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Fast Color (2018)
Wasn't going to watch
This one really snuck up on me. I wasn't going to watch this based on the description.
So between watching another movie I decided to watch this.
There was enough "Character Development" but not too much to be boring.
This reminds me of the saying, "Magic is the Science we haven't figured out yet" for all those that rated this low because of a lack of "Science".
Swamp Thing: He Speaks (2019)
Too Dark AGAIN
Too Dark Beginning Scenes, had to turn up brightness to see details. The good thing about this TV Series is that the Swamp Thing Comics had really dull and drab inking, this TV Series when not too dark, has some life to the colors.
Script 5 Writers are following the early 1970s Swamp Thing Comics very closely, the Problem with this was that was the 1970s Center For Disease Control, C.D.C., as underfunded due to most Funds going to the Democrats Demanded Save the Democracy of the Republic of South Vietnam War.
And as far as the early 1971 Science of Epidemiology was concerned, not much was known, as the U.S had not encountered the 1979 Human Iimmunodeficiency Virus, H.I.V., and the 1979 Ebola Zaire Virus from Africa, nor the 1989 Ebola Reston Virus from the Philippines. It took that Level of a 1979, 1989 Scare, Fear, Terror, for the U.S .Citizens to realize that the CDC was a Serious (worth Funding)) U.S. Government Agency.
Reality of the 1970s 2 During that time (Vietnam War 1955 to 1975), the U.S. Department Of Defense had lots of Power, Political Influence. This Incident as Required to be Reported by the CDC would have Immediately caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Biological Warfare Scientists at Fort Detrick would have been all over this (so that they can get more U.S. DOD Funds), with more than a 1,000 U.S. Military doing an Armed Quarantine around that entire area, as a "Matter of National Security" Ordered by the U.S. President as Commander In Chief.
The Hummingbird Project (2018)
As a U.S. Military Officer with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Europe, as Required we had Three or more means of Communications, to send and receive Nuclear Control Orders.
Each U.S. Nuclear Site including the U.S. Detachments at the German Pershing 1A Sites, U.S. Nuclear Weapons Companies with the U.S. Pershing 2 Sites had Three or more means of Communications.
Each Location over 20 years ago had at least Secure Landline Voice and Data, that would later become Today's Civilian VoIP and ADSL. Secure Encryption, Decryption Frequency Modulated (FM) Radio that was LOS (Line of Sight), requiring High Security Towers and Relay Stations. And what identified to the Local Population and the U.S.S.R. each U.S. Nuclear Site, High Power Microwave Towers. The fourth method might be still Classified.
Lets just say that the Vulnerabilities (some are still Classified Vulnerabilities) of each means of Secure Communications made it Mandatory for EACH Location to have Three or More means of Communications. Knowing how Encryption, Decryption works, there is only so much you can trim to speed things up, before the Data Packets are uploaded and sent, you can argue that you can send a constant stream of Encrypted Data like Streaming Video, however, what happens before that is sent during Encryption, and when gets to destination and must be Decrypted? There is also the speed of the Network and the speed of the computers on that Network within the Building to consider, as usually the slowest part of the entire process.
Needs Technical Experts
Definitely needs Aviators familiar with the 1956 TU 95, and what the Russian Federation has done as the TU 95 Current Mission, with the Actual Strategic Thermo Nuclear Bomb Mission had been Reassigned to the Returned to Active Service 1969 Tu 22M and 1987 Tu-160.
During the U.S.S.R.'s extreme paranoia Decades, Soviet Pilots and Crews believed that the U.S.S.R. was capable of Remote Destruction of any U.S.S.R. Aircraft. Submarine Officers and Crew, and Ships Officers and Crews believed that also, "to prevent "Superior" U.S.S.R. secrets from getting into Enemy hands" according to the U.S.S.R.'s (KGB) Political Officers assigned to anything of any importance.
Auto Pilots must be engaged and disengaged manually, Especially on U.S.S.R. aircraft. Even after the so called "Modernization" of the 1956 TU 95.
Need a Chemical Munitions Officer as a Technical Adviser. Release of any Chemical Munitions Agent in an enclosed space, the Chemical Agent is no longer "Non Persistent" and will remain Lethal until neutralized, dissipated or decontaminated.
Designated Survivor: #whocares (2019)
At the insistence of the CDC Atlanta as "A Matter of National Security" the Director of the CDC with the backing of USAMRIID would have insisted that Dr. Eli Mays be "employed" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ms. Hannah Wells be "Temporarily" be Reinstated as F.B.I., this would have gone all the way up to the U.S. President to decide as "Commander In Chief" of U.S. Defense (this way the blame is on the U.S. President and not the Directors of the CDC, FBI, etc. as how things are really done.).
Doing this is how they (FBI, CIA, CDC, USAMRIID, etc.) would be able to keep an eye (under surveillance) both Dr. Eli Mays and Ms. Hannah Wells.
Historically, when the average Life Span was only up to Age 40, the age of Female "Adulthood" was as soon after "Puberty". This is why actually in many Books, Records, Plays, etc. the Characters were usually what today we would call "Pre Teens", example Shakespeare's Famous Play Romeo and Juliet, the times when this was portrayed with Actors and Actresses of the actual age later on (19th to current) this was Banned as Depicting Children as "Child Porn".
Having been trained as a U.S. Military Biological Warfare Officer (Epidemiologist), what is depicted would have been met with USAMRIID Fort Detrick and the CDC Atlanta Responses. The CIA would not do anything to Violate the CIA Charter. Teams of Biological Accident Incident Response and Assistance Teams (pronounced "Eear Rah"). would have been sent, to an Armed Quarantine the Area with Coordination with Local Law Enforcement and maybe even that U.S. State's National Guards. Next the B.A.I.R.A. Teams would conduct a Survey to determine how far spread, starting from outwards in. Anybody that went into that area would be placed into 30 Day to 31 Day Quarantine or until the Disease is Positively Identified.
