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* During a phone conversation between Legasov, Shcherbina, and Gorbachev the latter asks when situation will be over. Legasovís response?

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* During a phone conversation between Legasov, Shcherbina, and Gorbachev the latter asks when the situation will be over. Legasovís response?

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* During a phone conversation between Legasov, Shcherbina, and Gorbachev the latter asks when situation will be over. Legasovís response?
--> '''Legasov:''' If you mean when will Chernobyl be completely safe, the half life of plutonium-239 is 24,000 years. So perhaps we should just say not within our lifetimes.


* Scherbina explains how to talk to the KGB: "That went surprisingly well. You came off as a naive idiot. Naive idiots are not a threat."

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* Scherbina Shcherbina explains how to talk to the KGB: "That went surprisingly well. You came off as a naive idiot. Naive idiots are not a threat."


* In the series, the naming of the portions of the roof is sombre. In the podcast, it's revealed that Nina, Katya and Masha were nieces of Shcherbina's - "apparently, Masha[[note]]whom the most deadly portion is named after[[/note]] ''really'' was a handful."

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* In the series, the naming of the portions of the roof is sombre. In the podcast, it's revealed that Nina, Katya and Masha were nieces of Shcherbina's Tarakanov's - "apparently, Masha[[note]]whom the most deadly portion is named after[[/note]] ''really'' was a handful."

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* Scherbina explains how to talk to the KGB: "That went surprisingly well. You came off as a naive idiot. Naive idiots are not a threat."


-->'''Miner #2:''' Andrey, you can't be so picky about this, [[MST3KMantra it's just a film]]...

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-->'''Miner #2:''' Andrey, you can't be so picky about this, [[MST3KMantra it's just a film]]...film]]...
* In the series, the naming of the portions of the roof is sombre. In the podcast, it's revealed that Nina, Katya and Masha were nieces of Shcherbina's - "apparently, Masha[[note]]whom the most deadly portion is named after[[/note]] ''really'' was a handful."


'''Bacho:''' No, no, you can wait until the radiation gives you a cunt. Yes, now. ...Over your clothes! Fucking shit!\\

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'''Bacho:''' No, no, you can wait until the radiation gives you a cunt. Yes, now. ... ''[Pavel begins pulling his pants down]'' Over your clothes! Fucking shit!\\

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* The irony of the title of Episode 2: "Please Remain Calm"

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* The irony of the title of Episode 2: "Please Remain Calm"Calm" (Taken from the real loudspeaker announcement telling the populace of Pripyat that they are being evacuated.)

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** Tellingly, for the rest of the meeting, [[SureLetsGoWithThat that is how it is described]].




* As Legasov explains Khomyuk's findings related to the fire extinguishing efforts and why they won't work, there is a moment where Gorbachev looks up and flatly asks, "You made ''lava''?"


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* As Legasov explains Khomyuk's findings related to the fire extinguishing efforts and why they won't work, there is a moment where Gorbachev looks up and flatly asks, "You made ''lava''?"


->'''Bacho:''' We make these from lead scrap. Put it on under your balls.\\

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->'''Bacho:''' -->'''Bacho:''' We make these from lead scrap. Put it on under your balls.\\

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* Speaking of BlackComedy, there's also this line from Dyatlov in the lead-up to the disastrous reactor test during the flashbacks in Episode 5, aimed at two technicians expressing concerns over the lack of preparation:
--> '''Dyatlov:''' Shut the ''FUCK'' up and do your ''job''.
** Also, Dyatlov's LameExcuse:
---> '''Dyatlov:''' I wasn't in the room when they raised the power. \\
'''Prosecutor:''' If you weren't in the room, then where were you? \\
'''Dyatlov:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' I was in the toilet.


-->Glukhov: What's as big as a house, burns 20 liters of fuel every hour, puts out a shit load of smoke and noise, and cuts an apple in three pieces? A Soviet machine made to cut an apple into four pieces!

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-->Glukhov: -->'''Glukhov:''' What's as big as a house, burns 20 liters of fuel every hour, puts out a shit load of smoke and noise, and cuts an apple in three pieces? A Soviet machine made to cut an apple into four pieces!


* Shcherbina, after discovering that the Central Committee gave a deliberately low radiation level to the suppliers of the West German bomb 'bot - which meant not only that its circuits fried within seconds of getting exposed to the graphite debris, but that the Committee knew all along that it's never going to work - smashes a phone to pieces in frustration.

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* Shcherbina, after discovering that the Central Committee gave a deliberately low radiation level to the suppliers of the West German bomb 'bot - which meant not only that its circuits fried within seconds of getting exposed to the graphite debris, but that the Committee knew all along that it's never going to work - smashes a phone to pieces in frustration. He then drags the phone with him back outside to explain to Legasov the "official" story.

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