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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:13 am
 


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On a serious note. Radiation Poisoning would fucking suuuuuuuccccccckkkkk.


Oh it totally would. All of the people who were working at the reactor were dead within a month, save for one guy.And it wasn't a quick death.


It was a pretty good series though. I knew most of the details already, but it was good to see they took the piece seriously. Even down to Soviet era diving masks, phones, cars, busses . . .!

Typical 'Russian' piece though. Russians like sacrifice, especially heroic sacrifice for the common good. And there definitely was a lot of that. :cry:

I like the part where Legasov asks something like "Is this how things are done? Some uninformed, unqualified party member makes an arbitrary decision that will cost millions of people their lives?"

I absolutely love the series. I knew quite a bit about the disaster too, but there is something about *seeing* it on the little screen that makes it all the more chilling.

The thing that floors me is the ineptitude of the Soviets.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:25 am
 


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The thing that floors me is the ineptitude of the Soviets.


I went to Leningrad and Moscow when it was still the Soviet Union. I was not surprised in the least. I am actually more surprised at the progress they did make, despite the obvious flaws that they deliberately put in their own way.


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On a serious note. Radiation Poisoning would fucking suuuuuuuccccccckkkkk.


Oh it totally would. All of the people who were working at the reactor were dead within a month, save for one guy.And it wasn't a quick death.
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I absolutely love the series. I knew quite a bit about the disaster too, but there is something about *seeing* it on the little screen that makes it all the more chilling.

The thing that floors me is the ineptitude of the Soviets.


Same here. I watched a show on it some years ago called Zero Hour (the episode is on YouTube for those interested) but seeing it dramatized is something else.

And yeah the ineptitude is galling. The Chernobyl disaster is is essentially a metaphor for the rot at the core of the Soviet Union, and just like the reactor, the explosion laid bare to everyone just how bad things were.

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Thing that also blows me away is that the one guy in the control room survived all that fatal radiation and lived to 1995. I'm surprised the Soviets didn't dissect him to discover his superpowers/


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Absolutely. Officially the death toll was 56... but how many thousands died early as a result of this disaster?


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Last night's episode was fairly chilling. I was riveted when they sent in the "bio-robots". 56 dead my ass.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:36 am
 


Also, check out the Hot Zone, it's about Ebola starring Ser Davos.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 12:11 pm
 


Sorry guys. Checked my YouTube subscriptions this morning and there are too many classics to ignore. Gotta share:



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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 1:38 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
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The thing that floors me is the ineptitude of the Soviets.


I went to Leningrad and Moscow when it was still the Soviet Union. I was not surprised in the least. I am actually more surprised at the progress they did make, despite the obvious flaws that they deliberately put in their own way.


I got to make a trip to the USSR back in the day and was utterly shocked by the poverty and shortages.

The only thing that ever seemed to be widely available was cheap vodka for about three rubles per the liter. And that shit was awful!! I had a couple shots and got the most wicked headache from it.

The issue with the ineptitude is this torpor or lethargy combined with that special brand of dark Russian fatalism where they don't even try to improve things because they've resigned themselves that some other Russian will fuck it up for them.

And they're usually right. :|


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:21 am
 


Letterkenny.

Never really watched it. Decided the Crave subscription should get some use between Star Trek seasons.

Pretty sure the actor that plays 'Wayne' is related to my Dad. 8) They look identical, when my dad was that age, right down to the red hair. And Dad grew up in Central Ontario, so there might be a cuckoo in a nest somewhere. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:57 am
 


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Letterkenny.

Never really watched it. Decided the Crave subscription should get some use between Star Trek seasons.

Pretty sure the actor that plays 'Wayne' is related to my Dad. 8) They look identical, when my dad was that age, right down to the red hair. And Dad grew up in Central Ontario, so there might be a cuckoo in a nest somewhere. ;)

There's gunna be a scrap!

YES! Someone other Than Llama to get the references!

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:03 am
 


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Letterkenny.

Never really watched it. Decided the Crave subscription should get some use between Star Trek seasons.

Pretty sure the actor that plays 'Wayne' is related to my Dad. 8) They look identical, when my dad was that age, right down to the red hair. And Dad grew up in Central Ontario, so there might be a cuckoo in a nest somewhere. ;)

There's gunna be a scrap!

YES! Someone other Than Llama to get the references!

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Sooo, you were chatting with some guys on the internet the other day . . .


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:12 am
 


To be fair, it is a great show.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:18 am
 


My roomate the other day was like "it's 11:11, make a wish", I replied with "I wish you weren't so fucking awkward, bud". He's never seen Letterkenny, so it was funnier for me.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:21 am
 


"I made your mom come so hard the National Film Board is going to make a Heritage Moment out of it."

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