"The Energy Beast"

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"The Seaweed Monster"
"The Energy Beast"
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"The Energy Beast"
The Energy Beast
Series Godzilla
Episode # 6
Air date October 14, 1978

"The Energy Beast" is the sixth episode of Godzilla.

Plot

Nelik and Martin, two workers at a solar energy plant in Arizona are converting their energy from today's supply of sunlight into the Sundance Mesa Dam. During so, a meteor crashes out of the sky and lands nearby the plant. Nelik and Martin go to investigate the meteorite's crater, only to find nothing inside it. They also notice a set of Footprints that lead into two pine trees. Taking nothing from the strange occurrence, Nelik and Martin leave. Shortly after, one of the trees begins to glow until it changes its shape to resemble that of a centipede-like monster: The Energy Beast.

The next day, the Calico Crew enters the Sundance Mesa Dam through a river known as "The Big Silty." They reach the dam and Quinn shows Pete how the fish of the Big Silty get back up stream through the dam's step-ladder. As they observe the event, Brock notices the Energy Beast on top of the dam. Majors calls upon Godzilla, while the beast attacks the dam's Turbines, growing bigger and stronger from the dam's electrical output. Godzilla arrives and climbs up the dam to confront the beast, where the two monsters battle, unaware that their combined weight is causing the dam to break. During the fight, the Energy Beast strikes Godzilla with a ball of pure energy, which stuns the monster king long enough for the beast to escape. In his stunned state, Godzilla begins acting unusual, climbing down the dam, and standing around in a daze. With the help of Godzooky's calling, Godzilla snaps out of his daze and notices that the dam is about to burst. Fortunately he manages to save it by melding the cracks with his lasers, but as he leaves, the crew notices that Godzilla is still groggy from the beast's attack, leaving them concerned about their friend's health.

Later, the Calico Crew meet up with Nelik and Martin, where they learn about the meteor from last night. Believing that the Energy Beast and the meteor's appearances are connected, the crew and both scientists go to investigate the crash site. Along the way, the scientists show the crew the mirror that helps power their plant. Arriving at the crater, the scientists notice that one of the Trees from last night is gone, confirming that the Energy Beast came from the meteor and disguised itself as a tree to hide from them. Suddenly, Martin receives a call from Nelik, informing them of some trouble at Mesa City's Power Plant.

Upon returning to the solar plant, the Calico Crew is shocked to see that Godzilla is attacking the power plant. With Godzilla endangering people (and sporting an electrical aura around himself,) the crew goes off in their mini-copter to try and reason with their friend. However despite Majors, Quinn, and Pete trying to reach out to him, Godzilla angrily brushes them off, even swatting away at Godzooky. Realizing that Godzilla won't listen to them, they try the next option. Working together with Nelik and Martin, the scientists shut down all the power to the power plant. With the plant no longer operational, Godzilla leaves, destroying everything in his path. Knowing that Godzilla with try to feed on more energy sources, the crew learns from Nelik that to their horrors, Godzilla's next target with be the Crescent Beach Nuclear Reactor. Sending Pete and Godzooky away for their safety, the rest of the crew goes off to try and find a way to intercept Godzilla, but are too late as Godzilla has already arrived before them.

Unknown to the crew, Pete and Godzooky disobey their orders and arrive on the scene of Godzilla's next attack. Hoping to snap Godzilla back to his senses like before, Godzooky calls out to him again. Rather than snapping Godzilla out of his rampage, Godzooky's call alerts a second Godzilla, who rises out of the Ocean. The two Godzillas battle on the shore while the Calico Crew watches on in shock, clueless as to which one is the real one. Hoping to debunk who the real Godzilla is, Godzooky takes off and tries to reason with them both as they are fighting. During the fight, the electrical one strikes Godzooky and knocks him to the ground, but before anymore harm can come to Godzooky, the second Godzilla scoops him up and places him on a cliff ledge, revealing that he's the real one. During the fight, the real Godzilla tries to grapple with the doppelganger, only to be buried beneath a rock slide while the fake Godzilla retreats, heading back to the Sundance Mesa Dam to recharge.

Godzilla quickly frees himself from the Rock Slide and is in hot pursuit of the imposter. During the chase, the fake Godzilla is tricked by the solar plant's mirror (which is being operated by the Calico Crew and the scientists,) believing it to be another Godzilla. As the fake Godzilla destroys the mirror, the distraction allows the real Godzilla to grab the fake and grapple with it. While being held, the imposter reveals itself to be none other than the Energy Beast, having disguised itself as Godzilla. With no more energy, and exhausted from its battles against Godzilla, the beast shrinks down to its original size and flees into the meteorite crater. When Godzilla looks into the crater, he notices the Energy Beast climbing into a spaceship, revealing that the beast was an alien. Godzilla then promptly disposes of the vessel (and the beast) by hurling it back into space, where the alien will do no harm ever again.

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Monsters

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese エナジー・ビースト Enajī Bīsuto[1] Energy Beast


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