Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite

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The Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite in The Return of Godzilla
Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite
Targets Godzilla
First Appearance The Return of Godzilla

The Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite is a Russian geostationary weapon which first appeared in the 1984 Godzilla film, The Return of Godzilla. It is controlled from the ground by signals sent from the Balashevo, a small warship disguised as a freighter.

History

Heisei Series

The Return of Godzilla

When Godzilla surfaced in Tokyo Bay, he created a wave which caused the Balashevo to capsize and run aground, damaging systems and initiating the launch sequence. Although Colonel Kashirin tried to stop the missile from being launched at Tokyo, he was killed by a small explosion before he could do so. In response, the Americans launched an anti-ballistic missile which successful intercepted it. Although the threat was neutralized, the detonation released radiation into the atmosphere, causing a storm which revived the fallen Godzilla.

Video Games

Weapons

  • One 650-kiloton nuclear missile.

Toys

Trivia

  • Godzilla 1985, the American release of The Return of Godzilla, added a shot of Colonel Kashirin's finger pushing a button to launch the Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite's missile, altering his dialogue accordingly. This was done at the behest of conservative New World Pictures owners Larry Kupin and Harry E. Sloan.[1]
  • The idea for the Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite appears to have been lifted from the unmade 1983 Godzilla: King of the Monsters 3-D script, in which a meteorite causes the accidental launch of a nuclear missile from an American satellite. Both weapons were almost certainly influenced by the Strategic Defense Initiative, a missile defense proposal by President Ronald Reagan which would have included satellite-mounted rockets and lasers.

Reference

This is a list of references for Soviet Nuclear Attack Satellite. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Steve Ryfle. Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G". ECW Press. p. 241. 1998.

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Titanollante

22 months ago
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Yikes, funny how this thing completely reversed its role in the American version...