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GODZILLA: THE SERIES
01 (1)
Genre Action

Science fiction

Format Animated series
Directed by Audu Paden
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40
Production
Executive producer(s)

Dean Devlin

Roland Emmerich

Jeff Kline

Richard Raynis

Running time 23 minutes (30 minutes with commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Fox (USA)

Direct TV (Japan)

Original run September 12, 1998 – April 22, 2000
Chronology
Preceded by Godzilla (1998 film)

Godzilla: The Series (also called GTS and Godzilla: The Animated Series) is an American animated television series which originally aired on Fox in the United States. The show premiered on September 12, 1998, and continued until April 22, 2000, and is a direct follow-up spin-off to the 1998 American Godzilla remake. The show can also be seen as an alternative world or continuation to the 1998 film's universe.

PlotEdit

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 the Area 51 episode) Analysis Team (H.E.A.T.), a research team led by Dr. Nick Tatopoulos (voiced by Ian Ziering) as they battle giant monsters which frequently appear in the wake of the events depicted in the film. Godzilla, the only hatchling of its species to survive in the movie, imprints on Nick and becomes the chief weapon summoned against the other monsters 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.

CharactersEdit

H.E.A.T.Edit

Name Description Appearances Other names Notes/Picture
Nick Tatopoulos Leader of H.E.A.T. and the "adoptive father" of Godzilla. Nick fiercely protects Godzilla and other mutants from both foreign and domestic governments. Voiced by Ian Ziering (replacing Matthew Broderick, who played Nick Tatopoulos in the movie).
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Monique Dupre A Vietnamese/French agent of the DGSE specializing in hand-to-hand combat and infiltration. Originally sent to have Godzilla killed, but later one of his defenders. Voiced by Brigitte Bako.
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Randy Hernandez An intern working under Nick, and like him, is Godzilla's defender. He calls Godzilla "the big guy", and sometimes "the G-man", and he has referred to Godzilla 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 refused when he attempts to court her. Voiced by Rino Romano.
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Dr. Mendel Craven The team's engineer and chemist. He is slightly cowardly (as his last name implies) and prone to numerous strong allergies, but is often useful. He is enamoured of Elsie. Although initially fearful of Godzilla, over the course of the series he comes to trust the monster as an ally. Voiced by Malcolm Danare who is reprising his role from the film.
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N.I.G.E.L. (Next millennium Intelligence Gathering Electronic Liaison) - An analysis robot created by Mendel and reprogrammed by Randy to have a cheerful personality, from Texas cowboy to Shakespearean. A running gag on the show is that he is destroyed in almost every episode, presumably to be rebuilt or replaced (evidenced by Craven's remark in the episode "End of the Line" that he should "just buy spare parts in bulk". Voiced by Tom Kenny.
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Dr. Elsie Chapman One of the original members of Nick's team; often sarcastic for the sake of causing laughs, and partly interested in Mendel. She specializes in studying the behavior of Godzilla and the other monsters. Voiced by Charity James.
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Godzilla 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. As a result, Godzilla is very protective of him, and Nick has the ability to control him to a certain extent, which allows the humans to use him as a weapon against other mutated monsters. He also has the power to sense when Nick is in trouble. Unlike his biological father, he is incapable of asexual reproduction, yet capable of breathing radioactive fire and relentless in any fight, much like the Godzilla from the original franchise. Godzilla Junior, Zilla Jr.
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OthersEdit

