Talk:Godzilla vs. Gigan

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The Summary line didn't give me enough room to explain why I deleted the "anachronism" trivia item again, so I'll say it here: Military equipment tends to remain in service for a long time; for the same vehicles to appear in films set twenty-seven years apart is hardly an anachronism, especially since they are all fictional and Destroy All Monsters makes no reference to their history. Some examples from Shin Godzilla: AH-64 Apache (30 years), Type 73 Armored Personnel Carrier (43 years), M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (33 years), AH-1 Cobra (49 years), UH-1H Iroquois (59 years), Boeing CH-47 Chinook (54 years), Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier (41 years).--Astounding Beyond Belief (talk) 15:40, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, but the point is that these vehicles are fictional unlike real-world military hardware, and were first introduced in Destroy All Monsters. If anything it would be an example of retroactive continuity that these vehicles now existed in 1972, or more likely just an oversight related to Toho's need to employ stock footage in the film. Toho has done this before, like how footage of Monsterland from Destroy All Monsters or the monster attacks from that film are featured in the films of the 1970's. In the case of vehicles it's feasible that they were simply around from 1972 to 1999, but my point is that that trivia isn't completely "nonsensical," and could have been worth at least mentioning. The King of the Monsters (talk) 16:22, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

I wouldn't even call it a retcon - what about their presence in Gigan contradicts information in DAM? We learn that they are not new vehicles, but that was never established in the first place. I do agree that stock footage (especially the gluts of it in this movie and Megalon) can make it hard to write about this stuff from an in-universe perspective.--Astounding Beyond Belief (talk) 16:59, 24 January 2017 (UTC)