Robert Napton & Attack of The Monsters

Robert Napton & Attack of The Monsters

February 27, 2020 14 By William Hollis


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detail employed by filmmakers on that small island in the Pacific has rendered
some of the finest movies ever to grace the silver screen
unfortunately tonight’s film does not marry at such lofty adoration
welcome to Creature Features the tall chap to this side who would prefer to be
in the scullery seasoning his souffle pans rather than entertaining are superb
spectators at home would be my domicile maitre Mr. Livingston on this side
we have the engaging aunjanue intent on collecting the craniums of her would be
courters is my otherwise dainty and delicate debutante Tangella
and I dear viewers would be the master of disastrous entertainment your host
Vincent Van Dahl as I previously alluded to prior this evening will feature a
wonderful Japanese film that isn’t really at all quite that wonderful
namely 1969’s Attack of the Monsters it’s somewhat like Godzilla though
absolutely and thoroughly quite different it’s a children’s film I
should think not it’s got blood in it a proper children’s film would not have
any blood now would it green ooze expelled by a 5 foot puppet is hardly
representative of blood I’m sure as if you know anything about Japanese culture
anata yori mo haru ka nee onward join us for tonight’s film will
be the wonderful Robert Napton Robert is a comic book writer and editor for
the phenomenal Legendary Entertainment the company that is actually working on
Godzilla right at this very moment as I speak he’ll tell us about all the
wonderful projects he’s labored upon for this fabulous company chat with us about
some more of the films they are working on and share with us what it was like to reboot
one of my favorite television shows ever Lost in Space so don’t go away because
it’s going to be another legendary night of monster film fright right here on
Creature Features ew stay tuned welcome to the show my lovelies it’s
Creature Feature time your favorite night of the week right
it’s your favorite night of the week absolutely we’ve got Robert Napton and it’s we’re
gonna watch a decent movie we’ve got a decent guest this is like I think we
should break out the champagne no maybe yes champagne time alright so Robert I I
don’t know how to describe you other than to say you’re wonderful we’ve known
you for a long time but thank you he works at Legendary Pictures Legendary
Entertainment Legendary Entertainment now does everything it does everything
but I specifically work at Legendary Comics which is part of the so you’re a
comic guy but you’re involved with a big studio indeed yes it’s a division of
Legendary so we have comics movies obviously and television all under the
same roof and you get to like interact with the people who do the other thing
absolutely they did Lost in Space the new one I love that show we talked about
that we’re going to talk about the comic stuff you’re doing we’re gonna talk a
little bit about Doom yes that’s coming and I know you
can’t tell us much but I’ll have to move in if I say too much
everybody knows the films being made at least and there’s a new Godzilla correct
Godzilla versus Kong Godzilla versus Kong and we are gonna watch a movie
quite like Godzilla tonight but not quite at that level right you’ll see all
right so you stay with us were going to start this film and when we come back we’re
gonna hear all about Robert and Legendary Entertainment you guys stay with us NARRATOR There are one hundred billion
fixed stars in galactic space. There are also three billion nebula in macrocosm. And each one is as big as galactic space. Old stars explode and scatter as gas,
and new stars are formed from the gas. What secrets are hidden in these countless
stars? A star is in trouble. All astronomical observatories catch waves. Irregular waves that might have been sent
from outer space. Gentlemen, the waves have stopped,
but we don’t know yes if they are messages from outer space. Any questions? Dr. Shiga, the same electric waves
were picked up in England. Were they the same impulses, do you think,
in your opinion? Ah, yes. Those electric waves, in my opinion,
are much different than the ones we are now getting They came from beyond our galaxy. These impulses are much nearer. Could these be humans do you suppose
now living on this planet? It’s too early to really be certain. Will you start this? The moon lacks sufficient moisture and air. Therefore, it is impossible to sustain any
life form on the moon as you know it. On Mars right there, there are no rivers at
all. It’s arid. And now, Venus it has a temperature
of several hundred degrees centigrade. We come now to Jupiter. Frozen ammonia covers it entirely
not breathable to us. Saturn the same, also no air. The conclusion no advanced vertebrates exist
there. If that’s so, what is the meaning of the waves,
would you say? Well let’s see. Let’s assume that they came to us
from Proxima Centauri, the star closest to Earth. As you know, we have today the spaceship we
call the Apollo. And if we were to go to Centauri,
do you know how long it would take us? [SEVERAL RESPONSES FROM CROWD]
One million years. So you see what it means. Yes. Even though we received an invitation from
space man. Unless unless they pay us a visit, I’m afraid
we’ll never be able to get together. [LAUGHTER] Are there men in space, truly? Sure there are. Or Otherwise, those waves from space wouldn’t
have come. Tom! Tom! Come here quick. I see something funny. Yeah. Yeah Look. What is it? Can you tell? Hmm. I know what it is. It’s a space ship. Yeah? It’s true. That’s keen. Now me. Let me look. I want to see. You’re too young. I’ve got to watch. GIRL Let me look. All right. I’m sure it’s a space ship. I can’t see anything. Yeah It came down in the woods across the river. Akio, let’s go find it. OK, let’s go. Wait! Take me too. AKIO I bet it’s in the vacant lot where we
play. Mmhmm. MOTHER Akio? Akio? Ah, it’s too late, I guess. Mother will scold us again. Yeah, it’s too late. Well, well, I thought you’d all be studying. I suppose that you’ve been stargazing. AKIO Yes. But honestly, we saw a space ship. But you must have imagined it. It isn’t good for children to stay up late. Your mother wouldn’t approve either. You must admit it, Tom. But you see, the reason we watch
the stars every night is that Of course, I know the reason. You want to discover new stars, isn’t that
it? Akio wants to name a star after him,
and you, Tom, want a star named after you. That’s not the only reason. See what it says? Signals coming from out of the stars constantly. So if we’re receiving signals systematically,
it could mean there are space creatures. We’re trying to discover the star that’s sending
the signal. So that’s the reason we all stay up. It could be they are quite intelligent. Just think no more wars on their planet
and no more traffic accidents. Just some more of your imagination. There is no such star. Now behave, or I’ll take away your telescope. Gee, grown ups spoil a dream. Hm. All right, no more foolishness. Go to bed now. All right. At dawn? [DOOR OPENS]
OK. [MAN GRUNTING] Stop. Stop. What is it? A space man? Idiot. It’s worse than a space man. I’ll attend to it. OK. Oh well, so there it is, huh? Hey! Hold on! Just a second. Hold it! Hold it! What’s this? A dart. KONDO You come back, too. Hmm? Good day, Kondo. Idiot. Don’t say Kondo. Say good day, officer. It’s all right, young lady. My name is Kondo. But see here, two of you kids shouldn’t ride
on one bike. I’m sorry, but I’m in a hurry. You’re in a hurry? This time of day? Ahha. It means you kids are up to mischief. I understand. No, we aren’t. We’re out here looking for a space ship. Huh. You are?
