"The Beast of Storm Island"

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Godzilla Episodes
"Ghost Ship"
"The Beast of Storm Island"
"The City in the Clouds"
"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.

Plot

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" 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 calls 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 has 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, their 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 and left to pass the time by playing with a frisbee. While playing however, their 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 before they can be caught, 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 hypnotized as well. As Pete is brought to Axor, the monster fires his hypnotic ray at Pete, only to discover that Pete is completely immune to its effects, thanks to his cold blocking out the hypnosis. At the same time, Godzooky (who managed to escape from the crew) appears and rescues Pete from Axor. Pete and Godzooky hide inside of a giant pit that emits a powerful glowing vapor from inside it. Pete then notices Axor feeding on the vapor and he realizes 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 feed off the vapors as well, curing them of their illnesses, but Axor finds them and attempts to kill them. Thanks to the vapors, 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 upon Godzilla.

Godzilla hears the call and heads to Storm Island to find Godzooky. Axor hears Godzilla's presence and heads off to finish their fight as well. 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 as well, but Godzilla manages to shrug off the ray. During their fight, Godzilla's fire breath also creates a mirror out of a nearby mountain and just as Axor attempts to hypnotize Godzilla again, Godzilla sidesteps out of the way and Axor is stricken by his own beam, causing 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.

Appearances

Monsters

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


Trivia

  • 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.

References

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