Name Description Appearances Other names Notes/Picture
Major Anthony Hicks Major of the New York Sandy Point Military Base of New York. He has developed a soft spot for Godzilla, 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. Voiced by Kevin Dunn who reprised his role from the film.
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Audrey Timmonds Nick's college sweetheart and current girlfriend, whose career as a reporter often leads to conflict with him. Voiced by Paget Brewster.
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Victor "Animal" Palotti New York's Channel 8 News cameraman and Audrey's working partner. Voiced by Joe Pantoliano.
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Philippe Roache 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 latter saved lives. Voiced by Keith Szarabajka.
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Mayor Ebert
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Dr. Felix Hoenikker
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General Albondiga
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Cameron Winter A former classmate of Nick in college. He is a technological mogul whose desire is to control Godzilla for the fulfillment of his ulterior motives. Voiced by David Newsom.
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Dale, Bill and Hank Game hunters that came to New York to hunt for Godzilla. They serve as villains in the series. Dale is the leader of the group; Bill is the middle man; and Hank is the idiot of the trio. They are a parody of the characters from King of the Hill. Dale is voiced by Ronny Cox, Bill is voiced by Tom Kenny, Hank is voiced by Bob Joles.
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Sidney Walker
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Lawrence Cohen
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Chad Gordon
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Dr. Yukiko Ifukube
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Dr. Hoffman
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Dr. Sopler
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Jack Chapman
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Peg Chapman
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Kate Chapman
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Bradley
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Meg
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Paul Dimanche
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Georges
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Tobias Wilson
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Colonel Charles Tarrington
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Alexandra Springer
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Dr. Jonathan Insley
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KD Palotti
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Dr. Candace Kirk
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Milo Sanders
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Maximillian Spiel
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MonstersEdit

