Op-ed: Will the Real Godzilla Please Stand Up?

Scoville Fellow Rachel Emond and Policy Intern Deverrick Holmes spent a combined 30 hours watching Godzilla movies and 20 hours writing to become experts on how Hollywood forgot Godzilla’s nuclear past. Their work is featured in Inkstick Media.

“Almost everyone has heard of Godzilla, even if they’ve never seen a Godzilla movie. What most people don’t know is the famous monster’s connection to nuclear weapons. Sixty-five years and 35 movies after its 1954 debut, Godzilla is still a mainstay in our summer movie rotation, but its origins have been all but erased. At the same time, the general public’s awareness of nuclear threats has decreased. With nuclear tensions on the rise around the world, there’s no better time to get reacquainted with the real Godzilla.” Read more