Mmhmm. Oh, you’re joking. No, we saw the ship land here. It’s true. It came down last night. I see. I see. I see. Yes, but if you’re naughty, you know
what I’m going to do with you two mischief makers? I’m going to shave your heads. Yee! Yes, it’s true. Here, don’t forget this. Go ahead. But don’t ride there. All right. Walk. welcome back to Creature Features we are
watching Attack of the Monsters with Mr. Robert Napton from Legendary
Entertainment you know you’re going to see all kinds of stuff but before we
talk about that this film I think was sort of capping off the whole UFO thing
yeah I mean I mean how lucky is it that a couple of kids get into a spaceship
well shhh no your a spoiler all right everyone’s seen this film
all right we’ve shown this film before so they’ve they’ve seen it but no
the whole UFO thing I think was sort of passe it went out with the CB radio it’s
sad I like the UFO stories I wish they would
do more but all right we’re gonna get back to that in a moment but let’s talk
about Robert so how was the trip up it was great very uneventful you took a
plane I took a plane from Los Angeles wonderful wonderful and the Bodega Bay I
understand you did some sight seeing beautiful area and I went to see some of the Birds
locations where Alfred Hitchcock and filmed the movie that was really cool the
schoolhouse looks exactly the same it does there’s a no-trespassing sign and the
house did you see the little house next too it that’s still there amazing yeah but if you
know the geography is a bit different than it was in the film and you went to the
Tides and got some souvenir now there were no birds though attacking that kind
of upset me you know we’ve got birds around here but they do more pooping
than attacking it’s it’s it’s a nuisance but it’s not life-endangering
so you know the Tides they do this they used to do this thing once a year with
Tippi Hedren the star of The Birds would come out and she would have this like
soiree and sign autographs and I’ve never been to one I’m always out of town when
it happens sounds like a birds convention a birds convention there
should be one right and we can like go and have fun anyways Legendary
Entertainment you work in the comics division correct yeah you make comics
yes for Legendary you brought comics I have and this is one yeah and this is which Godzilla
Aftershock so we make comics originals and and those tied into our
movies and TV series well this isn’t a comic this is a graphic novel it is this is beautiful
and this one was a prequel to the recent movie Godzilla King of the Monsters we
told a story that sort of setup what was going on in the new movie and the cool
thing about our comics at Legendary because we’re all part of the same
company is their official stories that tie-in to the movies and TV shows it’s
not like fan fiction as its considered Canon this is incredible and this was one of the
recent ones we did for Godzilla and you make the characters look like the stars
right we do yeah we hire amazing artists this one was illustrated by a great
artist who is this that’s Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga who plays the main character
in Godzilla King of the Monsters if you haven’t seen it I don’t want to spoil it
I only asked if she looks like the girl that works at the coffee place down
below this is beautiful art now you did not draw this you no an amazing artist
named Drew Johnson drew this so I was the editor that’s part of my job I run
the comics division and I also edit some of the projects so a comic editor I’m
trying to think of like a film editor is like no we’re gonna cut this part up
now let’s add something here is this what you do no it’s more like being a
producer so I hire the art writer and artist to do the graphic novel and then
I yell at them till they finish it that’s pretty much what I have to do all
day so I think it’s closer to the director a little bit yeah it’s a managing a process right no it’s wonderful
it’s a lot of fun this is absolutely beautiful I hope we could throw some art up on the
screen this is incredible artwork and he’s he’s down in LA yes yeah and the writer
is Arvid Nelson who’s a very good comic writer yes and it even smells good it’s available
now available right now with something like this run Oh $24.99 yeah with this detail at this price this is beautiful though it’s hardback it’s got a nice
coating that’s wonderful and then quickly let’s take a look at this one Skull Island the Birth
of Kong so this was actually a sequel to our movie Skull Island
that we did as a comic book series oh my god these almost look like photographs
yeah amazing artist named Zid Z I D who I’ve worked with for many years and
this one picks up the story after the film and sort of shows the
also the origin of Kong and his parents that you see in the movie kind of tells
that story so that’s what we try to do with the comics is add add to the story
lines these are beautiful show things that weren’t necessarily in the movie or
on screen no hard cover half the price $12.99
we did make this one a soft cover but it’s still beautiful it’s beautiful looks like it’s
got better paper all right what do you say we get back to this film yes all
right off to Attack of the Monsters you guys stay with us we got more to show
you I think it’s beyond this hill. Let’s climb from here. Wait for me Aiko. Hurry It’s space men. [SIGHS OF RELIEF]
A little hair is all it is. GIRL Oh, I want it. Let’s catch it. Come on, you idiot. He’s much too quick. You can’t Alright let’s go. Yeah Aiko. Brother What is it? [GASPS]
The ship, it is there. We were right. Yeah, come on. It’s great. Are there space men on it? There could be inside. Akio, let’s go in. Sure No, I’m scared. I don’t want to go in. Scaredy cat. The space men won’t hurt you. If they flew here, they’re civilized. You’re dumb. Yo, anyone there? Hello? You’re the idiots. You think the space men will understand what
you say? Really? Are you kidding? They’ll understand I guess the crew’s out. It looks like it, all right. This is great. Hey, it’s running. Imagine travelling on this thing. Great, huh? It would be keen. Ready standby for immediate countdown. Crew, ready for liftoff. Okay. Ready for countdown. Countdown beginning. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four,
three, two, one, zero. Aiko! Brother! Aiko? Brother! Hey, its moving. Yeah it is. Stop it then Akio, you get out of there. Or else later on, you’ll get a scolding. You’re gonna get a good scolding and not
gonna eat dinner at all. Stop it. Can’t it be controlled? It won’t stop now, I guess, until the fuel
runs out. You operated the controls, though, didn’t
