The Pestle


Ep 246: “Chernobyl” (HBO Series)

August 29, 2023

We fly over Craig Mazin’s “Chernobyl” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, lens flares, stabilizing a handheld shot;
  • Story & Writing, horror, tragedy, tension, threats;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.Marie Curie

Notes & References:
Chernobyl Show vs Reality – Footage Comparison (YouTube)
Chernobyl Anatoly Dyatlov’s real interview (YouTube)
Iodine blocks radiation from your thyroid gland (
“China Syndrome” (wiki) a nuclear meltdown scenario named for the idea that nothing would stop a meltdown tunneling its way to the other side of the world (“China”)
Room temperature superconductor (wiki)
LK-99 supposed room temperature superconductor was a bust (
How many died of radiation at Fukushima? One, and six cases of cancer and leukemia from radiation exposure (wiki)

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