Flight or Fight Against This Fright- Take Wing with "Rodan"- Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV- look! Up in the sky! It’s not a vampire bat- it’s not a flying saucer- it’s not even a swarm of killer bees ( I think I just heard a bunch of you say “thank god”)! That high-flying fright is another legendary monster from the Toho Studios – whose airborne aggression plagues the world, when a prehistoric winged creature becomes a modern-day threat- behold  “Rodan”!

 As this 1956 kaiju classic opens, a small mining community is facing some bleak realities- an important mine tunnel has flooded, and two of the workers have disappeared. Suspicions are raised because the two had just had a fight before starting work that day. Those suspicions seem to hold water (just like the tunnel- too soon?) when a probe of the mine turns up the body of one of the men. He has unexplainable fatal lacerations- and though no one can confirm what the cause might be, rumors abound that he may have been done in by that other missing miner with whom he had the confrontation. Nasty villagers voice their accusations to the sister of the man they think might have been responsible. Her boyfriend, Shigeru, one of the fellow miners, stands up for her and refuses to believe her brother could do such a horrible thing.

Meanwhile, there are more attempts to search the mine- resulting in more deaths! The victims’ bodies have the same odd lacerations- and additional investigation reveals that, deep in the mine, there is an infestation of deadly insect-like creatures! Shigeru joins a squadron of military men and miners determined to battle the monsters in the cave, but the skirmish ends in more tragedy-the mine caves in, and Shigeru appears to be buried alive!

Soon, scientists are detecting high earthquake activity in the vicinity of a nearby volcano-  possibly foretelling an upcoming eruption. When authorities head to that area- and encounter a sinkhole caused by the earthquake- they are shocked to see a man wandering in it. Amazingly- it is Shigeru! How did he get so far from the mine? Why is he here, of all places? They can’t answer these questions, and neither can Shigeru- who is suffering from amnesia!

At the same time, from all over the globe, reports are coming in of a gigantic unidentified flying object traveling at amazing speeds.  Aircraft are sent in pursuit- with tragic results. Additionally, there are reports of people simply disappearing- and there finally may be a clue as to what has the world under attack. Unexpectedly, something sparks Shigeru's memory- and he suddenly recalls what he’s seen, and what this fearsome menace is- it's not a UFO from another world- it's a creature from prehistoric times - Rodan! But- even knowing exactly what they’re dealing with – do they have any way to stop this flying monster before it destroys the world?

We’ll explain to you how this Japanese film was actually inspired by both a real-life situation - and an American movie; and run down the movie's cast and voice-over actors. Let me point out now that, in this movie, the monster's name is pronounced "Ro-DAHN"- as opposed to the familiar (and used in every other movie)- "Ro-DAN"- and we’ll explain why. You also get your weekly requirement of Sven shtick, including an introduction to a poorly-themed theme park, a song- and a salute to modern-day effects master  (and fan of our show) Rick Baker!

You can see "Rodan" tonight on MeTV at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or , if you’re unsure about it, check your local listings or at  for the time and channel in your area. Our local Chicago area viewers get one last look at the bee-wildering “Terror Out of the Skies” at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

Thanks to the throng of Sven fans who waited patiently in line last Sunday at the Hall of Heroes ComicCon in Elkhart, Indiana ! This was our first visit to the area, and the overwhelming turn-out was amazing. We also got to chat with Kevin Sussman, who plays comic book store owner Stuart on “The Big Bang Theory”- as well as the original comic book writer  of “Black Goliath” and “Black  Lightning” ,Tony Isabella, and a man who worked for Timely Comics (which became Marvel) as an artist on 1940s “Captain America” comics and more- Allen Bellman! Plus- we made a stop at the actual Hall of Heroes superhero museum- which is a treasure trove of comics history! More appearances are being added to our Halloween season tour- check out what’s already listed, and check back for events to be added soon under the “appearances” tab here on our website. October is shaping up to be a very interesting month for us- in various media!

But tonight- keep your eyes to the skies and hold on- for “Rodan” ( see, using tonight’s movie’s pronunciation- that rhymes…)!

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BigBlueNYC1958 8 months ago
Get ya Popcorn🍿Ready
Catbat 8 months ago
Now back to the movie!
Catbat Catbat 8 months ago
It now lives in my room
PatS 8 months ago
Well, it *is* the one with Clint Eastwood as a ditzy lab tech. That quote sounds more like THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US -- next week -- when the lead searcher, Dr. Barton, is a maniac or darn near. (I'd check quotes on IMDB, but getting sleepy...)

