Godzilla: The Series
|Godzilla: The Series|
by Roland Emmerich
|Theme music composer||Jim Latham|
|Opening theme||Godzilla: The Series theme song|
|Country of origin||
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||40 (38 aired)|
|Camera setup||Myung Soo Song|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||September 12, 1998– April 22, 2000|
Godzilla: The Series is an American-Japanese animated television series which originally aired on Fox Kids in the United States. The show premiered on September 12, 1998, and is a direct continuation of the 1998 American Godzilla film. Malcolm Danare, Kevin Dunn and Michael Lerner reprise their roles from the film.
Using an art style similar to that of Adelaide's previous productions Men in Black: The Series and Extreme Ghostbusters, the series follows the Humanitarian Environmental (or Ecological, in "Area 51") Analysis Team (H.E.A.T.), a research team led by Dr. Nick Tatopoulos (voiced by Ian Ziering) as they battle giant mutant monsters which frequently appear in the wake of the events depicted in the 1998 film Godzilla. Godzilla, the only hatchling of its species to survive in the movie, imprints on Nick and becomes the chief weapon summoned against the other mutations encountered by the human characters. The series also introduces two new characters: Monique Dupre, a French secret agent assigned by Philippe Roache to keep an eye on Godzilla and H.E.A.T., and Randy Hernandez, an intern of Nick's who specializes in computer hacking.
- Godzilla (vocal effects by Frank Welker) – A giant mutant iguana and the only surviving offspring of the first Godzilla that attacked New York City in 1998. Due to Nick's presence at his hatching, Godzilla has imprinted on Nick as his parent and, as a result, he is very protective of him. Nick also has the ability to control Godzilla to a certain extent, which allows the humans to use him as a weapon against other giant and mutated monsters. He always seems able to sense whenever Nick is in trouble and is quite willing to follow him and the rest of H.E.A.T. all over the world. Unlike his biological parent, he seems to be incapable of asexual reproduction, but can generate fire-breath without needing to breathe on nearby combustible material.
- Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos (voiced by Ian Ziering) – Leader of H.E.A.T. and the "adoptive father" of Godzilla. Nick fiercely protects Godzilla and other mutations from both foreign and domestic governments. He is portrayed as younger and with longer hair then he is in the movie, as well as less absent-minded.
- Dr. Elsie Chapman (voiced by Charity James) – One of the original members of Nick's team; sarcastic, dry-witted, and partly interested in Craven. She specializes in studying the behavior of Godzilla and the other mutations.
- Dr. Mendel Craven (voiced by Malcolm Danare) – The team's engineer and chemist. He is slightly cowardly (as his last name implies) and prone to numerous strong allergies, but is often resourceful. He is also enamored of Elsie. Although initially fearful of Godzilla, over the course of the series he comes to trust the monster as an ally.
- Randy Hernandez (voiced by Rino Romano) – An intern working under Nick, and like him, is Godzilla's defender. He calls Godzilla "the G-man" and sometimes "the big guy" and he has referred to him as "Mr. G" and "the Lizard King" each on one occasion. Hugely talented in all fields of technology, but extremely lazy and somewhat laconic. He has a crush on Monique, but is always rebutted when he attempts to court her. The acronym H.E.A.T. originated with Randy, although he initially wanted it to stand for High-performance Environmental Attack Team.
- Monique Dupre (voiced by Brigitte Bako) – A French Agent of the DGSE specializing in hand-to-hand combat and infiltration. She is originally sent to have Godzilla killed, but becomes a member of H.E.A.T. after being assigned to supervise Godzilla indefinitely. She generally seems cold and impassive, but on occasion shows genuine care and concern for her teammates and Godzilla.
- N.I.G.E.L. (voiced by Tom Kenny) – Short for "Next Millennium Intelligence Gathering Electronic Liaison", N.I.G.E.L. is an analysis robot created by Mendel and reprogrammed by Randy to have various quirky voices, from a Texas cowboy to a Shakespearean actor. A running gag on the show is that he is damaged or destroyed in every episode (except one, and that one only because he does not appear in it) presumably to be rebuilt or replaced later (evidenced by Craven's remark in the episode "End of the Line" that he should "just buy spare parts in bulk"). Similar to Kenny McCormick from South Park.
- Major Anthony Hicks (voiced by Kevin Dunn) – Major of the Sandy Point Military Base of New York, who played a key role in the first Godzilla's death. Though he is at first skeptical of the second Godzilla, over time he develops a soft spot for the creature, whom he views as a hero due to Nick's attachment to the creature that allows the humans to use him to fight against other mutant monsters.
- Audrey Timmonds (voiced by Paget Brewster) – Nick's college sweetheart and somewhat untrustworthy girlfriend, whose career as a reporter often leads to conflict with him.
