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Books mentioned: Blind Man's Bluff by Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew, Skunk Works by Ben Rich & Leo Janos

Article about how Robert Ballard's discovery of the Titanic was the byproduct of a secret Navy mission to investigate sunken nuclear submarines (American, not Russian).

Awesome photo from the movie set showing the tilting set made for the sub's interior.

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Edited by Gruntypig

Glad I stayed up for this.

Edited by SDHero

Oh hell yeah, I've been waiting for another one of these to happen! :)

Posted by cyberpocalypse

renewed my netflix subscription for this.

Posted by TastyCakesMcG33

That intro bump though

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Edited by Lamashtu

They really should have brought Dave on as special guest!

Should do Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger too.

Posted by BeachGaara

So am I supposed to use this like commentary while I watch the film?

Posted by CrimsonJesus

ty D&D, it's been too long since i've seen this movie

Posted by AuspexAO

"Shome things in here don't react to well to bullets"

Posted by csl316

Sweet.

I thought this was a super dumb idea until I tried the Rocky one. Hell, it's about time.

Edited by w_drive

I just watched this on the Fourth. Guess this is a good excuse to watch it again.

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Posted by Kingpk

It's time for BombTrax (BombTraaaax!)

I think this is my favorite film adaptation of the Clance; I honestly think Alec Baldwin is the superior Jack Ryan.

Posted by CornBREDX

Yay, another one of these that is a good movie and is also on Netflix!

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Posted by bboymaestro

OK, ALRIGHT, OK.

Posted by Devil240Z

I know what I want to do them weekend.

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Posted by wrecks

One ping only.

Posted by Dastardry

Expecting the next movie to be "7 years, handdrawn" Redline.

Edited by burgavo

well this was unexpected

also, what's Beverly Crusher doing there?

next film and 40's the abyss? yes please

Posted by Billy_Ray_Valentine

This really came out of the blue. Great movie! I think I'll watch it again!

Posted by coaxmetal

Expecting the next movie to be "7 years, handdrawn" Redline.

hell yeah, Redline owns. It is one of 2 blurays I own (the other is Tokyo Drift, ofc).

Edited by Dethfish

I assume the random toilet paper on the sub is for all the seamen.

I'm sorry

Edited by metalliccookies

Sweet was hoping we would get another one of these :D (wonder when they will do The Substitute)

Posted by GunstarRed

I like The Hunt for Red October, not as much as Drew seems to, I prefer the Ford Ryan movies. I think the action stuff at the end isn't great, which seems crazy coming from McTiernan. Ithink Crimson Tide is a far better Submarine thriller.

The one thing I 100% agree with Drew on is that Scott Glenn is awesome. I'd love to know his opinion on Backdraft.

Posted by ganz32

@metalliccookies: They would have to get Jeff in on The Substitute, I bet he would be down...

Edited by LawGamer

@drewbert My family actually has a copy of the original first edition hardcover run of the book. It has a fascinating history, so I figured I'd share it.

The book was published by the Naval Institute Press as the first novel they ever published. Clancy had tried to get the book with other publishers, but none of them wanted it. However, Clancy had a good relationship with the NIP due to having written articles for the Proceedings of the Naval Institute, which the NIP also published. They agreed to publish a 5,000 copy run, but the book took off after Ronald Reagan said he liked it during a televised press conference.

Clancy did do a lot of research for the book. So much so that the publisher requested he redact about a 100 pages of the manuscript due to the level of technical detail. The concern was that the book was so accurate that Russian agents would be able to learn operational details of our submarines just by buying a copy from the bookstore.

My family has its copy from my grandfather, who served on a sub in WWII and later taught Russian at Berkeley and UW - Madison. He knew some people at the NIP due to his own academic work and they figured he'd enjoy a copy given his background.

Posted by Stonyman65

@lawgamer: That's a pretty badass story duder. Thanks for sharing!

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Edited by Toastburner_B

I went through quite a Clancy-kick back about 7 or 8 years back. This gets me in the mood to go back and re-read some more of it. By sheer chance I happen to be re-reading Rainbow Six at the moment, and agree that it could be a good one of Dan to start on.

