"The City in the Clouds"

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"The Beast of Storm Island"
"The City in the Clouds"
"The Cyborg Whale"
The City in the Clouds"
The City in the Clouds
Series Godzilla
Episode # 18
Air date October 13, 1979

"The City in the Clouds" is the 18th episode of Godzilla and the fifth episode of Season 2.


A cargo ship in the Mid-Atlantic Region is sailing into a storm cloud when suddenly, just as the boat's crew prepares to brace themselves for the storm, a giant dragon appears from out of the storm and shorts out their boat with a bolt of lightning it fires from its mouth. Frying all the power to their boat, the entire crew is forced to flee just as the dragon destroys their ship with another lightning bolt before disappearing back into the clouds it emerged from.

Sometime later, the Calico crew is seen also entering the same Mid-Atlantic region when they, too, learn of the storm's existence. Rather than navigate around it, however, Quinn insists that they brave through it so that they can test out their new meteorological equipment. The crew quickly realizes they've made a big mistake as the storm reveals that there is a giant waterspout inside of it (a tornado that's formed over water). With the Calico in danger of being drawn into the waterspout, Majors manages to steer the ship away from the storm. Despite his success, though, the ship's power suddenly crashes and creates an ominous yellow glow inside of it known as "St. Elmo's fire." Majors is also unable to call upon Godzilla for help due to the glow affecting the signal, and thus Godzooky is forced to call him instead. Godzilla answers Godzooky's call, but despite the assistance of the Monster King, both Godzilla and the Calico are swallowed up by the waterspout and carried into the clouds above.

A short while later, the crew find themselves in an unknown land filled with nothing but clouds surrounding them. With no power on the Calico, and Godzilla nowhere to be found, the crew begins their search to find him. They then discover to their shock that the storm they were swallowed up by has carried them up into the sky in the clouds above the storm. To add to their shock, they also discover a utopian city nearby that's also above the clouds. While Majors and Quinn look for some answers, Godzooky is left to look for Brock and Pete (who have accidentally been separated due to the abundance of clouds).

As they look around, Majors and Quinn stumble upon a man known as Ze-us and his daughter, Anthea, who rule over the City. Ze-us reveals to Majors and Quinn that the both of them, as well as their city and its people, comes from an alternate world above the clouds and that they are all trying to come to Earth in order to escape from a monster known as the "Power Dragon," who has been terrorizing the city and its people. Majors and Quinn inform them of Pete and Brock's disappearance and Ze-us sends Anthea to go find them. Meanwhile, Pete and Brock discover a generator in the city and Pete is nearly sucked into one of the pipes leading into it. Godzooky arrives, having followed after their scent, but is unable to pull Pete away from the pipe's suction and becomes put in danger too. Luckily, they are both saved by Anthea.

To everyone's horror, the Power Dragon appears from a storm cloud and begins its attack on Ze-us's city, destroying everything in sight while looking for high concentrations of energy to feed on. Despite Ze-us trying to hold off the Power Dragon with a weapon known as the "Thought-Amplifier," it cannot stand up to the Power Dragon's electrical bolts. The crew inform Anthea about Godzilla, to which they all learn is still trapped inside the eye of the storm. Anthea frees Godzilla by using the city's technology and Godzilla quickly finds his way into the city. Just as the Power Dragon corners and prepares to attack Ze-us, Anthea, and the crew, Godzilla arrives and engages the dragon in battle. Despite the Power Dragon's ferocity, Godzilla quickly overpowers it, and the dragon is forced to flee for its life.

Rather than showing gratitude in saving their city, however, Ze-us becomes consumed by greed and power after learning that Majors can call upon Godzilla with his signal and he attempts to seize it for himself. Godzilla attempts to save the crew from Ze-us and his guards, but is then sent into a portal directly into the alternate world. With Godzilla trapped, the power-crazed Ze-us tries to steal the signal yet again. After a temporary distraction caused by Godzooky, he and Pete manage to escape. Majors, Quinn, and Brock, however, are not so lucky. After being cornered by Ze-us's Thought-Amplifier, Majors is forced to hand over the signal, and the trio are locked up while Ze-us plans on using Godzilla to kill the Power Dragon in his new plan for world conquest. Unknown to Ze-us and his men, though, Pete and Godzooky manage to rescue Majors, Quinn, and Brock, and the crew begins planning on how to rescue Godzilla next. But first, as Ze-us tries to call Pete out of hiding, he is outsmarted by the rest of the crew and is disarmed of both the signal and the Thought-Amplifier.

Suddenly, just as the crew scrambles to bring Godzilla back from the alternate world, the Power Dragon returns and it attacks the crew. Despite the dragon managing to destroy the portal to the alternate world, Quinn uses the Thought-Amplifier to "imagine" the portal opening instead. The plan works and Godzilla is freed. Godzilla and the Power Dragon resume their battle, but unknown to the dragon, Godzilla is luring them both back to the eye of the storm. The crew is also forced to flee when Ze-us and his people pursue them. During Godzilla and the Power Dragon's fight, though, both monsters plunge into the waterspout, but the Power Dragon manages to recover in mid-air, while Godzilla falls back into the ocean. Then, during their battle, the Power Dragon is struck by a stray lightning bolt and it, along with all the people in the cloud city (along with Ze-us and Anthea), suddenly disappears.

With the threat of the cloud city and the Power Dragon mysteriously gone, the crew returns back to the Calico just as the entire city fades out of existence, and the Calico is carried back down into the ocean by the waterspout. Upon returning back to Earth, Quinn deduces that when Godzilla and the Power Dragon fell into the waterspout, the Power Dragon's abundant energy caused the city's generators (which were keeping the cloud city on Earth) to completely short out, sending the Power Dragon, the city, and all of the city's people back to their alternate world. Finally, to ensure that they'll never return again, Godzooky (albeit accidentally and clumsily) sits on the Thought-Amplifier, destroying it.



In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese 空中都市 Kūchū Toshi[1] Midair City


Part 1 of "The City in the Clouds"
Part 2 of "The City in the Clouds"
Part 3 of "The City in the Clouds"


This is a list of references for The City in the Clouds. 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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