"The Colossus of Atlantis"

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"The Colossus of Atlantis"
The Colossus of Atlantis
Series Godzilla
Episode # 7
Air date October 21, 1978

"The Colossus of Atlantis" is the seventh episode of Godzilla.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The Calico Crew are out at sea when Brock notices that the Calico is about to arrive at the location where the lost city of Atlantis would be. Quinn disregards the city as mere myth, whereas Majors agrees with Brock's belief of Atlantis's existence. During their banter, the crew picks up some seismic activity going on underneath them. The tremors gets stronger and stronger, forcing Majors to sail the Calico out of harm's way before they are put in danger. The tremors finally reveals itself to be a giant city raising up from underwater. This city is none other than the lost city: Atlantis.

While viewing the emerged city however, an unknown beam of green light projected by one of the City's towers hits the Calico and immediately begins pulling them in. Majors calls on Godzilla, and the Monster King arrives just in time to hold the Calico back from being pulled any further. While holding off the Calico however, Godzilla is then struck by a red beam of light from the same tower and he suddenly disappears, leaving the crew to be pulled into a chamber leading into Atlantis by the green light. Inside, the walls start to close in on the crew, threatening to crush them inside it. Luckily, Godzooky (who managed to fly away before the Calico was pulled in) manages to break through the chamber's ceiling, and he rescues everyone while the Calico is left to be crushed by the walls, leaving the crew stranded.

Left to go find some answers, the group is forced to split up, with Quinn and Brock going to investigate an older building in the city. Entering the facility, the pair discover discs that document the history of Atlantis, as well as how they wound up underwater from the start: During a great earthquake, the population of Atlantis were put into suspended animation by their leader, Kara-El, with the use of a "sleep chamber" to protect themselves from being submerged underwater. While watching the disc, Quinn and Brock learn that Atlantis also housed a time machine that was intended to be used by Kara-El during the time of the quake, but never was. Through some more investigating, they discover said time machine. Using the disc that documented the time of the Quake that sunk Atlantis, Quinn and Brock enter the time machine's portal and are sent back in time to when Atlantis was being sunk. Unable to convince Kara-El to use the time machine due to the rising waters threatening to submerge the city, Quinn and Brock are forced to join Kara-El the other atlanteans in their suspended animation as the city is submerged underwater, like it had in the past.

Meanwhile back in the present, Majors, Pete, and Godzooky stumble across the people also in suspended animation, wondering how to wake them up. Their curiosity is cut short however when they are spotted by a giant robot patrolling the city, which attempts to kill them. As the robot hunts them down, one of its lasers accidentally strikes a building, revealing that Godzilla is inside of it and is also placed in the same suspended animation as the rest of the atlanteans. Evading the robot from hunting them down, Majors and Pete discover Quinn and Brock, also joining the atlanteans in their suspended animation, and are unable to wake them. At that moment, Majors and Pete are confronted by a mentally-projected figure of Kara-El, who informs them that Quinn and Brock are safe for the time being. Kara-El also reveals that the robot pursuing them is known as "Colossus."

Colossus was Atlantis's guardian in the past, but the earthquake that had sunk the city had also caused the robot to malfunction. The rogue Colossus is also responsible for keeping the atlanteans in their suspended animation for thousands of years, refusing to let them go so as it could control Atlantis on its own. The only way for them to be freed is for Colossus to be destroyed. Working together, Majors and Pete lure Colossus towards the trapped Godzilla and Godzooky manages to trick the robot into firing on the monster king with its lasers, inadvertently freeing Godzilla from his suspended animation. With Godzilla free, the king of the monsters and the robot battle it out in the city. Despite Colossus' abilities, Godzilla manages to power through until he is restrained by the robot constricting him with its multiple arms. Godzilla however has Colossus trapped as well, as he forcefully drags the robot out to the edge of the city and hurls it down into the water below. The water causes Colossus to short circuit and finally fall apart, leaving Godzilla victorious and freeing the atlanteans, as well as Quinn and Brock.

Grateful to the crew for freeing them, Kara-El sends the group back in time to when the Calico was still intact. Back on the Calico, the group witnesses another surprise about Atlantis: the city and its people are aliens, as the entire city itself takes off into the sky, back to its original homeworld.

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In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese アトランティスの巨人 Atorantisu no Kyojin[1] Translation of English name


Videos[edit | edit source]

Part 1 of "The Colossus of Atlantis"
Part 2 of "The Colossus of Atlantis"
Part 3 of "The Colossus of Atlantis"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Two major time paradoxes occur in this episode and are never resolved:
    • When Quinn and Brock are accidentally sent back in time, they get put in suspended animation along with the Atlanteans. However, when they first observe the event in which the Atlanteans are put in suspended animation, they are not present during the event when it was documented. Normally, this theory is known as the "Grandfather Paradox," which is the time traveling principle that states that any event that takes place in the past must have been part of history all along, and the time traveler can never do anything to prevent the trip back in time from happening, since this would represent an inconsistency. However, the inconsistency occurs when Majors and Pete first discover the Atlanteans in their suspended animation. Quinn and Brock are not present at the time. When the Colossus attempts to kill them and they flee it, Quinn and Brock are present the second time, thus violating this theory.
    • At the episode's end, the Calico Crew is sent back in time so that they can have the Calico back before it is destroyed by Colossus. However, there is only one Calico, thus if the Crew from the future is put on the Calico of the past, then there should also be crew currently present on said Calico of the past. Meaning that there would be two of each Calico crew members and just one Calico. However, when the crew is sent back in time the boat is unoccupied.
  • This is the only episode in the series in which the Calico is completely destroyed. By its end however, the Calico is restored by a time traveling trick by Kara-El.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for The Colossus of Atlantis. 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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