Name Description Appearances Other names Notes/Picture
Angilas Cancelled character.
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Armillaria A mutant fungus that could suck the amino acids from any living organism.
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Baby Nessie
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Baby Quetzalcoatl
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Bacillus A giant, mutant germ.
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Biollante Cancelled character.
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Bird of Prey Cancelled character.
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Chameleon Created by Cameron Winter from a combination of Godzilla's D.N.A. and a chameleon's D.N.A. Like a real chameleon, it can change its color to blend with the surroundings.
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Crackler An electrokinetic creature created when an insomniac underwent a new sleep treatment.
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Crustaceous Rex ight:22px;">A mutant crustacean which feeds on tar. It also appeared later in the monster wars trilogy and S.C.A.L.E. Currently on Monster Island. Inspired by Ebirah.
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Cyber-Flies Created by Cameron Winter to implant his control device on Godzilla, only to be destroyed.
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Cyber-Godzilla A cyborg created from the body of the first Godzilla. Evidently inspired by Mechagodzilla. The creature appears in two of of the Monster Wars episodes. The First Godzilla, Godzilla, Cyber-Zilla
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Cryptocleidus Plesiosaurs mutated by the Leviathan Aliens from its namesake species. One later appeared in the Monster wars trilogy.
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Deep-Dweller A mutant frogfish who lived in total darkness.
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Desert Lizard A mutant lizard located in Area 51.
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Desert Rat A mutant rodent located in Area 51.
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D.N.A. Mimic A shapeshifting creature capable of turning into a facsimile of anything it touched, including humans. Inspired by the short story Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell.
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D.R.A.G.M.A. (Democratic Resurgence Against a Global Mechanized Armageddon) - Genetically engineered creatures created to replace technology. In the future they were indestructible, but the youngborns in the past were easily defeated by Godzilla.
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El Gusano An earthworm that fed off of a rare poisonous plant; as a result, it mutated and grew to an enormous size. It is pyrophobic, which means that every time Godzilla spat a cone of fire at it, it shrunk. It appeared later in the monster wars trilogy.
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Female Godzilla A scrapped female version of Godzilla. She was replaced by Komodithrax. Cancelled character. Komodithrax
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Fire Monster A creature which had the power to surround itself with flames.
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Flying Gigan A strange, flying creature that appears in the main titles. Named after the alien cyborg Gigan from </span>Godzilla vs. Gigan. Cancelled character.
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Gabara Cancelled character.
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Giant Armadillo An armadillo mutation located in Area 51.
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Giant Bat A giant bat that has the ability to emit powerful sonic waves from its mouth. It later appeared in S.C.A.L.E. Currently on Monster Island.
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Giant Centipede
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Giant Gila Monster Another mutant creature owned by a traveling mutant circus.
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Giant Lobsters
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Giant Mutant Bees Giant mutated bees which lived on an island.
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Giant Mutant Hummingbirds Giant hummingbirds that attacked San Francisco, California, whose food supply was polluted by chlorofluorocarbons, enabling their immense size.
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Giant Mutant Termites Giant mutated termites consuming the Amazon Rainforest.
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Giant Mutant Vampire Bat
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Giant Mutant Widow Spider A black widow spider mutation of immense size, whose multitudinous offspring attacked military bases. It is possible that the Giant Mutant Widow Spider and it's young was taken to Monster Island since it was just paralyzed not killed. At one point, Elsie nicknames the creature "Mommy Longlegs". Inspired by Kumonga.
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Giant Rats Giant rats that appeared in New York, leading a group of several smaller rats. It later appeared in the Monster wars trilogy.
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Giant Sea Anemone A giant sea monster mentioned briefly in the episode The Ballard of Gens du Marais.
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Giant Squids Giant squids of indeterminate origin, although it is believed they may have the same origin as Crustaceous Rex and the first Godzilla.
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Giant Turtle A mutant turtle that was killed by Komodithrax. It had a mace-like tail similar to those of glyptodonts. Inspired by Kamoebas and Gamera.
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Giant Water Beetle A mutant water beetle that sprays ammonium nitrate from its nostrils.
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Godzilla The first Godzilla and the father to Godzilla Junior who is seen briefly in the beginning of the pilot episode and which is mentioned by HEAT and the military from time to time. Godzilla 1998, The First Godzilla, Cyber-Godzilla
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Godzilla 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. As a result, Godzilla is very protective of him, and Nick has the ability to control him to a certain extent, which allows the humans to use him as a weapon against other mutated monsters. He also has the power to sense when Nick is in trouble. Unlike his biological father, he is incapable of asexual reproduction, yet capable of breathing radioactive fire and relentless in any fight, much like the Godzilla from the original franchise. Godzilla Junior, Zilla Junior
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Gus the Spider Cancelled character.
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Ice Borers Mole-like predators discovered in Antarctica whose high body heat allowed them to burrow through ice by melting it.
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Juvenile Godzilla
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King Cobra A gigantic mutant cobra that was found in Japan. Instead of venom, it secretes a gluey substance to trap its prey. the It later appeared in the Monster wars trilogy and S.C.A.L.E. Currently on Monster Island.
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Komodithrax A mutant komodo dragon that fell in love with Godzilla. It can breathe blue fire. Female Godzilla
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Lizard Slayers Anti-Godzilla weapons created by Cameron Winter.
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Lizard Slayer 1 Anti-Godzilla weapons created by Cameron Winter.
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Lizard Slayer 2 Anti-Godzilla weapons created by Cameron Winter.
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Lizard Slayer 3 Anti-Godzilla weapons created by Cameron Winter.
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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. Nessie, Loch Ness, Monster of Loch Ness, Loch Ness odjuret
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Manda the Worm Cancelled character.
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Medusa A mutant anemone owned by a traveling mutant circus. It can turn itself into a liquid form and drain water sources and living creatures.
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Megalon Cancelled character.
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Megapede/Cicada A giant centipede/cicada hybrid that was destroying farms in Chicago, Illinois.
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Moguera Cancelled character. Mogera
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Mutant Carnivorous Plants Giant dangerous plants that lives on an island.
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Mutant Jellyfish A bug-like mutation that has acidic saliva.
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Mutant Manta Ray A mutated manta ray that can fly and breathe supercooled air.
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Nanotech Creature An amorphous colony of nanobots designed to dissolve petroleum and other non-biodegradable forms of waste.
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Nightmare Scorpion
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Norzzug, the Living Statue A sphinx-like monster from Saudi Arabia, awakened after many years by archaeologists who were cleaning it with a rust-removing agent.
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Queen Bee The queen of a giant bee colony discovered on an island whose unnaturally large and healthy flora fed off the radioactive ashes of a local volcano. She later appeared in the Monster wars trilogy.
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Quetzalcoatl A legendary dinosaur/bird evolutionary hybrid that lived in a volcano in Mexico. Inspired by the film Q: The Winged Serpent.
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Reptilians Guard dogs created from the D.N.A. of dinosaurs by the Leviathon Aliens.
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Rhinosaurus A mutant rhino genetically engineered by Cameron Winter's company.
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Robo-Yeti Created by a Japanese scientist as a counter to the mutation epidemic. Inspired by the film King Kong Escapes.
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Scorpio A giant scorpion owned by the traveling mutant circus.
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Second Wave
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Shrewster A mutated shrew that was fused to a twister. It later appeared in Cash of the Titans. Possibly on Monster Island.
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Silver Hydra A cnidarian-like creature which stalked an abandoned mining field. It can spray a liquid that would slowly encase its victims in silver.
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Skeetera A mutated mosquito that could absorb the powers from other creatures by drinking their blood. Currently on Monster Island.
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Swamp Beast A monster able to throw mud at an opponent, trapping it.
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Tachyons An ancient race of psychically powerful extraterrestrials. One of their spaceships, called the Leviathan, crashed on Earth during the early Cretaceous Period and remained hidden until the Cenozoic Era. Leviathan-aliens
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Techno-Sentient A mysterious object from outer space that landed on Earth, able to fuse itself with any mechanical device it met.
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Termite Queen The ruler of a mutant termite colony found to be consuming the Amazon Rainforest.
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Third Wave
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Thorny Devil A mutated thorny devil located in Area 51. It can shoot poisonous spines.
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Ts-eh-Go A mutant scorpion created by the U.S. military, code-named the First Wave.
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EpisodesEdit