- Victor "Animal" Palotti (voiced by Joe Pantoliano) – New York's Channel 8 News cameraman and Audrey's working partner. He is always willing to help film Godzilla and other mutations, his only worry being how his wife Lucy (unseen in the show) will react.
- Mayor Ebert (voiced by Michael Lerner) – The Mayor of New York City, who is determined to keep it safe from mutation-related threats.
- Philippe Roache (voiced by Keith Szarabajka) – The leader of the French secret service. He led the team hunting down the first Godzilla and later sent Monique to kill the second, but relented when the creature saved lives.
- Cameron Winter (voiced by David Newsom) – A former classmate of Nick in college. He is a devious technological mogul whose desire is to control Godzilla for the fulfillment of his ulterior motives.
- Dale, Bill and Hank (voiced by Ronny Cox, Tom Kenny, and Bob Joles) – Three redneck game hunters that came to New York to hunt Godzilla. They serve as villains in the series. Dale is the leader of the group, Bill is the middleman and Hank is the idiot of the group. The three of them would usually try to hunt Godzilla, which usually ends with them being thwarted by H.E.A.T. or ending up in legal trouble. Their names are a parody of the characters from King of the Hill.
- Leviathan Aliens (voiced by Ron Perlman) – An ancient race of psychically powerful extraterrestrials. One of their spaceships, called the Leviathan, crashed on Earth sometime during the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era and remained hidden until modern times. They attempted to conquer Earth by using a tachyon transmitter to send mind-controlling signals to subdue the mutations in order for their alien race to invade the planet - including Godzilla and their cyborg mutation, Cyber-Godzilla (created from the carcass of the first Godzilla) - but were ultimately defeated by H.E.A.T and a freed Godzilla and forced to retreat, probably for good.
- Baby Godzilla – A juvenile version of Godzilla.
- Crustaceous Rex (or C-Rex for short) – A mutant crustacean (with some cephalopod-like features) which fed on tar. It later reappeared in the "Monster War" trilogy and the episode "S.C.A.L.E." Currently on Monster Island.
- Giant Squids – Giant squids of indeterminate origin, although it is believed they may have had the same origin as Crustaceous Rex and the first Godzilla.
- Nanotech Creature – An amorphous colony of nanobots designed to dissolve petroleum and other non-biodegradable forms of waste. It was, however, unperfected, and it soon began to grow larger and stronger and threatened to devour all of New York. H.E.A.T. destroyed it by introducing a destructive computer virus into it, causing it to collapse.
- El Gusano Gigante (a Spanish name meaning "The Giant Worm" in English) – A mutant worm (though it looks like a mutant caterpillar) that fed on a rare poisonous plant. When it mutated it grew to an enormous size and developed other features such as spikes, claws and jaws full of teeth. At first Godzilla struggled to fight El Gusano Gigante, but when he used his atomic fire breath on it, it shriveled and shrunk. It later reappeared in the "Monster War" trilogy. Currently on Monster Island.
- Cyber-Flies – Insect-like robots created by Cameron Winter to implant his mind-control device on Godzilla, only to be destroyed.
- Giant Rats– A swarm of giant mutant sewer rats that appeared in New York. A single surviving rat later reappeared in the "Monster War" trilogy. This rat is currently on Monster Island.
- Cryptoclidus – A pair of plesiosaur-like creatures mutated by the Leviathan aliens from their namesake species. One of them later reappeared in the "Monster War" trilogy. It is currently on Monster Island.
- Reptilians – Guard dog-type mutations supposedly created from the DNA of dinosaurs by the Leviathan aliens.
- Crackler – An electrokinetic creature created when an insomniac named Sidney Walker underwent a new sleep treatment which involved amplifying the theta waves in his brain. The Crackler fed on electricity and was essentially a manifestation of Walker's suppressed anger. When Walker was awakened and overcame his frustration on how he was treated, the Crackler vanished for good in the middle of a fight with Godzilla.
- Giant Mutant Bees - Giant bees inhabiting an isolated island full of mutant carnivorous plants.
- Queen Bee – The queen of a giant mutant bee colony discovered on an island whose unnaturally large and healthy flora fed off the radioactive ashes of a local volcano. She later reappeared in the "Monster War" trilogy. Currently on Monster Island.
- Mutant Carnivorous Plants – A giant network of carnivorous plants.
- Quetzalcoatl – A legendary, fire-breathing bird-like reptile that lived in a volcano in Mexico.
- Baby Quetzalcoatl – A juvenile version of Quetzalcoatl.
- Ice Borers – Mole-like mutant predators discovered in Antarctica. Their high body heat allowed them to burrow through ice by melting it.
- Baby Ice Borers – A juvenile version of the Ice Borers.
