"The Beast of Storm Island"

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"Ghost Ship"
"The Beast of Storm Island"
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"The Beast of Storm Island"
The Beast of Storm Island
Series Godzilla
Episode # 17
Air date October 6, 1979

"The Beast of Storm Island" is the 17th episode of Godzilla and the fourth episode of Season 2.


The Calico crew are caught in a freak storm off the coast of Canada. While trying to navigate through the storm, Brock informs Majors of a nearby island known as "Storm Island" that could house the Calico for safety from the storm. Majors sets course for the island, and after some navigational assistance from Brock, the crew manages to make it out of the storm and reach Storm Island safely. Upon arriving though, Pete and Majors notice an abundance of abandoned ships scattered on the shore.

Their interest, however, is cut short by a nearby man calling out for help. After being rescued by Godzooky, the man tells the crew to leave the island immediately before a being known as "Axor the All-Powerful" finds them. Before anyone can react however, Axor, a giant cobra-like monster, appears before everyone, having followed after the man. Targeting the Calico, Axor attacks them with his energy bolts, but Quinn manages to call upon Godzilla for assistance. Godzilla and Axor engage in a fierce battle as the Calico manages to escape from Axor's ambush. During his battle with Godzilla, however, Axor notices the crew escaping and the monster strikes the escapee with an unknown ray from his eyes, sending the man into a frozen state of shock. Axor then retreats from the fight. As the crew thanks Godzilla for his assistance, Majors sets a new course for the mainland to help the fallen man.

Later that night as Brock sails the Calico, the man, now in a hypnotic state, awakens from his shock and hijacks the Calico, turning its course back towards Storm Island. The next morning, the crew awakens to find that its ship has been run ashore and Majors, Quinn, and Brock head out to explore Storm Island, off to investigate who the man was and what the island is hiding on it. Pete and Godzooky, however, are forced to stay behind as Pete and Godzooky have both caught a cold and Godzooky has laryngitis, rendering him voiceless. While exploring, Majors, Quinn, and Brock discover a giant temple, and several people being used as slaves to construct it. The slaves are also in a hypnotic state as well, just like the man from yesterday. Before the trio can get a closer look, they are found by the man and several other hypnotized people, who capture them and destroy the Godzilla signal, preventing them from calling for help.

Back on the Calico, Pete and Godzooky are left to pass the time by playing with a Frisbee. While playing, however, they too stumble upon the temple. After overhearing one of the hypnotized slaves planning to capture him and Godzooky, Pete and Godzooky learn of the other three crew members being captured and they head into the temple to find them. Upon entering, Pete and Godzooky witness Majors, Quinn, and Brock, all being confronted and hypnotized by Axor, the same monster who hypnotized the man from yesterday. Realizing Pete's friends are in danger, Godzooky tries to call Godzilla for help, but his laryngitis prevents him from doing so. In the process, both he and Pete are discovered by Axor, who tries to capture and hypnotize them as well. Luckily Pete and Godzooky manage to escape the temple, and both of them try to escape Storm Island themselves on the Calico. Just as Godzooky manages to get the ship back into the water, Axor appears, having followed after them and beaches them again with his hurricane winds.

Things get worse for Pete and Godzooky when the hypnotized crew members find them and capture Pete, planning to have him be hypnotized. As Pete is brought before Axor, the monster fires his hypnotic ray at Pete, only to discover that he is completely immune to its effects, thanks to his head cold blocking out the hypnosis. At the same time, Godzooky (who managed to escape from the crew) appears and rescues Pete. The pair hide inside of a giant pit that emits a powerful glowing vapor from inside it, and Pete notices Axor feeding on the vapor, realizing that not only does Axor gain his powers from them, but that the temple was built around it to protect it from outside invaders. Pete and Godzooky are exposed to the vapor, curing them of their colds and giving them super-strength, but Axor finds them and attempts to kill them. Thanks to the vapor, Godzooky surprisingly fends off Axor with little trouble, even breathing fire as well. However, the vapor's powers quickly wear off, and Godzooky (now cured of his laryngitis) calls for Godzilla.

Godzilla hears the call and heads to Storm Island, while Axor hears Godzilla's presence and heads off to finish their fight. Godzilla and Axor re-confront one another and engage in another fierce battle. During their fight, Godzilla destroys the entrance to Axor's temple, effectively cutting off the monster's power supply. With his energy diminishing, Axor attempts to hypnotize Godzilla, but the Monster King manages to shrug off the ray's effect and continues fighting. During their fight, Godzilla's fire breath creates a mirror out of a nearby cliffside and just as Axor attempts to hypnotize Godzilla again, Godzilla sidesteps out of the way and Axor's ray reflects off the mirror, striking its user instead. The ray causes the monster to short himself out and fade out of existence, effectively killing it.

With Axor's death, the Calico crew and everyone else on the island is freed from Axor's control. The crew then leaves Storm Island, informing Axor's former slaves that they'll send for help.



In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese 暴風島の怪獣 Bōfū-tō no Kaijū[1] Monster of Storm Island


Part 1 of "The Beast of Storm Island"
Part 2 of "The Beast of Storm Island"
Part 3 of "The Beast of Storm Island"


  • This is the only episode in the series in which the Godzilla signal is destroyed. In the next episode, it is repaired or replaced without comment.
  • This marks the only time in the series in which Godzooky breathes fire successfully.


This is a list of references for The Beast of Storm Island. 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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