Season 1Edit

# Title Air Date Summary
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 find it again, has grown to a massive (but thankfully harmless) sub-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 deep dwelling squids and a hideously mutated crustacean - Crustaceous Rex - is responsible and Godzilla (who has survived the attack) arrives to fight the beast off. Nick must now battle to help Major Hicks destroy C-Rex, and then convince him 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 deal with El Gusano - a mutated 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 strengthed by the attack. Mendel must synthesise an antidote for the poisoned Godzilla, then find a way to destroy El Gusano 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 it before the colony devours Manhattan.
5 The Winter of Our Discontent 10/10/98 The team encounter Cameron Winter: a powerful technology mogul, and an old rival of Nick's from college. He wants the team 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 mutated giant rats roaming the sewers of New York, but a trio of redneck hunters 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 isn't behaving like the mutations H.E.A.T. have fought before, and what is its connection to mild-mannered insomniac, Sidney Walker?
8 Leviathan 11/14/98 The team are called to help a rescue mission for xenobiologist Alexander Preloran, who disappeared while on a mission to explore the Leviathan: an alien spacecraft buried at the bottom of the Pacific for 65 million years. But once they go down, the team discover the ship's Alien crew are very much alive... and they have their own 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, the team must find a way to escape the island alive.
10 Bird of Paradise 12/5/98 Villages in Mexico are being attacked by a strange winged creature. When ornithologist and Elsie's old fiance, Lawrence Cohen calls H.E.A.T. for help. They quickly discover the beast is Quetzlcoatl - 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 Quetzlcoatl takes Elsie to feed its starving young.
11 DeadLoch 2/6/99 H.E.A.T. heads for Scotland after Dr. Hugh Trevor 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 the H.E.A.T. team up for good, major problems arise: a giant bat is terrorising the countryside of Nigeria, the U.S. military have dredged the Leviathan from the bottom of the Pacific, and worst of all, the Aliens are back, with an army of monsters under their control and plans to conquer the 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 monster army - which includes a brainwashed Godzilla - will be used to attack major cities across the world in preparation for the Alien invasion of Earth. At its head marches the Aliens' ultimate weapon: the first Godzilla, resurrected as a powerful cyborg.
14 Monster Wars - Part 3 2/27/99 As the Aliens and their monster allies attack Earth, H.E.A.T. escapes captivity and battles to defeat the Alien onslaught and free the monsters from their control to help humanity fight back and save the planet from Alien 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, when the real threat is revealed to be an ophidiaphobic's nightmare, it leads to a climactic showdown in Tokyo between Godzilla and the giant mutated serpent.
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 mutated moles - 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 Rainforest, they discover a mutated termite colony is devouring the forest at an alarming rate. H.E.A.T. must find a way to destroy the voracious bugs before they devour the entire rainforest.
18 Web Site 5/1/99 When 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 the explosive growth in population is due to a massive mutated female black widow spider laying millions of eggs, and they must find a way to destroy the infant spiders and help Godzilla take care of the female.
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. But can they stop Winter before Phillipe destroys Godzilla?
20 Trust No One 7/31/99 Acting on confidential information from Phillipe, H.E.A.T. investigate an abandoned lab in the Amazon jungle, 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. As the team are put on edge as the creature leaves them 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. When 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 it before it takes control of an arsenal of nuclear missiles.

