"Island of Doom"

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Godzilla Episodes
"Pacific Peril"
"Island of Doom"
"The Deadly Asteroid"
"Island of Doom"
Island of Doom
Series Godzilla
Episode # 25
Air date December 1, 1979

"Island of Doom" is the 25th episode of Godzilla and the 12th episode of Season 2.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The episode opens with the Calico crew off the coast of Australia, keeping track of a new weather satellite being deployed to take photos of the South Pacific. Unknown to the crew, however, on a far-off Island, a criminal Organization known as "COBRA" led by General Xadar and Colonel Varna, notices the Satellite being deployed as well. Fearing that their base of operations will be discovered, Xadar has the satellite shot down with a missile.

The Calico crew notices the destruction of the satellite and traces the origin of the missile strike coming from COBRA's island, to which they head off to to get some answers. Back on COBRA's island, General Xadar reveals to his troops that thanks to their nuclear reactor that is currently constructing nuclear warheads, they intend on using the finished warheads for world conquest. COBRA, however, notices the Calico entering their island's sea space and, hoping to get rid of the intruders, Colonel Varna orders COBRA to release their underwater mines, trapping the Calico in a minefield without escape or evasion. Majors calls upon Godzilla, who arrives on the scene. Unaffected by the destructive capacity of the mines (after curiously scooping one up for a closer look), Godzilla scoops up the rest of the mines and destroys them in the palm of his hand.

As Majors and Brock spy on the Island to gather evidence to prove COBRA's illegal activity on the Island, they notice the island's abundant arsenal of cannons, missiles, turrets, and its nuclear reactor. While investigating the reactor's inner workings, though, Majors and Brock are discovered by COBRA's soldiers and are held captive (Majors had tried to call upon Godzilla for help, but was unable to reach him due to the reactor's radioactivity jamming the signal). Noticing Majors and Brock's overdue departure, Quinn, Pete, and Godzooky also head to the island to find them. However, they too are quickly discovered by COBRA's soldiers and are locked up along with Majors and Brock, with Xadar and Varna thinking that they are all spies. To make matters worse, COBRA's reactor suddenly goes critical, endangering everyone on the island and the world because of nuclear fallout.

With Godzilla as their only hope, Godzooky breaks out of the island's tower and heads off to the ocean to call Godzilla. Godzilla hears the call and heads off to rescue the Calico crew from their imprisonment. COBRA takes notice of Godzilla's presence and they proceed to hail down upon the Monster King with all of their weapons from turrets, to missiles, to tanks, to cannons, to jets, to even a field of land mines, all of which fail to do any harm to Godzilla whatsoever. Thanks to Godzilla's sheer size, laser beams, and flames, all of COBRA's weapons are destroyed and both General Xadar and Colonel Varna are forced to flee for their lives. Godzilla then rescues the Calico crew from their imprisonment, but there is still one more problem: COBRA's reactor, which is in danger of exploding. Godzilla, however, quickly disposes of the reactor, first by hurling it into the ocean to cool it down, and then using his laser beams to neutralize the excess radioactivity, effectively saving Earth.

Later that day, the Calico crew is informed that Australia's U.N. forces will clear out what is left of COBRA's island and all of COBRA's members will be imprisoned soon enough.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese 破滅の島 Hametsu no Shima[1] Translation of English title

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first of two episodes in the series that do not feature any other monsters besides Godzilla and Godzooky. It is thus the second episode in the series in which Godzilla does not fight another monster.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Island of Doom. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 205. ISBN 978-4091014702.


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