"The Power of the Lost City"

Films: Warlords of Atlantis (1978)

Alias: Plesiosaur, the Sentinel, Mogdaan, Zaargs, deep-sea piranha

Type: Alien (Atlantians), Natural (the rest)

Location: Ocean

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of a cod to that of a large ship.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Atlantis remains an incredible enigma. An entire city at the bottom of the ocean that may or may not persist. Well it does, and it's not a city, but rather a whole country. A country populated by aliens and sea monsters.

History: Indeed, the Atlantians are Martian in origin, and they came to Earth to live beyond human sight, yet they still played a part in the human race's history through influence and inspiration. Three out of seven Atlantian cities are uninhabitable, and many areas are assaulted frequently by the turtle-like Zaargs. But the greatest asset of the Atlantians is the Sentinel, a gigantic octopus that either brings intruders to the city, or kills them for their misdeeds.

Notable Kills: See Final Fate.

Final Fate: The plesiosaur is held back by an electric cable, the Mogdaan is driven off after being shot a bit, and the Sentinel kills the thieves that took Atlantis' gold by bashing them with the statue they took and wrecking their ship.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3-In typical Doug McClure monster film fashion, ther'es a strange cheap charm to these creatures. A particular stand-out is the Mogdaan, the ferocious fish-sea worm.

Trivia: -Most of the footage was taken via Gozo Island, a part of the Maltese archipelago.

-This film is also known as "Warlords of the Deep".

Image Gallery

Suddenly, the prospect of this city sinking is the least of our troubles.

Yep. This spindly fellow is some kind of Plesiosaur. Take it in.
"This is no time to pose, woman! We're under attack!"

Could somebody explain what this thing is?!
The moment that meteor lands, this adventure is already over.

The Rhedosaurus rise again for a new adventure!

"Wait. I've gotta climb that?!"

Feel the MIGHT of Atlantis!

Can't say the big guy didn't try for the tech back in the day.