Trivia / The Mysterians

  • Executive Meddling: Ishiro Honda originally wanted to make the film without a giant monster, but Tomoyuki Tanaka insisted that there be one. Thus, the Moguera was born. Not that this is a bad thing, mind you.
    • Also the reason the RKO version was not present on the DVD. Toho hates this version for no reason, and the copyright should've reverted back to them in any case.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The only way to watch the original RKO/MGM U.S. version outside of actual film prints.
  • Typecasting: This film, along with Godzilla (1954) is the reason why Momoko Koichi went to stage acting, since people have often known her as the actress from Godzilla. She appears to soften up a bit and reprised her famous role in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.