Giant Monster Takedown! is an adventure series with focus on humor first and action at a not too distant second. It is a show inspired by classic sci-fi monster movies. There will be stories involving giant monsters, robots, aliens, superheroes, a villainous dictator, an evil scientist, cavernous people, pop singers, and all sorts of crazy science fiction characters. The setting mainly takes place in New Town City, a futuristic utopian city built upon a former nuclear test site. Instead of taking place in the 50’s or today, it approximately takes place in the year 2200.
The Lin family, a very unusual family, is the main focus of the show. The family is composed of a mom, dad, daughter, son, a dog, and a robot dog. Bobby is an 11 year old boy and an assistant robotics engineer who likes to create. Amanda is a 6 year old girl and genetics engineer professor who doesn’t want to miss out on a “normal” childhood. Teresa is their mom, a former FBI agent who surveillances her family in determination to run a healthy household. Sam is their protective dad, the anxious mayor of New Town City, a defunct superhero, and all around nice guy. Fuppo is the family dog with superpowers. Fubo is a powerful dog robot created by Bobby.
With the family being so closely involved in their institutions, being caught up in a monster attack is inevitable. Each family member is able to respond to it in their own way. Often times, monsters will be encountered when traveling to different settings like the sea, a jungle, a cavernous underground, a nuclear wasteland, an island, etc… Whether the characters are engaging in leisure or work related activities, monsters can be found at any time or any place.
Even though the setting, characters, and events seem off the wall, the comedic tone should be natural and not forced. The characters’ performances should serve themselves and not the gag. Sight gags are very welcome as well as verbal. Many monsters battles will provide for some great sight gags through their absurd animalistic behavior. The giant robots make good sight gags through personality and high risk wrestling moves. If there is any room for drama, the show should not be adverse to it. It can take itself seriously. Executed well and it will provide for some compelling moments. Executed poorly and it will provide for some campy moments, which might not be a bad thing considering the show’s inspirations. So long as the viewers are entertained is all that counts.
I had submitted this to Cartoon Network in the mid 2000's and they turned it down because they had "too many monster shows".
Dr. Bobby Lin
Bobby is an eleven year old boy and assistant robotics engineer for a robotics firm. He pushed himself to get his PhD to satisfy his parents’ demands but chose robotics to satisfy his own creative interests. Technology and gadgets are his passion. The robotics firm he works for specializes in military projects. To prove himself, he does all the work and innovation for his supervisor but it’s always taken for granted. He receives even less attention and credit from the public because his work is classified and the process stays hidden. Still, making the next coolest thing is his obsession. Designing and testing robots that withstand battles against monsters is an exciting challenge. A big fan of action movies and sports (specifically wrestling), most of his giant robots’ combat strategies are programmed to show off. This means the robot will play around and make goofy moves rather than going straight for the knockdown win. Bobby has a cocky personality and likes to pull pranks. He has fun teasing the people he’s close to or people he wants to be close to but never in a hurtful way. This often leads to quarrels with Amanda, his little sister. An outgoing person, Bobby is a seeker of fun and excitement.
Dr. Amanda Lin
Amanda is a six year old girl and professor of a genetic engineering class. She’s book smart enough to lecture to adults but her sheltered life has left her immature, unwise, and naïve with anything outside academics. Like Bobby, Amanda’s parents, pushed her into getting her PhD and university job. Her love for nature and animals led her to choose her field. But she laments not having a “regular” childhood life. So (to her mother’s disapproval) she enrolled herself in an average elementary school, trying to have “regular” school experiences with kids of the same age. Because she’s so smart, she’s able to miss a lot of classes, shortcut academic challenges, and still get perfect grades. Elementary schoolwork is a breeze but she isn’t a smarty pants about it. Nobody there knows she’s a professor. In her mind she’ll be giddy at how easy everything is and wonder why others can’t understand or solve problems but she’ll never vocally express it. If anyone does know something she doesn’t or if she’s wrong, she will feel very embarrassed. Having the time for regular childhood experiences is a challenge. She enjoys calm recreational activities like playground games, picnics, recreational reading, etc… If those activities ever get interrupted, she can have quite a temper. She really wants to live a carefree life.
“Mom” Teresa Lin
A former FBI agent, mom tries to run a disciplined “normal” family household. Wife of the mayor, and mother of two kid prodigies, she tries to keep the house free of clutter and chaos. Everything under her house is her domain. She doesn’t acknowledge other people’s things as theirs. It’s hers and she’ll toss it if she feels led to. There are many house rules she imposes on the kids. She quit the FBI to start a family and lead a more “regular” life. Still having close connections with people at the FBI, they sometimes ask favors from each other. Teresa’s a mom that wants the whole family to sit down together during dinnertime or be back home on time for family bonding. She is very interested in knowing where the other members of her family are, what they are doing, when they are doing it, and who they interact with. As a result, she is not afraid to investigate, spy, and pry in on her family’s lives. Teresa is a person who listens for any neighborhood gossip and investigates the lead. If she’s really motivated, Teresa will personally confront and drag any of her family back to the house no matter where they are. Anytime she wants to intervene in another family member’s life she takes charge. She tracks everyone by putting bugs on them and at their workplace. At any time, she is able to listen in on what’s going on. Even though her kids have brilliant minds, she still treats them like her babies. She drives the kids to their workplaces every morning, packs lunchboxes for them, and holds their hands while crossing the street. She continues to nag and demand them to keep excelling in their work. These types of actions can often be a source of annoyance and embarrassment for the children. Teresa has the ability to pop up in the unlikeliest of places. Her everyday personality is an average friendly home making “soccer mom”.
