|Episode||Episode 27: Operation: Cyborg|
|Height||2 – 40 meters|
|Weight||180 kilograms – 26,000 tons|
|Human Form||Soya Kondo|
Alien Borg is the alien who attempted to blast the TDF Base with ‘plate bombs.’
They abducted Nogawa (played by Akira Hirose), a TDF telecommunications operator, on his way to the TDF Base to introduce his wife-to-be, Sanae Mizuki, to Soga.
And they made him into a ‘cyborg’ by implanting a ‘hypnosis plate’ into his brain to manipulate him and got him to place the plate bombs in the TDF Base.
But the Ultra Garrison got aware of the plot, and, while Nogawa’s hypnosis plate was removed by surgery, all the bombs he planted were retrieved but one.
Alien Borg’s spacecraft hidden in a swamp was also destroyed along with two of the aliens (silhouetted in human forms).
The other individual sneaked into the TDF Base and tried to kill Nogawa as a traitor.
It’s interesting that Alien Borgs are set to be female aliens despite the appearance.
She was unexpectedly so strong in a combat fighting, even superior to Ultraseven in power.
Actually the plate bomb left undiscovered had been attached to Dan’s leg, and she proudly confessed it with a laugh. (Ultraseven easily found it on his leg and threw it at her.)
She also fires a destruction beam from the front side of the crest.
But she was beaten by having her head chopped off with Eye Slugger from behind eventually while trying to escape into the sky. (As a child I was surprised to find foam came out of the opening instead of blood.)
This episode was happily concluded with a wedding scene of Nogawa and Sanae.
Alien Borg looks so good and is one of my favorites.
It’s noteworthy that the idea and term of ‘cyborg’ that were new at the time was used in this episode.
Who played Alien Borg remains unknown even though there are explanations referring to the actor as Eiichi Kikuchi (he himself stated he didn’t remember playing Alien Borg in a recent book interview) or Kunio Suzuki (according to Tetsuo Yamamura in the same interview though he added he wasn’t sure).