you? Of course, I did. But don’t forget, you ordered me to. Look there. we’re in space already. Funny, there’s no weightlessness in here. This ship’s out of the ordinary, isn’t it? Mmhmm. Hey, look up there. Oh, they’re on our course. A meteor! We’ll be hit. It’s terrible. It’s heading right for us. Change our course. Tom, I can’t. The controls aren’t right. We’re gonna be hit then. It’s Gamera. Good for you, Gamera. Help us, Gamera. Nice going. Thanks a heap. Gamera, thanks a lot. Gamera’s racing us. Who do you think will win? I’m not scared now. We’re in good hands. Yeah. Gamera’s always been the children’s friend. Mmhmm. He’s really speeding up. Mach 3 , I think. No, it’s kind of deceptive out there. See Gamera’s great jets? Mach 33 is what I would say. Really? I didn’t realize it. At mach , he’d leave the solar system, I bet
you. Let’s go, Gamera. Gamera, what happened? Gamera! Gamera! Gamera, what’s the matter? Gamera! You know what I think? Maybe he’s trying to stop us. I don’t think he’s coming with us. Why? Look at that speedometer. The lights are going faster. Then our speed’s increasing, isn’t it? It’s remote control. Akio, Gamera’s jet propulsion. Gamera! Keep at it. Gamera! Akio, what do we do? I don’t know, because the ship’s
going faster every second. Gamera! Gamera? Can’t you hear us? Mother! Oh, Mother! My, my, such a loud voice, and where were
you, young lady? It’s awful. Has Akio teased you again? No, you don’t understand. They went away on a space ship. Nonsense, Tomoko. You are just as silly as they are. Oh, it is true. Because we found the ship, all right. And then they decided to go in it, and it
lit up. It’s plain to see. Your brother, Akio, is up to something. Mother, tell me. Don’t you believe in space ships or in space
creatures at all? No, I don’t. But the paper said they do. Lots of people, they said, believe in flying
saucers. Madeup stories. But they were right. I said that’s all. Now, I want you to be good and study. Or you won’t get into a good school. I’m in trouble. How can I make her understand? Poor boys. I wonder where they are now. you know if I were to keep skulls like
you do I would at least brush their teeth now and then they’re disgusting I
mean I suppose skulls are disgusting right I don’t think they care much all
right welcome back we are still watching Attack of the Monsters and Mr. Robert had
to step where I think he’s gonna bring some more stuff to show stuff indeed
things thing for us to see so we’re gonna take this opportunity to do our
letters from you to us right yes give me one please sir there you are
all right first letter is from Russell H he does not state where and he
but he told us his email I shall not read that on the air
thank you Creature Features thanks for keeping the format alive and well I
tripped across you on YouTube just so I guess I have to stop bad mouthing it for
the rest of the day what does that mean I haven’t the vaguest idea I tripped
across you on YouTube just so I guess I have to stop bad mouthing it for the
rest of the day maybe bad mouthing YouTube perhaps perhaps alright thanks
for the note Russell all right we’ve got another one you novelettes a novelettes
alright who wrote us all these words Steve Thornton again we don’t know from
where but it’s Steve Thornton and he says dear Vince okay I saw it only one time
decades ago maybe even as a Creature Feature and never since why why why not
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster was definitely different and while my
recollection is vague what I do remember is my impression that this smog monster
was a great foe to the king of monsters you know that was one of my favorites as
well and you know if we could show that that would be wonderful but you’re gonna
tell me now aren’t you no I have to deal with this as this
movie is next to never shown I am hoping that licensing broadcast rights might be
within your reach far from our reach as a rarely shown out of the ordinary
Godzilla movie I think it would fit your shows format especially well and I’m
hoping you could find a guest all guests with informative
and insightful points to discuss a film and its place in the Godzilla pantheon
well you know what we’re gonna ask Robert about that when he gets back in
the seat because he’s like our new expert on Godzilla right yes right
meanwhile thanks for keeping the flame of Creature Features burning creating
more smoke for the smog monster I hope this man really loves his smog monster
evidently yeah I think you should move to LA if you don’t live there already
you have plenty of smog and some monsters another short one oh
is this all email night indeed I see one envelope all right dear Vince I like the
show but you have really reached an all-time low with that movie Bikini
Planet you know I didn’t want to run that film I protested but it came from
above that we had to run that film somewhere Bob Wilkins may he rest in
peace is rolling in his grave please do better
well you know we talked to some people about this exact situation they said Bob
would have loved this film Bikini Planet I didn’t know the man so I’ll assume the
people who did know who knows all right and we’ve got one more were doing 4 letters tonight yes here and this is like this is what my
paycheck looks like blank unsealed no stamp all right who’s this from does not
say it looks like it was written in crayon to Mr Van Dahl I demand the
immediate retribution of Handrew for his vile portrayal of Tangella anonymous
well I wonder who this was from she’s still a bit bitter about that thing that
happened last week I don’t know if you guys saw but she was late for the show
and Handrew stepped in for her right I thought it was rather amusing but who
knows obviously she did not all right is that it that would be in that is it for
letters if you’d like to send us a letter you do it through email by using
the address down here or if you’d like to do it in mail like Miss. Anonymous
send it to the address you see down here we’ll be right back
with Robert in a moment but first let’s get back to Attack of the Monsters Tom, Tom! Wake up. We’ve landed. Akio, we’re really safe then? Are you all right? I’m OK. Look there. The hatch is clear. The air here is like ours, so we don’t need
any space suits. Are we back on earth? Are we back on earth? Maybe. Let’s go out and look. Akio, we’re not on Earth. That’s obvious, I’d say. It’s Mars or Venus. No, they don’t have any air. So I guess this is a distant star. Thank goodness is has air. You know, there are stars in the galaxy just
like Earth. So I suppose we found ourselves a new star the first ones on it. Wait a minute. Don’t forget we were brought here by remote control. Let’s be careful. Ah, it was Gyaos. Well the monster looks like Gyaos. Still, he’s a different color. An outofgalaxy Gyaos. We’re cornered. You said it. Look there. Hey, the water’s running backwards. You see that? I think he’s going to return to his home. Where’d this come from? Uh oh hurry, the opposite switch! Jump off. Oh, see? The water’s returning. What’s going on? I don’t know. But from what I’ve seen, I’ll bet
we’re on a highly civilized star. Moving instantly, that’s great. Yes. What do you say we investigate some more? Yeah, let’s. Hey It’s great. [VOICES ECHOING]
Did you hear that sound? Somebody’s here, I bet. Call. Hello?