“Dad” Sam Lin
Mr. Lin is the pleasant mayor of New Town City, husband to Teresa, father of Bobby and Amanda. He keeps wondering why monsters, aliens, and robots continue to invade and destroy his city. The constant danger causes him to spend a lot of money on innovative ways to defend the city. Always worried about the town’s image, he wants to develop changes to make New Town City a more attractive destination. In the event of a monster invasion or outside threat, he’ll go through exaggerated emotional outbursts. But after a while, he’s able to regain his composure, take charge, and make executive decisions. Despite being in charge of the city, it’s easy for him to feel powerless against all the monster attacks. In his 20’s he used to be the “Beetle Rider”, a Chinese superhero. But he retired early because he couldn’t compete with Japanese superheroes and was dead broke. Quitting was a decision that has haunted him for a long time. All his powers come from the Beetle Rider suit, something he keeps hidden so nobody except his family knows about it. The full body and head suit gives him the capability to achieve amazing feats. However, when he does transform he’s so out of shape, he becomes exhausted real fast. As the Beetle Rider he feels he has more freedom, having the power to take charge of a crisis that normally would frustrate him as a mayor bogged down by politics. Beetle Rider’s ride and technology are outdated. A slow wheeled motorcycle is his how he gets around during a time when wheeled vehicles are outdated. He drives an old giant robot named “Suppah Loboto” to fight monsters. Anytime he sees his kids fighting in a battle, Sam will feel tempted to change into the Beetle Rider and try to get them out. He doesn’t approve of his kids endangering themselves. Whenever he shows up as the Beetle Rider, it makes his kids feel very embarrassed. If things go right, however, he will enjoy basking in his sunlight. Sam’s out of shape and in his forties.
Fuppo: the Super Dog
Fuppo is the original family dog, a Labrador Retriever, made super powered by Amanda through a genetic experiment. Dim witted but headstrong, Fuppo follows his heart and instinct. He’s a total dog with regular doggie desires such as playing, having fun, eating, sleeping, chasing his tail, etc… He can sense danger before it happens and it makes him anxious. But as soon as something threatens his neighborhood, Fuppo is more than willing to face. Fuppo has powers such as super strength, lightning speed, enhanced smell, hearing, stamina, agility, invulnerability, flight, incredible bite power, and a destructive bark (worse than his bite). He often accompanies Amanda and looks out for her, building a strong emotional bond between the two. Fuppo is a dog that cares for people and will rush to their aid if he is aware of their peril. He obeys any Lin family member and can hear any of them calling from far away.
Fubo: the Dog Robot
Fubo is Bobby’s creation and best friend. He is very loyal to Bobby. Fubo acts like a real dog with enhanced abilities. These powers include: a face laser, missiles, rocket power, robo strength, radar, x-ray vision, and more. Fubo’s brain is a calculative processor with limited speech capabilities. He can communicate with other computers and real dogs with no problem. The way he thinks is through analysis and calculations; by weighing pros and cons. But his behaviors will distinctly remain doggie-like. His processor can be transferred from a small body to giant sized versions of himself. He’s very aware of threats and is very focused on accomplishing his objective. However, in following commands and objectives, it’s easy for Fubo to overlook wanton destruction of his surroundings. He knows the straightest distance between two points is a line. So he’ll be busting through walls and destroying buildings like it were nothing. Bobby can talk to Fubo long distance through a wristwatch, though he takes orders from any Lin family member.
Dr. Isaac Honda
“Dr. I” is the elderly head of Martech Robotics and Bobby’s kindly supervisor. He sees robotics, both micro and mega as a benefit to humanity. But he understands the power his creations can have and emphasizes responsibility. He stresses ethics and integrity over the bottom line. Dr. Honda is a brilliant engineer in his own sense but he underestimates the brilliance of Bobby. He always listens to Bobby’s ideas, praises them, and credits himself for having such a wonderful idea. “Dr. I” is a pleasant and charming fellow so he can get away with such things. He gets annoyed when Bobby programs the robots to have odd behavioral quirks like showing off.
Dr. Jane Fukuda
Dr. Fukuda is the intellectual head of the biology department at the university where Amanda teaches. Studying giant monster biology is her specialty. She believes in more peaceful methods when dealing with monsters rather than trying to destroy them all the time. She sees monsters as living beings in a habitat that man has encroached upon. Dr. Fukuda thinks monsters have a right to exist and is an advocate for monster preservation. On paper and in the lab, monsters fascinate her. In person however, she’s deathly afraid of many monsters when they get up close. If she ever has to study a monster hands on, she will get Amanda to assist in close interactions. And on monster expeditions, Jane will stick close to the military escort.
