Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot

Season 1 Episode 1

Dracolon, The Great Sea Monster

Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1967 on
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Johnny Sokko and Jerry Mano are traveling at sea when their ship is attacked by the monster Dracolon forcing them to abandon ship. They come ashore on an island being used by Gargoyle to build a Giant Robot that is near completion. Johnny and Jerry must escape the Gargoyle gang and return to Tokyo where Dracolon has launched an attack on the orders of Emperor Guillotine.moreless

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  • Well done first serving

    Overall I thought this was an outstanding first episode for the 1960's show Johnny Sokko. It is usually difficult for writers to balance the demands of backstory and current story for a pilot but I thought the balance was perfect here. Sure there was ridiculousness everywhere but wouldn't you expect that from a show that feautres men in rubber suits?

    Firstly, why is Johnny Sokko travelling alone in dangerous waters? Why is no one alarmed when Dr. Guardian announces he has set an atomic bomb to detonate in 5 minutes? Is this a magic atomic bomb that does not harm Johnny and Jerry with radiation? How does Johnny know what the giant robot's special attacks are? Was he handed a manual at some point that we missed?

    The monster Dracolon I would have to rate a 6. The sinister Emperor Guillatine commands him to sink ships in the Pacific Ocean which he handles adroitly. In his fight with giant robot he does get the upper hand early but with Johnny taking control of the robot Dracolon crumbles like a house of cards. It had no special attacks and walked with the side to side movement of an out of shape sumo wrestler so no points awarded for originality.moreless

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