Y2K The Movie Comments

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Just finished watching Y2K The Movie. The first half of it was a strange sort of deja vu for something that hasn't happened yet seemed so familiar. The second half was just the usual TV adventure movie cliche.

I don't know if it will increase people's concern but at least it's a start. All it takes is the ability to add one and one and get two, something that many of the idiot pollies on this forum can't seem to do, to Get It.

-- cody varian (cody@y2ksurvive.com), November 21, 1999


I agree with you. The first part gave a true insight into what might happen. The second half was a dud.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), November 21, 1999.

I agree, started off halfway decently, but then turned to utter silliness with the plane skidding sideways to a stop. Oh well, if anyone was listening, the whole movie was worth the early statement that "if anyone tells you they know what is going to happen on New Years, they are lying."

-- (strongstart@gokenolin.com), November 21, 1999.

Oh, come on everybody. I thought the movie was pretty good - it was just a TV flick, for cryin' out loud. Sure it was a typical disaster flick. Who cares anymore? Who cares what people think, or if they panic or ignore it or anything else? As long as you're prepared - why worry about any of it any more? Relax and enjoy the next 40 days.

There was one thing they forgot about at the end though: How were they going to shut off the water that was flooding the reactor core????

-- Clyde (clydeblalock@hotmail.com), November 21, 1999.

Our local news after the movie said they had surveys that show that 70% of people polled will not being buying extra food. and that 80% will not be taking any extra money out of the Bank! Let the spining continue...Got food.


-- Andre Coltrin (andre@coltrin.org), November 21, 1999.

P.S. Was that method of cooling the core supposed to be an example of fix on failure?

Or maybe that was frag on failure! Hee, hee, hee.

-- Clyde (clydeblalock@hotmail.com), November 21, 1999.

Well, the NBC affiliate thoughtfully provided a toll-free call-in number so you could address your y2k questions and concerns to a panel of - guess who - BANKERS !!!!!!!!!!!

Gosh, I don't understand. The movie hardly focused at all on the banking industry. After all, the big bug-a-boo is the EVIL SPECTRE of NUKE POWER run AMUK threatening to DESTROY ALL THE CHILDREN...

Hmmmmm, better go check the stash of cash. Right next to the ammo cans. Target practice Wednesday for the last male in the church that hasen't been checked out on the SKS.

Think I'm kidding?

Naaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. Nope. I'm not.

goodnight, all.

-- Magnolia (Magnooliaa@yahoo.com), November 21, 1999.

i just want to know how the biker bar in New York City , could watch the news i be it by candle light . with out any power, also i loved the part where everybody got there news from the same talking head who at no time could say that i was a y2k related event. I also have to make a statement about the nuke plant , for some one to fly out from DC and walk in to a plant that he has not been in before and know exactly where he was going as he ran around , found some valves and asked if he could turn them ,an o dont let me froget , his dad was the guy who brought back Apollo 13 and he was able to help out in his own special way ,

man o man this means we are so screwed , and they are hearding the sheep . BAAA BAAA , i want my mommy!!!! Uncle fema will talk care of you . Watch out for the national guard , they like to shoot old men in there yard.

MONGO So what flame away , i am prepared i have nomex underwear!!!!

-- mongo (mongo2@prodigy.net), November 21, 1999.

o yea one other thing , Whats with this three people are the only ones who know any thing about nuke power , one super man who knows everything just from looking at a scamatic of a nuke plant , and the wonder twins who look like they just graduated from some community collage , good thing that the girl watched a lot of McGyver as a kid.

lots of laughs about something that is not very funny...

mongo Venting , becuse i want to ,,,,,,

-- mongo (mongo2@prodigy.net), November 21, 1999.

Mongo: some very very good points! I, too, kept finding inconsistencies.

I think David Isreal should have consulted this board before making this movie. We coulda helped quite a bit!

-- preparing (preparing@home.com), November 21, 1999.

