Godzilla's relevancy today

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Postby Xenorama » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:56 pm

the fight IS too long, but THEY LIVE is a good movie, probably more relevant today than it was back then. did anyone notice the "cripple fight" with Jimmy and Timmy in South Park was almost move for move the same fight from THEY LIVE? better, since it was shorter!

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Postby TheMaster » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:05 pm

Timmmeyyy?
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Postby zekend01 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:27 pm

^^^YES!!!

This is why I like Godzilla Raids Again so much (the human element)!
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:55 am

Xenorama wrote:the fight IS too long, but THEY LIVE is a good movie, probably more relevant today than it was back then.


friends of mine once timed the fight...i forget what the actual number was but it was less than 8 minutes, i think....it was right around there, between 5 and 8 minutes...it's really not that long, it's just that it's like a wrestling match, they both should get knocked out like 6 times but neither one of 'em does at all
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Postby MouthForWar » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:58 am

Godzilla started as an anti nuclear war message... and that message will always be relevant.
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Postby MouthForWar » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:58 am

jellydonut25 wrote:
Xenorama wrote:the fight IS too long, but THEY LIVE is a good movie, probably more relevant today than it was back then.


friends of mine once timed the fight...i forget what the actual number was but it was less than 8 minutes, i think....it was right around there, between 5 and 8 minutes...it's really not that long, it's just that it's like a wrestling match, they both should get knocked out like 6 times but neither one of 'em does at all


ANyone see the episode of South Park where Jimmy and Timmy (the 2 crippled kids) got in a fight and they took everything shot for shot, move for move exactly the same as the They Live fight?
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:34 am

MouthForWar wrote:ANyone see the episode of South Park where Jimmy and Timmy (the 2 crippled kids) got in a fight and they took everything shot for shot, move for move exactly the same as the They Live fight?


look at the rest of David's post above, and yes, I have seen it, but I never noticed that until David mentioned it...
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Postby MouthForWar » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:13 am

Oh, whoops. Yeah, it was damn funny.
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Postby TheMaster » Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:17 pm

Timmeh.
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Postby zekend01 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:44 pm

:roll:

At this point, THEY LIVE is more relevant than Godzilla. :lol:
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Postby mr.negativity » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:17 am

MouthForWar wrote:Godzilla started as an anti nuclear war message... and that message will always be relevant.

Fission stirs anew at Fukushima, as Japan grapples with nuclear future
[quote="Ron Meador "]You could say it was a good news/bad news kind of week for nuclear energy.

On the bright side, the Kyushu Electric Power Co. was allowed to restart a reactor at its Genkai power station, the first time a reactor has been brought back online since the Fukushima disaster last March.

On the dark side, readings from Fukushima Daiichi No. 2 suggested that fission has resumed in its pile of melted fuel. This may be turn out to be a trivial development, or the first sign of renewed crisis emerging, like Godzilla, from wreckage of the world’s second-worst nonmilitary nuclear catastrophe.

The people in charge are saying that there’s nothing to worry about, that some resumption of fission was always a possibility, that the worst-case scenario is for a gargantuan cleanup task to grow just a bit more complicated. It was going to take 30 years anyway.

But as the Fukushima saga has unfolded over the last eight months, one theme has been quite consistent — pronouncements from the people in charge could not be trusted. Often, especially in the first weeks, they had no idea what was going on inside the trashed reactor buildings. Sometimes they knew but didn’t tell. And sometimes they simply lied — about the scope of the damage, the volumes of radiation released, the effectiveness of responses, the threats to public health.

This may explain why in city after Japanese city, local officials have been exercising the peculiar local option granted them by the country’s system for regulating nuclear plants. They can’t order a plant offline, but they can veto its return to service after it’s taken down for repair — or for routine inspection and maintenance, which is required every 13 months.

Indeed, the green light that Kyushu Power got from Genkai may only be temporary. The reactor allowed to restart last week goes down again, for inspection, in December.

How Japan lost its 'nuclear allergy'
The Fukushima disaster and its aftermath have been amply chronicled by the world press but a particularly compelling retrospective, by Evan Osnos, appeared in the New Yorker for Oct. 17 (it's available online only to subscribers, though).

Especially fascinating is Osnos’ account of how Japan struggled with, and eventually recovered from, the “nuclear allergyâ€
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