Battlefield – Space

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Just one photo. A page from some Soviet Russian magazine of  the early seventies, from the last months of iron curtain. At that times Reagan was proposing the “SDI” program putting some armaments to space, which was
widely used by Russian propaganda to scare people – giant laser beams in space – no way to shield from them
etc. And for such an illustration the “Battlestar Galactica” poster was used. Here is what the Russian text reads:

Now space is a battlefield. That’s what the American audience was prepared for by mass media long before Reagan came up with  his SDI plans. This is a still from the movie “Battlestar Galactica”. As you can see there are a faces full of hatred and laser guns…

28 thoughts on “Battlefield – Space”

  1. It is still,russians always want to do things their way, even if it means selfdestrktive actions, but by doing it they show their dislike of everything american! NASHI!

  2. I think you mean “early EIGHTIES.”

    Also, the idea of Richard Hatch’s face being full of “hatred” is hysterical! I know that guy somewhat (he’s a good friend of one of my closest friends) and what he loves is acting and writing, not obliterating the people of the Soviet Union. He’s a really nice guy, takes the benefit of the doubt about people, etc. Certainly not full of hatred! 😀 Propaganda is funny!

  3. “Pa Cartwright” would never attack the Soviet Union, he had too much to do on the Ponderosa, like establishing a chain of steak houses by that name or going to the funerals of his sons wives or fiance’s.

      • “Komrade, I agree with you absolutly, Lorne Greene wouldn’t attck USA, and Ensign Chekov wouldn’t help him.”

        Funny!

        The original Battlestar galactica was a good TV show, I enjoyed it.

  4. That ‘poster’ is actually the cover of TV guide, a once ubiquitous magazine that was once in nearly every American household that had a television. It’s how we figured out what was on TV before the days of on-screen guides

  5. So hilarious. I suppose these are things lost in translation. One thing, though: Reagan was president in the early 80’s doing SDI, and the thaw was in the early 70’s under Nixon. Galactica didn’t start until 1978.

    • Battlestar Galactica aired on tv in the late 70s.Because of the moderation I have many comments.Interesting post but not acurate!
      Post my comment now!

  6. Battlestar Galactica aired on tv in the late 70s.Because of the moderation I have many comments.Interesting post but not acurate!
    Post my comment now

  7. Er, you mean that the propaganda piece was published in the early ~80s~… Reagan became president at the end of 1980. Battlestar Galactica began at the end of the 70s.

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