Ah, an old friend here at Jabootu, and none other than the instigator of the fabled B-Masters Cabal, who first joined forces to mock him. I blathered on about ‘brain’ movies in my review, but Gor also represents another ’50s sci-fi trope, the fear that aliens would take over your very consciousness. In films ranging from the heights of Invasion of the Body Snatchers on down to Invaders from Mars and, further down, It Conquered the World, aliens often didn’t kill you so much as take away from you everything that defined who you were as an individual.
On the other hand, it also provided for films like this, where we got to see an irate, axe-wielding John Agar chasing around a giant space brain with malicious intent. I love the ’50s.