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Chernobyl

Discussion in 'off topic' started by farfromthesun, May 8, 2019.

  1. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    Anyone watch this last night?

    As horrific as expected - cinematic imagery and a great droning soundtrack that just made it all the worse.

    Slightly odd were the English accents throughout.
     
  2. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    They should have added a low-voiced Ruskie accent for good measure.
     
  3. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

  4. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Watched the 1st episode last night on Now TV; thought it was absolutely brilliant (with weird Yorkshire accents too) :D

    I'll catch up with the 2nd episode today at sometime...

    The soundtrack was very doom & gloom, perfect for it IMO
     
  5. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    How refreshing to not treat the audience as unimaginative idiots and use cod Russian accents.
     
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  6. Conan

    Conan Loop digger

    A scouser accent would be better
     
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  7. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Staring down into the core-what a way to go, jeez. Superb TV.
     
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  8. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Are other episodes bar the first one available yet? I think it’s a weekly release?

    Been watching Chernobyl documentaries in the background this morning - absolutely fascinating. One of the most amazing things is that just simple water is such an amazing insulator at controlling radiation.
     
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  9. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    2nd episode was last night on Sky Atlantic IIRC

    Yes; seen a few Chernobyl programmes before; really quite scary what happened and how far it actually spread (in the air etc); radioactive sheep in Cumbria haha...

    I was nearly 7 when it happened, remember it being in the news too
     
  10. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    I was 13 and remember it well. Can’t really believe that we’ve had both this and Fukushima in our lifetimes. Let’s hope there are no more!!..
     
  11. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    Yup. My dad was involved with the spent fuel storage facilities at Calder Hall/Windscale/Sellafield. He was on the team that designed Pond 5, just a big water tank really.
     
  12. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Just checked Sky, episode one of five was on last night, episode two scheduled for next Tuesday night.
     
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  13. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Yeah, got my wires crossed. Thought it was Ep2 last night, it was just a rerun
     
  14. JimR

    JimR pfm Member

    Q. Why should you never buy Russian underpants?

    A. ‘Cause Chernobyl fall out.
     
  15. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Just watched the 2nd episode...

    Shit scary stuff. Amazing at how bloody minded the ruskies were and in complete & utter denial.

    Even when they're told it's happened and can see it with their own eyes... Nope, didnt happen

    Christ on a bike!
     
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  16. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    It’s so good I’ve watched it twice. Absolutely fascinating, but stumbled across this BBC production too, which this Sky Production is a direct copy of!

    Watch this too, it’s v interesting.

     
  17. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Aye, already seen that...

    It's scary enough that this thing is covered by a concrete sarcophagus that'll need renewing every so often as it's being eaten at from the inside..

    Even crazier are the folk that have been deep in to picture the 'elephants foot'
     
  18. denni55

    denni55 pfm Member

    Watched the 1st episode last night via Kodi,riveting,scary stuff.
    The Kursk and Chernobyl tragedies show how utterly rotten the old USSR was...
     
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  19. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    It’s so scary.

    I have a Cold War Russian Submarine clock (Kursk vintage) in my downstairs loo - I’m tempted to get a dosimeter make sure the bugger isn’t radioactive! :mad:o_O
     
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  20. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Well done production and yes, utterly horrifying. Hard to imagine how much worse it could have been.
     

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