Dr. Kalandra was a brilliant scientist who lived on Earth-5106 a reality where space travel and exploration blossomed in the 1950s. By the year 2000 he was working for the Galaxy council of planets, as well as the Space Squadron peace keeping force. He developed a new gas that he believed would eliminate a human beings ability to feel pain, hunger or the elements but did not have any willing test subjects. That is until Space Squadron's Edgar Revere questioned Space Squadron's leader Jet Dixon's bravery forcing Jet and his friends to agree to be experimented on. The Space Squadron found that the gas did indeed work, but a side effect caused painful, disorientating and completely random teleportations leading to clashes with both the Octopus-Men and Frogmen. When the gas wore off they were teleported back to Kalandra's lab who was informed of the side effect and he ceased all experiments.