TV HBO Miniseries - Chernobyl (April 26, 1986) Premieres on May 6, 2019

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
#5
I was reading something just last week about some folks being irradiated and dying more recently. Apparently, the Russians STILL allowed the shearing of sheep at ground zero, allowed it to be shipped to a processing plant (leading to deaths of people there, of course), but then the place stored it in a room on the same floor knowingly waiting for the halflife to decrease.
 

chumpy

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#6
I was reading something just last week about some folks being irradiated and dying more recently. Apparently, the Russians STILL allowed the shearing of sheep at ground zero, allowed it to be shipped to a processing plant (leading to deaths of people there, of course), but then the place stored it in a room on the same floor knowingly waiting for the halflife to decrease.
That wool kept you toasty warm though
 

Floyd1977

Registered User
#7
I don't suppose there will be any attempt to fearmonger nuclear power plants.
 
#9
I saw a female scientist and grew instantly suspicious knowing how conservative Russia is.

It says Emily Watson plays Ulana Khomyuk, which I've been googling, and finding nothing but stuff about the HBO show. I'm guessing they made her up for the sake of inclusion.

I give the show an F- for trying to trick me.
 
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Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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#16
I saw a female scientist and grew instantly suspicious knowing how conservative Russia is.

It says Emily Watson plays Ulana Khomyuk, which I've been googling, and finding nothing but stuff about the HBO show. I'm guessing they made her up for the sake of inclusion.

I give the show an F- for trying to trick me.
Ulyana Khomyuk (Emily Watson, playing a composite character standing in for the response of the scientific community)

:meh:
 
#17
standing in for the response of the scientific community)
So she just sits there the whole show judging people like the ghost of Christmas past?

You know what? She's a homely woman, she doesn't get the same acting oppotunities as hot bitches, and most science woman do look like her to some degree. I say make your money Ms. Watson.
 

Creasy Bear

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#19
I'm digging it.

They show the head operator at the plant in total denial. He's like "We need to get the pumps online and pumping cooling water to the reactor core!" meanwhile, hunks of the reactor the size of canned hams are raining down around them.

I read a book about it. There really was a guy like that. He was in total shock and denial, and he kept barking stupid ass orders even hours after it was clear that shit had gone way kerblammo. It's that Rooskie retardation. Like if you just deny it, and keep it secret long enough, then it never happened.

They also made the plant guys look like retards who didn't know the first thing about radioactivity. They show a guy pick up a hunk of core graphite and puzzle over it like "Hmm, vaht's dis I vunder?" If you're a nuke engineer, there's no way you don't understand that you're looking at certain, painful, face-melting death all around you.

Oh, and they didn't show a single guy who just turned tail and ran. There had to be a guy like that. That would've been me. I would've taken one look at that shit volcano, turned on my heel, and skedaddled. I would've been knocking over old ladies and baby carriages to get the fuck out of town.

My Coward Fu is strong.
 
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MurphCO

Enough of this palaver
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#20
its weird that the English were operating the Russians Nuclear Power Program
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
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#22
Some good melting people this last episode. Damn that’s a shitty and slow way to die.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
#23
Some good melting people this last episode. Damn that’s a shitty and slow way to die.
I get that the firefighters and other personnel at the plant site were brave and stupid for what they did, but you have to give credit to the doctors and nurses who risked their lives treating the injured workers.
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
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#24
I get that the firefighters and other personnel at the plant site were brave and stupid for what they did, but you have to give credit to the doctors and nurses who risked their lives treating the injured workers.
Pregnant wife is gonna give birth to a mutant spawn.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#25
I get that the firefighters and other personnel at the plant site were brave and stupid for what they did, but you have to give credit to the doctors and nurses who risked their lives treating the injured workers.
I’m watching because I wanted to see how HBO was going to play it, meh, like Creasy I know enough about nuclear reactors and radiation that I like to think I would have had enough sense to not touch any of those guys, I understand it was 1986, and the Soviet Union, but the blatant ignorance they are showing is baffling.
I distinctly remember it happening and watched a few specials on it over the years, explaining exactly what happened and the sheer level of stupidity involved with that accident is amazing. It also doesn’t help the fear mongers afraid of the nuclear boogie men.
What it should really show is what lived by under communism is really like and what the leftist nitwits are encouraging through there “democratic socialism” gets you
 
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