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Chernobyl (2019)

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That's good to see that their bravery has been acknowledged and forever immortalised. 

But how on earth were they not effected? 

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11 minutes ago, Cicero said:

That's good to see that their bravery has been acknowledged and forever immortalised. 

But how on earth were they not effected? 

They were most likely affected just not to an extent of it being lethal or causing significant health issues.

I'd imagine water down there wasn't as contaminated as expected; and water is also a good shield that absorbs and blocks radiation very well - so given that they were using some sort of scuba/wet suits and masks/respirators and underwent decontamination procedures thoroughly upon their return as well as the fact that they spent "only" minutes in the knee-deep water, it's not that surprising that they survived.

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1 minute ago, True Blue said:

Wikipedia fucking lied to me

By the time the men surfaced from under the reactor, all three were showing signs of severe radiation poisoning. Tragically, none of them survived for more than a few weeks.

Like other victims of the Chernobyl disaster, the three men were buried in lead coffins.

What makes their actions unique in comparison to those of the disaster's first responders is that these men were warned outright of the danger radiation posed — firefighters weren't given any background on radiation poisoning before running to put out the flames. They're all heroes, but these three men knew they'd die; they did it anyway, saving the lives of hundreds of thousands.

Their story has been mostly lost to time, with references only popping up in books about catastrophe, danger, and disaster. But the names of these three men shouldn't be forgotten.

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@True Blue

Post credits in season finale just confirmed @Inverted and @nudge

All three divers survived. One died of natural causes. 

100 of the miners however, died before the age of 40. 

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Just watched the last one. Very impactful, educational and well acted mini-series.

Top rated TV show on IMDB right now, it wont last as it'll get down voted by fanboys and fangirls of other stuff but it really was very good. 

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On 04/06/2019 at 05:19, Cicero said:

@True Blue

Post credits in season finale just confirmed @Inverted and @nudge

All three divers survived. One died of natural causes. 

100 of the miners however, died before the age of 40. 

I hate you all

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So.... is this really the greatest TV show of all time? 

Thinking of starting it next with the missus.

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2 hours ago, JOSHBRFC said:

So.... is this really the greatest TV show of all time? 

Thinking of starting it next with the missus.

Greatest? No not by far. Very very good? Yes indeed.

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4 hours ago, True Blue said:

Greatest? No not by far. Very very good? Yes indeed.

I'm just referring to the ratings for it and social media. 

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Just now, JOSHBRFC said:

I'm just referring to the ratings for it and social media. 

Yeah i know, they made it look like the greatest thing ever. However the Imdb ratings are shit, they made half of the Marvel movies excellent.

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9 hours ago, JOSHBRFC said:

So.... is this really the greatest TV show of all time? 

Thinking of starting it next with the missus.

It's probably the best non-fiction miniseries I've ever watched. 

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23 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Should I watch this?

Yes. Absolutely.

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Debating whether to watch this myself. It's been hyped up a lot by the media.

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1 hour ago, nudge said:

Yes. Absolutely.

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Na, kidding. I'll check it out tonight :)

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9 minutes ago, Tommy said:

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Na, kidding. I'll check it out tonight :)

I'm a bit biased as the show was actually mainly filmed in Lithuania (including the closed down actual nuclear power plant!) using mostly Lithuanian consultants and a few Lithuanian actors; and I can even recognise numerous places that were chosen for filming (the railroad bridge in Episode 1 where the locals gathered to watch the fallout being the best example as we used to climb it and drink beer there as teenagers) ^_^

It's a very good series at any case...

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