The Pixies are multimillionaire Siamese twin pop singers, and owners of Butterflo, a giant butterfly. The eccentric young twins share the same the body and have two separate heads. Normally they both speak in unison and generally act as one. However, there can be instances when they argue with one another and start slapping each other. She/They live in a huge estate and keep Butterflo as a pet, which causes a bit of controversy. But since they’re rich celebrities, they’re given leeway. Dr. Fukuda has an open relationship with the Pixies. She is able to visit and study Butterflo whenever she wants. On one hand she admires the way Butterflo can be kept in open captivity. However, she doesn’t like the way Butterflo is being exploited and put in danger. Dr. Fukuda doesn’t understand the singer’s weird behaviors and radical opinions. The twins use Butterflo to fight monsters and shamelessly promote their concerts. When fighting other monsters, the Pixies can have considerable influence. Together with Butterflo, they can sing different songs causing different reactions in other monsters. If they sing a calm song, they make a calming effect; an upbeat song makes monsters dance, etc… The Pixies are obsessed with their looks and mastering the perfect dance routine. Amanda is a fan of the singers.
Linda and Amanda are best friends and classmates at the elementary school. Anytime Amanda wants to hang out, she does it with Linda. She’s a class clown and a competitive street smart girl who’s not too good with her studies. These qualities get her in all sorts of trouble. She and Amanda are very open to one another and share their feelings together. Around Amanda, she tones herself down a bit. She sticks up for Amanda.
Stickler is in charge of the Monster Takedown Force and coordinating military attacks. Colonel Stickler is a very calm, straight-faced, and determined character that respects monsters while trying to destroy them. Nothing fazes Stickler. The worst scenario can be playing out and he’ll be disturbed that his coffee doesn’t have enough sugar. To Stickler, the best defense is an all out offense. Wanting to eliminate threats at all costs, he often disregards civilians and their property. He always seeks to pulverize monsters with as many troops, tanks, jet planes, battleships, submarines, rocket ships, rockets, laser beams, and large robots as possible. The attacks don’t stop until the last bullet fires or lasers overheat. In the circumstance that Mayor Lin is absent from office during a crisis, Colonel Stickler takes charge.
Jones is in charge of the X-3381, a unique military vessel with state of the art technology and advanced weaponry. The ship can travel anywhere; through land, sea, air, and space. Its attributes includes shields, lightning lasers, plasma missiles, a nose-tip drill, hover ability, rocket speed, and more. He’s so intense that he’ll fight until the very end, go down with his ship on fire, and not even blink an eye. His ship can get blown to smithereens but he always survives the destruction. The fearless captain is under general orders to patrol and protect the city. Anytime there’s a military or scientific monster expedition, Jones is there to lead or accompany it. A very determined individual, Jones is so gruff and gung ho that he would fight monsters with his bare teeth if he had to.
Ken Kaneko/Mighty Jet Atom
Ken is a six year old boy and Amanda’s classmate at the elementary school. He’s a foreign exchange student from Tokyo with hidden cybernetic abilities. Created by Japan’s finest robotic and genetic engineers, he’s a valuable individual to Japan’s prime minister and ambassador. He can transform himself into the “Mighty Jet Atom”. Ken’s a novice when it comes to fighting the evil monsters but hardly incapable. Some of his amplified attributes include: strength, vision, jet power, atomic finger lasers, etc... The Mighty Jet Atom still has yet to reach his full potential, however. He’s still got a long way to go in development. He balances his time between schoolwork, fighting monsters, and average kid activities. Ken was sent over to experience and observe first hand how Americans handle their monster problems. He’s not too good with his schoolwork and prone to delinquency. Above all else, he’d rather just be playing video games all day or messing around. He still doesn’t quite get the reason why he was made: as a weapon to fight monsters.
Prime Minister Ifukube, Ambassador Satoh
Mr. Ifukube and Mr. Satoh are Japanese officials who sympathize with New Town City. Occasionally they send assistance in the form of NinjaBot and the Super Sentai Squad. But they really send them in order to protect the Mighty Jet Atom. Whenever they call and talk to Ken (in Japanese) about monsters and such, the host family thinks Ken’s talking with his guardians or school administrators. Satoh and Ifukube always have their eye on New Town City’s happenings. The two monitor New Town City’s events on a big widescreen TV, which they treat like Pay-Per-View whenever something exciting appears. Beer and grill parties are commonly held at their station. They’ll sing karaoke to footage of the Pixie’s concerts.
Super Sentai Squad
Go! Go! Go! Japan’s weird and colorful anti monster force are sometimes sent over to help New Town City fight monsters. Their colors are gold, silver, electric green, neon orange, and plenty of shiny glow. Their fighting techniques are very tacky and exaggerated. Even the simplest of tasks requires a complicated routine. Piloting four vehicles from land, sea, air, and space, they combine to make the NinjaBot.
“The world is mine, suckas!” Boss Master is an in-your-face rhyming, jive talking gangsta dictator intent on taking over the world. He’s a rapper with a funky sense of style that changes with every appearance. His country, Funkania, is located very close to the borders of New Town City. Boss Master can’t understand why any country would want to resist his charm or rap albums. He always tries to come up with new ways for undermining New Town City’s system.
Dr. D works for Boss Master, but not for free. Dr. D defected to Funkania because he wants the cash money. A Martech Robotics cofounder, he had a fallout with Dr. Honda and wants to take personal revenge on him. He creates all sorts of funky robots, monsters, and military stuff with style. In contrast to Boss Master, Dr. D is a no nonsense character who is often annoyed by Boss Master’s shenanigans. Sometimes he will coordinate his own independent attacks.