- Nessie a.k.a. the Loch Ness Monster – A mosasaur whose ancestors survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and entered stasis during the Ice Age, ultimately to live in the Loch. When her baby was captured by Dr. Hugh Trevor, she aggressively attacked his facility until Godzilla helped to reunite her with her offspring.
- Baby Nessie – A juvenile version of Nessie.
- Giant Albino Yeti a.k.a. Robo-Yeti– A huge, white-furred Yeti/gorilla-like beast. It was later revealed to be a robot created by a Japanese scientist as a counter-force to the mutation epidemic. It was destroyed while helping Godzilla defeat the King Cobra.
- King Cobra – A giant mutant cobra that was found in Japan. Instead of injecting venom from its fangs, it spat out a glue-like substance to trap its prey. It later reappeared in the "Monster War" trilogy and the episode "S.C.A.L.E." Currently on Monster Island.
- Giant Mutant Termites - Giant termites inhabiting -and consuming- the Amazon rain forest.
- Termite Queen – The queen of a giant mutant termite colony that was found to be consuming the Amazon rain forest.
- Giant Bat – A giant mutant bat that had the ability to emit powerful sonic waves from its mouth. It later reappeared in the episode "S.C.A.L.E." Currently on Monster Island.
- Cyber-Godzilla – A cyborg mutation created by the Leviathan aliens from the carcass of the first Godzilla. It appeared in the "Monster War" trilogy (although the first Godzilla only appeared in the very beginning of the first part of the pilot episode and the second and third parts of the "Monster War" trilogy, it was mentioned by H.E.A.T. and the military from time to time). Armed with a blue atomic fire breath and shoulder-mounted missile launchers, it was nonetheless "killed" again, this time by its own son, Godzilla Jr, who was briefly on the Leviathans' side since discovering its parent. Most likely an homage to Mechagodzilla.
- Chameleon – A mutation created by Cameron Winter from a combination of Godzilla's DNA and a chameleon's. Like a real chameleon, it could change its color to blend with its surroundings. Winter attempted to use this creature to frame Godzilla for its rampages through New York.
- Bacillus – A giant mutant germ. It infected Godzilla with miniature replications of itself, which nearly killed him by attacking his brain stem. After Nick and Monique entered his body and eradicated the infection, Elsie developed a formula to weaken the giant Bacillus. Unable to produce a protective endospore, it was destroyed by Godzilla.
- Giant Mutant Black Widow Spider - A female black widow spider of immense size, whose numerous babies attacked military bases. It is possible that the Giant Mutant Black Widow Spider and her young were taken to Monster Island since they were just paralyzed, not killed. At one point, Elsie nicknamed the creature "Mommy Longlegs".
- Techno-Sentient – A mysterious object from outer space that landed on Earth. It was able to fuse itself with any mechanical device it encountered. It planned to nuke Baghdad hoping the resulting war would leave it with all the machines it wants until being defeated by Godzilla and H.E.A.T.
- Silver Hydra – A cnidarian-like creature which stalked an abandoned mining field. It could spray a liquid that would slowly encase its victims in silver.
- DNA Mimic – A shapeshifting creature capable of turning into a duplicate of anything it touched, including humans and Godzilla.
- Lizard Slayers – Three anti-Godzilla battle mechs-a giant robot, a tank and a jet plane-created by Cameron Winter and piloted by Dale, Bill and Hank.
- Swamp Beast – A monster able to throw mud at an opponent, trapping it by completely covering it.
- Fire Fly – An insect-like creature which had the power to surround itself with flames.
- Norzzug the Iron Lion – An ancient sphinx-like monster from Saudi Arabia, reawakened by archaeologists who were cleaning it with a rust-removing agent.
- Giant Mutant Hummingbirds – Giant hummingbirds that attacked San Francisco, California, whose food supply was polluted by chlorofluorocarbons, enabling their immense size. Their feathers had a mirror-like effect, rendering them invisible to the naked eye when in flight.
- Sub-Zero Manta Ray – A mutant manta ray that could fly and breathe supercooled air. When Godzilla and H.E.A.T. encountered it, it was looking for a cold environment in which to enter hibernation.
- Medusa – A mutant sea anemone who was the star attraction of Tobias Wilson's traveling mutation circus, the Weird World of Wonders. She could turn herself into a liquid form, drain water sources dry and suck water from living creatures. After escaping, she threatened to drain away all the water on Earth until contained by H.E.A.T. with Godzilla's help. Her name may refer to the mythical monster or to a variety of jellyfish (which, like sea anemones, are cnidarians).
- Scorpio - A mutant scorpion trained to perform at Theodore P. Bunkum's traveling mutation circus. It looked exactly identical to the Ts-Eh-Go scorpions H.E.A.T. would later encounter.
- Giant Gila Monster – Another mutation owned by Theodore P. Bunkum's traveling mutation circus.