Answer! Are you there? Is anyone here? Idiot. They don’t understand our language. That’s the reason they don’t answer. Akio, what if goblins come out? Then what do we do? Don’t you worry. Akio, Akio! This is scary! Jump down then. What are you afraid of? Did you see? It’s a moving corridor. Oh, yeah? Let’s get on. OK. It’s wonderful. This must be the control center. Hmm. Hello? Where are we now? Can’t you tell us your identity? You see? I explained they’d understand the language. Greetings. We waited for you. Then you do understand our Earth language. Of course. This ultraspeaking machine translates
telepathically all languages. Oh, boy! Science has advanced here much more than on
Earth. Mmhmm. Miss, can you tell me which star this is? And can you tell us the distance to the Earth? The star we are on, we call Terra. And the star is exactly like the Earth
and has the same atmosphere. Our star is situated exactly on the other
side of the sun from your Earth. I understand. Terra and the Earth are twin planets, then. Why didn’t we know it was there? You see? It’s simple. The Earth and Terra are on a line,
but with the sun always staying between us, you can’t see them. Akio, it’s a great discovery. Mmm. The Earth and Venus, Jupiter. Then there’s Uranus, Saturn, and then
Mercury, Mars, Pluto, and Neptune. That makes nine planets, and Terra is the
tenth. You’re right. It’s Gyaos again. Barbella, it’s a nuisance. Open the pit. Yes. Young lady, excuse me. Barbella’s your name? Yes. Its translation is sweet as a little
bird. And my name is Florbella. It means pretty as a flower. Where are the other people here? Ah, Akio, see the water again? It’s running backwards like before. It’s against the law of gravity. We control the laws of nature here through
our science. Oh. You’re quite superior, because I looked in
my telescope every single night. You see, I was searching for a planet like
this. I knew somewhere, there should be a star highly
intelligent, that had no wars or accidents. It’s that monster again. This is our watchdog. He’s called Guiron, and we can control his
actions. Don’t worry. Gyaos is running. I don’t understand. Why do you have such monsters anyway? You’re so advanced, and all. You are right. Ours was truly an advanced society. We got to the point where we control the laws
of nature by advanced electronics. But then, a mixed up computer brought calamity. We found, to our regret, that it made
uncontrollable monsters as well. Gee. Wow. We attempted to send out some signals,
thinking someone would hear us. There was no answer, though. Oh, gosh. You see? Those were the waves reported by our Dr. Shiga. You see, those who were still alive got on
a big space ship, hoping to fine another star. But it failed. Now, just two of us are left alone. Then we heard a call. Someone was on a small ship we sent out to
probe the area. And that’s how you two were brought here. I see. We’ve since been confined to the base here. We can’t go out. Observe out there. It’s getting colder and colder, completely
bound in by glaciers in just five hours. Barbella. What you are looking at now used to be a great
city. That was long ago. It’s the home of monsters now. Well then, can’t we go back to Earth at once? You’ll be welcome there. Thank you. We’ll have the flying saucer checked,
so we can make the trip before we’re blocked in. Aren’t we lucky? Mm. Gee, if Gamera were only here now. Don’t worry. I’m sure Gamera’s looking for us. Gamera? welcome back we’re still watching
Attack of the Monsters with the wonderful Robert Napton from
Legendary Entertainment you guys did everything Lost in Space yeah I love that
show have you seen the Lost in Space show on Netflix it’s like season 2 now right
season 2 yeah dropped at the end of last year it was you know I waited so long
between 1 and 2 I had to go back and watch season 1 again just to catch up takes
a while to make these no it’s a wonderful show and I you know when I
first heard there was gonna be a Lost in Space remake I thought oh god it’s gonna
be like that film have you seen that one in the 90s yeah not my favorite no I mean you know
if they had called it something else right would have been fine but trying to be Lost
in Space they miss it but this show is wonderful and you brought us comics
correct so we as part of Legendary Comics we did new stories set within
season 1 of Lost in Space basically these are the adventures you didn’t see
on TV so there in these books yeah in these books there are additional
episodes additional stories of the characters from the show and it’s all
legit because it comes from the same people yeah made the show absolutely
yeah these are beautiful just like the other ones yeah each one has two stories
focusing on one of the characters and we had to figure out how to tell stories
between episodes and make it all make sense with the continuity these look like
photographs again incredible it’s the same artist obviously favorite of mine Zid
I was going to ask you I seem to remember some time back
there was comics that were done with photographs actual photographs of people
and they would put the bubble on what do you call those photo novels photo novels yeah I
remember those well I had some Star Trek photo novels your making a face like this is this is like
we’re going way back the cheating version of comics isn’t it yes but they were fun
I had a couple the artwork in here is perfect we’re very proud of these books and yeah you have a total of
3 of these to have 3 of these we have a 4th coming out these are great
and then hopefully more these are gorgeous
all in hardback all in hardcover yeah we like that format we like to do it more
deluxe keeps the pages nice yeah put them in bookstores and online at the same time
comic book stores so available everywhere so tell me we’re gonna get
more than 2 seasons of Lost in Space that’s a question I probably can’t
answer one way or the other because I don’t know but I’m certainly I’m
certainly rooting for more well you know it’s the Netflix curse 2 seasons and
then I’m hopeful well you know we all love the show uch a good program yeah such a good
