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Reboot: Fantastic Voyage By: Jonathan Cyfer

Reboot: Fantastic Voyage  By: Jonathan Cyfer If you have never heard of Fantastic Voyage it's probably because you aren't into vintage science fiction. Released in 1966, this is one of a long series of cold war thrillers pitting Americans and Soviets in a race against time to gain a technological advantage that could be used as a weapon. In this case, the weapon is miniaturization; the ability to shrink people and objects down to microscopic size. The plot goes thus. A Soviet scientist named Jan Benes defects and is smuggled out of the Soviet Union to America by a U.S Agent named Grant, heroically played by Stephen Boyd . On the way from the airport, Soviet agents make a desperate attempt to assassinate Benes by crashing a vehicle into the car transporting him. There's a subsequent gun fight but the Soviets are beaten back. Unfortunately, Benes is injured in the crash. There's a blood clot in his brain that has put him into a coma. It's inoperable through conve