In 1957, Eros and Tanna attempted Plan 9 (From Outer Space) to stop Earth from creating solaronite, a bomb which would destroy all sunlight molecules. In 1965, Earth initiated Z Plan (TO Outer Space), sending Gamera to Mars in order to keep him from consuming all our fire molecules.
In a past life, Jack Palance (Voltan) was a cat that died in a fire. This accounts for his pyrophobia (and hissing) seen in the feature image. Believe it, or not!