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Chernobyl

Postby Steve1956 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:08 pm

Anybody watched this,it's getting rave reviews

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Rileybobs » Sat May 25, 2019 1:09 pm

Yep. Must watch.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Blackrod » Sat May 25, 2019 1:09 pm

Which Chanel is it on ? I’d like to.

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Re: Chernobyl

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Rileybobs » Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm

Blackrod wrote:Which Chanel is it on ? I’d like to.


Sky Atlantic.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Dyched » Sat May 25, 2019 1:22 pm

Watched the first 2 which were fantastic. Gotta make time for the rest.

Just finished watching a series called The Looming Tower. Worth a watch also!!!

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Steve1956 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:22 pm

What's it about?

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Steve-Harpers-perm » Sat May 25, 2019 1:23 pm

Watching it. Would recommend it if not seen. Looking Tower also a good watch.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Dyched » Sat May 25, 2019 1:32 pm

Steve1956 wrote:What's it about?


The lead up to 9/11 and what mistakes were made. Information not shared between the cia/fbi. I think it’s about 10 episodes. They’re all on amazon prime or some are on iplayer 3/4 episodes with 1 more added each week.
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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Sat May 25, 2019 2:13 pm

Spijed wrote:You can go on holiday there now:

https://www.explore.co.uk/holidays/long ... GMEALw_wcB



Don't go, because chernobyl drop off.
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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Dyched » Sat May 25, 2019 2:20 pm

Spijed wrote:You can go on holiday there now:

https://www.explore.co.uk/holidays/long ... GMEALw_wcB


Wow!! I’d actually love to go there. Thanks.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby bfcjg » Sat May 25, 2019 8:27 pm

The joke at the time was why shouldn't you wear nuclear underpants ? Because Chernobyl fall out.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Exeterclaret » Sat May 25, 2019 8:32 pm

Dyched wrote:Wow!! I’d actually love to go there. Thanks.

I've been to the exclusion zone and Pripyat. It's well visited these days but an absolutely fascinating place nonetheless.
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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Shore claret » Sat May 25, 2019 8:48 pm

One of our younger lads at work was raving about the programme, then came out with the gem "apparently it's based on true events " . He's not the brightest.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby TheOriginalLongsider » Sat May 25, 2019 9:08 pm

My brother worked on it (special effects) can see his name on the credits.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Loyalclaret » Sat May 25, 2019 9:17 pm

Have not watched the programme but I know someone who’s there this weekend as a tourist :o

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Steve1956 » Sat May 25, 2019 10:32 pm

Just watched three episodes on the bounce,gripping stuff,if it wasnt fact,you wouldn't believe that that could happen.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Steve1956 » Sat May 25, 2019 10:34 pm

TheOriginalLongsider wrote:My brother worked on it (special effects) can see his name on the credits.

What name am I looking for...the unoriginal Longsider?

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby bfcjg » Sun May 26, 2019 12:05 am

I remember the radio active clouds causing issues in Cumbria and other places. Also I remember my youngest daughter was a tiny baby and when the rain that might be contaminated came over Burnley we made sure her pram was really well covered and nothing could touch her. It was a scary time.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Hipper » Sun May 26, 2019 7:28 am

Steve1956 wrote:What name am I looking for...the unoriginal Longsider?


I think it was theOriginalBrunshawroader - he's an older brother.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby JohnMac » Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 am

Dyched wrote:Watched the first 2 which were fantastic. Gotta make time for the rest.

Just finished watching a series called The Looming Tower. Worth a watch also!!!


Compelling viewing about the two biggest superpowers on earth at that time.

The USSR tried to cover up potentially the end of western Europe and the USA couldn't understand the enormity of the Jihadist movement.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sun May 26, 2019 10:31 am

bfcjg wrote:I remember the radio active clouds causing issues in Cumbria and other places. Also I remember my youngest daughter was a tiny baby and when the rain that might be contaminated came over Burnley we made sure her pram was really well covered and nothing could touch her. It was a scary time.

Wheb it happened. I was two year old out in the pram with my parents on the canal at barlick. (Obviously i dont remember). But my mum said it was raining and she had a white dress on and the rain was black and marked it.

Terrible event. Some of the workers and firefighters were incredibly brave. Cant imagine how bad it wouldve been but for them. Will watch this.

