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Episode 412 – Monarch Legacy of Russells

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Episode 412 - Monarch Legacy of Russells

How Is It The Godzilla TV Spinoff is Better Than Kong vs. Godzilla?

This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl are talking about our favorite most recent box office flops, wonder how Michael Waldron keeps failing up in the MCU, gush over the Furiosa trailer, and review the first two episodes of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.

Episode Index

Intro: 0:07
The Marvels/Songbirds and Snakes: 2:06
Michael Waldron: 9:30
Furiosa: 18:29
Monarch: 23:57

News Bites

The Marvels Box Office
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Box Office
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ Enlists ‘Loki’ Creator Michael Waldron

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (AppleTV)

Out of 10 Why are the Russells Such Good Actors
Darryl: 7.75/10
Brian: 7/10

Episode 1: Aftermath
In 2015, one year after Godzilla’s emergence in San Francisco, traumatized schoolteacher Cate Randa travels to Tokyo to settle the affairs of her missing father, Hiroshi. She discovers that he had a second wife and a son, Kentaro, in Japan. Kentaro leads Cate to Hiroshi’s office, where she discovers a safe containing files belonging to their grandfather, Monarch researcher Bill Randa. Seeking answers about Monarch’s presence in San Francisco and Hiroshi’s connection to them, Cate and Kentaro recruit Kentaro’s ex-girlfriend May Olowe-Hewitt to decode the files. Monarch employee Tim is notified of their attempt.

In 1959, Cate and Kentaro’s grandparents, Bill Randa and Keiko Miura, follow radiation in Kazakhstan with fellow Monarch official Col. Lee Shaw. A local boy claims that the radiation is a cover story for the government drilling a hole through the earth. Randa and Miura discover that radiation levels drop to zero around a power plant, and that hollow caverns exist in the bedrock beneath it. Venturing inside, they discover eggs belonging to insectoid Endoswarmers. Miura and Shaw rappel down to collect genetic material from the eggs, but the Endoswarmers awaken and drag Miura into the caverns below.

Episode 2: Departure
In 2015, Kentaro discovers Monarch files in Hiroshi’s office indicating that Shaw, his great-uncle, moved to an assisted living facility in Japan. Tim and Monarch field operative Duvall track down Cate, Kentaro, and May in an attempt to find the decoded files, but they escape. Cate, Kentaro, and May go on the run and find Shaw, who reveals that the facility is a pretense for Monarch to keep him under house arrest. Shaw convinces them to escape from the facility and follow Hiroshi to his last known location in Alaska.

In 1952, Shaw is assigned as Miura’s escort on an expedition following unusual radiation in the Philippines. They meet Randa in the jungle, who claims to be following folk tales of a fire-breathing dragon. Miura recruits Randa against a skeptical Shaw’s advice, and Shaw departs. Continuing alone, Miura and Randa discover the wreckage of the USS Lawton, a Navy ship that sank in 1943 from which Randa was the sole survivor. They discover corpses in the ship and are attacked by an Ion Dragon. Having seen the Ion Dragon’s radiation-based fire, Shaw returns to rescue them from the ship.

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