Right in the beginning of the movie, the governor of Louisiana came on to tell everyone not to listen to the "doomsday" stuff, that the Louisiana administration was working very hard to make sure everything would be ready, and to just prepare as we would for any other emergency. In Louisiana, that usually means a hurricane, which consists of about 3 to 5 days of supplies. I guess that's better than nothing - for 3 to 5 days anyway. The problem I see is that so many people in this state are used to receiving assistance from other areas during a hurricane, that they're still have the same mindset: someone will help us.

-- Scarlett (creolady@aol.com), November 21, 1999.


Thank you for your support.
John 9.5

-- John 9.5 Galt (jgaltfla@hotmail.com), November 21, 1999.

Two thumbs up...

But how is it the teenage hackers could afford a nice laptop and a cellular modem but not a decent vehicle?

-- Duane Schwingel (duane@mytalk.com), November 21, 1999.

Most ridiculous thing I have seen in awhile, even Jaws was more believable, we laughed all the way through it. I am really disappointed, I e-mailed all my DGI family and told them to be sure and watch it, I'm sure now they really believe nuts, boy what a bashing I will get from them. Oh Well....

-- Marli (can'tget@it.duh), November 21, 1999.

No wonder they let this movie go out it was an Anti-nuke movie wrapped around y2k. Some more discrepancies how long would water at atmospheric pressure no less hang around in liquid form at 4,000 degrees (C or F don't matter). If any non tech's got nervous relax, the nuc plants require manual back-ups. The most likely threat would be running out of juice to properly cool core to "cold-iron" with a loss of the grid and the generators running dry. This is still not a wipe out the surrounding 3 states event, just cost more to replace the fuel rods. And if any anti-nuke weenies wish to argue this point ppplllllleeeeeaaaaassssee tell me how many anti-C's you have don'd in your life. I wish I could run around any power plant I have never been in and just know (priora sp knowledge) which door led to the pump room and which door led to the janitor's cleaning closet.

The best part of the movie was the pre-date grocery store rationing. Also the hard core "doomer" living in the middle of Seattle. He must not have heard about the 7-11 toast zone. I only wish they served wine with this cheese.

-- squid (Itsdark@down.here), November 22, 1999.

Squid: I second that. THe hubby and I laughed about the guy with barbed wire all around his house! YEAH, like THAT would be allowed!

If we did that, we would be so persecuted/made fun of/you pick. Not only that, but our Homeowner's Association would be all over us like a fly on well, you know!

Talk about standing out!


-- preparing (preparing@home.com), November 22, 1999.

I want a jet like the one in the movie that took Cromwell from Washington DC to Seattle in two hours.

-- Buster the crop duster (BustrCollins@aol.com), November 22, 1999.

I really loved the very end...the LA part...

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), November 22, 1999.

I thought the part about the overheating reactor core was funny. Funny in that the hero doesn't wear radiation monitoring gear, and doesn't get ill from standing next to a runaway core. There must have been a HUGE dose of rads from that alone.

Also, if there is a shortage of water in the core, and it's overheating, wouldn't there be alot of steam from that 4000+ degree core? And certainly, there should be after dumping all that water in. And this steam would likely be radioactive. Whoops, Mr Hero, you took a HUGE rad dose. But since you were stupid enough to go into a runaway core without a rad suit, or even a dosimeter, we have no idea whether you will DIE soon, or just be sterile. :)

-- Bill (billclo@msgbox.com), November 22, 1999.

There was a Y2K movie on last night??? All I saw was a nuclear accident movie... poor Swedes...

Of course, IMHO, most people didn't even watch the movie as it was across from "X-Files"... I know I was the only one in my household that watched the pathetic movie. Everyone else was in the living room glued to their precious "X-Files"...

The herd will raise it's head for a minute, and then go back to grazing... No problem?? OK... (chew, chew, chew)


The Dog

-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 22, 1999.

didja notice that the american flag in the washdc command center had only 48 stars?

-- Mitchell Barnes (spanda@inreach.com), November 22, 1999.

What I really liked about the movie was that there were survellience cameras all over the plant, but apparently none in the containment building. And, of course, the teenage computer geeks were always refered to as "hackers" and were the first ones shown committing a violent act.

-- Sam Mcgee (weissacre@gwtc.net), November 22, 1999.

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