Wow. THIRTY EIGHT years ago today, the world was first introduced to the very first Mechagodzilla, as Toho released GOJIRA TAI MEKAGOJIRA (1974). It would be released thre years later in the US as GODZILLA VS THE BIONIC MONSTER (1977). That didn’t go over terribly well with Universal, because of their Six Million Dollar Man/ Bionic Woman franchise, so after threatened litigation, the title was changed to GODZILLA VS THE COSMIC MONSTER. Godzilla is impersonated by a robot controlled by aliens. the imposter takes out Angilas, but newcomer King Seesar jumps off the bench (quite literally) to help the Big G defend the planet and restore his good (?) name. Directed by Jun Fukuda.
Happy Birthday, Mechagodzilla (Mk 1) & King Seesar!