- Megapede a.k.a. Giant Cicada – A mutant centipede/cicada hybrid that was destroying farms in Chicago, Illinois. Upon reaching its adult state, its mating calls interfered with radar signals.
- Giant Centipede – A mutant centipede that battled the Shrewster in a mutation-fighting arena.
- Ts-Eh-Go – A mutant scorpion created by the U.S. military, code-named the "First Wave". Later, the "Second Wave" - a swarm of baby mutant scorpions - were unleashed.
- Nightmare Scorpion – A scorpion with a skull-like face that appears in a fever-induced dream Randy suffers from during the team's search for Ts-Eh-Go.
- Armillaria – A mutant fungus that could suck the amino acids from any living organism. Godzilla killed it by throwing it into a large range of sand dunes where no sustenance was within reach.
- Shrewster – A mutant masked shrew that was bonded to a tornado. It later reappeared in the episode "Cash of the Titans" where it fought the Giant Centipede in a mutation-fighting arena.
- Skeetera – A mutant mosquito that could absorb the powers from other mutations (and could combine said powers in unique ways) by drinking their blood. Currently on Monster Island.
- D.R.A.G.M.A.s – Short for "Democratic Resurgence Against a Global Mechanized Armageddon", the D.R.A.G.M.A.s were genetically-engineered creatures created to replace technology. In a presumably alternate future they were indestructible, had overrun the world, all but exterminated humanity, and had killed all the mutations on Monster Island (as well as Godzilla), but the young born in the present were easily defeated by Godzilla, thus restoring history to its proper path.
- Mutant Jellyfish – Despite its name, this was actually an insect-like mutation that had acidic saliva.
- Komodithrax – A mutant Komodo dragon that fell in "love" with Godzilla, who became a surrogate father to her unhatched egg. She could breathe a green atomic fire breath just like Godzilla (this mutation was originally going to be a female Godzilla, but this concept was never used).
- Giant Turtle – A mutant turtle that battled Godzilla and Komodithrax. It had a mace-like tail, similar to those of ankylosaurs and glyptodonts.
- Thorny Devil – A mutant thorny devil located in Area 51. It could shoot poisonous spines. Its upper body was covered in armor that Godzilla's atomic fire breath could not penetrate, but its underside proved to be more vulnerable.
- Giant Armadillo – A giant mutant armadillo located in Area 51.
- Desert Lizard – A mutant lizard located in Area 51.
- Desert Rat – A mutant rodent located in Area 51.
- Deep-Dweller – A giant mutant frogfish who lived in total darkness in the ocean.
- Rhinosaurus – A giant mutant rhinoceros genetically engineered by Cameron Winter's company for Maximillian Spiel's mutation-fighting shows.
- Giant Water Beetle - A mutant water beetle that sprayed ammonium nitrate from its nostrils.
- "Flying Gigan", "Gus the Spider", "Manda the Worm" and "Megalon" - Four monsters that only appear in the main titles. The first and fourth monsters are named after the alien cyborg kaiju Gigan and the Seatopian cyborg kaiju Megalon from Toho's Godzilla films of the 1970s and the third one is named after the giant four-legged sea serpent from the Toho film Atragon (1963).
|1||New Family: Part 1||9/12/98||While scouring the sewers of New York, Nick Tatopoulos discovers one of Godzilla's eggs has survived. The hatchling that emerges escapes and by the time the team finds it again it has grown into a massive (but thankfully harmless) adult. As the team try to study the new Godzilla, the U.S. military, responding to a series of disappearances in Jamaica, attack and seemingly kill Godzilla.|
|2||New Family: Part 2||9/19/98||With Godzilla seemingly dead, the team journey to Jamaica to help the U.S. military investigate the ongoing disappearances in Jamaica. The team discover that a group of giant squids and a hideous mutant crustacean — Crustaceous Rex — are responsible and Godzilla (who has survived the attack) arrives to fight the beast off. Nick must now battle to help Major Hicks defeat C-Rex, and then convince him that Godzilla is more useful alive than dead.|
|3||D.O.A.||9/26/98||H.E.A.T. are called to help the Central America Republic of Costo Rojo to deal with "El Gusano Gigante", a mutant worm that is devouring untold amounts of crops. The country's ruler, General Albondiga, uses an experimental bio-weapon against the worm and Godzilla, but the worm is only strengthened by the attack. Mendel must synthesise an antidote for the poisoned Godzilla, then find a way to defeat El Gusano Gigante without Albondiga interfering.|
