In a 1955 issue of Spaceway Science Fiction, Criswell predicted that Mae West would be elected U.S. President in 1960 on a pro-space travel platform and fly to the moon five years later with Criswell and friend George Liberace. His predictions for "Plan 9" were equally accurate, but those predictions and his extended voiceover are the glue that binds Ed Wood's patchwork of disconnected scenes into a semi-coherent story. For connoisseurs of low-budget trash cinema, Ed Wood and Criswell were a match made in heaven.
Only somewhat unrelated: If you can find it, watch the clip of Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" that features Tor Johnson as a contestant. On the surface, Groucho's ribbing of big, dumb Tor is funny, and to his credit Tor plays along. If you think about why Tor signed up to be on the show in the first place, it's actually rather sad. According to those who knew him, Tor in everyday life was a very sweet and kind-hearted man.