Monster of the Day #819

I’m assuming this is a redressed version of the giant bird or condor or whatnot that rather quixotically attacks (for a very short period) Godzilla in Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster. The altered Godzilla suited used for Gomess, as seen in yesterday’s MotD, is thus probably the suit that was used in that film.

  • Flangepart

    “Anybody seen my daddy Krankor? Bawgawk!”

  • Ericb

    “I’m looking for The Colonel. There are some serious matters I need to discuss with him.”

  • Ken_Begg

    Yes, when this guy avenges battered women, they have been literally battered.

  • Scopi314

    According to The Pictorial Book of Godzilla, Litra has no connection to the giant condor from Sea Monster. The wings are completely different shapes, and the condor puppet was only designed to hang from wires. Ultra Q premiered in January of 1966, and Sea Monster was December of the same year, so any recycling would have to go the other way, and I don’t think they ever went that way. Tsubaraya seemed happy to recycle suits they made for other people, but they kept the suits they made for themselves in house.

  • Ken_Begg

    Thanks for the fab info!

  • Gamera977

    Pretty cool but this guy has nothing on ‘The Giant Claw.’

  • bgbear_rnh

    I looks like a pigeon. makes me think of the song from “Mary Poppins”

    Feed the birds, tuppence a bag,
    Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.
    “Feed the birds,” . . . oh dear god! noooo!

  • GalaxyJane

    It’s Chicken..maaan (He’s everywhere! He’s everywhere!)

  • Rock Baker

    Plus, as noted yesterday, the Godzilla suit in this episode was the ’64 suit originally constructed for GODZILLA VS THE THING, and subsequently revamped for GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER. The suit used in GODZILLA VERSUS THE SEA MONSTER was refurbished from the one built for MONSTER ZERO.

  • Eric Hinkle

    More like the Colonels looking for him. Imagine the drumsticks this bird could provide!

  • Flangepart

    Nice to know I’m not the only fan of the White Winged Wonder!

  • The Rev.

    Yeah, I figured Litra was coming after yesterday. I bet a lot of people would be surprised by this monster’s special power, but I’ll not say a word so they go buy the “Ultra Q” set (which they should anyway).

    Looks like Litra was in those couple of modern movies Gomess also appeared in, but she’s (yes, a rare monster explicitly identified as female) had a bigger career resurgence, being one of the featured monsters in those “Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle” series I’ve mentioned in the past, the one that sounds like an Ultraman/Pokemon hybrid.

  • sandra

    When you find yourself in danger, when you’re threatened by a stranger, when you think that you will take a lickin’, there is always someone who will hurry up and rescue you – just call for Super Chicken !

  • Ken_Begg


  • GalaxyJane

    We used to get him everyday on AFN when I was stationed in Germany. Always a highlight of the day.