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Genesis of the Daleks - The Vortex Crystal

Chapter Nine

Genesis of the Daleks - The Vortex Crystal History Vortex offers you is a theory that says that if time travel were possible, it would be impossible to change the major events of history. That while it might be possible to change the small events (keep someone from dying in an auto accident, prevent someone from getting on a doom airliner, etc.); it would be impossible to alter major ones. The major events, the theory goes, are so ingrained within the “Web of Time,” to use a phrase from the series, that they are unchangeable. Therefore if one could, let’s say, travel back to the early 20th century when Hitler was still a boy, it would be impossible to kill
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The Five Lives of King Ghidorah

Conceived by Hate. Born in Space. How Godzilla’s Greatest Nemesis Went From Villain to Hero. Here you have a post about Japanese Pop Culture in America. It is safe to say, without fear of contradiction, that King Ghidorah is the greatest foe Godzilla has ever faced. After Godzilla and Mothra, King Ghidorah is the most popular monster in Toho’s stable of monsters. But who or what exactly is this three-headed menace from space? What makes him so popular? And how, if at all possible, can we straighten out the mess that has become King Ghidorah’s timeline? History Vortex has the answer for the last question ; King Ghidorah has appeared in eight Toho fantasy films. Five times throughout the original
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Godzilla in America

A Critical Comparison between the Japanese and American Versions of the Godzilla Films Gojira no Gyakushu (Godzilla's Counterattack) Released: April 24, 1955 Running time: 82 minutes Gigantis, the Fire Monster Released: May 21, 1959 by Warner Bros. Running time: 78 minutes Formerly available as "Godzilla Raids Again" from Video Treasures The enormous success of Gojira (Godzilla, King of the Monsters! ) caught Toho studios completely by surprise. By following this link you will discover more about the History of Japanese Pop Culture. Sensing that they were on to a good thing, Toho immediately pushed a sequel into production; Gojira no Gyakushu (Godzilla's Counterattack). Like Gojira, Gojira no Gyakushu was filmed in black-and-white and standard format (aspect ratio 1.33:1). Released only five
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The Other Side of Toho

Toho Company Limited. To the kaiju enthusiast the name brings one thought to mind: Godzilla! Here you have the Japanese Pop Culture Trends and if Godzilla does not immediately spring forth, then one of the many other giant kaiju does, for if there is one thing Toho Studios is known for throughout the world, it's their giant monsters. However, History Vortex offers you an information about Toho, that has produced a vast variety of genre films including the bulk of the work of Akira Kurosawa, and while the release of Godzilla in 1954 seemed to have pointed the company in the direction for which it would become famous, the 1950s could have just as easily seen Toho become a horror
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An Interview with Godzilla: Hauro Nakajima

Here you have another post about the history of Japanese pop culture. When Godzilla: King of the Monsters was first released in 1954, many fans failed to realize that the film was more than your average monster-on-the-loose flick. It's stark imagery and haunting reflections of the Second World War severed as a grim reminder of man's follies. Especially to the people who lived through the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Haruo Nakajima knew first hand about those feelings, having served in the Japanese Imperial Army during the war, he donned the Godzilla suit for the role in 1954, and continued to play it until forced to retire by Toho in 1972. It was an honor to once again meet
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Haitian Revolution and Its Impact in the Spanish Caribbean

Historical Concealment Of Colonial Slave Rebellions In his article, you will find interesting facts about the history of Japanese pop culture - The Enigma of Jamaica in the 1790s: New Light on the Causes of Slave Rebellions1, David Geggus contends that; "It was precisely during the Age of Revolution (1776-1815), when French St. Domingue experienced the most successful slave revolt of all time, that the frequency of slave rebellions and conspiracies reached an all-time low in the British colonies. The case of Jamaica appears especially enigmatic. That islands slaves made an impressive record of violent resistance :from the seventeenth century to the 18308. Yet during the 1790s, a decade that brought not only massive uprisings in neighboring St. Domingue but
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A Brief Examination of the Legality of Secession in the United States

Did the Southern States Have the Right to Secede from the Union During the Antebellum Period? As you can see, History Vortex offers you something different than the history of Japanese culture and this post is a proof of that. Of all the events that have occurred in the history of the United States, none is more controversial or has greater implications for the nation than the War for Southern Independence, or, if preferred, the War Between the States. (The conventional term “American Civil War” is a misnomer, implying that factions within the United States were engaged in a class struggle for control of the government – clearly, this was not the case. Upon the secession of eleven Southern states,
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Twenty Years of Super Sentai

A CHRONOLOGY OF TOEI'S SENTAI TELEVISION SERIES (1975-1995) Japan has enjoyed for 20 years what America has only discovered in the last two: the super sentai television series (sentai means battle team or task force.) These live-action superhero epics run the gamut from serious drama to slapstick comedy, always packaged with a healthy dose of intense action and (sometimes) awe-inspiring special effects. Most of the globally successful Japanese pop culture characters were made in Japan. Every year, Toei Co. produces a brand new 50-episode serial; each ½-hour weekly installment tells its own tale while advancing the ongoing narrative to its final conclusion. And while the stories, characters and mythology will change with each new series, the basic concept always remains
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An Interview with Teruyoshi Nakano

History Vortex recommends you to read the interview with Teruyoshi Nakano. Having first learned his craft from special effects pioneer Eiji Tsuburaya during the 1960s, Mr. Nakano graduated to special effects director on such Toho genre films as Godzilla vs. Hedorah (a.k.a. Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, 1971), Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (1974), Terror of MechaGodzilla (1975), Submersion of Japan (a.k.a. Tidal Wave, 1977) and Godzilla 1985. He also directed the special effects for movies such as Evil of Dracula (1975). This interview is from a series of interviews conducted by renowned kaiju historian David Milner during the 1990s. After reading this interview, you may be interested in reading another post like this one, an interview with Godzilla: Hauro Nakajima .
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Monster of the Month

This is a Japanese pop culture magazines where Rodan is probably the second most famous kaiju after Godzilla outside of Japan, this month's kaiju is by far Japan's second most popular kaiju: Mothra! Mothra made its first appearance in the 1961 Toho film Mothra, attacking Japan in order to rescue the captured Twins Fairies of Infant Island. It would later reappear first to fight Godzilla (in which the adult version would lose its life), in Godzilla vs. The Thing, and then as allies with Godzilla and Rodan against Ghidorah. When Toho revised the Godzilla series with Godzilla 1985, Mothra reappeared along with a dark version of itself, Battra, in Godzilla vs. Mothra. Since then Mothra has returned in Godzilla vs.
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