Chernobyl -sky Atlantic

ajthemackem

Striker
Watched the first episode yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Tell you what though, it doesn't half remind me of one of those educational dramas they used to show you in school.:lol:

Nice to see Laura Elphinstone doing well too, one of our own.
 
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Discopants91

Striker
Excellent second episode. A pity it's not on free to air TV. I don't think many people understand how bad it was/could have been.

Liked how the dumping of the firemen uniforms in the basement was replicated. There's a piece of one uniform sitting in the lobby of the hospital that some knacker brought up, obviously still highly radioactive.
Knew about the initial bit but had no idea how bad it could have been.

Class series like.
 

Lukas73

Winger
I must stop elaborating on every aspect of it as I think I'm ruining it for the people I watch it with! :lol: Would probably be my specialist subject on Mastermind. Always been fascinated by it, like.
it's been an education for me, I was 13 when it happened so never really grasped the reality or the severity of what did/ could've happened. absolutely compelling TV, I didn't breathe for the last minute!
 

Lexingtongue

Striker
it's been an education for me, I was 13 when it happened so never really grasped the reality or the severity of what did/ could've happened. absolutely compelling TV, I didn't breathe for the last minute!
I can't be certain yet, but I think they're going to overdramatise the basement scene that ended the last episode. Don't look into it yet, but depending on how drastic the start of episode three is, you might want to look into what actually happened to the three volunteers on the 'suicide squad'...
 

Lukas73

Winger
I can't be certain yet, but I think they're going to overdramatise the basement scene that ended the last episode. Don't look into it yet, but depending on how drastic the start of episode three is, you might want to look into what actually happened to the three volunteers on the 'suicide squad'...
bit of google,lunchtime reading for me!:cool:

I can't be certain yet, but I think they're going to overdramatise the basement scene that ended the last episode. Don't look into it yet, but depending on how drastic the start of episode three is, you might want to look into what actually happened to the three volunteers on the 'suicide squad'...
interesting read that.....bollocks the size of watermelons mind.....
 
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I can't be certain yet, but I think they're going to overdramatise the basement scene that ended the last episode. Don't look into it yet, but depending on how drastic the start of episode three is, you might want to look into what actually happened to the three volunteers on the 'suicide squad'...
So they supposedly didn't die?

A Chernobyl 'suicide squad' of volunteers helped save Europe — here's their amazing true story

Chernobyl disaster - Wikipedia

Even so, given what they did we can only be eternally grateful! :cool:
 

Davyred

Striker
Watched the 2 episodes last night and thought they were fantastic. At the time (as a pissed up 22 year old), I didn't realise just what it meant. To see what could have happened in such a short time frame is absolutely terrifying.

It also shows just what the Soviet Union was like then, they believed what they wanted to believe, no matter what.
 

West_Winger

Winger
bit of google,lunchtime reading for me!:cool:



interesting read that.....bollocks the size of watermelons mind.....
Aye the liquidators were only allowed to clean the roof for 2 minutes at a time iirc. They all ended up getting pretty much fuck all in terms of compensation or care off the government and they all seem to have suffered cancers as a result.

There was a really interesting documentary on the 30th anniversary of it on BBC4 but I can’t find the damn thing anywhere. The footage on the cameras looks like there’s ‘snow’ as you’d get on tvs that weren’t tuned in but it’s actually the radiation penetrating the lens.

The other interesting thing is the elephants foot - it’s this lump of molten graphite, nuclear matter and sand that was at one time the most radioactive thing on the entire planet. I don’t know how they’re planning to break it up as it’s several tons in weight.

Me and the missus fancied visiting the area as we’re fascinated by the wildlife that’s sprung up there but we haven’t had the chance yet.
 

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