Saw a documentary recently about it. Sure it was guy martin but may have been someone else.

Wanted to go before when we were in Ukraine. Funnily enough nobody fancied it :mrgreen:

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Lowbankclaret » Sun May 26, 2019 10:37 am

JohnMac wrote:Compelling viewing about the two biggest superpowers on earth at that time.

The USSR tried to cover up potentially the end of western Europe and the USA couldn't understand the enormity of the Jihadist movement.


I have watch Chernobyl, I remember well when it happened.
I remember the artist impression in the papers explaining that if the core melted down , no- one knew how to prevent that melting to the core of the earth. I always assumed that the core must not have melted down but it appears it did and now we are finding out how the Russians prevented a worldwide disaster.

It was the event that made me 100% against nuclear power.

Hundreds of Russians had to sacrifice themselves to stop Chernobyl killing millions.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby kaptin1 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:55 am

Blackrod wrote:Which Chanel is it on ? I’d like to.


https://popcorntime.sh/

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Blackrod » Sun May 26, 2019 11:22 am

Exactly why I don’t like Nuclear Power ( although the deterrent issue is something else). The consequences of something going wrong are catastrophic.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Lowbankclaret » Sun May 26, 2019 11:40 am

Blackrod wrote:Exactly why I don’t like Nuclear Power ( although the deterrent issue is something else). The consequences of something going wrong are catastrophic.


Exactly, there have been 4 major accidents I know off.

Windscale in the 50’s, if a local MP had not forced filters to be put on the chimneys the North West of England would still be uninhabitable today. They are still working on trying to decommission that part of the plant.

3 mile island in America, know nothing about this one.

Chernobyl which could have killed over 50-60 million people, I am learning a lot more about it due to the program that’s on .

Fukushima , an Engineering disaster. They predicted a tsunami of 15 meters every 100 years and built sea defences 7 meters high (not sure the figures are correct but it’s the jist of what happened) sea defences got swamped and left with no power they could not shut down the reactors. Not sure if by design or luck they didn’t make Japan uninhabitable.

When you consider the half life of some of the radioactive material is 50,000 years, it’s a risk to great for me.

The issue our kids will have deal with is all the drums of nuclear waste we have dumped in the oceans. It is going to have to be recovered and dealt with properly
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Re: Chernobyl

Postby harryharryharry » Sun May 26, 2019 11:42 am

I went there a couple of years ago. Fascinating - if a bit of a long trip from Kiev - took all day and, by the standards of The Ukraine, it was reasonably pricey. Pripyat is haunting to say the least.

Pripyat football ground's stand is still - just about - standing.
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If anybody does go, make sure your tour visits the Duga radar site as well which is fascinating.
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The programme has been brilliant so far - just enough docu and just enough drama.
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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Lowbankclaret » Sun May 26, 2019 1:38 pm

I found the firemen melting from the outside due to severe radiation exposure horrific, but the makeup people did an incredible job of making them look so bad.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby FactualFrank » Sun May 26, 2019 1:42 pm

Wrote an article about it the other day. Around 20,000 years before people can live there.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Lowbankclaret » Sun May 26, 2019 1:48 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Wrote an article about it the other day. Around 20,000 years before people can live there.


Where was it published, would like to read it?

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby thatdberight » Sun May 26, 2019 2:07 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Wrote an article about it the other day. Around 20,000 years before people can live there.


Not to downplay the seriousness of such pollution of an area, but that's specific to the area directly over the reactor core. They're talking about reducing the 30km zone.

It would be a shame if they normalise it too much too quickly. Apart from anything else, it's become a wonderful nature reserve.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby FactualFrank » Sun May 26, 2019 3:32 pm

Lowbankclaret wrote:Where was it published, would like to read it?


It was actually yesterday that I sent it off, so doubt it will be published until tomorrow. I often sell them on, or people send me an article and I put it on one of my sites for the same fee.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Pimlico_Claret » Sun May 26, 2019 4:36 pm

Hundreds of Russians had to sacrifice themselves to stop Chernobyl killing millions.[/quote]
Watching the series, on episode 3.Didnt seem like they had a lot of choice, eg the coal miners marched off at gunpoint to tunnel under the reactor core. Equally as fascinating as an insight into the latter days of Communism in Europe.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby AlargeClaret » Sun May 26, 2019 4:55 pm

It’s excellent if not quite the frenzied “ w@nk fest” the luvvies would have you believe . ( ok I mean the huge sky publicity machine ) It’s a very good re-telling , seemingly forensically accurate in the important details and a great cast . Everyone speaking in English regional accents is a bit unnerving but you soon get past that

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Lowbankclaret » Sun May 26, 2019 5:32 pm

Pimlico_Claret wrote:Hundreds of Russians had to sacrifice themselves to stop Chernobyl killing millions.

