Godzilla Island – Story Arc 20
Directed by Shun Mizutani
Spies are not cool. Unless they are James Bond, Spy vs. Spy, dead Bothan spies, or Bart Fargo. Okay, maybe spies are cool. So of course spies will factor into the story of Godzilla Island, because when you think plastic monsters, you think spies. Camero goes undercover into G-Guard HQ, Lucas gets ignored, and we all learn a lesson to not accept random packages from the Earth’s Government. Earth’s Government is like Nigerian Bank Transfers – Stay away! But we got some monster fights, anyway. So let’s hop to it! Newbies hop to Godzilla Island Story Arc 1, the rest of us can laugh at the N3wbs and start reading away.
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 Megalon fighting Dororin 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 209 – The Great Spy Game
The Anti-Animal Laser Gun’s test fire fails to work. That’s horrible! As the Anti-Animal Laser Gun is G-Guard HQ’s new defense system (and is mobile because it is essentially a giant maser cannon, and I think I called it that in a previous Story Arc.) Lucas gets blamed or something. In space, Giant Dark Emperor interrupts Landes’s attempts to eat a watermelon, where she explains she will have a spy on the island. Camero. Camero is on her ship for once, but will be sent down, and everyone laughs at how evil it is to have a spy. Tsuzuku.
Episode 210 – A Parcel Delivery from the Earth’s Government
G-Guard HQ gets a package from the Earth’s Government, it is Camero, who says he is there to replace Lucas. Lucas is robot sad, but soon Camero has his floating spot next to G-Guard Commander. Camero alerts G-Guard Commander to the arrival of Battra. Camero lets loose Moguera, who scares off Battra. G-Guard Commander is happy and Lucas is sad. Lucas says as much to Misato as we Tsuzuku. G-Guard Commander didn’t suspect anything from that fake ruse? Ugh.
Episode 211 – Lucas’ Great Shock
Misato plugs in Lucas to a computer, but soon Lucas runs off. When Misato tells G-Guard Commander that Lucas is upset, he just laughs. Oh, G-Guard Commander, you insensitive oaf! Actually, you gain some points because Lucas is annoying. Lucas runs off the island, only to be captured in a tractor beam by Landes’s ship the Vabaradu. Tsuzuku.
Episode 212 – The Anti-Animal Laser Gun is Out of Control!
Lucas is put in a cage and sees that Camero is a spy, while Camero covertly controls the Anti-Animal Laser Gun so it drives off, starts up, and begins blasting Baragon, Anguirus, King Caesar, and Rodan! Misato takes off in the Tart-coupe, while Landes has a button on her control panel that will shock Lucas if he ever says anything. Keep using it, Landes! Zap that floating trash can! Camero uses his robot powers to stop the Tart-coupe in midair, and we tsuzuku.
Episode 213 – G-Guard Surrenders!
Misato is out of control in her ship, which could be Camero’s sabotage, or just her Windows Vista crashing. G-Guard Commander takes off in Mechagodzilla to save her. Only Camero takes control and has Mechagodzilla attack Godzilla! Landes gets upset at Lucas saying “Ubon” and shocks him until he deactivates. Then she beams into G-Guard HQ and laughs, as we tsuzuku. WTF with “ubon” being a horrible thing to say?
Episode 214 – There’s Nothing More That Can Be Done
G-Guard Commander tells Godzilla to blast Mechagodzilla, and he does, but then Medical Jet Jaguar and Moguera are sent to attack Godzilla. Baragon, Gorosaurus, and Anguirus jump into the fray to try to help Godzilla. Landes calls G-Guard Commander to gloat, reveal Camero, and say that Lucas is in the trash. Because he is. And Misato runs out of energy as her ship heads to crash. Tsuzuku.
Episode 215 – Reunion
Mothra Leo saves Misato at the last second, while Landes furiously goes through documents to find out the Secret of Godzilla Island, one such document is the documentation for the software Stuffit Expander. Seriously. Thanks goodness for freeze-frame. Lucas wakes up, puts on some discarded Xilien clothes, and uses it to pilot an escape shuttle out of the Vabaradu. Lucas and Misato reunite, and Lucas says he needs access to the main computer. Which Misato has, on her laptop. Camero must not be able to set up firewalls. Tsuzuku.
Episode 216 – The Base Recapture Strategy
The monster fight continues, so Landes has Camero drive the Anti-Animal Laser Gun over to shoot all of them. Misato and Lucas hack into the computer, replaying a loop of the Anti-Animal Laser Gun shooting everyone while in reality the gun and the suit kaiju are all inactive. G-Guard Commander regains control of Mechagodzilla as Misato calls him. Landes sees none of this because of the video loop, which means they are borrowing from Speed here. Tsuzuku.
Episode 217 – Counterattack
G-Guard Commander, Misato, and Lucas confront Landes in the G-Guard HQ control room. G-Guard Commander is in a karate uniform (??), while Misato brandishes a mop (???!!??). Landes beams back to her ship, but Camero is left alone for Lucas to deal with, so they chase each other around the room for a bit. Lucas chases Camero out of G-Guard HQ as we tsuzuku.
Episode 218 – Lucas Endures
Lucas chases Camero until he runs into Godzilla, then memory wipes him or something. Godzilla then slaps Camero into the sea. Landes then fishes Camero out. G-Guard Commander apologizes to Lucas, then they get another package. It is opened with apprehension, but inside is just a watermelon! Ha-ha, tsuzuku. What is with this episode’s obsession with watermelon?
New Monster Match-ups: Godzilla, Gorosaurus, Anguirus, Baragon, vs. Mechagodzilla, Medical Jet Jaguar, and Moguera; Godzilla vs. Camero;
This Story Arc had entirely too much Lucas. It was fun seeing him shocked, so that made up for some of it. Landes gets farther than Zaguresu in that she actually takes control of Godzilla Island (all Zaguresu got was a surrender that was overturned quickly.) The whole plan goes to pot so Landes is back to square one. And now the heroes know that there is Camero running around. What will the next step be? We are starting to enter End Game, as the next chapter is the penultimate story arc, and I say that just because I can finally use penultimate in a sentance and not sound like a douche. Oh, wait, I still do. So ignore that. Join us as March of Godzilla Island continues with Story Arc 21: Blackjack! Coming soon to a theater near you, if you’re looking at this website while using wireless in a theater lobby.
Rated 8/10 (Tractor Beam, New Hair Style, Caged Heat 2!, Saving the day, Stuffit Expander???, Blaster gone wild, Camero rises, New Hair Style: The Sequel)
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