THE REASON FOR HIS SUCCESS! Rhodes Reason on His Memories in Hollywood and Beyond!

Rhodes Reason (1930-2014) is an actor whose roles in the science fiction genre are still celebrated to this day, particularly his starring role as Commander Carl Nelson in King Kong Escapes (1967), alongside Akira Takarada and Mie Hama, and as Flavius Maximus in the "Bread and Circuses" episode of Star Trek (1966-69). In the second … Continue reading THE REASON FOR HIS SUCCESS! Rhodes Reason on His Memories in Hollywood and Beyond!

GODZILLA’S FIRST CO-STAR! Akira Takarada Reminisces About His Famous Classmate, the King of the Monsters!

Born on April 29, 1934, in what is now Chongjin, North Korea, Mr. Takarada joined Toho as a member of the studio's sixth New Face class in 1953 and quickly established himself as one of its biggest stars. His big break came with the leading role of Hideto Ogata in Godzilla (1954), which was followed … Continue reading GODZILLA’S FIRST CO-STAR! Akira Takarada Reminisces About His Famous Classmate, the King of the Monsters!

MONDO ISLAND MEMOIRS! Actor Rhodes Reason on His Starring Role in King Kong Escapes!

American actor Rhodes Reason (1930-2014) made his mark in the world of Japanese monster movies when he starred as Commander Carl Nelson in King Kong Escapes (1967), a lavish Toho production that still entertains audiences to this day. Mr. Reason had a wonderful sense of humor about his monster movie legacy, which is on full display … Continue reading MONDO ISLAND MEMOIRS! Actor Rhodes Reason on His Starring Role in King Kong Escapes!

CAPTAIN DOUGLAS GORDON REPORTS FOR DUTY! Don Frye on Starring in Godzilla: Final Wars!

Don Frye is an accomplished Ultimate Fighter and mixed martial artist who made the transition to movie star with Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), the Big G’s 50th anniversary film. Mr. Frye, as Captain Douglas Gordon, won praise even from Final Wars’ harshest critics for his witty one-liners and his commanding screen presence. When it comes … Continue reading CAPTAIN DOUGLAS GORDON REPORTS FOR DUTY! Don Frye on Starring in Godzilla: Final Wars!

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!

REVISITING LATITUDE ZERO! Actress Linda Haynes Recounts Her Toho Experience!

Linda Haynes was born in Miami, FL. Her parents were both from Sweden, and Swedish is actually her first language. Ms. Haynes went to school in Miami and then in Caracas, Venezuela. Her father was a sea captain, so she got to travel when she was little. Ms. Haynes was a child model until the … Continue reading REVISITING LATITUDE ZERO! Actress Linda Haynes Recounts Her Toho Experience!

SUSAN WATSON SPEAKS! Actress Linda Miller Remembers King Kong Escapes!

Linda Miller is a name that fans of Japanese monster movies have known for years, but any information about her beyond her name has been frustratingly elusive. Born on December 26, 1947, Ms. Miller eventually moved to Japan where her modeling and acting career took off like a rocket. She achieved her greatest fame as … Continue reading SUSAN WATSON SPEAKS! Actress Linda Miller Remembers King Kong Escapes!