|Episode||Episode 29: “The Challenge into Subterra”|
|Emergence||Otayama gold mine|
Goldon is a monster which emerged from an abandoned gold mine.
Feeding on gold the entire body shines like gold as shown by its name, which makes the monster look so beautiful.
It has a segmented body like caterpillar as Telesdon does.
This episode has a couple of features which are pretty enjoyable.
Firstly it has two Goldons appear within the story with the second one showing up after the first one was defeated.
Secondly it features the SSSP’s new equipment Belsider as shown in the episode title.
Belsider is a prototype underground tank Ide designed and the Science Center produced.
Incidentally, it was named after a fantasy Hollow Earth novel Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
It’s a shame to see the tank appear only this time through the series.
Such an underground tank which burrows deep underground with a drill at the tip is very much exciting.
The Mole (Jet Mole in the Japanese language version) of a British TV SFX series “Thunderbirds” and the Magmariser of “Ultra Seven” also made us excited so much.
The first Goldon was beaten by the SSSP with their Corona Shot and Supergun.
The second one was defeated by Ultraman with Spaceum Beam.
The episode was concluded with a narration stating that pure gold as much as 150 tons was collected from the dead body of Goldon and that it was donated as reconstruction fund for the village ruined by the monster.