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I record everything, man. Everything „ 

— Rick Stanton (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)


Dr. Rick Stanton is a scientist character who first appeared in the 2019 MonsterVerse film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.



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Open the shields.
Oh, yeah, sure. Let's bring him in for a beer. You out of your mind?

Mark Russell and Rick, about Godzilla

Rick is equally excitable and brilliant. He prefers spending time in a lab alone than a room full of people who don't understand his brilliance. He is also very dedicated to his work, so much so that Rick has been divorced three times, but he's at his happiest when dealing with the insanity of his job.


I can measure the distance between sub-aquatic splinter pulses ten miles apart without using a harmonic density amplifier, but I apparently can’t detect a woman’s heartbeat. „ 

— Rick, about his three divorces

With a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Audio and Communication Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Rick Stanton's career started as a communications engineer for SETI. Then in the 1980s, he worked as a satellite mapping technician for Landsat. Company whispers of a covered-up mission to Skull Island in 1973 piqued his interest so Rick reached out to Dr. Houston Brooks, one of the rumored leads on the project, and they became close friends. Shortly after Brooks introduced Stanton to Dr. Serizawa, Rick was offered a position at Monarch and later activated on May 24, 1989.

Initially, Dr. Stanton supervised the satellite tracking system for the Monarch Sciences network. Then he was offered a field assignment on Monarch’s underwater surveillance team at Castle Bravo and, being a longtime supporter of Brooks' Hollow Earth theory, Stanton lept at the chance to be close to the vast, unexplored ecosystem hidden within the Earth. Now as Monarch's leading early warning specialist, Dr. Stanton is in charge of managing a global network of sensor arrays and analyzing the sounds made by Titans to predict their behaviors, recording everything, and cataloging Monarch's extensive Titan audio forensics database dubbed "the Ark".[1]

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  1. Operatives: Dr. Rick Stanton - Monarch Sciences. Retrieved May 7, 2019
  2. Walkuski, Eric (March 21, 2019). SET VISIT: EVERYTHING WE LEARNED FROM THE GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS SET. JoBlo. Retrieved May 9, 2019.

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