Godzilla Island – Story Arc 10
Godzilla Island – Story Arc 10
Directed by Shun Mizutani
Dude, this story arc has Fireman Jet Jaguar! Anytime new Jet Jaguars show up, it is a good time! Jet Jaguar rules, and so does Godzilla Island, as the multiple Jet Jaguars prove. This is the tenth story arc, encompassing Episodes 84-93. For those of you hopping on in the middle, the link to Story Arc 1 is here. For those of you who are continuing readers or don’t care about being in order, please read on! This arc has fake suns, scenes similar to Star Wars, and angry flaming heads. Something for everyone. So sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of some monster guys, who live on a tropic isle, and like to eat French fries. Okay, that’s why I’m not on American Idol, but you should still check out this, Story Arc 10, as March of Godzilla Island continues on TarsTarkas.NET!
Different monster feature in each episode, so we’ll keep track of them in each story arc. The complete Godzilla Island Daikaiju List is located here. We’ll also list any new monster match-ups that weren’t in any film but now exist thanks to this series, such as Kamacuras fighting Megalon or something. The R2 Japanese DVD release is unsubtitled, so most of what is going on will be educated guesses thanks to our limited Japanese speaking ability. But here at TarsTarkas.NET we don’t need no stinking subtitles!
Featuring the monsters –
Episode 84 – The Two Suns
Dastardly Zaguresu sends a second sun (a micro-sized sun) to hover above Godzilla Island, causing localized Global Warming as the island becomes super hot. The residents of Godzilla Island are less than pleased that their home now resembles Tatooine in weather. Torema (who was woken up by the heat) decides she’s going to blow the fake sun out of the sky, but as she flies her ship near it, she loses power and starts to nose dive at the ground. Right then we jump to Tsuzuku, and the Announcer Guy sounds more excited than I’ve heard him in describing what’s going on in a long time. He must like it when things crash into things.
Episode 85 – Godzilla Island is Drying Up
Torema pulls up from crashing just in time. This is one of those lame cop-out cliffhangers like in the old serials when a car would crash off a cliff and explode, but next week you would see extra footage of the hero jumping out at the last minute. The sun continues to Global Warm the crap out of Godzilla Island. Al Gore, get off your lazy butt and do something! Gorosaurus discovers Lake Gabara has dried up (wait, why does Gabara have a lake named after him??? They name lakes after bullies now?) and King Caesar gets injured diving into the now dry Rodan Hot Springs. Look before you leap. The second sun even shines at night. That means you can wear your sunglasses at night. So you can, so you can, watch Godzilla beat down Gigan at three am! Destoroyah and Megalon are in jail (???) without the mini-handcuffs Godzilla had to wear, and get electric shocked by the bars when they try to break out because of the heat. Zaguresu laughs. At the heat, but she would probably laugh at monsters being shocked if she had seen it. Tsuzuku.
Episode 86 – Zaguresu’s Last Chance
Zaguresu gets a call from Giant Emperor, and they chat a while. After he hangs up, Zaguresu does her usual backtalking after he hangs up, only to be delighted he doesn’t reappear to chide her. So she gets more bold in the backtalking, and then he returns to yell at her again. D’oh! Tsuzuku. Oh, I guess it’s her last chance or something, because of the episode title.
Episode 87 – Forest Fire Outbreak!
A forest fire breaks out due to the heat. G-Guard Commander sends Fireman Jet Jaguar to put it out. Yes, Fireman Jet Jaguar. I couldn’t believe it. But I love it, as Jet Jaguar is pretty keen, even in Fireman or Medical modes. G-Guard Commander also releases Megalon and Destoroyah from jail as the smoke is getting into the cell and hurting them. The duo then proceed to beat the tar out of Fireman Jet Jaguar!!! You jerks! Fireman Jet Jaguar is awesome! Smokey the Bear cries over the harsh treatment of Fireman Jet Jaguar. Godzilla steps up to yell at them. He blasts Megalon and prepares to fight Destoroyah. Tsuzuku.