|4||Talkin' Trash||10/3/98||In response to a sanitation workers' strike, a colony of petroleum-eating microbes, controlled by nanotechnology, are released to try to curb New York's garbage problem. Unfortunately, the microbes quickly grow out of control and now the team and Godzilla must find a way to stop the colony before it devours Manhattan.|
|5||The Winter of Our Discontent||10/10/98||After Godzilla battles robotic insects, the team encounter their creator: Cameron Winter, a powerful technology mogul and an old rival of Nick's from college. He wants H.E.A.T. to work with him, but Nick refuses, suspecting his old enemy has ulterior motives. But can he find out what they are before Winter's schemes have fatal consequences for Godzilla?|
|6||Cat and Mouse||10/31/98||The team not only have to contend with a plague of large mutant rats roaming the sewers of New York, but a trio of redneck hunters named Dale, Bill and Hank who are seeking to make Godzilla the ultimate hunting trophy.|
|7||What Dreams May Come||11/7/98||When a strange electrical creature known as the Crackler attacks seemingly random locations in Manhattan, the team investigate. But the Crackler is not behaving like the mutations H.E.A.T. have fought before, and what is its connection to mild-mannered insomniac Sidney Walker (voiced by Steve Susskind)?|
|8||Leviathan||11/14/98||The team are called to help a rescue mission for xenobiologist Alexander Preloran (voiced by Kenneth Mars), who disappeared while on a mission to explore the Leviathan, an alien spacecraft buried at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean for 65 million years. But once they go down, the team discovers that the ship's alien crew is very much alive...and they have plans for Earth.|
|9||Hive||11/21/98||H.E.A.T. investigates the tropical island of Santa Marta in the wake of a devastating volcanic eruption. But what they find on the island is that, due to irradiated lava, a hideously mutated ecosystem has developed, including carnivorous plants and gigantic bees. As the volcano begins to erupt again and Godzilla confronts the bees' queen, the team must find a way to escape the island alive.|
|10||Bird of Paradise||12/5/98||When villages in Mexico are attacked by a strange winged creature, ornithologist and Elsie's old fiance Lawrence Cohen calls H.E.A.T. for help. They quickly discover the beast is Quetzalcoatl, an evolutionary hybrid of bird and dinosaur capable of breathing fire and protected by impenetrable feathers. The team must find a way to stop the creature, but matters worsen when Quetzalcoatl takes Elsie to feed to its hungry young.|
|11||DeadLoch||2/6/99||H.E.A.T. heads for Scotland after Dr. Hugh Trevor (voiced by Roddy McDowall in his last role before his death) of the Pisces Marine Research Institute claims his facility was attacked by the Loch Ness Monster. Once Nick is convinced of Nessie's existence, he discovers that the facility is hiding a terrible secret: Trevor has captured Nessie's baby and plans to sell it on the black market. Now the team must convince Godzilla to work with Nessie if they are to save her young and ensure her safety in Loch Ness.|
|12||Monster Wars: Part 1||2/13/99||As tension threatens to break up the H.E.A.T. team for good, major problems arise: a Giant Bat is terrorizing the countryside of Nigeria, the U.S. military have dredged the Leviathan ship from the bottom of the Pacific, and worst of all, the aliens are back, with an army of mutations under their control and plans to conquer Earth.|
|13||Monster Wars: Part 2||2/20/99||From their secret base on Isle del Diablo, the aliens assemble their forces. H.E.A.T. desperately fights to resist, but are easily defeated. Once captured and brought to the aliens, they are told that the mutation army — including a brainwashed Godzilla — will be used to attack major cities across the world in preparation for a full-scale invasion of Earth. At its head marches the aliens' ultimate weapon: Cyber-Godzilla, a reborn cyborg version of the first Godzilla.|
|14||Monster Wars: Part 3||2/27/99||As the aliens and their mutation allies attack Earth, H.E.A.T. escapes captivity. They battle to defeat the alien onslaught and free the mutations from their control to help humanity fight back and save the planet from conquest.|
|15||Competition||3/6/99||A trip to Japan to investigate a number of mysterious disappearances leads to a battle of wills between H.E.A.T. and the Japanese military, who perceive Godzilla to be a threat. However, the real threat is revealed to be an ophidiaphobic's nightmare: a mutant King Cobra. Things lead to a climactic showdown in Tokyo between the King Cobra and Godzilla.
Note: this episode is chronologically the King Cobra's first appearance, but it was broadcast after the "Monster War" trilogy-its chronologically second appearance-had aired.