The Zarians are evil alien women from Venus with world domination in mind. They want to abduct the Earth’s men and turn them into slaves. Because they’re so attractive, most men are happy to comply. But Earth women don’t like Zarians because they also want to steal all of Earth’s expensive cosmetics. The UFOs they pilot wreak havoc on the city. They are the creators of Rella, an equally attractive giant robot.
Citizens of Cavern City
The people of Cavern City are descendants of an ancient civilization living in a cavernous underworld. They are angry at people who live above for nuking the surface. They are a backwards civilization stuck in the medieval ages. Despite this, they are able to live in harmony with many monsters. The city’s guardian is a giant monster called King Digglah.
All monsters are a threat to the city but when it comes to fighting each other, some seem “good” and some seem “bad”. The bad monsters usually have a connection with the villains while the good monsters are there to stop them. “Bad” monsters make wanton destruction of the city while “good” monsters protect it. Almost every monster is tough to destroy and very missile resistant. Each monster has its own musical theme.
A giant radioactive Gila monster, Gilah spews out radioactive green flames and fireballs. He lives in a huge cave on Gilan Island. Sometimes Gilah will rampage New Town City on his own and other times, he’ll protect it from other monsters. On fighting, Gilah stands on two legs and uses every part of his body to cause destruction. Anything he can get his hands on during a battle will be hurled at his opponent. Gilah likes to mock his opponents and do victory dances at the end. When there’s not much more to destroy, he’ll just go back and swim to his island cave. Gilah fights like a professional wrestler, making body slams, jump kicks, suplexes, etc…
Owned by the Pixies, Butterflo is a giant butterfly who lives on a huge estate as a pet. While in combat, her unpredictable movement makes her a hard target. She has a strong relationship with the Pixies and follows their commands. Her flapping wings generate so much force, it’s enough to knock any monster down. Together with the twin’s songs, they’re able to have different effects on other monsters, depending on the song.
Chameleos the Invincible
His skin is nearly invincible, he can camouflage himself to anything, his tongue is longer than his body, Chameleos is a giant Chameleon monster. Chameleos likes to climb high places and jump off of them, making attacks with his lashing tongue of death. Because he has a flap of skin attached from his arm to the side of his body, he’s able to glide his way around. Whenever there’s a fight, Chameleos enjoys getting a piece of the action. He lives in the Wungle but often makes dramatic appears out of nowhere. He has a rock star attitude.
Super Jag Machine
The Super Jag Machine is the latest experimental giant robot by Martech. It probably is the most powerful and advanced robot ever conceived but also the most unstable and prone to failure. Dr. Honda is apprehensive to deploy it because it’s not even fully complete. So every use is a test run. Constantly being modified, Super Jag Machines is an ever changing robot. The machine is a self autonomous robot but takes human commands. Big, tough, powerful, strong, the robot has shields and many different kinds of laser beams. It carries an extremely powerful laser beam, that expends all its energy when fired. Its tradeoff for being so big and powerful is being slow. Most of the time, it relies on firepower before resorting to legs and fists. At the moment, it cannot fly.
A standard giant robot, Colossor is made for the military by Martech Robotics. Colossor is a self autonomous robot but takes human commands. It can fly, has missiles, guns, laser beams. Colossor’s main strategy is fighting with its legs and fists. Colossor only has medium strength and is usually not strong enough to handle more than one monster at a time.
Controlled by the Beetle Rider, Suppah Loboto is a slow, clunky robot still relies on machine guns and older weapons. He’s hidden in a garbage dump. But “awakens” when the Beetle Rider calls him. It falls on its face a lot.
A giant armadillo, Dillo can roll into a ball and crush anything in its path. He tries to be a friend to good monsters and humans. Dillo’s a digging animal and fights by biting and ramming himself into others. He lives in underground burrows.
Rinima is a giant “baby” flying squirrel. This orphaned monster has teeth, claws, guts, and a hyper attitude. Rinima has a “hit and run” strategy for fighting. He admires other monsters.
The monster of Turtle Lake is a giant flying leatherback turtle named Turtra. She frequents the waters and the air. She has the ability to hover and flies really fast by flapping her flippers. It’s almost the same as her swimming in water. She tries to be a friend to all good monsters and humans. Every few years she will lay and bury her eggs in the sand to hatch baby Turtras. Turtra shoots green lasers from her eyes and protects herself by electrifying her shell. One of her weaknesses is being turned onto her back.
Originally from the sea, Nautilda is a giant nautilus that jets through the sea or sky. She confuses opponents by spraying tons of bubbly foam on them. Another type of weapon she has is the ability to blow bubbles that explode when popped.
A giant Asian dragon, Dragonon shoots lightning bolts from his mouth and surrounds himself by fire. Rain, wind, and thunder are at his disposal. He roams the skies, hides in clouds, and can whirl himself into a tornado.
V-Man is a giant green vegetable man which is a result of a tragically comic experiment gone array at Doho University. The disaster has haunted Dr. Fukuda ever since. He has little memory of what he used to be. He lives in the Wungle and fends for himself. V-Man has the ability to regenerate himself.
Living in an active volcano, Flavabee is a giant killer bee with large stinger. His supersonic buzz can create destructive shockwave bursts. Invulnerable to fire, he can spray lava as well.