Season 2Edit

# Title Air Date Summary
1 Future Shock 9/18/99 While pursuing a mutated jellyfish, a mysterious storm propels the H.E.A.T. team into the year 2022. There, they discover a post-apocalyptic future where Godzilla is dead, humanity is all but extinct, and the world ruled by terrifying monsters 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. 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 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 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 see 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.
3 S.C.A.L.E. 10/2/99 Told in a documentary style, the H.E.A.T team are called to Miami to deal with Skeetera, a giant mutated mosquito, when they come under attack from S.C.A.L.E. (Servants of Creatures Arriving Late to Earth), an eco-terrorist group who believe mutations are the next stage of evolution. After narrowly capturing the rampaging insect, H.E.A.T transport Skeetera to Monster Island so the creature can be studied by the U.S. military. But unknown to them, they have unwanted guests: Animal and Audrey have stowed away onboard 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 unleash the monsters held there on the world, the only hope lies in the combined forces of H.E.A.T, Major Hicks and his troops, Audrey and Animal.
4 Protector 10/9/99 Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia 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 master Tobias Wilson brings his 'Mutant Mania' circus to Manhattan, things go badly wrong when a mutated sea anemone, called Medusa, escapes its tank and goes on the rampage. When the team discover the creature is sucking water out of its victims, as it needs the electrolytes found in water to survive, the race is on to stop Medusa before it drinks 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 mutated turtle, but they are saved, not by Godzilla, but by another mutated lizard: Komodithrax, a mutated Komodo Dragon. When Godzilla heads for Alaska to find Nick and H.E.A.T. follow, they make a shocking discovery: Godzilla and Komodithrax are in love, and Godzilla has become surrogate father to an egg laid by Komodithrax. But with the menacing turtle nearby, and the U.S. military ordered to destroy all monsters in the area, can Nick and the team protect the two gargantuan, star-crossed reptilian lovers?
7 What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been 1/15/00 While fighting a giant mutant germ named Bacillus, Godzilla is infected by the bacteria and left fighting for his life. While Elsie, Randy and Mendel create an antibiotic to weaken the bacteria, 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 leave the wedding to help H.E.A.T capture a mutated manta ray. Elsie is now determined not only to catch the creature, but to prove to her parents she is not the screw-up they think she is.
9 Metamorphosis 1/29/00 Shortly after receiving an anonymous check for 5 million dollars, the team are called to Illinois, where a gigantic mutated caterpiller, 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 the creature has metamorphed into a gigantic 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 for 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 lizard- breaks out of its cage, the team 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 attacked by a twister. When 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 the Shrewster, and now the race is on to defeat the Shrewster before its ravenous metabolism drives it to eat all of New York.
12 Shafted 2/19/00 On their way to an expo in attempts to win a research patent, the team meets a lost young girl named Meg who asks the team to rescue her two brothers Steven and Kevin 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 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 are transformed by it into lifeless silver statues.
13 Where Is Thy Sting? 2/26/00 While tracking Godzilla to Fort Armstrong, New Mexico the team discover a gigantic mutated scorpion, called Ts-eh-go by the locals, is on the rampage. But when they try to contain the monster, they come under fire from U.S. military under the command of Colonel William Tarrington, 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 'Second Wave'- as bioweapons, H.E.A.T and Hicks must convince Tarrington to stop when the scorpions get out of control.
14 Lizard Season 3/11/00 Cameron Winter springs the redneck Hunters from "Cat And Mouse" from jail and uses them to pilot the 'Lizard Slayers': three extremely well armed battle robots with one mission: to destroy Godzilla. When Cameron takes control of H.E.A.T.'s computer systems to stop them intervening, Nick and the others must get rid of Cameron, then find a way to save Godzilla from the attackers.
15 Underground Movement 4/1/00 The team is split up due to a law suit by the state of Miami (over damages caused by a giant mutated vampire bat). While Nick, Monique, and Elsie deal with the lawsuit, Randy and Mendel decide to deal with a mutant (without Nick's permission) in Michigan. The mutant Armillaria, a mutant fungus with the ability to suck the amino acids out of any living thing, swiftly proves too much for the duo, who are quickly trapped in the wilderness with nothing but the clothse on their backs and their wits. Once the others hear of their antics, the race is on to rescue the duo and defeat the mutation before it sucks Godzilla dry.
16 Ring of Fire 4/22/00 While preventing a strange creature made of living flame, called the Fire Monster, from destroying an oil platform in New Mexico, 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 sneaks it back to headquarters for study, but things go badly wrong when the Fire Monster regains consciousness and starts burning down everything in its path.
17 Vision unaired The team are called to San Francisco, where a group of giant mutated hummingbirds are attacking aircraft. The creatures move too fast for the naked eye to see them, making them impossible for Godzilla to fight. Now Mendel must rig up a special set of goggles that will allow Godzilla to see the birds, giving him a chance to fight back.
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, who wants to mine oil in the bayou. But can they prove it before the Swamp Beast destroys New Orleans?
19 Tourist Trap unaired When the 'Deep-Dweller', a huge mutated frog fish 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, while dealing with the interference of the sleazy and obnoxious tour promoter, Milo Sanders, who hopes to make money by getting good footage of Godzilla.

