Zoltar gets a taste of Brain Warp

A fake peacock attacks

The Brain Warp batters the Phoenix

Zoltar manages to get away yet again



Panic of the Peacock

Written by: Peter Germano
Alternate Title: None known
Production Number: 80
Airing Number: 9
Script Completion Date: 7/3/78
Episode Completion Date: 9/14/78
Preview / Trailer: Trailer
Credit Version: A
Title Card Version: A
Official episode synopsis

..The Spirit gives Zoltar a new weapon so he can draw out G-Force to destroy them..

..To find out why Spectra has targeted India.

Due to his constant failure, The Spirit threatens to replace Zoltar with a younger and more zealous leader. Zoltar blames G-Force for his poor success and wishes for a superior weapon to destroy them. The Spirit suddenly gives him a taste of a powerful new Brain Warp weapon. The Spirit instructs him to test it in some far corner of the Earth, sure that G-Force will respond and Zoltar will be able to destroy them.

In Center Neptune, 7-Zark-7 issues a red alert after noticing an alien craft enter Earth's Galaxy and heading towards India, near the Taj Mahal. He's curious about that since there is nothing of value in the area.

Shortly after, Spectra employs its mind control device on the Indian public via a flock of fake peacocks. They then use the altered people to storm and partially destroy the Governor's mansion in the city of Agra. G-Force is ordered to see what caused the people to act like a mob.

When they arrive, Keyop and Mark come across peacocks in a town square and are quickly fired upon with the Brain Warp device. Mark is hit, but he manages to push Keyop out of harms way. A giant fountain in the town square breaks apart revealing a massive peacock monster machine hidden underneath! Mark tries to escape the monster by jumping into a nearby cement truck and speeding away. The peacock machine follows, forcing him off the road and knocking him unconscious. It collects him and the truck and disappears.

Zoltar, who is on board the peacock monster, contacts G-Force, taunting them that their commander is still alive... barely. He then proceeds to use a wrecking ball to flatten the cement truck while G-Force watches helplessly on a monitor. Unknown to Zoltar, Mark falls through a hole in the bottom of the truck and is able to escape and hide.

7-Zark-7 locates the peacock ship again in the Balkan area of Europe and G-Force heads out. Zoltar unleashes the full power of the Brain Warp device on them, which cracks the hull of the Phoenix and the team is forced to pull back. Zoltar is ready to fire the shot that will destroy the Phoenix when all of a sudden he hears whistling. Zoltar rushes to the ship's hull to find Mark, who is still very much alive! Zoltar tries to hit Mark with the wrecking ball again, but only manages to punch a hole through the hull of his own ship.

Mark drops out through the hole and grabs onto the peacock machine's leg. While holding onto it he calls the Phoenix on his wrist communicator, ordering G-Force to fire a timer-delayed missile at the peacock. They obey and the missile imbeds itself in the peacock but does not explode right away.

Zoltar takes the opportunity to escape in a small ship as the Spectran peacock monster is going down. Mark manages to land safely on the desert floor along with the peacock monster and he runs from it as the G-Force missile detonates. The peacock monster is destroyed. G-Force lands and they find Mark waiting for them. After the mission, 7-Zark-7 says the team will get a full twenty-four hours of rest and relaxation.



Name: Flying Peacock
Type: Giant Mechanical Monster
Body Shape: Peacock
Origin: Planet Spectra
Sighting: Planet Earth

Weapons: Brain Warp device, Proton Laser
Flight Capable: Yes
Crew: Yes
Status: Destroyed

After first using smaller robot peacocks to spread the Brain Warp to the populace in India, Spectra revealed their giant Flying Peacock machine. In addition to a much more powerful version of the Brain Warp device, it was also equipped with a Proton Laser and powerful talons. It had a cargo dock with construction equipment inside as well as an emergency escape ship that Zoltar used once the ship was struck with a missile from the Phoenix. The Flying Peacock was destroyed by the missile, which was set to detonate on a timer.

7-Zark-7 claims to have not met any of G-Force in person yet. Perhaps the parade indicated in The Thing With 1,000 Eyes 15 where he was to have met them did not occur

7-Zark-7 is still awaiting the recycling and upgrading he's been promised since Peril of the Preying Mantis 75.

7-Zark-7 has asked for a Ready Room where he will be able to take five-second oil breaks

7-Zark-7 thinks of G-Force as his family

Asia and Europe still exist as continents and India still exists as a country



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