View Full Version : And now for something completely different (Wikipedia version)

02-08-2011, 06:34 AM
Let's all post some tasty little morsels of non-information from Wikipedia, like this tidbit:
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla_vs_The_Smog_Monster#Production)Kenpachiro Satsuma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenpachiro_Satsuma), the actor who played Hedorah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedorah), was struck with appendicitis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendicitis) during the production. Doctors were forced to perform the appendectomy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendectomy) while he was still wearing the Hedorah suit, due to the length of time it took to take off. During the operation, Satsuma learned that painkillers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painkillers) have no effect on him.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla_vs_The_Smog_Monster#cite_note-1)

On a side note, this was the first (and only) time we see Godzilla fly under his own power. He uses his atomic ray as jet propulsion. Director Banno reportedly added the scene to provide a light moment in what is otherwise a fairly dark film compared to many of those which preceded it.

Ouch. And ouch again.