When it comes to the Cold War, most people remember decades of quiet menace from beyond the Iron Curtain, and this is something that was very much reflected in our television shows and our media. For example, one of the big faces of the Cold War was Flash Gordon, a science fiction comic hero who originated from the thirties. His stories involved technological superiority and moving forward into a bright new future.
One face that is becoming familiar to geeks of all kinds today actually got his start in the Cold War. [...]