A giant humming bird, Hummah can disintegrates anything that touches his vibrating wings. He can jet off in any direction in an instant, making him near impossible to hit. His needle like beak can stab through anything. He likes teasing his opponents.
A few flaps of his wings will send monsters and buildings down. Destruct-o rays shoot from his eyes to cause widespread devastation. Duckudon is an oversized flying mutant duck with a crushing duck bill bite. One of the bigger monsters, Duckudon will throw his weight around.
Antra is a giant ant with big jaws and an acid spray from his bottom. It can carry things fifty times its own weight.
Controlled by the Super Sentai Squad, NinjaBot is a robot Japan uses to fight monsters. Sometimes, Japan sends it to New Town City when they are being attacked. Its strengths are speed, agility, a sword, ninja stars, and bag full of tricks. He also has smoke bombs to conceal his movement. NinjaBot has the ability to shoot its head and limbs at the monster as ramming projectiles. Its weakness is being smaller and not as tough as most robots.
Created and controlled by Dr. Demolition, MechaGilah is a mechanized version of Gilah. It looks and sounds just like Gihah even down to the same abilities. Once MechaGilah’s outer skin gets blown off, his mechanical nature is more apparent. It’s a no nonsense robot that has lasers, energy beams, missiles, rocket power.
A giant robot controlled by Boss Master, created by Dr. Demolition. He’s a humanoid robot with an attitude like no other, a dancing machine that’s got the moves and a changing sense of style. The FunkBot 3000 relies heavily on a hand gun, missiles, lasers, fists, baseball bats. FunkBot strikes like a boxer and grapples like a UFC fighter.
Made by the Zarians, Rella is a giant feminine robot that looks and sounds just like a Zarian. She’s an attractive robot that uses her abilities to charm other robots and monsters to let their guard down. Once she’s close enough, she’ll plant an explosive on her opponents. From there, she’ll have laser beams shooting from her eyes and shoot energy zaps from her fingers. She’s an elegant fighter, whose moves are very graceful.
The Cavern City people honor this monster as the city’s guardian. King Digglah is a giant digging gopher with teeth that can chew through just about anything. Other than attacking with his mouth, Digglah attacks with his claws. He makes lots of rapid clicking sounds and shoots beams from his eyes.
A very clumsy creature, Rordula is a giant hairy humanoid beast that goes “RORD! RORD!”. He’s all brute and no brains. Half the time, he doesn’t know what he’s doing other than destroying something. All his power comes from his strength and fists.
From the Wungle jungle lives a giant carnivorous plant. Planathon is a moving Venus fly trap with snappy jaws and sticky acidic dew. It makes squeaky noises. Able to leap at its opponents, Planathon will go straight for the head and digest whatever it hangs onto.
Chublub is a fat alien monster with a long pulsating saw for its mouth, similar to an assassin bug. It has a high pitched laugh. Its main weapon is glowing light saber like arms that destroy whatever it touches. From outer space, nobody knows the origins of this monster. Chublub will eat anything it can get its mouth to.
Born in the Wungle jungle, this giant monkey goes on uncontrollable rampages. A nimble beast, the Munklunk is a hard monster to take down. Despite his lanky appearance, Munklunk is incredibly strong. He fights with his fists and whatever object he can get his hands on.
From the depths of the sea, Squitopus is a giant Squid with lots of tentacles. It can travel on land with its tentacles or jet its self through the air. When it retreats, it sprays a cloud of ink whether in the air or sea. Even more precisely, it can squirt ink in monster’s eyes. To attack its opponents, it usually grapples them with its tentacles and bites them with its beak. Its skin can change color and texture.
G-Rex is a giant mutant T-Rex from Cavern City. It relies heavily on its big teeth and muscular legs to charge into his opponents. A former captive of Boss Master’s, G-Rex also has a fly sense of style. He’s a pimpin’ monster.
Living in the depths of Cavern City is Centipon, a giant centipede with sharp fangs. The swift insect can immobilize its opponents by wrapping its long body around them.
A giant flying crow, Crowgo pecks at and blows things away with wing flaps. He can make pinpoint strikes by zooming by an opponent at supersonic speed.
Based in the Wungle Jungle, Shroomy is a giant mushroom that leaks poisonous spores.
A giant cat controlled by the Zarians, Catra is a mean monster. She’ll furiously hiss and claw at her opponents.
Swimming in the ocean is Megalodon, a giant prehistoric shark creature with thousands of teeth.
Roaming the Badlands is Ginolla, a wimpy giant lizard that breaths weak fire. She keeps getting her butt kicked and wishes she were a real monster.
Slugan is a giant slug monster from the Wungle jungle. It’s covered by radioactive mucus that melts anything it comes in contact with. All the mucus makes its body very fire resistant. Unfortunately, the Slugan is a slow moving monster.
A mindless giant blob monster, blobby smothers and suffocates anything it comes in contact with. Bullets, explosions, teeth, punches, kicks don’t hurt it. It can grab hold of and stick on to anything it wants to. Only intense fire can drive Blobby away.
A giant frog with tongue of death, Frogo is able to leap several buildings in a single bound. Upon landing, it will smash things with its massive weight.