There are also Nuclear Accident Incident Response and Assistance Teams, and Chemical Accident Incident Response and Assistance Teams. That now are part of The U.S. CBRNE Defense (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives).
David Guggenheim great Series has turned into a Adam Franken-Stein catastrophe.
The Original Series constantly Referred to the U.S. Constitution's and Amendments' "Line of Succession" and other Facts of the U.S. Constitution and Amendments.
Now here we are, with Writer Adam Stein throwing all kinds of nonsense into this Series.
What's Broken? Facts of the U.S. Constitution and Amendments as,
"Article 4 Section 4 - Republican Government. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against Domestic Violence."
The History of this part of the U.S. Constitution was simple, the American Founding Fathers attempted "Democracy" with the 1781 Articles of Confederation, that also Unified the 13 American Colonies to Fight the British. This Democracy Experiment Failed after the American Revolution, the American Founding Fathers then Wrote the U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to Protect Citizens from Government. And created The Union of States of the United States of the Republic of America aka the U.S. aka The U.S.A.
Because of Extreme Violence that occurred 1786 to 1787 as the Democracy Rebellion and Shay's Rebellion, the ONLY Mission of the U.S. Military was, To Stop Invasion, and Domestic Violence like the Democracy Rebellion and Shay's Rebellion, not invade and force Democracy on other Nations as later Perverted by Democrats.
The 12th Amendment created the Republican Electoral College Process, to determine the Highest Offices of the Land, U.S. President and U.S. Vice President. No Longer would the Democrats "Popular Votes" determine the U.S. President and U.S. Vice President, as the Voting for U.S. President and U.S. Vice President would no longer be a "Popularity Contest".
So far this "New Season" 3 is lacking the Previous U.S. Constitution and Amendments that created The Union of States of the United States of the Republic of America. And is more about Undereducated opinions than Written Facts of the U.S. Government of the U.S. Constitution and Amendments.
The Cold Blue (2018)
Could have been better
Was not as Great as D-Day The Untold Stories 2019
Was still the U.S. Army Air Corps until became the U.S. Air Force 18 September 1947 AFTER World War 2. They were still U.S. Army Soldiers not U.S. Air Force "Airmen".
Due to the 1918 Spanish Influenza that killed most from ages 9 to 40 most of those Drafted at the beginning of World War 2 were "OLD" men. Like the High School Teacher depicted by Saving Private Ryan. There were Many World War 1 Veterans that fought during World War 2 (The Big Red One 1980). After most of the "Old Men" were killed in Combat during the Beginning of World War 2, after the Teens became 18 to 21, the U.S. started "Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel" as to how so many 17 to 24 year Olds ended up on the 1944 Beaches of Normandy and NOT the U.S. Army Air Corps 1942-1943 (average Age 24 to 26).
Unfortunately, most "Leaders" still had the idea of NO Strategy and Tactics, and were sending as many as possible in Human Wave Charges just like World War 1's "Trench Warfare" against many Machineguns. The same is what happened with the U.S. Army Air Corps, "Massive Bombing Raids" as a "Duck Shoot" for the Enemy Anti Aircraft Guns, kind of like the World War 1 Human Wave Charges.
"High Altitude Bombing" was very inaccurate, required many aircraft to repeatedly do many missions over and over until target destroyed. During High Altitude Bombing "Runs" the Pilot and Co Pilot were Required to maintain a straight line flight, altitude, and speed, making them very easy to get shot down as seen for many Miles away because they were flying so high. During the 1942 Doolittle Raid the B-25 flying Low Level Bombing, were very accurate as there was no "Bomb Glide Slope Angle", No Windage, No Lead Time, nor any other Factors that would cause the Bombs to miss the assigned Targets. Because the Doolittle Bombers were flying so low by the time the Enemy saw them coming over the Horizon the U.S. Bombers were already miles behind the Enemy Anti Aircraft.
Nox: Episode #1.1 (2018)
Having dealt with the French since the early 1970s while the French Algerian Refugee Crisis was still happening at Paris France since 1962, still happening as of May 2019, the French were even more brutal at French Colony Algeria 1954 after losing their Colonies at French Indochina of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia.
Later on after the Vietnam War I had more dealings with the French, Law Enforcement, Military, French Foreign Legion including the French Commandos (Special Forces).
If something happened to your partner, buddy, comrade, companion, copain, le pote YOU would be sent to where ever until you got them back. If you failed, they would kick you out. "Lieutenant" Raphaël Berger (German Name) would be in the City of Paris Underground Levels until Lieutenant Julie Susini is Found, as punishment for being incompetent.
Written by Nora Zuckerman, Lilla Zuckerman
Definitely NOT Written by Famous David Zuckerman (German Sugar, Man).
Creator Jack Kirby must be swearing from where ever.
Portrays Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as too stupid by allowing a Time Paradox to happen with Shaw.
Entertainment Value 8, accurately portrays the pampered reality devoid rich of social media (what they put on Social Media as what they believe are "important").
"someone really needs boba", all of you do know that literally boba means "large breasts, large-breasted woman"?
Swamp Thing: Pilot (2019)
Ok I guess
Problems with the idea of standing up in any boat, even flat bottomed boats, anybody that has been to U.S. swamps like the Okefenokee Swamp, and or graduated from U.S. Army Ranger School, U.S. Army Special Forces Jungle Warfare School KNOWS you do NOT under ANY Circumstances stand up in a Boat unless you want everybody in the water.
