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#21 jonny

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:26 PM

Is it true they depict the post evacuation pet cull? I literally will hate the series if they show soldiers shooting dogs. 


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#22 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

Is it true they depict the post evacuation pet cull? I literally will hate the series if they show soldiers shooting dogs. 

 

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#23 RFS

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:46 PM

Is it true they depict the post evacuation pet cull? I literally will hate the series if they show soldiers shooting dogs.


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#24 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:06 PM

I wasn't interesting in this because I would assume it's the usual Hollywood disaster melodrama.

 

But these comments make me want to see it. I read one Twitter thread by someone who lived in the Soviet Union saying the attention to detail is amazing. Even for things Americans would never pick up on, like the kitchen utensils and the specific little metal buckets citizens used to take out the trash. And that up till the late 80s Saturday was a school day. Tons of stuff like that.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:23 PM

The audio (especially the background noises) is superb.

The visuals are uncanny.

The only fault I find is some of the actors have a hint of an England accent.
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#26 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:29 PM

the producers addressed that. they let everyone use their normal voice. so you will also hear scottish and irish accents too. the producers decided to cast zero actors with a us accent.

they said they did not want phoney boris and natasha accents to take away from the film.

#27 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

I wasn't interesting in this because I would assume it's the usual Hollywood disaster melodrama.

But these comments make me want to see it. I read one Twitter thread by someone who lived in the Soviet Union saying the attention to detail is amazing. Even for things Americans would never pick up on, like the kitchen utensils and the specific little metal buckets citizens used to take out the trash. And that up till the late 80s Saturday was a school day. Tons of stuff like that.


the producers said in the opening episode the original script called for a main character to feed his cat. pouring food from the cat food bag. russian script consultants laughed. there was no specific pet food in the soviet union. pets just ate table scraps or home made per food.

#28 Midnightly

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:43 PM

Is it true they depict the post evacuation pet cull? I literally will hate the series if they show soldiers shooting dogs. 

 

 

the most recent episode they covered that, and how it effects those who did the shooting, you hear the shots, you see the dead but you don't see an animal being directly hit, but you do see a truck emptying a load of animals into a hole being buried in cement...its is a very sad part.. i think the worst was the puppies


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#29 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:49 PM

the most recent episode they covered that, and how it effects those who did the shooting, you hear the shots, you see the dead but you don't see an animal being directly hit, but you do see a truck emptying a load of animals into a hole being buried in cement...its is a very sad part.. i think the worst was the puppies

 

they actually filmed additional footage of what they did to the dogs when they ran out of bullets one day.  producers decided to scrap those scenes.

 

episode #4 opens with quite a scene where a young soldier is trying to coax an elderly rural resident (one that is old enough to list off to the young chap all the times and wars she'd been told to leave before going back to the revolution) to take part in the mandatory evacuation.  very powerful.


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#30 RFS

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:55 PM

I like the show except for Emma Watson's character who is not based on any real person and was simply shoe horned in as the brilliant female scientist who has to fix all the dumb men's mistakes. Cringey

#31 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:23 PM

The only fault I find is some of the actors have a hint of an England accent.

 

I think that's the best possible way though isn't it? The only other options would be to use an all-Russian cast and subtitle it or make the actors use a Russian "accent" which is always worse (think Sean Connery in Hunt for Red October).


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#32 jonny

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:25 PM

Time to cut down on the soy milk

 

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#33 rjag

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:48 PM

While we are on the subject of Russian accents etc...I would highly recommend McMafia https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6271042/ with James Norton and the Night Manager https://www.imdb.com..._1?ref_=nv_sr_1 with Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston Both are excellent dramas 



#34 rjag

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 06:42 AM

watched the 5th and final episode last night...what an excellent show! 

 

Really thought provoking about the good and bad in all people.



#35 Gary H

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:41 AM

Yeah, this was a great series.

 

Here is a short video on the massive containment structure that is seen in the credits.

 

https://youtu.be/sX-DCIyDeLo



#36 Gary H

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

And for those who can't get enough of all things "nuclear reactor" here is probably the best video showing the inside of a running nuclear reactor.  It is the Breazeale Reactor at Penn State University.  The video shows reactor startup, crank-up, and shut-down.  Very interesting stuff.

 

https://youtu.be/uYrhWO_ZLYw


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#37 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 11:41 AM

Oh yeah, that was neat.

 

My knowledge of nuclear reactors was, until watching that video, relegated to Simpson's episodes.


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