History Main / SovietSuperScience

29th Jan '18 7:23:34 AM littlebeeper
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* The USSR created the first [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbita nationwide satellite network]] in the geographically-larges country on Earth, allowing viewers in the Far East to veg out in front of their televisions at the same time as those in the western regions.

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* The USSR created the first [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbita nationwide satellite network]] in the geographically-larges geographically-largest country on Earth, allowing viewers in the Far East to veg out in front of their televisions at the same time as those in the western regions.
21st Jan '18 8:04:33 PM Dingbot
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*** While Bullski was missing, the Gremlin built his own Titanium Man armor... and then made the mistake of incorporating Tony Stark's technology into it (although he was given said tech by the Soviet government, who'd presumably acquired it from Justin Hammer, who'd had it stolen from Stark).

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*** While Bullski was missing, the Gremlin built his own Titanium Man armor... and then made the mistake of incorporating Tony Stark's technology into it (although he was given said tech by the Soviet government, who'd presumably acquired it from Justin Hammer, who'd who had it stolen from Stark).
9th Jan '18 8:09:59 PM Xtifr
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* Pops up in some of Charles Stross' stories. In the novelette ''A Colder War'', set in an AlternateHistory where the Cold War was fought with the powers of the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great Old Ones]], the Soviets not only weaponize shoggoths and deployed them in Afghanistan, but they have an ultimate doomsday weapon called 'K-Thulu' in a giant concrete bunker in the Ukraine. ''Missile Gap,'' set in a world where Earth of 1962 was duplicated and laid on a gigantic disc, has the Soviet Union exploring the new world in a giant nuclear-powered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_vehicle ekranoplan]].

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* Pops up in some of Charles Stross' stories. stories.
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In the novelette ''A Colder War'', set in an AlternateHistory where the Cold War was fought with the powers of the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great Old Ones]], the Soviets not only weaponize shoggoths and deployed them in Afghanistan, but they have an ultimate doomsday weapon called 'K-Thulu' in a giant concrete bunker in the Ukraine. ''Missile Gap,'' Ukraine.
** The short story "Missile Gap",
set in a world where Earth of 1962 was duplicated and laid on a gigantic disc, has the Soviet Union exploring the new world in a giant nuclear-powered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_vehicle ekranoplan]].
8th Dec '17 6:30:56 AM kyojikasshu
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** Not to mention the title HumongousMecha of the game. The rest of the Metal Gears of the series were developed based off of the theories of a Soviet scientist.

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** Thanks to Volgin's use of the funds from the Philosophers' Legacy to advance weapons research, he has working prototype Mi-24 helicopters and ground-effect planes years before they showed up in real life.
** Not to mention the title HumongousMecha of the [[HumongousMecha Shagohod]] in this game. The rest of the titular Metal Gears of that came later in the series timeline were all developed based off of the theories of a Soviet scientist - in particular, [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Huey's]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Otacon's]] Metal Gears were directly derived from Granin's design concepts, while the Metal Gears from the first two MSX games were designed from the ground up by another Russian scientist.
8th Dec '17 6:10:36 AM kyojikasshu
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*** Boris Bullski's Titanium Man armor even had the ability to condense itself down to credit card-size, for easy carrying; even Tony Stark's armors couldn't do that. However, after Bullski was injured and dependent on the armor's life-support systems, the transformation circuit was activated with him inside, and the card subsequently ripped to pieces. He was later reconstituted, but the shock had driven him insane.

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*** Boris Bullski's Titanium Man armor even had the ability to condense itself down to credit card-size, for easy carrying; even Tony Stark's armors couldn't do that.that (the best he could do at the time was fit it in a briefcase). However, after Bullski was injured and dependent on the armor's life-support systems, the transformation circuit was activated with him inside, and the card subsequently ripped to pieces. He was later reconstituted, but the shock had driven him insane.
7th Dec '17 11:45:15 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' repeatedly references the Red Room as something [[TheDreaded dark and terrifying enough to scare HYDRA]] that existed in the shadows with the sole objective of developing better soldiers. They gave the world [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier]] (as per the MCU, his original enhancements were the work of HYDRA and Arnim Zola, but the Red Room took him, refined him and reprogrammed him), the Black Widow program and a number of genetically altered monstrosities, including the Winter Guard. Despite the fact they haven't been active for twenty years, whenever they're mentioned, the characters present tend to, at the very least, get a severe case of the creeps. [[spoiler: Now, they're back again. [[OhCrap And they're interested in Harry]].]]