Almost got the suits correct as far as Total Agent Protective Suits (T.A.P. Suits, layers of rubber coatings over layers of cordura nylon) usually worn with a Rebreather not a Chemical Protective Mask, M9, M17, M40, M42, M50, M51 as you never knew if you might encounter something smaller than the filters can stop.
Usually within the Safe Zone, after going thru the Decontamination Lines to get to the Safe Zone, you will NOT have anybody in suits, nor will they be handling anything possibly contaminated, nor burning anything.
During Liberia we had a trailer mounted Incinerator, burning contaminated in open fires, sometimes smoke will carry the virus, spread the virus.
Quarantine at Liberia was 30 Days in a plastic bubble inside a tent, camping toilet, cot, air pumped in filtered out was at least cold otherwise temperature inside tent would have been over 90s deg F.
"You are what you eat" Anybody want to be a Real Vegetarian, Swamp Thing? LOL.
Blindspot: The Gang Gets Gone (2019)
Definitely a 10
Quick pull out the Veteran Directors to save the Series. 4.21,4.22
"Much like Jane Doe's tattoos, Blindspot isn't going anywhere: The NBC drama has been renewed for a fifth and final season." May 10, 2019
The question is will they screw up and write and direct more crappy scripts like the other Seasons.
10 the amount of Politics and Corruption that occurs at District of Columbia (Washington D.C.). Especially, to get a Political Appointee Job.
Why an 8? LALO, Low Altitude Low Opening Jump. Should never be portrayed as that easy, even when done by Us, we have casualties, Civilians should NEVER do LALO (Parachute) Jumps, you have ONE chance, your Civilian Reserve Chute is Useless, you do not have what we have. Libya from a MC-130 00:00 hours I severely injured by knee, wrapped in ace bandages,shot of morphine and continued Mission. So no this should NEVER be shown as fun and easy. Link up with Libyan Rebels, Al Quada's Ansar Al Shariah, to Overthrow U.S. Ally Libyan President Gaddaffi a U.S. Ally since 2006. Get lead to a "Safe House", Safe Location, conduct Coordination, create Plans, Operation Orders.
Insurgency Warfare you always conduct Intelligence, Counter Intelligence Warfare. Just in case your "Friendlies" become Hostiles and or "Out" Your Team.
Warrior: Chinese Boxing (2019)
Rarely make negative comments
Being a "runt" my U.S. Military Parents required Karate, Jujitsu, Kendo as taught by Japanese from Japan, so that I would not get beaten up while living Worldwide.
Karate, Ka ra tai, NOT Ka RAT tea, was all about the Katas and "Right Mind" (no anger, emotion, fear), and learning Japanese Culture. Day One you get the crap beat out of you to humble you and prove you cannot defend yourself. Before joining the Classes you are further humbled by doing menial chores like cleaning, scrubbing the wooden floors Dojo and cleaning the tatami. Everything was all about stance, form, proper mind, of Katas, the only thing you did was choose which Kata you would do next during your test to move to the next level (belt).
Jujitsu, as Hand to Hand Combat, both Offensive and Defensive, as Definitely not Judo (Defensive). You learn to disable or kill the Opponent, you learn the flaws of learning Katas, as before your opponent does the next Kata you know what they will do, and you put them down. During Judo like throws you break things, arms, elbows, wrists, knees, legs, shoulders, using leverage and opponents own weight or movements. This form of Jujitsu is NOT taught at the U.S., was taught to Japanese Imperial Army Officers, Samurai, and was used as part of Ninjutsu.
Kendo, swordsmanship practice, all about proper stance, frame of mind, wrong frame of mind, stance and you lose the match, even if you strike what would be a fatal blow.
Chinese Martial Arts, learned at Chinatown, Chinese Instructor no English spoken. Hand to Hand, Weapons. Pronounced Gung Fu not Kun Fu. Routinely "Corrected" by being hit with a cane.
Drafted, Vietnam War, Field Artillery, then Airborne (including Airmobile aka Air Assault), U.S. Army Ranger, U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Army Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, back then to keep your Rank or settle an argument "Soldiers Fight". During AIT as In Charge of the Firing Battery Platoon I ended up putting down another Draftee.
After coming back in as a U.S. Military Officer, as far from Combat as Possible, after participation with the Iran Iraq Wars, CIA Operation Cyclone, as the Old Man, I ended up going to Airborne, U.S. Army Ranger, U.S. Army Special Forces again. During the U.S. Army Special Forces Training and afterwards they adopted a Hand to Hand Combat that is not taught to Civilians, the only Goal is to Kill as quickly as possible with the least amount of physical exertion (so that you can keep fighting outnumbered), not dance around doing Katas.
During an incident at a South American Nation, got slashed and ended up killing the opponent.
So based on experience, nope, people at the level of Ah Sahm and Li are NOT going to be dancing around in some kind of American Boxing "Chess Match", they will go straight for the kill. Routinely, if you failed, this kind of match as Honor of each Tong, meant death to the loser, a sharp object stabbed into the left or right eye.
The Hot Zone: Hidden (2019)
Not Accurate, minus 2
At that time Jerry Jaax and Nancy Jaax were Majors, Grade O-4, later after the U.S. Congressional Hearings promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, O-5, before Retirement (Photos at end) they were promoted to Colonel, Grade O-6.
During the 11 Days to Euthanize the 450 Monkeys, Decontaminate the entire Monkey House, the entire area was nearly blocked by News Trucks and Vans.