|16||Freeze||3/13/99||H.E.A.T. are dispatched to aid investigation into the disappearance of a search party looking for oil in Antarctica. The team must now not only battle against the monsters responsible — a pack of mutant "Ice Borers" — but also against the energy company who employed the men, who are determined to brush all record of the incident under the rug.|
|17||Bug Out||3/20/99||Godzilla is throwing infantile tantrums and H.E.A.T. are growing worried about their ability to control him. When Audrey lets this slip on live TV, despite being told in confidence by Nick, their relationship looks set to be torn apart. Meanwhile, when called in to investigate extensive deforestation in the Amazon rain forest, they discover that a mutant termite colony is devouring the forest at an alarming rate. H.E.A.T. must find a way to destroy the voracious insects before they devour the entire rain forest.|
|18||Web Site||5/1/99||H.E.A.T. is charged by the Pentagon to investigate the growing population of spiders near an Army base in the Canary Islands. The team quickly discover that a massive mutant female black widow spider has been laying millions of eggs. They must find a way to destroy the baby spiders and help Godzilla defeat the mother.|
|19||An Early Frost||5/8/99||When Godzilla is accused of attacking New York, the military call in H.E.A.T. to help contain him. But Phillipe Roache has returned from France...with orders to terminate Godzilla. However, H.E.A.T. discover the real culprit is a hideous mutation called the Chameleon, genetically engineered by Cameron Winter (who has escaped from jail) to frame Godzilla. Can they stop Winter and reveal the truth before it is too late?|
|20||Trust No One||7/31/99||Acting on confidential information from Phillipe, H.E.A.T. investigate an abandoned lab in the Amazon rain forest where, 50 years before, French scientists succeeded in creating a creature made of pure DNA. The creature is capable of mimicking the shape of any living creature it touches and soon the team are put on edge, uncertain who to trust. They must find a way to aid Godzilla and destroy the creature before it can reproduce and go on to create a new master race of monsters.|
|21||Juggernaut||8/14/99||The Techno-Sentient, an alien piece of technology, falls to Earth and begins to bond with all manner of human technology, growing to gargantuan proportions. Worst of all, it taps into the Internet and learns of the location of humanity's weapons of mass destruction. The team and Godzilla must find a way to stop the Techno-Sentient before it takes control of an arsenal of nuclear missiles.|
|1||Future Shock||9/18/99||While pursuing a mutant jellyfish, a mysterious storm propels the H.E.A.T. team into the year 2022. There, they discover a post-apocalyptic future where Godzilla and the other mutations are all dead, humanity is all but extinct, and the world is overrun by terrifying creatures known as Dragmas. As the team battle for survival alongside future versions of Craven and Hicks, they discover that the Dragmas were created by the scientist Johnathan Insley (voiced by Nick Jameson). After narrowly making their way back to the past, they decide to stop him before he can create the monster race. But Insley's Democratic Resurgence Against a Global Mechanized Armageddon (D.R.A.G.M.A.) project is ready to be activated, and now the team must battle to destroy Insley's work before the Dragmas are unleashed and the bleak future they saw becomes a reality.|
|2||Cash of the Titans||9/25/99||In the middle of an attack on H.E.A.T. headquarters by a giant water beetle, the team is shocked to find Godzilla is not responding to their distress call. After fending off the beetle, the team discovers that the billionaire Maximillian Speil (voiced by Clancy Brown) is hosting a monster fighting ring - with Godzilla as his new main attraction. Now with Audrey and Animal in tow, the team must save Godzilla from a brutal fight to the death against other mutations.
Note: the Shrewster, a mutation from the episode "The Twister", makes its chronologically second appearance in this episode, but again, like the previous season's episodes with the King Cobra, it was broadcast before the aforementioned chronologically first appearance had aired.
|3||S.C.A.L.E.||10/2/99||Told in a documentary style and from the point of view of cameras (either Animal's video camera or Monster Island's security cameras), the H.E.A.T team are called to Miami to deal with Skeetera, a giant mutant female mosquito, when they come under attack from S.C.A.L.E. (Servants of Creatures Arriving Late to Earth), an eco-terrorist group - led by Alexandra Springer (voiced by Linda Blair) - who believe mutations are the next stage of evolution. After capturing the rampaging insect, H.E.A.T transports Skeetera to Monster Island so she can be studied by the U.S. military. But unknown to them, they have unwanted guests: Animal and Audrey have stowed away on board the 'Heat-Seeker' hoping for a good story and S.C.A.L.E. has tracked them to Monster Island. When the terrorists take over Monster Island with plans to release the mutations already held there, the only hope lies in the combined forces of Godzilla, H.E.A.T, Major Hicks and his troops, and Audrey and Animal.|
|4||Protector||10/9/99||Archaeologists in Egypt accidentally reawaken Norrzug the Iron Lion, a gargantuan sphinx-like monster that once served as the guardian of the ancient city of Amon-Ra. H.E.A.T. discover from ancient texts that the people of the city deliberately rusted the creature to stop its rampage after it turned on them. Now the team must find a way to repeat the feat before this mythological terror devours every last drop of oil in the Middle East.|
