Chernobyl (HBO Mini Series)

Chernobyl (HBO Mini Series)

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Greshamst

1,429 posts

84 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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If you liked Elf On A Shelf, you’ll love Ben Fogle in Chernobyl!

llewop

3,294 posts

175 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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pidsy said:
Channel 5 now.

Ben fogle goes to the zone. Some interesting bits so far but Ben is an awful presenter for the subject.
you're not wrong!

Did shudder at the white clothing they gave him to enter the control room etc, bad memories about how rubbish they were!

The bit I'd like to go back to see would be towards the end, inside the arch looking up at the shelter and everything.

200Plus Club

8,577 posts

242 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Have recorded it to watch tomorrow. Is it a series or just a one off?

pidsy

6,248 posts

121 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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A one off.

CrutyRammers

10,911 posts

162 months

Thursday 4th March
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Just finished watching it tonight. Nicely done I thought, all lead up well to the final episode which was very gripping, even though I knew what had happened.
Also appreciated that they explained that the female scientist was a fictional composite character, refreshing honesty.

wombleh

1,108 posts

86 months

Thursday 4th March
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Saw some comments that the series representation of Dyatlov was way off, apparently the INSAG7 report paints a very different picture of his part in it.

Durzel

9,711 posts

132 months

Thursday 4th March
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wombleh said:
Saw some comments that the series representation of Dyatlov was way off, apparently the INSAG7 report paints a very different picture of his part in it.
Although I think this show is pretty much a work of art, since watching it I have read similar comments and ended up feeling that Dyatlov was probably portrayed a little too on the nose in terms of out-and-out belligerence during the event, rather than simply naked ambition.

Gilhooligan

1,895 posts

108 months

Thursday 4th March
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Durzel said:
wombleh said:
Saw some comments that the series representation of Dyatlov was way off, apparently the INSAG7 report paints a very different picture of his part in it.
Although I think this show is pretty much a work of art, since watching it I have read similar comments and ended up feeling that Dyatlov was probably portrayed a little too on the nose in terms of out-and-out belligerence during the event, rather than simply naked ambition.
The bit where they claimed a 5 megaton steam explosion would happen if the corium made it into the flooded basement was also a let down. Great series overall though.

The Ben Fogle programme was decent enough. It would have been interesting to see more of the inside of the NSC.

21st Century Man

35,315 posts

212 months

Thursday 4th March
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pidsy said:
Channel 5 now.

Ben fogle goes to the zone. Some interesting bits so far but Ben is an awful presenter for the subject.
I bailed after a few minutes, there was a clip of the woodpecker array early on and instead of simply saying what it was built for they just went off on one of those conspiracy theory "believed to be a mind control experiment" bullocks. There was no coming back after that for me, programme ruined, I hit the remote.

jtremlett

1,020 posts

186 months

Thursday 4th March
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21st Century Man said:
I bailed after a few minutes, there was a clip of the woodpecker array early on and instead of simply saying what it was built for they just went off on one of those conspiracy theory "believed to be a mind control experiment" bullocks. There was no coming back after that for me, programme ruined, I hit the remote.
That's a bit strange because although they did mention mind control it was immediately laughed off and it was explained what it was for.

I thought the Fogle programme was pretty good actually. He was okay but it was really about the footage inside the restricted zone and the power station itself. A few snippets of archive footage too that were interesting, having seen the HBO series.

21st Century Man

35,315 posts

212 months

Thursday 4th March
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I was probably too hasty. I've got a low tolerance threshold with so much of this sort of thing on these sorts of programmes. Abandoned Engineering is only a whisker away from the same aliens that built the pyramids and sank the Titanic. I just had that vibe.

nuts

200Plus Club

8,577 posts

242 months

Thursday 4th March
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It was watchable. Crazy that people want to climb all over the area doing stunts and suchlike.

Sir Bagalot

5,631 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th March
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Made me laugh how he was wearing a mask (i'd want some full on filtered job rather than one that appeared to have come from screwfix) yet left his eyes unprotected to any dust.

I'd love to go there and look at all the areas he did, but there isn't a hope in hell that I would.

Crazy that so much stuff was stolen from site over the years.

zb

1,583 posts

128 months

Thursday 4th March
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pidsy said:
Channel 5 now.

Ben fogle goes to the zone. Some interesting bits so far but Ben is an awful presenter for the subject.
Not great, not terrible.

pidsy

6,248 posts

121 months

Thursday 4th March
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Sir Bagalot said:
Made me laugh how he was wearing a mask (i'd want some full on filtered job rather than one that appeared to have come from screwfix) yet left his eyes unprotected to any dust.

I'd love to go there and look at all the areas he did, but there isn't a hope in hell that I would.

Crazy that so much stuff was stolen from site over the years.
You should go.
Quite a few of us have been - including some who worked or continue to work out there.
I found it a very moving experience.

llewop

3,294 posts

175 months

Thursday 4th March
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Gilhooligan said:
The bit where they claimed a 5 megaton steam explosion would happen if the corium made it into the flooded basement was also a let down. Great series overall though.

The Ben Fogle programme was decent enough. It would have been interesting to see more of the inside of the NSC.
Not video, although might be able to find some if poke around enough, pictures from EBRD of inside NSC + during build

EBRD album

and main page on the project and other work on site
EBRD Chernobyl NSC main page

waynecyclist

1,211 posts

78 months

Thursday 4th March
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zb said:
pidsy said:
Channel 5 now.

Ben fogle goes to the zone. Some interesting bits so far but Ben is an awful presenter for the subject.
Not great, not terrible.
Agreed it was watchable and interesting.

Scary to see the particles in the air under the torch beam.

Would love to visit one day.

Clockwork Cupcake

65,656 posts

236 months

Thursday 4th March
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zb said:
Not great, not terrible.
hehe

Harfi88

354 posts

26 months

Thursday 4th March
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llewop said:
Not video, although might be able to find some if poke around enough, pictures from EBRD of inside NSC + during build

EBRD album

and main page on the project and other work on site
EBRD Chernobyl NSC main page
Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing are they yours ?

llewop

3,294 posts

175 months

Thursday 4th March
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Harfi88 said:
Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing are they yours ?
No, a lot of them from after I left, but I worked on the NSC project for 4-5 years.