Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965)
Battle of the Astros
The Great Monster War
Invasion of Astro-Monster
Invasion of Planet X
Invasion of the Astro-Monsters
Invasion of the Astros
Kaijû Daisenso
Kaijû Daisenso Kingughidorah tai Gojira
Monster Zero
War of the Monsters

Nomination Year: 2006
SYNOPSIS:  Planet X is found hidden behind Jupiter, and an international team of astronauts is dispatched. They discover that Planet X is being terrorized by Monster Zero (aka Gidora). Fortunately, the aliens have a plan that will save them if they can just get some help from Earth (see MLP below). Unfortunately, the whole thing is just a scam so they can mind control Gidora, Godzilla, and Rodan, and use them to conquer the Earth.

Most Ludicrous Premise

May We Borrow a Cup of Godzilla, Neighbor?
The aliens want to borrow Godzilla and Rodan to come to Planet X and fight Gidora.

Smithee Award Winner! Stupidest-Looking Monster

Battle on Planet X!
There is a fight between Godzilla, Rodan, and Gidora. Working together, Rodan and Godzilla are able to drive off Gidora, and then ... Godzilla does a touchdown dance.

Worst Science

We Call Them "BS" Waves
The aliens are controlling the monsters with magnetic waves. But we can use the A-cycle light-ray to block the magnetic waves and free the monsters, if we can just figure out the exact frequency range the aliens are using. Or something.

Worst Special Effect

The Monster in the Plastic Bubble
Flying saucers deliver Godzilla and Rodan to Planet X. In bubbles.

Worst Picture

Giant Monster Fight!
With the aliens defeated, the newly freed monsters turn on each other. The Godzilla-Gidora match is kinda fun, but Rodan fights like a girl. And I don't mean that in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer kind of way.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Nick Adams Once the poor man's James Dean, he played Johnny Yuma on TV's The Rebel 
Jun Tazaki  
Akira Kubo  
Kumi Mizuno  
Yoshio Tsuchiya Had a part in The Seven Samurai 
Director Claim to Fame
Ishirô Honda arguably, the father of Godzilla -- in a metaphorical sense 

Greg Pearson

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