|5||Freak Show||12/11/99||When circus ringmaster Tobias Wilson (voiced by Dorian Harewood) brings his "Weird World of Wonders" mutation circus to Manhattan, things go terribly wrong when a mutant sea anemone called Medusa escapes her tank and goes on the rampage. When the team discover the creature is sucking water out of her victims, as she needs the electrolytes found in water to survive, the race is on to stop Medusa before she drains every drop of water on the planet.|
|6||End of the Line||12/18/99||While on a romantic cruise to Alaska, Nick and Audrey's ship is attacked by a mutant turtle, but they are saved - not by Godzilla, but by Komodithrax, a mutant Komodo dragon. When Godzilla heads for Alaska to find Nick and H.E.A.T. follows, they make a shocking discovery: Godzilla and Komodithrax are in love and Godzilla has become the surrogate father to an egg laid by Komodithrax. But with the menacing turtle still nearby and the U.S. military ordered to destroy all monsters in the area, can Nick and the team protect the two gargantuan reptilian lovers?|
|7||What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been||1/15/00||While fighting a giant mutant germ named the Bacillus, Godzilla is infected by the bacterium and left fighting for his life. While Elsie, Randy and Mendel create an antibiotic to weaken the bacterium, Nick and Monique must enter Godzilla's body and destroy the infection at its source before Godzilla dies.|
|8||Wedding Bells Blew||1/22/00||When Elsie's estranged parents come to New York for her spoiled sister's wedding, she is forced to attend as maid of honour instead of helping H.E.A.T capture a mutant manta ray. When the military's battle with the creature ends up interrupting the wedding, Elsie is determined not only to catch the creature, but also to prove to her parents that she is not the screw-up that they think she is.|
|9||Metamorphosis||1/29/00||Shortly after receiving an anonymous check for $5 million, H.E.A.T. are called to Illinois, where a gigantic mutant chilopod, the Megapede, is devouring thousands of dollars worth of crops. The team are unable to stop the creature when they first encounter it and upon finding it again, they discover it has metamorphosed into a Giant Cicada. The insect's mating call is disrupting all radar in Chicago and now H.E.A.T must find a way to silence the creature long enough to launch a counterattack.|
|10||Area 51||2/5/00||Just as H.E.A.T has had it with Randy, Elsie convinces the rest of the team to investigate a possible mutation sighting at Area 51, where they discover the real secret of Area 51 is not aliens but mutations, created by underground nuclear testing. When one of the captive mutations - a mutant thorny devil (a species of lizard) - breaks out of its cage, the team and Godzilla must stop the creature from escaping the base and destroying nearby Las Vegas.|
|11||The Twister||2/12/00||During a nice relaxing day at the beach, the team is caught off-guard by a twister. They trace its origins to an experimental energy experiment at a local power plant, as well as discovering strange tracks near the plant. When the twister strikes again, H.E.A.T. discover that a giant mutant shrew has been bonded to the twister, creating a "Shrewster", and now the race is on to defeat it before its ravenous metabolism drives it to eat everything in New York.|
|12||Shafted||2/19/00||On their way to an expo in an attempt to win a research patent, the team meets a lost young girl named Meg (voiced by Mae Whitman). She asks the team to rescue her two brothers Steven (voiced by Mikey Kelley) and Kevin (voiced by Robbie Rist), who went into a silver mine where a gang of miners disappeared without trace fifty years before. While Monique is left babysitting Meg (much to her displeasure), the rest of the team encounters the Silver Hydra: a monster capable of encasing anyone unfortunate enough to meet it in silver and able to regenerate itself every time it is harmed. Now the race is on to defeat the Hydra before Kevin, Steven, Elsie and Godzilla end up as lifeless silver statues.|
|13||Where Is Thy Sting?||2/26/00||While tracking Godzilla to Fort Armstrong, New Mexico, the team discover that a gigantic mutant scorpion, called Ts-eh-go by the locals, is on the rampage. But when they try to contain the mutation, they come under fire from the U.S. military under the command of Colonel William Tarrington (voiced by Michael Chiklis), an old friend of Hicks, who is out to destroy both Ts-eh-go and Godzilla. When H.E.A.T discover Ts-eh-go was created by the army's "First Wave" program, and that Tarrington is planning to use the creature's offspring - codenamed the "Second Wave" - as bioweapons, H.E.A.T and Hicks must convince Tarrington to abort the mission when the scorpions get out of control.|
|14||Lizard Season||3/11/00||Cameron Winter springs Dale, Bill and Hank, the redneck hunters from "Cat And Mouse", from jail and uses them to pilot the "Lizard Slayers": three extremely well-armed battle mechs (a giant robot, a tank and a jet plane) programmed with one mission: to destroy Godzilla. When Cameron takes control of H.E.A.T.'s computer systems to stop them from intervening, Nick and the others must get rid of Cameron, then find a way to save Godzilla from the three hunters.|
