While I’ve never really been a big fan of the Godzilla movies, I find the culture of fandom that surrounds the movies absolutely fascinating. There have been so many Godzilla movies over the years — so many creatures vanquished by the King of the Monsters — that it would seem nearly impossible to keep it all straight. And yet, I know many fans of the Godzilla movies who speak to the various incarnations of the character and his rogue’s gallery of enemies with absolute ease.
Like I've said before, I was brought up in the 80s where for some reason a lot of Japanese television infiltrated American airwaves. Saturday morning cartoons were largely knockoffs of Japanese animation. Remember Voltron?