How Tall was Godzilla?

Before I post this weeks Godzilla review I wanted to have a little fun. Godzilla was much smaller during the Showa series of films (54-75) and taller in the Hesei series (84-95). The increased height was due to the fact that in the later series the buildings in Tokyo were built so much taller that they would have dwarfed the first incarnation of the monster, so he had to be made larger. If you look in the left hand corner at the bottom of the picture you can see him in comparison with a person. 

(click on the picture to see the full picture)


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About billfoley63

I was born in 1963 and that is relevant to my development of my love for science-fiction and fantasy movies, comic books, superheroes and many other things attributed to Nerd culture. In the 60s I watched all the Saturday afternoon Godzilla and monster movies I could take. In the 70s I became hooked on Star Trek. I am also an artist (in my own mind at least) and a musician. I enjoy learning about physics, astrophysics, chemistry and earth silences such as meteorology, anthropology, paleontology. When I reached my late 30s I began to re-explore my nerd roots. I reconnected with my love of science fiction and fantasy movies along with the other science related topics. For this blog I will focus on movie and TV reviews for science fiction and fantasy and post my thoughts on up coming movies. I will also include some fun facts from the various sciences I enjoy along with weather facts and bits from royalty and history. What I will not discuss is religion and politics. I am married to a beautiful woman named Sarah and have a lovely daughter named Danielle.

Posted on June 29, 2012, in Captain's Log... and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi! I’m not complaining or anything, but I’m the creator of this size chart, which I first posted on the Godzilla Wikia back in 2010. I hoped it would spread around the Internet and, through the magic of Google Image Search, I can now see just how far it’s gone. I tried to make it look like the size charts used on Wikipedia to compare large animals such as dinosaurs.

    Fun fact: To create the godzillasaurus silhouette I used an image of Bandai’s toy of the monster.

    Anyhow, thanks for referencing it!

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