Official Episode Synopses
Synopsis from program buyer packet
EPISODE #36 – SIEGE OF THE SQUIDS
While a father and his two sons 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. In the fog, a lighthouse on shore begins to move from place to place. The father and his sons watch in horror as a ship is attacked and sunk by a school of these gigantic squid.
A red alert is sounded at Center Neptune and the G-Force is called in. The ship that was lost at sea was carrying the formula for a new chemical, Solodium, and there is some suspicion that it might have fallen into the hands of Spectra. Our heroes travel to Portugal and the small fishing village where the father and his sons live. They are told about the mysterious occurrences and examine the boy’s squid, which turns out to be a mechanical fish. The young boys, Poco and Peru, desperately want to join the G-Force and so they take Mark and the others to a secret tunnel that leads to the lighthouse.
Inside the tunnel, they uncover a secret Spectra base. The commander of the base is about to leave in his rocket carrying the Solodium formula back to Zoltar. The boys jump on board the rocket, but their heroic effort only makes things worse for the G-Force. Now they can’t attack the spaceship for fear of hurting the two kids. The Phoenix follows the rocket to its rendezvous with Zoltar. Our heroes arrive on the scene intercepting the formula and saving Poco and Peru. Zoltar puts up a fight but finally escapes in his own rocket just as his base self-destructs.
Synopsis for episode promotion
#36 – SIEGE OF THE SQUIDS
Two young boys and their father on a fishing boat witness the destruction of a U.S. Survey ship by an attack of hundreds of mechanical squid. The two boys become junior members of the G-Force team and through their knowledge G-Force is led to the Spectra hideout in a lonely light-house. The two boys are captured by Zoltar and rescued moments before the Giant Squid alien space craft blows up. Starring Alan Young as 7-Zark-7 and Keye Luke as Zoltar.
Synopsis from UK Longman videotape release
Siege of the Squids
Two young boys and their father on a fishing boat witness the destruction of a U.S. Survey ship by an attack of hundreds of mechanical squid. The two boys become junior members of the G-Force team but are captured by Zoltar. Can F-Force rescue them from the Giant Squid?
Synopsis from US Rhino DVD release
Siege Of The Squids
G-Force visit a small fishing village off the coast of Portugal to investigate the disappearance of a Federation survey ship. Some of the locals report recent strange events.
Synopsis from Australian Madman DVD release
SIEGE OF THE SQUIDS
Two boys and their father on a fishing boat witness the destruction of a Federation survey ship by an attack of hundreds of mechanical squid. The ship had been extracting Solodium, and developing a new formula with it that Zoltar wanted. The two boys, Poco and Peru, become junior members of G-Force and through their knowledge the team is led to a new Spectra base within a strange lighthouse.
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