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' repeatedly references the Red Room as something [[TheDreaded dark and terrifying enough to scare HYDRA]] that existed in the shadows with the sole objective of developing better soldiers. They gave the world [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier]] Soldier (as per the MCU, his original enhancements were the work of HYDRA and Arnim Zola, but the Red Room took him, refined him and reprogrammed him), the Black Widow program and a number of genetically altered monstrosities, including the Winter Guard. Despite the fact they haven't been active for twenty years, whenever they're mentioned, the characters present tend to, at the very least, get a severe case of the creeps. [[spoiler: Now, As of the sequel, they're back again. [[OhCrap And they're interested in Harry]].]]
31st Oct '17 8:04:41 AM kyojikasshu
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** Crimson Dynamo is a Soviet scientist who invents an armored suit which also allows the wearer to control electricity.

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** The original Crimson Dynamo is was a Soviet scientist who invents an armored suit which also allows the wearer to control electricity.electricity. He subsequently defected, and [[HeroicSacrifice died keeping the Soviets from stealing his armor]], though they later built newer models for other agents.


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** Omega Red is the Soviet-era counterpart to ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}: a mutant whose powers were augmented by government-sponsored super science, which in Red's case also gave him [[{{Unobtanium}} carbonadium]] tentacles.
15th Oct '17 9:17:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The Soviet record on science includes astounding triumphs -- they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin put the first man in space]] and contributed immensely to theoretical physics (there were several Soviet Nobel laureates in physics, including Andrei Sakharov and Lev Landau, and the Landau-Lifshitz textbooks on theoretical physics still remain among the best) -- and also laughable failures, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism Lysenkoism]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punitive_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union the abuse of psychiatry for "rehabilitation" purposes]]. The USSR pioneered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_Keratotomy modern corrective eye surgery]], yet fell behind in steel manufacturing, despite experimenting with it the longest. The Soviets, however, [[ILoveNuclearPower loved Nuclear Power]], the world's first nuclear power plant to generate electricity for a power grid went online in USSR. Too bad [[{{UsefulNotes/Chernobyl}} a certain accident]] [[NeverLiveItDown ruined that reputation]]. So, this certainly has some basis in fact. Of course, the inconsistencies can be [[HandWave handwaved]] by the means of an AlternateUniverse, as ''Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' testifies.

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The Soviet record on science includes astounding triumphs -- they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin put the first man human in space]] and contributed immensely to theoretical physics (there were several Soviet Nobel laureates in physics, including Andrei Sakharov and Lev Landau, and the Landau-Lifshitz textbooks on theoretical physics still remain among the best) -- and also laughable failures, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism Lysenkoism]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punitive_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union the abuse of psychiatry for "rehabilitation" purposes]]. The USSR pioneered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_Keratotomy modern corrective eye surgery]], yet fell behind in steel manufacturing, despite experimenting with it the longest. The Soviets, however, [[ILoveNuclearPower loved Nuclear Power]], the world's first nuclear power plant to generate electricity for a power grid went online in USSR. Too bad [[{{UsefulNotes/Chernobyl}} a certain accident]] [[NeverLiveItDown ruined that reputation]]. So, this certainly has some basis in fact. Of course, the inconsistencies can be [[HandWave handwaved]] by the means of an AlternateUniverse, as ''Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' testifies.
30th Sep '17 3:03:49 PM avon
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* In ''ThePrisoner'' This trope was among the many plausible, but inconclusive theories that Number 6 had about the nature of The Village.

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* In ''ThePrisoner'' This trope was among the many plausible, but inconclusive theories that Number 6 had about the nature of The Village.
30th Sep '17 3:02:44 PM avon
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* In ''ThePrisoner'' This trope was among the many plausible, but inconclusive theories that Number 6 had about the nature of The Village.
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