..To obtain and decode the formula for turning Solodium into energy..
|..To determine the cause of s series of ship sinkings off the coast of Portugal.
While a father
and his two sons named Poco and Peru are fishing off the coast
of Portugal, a series of bizarre events take place. One of the
sons catches a very unusual squid and then a strange fog descends
over them. While surrounded by the fog, they notice a lighthouse
on shore that has moved from one location to another. The
father and his sons watch in horror as a ship is then attacked
and sunk by a school of squid and finally one massive mechanical one.
A red alert is
sounded at Center Neptune and G-Force is called in. The ship that
was attacked was carrying a top formula for the process of converting the mineral Solodium into energy,
and there is suspicion that it might have fallen into the
hands of Spectra. G-Force travels to Portugal and the small fishing
village where the Father and his sons live. They are told about
the mysterious occurrences with the lighthouse and discover the squid that the boy
caught is mechanical.
The young boys
desperately want to join the G-Force and so they take Mark and
the others to a secret tunnel that leads to the mysterious lighthouse.
Inside the tunnel, they uncover a secret Spectra base. The commander
of the base is just about to leave in a rocket to take the Solodium
formula back to Zoltar. In an effort to help G-Force, Poco and
Peru jump on board the rocket. But their efforts only makes things
worse for G-Force because now they can't attack the rocket for
fear of hurting the two boys.
Instead of attacking,
G-Force board the Phoenix and follow the rocket to its rendezvous
with Zoltar. But the Phoenix is captured underwater by a Magno-Electric Kelp trap,but they are able to break free and escape attack from a school of electronic squid, which then hit and destroy the Giant Squid robot. G-Force invade the Spectra base, intercept the formula and save
Poco and Peru. Zoltar runs from G-Force, taunting them on his way to an escape ship. He and G-Force are able to get out of the Spectra base just before it self-destructs.
Name: Giant Squid
Type: Giant Mechanical Monster
Body Shape: Squid (Lobster)
Origin: Planet Spectra
Sighting: Planet Earth
Weapons: Brute strength
Flight Capable: Unknown
|Spectra used the Giant Squid robot, in conjunction with a mobile lighthouse base and schools of smaller electronic squid, to confuse crews on oceangoing vessels in the Atlantic Ocean. The Giant Squid would grab onto ship to attack and sink them. The monster was stored in a secret underground Spectra base on Earth. The Giant Squid was destroyed when it was mistakenly hit by the school of electronic squid that were fired to destroy the Phoenix.
Portugal still exists as a country
does not take on new members
Spectra closely resembles Earth
Note: Two versions
of this episode are known to exist. The alternate version seems
to have been used as a pilot. It can be identified by different
dialogue cues from the broadcast version and the total lack
of Hoyt Curtin music. At this point, the producers were likely
experimenting with using only Bob Sakuma's score for the series.
The later broadcast version of this episode included a mix of
Bob Sakuma's and Hoyt Curtin's music.
*Home video releases do not have the trailer, although it was slated for inclusion in the script.
**The alternate version of this episode also appeared as a bonus item on an Australian DVD box set in 2004 with the pilot version credits.