program that if it doesn’t work out on Netflix I’m sure Hulu or Amazon or Apple
TV will take it it can’t stay lost forever so it cannot stay lost in space
correct right all right let’s get back to Attack of
the Monsters and you’re gonna have more stuff to show us right absolutely
yay all right off we go you guys stay with us This is the lounge. It’s just above the control center. Now, you rest here until we can repair the
ship. [BOTH] Thanks. This ship only holds two, you know. So what are we going to do with
I realize that. There’s time to make adjustments. I’ll run tests. I’ll check with our scanner to see if the
boys are poisonous. If not, the boys will become our rations. You make the final check on the ship. I’m hungry. You think we’re really gonna go home? Don’t worry. The girls said we’d go home just as
soon as the space ship is repaired. Yeah, and just think how excited they’ll
get on earth, how groovy the girls are. They’ll be a big hit down there. Right, Akio? Akio, what is it? Hmm. That’s strange. Now boy, listen. You are to answer all questions that are asked
you. Yes. Pay attention. Let your mind imagine what it would most like
now. Think. Try to concentrate. Are you thinking? What’s the matter? Go on. Complete the thought. I see. Right away Now, will you answer my questions
until the food is ready? Yes. Are you in pain? No. It feels nice. I see. What? Akio. What is it, Akio? Akio, what’s the matter? Akio. Akio. Answer me, Akio. FLORBELLA This is a nuisance. All right. Now, concentrate again. You know Gyaos. Are there many monsters on Earth? Not now. Gamera got them all. Gamera? Is that a creature? This creature’s looking for you, you said. Think. Remember it. Try. Gamera’s the friend of children. FLORBELLA The friend of children? AKIO (VOICEOVER) Yes. He appears when we need him. He saved a child in Hokkaido once. He knocked Gyaos out when Gyaos tried to eat
the child. He saved two boys, too, when Viras attacked
the Earth. You know? That’s strange. I’m sure I remember you stopped moving. I had a feeling I at a lot of Mother’s donuts. Your Mother sure makes donuts real great. I’m starving just the thought of it. I’m not hungry, just thirsty. The space ship? All checked. We can leave whenever you’re ready. Good, at last. Here. Prepare all the foods you see on these cards. Use sleeping powder. Sleeping? Right. And when they’re unconscious, under the effects
of our powder, we’ll gobble their brains raw. Eat their brains? All the knowledge that has been handed down
is stored now in their complicated brain cells And so if we eat their brains, that knowledge
will help us to adapt. We can accomplish it, just as our bacteria
do here, to become higher animals. I understand. Yes. welcome back to Creature Features its
Attack of the Monsters night with Robert Napton from Legendary
Entertainment Robert tell me something about this film that I do not know it’s
a flying turtle with booster rockets well I thought it was a bloody
salamander I was wondering why that shell was on that no you know something
about this film like the background information well I know it was sort of
meant to be like a Godzilla it was another Japanese he’s got similar eyes I noticed that the same I
wonder if they make all monster eyes the same way and he’s friendly he’s very friendly he
does seem friendly yeah he hasn’t eaten the children yet no they left the little girl behind
I know they would never allow that to happen today no no that wouldn’t be that wouldn’t be cool
would not be appropriate you brought more stuff I did look at this Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat that is a movie that is a movie that Legendary made and Michael Dougherty
the writer and director and a couple of his comrades Zack Shields they wrote new
stories in the Trick or Treat universe and we released it as a graphic novel fun
these are you know I would rather read this on a rainy night then sit in front of a television
and watch the film people need to read comics and what’s this so this is a very exciting sort of
exclusive look at our new Dracula graphic novel which is coming out this
October and it is an adaptation he’s invisible yeah that’s the thing that they have no
reflection so we’re doing a completely blank book it’s very noval no so this is a prototype it’s a
prototype it’s not ready yet it won’t be out until this October we’re going to show some imagery
from this as we talk about it this is now you’re working with we’re working with
the Lugosi Estate but you’re working with Bela Lugosi Jr. yeah and and
his daughter Lynn Lugosi Sparks they managed the estate and we partnered with
them to bring Bram Stoker’s Story and Bela Lugosi together for
the first time because as many people know the Dracula film and Lugosi’s
appearances were loosely based on the novel but we’re actually doing a very
faithful adaptation of the novel starring Bela Lugosi so it’s sort of not
only returned but a sort of new incarnation of the story right how wonderful
now you’re friends with Bela and the family yeah I actually met Bela Jr. at a
convention that’s how this all started and in Los Angeles and he said you know
we really want to do an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel as a comic starring
my dad’s likeness and I said I would love to do that at Legendary Comics so
we partnered and we’ve been working on it for a number of years but it’s
finally coming out this October and it’s one we’re really excited about
October how coincidental it’s a little obvious but you no that’s the perfect
time you know our seasons start in October our 1st episode was on Halloween every
Halloween is our new year it’s not really a season we don’t we do a show
every week so there’s no season it never stops no I completely understand and
that’s that’s perfect and we might be bringing Bela up here well I think that would be
amazing be wonderful you say he looks just like him he looks very much like his dad and in fact we were at
a restaurant in Los Angeles recently and and the lady said do I know you from somewhere and he
and he showed her his ID and she couldn’t believe he was the son of Bela