Never mentioned during "The Hot Zone" nor National Geographic's Documentary "Going Viral" is the Real Hero, Thomas Geisbert, as Major Nancy Jaax, a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Officer was never trained as a Microbiologist, Virologist, Epidemiologist, Immunologist, nor to use an Electron Microscope. like Thomas Geisbert a microbiologist and immunologist was and did actually identify Ebola Reston.
Accuracy about Viral Mutations 8,
As the H1N1, Mexico City Influenza Virus, a beyond impossible combination (possibly below the DNA level as RNA) of the Deadly Swine Influenza Virus, and Deadly Avian Influenza Virus as Two Completely different Species (Pigs being very close to Humans Genetically), that we traced to a Extremely unsanitary Pig and Chicken Farm just outside of Mexico City. "A Freak of Nature Mutation".
Classified date U.S. Military Teams sent to Africa to collect Human Immunodeficiency Virus (H.I.V.), from believed Primary Source, Monkeys that had green sores on skin under fur. During the U.S.S.R. involvements at Africa, U.S.S.R. Ally Cuba had sent Cuban Military Construction Workers to Africa to build U.S.S.R. Airfields, Runways, Bases, Installations. The Cuban Military solicited African Prostitutes that had enough money to buy and eat monkey meat as a delicacy. The monkey meat contained the Virus, that did not immediately kill the monkeys (believed that the monkeys might be immune, as to why we were sent), the time to first show symptoms was long, the African Prostitutes and Cubans did not know they had been infected.
Cubans returned to Cuba, and started getting sick. Dictator Castro had the Infected Cuban Military imprisoned. Cuban Military that did not show symptoms went on Vacation to Haiti, and infected the Haitian Prostitutes.
Cuban Dictator Castro decided to release the incurable infected from the Cuban Prisons, as long as they would flee to the U.S., as the 1979 to 1980 Cuban Boat People Crisis including Cubans at Florida hiring boats to go to Cuba to get released Cuban Prisoners at Cuba.
A U.S. Doctor at Florida would be the First Infected U.S. Citizen and would die, after treating a Cuban Refugee. Many Cuban Refugees moved to New York City for Work, as work for Cubans at Florida was limited.
Too many so called "Experts" believed that the HIV came from Haiti, but could not explain how HIV got to Haiti and then to New York then to San Fransisco, this started a very long Worldwide "Wild Goose Chase".
The HIV from the collected African Monkeys was different from the HIV at the U.S. due to Generations of Mutations.
The Hot Zone: Quarantine (2019)
Too much Dramatic Effect
Adding too much Dramatic Effects to make "Interesting", Not "Boring", as Non Factual No Longer "Base on True Events" anymore.
Not Accurate minus 8
The entire 60 series of Military Occupational Skills numbers 60 to 69 were of the Medical Related M.O.S.s and U.S. Military Officers Specialty Skill Identifiers, S.S.I.s of the U.S. Army's Medical Service Corps and U.S. Army's Veterinany Corps until the end of the 1990 to 1991 First Gulf War. The 90 Series of M.O.S.s was of the U.S. Army's Ordnance Corp, a 91 T was a Tracked Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic while a 91 W was a Wheeled Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic.
The Veterinary Corps Animal Handlers, Technicians M.O.S. was 68 T (T usually meant Technician or Technical, later T was also used for Translator instead of L for Linguist followed by another letter for the Language causing more confusion).
Cheap lightweight BLUE polyethylene, water resistant not waterproof, usage started mid 1990s.
Let's make this scary by not having the bright white florescent lights on at the Monkey House.
Fact would take over 11 Days to euthanize the 450 monkeys, and decontaminate the Monkey House.
The Hot Zone: Expendable (2019)
91 Tango (91T) Military Occupational Skill (M.O.S., NOT Medical Office Specialist) at that time was Tracked Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic of Enlisted and NCOs, 90A and 91A Specialty Skill Identifiers (S.S.I.) for Officers was S.S.I. 90A as a Wheeled Vehicle Maintenance Officer, S.S.I. 91A as a Tracked Vehicle Maintenance Officer. The M.O.S. for U.S. Military Medical Service Corps was 60 Series and 63. U.S. Army Veterinary Corps M.O.S. was 64.
Later after 2000, 91T became the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Animal Care Specialist Military Occupational Skill, previously was MOS of Medical related MOS of 60 Series, as 68T. Bunch of Civilian and Military Bureaucrats messed up the Enlisted and NCO MOS and Officers SSI Systems that had worked for Decades.
After graduating from Officer's Basic Training, graduated from the Wheeled (S.S.I. 90A) and Tracked (S,S,I, 91A) Vehicle Maintenance Officer's Course. Followed by other Courses as Conventional Munitions (SSI 75A) and EOD (75X), Missile Officers Course (73A), Nuclear Weapons Physics and Physiology Course (75C), Chemical Munitions Officer Course (Chemical Corps SSI 74A), Biological Warfare Officer Course (Medical Service Corps SSI 63, Epidemiology). Previous Drafted Vietnam War Field Artillery M.O.S. 13, Airborne (including Airmobile aka Air Assault) 11P, U.S. Army Ranger 11V, U.S. Army Special Forces 18, U.S. Army Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol 18D (later changed to L, with D becoming Medical Specialist)
After 2000, some Administrative Bureaucrats decided to change the Military Occupational Skill, M.O.S. numbers for Enlisted and NCOs, eliminated the U.S. Military Officer's Separate Specialty Skill Identifiers, and use the renumbered M.O.S. numbers for Enlisted, NCOs, and Officers.