Episode 88 – The Flame for Battle Returns
Godzilla and Destoroyah tussel, but Destoroyah is still weak from being imprisoned. Fireman Jet Jaguar gets up but is attacked by Megalon again, but Torema comes to the rescue in her ship. Fireman Jet Jaguar puts out the forest fire (Smokey the Bear cheers) and Destoroyah is too weak to even fire his energy weapons effectively. Zaguresu notices Destoroyah and Megalon are free and orders them to retreat, and they do. Tsuzuku.
Saving Jet Jaguar
Episode 89 – The Artificial Sun’s Weak Point
The show goes all Star Wars on us as we find out the fake sun is a Death Star, complete with exhaust port to fire a weapon into. But no trench or death laser. Without the Force or Hermes’s head to guide them, the heroes decide to use a giant Laser Gun they have on the island base but never use to shoot it. Zaguresu sees them deploy it and sends Destoroyah and Megalon to go blow it up. Tsuzuku. Good thing they had this giant supergun lying around in case they needed to defend the island or something.
Episode 90 – Protect the Laser Gun!
The laser gun is solar powered, because even though Al Gore can’t stop global warming involving two suns, he can power giant lasers to defend the Earth from global warming (That’s two jokes referencing the Futurama: Bender’s Big Score film!) Rodan and Godzilla are alerted to Megalon and Destoroyah coming by G-Guard Commander in a rare instance of him doing something useful, and Rodan fights Megalon while Godzilla once again fights Destoroyah. The laser needs to power up first before it can fire, and that also allows crucial plot tension to build. Destoroyah is now fully energized and blasts Godzilla out of the way, closing in on the laser cannon which is only partially charged. Tsuzuku.
Episode 91 – Shoot! Torema
Yeah, Torema, shoot already! G-Guard Commander transfers power from the G-Guard HQ to the gun, which makes it hit 100% power. But as it fires, Destoroyah fires his energy blast, causing the gun to miss! Destoroyah closes in on the station, as Godzilla is blasted out of the battle again by Destoroyah. Torema aims at Destoroyah, but the gun is still at 0% power, and we Tsuzuku.
Episode 92 – A Critical Moment
Torema is about to get blasted by Destoroyah, but Rodan drops Megalon on Destoroyah’s head! G-Guard Commander orders all remaining power be sent to charge the laser gun, which causes the G-Guard HQ to go dark from no power. Destoroyah gets up and menaces Torema again, but Godzilla awakens and grabs Destoroyah for a third time as we Tsuzuku, the laser cannon still charging.
Episode 93 – Shoot the Fake Sun
The cannon needs to charge more, and now Megalon gets up to attack it. Rodan grabs Megalon again, and Godzilla and Destoroyah fight more. Godzilla misses Destoroyah with a atomic breath blast and hits the solar panels, powering the gun by 10%. Torema tells him to hit it more, and he gets the opportunity when Rodan drops Megalon on Destoroyah again! Godzilla blasts the laser gun up to 150%, and then Torema fires, blowing up the fake sun, which gives off a Death Star-style shockwave when it explodes. The day is saved, so of course it rains immediately. Figure that one out, weathermen! Torema thanks Godzilla and we Tsuzuku to the next story arc…
Fireman Jet Jaguar, fake suns, Death Star plot devices, monster jail, and a solar powered laser gun you’ve never seen before. That was a bunch of stuff to pack into one story arc, but the question is if we will see the giant laser gun or Fireman Jet Jaguar again.
New Match-ups – Megalon and Destoroyah against Fireman Jet Jaguar, Megalon vs. Fireman Jet Jaguar
Rated 7/10 (Close shave, Blasting Megalon, Fireman Jet Jaguar is cool, Target Shaft is only 2 meters wide…, 71% ready to fire, 100% ready to fire!, Overload on solar power just to make Al Gore mad!)
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