Godzilla and Friends Marathon: 6 of 46
Battle in Outer Space is a loose sequel to The Mysterians that, once again, sees the nations of earth uniting against an external threat. Professor Adachi and Etsko Shiraichi are back, except they are now played by different actors.
I think I still prefer The Mysterians over this, because it jumps into the action faster and features some giant robot hijinks with Moguera. However, Battle in Outer Space has some great moments once the action starts, including a fantastic space battle that feels like it had to have been an inspiration for Star Wars.
I just love the pulpy vibe these movies have. The effects, courtesy of Eiji Tsuburaya, are just delightful, especially the miniatures. These Toho tokusatsu films are totally my jam.