Lugosi she was a huge fan he did not have to show his ID she didn’t believe him so
no he’s amazing he was on the set of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein as
a young boy so he has great stories about his father oh that’s wonderful so with
you working with Bela Lugosi Jr. doing projects like this that almost
makes you like Ed Wood right I am very much the modern Ed Wood I guess the
Ed Wood of comics that’s fabulous all right what do you say we get back to the
Ed Wood of Japanese monster films Attack of the monsters off we go we’ll be back
with Robert and more stuff you guys stay with us Hello, my dear. I just came for my son. [CAR DOOR OPENS]
Elsa! How nice. [CAR DOOR SHUTS]
Thank you for keeping Tom. No trouble at all. However, Tom and Akio are still not back. I don’t understand it at all. Oh? Where did they go? I wonder if Tomoko knows where they went. Else, there’s no use asking my daughter anything. I’m sure the boys have told her not to tell. She says they’re lost in space. In space? Yes. Tom wants to stay with us longer. He must have run away, knowing you were coming. I’m sure he did. Well, Tom can stay with us a few days more. You’re very kind. Thank you. I’m much obliged. I’ll see you later. As long as you’re here, can’t you stay for
tea? I’d like to, but I can’t today. Thank you. I understand. Thank you, again, for your trouble. Take care. Oh, Auntie. Why, Tomoko. They are lost in space. It’s true. Akio and your Tom did go. What really happened? Can you take us there? Mmhmm. Kondo! Kondo, it’s awful! Hurry, hurry! What’s the matter? Well, they left their bikes here. Here. This is where the space ship was. Tomoko, the other day, there was an announcement
by the aerospace bureau, and I’m going to repeat exactly what they said. The flying saucer scare was simply
an illusion or madeup story. No, it’s true. It is. I saw it with my own eyes. Darling, listen. The Apollo crew said there are no living things out there at all. That our Earth is the only oasis there is. There are no living things elsewhere. There are no living thing in space. But the boys really did get on a saucer. And when they did, it took off. No, dear. Don’t you think that is the truth? Of course. I know it. You never lie. You’re a little lady, a good girl. Yes, don’t cry. I’ll find Akio and Tom. Hm? I know you can. Happier now, huh? I give up, I guess. The observatory, we’ll check. Thanks, Kon. Good idea. Kon, surely you don’t take her seriously. The observatory can’t be brought into this
now. She said she saw
She’s just a young child. And I’m convinced she just imagined she saw
it. The boys are around here somewhere. I just know that they are. Please, you’ve got to look for them right
now. Ah, sure. I will. Yes, yes
Thank you. Yes. Because psychologists insist that if you believe
everything a child says, it’s educationally and psychologically
wrong. It’s easy to say. Tomoko there, she doesn’t lie. You mustn’t listen. TOMOKO Brother, Kon’s going to find you, so
don’t give up. Please, dear God, look after the boys, and
save them. Akio. Mmhmm. Well, isn’t this appealing, yes? You are hungry, aren’t you? [BOTH] Oh, yes. Tom, look. Our favorite donuts. Sure looks great. I’ll say. Looks just like the ones Mother makes, doesn’t
it? Please eat, eat won’t you? Thanks, Barbella. Just a minute. What is it? Be quiet. Akio? I thought I heard Gamera coming. I don’t hear anything at all. I must have imagined it. TOM Let’s eat. Come on. I’ll give you half. Thank you. Mmm, it’s good. Hey, Akio. Akio, what is it? What’s the matter? The sleeping powder took effect. Go on, hurry. Right. Cut here. Remove the skull in this area. It’s Gamera. Gamera is the children’s friend. It’s here for them, Florbella. It’s bad timing. Let’s take care of it. Gamera can’t beat Guiron. I’ll try the missile first. I didn’t do any good. Let Guiron out. He’s dead. Serves him right. [BOTH LAUGH] Akio. Akio! What’s happened? Oh, lady! Oh, lady! We must cook them. Or wait a minute. There’s no response. That’s strange. Gamera must have put it out of order. It’s the only one left. If it’s no good, then
You’re right. We’ll eat their brains after we fix the ship. Let’s attend to it. It’s awful. Akio. Akio. Akio! It hurts. [GASPS]
What happened to my hair? There’s no time to worry about that. I just found out. These people are cannibals. Huh? They’re not fixing the ship just to take us
back to Earth. They want to go back there to eat people. Let’s run. But my head. Here, wear this. Hurry! Hurry! AKIO Tom, wait a minute. How did they get out? They know, I guess. And so they’re attempting to run away. I’ll soon stop that. Ah, thought you’d get away, eh? We’re right back to the starting cage. Run! Akio, you’re smart. I reset the carriers. [LAUGHS] Come and look. See there? Hip hooray! The cannibals are gone. Quick! Let’s go break the handles, so they can’t
operate it. OK. All set. Good. Victory! They’ll not return here again. There, it’s done. Well, I think that’ll hold them, all right. Say goodbye forever. Not quite. We broke the controls. But you couldn’t return. But we adjusted the control, and set it for
a round trip. OK, let’s go. Stay where you are. Let me go! We’re not good to eat. Get up there. Hands above your head. Back to back. Contact. [MUFFLED PROTESTS FROM CHILDREN]
Hurry, go repair the space ship. Where could they have gone? Even the police are worried about it. Well, I’ll certainly give Tom a good licking,
all right. That is, when he finally gets back. I’m so very sorry. It’s not your fault. I hope they return. There they are. There’s the little girl. Tomoko, will you tell us about the spaceship
you saw? Will you? Wait a second. Just who are you? Are you Akio’s mother? We have recently learned that a space
ship was seen in these parts. Policemen reported the missing boys. So we came here to check on the spaceship
theory. Oh, no. Elsa? Is it true, then? Tomoko, tell us your story, all right? Oh sir, do they know where the ship went?Its destination? We don’t know. The ship, so they say, flew very rapidly. We only know about the mysterious waves
that have been received. Come, tell us the story. Did you see any? What did it look like? Tomoko, tell us
