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Prod. Notes:


 

September 1978 - September 1981,  NBC

Hanna-Barbera

 

Cast:

 

Godzilla ..................................................................................... Ted Cassidy

Godzooky .................................................................................. Don Messick

Capt. Carl Majors ..................................................................... Jeff David

Dr. Quinn Darien ......................................................... Brenda Thompson

Pete .............................................................................................. Al Eisenman

Brock ............................................................................................. Hilly Hicks

 

 

 

Synopsis:

 


 
Godzilla was a 300-foot tall, fire-breathing lizard, mutated by Manís folly of repeated atomic experiments. The creature, known as Gojira in Japan, has been around since the 50ís, when Japanís Toho Studios seemingly cranked out a Godzilla film every month or so. Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. King Kong, Godzilla vs. Frankenstein's Daughter; if it was big, rubbery, and around in the 50ís and 60ís, Godzilla fought it. The movies served as a faint inspiration for this series, which made its debut in 1978.

The series had Godzilla assisting Captain Carl Majors and his crew - Dr. Quinn Darien, her excitable nephew Pete, and Brock, who was Carlís first mate - in battling a large array of huge mutant creatures and alien monsters that threatened the earth. When the team wound up in a scrape, they could summon Godzilla from the ocean floor via a hand-buzzer controlled by Capt. Majors. Along for the ride was Godzooky, Godzillaís winged nephew, who provided comic relief. How a radioactively mutated lizard came to have an entire 'Zilla family was never fully explained on the show.

Godzilla teamed up with numerous other shows during the course of its run. In its first season, Godzilla made up one-half of The Godzilla Power Hour, the second half of the show being comprised of Jana of the Jungle episodes. The show lasted two months in this incarnation, stretching to ninety minutes by adding Jonny Quest reruns and changing its name to Godzilla Super 90.

In September of '79, the show shrank to one half hour and aired under the title of Godzilla, which was just fine with Godzilla. He'd been a loner his entire career, and didn't need help from anyone, least of all from a kid secret agent or some blonde with a traveling petting zoo.

NBC thought otherwise, however, and after a month the Big G was paired up with reruns of The Super Globetrotters under the title of The Godzilla/Globetrotters Adventure Hour. This ran the rest of the '79 season, actually airing two times per Saturday from 4/12/80 to 9/20/80.

The show gained new rerun buddies on 9/27/80, and ran as The Godzilla/Dynomutt Hour with the Funky Phantom until sometime in November 1980, when it metamorphosed into The Godzilla/Hong Kong Phooey Hour, which ran until 5/15/81. Godzilla came full circle on 5/23/81, headlining his own half-hour show until finally being cancelled on 9/5/81.

 


 

 
 
Episodes:
 

 

Season 1

 

The Firebird

The Eartheater

Attack Of The Stone Creatures

The Mega-Volt Monster

The Seaweed Monster

The Energy Beast

The Colossus Of Atlantis

The Horror Of Forgotten Island

Island Of The Lost Ships

The Magnetic Terror

The Breeder Beast

The Sub-Zero Terror

The Time Dragons

 

Season 2

 

Calico Clones

Microgodzilla

Ghost Ship

The Beast Of Storm Island

The City In The Clouds

The Cyborg Whale

Pacific Peril

Moonlode

The Golden Guardians

The Macro-Beasts

Valley Of The Giants

Island Of Doom

The Deadly Asteroid

 


 

Opening Lyrics:

 


 

"Up From The Depth!

Thirty Stories High!

Breathing Fire,

His Head In The Sky!

 

GODZILLA!

GODZILLA!

GODZILLA!

 

And Godzooky!

 

GODZILLAAAAAAAAA!!!"

 

 

 

 

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