Accurately portrays Civilian Bureaucrats being more concerned about Public Perception than Protecting the U.S. Citizens, same as during the Mexico City Influenza Outbreak, H1N1, while Democrat President Obama was at Mexico City, CDC demanded President Obama's Authorization to close U.S. Borders, implement Thermographic Monitoring at U.S. Airports (like Asian and European nations did during the Avian Influenza Epidemic), as to give time to create a vaccine, test vaccine, produce vaccine, distribute Vaccine.
Instead Democrat President Obama publicly announced on Mexican TV that U.S. Borders would remain Open, U.S. Military would not be used to Secure U.S. Borders, and would give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens, Ordered the CDC to NOT name the H1N1 Virus after the Outbreak Location as Traditionally done to identity a specific Virus of the same type, like Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston, Ebola Marburg. Naming the Virus after the Outbreak Location makes the virus easily identifiable including what symptoms, longevity, and incubation period, and other differences of the same stain of virus. We were sent to Mexico City to determine Source, and collect samples, Source a Pig and Chicken Farm, the Virus was a nearly impossible combination of Swine Influenza Virus (575,400 Deaths Worldwide), and Avian Influenza Virus (2 to 7.4 million deaths Worldwide). To prevent a Panic of the U.S. Population U.S. Medical Professionals did not attribute deaths to the Mexico City Influence, H1N1, and diagnosed Deaths from "Underlying Causes" as the same with the previous AIDS Pandemic as Death from pneumonia, infections, etc. as anything except the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, H.I.V..
The Hot Zone: Charlie Foxtrot (2019)
Needs 1981 to 1990 U.S. Army Technical Advisor
U.S. Army Class A Uniform, Women wore a smaller Colonel O-6 Grade/Rank Insignia as the epaulets were narrower. Unit Crests were not worn above the right breast pocket until after the U.S. Army Dress Blue Uniform replaced the U.S. Army's Class A Uniform "Greens" as unlike the "Greens" the Unit Patch was not authorized to be on the Dress Blues as the Class A Uniform.
The American Flag was not worn on the U.S. Army's Battle Dress Uniform (B.D.U.), only earned "Combat Patches" as "Subdued" green, black and or brown, were worn on the Right Shoulder, as full colored Patches defeated the Purpose of even switching to Camouflage U.S. Army Uniforms from the previous O.D. Green Fatigues worn from the Beginning of the Vietnam War 1955, for a brief time the issuance of the "Jungle Fatigues", end of the Vietnam War 1975 to 1981, 1981 switch to the U.S. Army BDU. The Reverse American Flag was not created until much later, 2000s. When the switch occurred as a U.S. Military Officer I had to buy 4 Sets of Winter (Cotton, pants, shirts, and a hat), 4 Sets Summer (Rip Stop Material, pants, shirts, and a hat), having two kinds of BDUs was a problem, as by Regulation you could not wear the Summer BDU during Winter, nor wear the Winter during Summer, as an Officer you had to make sure that your Soldiers complied by having daily inspections, formations. Because 4 Winter and 4 Summer was not enough I ended up buying 7 sets Winter, 7 sets Summer for 7 Days of a Week.
At that time it was U.S. Department of Defense, all the way down to Unit Commander's written Orders that U.S. Army Personnel were NOT allowed to wear the U.S. Army Battle Dress Uniform Off U.S. Military Bases, Installations, Facilities, the exception was stopping at a Convenience Store, or Service Station. This was a Written Order, as punishable with UCMJ Charge of Failure to Obey a Direct Order.
Getting sent to the Iran Iraq Wars, CIA Operation Cyclone wearing the wrong Camouflage Uniforms, instead of Tan Desert Camouflage. During CIA Operation Cyclone, the U.S.S.R. actually used Chemical Weapons, and a Weaponized Hemorrhagic Fever "Agent Purple" having been trained as a Chemical Munitions Officer, and Biological Warfare Officer this scared the ..........out of me. Was horrific seeing an entire Afghan Village of Men, Women and lots of children that had died violently from the U.S.S.R.'s Weaponized Hemorrhagic Fever, almost every blood vessel, capillaries under the skin, internal organs ruptured, they were purple.
The Historians (non Participants) claimed that the Pro U.S.S.R. Pakistanis Inter Service Intelligence Service had trained and armed the CIA Created Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen, and that we trained, armed and funded Osama Bin Laden and his Al Quada as Osama Bin Laden at that time was at Yemen creating his Al Quada to do Acts of Terrorism at U.S. Ally Saudi Arabia to force the Saudis to get the U.S. Military Bases out of U.S. Ally Saudi Arabia. Same kind of Fake History, that the CIA's Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen became the Afghan Taliban.
Why so critical, because during the Iran Iraq Wars the Iraqis Combat Brigade (over 100,000) was in Command of Suffered 40 percent Killed In Action, and during CIA Operation Cyclone as Leading the Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen to fight the U.S.S.R. 40th Army and Pro U.S.S.R. Afghan Military was also horrific, after we were Ordered to Abandon U.S. Ally Afghanistan, the CIA's Afghan Muhajeen continued to Fight as the Northern Alliance, the 5 Million Pro U.S.S.R. Afghans and Pro U.S.S.R. Afghan Military became the Afghan Taliban. And the Non Participant Historians did not see the results of U.S.S.R.'s Weaponized Hemorrhagic Fever.
Horror to actually see
1986 As a U.S. Military Nuclear (Weapons) Physics and Physiology Officer., I was in Command of a Theater Support (All of Europe) "Company" (actually the size of Two Battalions), Nuclear Weapons Company, Military Police Company, Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Company, Medium Lift Helicopter Company (CH47s), Special U.S.A.F. Security Police, a Special U.S.A.F. M.A.C. (Military Airlift Command) "Special Air Mission" (SAM) Wing.