The Monster Wars TrilogyEdit

 Main article: The Monster Wars Trilogy

The Monster Wars Trilogy was a compilation of three GTS episodes and this trilogy was later released on DVD and Game Boy Color.

# Title Air Date Summary
12 Monster Wars - Part 1 2/13/99 As tension threatens to break the H.E.A.T. team up for good, major problems arise: a giant bat is terrorising the countryside of Nigeria, the U.S. military have dredged the Leviathan from the bottom of the Pacific, and worst of all, the Aliens are back, with an army of monsters under their control and plans to conquer the 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 monster army - which includes a brainwashed Godzilla - will be used to attack major cities across the world in preparation for the Alien invasion of Earth. At its head marches the Aliens' ultimate weapon: the first Godzilla, resurrected as a powerful cyborg.
14 Monster Wars - Part 3 2/27/99 As the Aliens and their monster allies attack Earth, H.E.A.T. escapes captivity and battles to defeat the Alien onslaught and free the monsters from their control to help humanity fight back and save the planet from Alien conquest.
GODZILLA® THE SERIES (1998-2000) - Monster Wars DVD Commercial00:47

GODZILLA® THE SERIES (1998-2000) - Monster Wars DVD Commercial

Production/DevelopmentEdit

PromotionEdit

In 1998, promotion for the animated series arose, and FOX Kids released a TV-commercial promoting the animated series.
GODZILLA® The Series - 1998 FOX Kids Commercial00:31

GODZILLA® The Series - 1998 FOX Kids Commercial

The FOX Kids TV-commercial.

