Flaming meteorites begin raining down on heavily populated cities on Earth, wrecking havoc, death and destruction. Chief Anderson analyzes samples of the meteorites and discovers that they originated on Callisto, a moon of Jupiter. The Phoenix is launched toward the moon, where it is discovered that Zoltar and Commander Typhon of the planet Scorpius control a huge, scorpion-like vehicle which mines moon rocks and then fires them at Earth. G-Force must destroy the mecha before it destroys Earth.
Voice Cast: Casey Kasem (Mark), Ronnie Schell (Jason), Janet Waldo (Princess / Susan), Alan Young (7-Zark-7 / Keyop), Alan Dinehart Jr. (Tiny / Chief Anderson), Keye Luke (Zoltar / The Luminous One)
Note: The scenes of panicked Earth citizens fleeing (and dying) from the original Gatchaman episode are excised completely; 7-Zark-7 says he has sent an evacuation order to prevent deaths on the ground. (Handy, that.) Also removed is Jason destroying the mecha’s control room with a hail of machine gun fire. For the corresponding episode of Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman, click here.
LogBook entry by Earl Green