New Town City
A former coastal nuclear test site and a toxic waste dump, New Town City was “cleaned up” for development and became a sizable metropolis. The utopian city is semi-futuristic. Downtown is full of buildings yet there are sparsely populated areas on the outskirts where the land is less developed. Because parts of the city needs constant rebuilding, construction is big business in New Town. Whenever there is a threat in the city, sirens will ring.
A tropical island, Gilan Island is home to Gilah and the Gilan tribe people. The Gilans are a semi-hostile bunch that live in huts. Technologically speaking, they are not advanced. However, they have been able to acquire some modern sensibilities from Funkania.
Ruled by Boss Master, Funkania is a hip hop nation. Although it’s an organized militaristic empire, much of Funkania is strapped in poverty. There is a large separation between the rich and the poor. Post apocalyptic wastelands are characteristic of the nation.
A jungle wasteland, the Wungle is home to Planathon, V-Man, Shroomy, and other jungle critters.
An ancient underground city that lies 10 billion feet below, Cavern City is home to Digglah, Centipon, Dillo, and many monsters.
Surrounding New Town City, are nuclear desert wastelands. Sand dunes and rocky mountains grace its landscape. It’s home to many wandering monsters.
The Lin Household
A single story house with four bedrooms, an attic, and a basement, the Lin household is where Mom spends most of her time. It’s located in a suburban area.
Mayor Lin works at city hall. From city hall, Sam can make press announcements, monitor the city, communicate with the military, and more.
The premiere front on giant monster research, Doho University is an institution that excels in science and technology. Its biology program is one of the nation’s finest. Generously funded, the biotechnology department is able to conduct all sorts of experiments and field study.
A manufacture and design firm of giant and mini combat robots, Martech robotics is the number one defense contractor in the nation. They have a large amount of funds at their disposal. Most of their combat robots are humanoid in design. Dr. Honda is the head of the company.
Herbert George Elementary
Amanda, Linda, and Ken attend first grade at Herbert George Elementary.
Fort Lucas Military Base
The location of Monster Takedown Command Central is at Fort Lucas. This massive military base comes complete with an army, navy, marines, air force, coast guard, and special monster division. Occasionally, Martech Robotics will test their robots at the base. Monster Takedown Command is a heavily fortified underground base that monitors monster activity. During a crisis, Mayor Lin will go down to command central to discuss the situation with Colonel Stickler. The base is located near the coast.
Serling Nuclear Plant
One of the largest nuclear plants in the world, Serling Nuclear Plant is a veritable monster snack bar. Since monsters love the radioactivity it’s a treat for them to frequent the plant. Toxic waste is especially irresistible. Dumping their waste in the badlands, the plant’s personnel has to dispose of it quickly and scram before a monster feeding frenzy begins.
A regular park with a playground, grass, trees, picnic area, tennis court, track, and baseball field, Bradbury Park is where kids often hang out after school. Festivals and celebrations are held there.
Adjacent to Bradbury Park, Turtle Lake is a large lake and home of Turtra.
Owned by the Pixies, PixieLand is a private 300 acre estate. Butterflo is kept there. The Pixies live in a huge mansion.
Asimov Sports Arena
The sports arena is home to the New Town Monsters baseball team. The arena also hosts wrestling matches and other sport events. Bobby is a big fan of the New Town Monsters.
Monsterland Park is amusement park that capitalizes on the monster theme. It’s a theme park that has many thrill rides and lands.
A regular shopping mall, it’s full of designer cloths shops, eateries, electronic stores, pet stores, bookstores, etc... Kids like hanging out there.
This is a grocery store chain that Teresa frequents. They sell natural and organic foods. It’s also a hotspot for neighborhood gossip.
#1 Tale of New Town City (Pilot)
Newly appointed mayor, Sam Lin proudly revisits the city’s history by viewing historical photos on the walls of city hall. Mom does chores and spruces up the house while she spies on her kids. Amanda starts her first job as a new professor at Doho University. After teaching she plays with Fuppo by making him do super feats. Bobby completes making Fubo out of boredom. The monster MechaGilah makes a surprise attack on the city but everyone thinks it’s the original Gilah. Bobby and Amanda send their dogs to battle the monster but it’s too much for them to handle. Sam tells Colonel Stickler to call in the Colossor. MechaGilah fights Colossor before the real Gilah shows up. They find out it’s a robot. Together with Gilah and Colossor, they’re able to win.
#2 Fuppo vs. Fubo
Bobby and Amanda argue what’s better, an enhanced live dog or an enhanced dog robot. They have Fuppo and Fubo’s compete with one another, testing their abilities through a series of exercises. Fuppo is confused with Fubo’s mechanical nature. Then he gets feisty with him when he misinterprets Fubo’s cold and careless behavior. After that, they start battling one another. The fight ends as a tie with both dogs exhausted and lots of destruction. Bobby and Amanda call it a tie and press their dogs to make up. Sam and Teresa are angry at them for letting Fubo and Fuppo run wild.