We like all the other U.S. and German Nuclear Weapons Sites had a Fully Trained and Equipped Nuclear Accident Incident Response and Assistance (N.A.I.R.A.) Team. Units listed at usarmygermany. 1962-1992
The U.S.S.R. thru the U.S. Department of State asked for U.S. Assistance.
38 U.S. N.A.I.R.A. Teams from the 38 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Sites at the Federal Republic of Germany (including the U.S. N.A.I.R.A. Teams located with the German Luftwaffe Pershing 1 Sites), other U.S. N.A.I.R.A. Teams from the other U.S. Nuclear Weapons Sites at other European Nations including U.S. Ally Turkey, were sent to Assist Our Enemy the U.S.S.R..
Ever since 1981 School to be a U.S. Military Nuclear (Weapons) Physics and Physiology Officer, and after becoming the Branch Chief at the School after the 1985 U.S. Military Officer's Advanced Course, we knew that the Electro Magnetic Radiation (E.M.R.) would burn, destroy, fry any electrical equipment, as long as there was high radiation emissions from particles. Before we went we were told to photograph everything by U.S. Intelligence, this was laughable, as due to the high levels of radiation, the film in the steel bodies of the 35mm cameras got overexposed.
When the U.S.S.R. set up the Work Camps, they did not remove all the radioactive top layers of soil, they were literally living on top of radioactive sources. And everybody was tracking radioactive particles on their boots, shoes everywhere.
2019 Finally got to see this 2018 movie
There are so many Great Movies from other Nations that never got to the U.S..
There are so many things to say about Aniara 2018.
Whomever wrote the Screen Play needed to Serve about a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier like I did as an O-5 (Promotable to O-6 Captain) Executive Officer, XO, in Training, the person that actually does everything on an U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier from Personnel Administration, UCMJ, Food, Fuel, Maintenance and Repair Schedules, Laundry, Logistics, to even Mail for over 6,000, and anything else the Captain dumps on the XO (Executive Officer).
There are reasons why everybody On Board is constantly kept busy doing their Work, followed by doing mindless physically demanding work like scrubbing and cleaning the Entire Ship from Bow to Stern from Lower Aft Deck to top of Flight Control Deck, as not only to prevent Diseases. Especially for those below the age of 30, full of testosterone and or raging hormones. By the time their Shifts are over they only want to shower, eat and go to sleep.
The Reason why U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers have more than one Nuclear Reactor, like U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Enterprise had 8 Nuclear Reactors, same reason why Traditionally U.S. Navy Sailors carried at least Two of Everything in their "Ditty Bags", as before was not like you could go somewhere while Underway (at Sea) to go buy something.
The lack of knowledge of Nuclear Technology is evident, as the current Technology is actually the Old 1950s U.S. Safer Nuclear Reactor Technology as Molten Metal (Thorium) "Salt Water" Nuclear Reactors, as depicted by the Norwegians 2015 Series Okkupert (Occupied).
A modern movie needs to be made based on the (May to October 1941) 1963 Heinlein Novel "Orphans of the Sky", as one of the First to mention a "Generations" Spacecraft.
"The Space Elevator Will Be Built About 50 Years After Everyone Stops Laughing" - Arthur C. Clarke, Author of 1980 Hugo Award-winning 1979 novel The Fountains of Paradise. Space Elevator uses less Limited Earth Resources, less Dangerous than Missiles, Rockets. Space Elevator would be required to build a Space Dock, Shipyard to build a Real Inter Planetary Inter Solar System Spacecraft, Space Station.
The Hot Zone: Cell H (2019)
From what is known as a Trained by USAMRIID Biological Warfare Officer (Epidemiology), Civilian Managers more concerned with Company Image, than concerned with an Outbreak of a Incurable Virus with a 90 percent Fatality Rate.
Same level of ignorance before, during and after the Ebola Liberia Outbreak. As Civilian Governments refused to Implement our Recommended Armed Quarantines, Closures of Airports, Closures of Borders.
Even the USAID Medical Professionals, and Doctors Without Borders refused to listen to our recommendations to protect themselves. Their belief was that the Virus was not "Airborne", while our Air Samplers detected the Virus 100 meters away from those infected that were coughing basically turning the Virus into an deadly airborne aerosol.
The things we had to do to have their Military to stop the Custom of Relatives of the Dead from traveling from all over Africa, then hugging and kissing the infected dead before burial.
The Hot Zone: Arrival (2019)
Without going into potentially Classified or Spoilers that is not how things were done, even before this, during Training at U.S.A.M.R.I.I.D. as a Biological Warfare Officer (Epidemiology). The Facilities were actually more modern 1981 than depicted as 1989, we used to joke that somebody watched too much 1971 The Andromeda Strain.
What is depicted is how careless Civilian Laboratories are, not applying "Sterile Procedures", after receiving "Samples".
During Training, "Concentrated Bleach is your Friend" as over 8 percent with a little dish washing soap added.
Even before the Irradiation of Food, most of our equipment (without Us inside) was irradiated, then incinerated, as to why we only wore adult diapers under our Total Agent Protective Suits ("Spacesuits").
My really stupid decisions would later get me involved as a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer with the Iran Iraq Wars, and CIA Operation Cyclone, and later as a Nuclear Accident Incident Response and Assistance (N.A.I.R.A.) Team Leader after the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster. And later getting involved with Chemical Munitions as a Chemical Munitions Officer, during U.S. Military Operation Golden Python and Operation Steel Box.