GODZILLA® THE SERIES (1998-2000) FOX Kids '98 Commercial00:31

GODZILLA® THE SERIES (1998-2000) FOX Kids '98 Commercial

Scheduling problemsEdit

Despite the mostly negative response to the film, the animated series still did well during Fox Kids' Saturday morning line-up and was praised by those who condemned the film. Ultimately, the series was overshadowed by the late 1990s Pokémon/Digimon war between Kids WB and Fox Kids during the 1999-2000 season. The result was Godzilla: The Series being 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 three episodes that were never broadcast.

Home video and DVDEdit

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released two separate episode collections on VHS; Trouble Hatches, composed of the two-part pilot, and Monster Wars featuring the three-part story arc of the same name.[1] Columbia TriStar Home Video has also released nine episodes on DVD, spread out onto three separate volumes: "The Monster Wars Trilogy", consisting of the same three episodes previously released on the VHS of the same name, Monster Mayhem, which included What Dreams May Come, Bird of Paradise, and Deadloch, the third volume was entitled Mutant Madness, which contained S.C.A.L.E. (Fist Of Godzilla), The Twister and Where Is Thy Sting?.

Also the special edition DVD of the film titled Godzilla: Monster Edition also contains three episodes of the TV series What Dreams May Come, Monster Wars Part 1 and Where Is Thy Sting?.[2]

As of October 2010, the entire series is available on the Netflix Instant Streaming service.[3]Subscribers of Netflix can now also watch all forty episodes of the series. Netflix has also made available the two episodes The Ballad of Gens Du Marais and Tourist Trap, which were not broadcast on US television.[4]

SyndicationEdit

As of July 2008, Minisodes of The Series can be streamed on Sony owned Crackle. In addition, Kabillion syndicates the series on Comcast's On Demand service as well as online.

Discovery ZoneEdit

GODZILLA® THE SERIES (1998-2000) - DZ Discovery Zone Commercial00:16

GODZILLA® THE SERIES (1998-2000) - DZ Discovery Zone Commercial

MerchandiseEdit

Carl's Jr.Edit

Product Release Notes Picture
Godzilla: The Series - Carl's Jr. Figures (unknown)
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Cancelled animated series toylineEdit

A line of Godzilla: The Series toys were planned by Trendmasters in 1998 but which were cancelled due to the bad sales on the first toyline for the film.

Product Release Notes Picture
Godzilla: The Series - Ultimate Animated Godzilla Cancelled
TRENDMASTERS Unreleased Ultimate Animated Godzilla the Series Prototype
Godzilla: The Series - Deluxe Godzilla (Mega Monster with Sound) Cancelled
Megag01
Godzilla: The Series - Godzilla Thunder Sonic Figure Cancelled
Thunder01
Godzilla: The Series - Cyber Godzilla (Mega monster with sound) Cancelled
Tmcyber03
Godzilla: The Series - Quetzalcoatl Cancelled
Quetz02
Godzilla: The Series - Robo Yeti Cancelled
Tyeti01
Godzilla: The Series - Green C-Rex Cancelled
Crex01
Godzilla: The Series - Dark Green C-Rex Cancelled
TRENDMASTERS Unreleased Animated Godzilla the Series DARK GREEN C-Rex Prototype
Godzilla: The Series - Red C-Rex Cancelled
Trendmasters Animated Godzilla The Series Unreleased Collection of Figures and Prototypes and Collectibles9..
Godzilla: The Series - F/A-18 Hornet Strike Jet Cancelled
Tvehicles01
Godzilla: The Series - Apache Capture Copter Cancelled
Tvehicles01
Godzilla: The Series - Nick With Accessories Cancelled
Tnick01
Godzilla: The Series - Randy With Accessories Cancelled
Trandy01
Godzilla: The Series - N.I.G.E.L. Cancelled
Nigel godzilla the series
Godzilla: The Series - Variant N.I.G.E.L. Cancelled
Tnigel02
Godzilla: The Series - Style Guide Cancelled
TRENDMASTERS 'Used' but Unreleased Animated Godzilla the Series (& Godzilla 1998 Movie) Style Guide

Comic book adaptationEdit

The show was adapted into a comic in 1998 in the Fox Kids Magazine - Godzilla: The Series.

