Gamera vs. the Space Icemen

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Gamera vs. the Space Icemen
The cover of the script for Gamera vs. the Space Icemen
Alternate titles Gamera the Giant Monster vs. the Space Icemen, Gamera vs. the Ice Men
Planned 1966
Intended release April 1966
Concept history Gamera vs. the Space Icemen
Gamera vs. Barugon

Gamera vs. the Space Icemen (大怪獣ガメラ対宇宙氷人,   Daikaijū Gamera tai Uchū Hyōjin, lit. "Gamera the Giant Monster vs. the Space Icemen") is an unmade 1966 Gamera film which would have been produced by Daiei. The film was conceived as a direct sequel to the previous year's Gamera the Giant Monster, and was ultimately reworked into Gamera vs. Barugon.


Gamera vs. the Space Icemen was planned to be a sequel to the original Gamera film, set in the middle of an invasion on Earth conducted by ice-based aliens dubbed the "Space Icemen." Their invasion begins by setting off multiple volcanic eruptions across the world in an attempt to create a new Ice Age, thus causing humanity to migrate underground, and giving the invaders control over the surface. However, the Earth-dwellers do not go underground as planned, and the Icemen decide to enslave the human-race instead. Luckily, Gamera is freed from his imprisonment in a Mars rocket, and manages to fly back to Earth just in time for the battle between mankind and the invaders, who unleash their own towering beast, the "Ice Giant".[1][2]



  • The concept of the Ice Giant kaiju would later be adapted into both Barugon (a cold-themed kaiju, the opposite to Gamera's fire-breathing), and Daimajin (a humanoid made from a non-organic element) for his first film.[1][3]
  • Although no concept art exists for the Ice Giant, according to author and tokusatsu historian August Ragone, the character would have been modeled after the Jötunn - fearsome Frost Giants from Norse mythology.[4]


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