|The Mediator (Posrednik)
||Gorkiy Film Studio|
The Mediator (Posrednik) is a Soviet 1990 three-part made for TV science fiction movie directed by Vladimir Potapov and adapted from the novel "Glavniy polden" ("Main Noon") by Aleksandr Mirer. A small town is invaded by aliens, taking people under mind control by embedding alien matrixes called "Thinkers". Thinkers are implanted with the use of "Mediator" devices (hence the title of the film). The target of the first wave of the invasion is a great radio telescope, located near the town, that they plan to use as a receiver for the main invasion. But the aliens suddenly encounter with a problem: Thinkers cannot be implanted in minds of kids and teenagers, and also mentally deficient people. Three teenagers, Sergey, Nastya and Zhenya, are in center of the events.
The following weapons were used in the film The Mediator (Posrednik):
Makarov PM pistols are widely used in the movie. They are service sidearms of Soviet Militsiya (police) personnel. Pistols from the armoury of the shooting gallery are used by the supervisor of the gallery Georgiy Stepanovich Chernov (Vilor Kuznetsov), Sergey Belenkiy (Andrey Tarasenko) and Aleksandr Zamyatin (Valeriy Storozhik).
Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
(road patrol) Inspector aims his PM.
A PM, taken from Chernov, in hands of Kiselyov (Algis Matulionis
), controlled by one of the leaders of alien group under the alias "Angle 1".
"Angle 1" fires a PM, examining Earth weapon.
Sergey takes a PM from the armoury of the shooting gallery.
Perfect closeups of Sergey's PM.
Sergey aims at Aleksandr Zamyatin (Valeriy Storozhik
), an engineer of the radio telescope, controlled by "Angle 11".
Zamyatin, liberated of the alien mind by Sergey and Nastya, holds a PM.
AKS-47 assault rifles from Militsiya armoury are seen in hands of many mind-controlled people.
Type III AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
Mind-controlled Solovyova (Valeriya Ustinova) loads an AKS-47.
A closeup of Solovyova's firing AKS-47.
Two mind-controlled men, Zamyatin's colleague Yuriy (Yuriy Breshin) and a GAI
Inspector (uncredited) with AKS-47 on guard of the radio telescope.
A mind-controlled man (Oleg Filipenko) fires a the door of radio room.
A mind-contrilled Militsiya
officer with an AKS-47 during the hunt for Zamyatin.
A paratrooper Lt. (stunt coordinator Nikolay Sysoyev
) with an AKS-47 acts as a bodyguard for Col. Ganin (Dmitry Matveev
) who delivers the ultimatum to aliens.
Capt. Pavel Ostapovich Rubchenko (Stanislav Zhitarev
), controlled by "Triangle 6", fires an AKS-47.
A closeup of the barrel and front sight.
Georgiy Stepanovich Chernov (Vilor Kuznetsov) fires an Izhmash SM-2 bolt action target rifle at mind-controlled Rubchenko.
Chernov holds an SM-2 rifle.
Another view of the rifle.
Sergey Belenkiy (Andrey Tarasenko) with an SM-2 rifle.
Mi-24P attack helicopters are armed with Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 autocannons.
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 30mm automatic cannon with unfired rounds - 30x165mm
A Mi-24P with GSh-2-30 autocannon is seen at the background.
Another view of the Mi-24.
Two Mi-24P attack helicopters are used to threaten the invaders when they are uncovered.
Two Mi-24 fire a salvo of 57mm S-5 rockets from UB-32A launchers.