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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2019, 10:27:46 AM »
Nice to see Emily Watson crop up in it, she's good in everything but her character looks interesting as well.

Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2019, 01:55:59 PM »
Any chance someone could explain why they carried out the test in the way they did. If the whole point was to see if they could keep the pumps running in the event of a power blackout then why did they start by shutting off the steam to the turbines and then see if the rundown generated enough electrical power for the pumps while the auxilliary supply was kicking in.  Is the steam supply normally shut off in the event of a power blackout?

Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2019, 03:02:12 PM »
Any chance someone could explain why they carried out the test in the way they did. If the whole point was to see if they could keep the pumps running in the event of a power blackout then why did they start by shutting off the steam to the turbines and then see if the rundown generated enough electrical power for the pumps while the auxilliary supply was kicking in.  Is the steam supply normally shut off in the event of a power blackout?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster#Accident

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2019, 03:21:46 PM »
Normally they keep the pumps running from the power the plant itself was generating - the test was about keeping the pumps going during an emergency shutdown during a power cut.

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2019, 05:57:50 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster#Accident

Another Dyatlov (as in a person, not an eponymous incident) mentioned there!

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2019, 06:15:46 PM »
Watched both episodes of this and I reckon it's bastard superb.

Accents do feel a bit weird, especially when there's snippets of foreign that pop up, like the loudspeaker evacuations.
It's beautifully filmed, bleak as fuckery and there's some great bits of tension.

Also, your man is a shoe-in to play Jaz Coleman if they ever make a Killing Joke biopic.

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2019, 08:43:50 PM »
Joe Meek!

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2019, 08:49:13 PM »
snippets of foreign that pop up, like the loudspeaker evacuations.


wasn't subtitled, was it? or do I need to adjust my settings?

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2019, 08:53:08 PM »
https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n23/mike-jay/i-dont-understand-it-at-all

LRB review of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy.

Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2019, 09:36:16 PM »
wasn't subtitled, was it? or do I need to adjust my settings?

Don't believe so, but it was pretty obvious what the announcement meant (given that we'd just witnessed a convoy of coaches leave the town). Felt nice for a TV show director to respect the audience's intelligence for a change.

Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2019, 12:35:51 AM »
I'm on both sides of the fence with the accents/using British actors, it was jarring at first especially Con O'Neill, but the ambience and production is captivating enough on top of the great acting, I found myself immersed enough that I forgot I hear a Leeds accent.

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2019, 11:02:16 AM »
Don't believe so, but it was pretty obvious what the announcement meant (given that we'd just witnessed a convoy of coaches leave the town). Felt nice for a TV show director to respect the audience's intelligence for a change.
Well, yeah, it was completely obvious what the announcements were about.
My point was that it was rather jarring to have everyone speaking in English and then have these in Russian/Ukrainian.

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #72 on: May 16, 2019, 10:19:46 PM »
https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n23/mike-jay/i-dont-understand-it-at-all

LRB review of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy.

That is a very good book. I read it recently without knowing this series was in the pipeline, but I am even more glad I did now.

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2019, 03:25:39 PM »
I'd just like to say that I thought Skarsgaard was portraying Boris YELTSIN for a long time, and having looked at a picture of the Boris he IS portraying, I think the actor playing Gorbachev and Skarsgaard should have swapped roles (although the Gorby guy isn't as good).

I like this. Radiation poisoning was a constant terror of my childhood so I'm gripped.

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #74 on: Today at 02:55:25 AM »
Can't sleep and found a stream from Sky Atlantic so I am bang on the first broadcast like a fanboy.

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The faces from telly past appearing in this!

Now it's Evil Trevor from Eastenders playing a gruff and naked miner. Cor!

Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #75 on: Today at 04:15:54 AM »
And did you spot Finchy?

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #76 on: Today at 04:19:54 AM »
And did you spot Finchy?

I did indeed. Loved the bit where Valery Legasov said "Chris, why don't you fuck off?"

Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #77 on: Today at 04:46:28 AM »
I didn't spot Finchy, did he play the reactor core?

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #78 on: Today at 06:00:27 AM »
I had a look for this on the old torrents the other day but no joy.  Sort it out, other people.  I want to watch things for free, dammit!

Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #79 on: Today at 06:30:52 AM »
I had a look for this on the old torrents the other day but no joy.  Sort it out, other people.  I want to watch things for free, dammit!

Flixtor, thank me later.

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« Reply #80 on: Today at 08:23:09 AM »
Flixtor, thank me later.

Coo.  Thank you kindly.

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Re: Chernobyl [HBO]
« Reply #81 on: Today at 10:49:44 AM »
This'll be good I reckon