Prior to the Ebola Outbreak at Liberia, we were sent in as a Biological Accident Incident Response and Assistance (B.A.I.R.A.) Team by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (Commanded by a U.S. Military Officer, Medical Professional, so that C.D.C. has access to any U.S. National Security Assets Worldwide), to conduct Initial Contact Surveys, and the Medical Professionals of USAID, Doctors without Borders were not adequately equipped, as we wore Total Agent Protective Suits and "Rebreathers", the Civilians wore surgical masks and face shields so many got exposed and died. The lies spread were so obvious to Us as we measured vaporized Ebola out to 100 meters from exposed that were coughing. with our air samplers.
Length of time in Quarantine in Country in a small plastic bubble inside a tent with a camping toilet, 30 days. Everything we were fed had been irradiated to prevent cross contamination in the Event we showed symptoms, While known exposed USAID and Doctors without Borders Medical Personnel were fleeing back to the U.S. and got Lawyers involved claiming putting them into Quarantine for the required amount of time, was a Violation of their Constitutional Rights (that Nurse was going everywhere after returning from Liberia).
SEAL Team: Never Out of the Fight (2019)
Reality Versus Fiction
Accuracy about U.S. Military Veteran's NOT getting what they EARNED 10.
Adding the Numbers provided by U.S. Department of Defense about, Divorces, Medals, Wounds, Injuries, etc. added some Credibility. However those numbers are not as true for U.S. Navy S.E.A.L.s of USNSWDG (DEVGRU) or U.S. Army Special Forces 1st Operational Detachment doing the Direct Action Get In Get Out Go Home Missions, compared to U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Air Force Special Operations, U.S.M.C. MARSOC, U.S. Navy S.E.A.L.s, CIA, DIA. NSA as a Joint Services Special Operations Tasks Force (some consider this (Us) as the Level above DEVGRU and U.S.A.S.F. 1st Detachment) doing the Long Term Missions of Months to Years as One Tour, One Mission.
Example days after the 9/11 2001 Attacks, We went from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan to attempt CIA Operation Neptune Spear, Locate and Capture Osama Bin Laden. This Failed as there were NO CIA Funded Local Intelligence Assets due to the President Clinton U.S. Laws that Cut the U.S. Defense Budget 1993 to 2001. Those of Us that were involved with 1980 to 1990 CIA Operation Cyclone got into contact with Our Former Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen, as the 150,000 Northern Alliance. The Mission Changed, to Overthrow the 5 Million former Pro U.S.S.R. Afghans and Pro U.S.S.R. Afghan Military that had become the Afghan Taliban "Established Government".2018 Movie 12 Strong.only shows ODA 595, not what happened with ODA 555, 534 (543?) and 100,000 Northern Alliance, and the other 4 ODAs with ODBs and 50,000 Northern Alliance that attacked Afghan Taliban held Bagram, Kabul, Kandahar.
After this the Mission Changed again, meaning we were at Afghanistan for longer than the weeks, the Mission Changed again into 2001 CIA Operation Hotel California, Northern Iraq, this then changed into 2001 U.S. Military Operation Viking Hammer, eliminate Ansar Al Islam, that then became 2002 U.S. Military Operation Hotel California (a Strategic Feint to make the Iraqis believe that the Main UN Coalition Liberation Forces were coming thru U.S. Ally Turkey), then 2003 Liberation of Iraq IAW 1998 Clinton's Declared War Against U.S. Ally Iraq. So what we believed would be only a few weeks, turned into more than 2 Years as One Tour, One Mission as definitively NOT the Missions done by USNSWDG nor 1st Detachment. This is WHY most are Divorced or Single, even we (Commanding Officers) do NOT know when we will be returning Home, imagine what Spouses go thru, especially those with Children ending up basically being Single Parents, and do not know if you will be Returning in one piece, critically injured, wounded or in a U.S. Flag draped metal coffin.
Made in France (2015)
I have many thoughts about this
The Historical Perspective, Mohammad was a Military Commander his HUGE Armies were conquering "the Known World", his Main problem is how to feed that many. Mohammad then wrote the Holy Koran demanding that All Nations Support his Armies, All Must Join his Armies. His Armies conquered Spain and the Southern Part of Christendom. To provide for so many so far from Arabic Nations. Only 5 Suras say "Peace" after all the Christians, Jew,s, Unbelievers become "Subjugated" to Muslims (basically become Muslims).
Another Sura, mentions that the Prophets of the Christians, Jesus Christ is False, and Death to those that proselytize, the same Sura also mentions that the Jews Prophet of Moses as a False Prophet.
Mohammad's Soldiers got up before dawn ate and drank, then went into Combat without Food or Water to "encumber" them during Combat, then when too dark to fight, evening they returned to Camps ate and drank, this is where the "Fasting" of Ramadan comes from, to Honor the Mohammad Armies, same as each Day of Ramadan Celebrates the Defeats, Conquests, Massacres of the Christians, Jews< Unbelievers, with the Holy Koran's 109 Suras of the 114 Suras being the Written Declaration of War against the Christians, Jews, Unbelievers.
Muslims Versus French goes all the way back to the French Colonial Empire, French Colonies at Syria, Algeria, etc., at Paris they had the Algeria Muslim Crisis, that included Riots, bombings of Police Stations, Murders of Police, firebombings. At French Colony Algeria the situation was worse, extreme brutality learned by the French at French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) only created more seeking Revenge.
As U.S. Army Special Forces, during the Vietnam War as trained to conduct "Counter Insurgency Warfare", and having to do that at the UK later and as a U.S. Military Joint Services Special Warfare Officer, the idea of doing "Insurgency Warfare" during CIA Operation Cyclone and "Counter Insurgency Warfare" (including infiltration) at later times. The shear brutality of Insurgency Warfare, Counter Insurgency Warfare (aka Counter Terrorist Warfare) is not completely depicted.
