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UNSC Moon Base
  Powers/Weapons: None
First Appearance: Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Other Appearances: All Monsters Attack (stock footage)
Series:  Showa  


In the year 1999, the world was advancing to a dimension of technology which, in the past, could only be found in the furthest stretches of our imagination. Space, that infinite void of darkness speckled by the lights of stellar bodies trillions of miles away, was only just welcoming the newcomers known as humans to the celestial plane. While the closest reaches of our orbit had long cradled artificial satellites of numerous varieties, the true mettle of our versatility and intellect was realized upon the creation of the UNSC Moon Base.

Situated on the vast, craggy plains of the inhospitable lunar surface, the Moon Base served as both a scientific and military force, playing host to the well-armed, remarkable translunar vessel: the Moonlight SY-3. In fact, it was in the halls of this futuristic facility that Captain Katsuo Yamabe first learned of the horror breaking lose on the Earth's surface so many miles away. An alien race, inhabiting a small planetoid between Mars and Jupiter known as Kilaakian, feverishly desired to colonize Planet Earth, and their weapon of choice was a force now all-too-familiar to human civilization: the many monsters of the atomic age. Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and more than a half-dozen other highly destructive creatures were ordered to annihilate the major cities of the world. Planet Earth was held hostage at the mercy of a sinister invading force, and in response, the Moonlight SY-3 was ordered to leave the UNSC Moon Base in order to further investigate the escalating crisis.

Little did anyone realize that the control mechanism, which the aliens had utilized to wreck havoc on the world, was in fact located on the moon! When this truth was discovered, the SY-3 soared to the source of the mind-controlling signal in the Cassini Crater. The transmitter was destroyed, shining the first ray of light onto an increasingly grim situation. The monsters were then placed under human control; the Kilaaks' weapons: King Ghidorah and the Fire Dragon UFO, were vanquished; and the Earth-based alien fortress was completely decimated.

As peace returned to the world below, the Moon Base stood thousands of miles above, ever-vigilant if the threat should ever arise once more.