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Monday, August 10, 2020

You didn't really think the Soviet Union was good did you?

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During the war, Stalin had created special training centers for communists from different countries so that they could set up secret police forces loyal to Moscow as soon as the Red Army took control. Soviet agents took control of the media, especially radio; they quickly harassed and then banned all independent civic institutions, from youth groups to schools, churches and rival political parties.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2020-08-10 06:02 PM | Reply

I like the alternate history scenario where Trostky returns and puts Stalin on the wall. The Trotsky ends up on the wall because Permanent Revolution. It'd be a very French outcome.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-11 10:04 AM | Reply

If we're going to go with alternative histories of the Soviet Union you can't do better than Tim Curry.

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#3 | Posted by Tor at 2020-08-11 10:25 AM | Reply

... Command & Conquer? Back when video games hired legit actors for the cut scenes.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-11 10:48 AM | Reply

I love how Tim Curry has so much fun in every role he plays.

You can see he is doing his absolute best not to laugh while saying those lines.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2020-08-11 07:49 PM | Reply

#4 Back when video cards had no chance of rendering a cut scene.

That being said, Mark Hamill added a weird element of sci-fi street cred to Wing Commander.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-11 07:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Mmmm, the pre-Voodoo card days. The modern space games are okay, but none of them have been as good as the early Wing Commander games even with the horrible game graphics and no physics.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-12 09:22 AM | Reply

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