[SEVERAL QUESTIONS AT ONCE] What do we do, Akio? Can’t we get out? I miss Mama. Have courage, Tom. We have to look for a way to escape. I wish Gamera would come and help us out. He should be right here now. I can’t hear. Let’s try and call. Gamera. Gamera. Gamera! Gamera! you know Robert comic editor of
Legendary Entertainment this this this creature Gamera the flying turtle he’s
got like sparks coming out of his hindquarters what kind of fuel would you
need to make a turtle do that beans I was afraid you’d say that it’s a good
thing we’re not doing smellivision now isn’t it all right so what we are still
with Robert Napton he is the comic book editor and producer and director and all
kinds of things at Legendary Entertainment
well I’m an comic editor at Legendary in my dark past I might have produced and
directed a small film a small film or two like Diablo yes The Legend of Diablo
yes I’ve tried to destroy all the copies but you found one you know
this looks I is this actually in the film this face there’s a zombie that somewhat looks
like that in the film so there’s been some artistic license a little bit with the cover but you
actually made a movie many many lifetimes ago I made a movie that I wanted to make a
movie that was bad enough to be on Creature Features and I really succeeded
at that well we want to show it he needs to make arrangements this is apparently in
distribution so he’s got to make some phone calls if we can but we might be
showing this soon and you would not you’re not proud of this but rated B for
bad but it was a long time ago oh you obviously have not seen Bikini
Planet our viewers will tell you anything is better than Bikini Planet
all right and you had a hand in this one this one might look familiar to a few of
you now this is a great movie a wonderful movie I grew up watching Bob
and John on Creature Feature because you originally lived up here but yeah I grew
up in Northern California so I’ve been what I was watching Creature Features when I
was six years old until the time I moved to Los Angeles in 1984 which was
coincidentally when Johns show ended about timing
yeah I never forgot the show and many years later met I Tom Wyrsch on the internet our director who’s hiding behind the cameras
over there and we became good friends and talked about someone should make a
Creature Features documentary and one day he called me and said you know what
we’re I’m gonna do it and I said I would love to help and we worked on it
together and he did all kinds of things on this right yeah we Tom was the real
driving force he’s the real hero of the documentary but we edited it in Los
Angeles and I worked with an editor and Tom would come down and you know he had
all the footage ready and when we shaped the documentary and it was a real thrill
because it was a return to Creature Features for me and it was a great love
letter to Bob and John’s show yeah and it’s it’s pretty much the only
way some people can actually see the show now because the episodes arn’t
correct this is still available right Tom yes where do you go for this where does one
go to order this DVD bobwilkins.net bobwilkins.net bobwilkins.net that’s where you go
to get this and Robert helped on this and look he went off and did bigger and
better things and poor Tom got stuck doing this show well we we need to do a
sequel to that about your show someday oh you know I think I think it needs to
be canceled first I think that’s the rules for like a documentarian of this no
you know they wanted to do one the news wanted to do a story about you know what
goes on behind the scenes and I refused that’s fair I think Tangella
might be a tough interview that’s exactly why she would she would she
would put me in a position where I have to contend with a lawsuit I would be sued
she likes breaking cameras we’ve replaced these several times I’m just worried she
won’t answer the question you know oh no will
she’ll answer the questions but violently all right what’d you say
should we wrap up this film let’s see what happened let’s let’s stick the
knife in the head and find out what happens at the end right all right off
we go back to Attack of the Monsters you guys stay with us we’re almost done Ah ha! Good idea. Say, do you still have your dart pistol? Oh, yeah. Good. That switch, hit it. Hold on. OK. I didn’t hit it. You aimed a little high. Tell me, how many shots to go? I still got three more. Trust me. Hey, that’s peculiar. See that? It’s Guiron’s remote control contact you hit. The same contact, try it again. OK. You closed it all, Akio. There, fixed at last. It’s Guiron. What happened? What do we do? We can’t control it from here. Hurry. Let’s escape to Earth. Barbella, what about these boys? Leave them. Lots of others on Earth. Quick, quick! We’ll never be able to get to Earth. Please wait. What is it? It hurts. I can’t move. Help me. Florbella! You know the rules of our planet. Those who are useless have to go. It’s the only solution. Guiron he’s getting closer, see? We’ll both be killed. It’s the end! Help, help, help us, someone! Help! Help us! Let us out! Let us out! Gamera! Gamera, help us. Get us out. You can make it. Don’t give up, Gamera. Gamera, hang on. Get going, Gamera. Gamera! Gamera, don’t give up. We need you, Gamera! Help us. Gamera, don’t die now. Gamera. Gamera! Can’t you hear us. You all right, Tom? I’m OK. Gamera! Gamera! Gamera! Get him, and get him good. You can kill it, Gamera. He jumped in the air. Nice jumping there, a success. Gamera, get away. Get going quick, because he’s going to attack. Brilliant. You got him down. Stay in there. Nice. Real good going. A gogo dancer Gamera’s doing a dance. No, he’s not doing a dance. He’s trying to get those metal things out. Unless the metal’s out, his legs won’t retract. Then he can’t use his jets at all. See that? Now, Guiron’s heading for us. Quick, hurry! The control, which is it? I don’t know. Never mind. Push them all. Hurry! We’ve accomplished something, but we’re not out yet. This must be the end. Even Gamera can’t help us. I get so angry. I don’t like to give up. I wish we had a weapon of some