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Gappa: The Triphibian Monsters (1967)
Daikyoju Gappa
Gappa the Triphibian Monsters
Gappa, the Triphibian Monster
The Giant Beast Gappa
Monster from a Prehistoric Planet

Nomination Year: 2004
SYNOPSIS:  Playmate Magazine is going to bring back wild and rare tropical creatures and use them to stock an amusement park in Japan. The scientists find what must have been a dinosaur egg, which hatches into a young dinosaur. They take it back to Japan, never realizing that its parents are far from extinct, and are also very unhappy.

Most Ludicrous Premise

Where? Where? Where? Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!
Playmate Magazine is going to bring back wild and rare tropical creatures and use them to stock an amusement park in Japan. Playmate Land! Right here! Here! Here! Ha ha ha ha!

Stupidest-Looking Monster

The Touching Gappa Family Reunion
I wonder if they're like Star Trek aliens. Each Gappa has a slightly different head protrusion. Oh, and in case you hadn't figured it out, they're triphibian because they walk, swim, and fly.

Worst Science

"Makes a Great Story, Doesn't It?"
The egg must have been in suspended animation for a million years, and then just happened to hatch due to a change of a few degrees. "Makes a great story, doesn't it?"

"Whoops!"

Outlook: Cloudy
You can see the "clouds" projected onto the Gappa above the waterfall.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Tamio Kawaji  
YĆ“ko Yamamoto  
Director Claim to Fame
Haruyasu Noguchi  

Kevin Hogan

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