@drewbert: It seems like something you would have read already, but you haven't read Red Storm Rising, I think it would be right down your alley.

Posted by Sammo21

I actually started reading some Tom Clancy again. First one I read was Clear and Present Danger and then I read Rainbow Six. Both of these were in...7th or 8th grade I think. Good books and some good movies came out of that too. Super surprised they've not made movies about Rainbow Six yet.

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@danryckert: pas de neige aujourd'hui or geen sneeuw vandaag ?

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@burgavo said:

also, what's Beverly Crusher doing there?

Guess I'm not surprised neither Drew nor Dan noticed that. Brad would have, fo sho. :)

re: Toilet Paper hanging by the Sonar - I think I've seen in some other naval show/movie where condensation inside the sub collects on the screen and/or leaks. For wiping it off.

Edited by civid

Finally, an excuse to watch Red October!

Posted by Monkeyman04

*in worst Russian accent ever*

That's not a letter opener, this is a letter opener.

Posted by RichyHahn4

I've been waiting for this, keep making more of these guys, get others involved, maybe some odd stuff like Jeff, Brad, and Dan watching something random like Friday or something?

Posted by dudeglove

I was worried Drew had lost the hat.

Posted by JStaunton

So am I supposed to use this like commentary while I watch the film?

I don't know :(

Posted by Ravelle

@beachgaara said:

So am I supposed to use this like commentary while I watch the film?

I don't know :(

That's the Idea, Mystery Science Theater GB styyyle.

Edited by Gaff

"Gorbachev. I know him from The Simpsons". Dammit, Dan.

Also, I think I've seen this movie enough times to know where they are without even watching it...

Posted by THE_RUCKUS

Podcast with Drewskie and The Weasel of Moscow. Looking forward to some great Sean Connery impressions.

Posted by MjHealy

I would listen in but I've only saw Red October for the first time recently.

And it's great! I'm not really up on my Clancy fiction, but Red October is a nice piece of business.

Edited by Vao

@drewbert Love that you two did this with The movie. I also had a weird fascination with Sub novels and games growing up. Tom Clancy also wrote a book called SSN that then was turned into a very weird Sub simulation game by the same name with FMV super serious cutscenes that were just funny in hindsight.

Another game that I would be willing to send in to see you guys cover is Silent Steel a PC FMV video game that i have fond memories of. Here

Edited by esoj

this was great and I managed to get it perfectly in sync. paused the movie with a bit of november text showing in the beginning and hit play on the movie right when drew said 1 and it ended up being perfect timing down to the millisecond so much so that in a couple of places where I briefly hit mute on the movie to see how far out it was the podcast continued seamlessly from where I had muted the movie.

Edited by Ravelle

It's kinda rough watching this with the podcast because the movie speaking volume is low and everyone is whispering and mumbling with the other effects being super loud. If you turn up the volume to hear the dialogue, the podcast is too loud to hear the movie.

Posted by Jetlag

Movie (including logo) starts at about 00:09:24.079 for those who might want to know.

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Edited by mems1224

I went through quite a Clancy-kick back about 7 or 8 years back. This gets me in the mood to go back and re-read some more of it. By sheer chance I happen to be re-reading Rainbow Six at the moment, and agree that it could be a good one of Dan to start on.

@drewbert: It seems like something you would have read already, but you haven't read Red Storm Rising, I think it would be right down your alley.

Which Clancy books would you recommend? I never read one but have always wanted to.

Posted by selbie

Comrade Drymitri and the American Weasel make good cast of the pod, da?

Posted by KurlBurl

YES! Oh yes! Cold War porn at it's finest.

ping

Edited by heatDrive88

I love this feature - this also really makes me miss Screened movie nights with Rorie and Alex.

Posted by Zeeman155

Yes! my dream come drew! :D

Posted by tbk

@drewbert Mr. Poledouris also wrote the Conan the Barbarian score.