HBO's Chernobyl Mini-series drops next week.

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Will be a 5 part mini-series with an episode dropping every week. Looks fascinating, especially since I'm set to take a Chernobyl tour this summer. Surprised a full scale movie was never made over the incident.

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Looks interesting. Will likely set back nuclear power another 20 years.
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Jared Harris alone makes it must see.
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Looks unimaginably depressing,

Not to say the story shouldn't be told, but I am sure that's at least part of the reason it hasn't been til now. I am sure it will be well done.
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Yeah, I will probably wait awhile before watching it. I do not have much desire to watch a bunch of scenes of people's skin sloughing off, puking their guts out, or what ever effects there are from radioactive exposure.
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I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
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If they want to end the series on a positive note, the whole region has become something of a wildlife haven. With no people, hunting etc, many populations have thrived, despite the radiation,

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3260583/Chernobyl-wildlife-PARADISE-Wolves-lynx-elk-boar-thrived-humans-abandoned-nuclear-disaster-zone.html
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oragator said:

Looks unimaginably depressing.
nope looks as depressing as I can imagine.
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Looks great. Story needs to be told.
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everything about radiation poisoning creeps me the eff out. every time i watch K-19 the Widowmaker. ugh.

but, i'm still going to watch this because the story is fascinating and that's a great cast.
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Looks depressing but I bet it'll be really well done so I'll most likely watch.
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A. Solzhenitsyn said:

I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
agree with everything - except the bold.... I'd need a REALLY big bucket for this to make the list.
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yea, my quick googling tells me that some enterprising Ukrainians will tell you just don't touch anything and will show you how safe it is with some hacked chicom Geiger counter.
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definitely going to watch, not sure ill watch it every time on the drop, think you gotta be in the right mood, but should be fantasitic for what it is. i've gone down the rabbit hole of reading about it before. perfect avenue to show it.
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A. Solzhenitsyn said:

I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.

Which books did you read/recommend?

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This looks like the kind of show that's going to make me want to shower after each episode, just to make sure.
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oragator said:

If they want to end the series on a positive note, the whole region has become something of a wildlife haven. With no people, hunting etc, many populations have thrived, despite the radiation,

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3260583/Chernobyl-wildlife-PARADISE-Wolves-lynx-elk-boar-thrived-humans-abandoned-nuclear-disaster-zone.html
Yep, no kidding. Where else can you hunt 3-headed bears?
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Vernada said:

A. Solzhenitsyn said:

I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
agree with everything - except the bold.... I'd need a REALLY big bucket for this to make the list.


I'm going this summer. Very much looking forward to it. Taking my own counter though.
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TexDill15 said:

A. Solzhenitsyn said:

I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.

Which books did you read/recommend?


the best one I found was "Chernobyl - the history of a nuclear catastrophe" by serhii plokhy
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This kicks off today, da?
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A. Solzhenitsyn said:

I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
But a lot of them didn't know, right?
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double aught said:

A. Solzhenitsyn said:

I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
But a lot of them didn't know, right?

Some did, some didn't. But they figured it out pretty quick and continued to fight.
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It's actually a pretty incredibly story. I encourage everyone to continue educating themselves on this piece of history, beyond the HBO show
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Looking forward to tuning into this. This event has always been particularly interesting to me.
A. Solzhenitsyn
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Watching now. These Ruskies all have British accents.
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A. Solzhenitsyn said:

Watching now. These Ruskies all have British accents.


I'd rather they speak Russian and have subtitles. It's the only way I've ever watched "crouching tiger, hidden dragon". Screw English in foreign events depicted in American cinema.
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Just finished the first episode. That was a hard watch. I can't imagine the pain they were in. The only thing worse is watching the willful ignorance of those devoted to the Soviet state and how the design was safe and anyone questioning it was ridiculed.
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A. Solzhenitsyn said:

I got on a Chernobyl kick awhile back and read a few books about it. Say what you will about the commies, there were some brave men out there who knew they were going to die and went out to fight the fire and contain the site at all costs.

Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.

"Say what you will about the commies"? Those idiots wanted to see how few safety rods were neccessary to run a nuclear plant. Bravery in the face of self-stupidity.
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Hagen95 said:

Looks interesting. Will likely set back nuclear power another 20 years.

Yep. That's the goal here.

Just like that Matt Damon anti-fracking film.
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The Debt said:

Hagen95 said:

Looks interesting. Will likely set back nuclear power another 20 years.

Yep. That's the goal here.

Just like that Matt Damon anti-fracking film.
It should be a lesson on socialism vs. nuclear power. Incompetence and sloppiness everywhere. And lack of resources to manage it properly. Not even having a working disometer available at a ****ing nuclear power plant.
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Is this more anti-nuclear power or anti-Russia? What's the angle?
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The angle so far does seem to be locked in on the denial, protecting the state, incompetence, and ignorance. Which is proper. The lives of the peon workers and the nearby residents meant nothing to them.
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A. Solzhenitsyn said:

Say what you will about the commies..
This is what I'll say about them:

Their screwed up economic system caused this disaster. It put these brave men in the terrible position to risk their lives to attempt save their families. Socialism is the greatest evil the world has yet known.

(And, BTW 2 years later Bernie Sanders spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. What a naive moron.)
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What pissed me off the most about this episode is when the bureaucrats forced that nuclear engineer to go on the roof to look down into the reactor when he already told them what he'd see. He did what they demanded for a few seconds which basically destroyed his face. Then he came back to the bureaucrats and continued to get yelled at, presumably because they didn't like his report.
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Fantastic pilot; a pilot nearly absent the entire main cast. Don't think I've ever seen that before. Preview for the rest of the series looked incredible as well.
 
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