Unused Godzilla: The Series monsters
A number of concepts for monsters were made for Godzilla: The Series but were never used. Many were created during pre-production of the show, and were used in promotional images and the opening credits sequence. As they were created before any episodes had been written, many were given the names of actual Toho monsters.
Named after the ankylosaur monster Anguirus, this monster has three horns on its head, four on its neck and five on its chin. It appears on one page of concept art.
Named after the plant monster Biollante, this monster is shown to have tentacle- or vine-like appendages and a small head crest. It appears on one page of concept art.
Named after the bird-like cyborg monster Gigan, Flying Gigan is a bat-like creature. It is featured twice in the opening of the show; it is first shown flying in a single shot and is later shown confronting Godzilla at the end of the opening. It also appears in a piece of promotional art for the series, battling Godzilla underwater.
Named after the mutant toad monster Gabara, this monster has very few discernible features aside from its double-mouth and eight eyes. It appears on one page of concept art.
Gus the Spider
Possibly an homage to the spider monster Kumonga, Gus appears at the end of the opening. Its most notable feature is its extremely large mandibles. The Queen Giant Mutant Widow Spider in the show is based on Gus's design.
Manda the Worm
Named after the sea serpent monster Manda, this monster appears at the end of the opening.
Named after the insectoid monster Megalon, this monster appears at the end of the opening. This creature has large horns, spider-like mandibles and an armored back. It also has very skinny arms compared to its bulky body and tentacle-like hands.
Named after the mole-like robot monster Moguera, both organic and mechanical versions of this monster appear in concept art. This art suggests that Moguera was meant to fight Godzilla and be defeated, only to be resurrected using robotics.
Bird of Prey
This creature was originally meant to appear in the episode "Wedding Bells Blew." However, due to the amount of bird-like monsters already in the series, the Bird of Prey was replaced with the Sub-Zero Manta. In the Japanese version of the series, the Giant Manta Ray is still referred to as the Bird of Prey.
A female Godzilla was originally meant to appear in the episode "End of the Line." However, the show's producers did not feel the need for another Godzilla in the series, so they replaced the female Godzilla with the giant Komodo dragon monster Komodithrax.
A concept from one of several unused story pitches from writer William Stout, this unnamed monster was a constantly growing threat with regenerating body parts and related mass whenever it was injured. The idea was rejected in favor for Stout's completed script for "Where is Thy Sting?."
Concept art of Flying Gigan by Fil Barlow
Flying Gigan in the opening of Godzilla: The Series
An advertisement for Trendmasters' cancelled Godzilla: The Series toy line featuring concept art of Gus the Spider, Manda the Worm and two unknown monsters
- Although several of the unused monsters were named after kaiju from Toho's Godzilla films, TriStar Pictures never intended to actually license any monsters from Toho, as it would be too time-consuming with the show's tight production schedule.
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