FLYING TOWARD THE FUTURE! Actor Dore Kraus on His Turn as Ultraman!

Best known to tokusatsu fans as Ultraman’s alter ego Jack Shindo in Ultraman: Towards the Future (a.k.a. Ultraman Great), Dore Kraus is an American who began his acting career in Australia and eventually returned to the States where he is now working in the wine business. Having appeared as a special guest at John Rocco … Continue reading FLYING TOWARD THE FUTURE! Actor Dore Kraus on His Turn as Ultraman!

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MAJOR SPIELBERG SPEAKS! Daniel Kahl Recalls Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah!

The name Daniel Kahl may not register with many G-fans, but his memorable role in 1991’s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah certainly does. In the film, Mr. Kahl played Major Spielberg, a naval officer during World War II, whose sighting of the Futurians’ time machine would inspire his son to change the cinematic world forever. Fifteen years … Continue reading MAJOR SPIELBERG SPEAKS! Daniel Kahl Recalls Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah!

RAISING KANE! Actor Kane Kosugi on His Tokusastu Roles!

Master martial artist Kane Kosugi has enjoyed a prolific film career in both Japan and the United States. Having appeared in films like Cat’s Eye (1997), Zero Woman (1995), DOA: Dead Or Alive (2006), and Pray for Death (1985), Mr. Kosugi has entertained audiences on both sides of the Pacific with his martial arts prowess … Continue reading RAISING KANE! Actor Kane Kosugi on His Tokusastu Roles!

THE YOUNG GAL! Actress Machiko Naka Answers Questions About Her Toho Days!

Machiko Naka, born on October 12, 1936, is an accomplished actress who has appeared in many Toho films throughout the years. She was a regular actress in the popular "Young Guy" series and appeared in such movies as the Crazy Cats film Las Vegas Free-for-All and The Battle of Okinawa (directed by Kihachi Okamoto). Godzilla … Continue reading THE YOUNG GAL! Actress Machiko Naka Answers Questions About Her Toho Days!

SHOOTING STAR! Allyson Adams Recalls Her Famous Father, Nick Adams!

Allyson Adams, the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Nick Adams, is a writer, educator, and activist, who fondly remembers her father. Best known for writing, directing, and starring in the docu-drama Peace Is a Woman's Job (based on the life of Montana Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin), Ms. Adams released a book about her father's friendship with Elvis … Continue reading SHOOTING STAR! Allyson Adams Recalls Her Famous Father, Nick Adams!

JOHN FASANO ON GODZILLA! The Big G’s Best Friend in Tinseltown Reminisces About His Favorite Kaiju and More!

John Fasano, the writer of such hit films as Another 48 Hrs., Alien 3, Darkness Falls, Tombstone, and AVP: Alien vs. Predator, was one of Hollywood's busiest writer-directors, but it may surprise you to learn that he had also been a Godzilla fan since childhood. It was this love of the genre that ultimately led … Continue reading JOHN FASANO ON GODZILLA! The Big G’s Best Friend in Tinseltown Reminisces About His Favorite Kaiju and More!

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SAMURAI! Actor-Singer Mickey Curtis on His 60 Years in Japanese Entertainment!

For more than 50 years, Mickey Curtis has been one of Japan’s most influential celebrities, whose film and music careers have been equally revolutionary. Although he is best known to American fans for his work in later SFX films such as Gunhed (1989) and Reigo the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato (2008), Mr. Curtis … Continue reading ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SAMURAI! Actor-Singer Mickey Curtis on His 60 Years in Japanese Entertainment!

KAZUKI KATO ON KAMEN RIDER! The Superhero Actor Shares His Memories from V3 to Guilala!

Kazuki Kato is a successful actor and singer whose rising career in Japan intersects with the science fiction genre in several ways. One of Mr. Kato’s most popular television roles was that of Kamen Rider Drake in the series Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006-07), which was recognized by Toei Studios as the series’ 35th anniversary production. … Continue reading KAZUKI KATO ON KAMEN RIDER! The Superhero Actor Shares His Memories from V3 to Guilala!

KAMEN RIDER RIDES AGAIN! Actor Keisuke Kato Discusses Kamen Rider Kiva!

Actor Keisuke Kato took the SFX world of Japan by storm when he was cast as Kamen Rider Ixa in Toei Studios’ Kamen Rider Kiva (2008-09). Mr. Kato fondly remembers his role as Keisuke Nago (Ixa’s alter ego) and openly expresses his desire to return to the long-running series. Mr. Kato continues to perform in … Continue reading KAMEN RIDER RIDES AGAIN! Actor Keisuke Kato Discusses Kamen Rider Kiva!

ULTRA-DIRECTOR! Kengo Kaji on His Career at Tsuburaya Pro and Beyond!

Kengo Kaji is one of Japan’s most prolific and celebrated writers of manga. However, it’s his involvement with Ultraman and other tokusatsu projects that fascinate kaiju fans on both sides of the Pacific. Mr. Kaji directed episodes of Ultraman Max (2005-06), Ultraman Mebius (2006-07), and Ultraseven X (2007), as well as Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster … Continue reading ULTRA-DIRECTOR! Kengo Kaji on His Career at Tsuburaya Pro and Beyond!