When I Think Of Orange, I Think Of Cockroaches

17 12 2014


Yes, it’s a bit of an odd statement, but true. You know how certain colours trigger in the mind as certain objects; so Blue is water, Green is grass, Red is blood and Pink is lipstick. Well for me, Orange is Cockroaches. So when I see orange or do something which involves the colour of orange I immediately think of Cockroaches. I was playing a game of Perudo 2 or 3 weeks ago and when the choice of colours was either Orange or Yellow, I chose orange and mentioned Cockroaches. So, you are probably wondering why I think of Cockroaches. Well, it is  rather easy to explain.


Basically back in the mid 1990’s, when Channel 4 used to show Godzilla films every now and again (which they sadly have not done since about 2001/2002 and no channel in the UK seems to air the original Japanese films), one night they had a triple bill of films from the 1970’s. Godzilla vs Megalon, Godzilla vs Gigan and Terror of MechaGodzilla. The first one I watched was Godzilla vs Gigan, quite a dark and terrifying entry in the series. The plot goes along the lines of a children’s based theme park is constructed with the centrepiece being a tower that looks like Godzilla. An artist is hired to work for the company that owns it but is drawn into a conspiracy involving some missing tapes and the owner’s attempts to make world peace. After getting the tapes back, the owners use them to call and control King Ghidorah and Gigan to destroy the world. All of this however has not gone unnoticed by Godzilla and Anguirus who arrive in the nick of time to defeat the galactic threat and save the day.

Godzilla vs Gigan (Toho Co., Ltd. - 1972)

By this point you’re still probably wondering what all this has to do with Orange and Cockroaches. Well, the owners of the children’s based theme park are Alien Cockroaches from another world who have taken the form of humans as a form of uniform, and on top of that, they both wear orange suits. Even the henchmen have orange neck chiefs. And it wasn’t like a general orange, no; it was the same shade, striking fiery orange. Since then, when I have thought about or have seen the colour the colour orange, my mind has instantly drawn a connection to that film and the villainous, alien cockroaches from Godzilla vs Gigan. Now I don’t actually know much about why it was the colour orange. It has been a number of years since I last saw the film, so there may be an explanation in there somewhere. I wonder if Cockroaches actually have an affinity with the colour orange, who knows? But thanks to that film, for me anyway, I instantly think of Cockroaches when I think of or see the colour orange.



Godzilla Quiz (Showa: 1954 – 1975)

21 05 2014

Godzilla 1954

In need of a quick post and to celebrate how good the New Godzilla Film is, I thought I would do a little quiz about Godzilla. So here is how it’s going to work. Here are 15 questions, one for each film in the Showa Period, but most are in a different order to one another and the film title will not be shown in every question, and so will take some real working out. I will provide the answers at a later time (probably sometime next week). So take out a pen, paper, phone, iPad, Kindle or some method of taking note of your answers and enjoy.

  1. Who developed the Oxygen Destroyer in the original 1954 film?
  2. Name three other monsters beside Godzilla who fought King Ghidorah in the final battle of Destroy All Monsters?
  3. What was the name of the Military Group in Ebirah: Horror of the Deep (Godzilla VS The Sea Monster)?
  4. In his Godzilla debut, who was the first monster to make Godzilla Bleed?
  5. Who was the ally of MechaGodzilla in Terror of Mechagodzilla?
  6. What was the name of the robot in Godzilla VS Megalon?
  7. Who was the first Monster that fought Godzilla?
  8. What was the name of the first film to feature Minilla?
  9. Which American Actor made an appearance in the series in 1965?
  10. Which other Iconic Movie Monster fought Godzilla in the early 1960’s?
  11. How many forms of Hedorah were there?
  12. What is the name of the Organisation that buys the Egg in Mothra VS Godzilla?
  13. What is the name of the Monster that Ichiro imagines lives on Monster Island and is also the name of the bully that torments him in All Monsters Attack?
  14. What Monster helps Godzilla fight MechaGodzilla in Godzilla VS MechaGodzilla?
  15. This film sees the debut of Godzilla’s greatest enemy?

GENEPOOL (For those of you who are wondering, I will be doing my review of the new Godzilla sometime in June).

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