra.” Same director, same producer, same everybody. This next Godzilla flick, in case you’re a little fuzzy on your Godzilla history, is the one with the giant egg, and the teensy-weensy identical twin fairy women who bring the aged Mothra from their bombed-out nuclear test site island, to fight Godzilla and save thousands of fleeing shrieking Japanese extras. Nonstop action in this baby.

Starring Okira Takarada, as the young reporter, and the Toho Studios special effects department is all of the monsters. We’ll be talking about it as we go thru the rest of the evening here and then on 100% Weird, they’re gonna have “All Monsters Attack.” But for right now, I’ll just give you those drive-in totals. We have:

11 dead bodies
1 typhoon, with tidal wave
1 giant monster egg
Singing midget fairy girls
1 giant flying moth
1 nuclear mutated giant prehistoric lizard monster
Fleeing hordes
Massive monster stomping, including destruction of radio towers, pagodas, factories and office buildings
2 missle attacks
1 fist fight
Scorched earth army attack
Monster electrocution
Village burning
Giant caterpillar attack
Gratuitous tribal dancing – of course you always have gratuitous tribal dancing in these movies
4 stars. Check it out, and I’ll see you in a few.

"Godzilla Vs. Mothra" is available on video and on DVD

America's foremost connoisseur of drive-in movies... in fact, he just might be our greatest living film critic, and here is what he'll be bringing you every Friday night through May on TNT. However, starting in June, MonsterVision will move to Saturday night. So mark your calendars!

Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

An alien planet under attack from a three-headed monster named Ghidrah appeal to Earth for help. So what do we do? We send our two best fighting monsters - Godzilla and Rodan - to Planet X where they are promptly "reprogrammed" by the deceitful aliens and sent back to Earth with a new agenda - SMASH, DESTROY, KILL! Nick Adams stars as the starfleet commander who saves the day with supersonic sound blasts.

And now for those drive-in totals from TNT's resident monster critic, Joe Bob Briggs:

"We have:
Thirty two dead bodies.
Multiple laser ray guns.
Fire breathing three headed flying dragon.
Extremely cheesy flying saucers.
Space bubble monster transports.
Monster melting heat lasers.
Mindless destruction of civilian habitats.
Train wreck.
Fire spitting.
Laser breath.
Twitching epileptic aliens.
Three flying saucer explosions.
Dancing Godzilla. Three and a half stars."

Get ready for the grudge match of the century when MonsterVision presents Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1964), hosted by TNT's horror host, Joe Bob Briggs. And there will be a visit by Honey, the TNT Mail Girl!
Don't miss it this Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 12:20 a.m. on TNT!
Rating: TV-PG

Godzilla's Revenge (1969)

Click for larger photo of Baby Godzilla Click for larger photo of Minya's friend Bullies get what they deserve when they pick on a little kid who just happens to be a close personal friend of Godzilla and Minya, Godzilla's son. The kung fu fighting monsters TALK in this one! It was not a good idea. Tune in anyway for the catchy theme song, "March of the Monsters." [Joe Bob didn't host this one, just did an intro for it after the 2nd Godzilla movie]
Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 3:10 a.m
Rating: TV-PG

Joe Bob's review & drive-in totals for Godzilla 1985

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Host segment transcript of 5-23-98 broadcast
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Host segments retyped from videotape of show, by Bill Laidlaw, email me if you want to see the rest of host segments.