|15||Vision||3/18/00||The team are called to San Francisco, where a flock of giant mutant hummingbirds are attacking aircraft. The creatures move too fast for the naked eye to see them, making them impossible for Godzilla to fight them. Now Craven must rig up a special set of goggles that will allow Godzilla to see the birds, giving him a chance to fight back.|
|16||Underground Movement||4/1/00||The team is split up due to a lawsuit by the city of Miami (over damages caused by a giant mutant vampire bat). While Nick, Monique, and Elsie deal with the lawsuit, Randy and Craven decide to deal with a mutation (without Nick's permission) in Michigan. The mutation in question is Armillaria, a giant fungus with the ability to suck the amino acids out of any living thing. It swiftly proves too much for the duo, who end up trapped in the wilderness with nothing but their wits and the clothes on their backs. Once the others hear of their antics, the race is on to rescue the duo and defeat Armillaria before it sucks Godzilla dry.|
|17||Ring of Fire||4/22/00||The Fire Fly, a strange creature made of living flame, attacks an oil platform in New Mexico. When H.E.A.T. and Godzilla arrive to stop it, Randy and Craven sense a chance to make a lot of money if they can exploit the monster's ability to regenerate energy. Once H.E.A.T has taken the creature out, Randy and Mendel sneak it back to headquarters for study, but things go terribly wrong when the Fire Fly regains consciousness and starts burning down everything in its path.|
|18||The Ballad of Gens Du Marais||unaired||While in New Orleans covering Mardi Gras, Audrey hears rumours of a strange "Swamp Beast" and decides to call in H.E.A.T.. The creature swiftly proves itself a match for Godzilla and the team begin to suspect something is afoot when the locals claim the beast is the swamp's revenge against corrupt local politician, Paul Dimanche (voiced by Jesse Corti), who wants to mine oil in the bayou. But can they prove it before the Swamp Beast destroys New Orleans?
Note: This episode did not air, but it was shown at the 2001 Asian Fantasy Film Expo in New Jersey.
|19||Tourist Trap||unaired||The Deep-Dweller, a huge mutant frogfish, begins to attack boats and fishing ships off the coast of New Jersey. H.E.A.T. must help Godzilla drive the creature back to deeper waters and also deal with the interference of the sleazy and obnoxious tour promoter Milo Sanders (voiced by Stuart Pankin), who runs a mutation boat tour called the Manhattan Mutant Line and hopes to make even more money by getting good footage of Godzilla.
Note: This episode did not air, but it was shown at the 2001 Asian Fantasy Film Expo in New Jersey.
The series did well during Fox Kids' Saturday morning line-up. Ultimately, however, it was overshadowed by the late 1990s Pokémon/Digimon war between Kids' WB and Fox Kids during the 1999-2000 season. As a result, Godzilla: The Series was placed in different timeslots on Saturdays to accommodate many of the Digimon marathons and back-to-back episodes (this would also affect other Fox Kids shows as well). For a brief period of time, episodes of Godzilla: The Series were either never repeated, or skipped over and rescheduled. There was a brief period where the show was taken off the schedule to accommodate new shows for mid-season, resulting in two episodes that were never broadcast in the US. The overall reception from the Godzilla fans was more positively received than the film it was based on, bearing more resemblance to the original Godzilla fans were familiar with.
Home video and DVD
Columbia TriStar Home Video released two separate episode collections on VHS: Trouble Hatches, composed of the two-part pilot episode (which was actually titled "New Family" when it first aired), and Monster War, featuring the three-part episode of the same name.  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has also released nine episodes on DVD, spread out onto three separate volumes: The Monster Wars Trilogy, consisting of the same three-part episode previously released on the VHS version, Monster Mayhem, which included "What Dreams May Come", "Bird of Paradise", and "Deadloch", and Mutant Madness, which contained "S.C.A.L.E.", "The Twister" and "Where Is Thy Sting?".
Also, the special edition DVD of the 1998 film titled Godzilla: Monster Edition also contains three episodes of the TV series: "What Dreams May Come", "Monster War: Part 1" and "Where Is Thy Sting?".
As of October 2010, the entire series is available on the Netflix Instant Streaming service.
On April 29, 2014, Mill Creek Entertainment released Godzilla: The Series - The Complete Animated Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. The 4-disc set features all 40 episodes of the series, including the two never officially aired in the US. All of the episodes were released in chronological order instead of broadcast order.
Two video games were released for the Game Boy Color. They were developed by Crawfish Interactive and published by Crave Entertainment. Godzilla: The Series was released in 1999 and Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars was released in 2000.
- Godzilla TV Series Information.
- Godzilla Monster Edition Information.
- Godzilla The Series in Netflix Instant Streaming
- 'The Complete Animated Series' Box Art Confirms All 40 Episodes Archived 2014-03-07 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Godzilla: The Series for Game Boy Color (1999)". MobyGames. Blue Flame Labs. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
- "Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars for Game Boy Color (2000)". MobyGames. Blue Flame Labs. Retrieved 21 April 2017.