Film: Countdown to Looking Glass
Countdown to Looking Glass
is a 1984 Canadian Alternate History
and Speculative Fiction film
starring Scott Glenn and Helen Shaver among others, centered around the events that lead up to a nuclear war
between the USA and the Soviet Union, as depicted in a series of evening newscasts that becomes a 24 Hour News Network
Notable for its realism at the time (though not so much anymore) and for occasionally being Harsher in Hindsight
. One of the less famous of the nuclear war movies of the 1980s along with Threads
, The Day After
, and World War III
. Notable along with Threads
for being on the "hard" end of the Speculative Fiction
spectrum in that, at the time, such an attack could have happened exactly as it depicted *and* that it even bears some relevance in the present.
It is available in its entirety on Youtube.