Prequel comic 3 - the scientist portraits in Sector Seven's headquarters

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  1. Nevermore

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    Okay, two are identified by name... but who are the others? Unfortunately, Don isn't very good at likeness.

    J. Robert Oppenheimer:
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    William Hayward Pickering:
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    Unknown man #1:
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    Unknown man #2:
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    Unknown man #3:
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    Some possible suggestions:

    John Bardeen
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    William Shockley
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    Any ideas?
     
  2. tusko

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    Very cool!
    I didn't even notice this.

    However I have no idea about any of there guys.
     
  3. Nevermore

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    Personally, I don't really like the idea. "Megatron was the reason for every major American scientific achievevement in the last 100 years" essentially means "American scientists are idiots, and if the Yankees hadn't found Megatron, Russia would have won the Cold War".
     
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    True enough.
    If USA has exclusive access to Megs, then technology would have been much more one sided.

    Maybe Russia had a frozen Skyfire to get ideas from? They are laying claim to the north poll, or so I recall hearing in the news.

    Anyway I think its cool that at least great scientists are being depicted and recognized in comics. To acknowledge their contribution to society is a nice thing to see in a comic.
     
  5. Nevermore

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    Josh to the rescue!

    Jack Kilby:
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    Frederick Sanger:
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    Some artist guy:
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    Some artist guy -LOL!

    I am going to Google the other scientists that I don't know.
    It helps to seem smart when you Google something and then tell other people about it.
     
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    I think that's Denzel Washington, not Don. Don's Filipino. But just as sexy. ;) 

    Seriously, though - I think it's Meredith C. Gourdine. The birthdates fit, and his scientific work seems to pan out well.
     
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    Credit where credit's due--your fellow German Wernher von Braun was pretty damn helpful!

    But seriously, I gotta believe that was unintentional. Bay's relatively jingoistic, or at least his films tend to be--I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that Orci & Kurtzman are young enough that the historical context of that plot point wouldn't have occured to them.
     
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    hey NM, if you read the prequel novel, it makes more sense, since real advancement from TF technology would actually be under wraps. the popularized, regular advancement in relation are like small farts.
     
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    Nope, I got that straight from Josh. It is supposed to be Don. (personally, I think his self-portrait looks more like the young Michael Keaton, though)

    BTW: Three more hours until I'm finally going to watch the movie. ;) 
     
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    Did the movie just come out over there or do you just excel in procrastination? :) 
     
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    Movie launched here this week.

    Just came back from watching it. Liked it. :) 
     
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    Didn't love it?
     
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    Doesn't make them idiots at all. They still had to reverse engineer him. Which meant they had to understand at least the basics of how his technology worked and they go backwards to make something that would work with their own technology. Then once they'd created something using his technology they refined and modified it more to fit their needs. It would still take geniuses to do that.

    Looking at history the Russians were almost always behind the US in technological advancements. Other then the space race which they fell behind in shortly after taking the lead they were never really at the same point as the US. their planes, radar systems, submarines, weapons in general were always slightly inferior to the US equivalents in most ways. The one area the Soviets were good at was durability. There stuff was as powerful, but in general they could take more damage. Which was a necessity when your army is mostly untrained conscripts. The nature of Communism left them with a very small group of effect scientists and engineers, and politics dictated what was researched and who was allowed to research more then skill or need.

    Even had they found Megatron, and they were still under the Czar when he was found, the chances that they could have understood his tech enough to reverse engineer it as the Americans did is somewhat doubtful, they were never even able to effectively reverse the American tech they acquired throughout the cold war.
     

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