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January 2nd, 2005 10:38 PM
Smallpox - Narrative Docudrama - Extremely, incredibly well done & presented scenario of a Bio-Terror Outbreak/Attack - Keep an Eyeball peeled for it & watch it on TV if it's being shown in your area.
It's a "Day By Day" docudrama of a reenacted bio-terror outbreak.
"Day One" on through the growing epidemic (domestic & international) including enacted "Martial Law" & then to the finish. I think it has some genuine "Homeland Security" educational value. It's decently captivating.
Post a comment here if you watched it.
January 3rd, 2005 07:39 AM
I watched it last night and actually didn\'t think it was that good. The plot seemed plausable, it just didn\'t seem that well written to me.
The blond American mother in England seemed like the \"Ugly American\", seemed like all she did was buck the system.
January 3rd, 2005 01:28 PM
I\'m Glad Somebody Else At Least Watched It.
I was actually expecting it to be like a \"B\" or \"C\" bad horror movie like \"The BLOB\" or \"It Came From Space\" so maybe that\'s why I was extra impressed. :D
It was an unusual format.
Oh...the whiny bleached blonde \"All American Mommy\" :(
January 3rd, 2005 10:11 PM
I DVDed it I am weeks behind with a backlog of shows I haven\'t watched.
January 4th, 2005 01:18 AM
I\'ll be curious to hear what you thought of it once you get around to watching it.
January 6th, 2005 04:07 PM
The plot was OK but it seems as if it was done on the cheap. They didn\'t have much money to hire actors so the spliced together old news footage and spliced them together to make a story. The just sat people down in a chair and had them talk as if they were being interviewed. There were only a few scenes where there was any real acting. If the budget was bigger they could have told the exact same story in a more interesting way.
January 7th, 2005 02:41 AM
Didn\'t watch the show, but if any of you are interested in related non-fiction material, read Richard Preston\'s \"Demon in the Freezer\", in which smallpox is covered quite thoroughly. Great book, VERY sobering.