43. Turtle Frolics. [MST3K 302. Gamera.] / by Chris Piuma

Happy Gamuary! The original Gamera emerges to listen to Beth and Adam explain all about turtle pets, turtle food, turtle myths, turtle fanciers, and a quartet of adolescent turtle warriors.

Show Notes.

Gamera: IMDB. MST3K Wiki. Trailer [JP].

Producer Chris will be at PodCon 2. Drop us a line if you’ll be there too!

Last Gamuary, we covered Gamera vs. Barugon (and the KTMA version).

Turtles as pets?

Tortoises are better.

QI on the giant tortoise.

On Turtle soup.

More about turtle soup.

Mock turtle soup.

Cudley the Cowlick.

Testudinal creation myths.

Julia Child’s massive lobster.

Lobsters do not actually live forever.

Turtle Island.

Japanese turtle myths.

The novel Beth mentions, with the turtle and the carpet, is Joris-Karl Huysmans’s Against the Grain.

The Four Leaves: Epitaph.

Enver Altenbay.

Tadashi Yamauchi.

ちび.

Bonus.

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