The crew of the research vessel, The Calico, investigate strange phenomena and often meet menaces that force them to summon Godzilla to help.
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Series cast summary:
...  Godzilla 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Jeff David ...  Captain Carl Majors 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Al Eisenmann ...  Pete 26 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Brock 26 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Godzooky 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Brenda Thompson ...  Dr. Quinn Darien 26 episodes, 1978-1979
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The crew of the research vessel, the Calico at one point rescue Godzooky, the young offspring of the mighty giant monster, Godzilla. Apparently, a pact was made that if the crew took care of the little guy, Godzilla would help if they needed him. As it turns out, this was a most fortuitous thing, because in the voyages of the Calico, they investigate mysteries that all too often lead to run-ins with dangerous giant beasts. With no way to battle the beasts themselves, the crew, either through a special signaling device or Godzooky calling himself, can summon Godzilla seemingly from anywhere around the world to confront the menace at hand. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Godzilla is the only monster from the original movies to make an appearance, because he was the only one whose rights the creators could secure. However some of the newly introduced monsters do take inspiration from the classics. See more »

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Throughout the entire series, Godzilla's size keeps changing wildly, even within episodes. In some shots, he can hold the crew of the Calico ship in his hand, while in others, he's so big that he can grab the entire ship. See more »

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Referenced in Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986) See more »

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Americans just have to screw up Godzilla every chance they get.
3 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this show as a kid and it just never appealed to me all that much even though I was a big Godzilla movie fan and I still am. This show just really outlines a problem in my book, us Americans strange need to make Godzilla into something he is not. We never make him look like the Japanese version, we mess with how strong he is and we generally seem to want to name stuff Godzilla when they just are not Godzilla. Even the movie which was rather bad at least got his roar right, this does not even do that. They add a stupid monster named Gadzooky too which is a real annoyance, but then again the Japanese do have a baby Godzilla that would be seriously lame in "Godzilla's Revenge". Still the idea of Godzilla being summoned like an attack dog or something is rather lame too, though they sort of did that in "Godzilla vs Megalon", however in most of the movies even where he is good he comes of his on accord. The fights in this series are sorely lacking as well as I find it rather pathetic that the fights in the live action movies are better, more epic than a cartoon show. I mean it is animation, you are not bound to the laws of physics and stuff you can do anything and most of the battles are horrible. And why does Godzilla always blow fire in America, in Japan it is a radioactive breath, here he always breaths fire, he is not a dragon, but then the fact they remove his cool back plates and make his head bigger he does look more like a dragon than Godzilla and Gadzooky most certainly looks like one.


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