Dogora, a.k.a. Space Monster Dogora, was one of the last giant monster movies produced by Toho to feature only one monster in its own movie. It was produced and released in Japan in 1964, after Mothra vs. Godzilla, but before Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. 1964 was a very productive year for Toho. Despite the other films in the showa Toho-verse being all connected, the events of Dogora have never been mentioned in any other movie, not even Destroy All Monsters or Godzilla: Final Wars. Because of this, and due to the film's relative obscurity to anyone whose name isn't Sanford, the film's plot will be given a somewhat detailed description below. On a related note, Dogora shares much of the same cast as Ghidorah, albeit in mostly different and unrelated roles.
Dogora is a giant space cloud that eats diamonds. For a synopsis, see the recap page.
This film provides examples of:
- Combat Tentacles: Played with. Dogora definitely has tentacles, but it only uses them in one scene, instead preferring to just suck everything up through some other unknown mechanism.
- One Film Wonder: Dogora has only appeared in this one film. No other Toho movie has ever referenced it until Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, in which Dogora features in the intro, attacking London.
- Horde of Alien Locusts
- Spell My Name with an "S": The spellings Kommei or Komai are used for the same character in various sources.
- Starfish Aliens