After all the deployments, missions, Cultural Anthropology including Madrassa, every time I hear "Radicalized" I know that they do not know much, nor do they want to learn including not even reading the Holy Koran, the Hadith Ancient Customs as Muslim Laws instead of Fiqh (roughly Logic) as Muslim Laws. After the death of Mohammad, Mohammad did not name a Successor, Two of his Commanders got into a dispute, the Sunnis Commander believed that the Holy Koran was a "Guideline", the Shia Commander believed that the Holy Koran was literally Word for Word as Law. The Shia Commander ended the argument quickly by Murdering the Sunnis Commander starting the Centuries Old War between Sunnis and Shia. Historically, Shia end disputes this way.
Whenever I hear people say Muslim "Religion", I almost have to laugh, thinking back to when I met Gene Roddenberry (Creator of Star Trek, Klingons) as he was a Bombardier Navigator of the U.S. Army Air Corps stationed at North Africa a Muslim Nation as to where he got the idea for the Klingon's "culture of War", NOT a "Religion". That "Religion" thing is Taqiya.
The Village: I Am Defiant (2019)
Most of today's Generations do NOT know how extensive the 9/11 2001 Attacks were on the Entire Population of the U.S. and the World. And cannot relate to what is happening to Nick.
Too many former U.S. Military joined the New York Police Department, New York Fire Department, EMTs due to the Reductions In Forces of the U.S. Defense due to Democrat President Clinton 1993 to 2001 U.S. Laws cutting the U.s. Defense Budget by 40 percent. New York City was hiring the most U.S. Military Veterans.
Since 1993 we caused the Revenge Attacks of Osama Bin Laden, with U.S. Airstrikes and U.S. Cruise Missile Attacks against Muslim Nations. 1993 Attack of the World Trade Center, 1998 Attack of U.S. Embassy Kenya, 2000 Attack of the U.S.S. Cole Yemen, 9/11 2001 Attacks. No matter how many time Osama Bin Laden warned Democrat President Clinton to stop attacking, before Osama Bin Laden did any Revenge Attacks Clinton refused to stop. The final Cause was Us attempting to kill Osama Bin Laden, we missed him by less than 5 minutes and killed over 400 Al Quada Men, Women, and too many children with a Missile Strike. To further piss OBL off, Clinton Declared War 1998 U.S. Law against Muslim Nation U.S. Ally Iraq.
Before the 9/11 2001 Attacks, I was a U.S. Military Congressional Liaison Officer. Knowing that we caused the Osama Bin Laden Revenge Attacks that resulted in so many U.S. Military Veterans that I knew dead, Volunteered to attempt Republican President G.W. Bush's CIA Operation Neptune Spear, "Locate and Capture" Osama Bin Laden, "as it is essential that we Locate and Capture Osama Bin Laden to gain his Planning Processes he imprinted on his Al Quada Leadership....for the U.S. to preemptively interdict all Al Quada Operations Worldwide".
Days later we were at Uzbekistan on Our way to Afghanistan, we carried a piece of metal from the World Trade Center wrapped in am American Flag. We failed because Clinton's Budget Cuts made U.S. Intelligence Non Mission Capable, same reason why Clinton lost Osama Bin Laden after the 1993 World Trade Center Attack, 1988 U.S. Embassy Attack, 2000 U.S.S. Cole Attack, 9/11 2001 Attacks.
Most of today's Generations only read one page in U.S. History Books about the 9/11 2001 Attacks.
The War Game (1965)
Almost a rating of 10
A must see for anybody that believes that having Anti Ballistic Missile (A.B.M.) Defenses is a waste of money.
Cinematography 8 Would have been more horrific in Technicolor, instead of black and white.
Accuracy 9 The Effects of a 1 Mega Ton Thermo Nuclear Warhead are more devastating, an "Airburst" over London would leave a big smoking crater where London was.
Things that actually happen, for more devastation "Airburst". A flash of light that penetrates even walls, concrete, reflected by anything light colored, with this light is also lethal doses of gamma radiation,X-Rays, and microwaves the light is also "Photonic" Energy like a Star Trek Photon Torpedo catching everything on fire, burns the paint of buildings and vehicles, 3rd to 4th degree fatal burns.
A massive Electro Magnetic Pulse, and lingering Electro Magnetic Radiation destroy everything electrical for weeks.
A Supersonic blast wave, overpressures crush everything worse than a submarine that went too deep, wind speeds break the sound barrier 1,000s of miles per hour. Buildings, vehicles, people become near hypersonic shrapnel.
The fireball descends, everything near or underneath feed a nuclear furnace, with the objects incinerated becoming highly radioactive particle ash.and smoke particles, the mushroom cloud forms, spreading the radioactive ash and smoke particles as "Alpha and Beta" radiation.
An intense vacuum was caused from the blast going away from Ground Zero. A second "Rolling Blast" comes from the opposite direct of Ground Zero, going at supersonic speeds, U.S. Military used to train to not get up or from bunkers until long after the second return "Rolling Blast" occurred. This second "Rolling Blast" then sucks things into the Nuclear Furnace caused by the Nuclear Fireball descending.
Medical, Iodine tablets, and Prussian Blue.
As a U.S. Military Nuclear (Weapons) Physics and Physiology Officer, when I was Branch Chief at the School, every so often I used to teach this, they had some really graphic Training Films.
History repeats again, like the British Civilian at Dunkirk said "They (Germans) chose Guns, We (British) chose butter......Now look where we are", as typical British underspending on their own Defense, relying on the U.S. Defense.