Watching the series, on episode 3.Didnt seem like they had a lot of choice, eg the coal miners marched off at gunpoint to tunnel under the reactor core. Equally as fascinating as an insight into the latter days of Communism in Europe.[/quote]

Agreed difficult to know if they were forced or agreed due to knowing the circumstances, the program kind of leaves that open.

I have been reading more detail today and 2 of the 3 guys who went in to open the water valves are still alive today.. that I find amazing.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby NottsClaret » Sun May 26, 2019 5:40 pm

thatdberight wrote:Apart from anything else, it's become a wonderful nature reserve.


Same in the area around Fukushima. Nature seems to prefer a big pit of smouldering radiation to actually having mankind live amongst it. Although of course we made that too.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby thatdberight » Sun May 26, 2019 5:49 pm

AlargeClaret wrote:It’s excellent if not quite the frenzied “ w@nk fest” the luvvies would have you believe . ( ok I mean the huge sky publicity machine ) It’s a very good re-telling , seemingly forensically accurate in the important details and a great cast . Everyone speaking in English regional accents is a bit unnerving but you soon get past that


I think the lack of unnecessary Ukrainian / Russian accents is one of the many great touches. We know where it's set.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby TheOriginalLongsider » Sun May 26, 2019 10:47 pm

Steve1956 wrote:What name am I looking for...the unoriginal Longsider?


He’s the FX Supervisor. His team do all the special effects.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Mon May 27, 2019 7:09 am

Started watching it yesterday, don't know why they call it Cheernobyl, it's well bleak.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby ClaretDiver » Tue May 28, 2019 9:02 pm

Anyone watched episode 4 yet?? If you are into this then HBO have a mini series called The Hot Zone re the Ebola Virus outbreak....worth watching!!!

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby theroyaldyche » Tue May 28, 2019 9:21 pm

Im on eps 4 now

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Hibsclaret » Tue May 28, 2019 9:44 pm

Interesting seeing how Gorbachov is portrayed and how flippantly he deals with how 3 men are going to certain death, along with his disdain for info from the scientist. Makes you realise the pressure of dealing with a situation effecting potentially millions of lives. Not sure how our indecisive politicians would deal with something like this. Hopefully, we will never need to know.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby claptrappers_union » Tue May 28, 2019 10:11 pm

Just watched the pilot episode, looks really good as a series. It’s a bit ‘tele’ at times with some ropey acting, but that’s reflected with some brilliant scenes and good characters.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Spiral » Tue May 28, 2019 10:16 pm

The central cast don't come into the series until the second episode. The performances of the three leads are brilliant.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby claptrappers_union » Tue May 28, 2019 10:31 pm

I’ll watch the others. The first episode was great mostly. Some of the peripheral characters looked like they were acting in 999:Livesavers
and some of the script was like spoon-feeding those who didn’t know what the show is about at times too. From the sounds of it, we’ll be past that point now and the series can get going.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Tue May 28, 2019 11:05 pm

Anyway of watching this on bt or online? Dont have sky.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Lowbankclaret » Tue May 28, 2019 11:14 pm

Every pet shot in the exclusion zone.
3600 people did a 90 second stint at clearing the most radioactive roof, that 90 seconds was thought to half their life expectancy.

The sacrifices they made are simply amazing.

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby ClaretDiver » Wed May 29, 2019 10:24 am

Just watched ep4...christ....if anyone wants another series to watch then check out The Hot Zone, the story of the Ebola virus!

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby Sheedyclaret » Wed May 29, 2019 10:36 am

What channel is the hot zone on??...Chernobyl has been excellent..

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Re: Chernobyl

Postby ClaretDiver » Wed May 29, 2019 5:38 pm

Sheedyclaret wrote:What channel is the hot zone on??...Chernobyl has been excellent..


Sheedy, I have actually downloaded it. it is an HBO production...but worth searching out....


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