In this episode, we debate one of the most important questions in international relations and nuclear policy today: are the dragons in Game of Thrones more like nuclear weapons or conventional air power? Does George R.R. Martin deploy the dragons as analogs for nuclear weapons? Do dragons serve more of a conventional air power or … Continue reading Episode #35: Game of Thrones
In this episode, we took a break from studying our nuclear attack plans binder to watch an episode from the TV show Madam Secretary called Night Watch (Season 4, Episode 22). What happens when the President gets the call that nuclear missiles are incoming to the United States? What systems are in place to prevent … Continue reading Episode #29: Madam Secretary
In this episode, we took the midnight train going anywhere... far away from the bad TV mini-series, Atomic Train (1999). Could a dangerous Russian nuke end up on a runaway U.S. train? What would a major city like Denver do to evacuate after a nuclear detonation? How can a movie with a runaway train, nukes, … Continue reading Episode #27: Atomic Train
A quick Twitter thread on the <spoiler alert> "meltdown of all U.S. nuclear power plants in the United States" plot in season 3 of the hilarious Last Man on Earth. Click here to read the Twitter thread on Storify.
Second Strike is bonus content for the Super Critical Podcast that did not survive the first round of edits but is still more than ready to deliver an assured response. This Second Strike is taken from podcast episode #14 where we discussed The Twilight Zone’s “The Shelter” (1962). Tim and Joel debate whether the TV … Continue reading Second Strike 01 – Bonus Content (Twilight Zone – The Shelter)