LINDA HARDISTY CELEBRATED: Author Mike Worley Remembers the Beloved ‘Ultra Seven’ Actress

Mystery writer Mike Worley has enjoyed a multifaceted career that has run the gamut from serving as the chief of police in Meridian, Idaho, to teaching students as a university instructor. Mr. Worley was very close with Linda Hardisty, the late actress best remembered as Dorothy Anderson from episodes 14 and 15 of Tsuburaya Productions' … Continue reading LINDA HARDISTY CELEBRATED: Author Mike Worley Remembers the Beloved ‘Ultra Seven’ Actress

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!

RIGHT FOR COMMAND! Actor Robert Horton Remembers ‘The Green Slime’!

Robert Horton is a star of film and television whose credits include such popular TV programs as Wagon Train (as Flint McCullough), The Lone Ranger, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and A Man Called Shenandoah. His feature film credits include the titles Pony Soldier, Code Two, and Apache War Smoke, among many others. Fans of Japanese films will … Continue reading RIGHT FOR COMMAND! Actor Robert Horton Remembers ‘The Green Slime’!

GEORGE KENNEDY REMEMBERS JAPAN! The Legendary Actor Recalls Making the Disaster Movie ‘Virus’ in the Far East!

George Kennedy is an actor who truly needs no introduction. Movie fans instantly recognize Mr. Kennedy for his Academy Award-winning performance as Dragline in the 1967 hit Cool Hand Luke, in which he starred opposite Paul Newman. However, Mr. Kennedy has seen and done it all in the acting world, having conquered the action genre … Continue reading GEORGE KENNEDY REMEMBERS JAPAN! The Legendary Actor Recalls Making the Disaster Movie ‘Virus’ in the Far East!

NATSUKI ON NATSUKI! Actor Yosuke Natsuki Opens Up About His Remarkable Career in Show Business!

Yosuke Natsuki is one of Toho Studios’ most recognizable actors, having appeared in the films of a myriad of directors, from Ishiro Honda to Akira Kurosawa. Born on February 27, 1936, Mr. Natsuki joined Toho in the late 1950s and quickly found himself in demand as a leading man and, along with his contemporary Makoto … Continue reading NATSUKI ON NATSUKI! Actor Yosuke Natsuki Opens Up About His Remarkable Career in Show Business!

FROM ‘ULTRA SEVEN’ TO THE OLYMPICS! Terry Farnsworth on His Acting Career in Japan and Beyond!

Fans of the superhero series Ultra Seven (1967-68) from Tsuburaya Productions should know the name Melvin Webb. In episodes 14 and 15 of the series, Melvin Webb is a Secret Service agent sent to Kobe, Japan, to help keep the Earth safe from King Joe and his evil alien forces. In this interview, we will … Continue reading FROM ‘ULTRA SEVEN’ TO THE OLYMPICS! Terry Farnsworth on His Acting Career in Japan and Beyond!

MEMORIES FROM THE BLACK HOLE! Goro Mutsumi Opens Up About His Acting Career!

The Showa-era Mechagodzilla films, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975), are two of the most popular entries in the Godzilla franchise. One of the main reasons for their widespread popularity is the performance of Mr. Goro Mutsumi, who portrays the alien leader from the third planet in the Black Hole in both … Continue reading MEMORIES FROM THE BLACK HOLE! Goro Mutsumi Opens Up About His Acting Career!

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’!

FILMMAKING DURING THE SHOWA ERA! A Look Back at the Golden Age of Cinema with Tatsuyoshi Ehara!

Tatsuyoshi Ehara is a prolific Japanese actor whose career stretches all the way back to the 1940s. Born on March 26, 1937, Mr. Ehara began in entertainment as a child actor. His entry point into the world of filmmaking was at Shochiku Studios, the home of legendary auteur Yasujiro Ozu. Moving to Toho Studios in the … Continue reading FILMMAKING DURING THE SHOWA ERA! A Look Back at the Golden Age of Cinema with Tatsuyoshi Ehara!

BODMER IN OUTER SPACE! Heinz Bodmer on His Career as an Extra in Japanese Films!

Battle in Outer Space (1959) remains a popular entry in Toho’s special effects films series, and given the sheer number of foreign talent used in the film, it’s a rather unusual one. One such player is Heinz Bodmer, who appeared in the movie as a SPIP crew member who travels to the Moon to do … Continue reading BODMER IN OUTER SPACE! Heinz Bodmer on His Career as an Extra in Japanese Films!