"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.


The Calico crew is off the coast of Australia, keeping track of a new weather satellite that's being deployed to take photos of the South Pacific. Unknown to the crew, 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 get some answers. Back on COBRA's island, Xadar reveals to his troops that, thanks to their nuclear reactor, they are currently constructing nuclear warheads with the intent of using them for world conquest. COBRA soon learns of the Calico entering their island's sea space. Hoping to get rid of the intruders, Varna orders COBRA to release their underwater mines, trapping the Calico in a minefield without any means of escape or evasion. Majors calls upon Godzilla, who arrives on the scene. Unaffected by the destructive capacity of the mines (after accidentally detonating one while trying to get 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, they notice the island's abundant arsenal of cannons, missiles, turrets, and its nuclear reactor. While investigating the reactor's inner workings, 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 captured by COBRA's soldiers and are locked up with Majors and Brock. Xadar and Varna are prepared to interrogate the crew, thinking that they are all spies. However, they are forced to leave the crew after learning that COBRA'S reactor has gone critical, endangering everyone on the island (and the world) 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 for him. Godzilla hears the call and heads off to rescue the Calico crew from their imprisonment. COBRA is alerted of Godzilla's presence and they hail down upon him with all of their weapons: Turrets, missiles, tanks, cannons, jets, and even a field of land mines are thrown at the Monster King, but Godzilla's sheer size, eye lasers, and flames render all of COBRA's weapons ineffective, and Xadar and Varna are forced to flee for their lives. Godzilla rescues the Calico crew from their imprisonment, but there is still one more problem: COBRA's reactor, which is in danger of having a meltdown. Thinking quickly, Godzilla disposes of the reactor by hurling it into the ocean to cool it down, and then using his eye lasers to neutralize the excess radioactivity, saving the world.

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.





In other languages

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


Part 1 of "Island of Doom"
Part 2 of "Island of Doom"
Part 3 of "Island of Doom"


  • 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.
  • The villainous COBRA organization in this episode predates the terrorist group of the same name in the G.I. Joe franchise by three years.


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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