Less than one week into its broadcast career, History HD is now off the air. A fire at the uplink center took it and a few other HD channels out of commission for the next few days. These will be sad, lonely days.

Cruising around the program guide last night I watched some of Godzilla vs. Megaguirus on MonstersHD, an all-monster-movie, all-the-time channel that I didn’t even know I had.

It turns out that Godzilla movies really aren’t that bad! Or at least this one wasn’t. It was refreshing to see a modern movie (2000) that didn’t rely on computers for all of its special effects. Miniature models, fishing wire, and small-scale pyro can still make great effects that are just as believable as Hollywood’s over-produced CG fakery.

HD really lets you get a good look at the strings holding Megaguirus in the air too.

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