kind. I know. Still, wishing can’t do any good. Let’s look around. I don’t understand. Gamera isn’t dead. Now, we’ll see. It’s a last resort, but I’ll get him. Huh? Look, what’s that? I wonder if it could be the weapon I wanted. Akio, a missile! Yes. The switch. Go ahead. Look here. Gamera’s getting out. Oh! Hurray! Nice going, Gamera. Good for you, Gamera. That’s the way to do it. Hurray for Gamera! Yay Gamera! That’ll hold him, Gamera. Hurray, Gamera! The missile. This is it. OK. Gamera! The hole, you must try and get it. Throw it at him. [BOTH] Hip hurray! Tom, I think Gamera’s calling us. Uhhuh. Look. Gamera’s repairing the space ship. Let’s go. He’s waiting for us. Yeah. What a big hand! I’ll say. Awfully big. Let’s go. Mm. Hey, look at us. Hip hurray! We’re going to Earth, at last. We’re in luck. Listen! Listen! What’s the matter? What’s going on? No Gamera. He’s coming. I’ll report it. Oh, I made a mistake. Yes? Yes, this is he. I don’t believe it. It’s utterly ridiculous. Doctor, I see Gamera on my telescope. What’s that? The space ship’s in his mouth. It’s hard to realize. But but it’s true. Yes, it is. The boys were taken from here. I hope she’s right. Yes, I am so. I hope what you are saying is true. [LAUGHTER]
Cut it out. It’s not right to tease her. You know, Gamera is a friend to children,
yes? Yes. Oh, Kon. Eh? Yes, dear? Thank you. It’s quite all right. Where’s the place? Beyond the mountain. Thank you. Excuse me, are you their mothers? Yes. And I, also. I am Dr. Shiga. I’m very surprised. Gamera was seen headed this way with a space
ship in his mouth. And our children? TOMOKO: Look! There’s Gamera! Yes, you’re right. Don’t go down there. Tomoko! Akio! Tom! Are you all right? We were worried. We should have believed her. There are times, I guess, when our children
are telling the truth, aren’t there? Yes, you’re right. Akio! Tom! Tomoko. Are you all right? We were worried. We’re OK. Ahh. Your glasses. Oh, it’s all right. My glasses keep slipping when I get excited. [LAUGHTER]
Thanks! We’re back. Mother! Akio! Tom! Are you all right? I’m glad you’re home. Still and all, you made everybody worry over
you. You’re right. Everybody, Mother, I’m sorry. Oh, I see. Are you showing us your penitence? Is that the idea? They did it on the star. They cut his hair. Space creatures did it? Kon? Huh? Listen, Kon. There are space people like you, too. Oh. Akio, Tom. Ah, Dr. Shiga, we discovered a new planet
and saw space people. Yes. We thought there’d be a highly civilized and
peaceful planet, where there were no wars or accidents. But we found out Earth’s the best
and that we should work to make it better. We shouldn’t long for other stars. Just try love instead. Stop wars and no more accidents. I guess that’s all I can ask. You’re right, yes. And your explanation does you honor. Thanks. Gamera’s pulling in his head. Is he going? So long, Gamera! Thank you, Gamera! Goodbye, Gamera! Goodbye, Gamera! Goodbye, Gamera! Thanks, Gamera! Goodbye, Gamera! Goodbye. So long, Goodbye. Goodbye, Gamera! We’ll never forget you. and that’s the end of Attack of the
Monsters you know Robert I this movie was a
bit ridiculous that that shot for the knife what kind of monster is that yeah I
would never see anything like that come out of Legendary Entertainment would I
no you guys are far more advanced know Tangella what do you think of the film
you know she likes anything with like animals so had a turtle flying turtle
she’ use to have turtles what happened to your turtles where’d they go
oh that’s not gonna last long she she put turtles with the eels
can you believe that’s amazing alright so anyways what are you doing
next what’s what’s on the horizon well Legendary has two big movies coming out
this year Godzilla vs. Kong in November Godzilla vs. Kong now has that been done
since the 70s one or 60s no no so this is well it’s taking the title I’ll say
that’s all I can say and yeah it will feature our version of Kong and our
version of Godzilla together that’s gonna be a lot of fun
so you seem excited about this I am when’s that coming out
that’s in November in November Godzilla vs. Kong oh we should go to the
premiere she wants to go to the premiere okay I’ll work on that he’s gonna work
on that she likes Godzilla she she’s
often perturbed and cross with me because we never get Godzilla films last
premiere he kind of flattened the premiere party coming in but yeah you
do not want to invite Godzilla to one of his premiere parties do you that’s a mistake
issues alright so you got that film coming out and then you’ve also Dune
Dune in December that’s a big deal we’re excited
yeah Denis Villeneuve is the director and he’s famous he’s famous he did Blade
Runner 2049 so this is the first film that has been done since the last one done by
David Lynch there was the David Lynch feature correct and then SyFy channel did a TV series yeah
was a while back right yeah that’s pretty good it was not bad I like that
better than Lynch’s it’s very faithful to the novel but Denis doing an all new
version so we’re really excited he’s turning it up a notch yeah and that’s it
you’re releasing two films yeah those are the two that I can talk about for
sure so there’s more in the works you guys are like becoming like Warner
Brothers but better yeah we we love geeky stuff at Legendary well maybe in
like 20 or 30 years we’ll be able to show your films maybe maybe we’ll see
who knows all right well Robert I hope you have a wonderful trip back thank you
for having me no thank you for coming up and send our
love to everyone down at Legendary and we’ll hopefully see you again soon right
I love that all right and you guys you need to like get to bed now because it’s
it’s late we kept you up too late and we don’t want you to lose sleep because
you’ll be cranky in the morning coffee and tea or tea right one of the two
works for me works for you we’ll see you next week so Robert you know these
comics have me intrigued and I’m thinking instead of doing a show like
this perhaps I should do like a comic version of Creature Features do you
think like Legendary might be interested hmm does your hair have an agent