The Deadly Asteroid

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"Island of Doom"
"The Deadly Asteroid"
"Godzilla vs. Y2K Bug"
The Deadly Asteroid
The Deadly Asteroid
Series Godzilla
Episode # 26
Air date December 8, 1978

"The Deadly Asteroid" is the 26th episode and the series finale of Godzilla.


The episode opens in the North Pole where two Eskimos are seen on a dog sled when they notice a giant meteor descending from the sky and landing nearby. Two days later, the Calico crew gets wind of the event and they also reveal that within that time period, an unusual phenomena involving blizzards and other harsh wintery weather had been happening all over the Earth in places where they shouldn't be, and as a result, causing the ocean's water level to drop dangerously. Believing the events might be connected, the crew heads north to get some answers.

On their way north, the Calico crew immediately notices that all the sea life up north is stampeding away from their natural habitats and heading south. In addition, gigantic icebergs are forming and the Water level has dropped even further. Suddenly, the icebergs in the surrounding area begins closing in on the Calico, threatening to crush it and the crew, forcing Majors to call upon Godzilla for help. Godzilla arrives just in time to smash as many of the looming icebergs as possible in the area around the Calico until the crew is safe for the time being. With the Calico unable to sail through to the North Pole due to the gigantic icebergs in fear of being crushed again, the crew go underwater in the Mini-Sub to get a closer look. Upon entering through a grotto, the crew find themselves in an opening inside of an ice cavern. Brock is then left behind to look after the Mini-Sub while the rest of the crew continue exploring. Unknown to the crew, however, Brock is suddenly attacked by two humanoid creatures that shoot Brock with a laser from their guns, freezing him in ice.

The crew is then shocked to discover that the meteor in question is actually an alien spaceship, run by the same aliens who attacked Brock. As Majors and Quinn sneak inside the vessel to get a closer look, the aliens on the ship are revealed to be denizens of the planet Frios, led by their leader, Cryos. The Frios aliens then activate a gigantic magnetic ray that is aboard their ship in the hopes of attracting an unknown object from space, one that is stated by Cryos to be able to freeze the entire planet, thus allowing the Frios aliens to conquer it as their new home. While eavesdropping, Quinn states that the planet Frios is actually an asteroid made of ice that is as big as Earth's Moon, and if it were to collide with Earth as Cryos intends, it would completely obliterate the Earth. Majors and Quinn then try to escape from the ship, but are quickly caught by Cryos and his men and are both taken prisoner. Pete observes the event and, after finding Brock frozen in ice as well, he sends Godzooky to get Godzilla for help. To Pete and the rest of the crew's horror, Godzilla and Godzooky are both frozen by the Frios aliens' weapons as well, leaving the situation looking grim.

The asteroid then begins to penetrate into Earth's atmosphere, causing destruction on a cataclysmic level; i.e., causing the ocean to dry up and earthquakes to occur all over the planet, and even causing landmarks to be uprooted by Frios's gravitational pull, only to be demolished shortly after. Getting an idea, Pete removes one of the glass windows on the Mini-Sub and uses the sunlight to bounce off of the glass and hit Brock with the sun's rays like a magnifying glass. Brock is freed from his ice coating and, working together, Brock and Pete use the Mini-Sub's hot exhaust to try to free Godzilla from his ice coating as well. Miraculously, the exhaust frees Godzilla, and the Monster King then frees Godzooky from his ice coating with his own fire breath. Meanwhile, Majors manages to free himself from his confinement and steals one of the aliens' guns, retooling it into a heat ray to be used against the Frios aliens. Godzilla then learns of Majors and Quinn's imprisonment inside of the spaceship, and the Monster King releases them with his eye lasers.

Despite the Calico crew being reunited, the asteroid is still on a collision course with Earth, threatening to destroy the planet. Believing that the magnetic ray that's dragging the asteroid to Earth can be reversed if Cryos's ship is turned upside down, the crew relays the information to Godzilla. Despite some opposition from Cryos's Ice Men, Godzilla manages to shield himself from their weapons this time, and the Monster King manages to successfully flip Cryos's spaceship upside down, causing the asteroid to head back into space due to the ship's magnetic ray unable to pull it toward Earth anymore. With their plans foiled, Cryos and his men immediately flee from Earth and head back to Frios to lick their wounds, knowing they couldn't beat Godzilla.

With the Earth saved by Godzilla and the asteroid's collision with it averted, the planet slowly turns back to normal. With the ocean restored back to normal and all its unnatural disasters averted as well, the sea life also returns back to their original home.




In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese 巨大隕石の驚異 Kyodai Inseki no Kyōi[1] Wonder of the Giant Meteorite


Part 1 of "The Deadly Asteroid"
Part 2 of "The Deadly Asteroid"
Part 3 of "The Deadly Asteroid"


  • This is the second of two episodes in the series that does not feature any other monsters besides Godzilla and Godzooky. The first one was the previous episode, "Island of Doom".
    • This episode also marks the third and final time in the series in which Godzilla does not fight against another monster.
  • This episode marks the second and final time in the series in which Godzilla smiles. Godzilla can be seen smiling when Cryos and the Frios aliens flee from Earth once the Frios asteroid is sent back into space. The episode also features the only time in the series where Godzilla "laughs," which coincidentally occurs shortly after he smiles.


This is a list of references for The Deadly Asteroid. 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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