On Thursday Chicago broke a record with a high of 93 degrees -- hottest ever for a Sept. 20. Today it was just 70s, high in 60s tomorrow. Ziggin' 'n' zaggin' into fall. Put away the tank tops, get out the sweaters.
BigBlueNYC1958 PatS 8 months ago
I Ready for my Alberta Winter
Edmonton Beckons me Home
Matt PatS 8 months ago
Ahhh now I remember ! He mustve just gotten back from bombing the tarantula.
Matt BigBlueNYC1958 8 months ago
Great pic Bigblue !
Matt 8 months ago
Isn't this the Gillman where the Doc says "Hasn't anyone ever chased a shooting star ?" or some crap like that ?
Matt 8 months ago
Happy Happy Sci-fi Friday everyone !
TheKodakKid 8 months ago
Check out his tattoo. Either he’s nuts about Svengoolie, or Catbat ran into him so hard that her tattoo got transferred to him.
The1Butler 8 months ago
Goodbye Rodan ! Sayonara Rodan !
The1Butler 8 months ago
I liked old blog better . It renewed around 5am when I was getting up.
The1Butler The1Butler 8 months ago
I cant make it to the witching hour.
BigBlueNYC1958 8 months ago
"You unlock this door with the key of imagination..."
Ravenwoman 8 months ago
Good night, all! Sweet scary, creepy dreams! 🤪🤣💓💋

The1Butler Ravenwoman 8 months ago
Thank you !
MADave 8 months ago
My Halloween costume is almost complete I'm going to be Shaggy Rogers from Scooby Doo! My mom got me baggy pants and the green shirt is coming in the mail I already have a talking/shaking Scooby Doo plush and I think I'm gonna buy Scooby snacks at the grocery store not the fruit snack ones but the graham cracker snacks, I'm thinking of sending a pic to Sven!
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MADave BigBlueNYC1958 8 months ago
Looks frightfully amazing!
Ravenwoman BigBlueNYC1958 8 months ago
I love the Dracula that says, 'Come a little closer'! LOL! Creepy! LOL!🤣💓🗽
Ravenwoman BigBlueNYC1958 8 months ago
I wish my DARN "Like" button worked!!!! Uggh! 🙄
Ravenwoman BigBlueNYC1958 8 months ago
Happy Halloween, William! Trick or treat? 🤣🎃🍁🍂 Whadda a question! 🙄🤪😁💀☠🎃🧙‍♀️🧙‍♂️🎃🍁🗽
MADave 8 months ago
Just got home about 10 minutes ago so I'm safe and sound
MADave 8 months ago
Looks like I'll be missing tonight's episode of Charlie's Angels too, ride hasn't shown up yet and I'm getting really frustrated ugh!
Ravenwoman 8 months ago
C'mon Chicago, blow that cold front right over here! I'm so looking forward to REAL Autumn weather! 🌬🌬🌬😁🗽💓🍂🍁🍃🍂🍁🍃🍂🍁
MADave Ravenwoman 8 months ago
We've got a cool breeze here Michele
Ravenwoman MADave 8 months ago
Yes! the wind is finally beginning to shift from the northwest. Rain tonight for you up there! Showers for us! Glad to hear you got back home safely, David! 😁🗽
Ravenwoman 8 months ago
This is Otterly adorable! Thank you! 😁💋

CarrieLynnCastro 8 months ago
I missed Perry Mason last night but Jesse saw it
the bad deed place was in Fresno too bad I missed it 😉
Oh well maybe it will show again 😊
Have a great day with your mom, sweetie! Oh! What I wouldn't
give for a "surprise visit"! LOL! 😊🙄🤐💃💋💓 YOU ENJOY!!!!

I have Lasagna for lunch today, minimal chewing required! 😁 It just melts on the tongue! 👅😋 So....yummy! 🍝
CarrieLynnCastro 8 months ago
Good morning ☕
Happy Friday ...thank goodness 🍃🌻🍃 Going to visit my mom today taking lunch 🍗 Tiny has a friend that's my mom's dog Snoopy 🐶 they are cute together! It will be a nice day 🌞
My mom has this beautiful back yard we will have lunch there 🍃🌹🍃

Yesterday I got a little surprise visit planned for Sunday 🦋 Sometimes the smallest surprise are the welcomed because I have had the blues 🤢 something to look forward too 😁
Have a nice Friday everyone 🍁

Ravenwoman 8 months ago
Good morning! Just woke up a 10:30am ESDT! Insomnia! Yawn! Coffee! ☕
😁🚽, 🗽💋💋💋💓💓💓 Happy Friday! Whew, made it!

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