#3 Gilah-gan’s Island
Dr. Fukuda, Amanda, and Captain Jones go to Gilah Island to do some studies. They are stranded on the island after a run in with Gilah. Dr. Fukuda’s fear of the wilderness leads to hysterics, Amanda plays with Fuppo, Captain Jones and crew rough it. They make shelter and survive fighting off natives and strange creatures for a few days. Sam and Teresa were too busy preparing the house for some random VIP houseguests to notice Amanda’s absence. For days, they totally overlook Amanda’s where being and Bobby doesn’t care. After the guests leave, mom wonders where Amanda is. Teresa eventually figures out what happened after listening to her bugged recordings. She jumps in a hovercraft and speeds her way to the island to rescue them. Back on the island, the castaways get chased by Gilah and more villagers. Fuppo tries his best to keep them at bay. Mom arrives just in time with laser guns blazing to save them. They all say goodbye to Gilah.
#4 Beetle Rider Rides Again?
Dad reminisces of past. Rordula attacks the city. Bobby and Amanda tell Fubo and Fuppo fight off the beast. Sam decides enough’s enough. He changes into the Beetle Rider. On route to battle, mom intercepts him and says he’s crazy. Sam gets to the point when he’s controlling the Suppah Loboto but does a poor job fighting Rordula, who largely ignores the clunky robot. Mom tells Fuppo and Fubo to help dad. Fuppo and Fubo use Loboto as cover. Both dogs grab Loboto and use him as an object to bat Rordula away.
#5 Boss Master Rocks the World
Bobby works on the Super Jag Machine. Boss Master drops propaganda music albums and videos in New Town City. He warns of an impending attack and talks trash to Sam. Sam puts the city and the Monster Takedown Force on high alert. MechaGilah and Funkbot 3000 drop down and tag team the city. The Takedown Force puts out Colossor but he can’t handle both bots at the same time. So Bobby and Dr. Honda take a gamble and send out the Super Jag Machine. It’s a gamble that pays off. The Super Jag Machine takes down MechaGilah and serves the Funkbot 3000 by out break dancing him. Unfortunately, the Super Jag Machine breaks so hard he literally falls apart.
#6 Pixie Power
The Pixies throw a relief concert at Asimov arena. Amanda attends. Loving the music, Munklunk goes crazy bananas and crashes the concert. Butterflo and Fuppo fight the monster and drive him away. Seeing the devastation, the Pixies continue throwing the concert, attracting Munklunk again. This monster monkey can’t stop dancing. The Pixies decide to ride Butterflo and lure Munklunk to Boss Master’s hip hop nation, where the party never stops.
#7 Attack of the Zarian Invaders
The Zarians make some surprise attacks and abductions. Rella and Catra stomp the city. Colossor gets trashed when he falls in love with Rella and can’t bring himself to harm her. Bobby wants to be abducted but the Zarians throw him back citing him being too small. All the males are abducted. Teresa and Dr. Fukuda use the X-3381 to hold off Rella and Catra. Dr. Fukuda has a hard time controlling her fears. They ask the Pixies for help who refuse, saying they could care less about the men. Amanda, and Bobby use Fuppo and Fubo to fight the UFOs. The Zarians still prove to be tough to beat. It’s only when the Pixies learn the Zarians want the Earth’s expensive cosmetics do they commit to fighting off the alien invaders. The Pixies use Butterflo to reinforce and finish the battle. Most men don’t want to go back but they’re dragged away regardless.
#8 Mighty Jet Atom
Ken Kaneko is a new transfer student to Herbert George Elementary. Linda and Amanda befriend him and play at Bradbury Park. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ifukube and Ambassador Satoh visit Sam at city hall. They express shared concerns over the monster problem and form a pact to support one another during monster related crisis. They show a wacky demo tape of the Super Sentai Squad and RoboNinja to Sam and Colonel Stickler. Back to the kids, they’re fishing at Turtle Lake. Ken hooks something and it turns out to be Frogo. He gets eaten as Linda and Amanda run away. Suddenly Ken powers his way out of Frogo, transformed as the Mighty Jet Atom. All the commotion disturbs Turtra. Turtra helps Mighty Jet Atom by fighting Frogo. Ifukube and Satoh are notified immediately and they convince Sam to let their men take care of it. When the Squad comes in, they start attacking both Frogo and Turtra. Turtra disposes of Frogo, and the Squad. After all is settled, Turtra looks to Mighty Jet Atom, winks at him and returns to his lake.
#9 Giant Robot Obsession
New Town City holds an open Robotics Convention at fort Lucas. Bobby works on rebuilding the Super Jag Machine and Colossor in time for them to be functionally displayed. Dr. Honda supervises the work. Sam tries to convince Bobby to fix and soup up the Suppah Loboto so it can make an appearance at the convention. Teresa and Amanda groan at the idea. Bobby reluctantly agrees. When the convention starts, Dr. Honda makes his opening presentation. He gives credit to himself and his company, much to Bobby’s displeasure. The Super Jag Machine, Colossor, Suppah Loboto, NinjaBot, and Fubo are all ready for display and demonstration. Just before Dr. Honda concludes his speech, they hear a rumbling in the distance. MechaGilah, the FunkBot 3000, and Rella are all attacking the convention at the same time. MechaGilah and Rella appear “skinless” in their full robotic form. They all battle one another. Bobby plays an instrumental role in defeating the “bad” robots, giving him his 10 seconds of fame. But the credit all goes to Dr. Honda.