Video game adaptationsEdit

The show was made into two Game Boy Color video games, Godzilla: The Series (video game) released in 1999 and Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars released in 2000.

TriviaEdit

  • The 3-part mini-series, Monster Wars. was a direct homage to the Godzilla film, Destroy All Monsters.[7]
  • The episode DeadLoch marked the final role for 'Roddy Mcdowall' who died a few weeks after completing the episode.[8]
  • Despite being popular among young boys, the show couldn't complete its second season run due to the infamous Digi/Poke (Digimon vs. Pokemon) War where both Fox and Warner Bros. were licensing various collection/game type animes, such as Digimon, YugiOh, and others. This show got lost in the scrimmage.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2006/03/28/godzilla-the-series/
  2. http://dvdmg.com/godzillamonsteredition.shtml
  3. http://monsterkidclassichorrorforum.yuku.com/topic/33840/Godzilla-The-Series-All-40-Eps-on-Netflix-Stream
  4. http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2010/11/02/godzilla-the-series-on-netflix-streaming/
  5. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177443/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
  6. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177443/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
  7. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177443/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
  8. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177443/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
  9. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177443/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Godzilla (franchise)
Films

Godzilla (1954) • Godzilla Raids Again (1955) • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) • Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) • Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966) • Son of Godzilla (1967) • Destroy All Monsters (1968) • All Monsters Attack (1969) • Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) • Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) • Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) • The Return of Godzilla (1984) • Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) • Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) • Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) • Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) • Godzilla (1998) • Godzilla 2000 (1999) • Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) • Godzilla (2014) • Godzilla 2 (2018) • Godzilla 3 (TBA)

Cancelled films

Godzilla, King of the Monsters 3D (1983-1984) • Godzilla (1994-1996) • Godzilla 2 (1998-2003) • Godzilla 3 (1998-2003) • Godzilla 3D to the Max (2007-2012)

Related films

Rodan (1956) • The Mysterians (1957) • Varan the Unbelievable (1958) • Battle in Outer Space (1959) • Mothra (1961) • Gorath (1962) • Atragon (1963) • Dogora (1964) • Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) • The War of the Gargantuas (1966) • King Kong Escapes (1967) • Latitude Zero (1969) • Space Amoeba (1970) • The War in Space (1977) • Gunhed (1989) • Rebirth of Mothra (1996) • Rebirth of Mothra II (1997) • Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)

Television

Zone Fighter (1973) • Ike! Godman (1972–1973) • Ike! Greenman (1973–1974) • Godzilla (1978–1981) • Godzilla Island (1997–1998) • Godzilla: The Series (1998–2000)

Video games

Godzilla: OnlineG-Patrol VR Combat SimulatorGodzilla (handheld LCD game)Godzilla: Virtual ShakinGodzilla (pinball game)Godzilla: The Series (video game)Godzilla: The Series - Monster WarsGodzilla: Trading BattleGodzilla GenerationsGodzilla: UnleashedColossal Kaiju Combat

Soundtracks

Godzilla: The AlbumPuff Daddy: Come With MeJamiroquai: Deeper UndergroundGodzilla: The ScoreGodzilla: Complete Original Score From The Motion PictureGodzilla: The Ultimate Edition50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection - Vol. 6Godzilla: Original Motion Picture Score

Comics

Fox Kids Magazine - Godzilla: The SeriesGodzilla: Rulers of Earth (issue 1)Godzilla: Rulers of Earth (issue 2)Godzilla: Rulers of Earth (issue 8)

Books

Godzilla (novelization)Godzilla: Junior Digest NovelizationGodzilla: A StorybookGodzilla: Attack of the Baby GodzillasGodzilla: A NovelizationGodzilla: The Official AnnualGodzilla: The Movie ScrapbookGodzilla (book 1)Godzilla (book 2)Godzilla: Monster Coloring Fun!Godzilla: Monster Coloring, Mazes, and Games!

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