Back in the first half of the eighties, when the Soviet leadership was old, dementing and increasingly paranoid and president Reagan spoke of a winnable nuclear war and set in motion the Star Wars project to make it so, the nuclear holocaust was on many people's minds. It not only featured frequently in popular culture, but several films were made as explicit warnings of what a nuclear war would really be like. Of these movies, Threads
(1984) was the most realistic and scary. The full movie is now available on Youtube
for your "enjoyment". Warning: not very nice, sort of depressing. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse
on Jul 17, 2012 -
This is the Wartime Broadcasting Service. This country has been attacked with
nuclear weapons. Communications have been severely disrupted, and the number of
casualties and the extent of the damage are not yet known. We shall bring you
further information as soon as possible.
- The BBC releases
for use in the event of nuclear war
posted by Artw
on Oct 2, 2008 -
Twenty Years Ago, The BBC produced a topical drama called Threads
- little did they know the furore it would go on to create. [more inside]
posted by metaxa
on Sep 6, 2004 -
Have you ever pondered just how annoying Mick Hucknall is?
and who you might consider to be more annoying than the Simply Red Frontman?
Here's a chance to let off some steam with some bar room style rants about the most irritating celebs doing the circuit. There are some fairly obvious one's here
and some threads that don't do much for Anglo-American relations here
. A nice way to waste a Friday afternoon - provided you're not offended by the language
posted by qwerty155
on Jan 17, 2003 -