June 28, 2010. Stary Oskol, Russia.
Deep in the bowels of a heavily guarded government-owned warehouse on the outskirts of Stary Oskol, in a basement sub-level laboratory located 12 floors underground, Fedor Emelianenko lies motionless on a workbench. He is in "sleep" mode now, his dilithium-crystal power supply having been removed by a team of scientists. Fedor is completely intact, except for his right hand, which lies beside him, its synthetic bio-skin flayed back, revealing the circuitry and computer processors located within its metal-skeleton framework.
The scientists survey the scene. One of them, Dr. Boris Sidorov, uses a line from the old TV show The Six Million Dollar Man. "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him," he says. “We have the technology.”
If he's expecting a laugh, he's disappointed. His remark is ignored by the other 4 scientists in the laboratory and by the half dozen M-1 Global personnel present. It does, however, catch the attention of General Andreev, who winces at the attempt at levity.
"Now is not the time for jokes, Comrade," says Andreev to Dr. Sidorov. "If you enjoy old American TV shows to that extent, perhaps you will enjoy to be Gilligan? Except your island will be located on the Siberian tundra instead of in the South Pacific."
Dr. Sidorov goes white. "I'm sorry, General. I don't know what came over me."