Ken “Pooch Van Druten: The thing that struck me most about it was the fact that the people that we worked with in Russia (not just this time, but EVERY time) made me TRULY question why we, as the American people, were deathly afraid of the Soviet Union for 40 or more years.  The people we worked with couldn’t even make an Internet connection work at the gig, much less send a man in space before America in the 60’s.  If the gig were any indication of how Russian ingenuity works, I think they probably had a 95% failure rate of shooting off nuclear inter-continental ballistic missiles.