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    Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

    Premiering May 6, and followed by subsequent episodes each Monday, Chernobyl stars Emmy-nominee Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) and Oscar-nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, Breaking the Waves).

    Chernobyl is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad). Produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky co-production, Emmy-winner Carolyn Strauss (Game of Thrones) and Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch) serve as executive producers while Johan Renck and Chris Fry (Humans) co-executive produce. Sanne Wohlenberg (Black Mirror) also produces.

    On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe.....
    Has anyone watched this? I heard that it's one of the most scariest mini-series ever made.
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    I've been watching it. It's very well done, good acting and great atmosphere. If you do watch it, they also have a podcast, one per episode, with the producer Mazin, where they discuss the history of the episode's events and how the show tried to portray them. Also recommended, as in the former Soviet Union, fact was stranger than fiction...
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    Ukrianian people related to the powerplant and the procedure of liquidating the consequences have spotted some inaccuracies and slantings.

    Meanwhile some British blame it for the lack of black characters.
    https://www.rt.com/news/460958-chern...ersity-actors/
    There were no blacks in or around the power plant, so introducing some would aggravate the extant shortcomings of the show.
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    Ukrianian people related to the powerplant and the procedure of liquidating the consequences have spotted some inaccuracies and slantings
    I find the mini-series very well done and highly entertaining. I am not familiar enough with all of the particulars to know what the inaccuracies/slantings are

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReluctantSamurai View Post
    I find the mini-series very well done and highly entertaining. I am not familiar enough with all of the particulars to know what the inaccuracies/slantings are
    I didn't watch the show, so I would repeat what I heard from people who did and who know the inside stuff (of the power plant, not of the show). They said it was ridiculous to show a leadboarded truck at the time of the accident - and even later military APCs were used to travel in the zone. Radiation meters were not fixed outside the vehicles - each of them was equipped with one inside. The helicopter fell into the ruins of the power plant half a year after the catastrophe - in October 1986. These are only the first 3 inadequacies mentioned in the article which I didn't read further.
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    внимание, внимание!

    I really want to watch the series, Chernobyl had an impact in Romania as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    внимание, внимание!

    I really want to watch the series, Chernobyl had an impact in Romania as well.
    It had an impact everywhere - there were sheep in Cumbria who couldn't be sold or moves for decades after without special permits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippus Flavius Homovallumus View Post
    It had an impact everywhere - there were sheep in Cumbria who couldn't be sold or moves for decades after without special permits.
    But funnily enough, the area around Chernobyl is now thriving with wildlife. Bad though a nuclear meltdown is, in the long run it's still less damaging than modern civilisation.

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    Russian TV to create it's own Chernobyl show, with blackjack and hookers...
    I guess the show's premise of humiliating a system that is obsessed with not being humiliated rings true. The HBO show makes heroes out of the people cleaning up the mess, but whatever...

    I also take this time to admonish Valve for dropping the ball here. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. bundle is $40 on Steam, even though the game came out in 2007. How about a quick sale to take advantage of the interest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone View Post
    Russian TV to create it's own Chernobyl show, with blackjack and hookers...
    I guess the show's premise of humiliating a system that is obsessed with not being humiliated rings true. The HBO show makes heroes out of the people cleaning up the mess, but whatever...

    I also take this time to admonish Valve for dropping the ball here. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. bundle is $40 on Steam, even though the game came out in 2007. How about a quick sale to take advantage of the interest?
    It's 70% off on GOG right now.
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    It wasn't that bad. Nuclear power is great. Solar power kills more birds. Radiation sickness is perfectly survivable. Barely anyone got cancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossLOPER View Post
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michael.../#28cfd4a7632f

    It wasn't that bad. Nuclear power is great. Solar power kills more birds. Radiation sickness is perfectly survivable. Barely anyone got cancer.
    Seems like a terrible author when you look up the institute he co-founded and what it does.
    Btw, you can also survive cancer, so nuclear really isn't that bad.
    I'm a huge fan of using that huge yellow nuclear fusion plant in the sky for energy...don't try to collect too much of it with your skin though, that way there's more cancer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    Seems like a terrible author when you look up the institute he co-founded and what it does.
    Btw, you can also survive cancer, so nuclear really isn't that bad.
    I'm a huge fan of using that huge yellow nuclear fusion plant in the sky for energy...don't try to collect too much of it with your skin though, that way there's more cancer...
    Is he correct in evaluating the show's portrayal of radiation sickness, though?

    If the Russian mainstream despises the show, Gilrandir is obligated to like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    Is he correct in evaluating the show's portrayal of radiation sickness, though?
    Probably, but until he buys a house right next to the Chernobyl reactor to live there with his family, I'm not buying that the whole radiation scare isn't so bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    If the Russian mainstream despises the show, Gilrandir is obligated to like it.
    If you were observant, some days ago in this thread I claimed I didn't watch it. And my mind does not change with the setting and rising of a few suns. Since it happened so close (both in time and distance) I don't need any show to tell me the story of the tragedy again. I expect a Titanic survivor wouldn't like to watch the movie either. Although, I might be wrong in this. I wouldn't, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    Probably, but until he buys a house right next to the Chernobyl reactor to live there with his family, I'm not buying that the whole radiation scare isn't so bad.
    What if he wrote his book in this house? Can the influence of radiation account for his views?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    What if he wrote his book in this house? Can the influence of radiation account for his views?
    I think that is a possibility, you never know with quantum science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    A quantum science once fell on the head of the friend of my cousin's grandmother's barber's dog and he hasn't been the same since.
    You mean "a thick book on quantum science"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    You mean "a thick book on quantum science"?
    Due to the nature of the quantum science, we cannot know what exactly it was. It was definitely a Schrödinger's Quantum Science.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    Due to the nature of the quantum science, we cannot know what exactly it was. It was definitely a Schrödinger's Quantum Science.
    Evidently both. The book and the science.
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    Russians never cease to amaze me. Good show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    Russians never cease to amaze me. Good show.
    Like "Russians who are not satisfied with the show" or like "Russians IN the show"? If the latter than most people which the show features are not Russians. They are Ukrainians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    Like "Russians who are not satisfied with the show" or like "Russians IN the show"? If the latter than most people which the show features are not Russians. They are Ukrainians.
    Both. Perhaps the better word was Soviet. Of course Russia would have you believe everything east of Poland and north of Greece is Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    If the latter than most people which the show features are not Russians. They are Ukrainians.
    They all look the same to me.


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    They all look the same to me.
    Then try to smell them. Ukranians would be smelling of salo, Russians of vodka.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pannonian View Post
    But funnily enough, the area around Chernobyl is now thriving with wildlife. Bad though a nuclear meltdown is, in the long run it's still less damaging than modern civilisation.
    This is not exactly true.

    Some areas in the exclusion zone are thriving with wildlife, but the animals have been observed to not live as long, and other areas remain utterly dead.

    The plant exploded but it didn't leave some sort of magical miasma in a perfect ring around the reactor dome - there are hotspots and coldspots of radiation. Some areas are entirely liveable, some a deadly within a few hours or less.

    It's a widely recognised fact that the Nuclear Power we use is pretty much the most dangerous form of the technology, and we use it primarily because it doubles up as a way to make fissile material for bombs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    Then try to smell them. Ukranians would be smelling of salo, Russians of vodka.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    Xохрюшка?
    Didn't get it. It's not a word, either in Russian or in Ukrainian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    Didn't get it. It's not a word, either in Russian or in Ukrainian.
    The only thing I can guess is that he misspelled корюшка, but that does not even make sense in context.
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    хохлушка + хрюшка = Xохрюшка

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