#10 Rumble in the Wungle
Dr. Fukuda is haunted by vision of the V-Man. She wants to go to the Wungle and get genetic samples of several monsters. She has particular interest in V-Man, a vegetable monster. Amanda and Dr. Fukuda accompany Captain Jones on an expedition to the Wungle. Amanda notices Dr. Fukuda’s usual monster phobic anxiousness but gets her to tell the tale of the V-Man incident. During a faculty party, Dr. Fukuda skipped out in favor of conducting a late night lab experiment. She was zapping some veggies with “V-rays” to make them grow bigger. Drunk from the party, professor “V-Man” Victor happens to stumble his way into the experiment. Once zapped, he and the veggies fused and grew, turning him into a giant veggie monster. Back to the present, the X-3381 enters the Wungle and soon becomes tangled in a monster rumble. Rinima taunts and fights Slugan, cocky Chameleos slugs it with Shroomy. Fuppo runs out a doggie door and he joins in as well. Dr. Fukuda panics but Jones manages to get the genetic samples with his bare hands. While in hiding, the X-3381 gets ambushed by Planathon. Trapped in Planathon’s jaws, V-Man makes a sudden appearance prying the ship loose while trapping himself in exchange. Dr. Fukuda faints. V-Man breaks free of Planathon and beats it up. Captain Jones orders his helmsman to escape the Wungle. Dr. Fukuda wakes up wondering what happened.
#11 Terror from Beneath the Sea
Tired of monsters and housework, Teresa presses the Lin Family to take a weekend cruise to get away from it all. Everyone happily agrees. Mom tries to relax but everyone else brings work with them. Bobby brings a tinker toolbox, Amanda has papers to grade, Sam keeps talking on his cell phone. Bobby works on making Fubo more aquatic friendly. Fuppo patiently waits for Amanda to finish. Eventually, Teresa manages to get everyone to participate in a peaceful diving excursion. Once she finally gets everyone to do some relaxing, giant sea monsters attack! Nautilda and Squitopius are locked in a tentacle death grip. The carnage attracts Mogladon, who soon circles the cruise boat. Mom swims back to the boat furious. “I knew this was going to happen!” she pouts. As soon as she and everyone gets back on the boat, Teresa pulls out a big laser cannon and starts shooting. Fubo and Fuppo break up the Nautilda fight and attack Squitopius. After driving the monsters away, everyone relaxes except mom, who’s all stressed out.
#12 Ten Billion Feet Below
G-Rex ravages New Town City. Captain Jones drives the creature back to a hole in the ground from where it came. He wants to explore the hole and pursue the chase. Dr. Honda thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to test new modifications on the Super Jag Machine for just such excursions. Bobby and Dr. Honda accompany Captain Jones to test Super Jag Machine’s effectiveness. They descend 10 billion feet and run into G-Rex again. Along with Centipon, G-Rex is in the middle of a big fight against Dillo and Antra. Capatin Jones and the Super Jag Machine break up the fight and follow G-Rex as he retreats to Cavern City. It’s not long before they run into the city’s guardian, King Digglah. King Digglah trashes the X-3381 and chases the Super Jag Machine. Able to dig itself, the Super Jag Machine and King Digglah try to out dig one another in ambushes. The citizens capture Jones and his crew, placing them on trial for trespassing. The Cavern City people find them guilty and sentences them to 100 butt canings each. Jones wants to take full responsibility for his crew and he’s allowed to, but he has to take their share of the punishment. So he’s supposed to get around 1000 canings. Bobby and Dr. Honda continue to use Super Jag Machine to fight King Digglah. After using some newly installed tricks, they’re able to lose the King, go back to the city, rescue Jones, and scram. Jones never acknowledges his pain until he’s in private.
#13 All Out Monster Takedown!
The Serling Nuclear power plant decides to dump its waste in the Badlands. The convoy of nuclear waste attracts many monsters. Eight monsters get led back to the plant. The monsters include “good” monsters Dragonon, Flavabee, Hummah, Duckudon, and “bad” monsters Chublub, Crowgo, Ginolla, Blobby. Sam freaks out when he sees the eight monsters invading the city and brawling with one another near a nuclear power plant. He calls up the Monster Takedown Force, Super Sentai Squad, and Dr. Honda. The ringing sirens alert Ken Kaneko and Amanda at school. Ken powers up into the Mighty Jet Atom and Amanda tells Fuppo to sic’em. Prime Minister Ifukube and Ambassador Satoh monitor the situation with great anticipation, excitement, beer, and potato chips (Go! Go! Go!). A giant battle ensues. The X-3381, Colossor, Super Jag Machine, and Fubo all get destroyed. Mighty Jet Atom, Sentai Squad, and Fuppo get knocked out. Every monster is taken out except Chublub, who proceeds to dismantle the power plant seeking the reactor. Sam decides to become the Beetle Rider but Teresa unexpectedly shows up and stops him cold. She manages to put the suit on and drives Suppah Loboto. She and Chublub fight over the reactor. Teresa juggles fighting Chublub and being cautious to make sure the reactor doesn’t drop. In possession of the reactor, Teresa rockets into space with Chublub in close pursuit. She tricks him into thinking she has the reactor but pulls a switch-a-roo at the last minute. Instead of the reactor, she gives him a bomb that explodes after she’s a distance’s away. People cheer, Ifukube and Satoh give each other high fives. Everyone is frazzled but fine. There is much to rebuild.
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