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Foolproof: TepCo Fukushima Daiichi Promo Vid (1985)

h/t to Arthur Hu -- from his introduction: 

The Wall Street Journal noticed this futuristic documentary on the history of the Fukushima nuclear plant from 1985. It looks like the Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds episodes I watched as a kid, and it’s impressive to see how it was all put together and run, and evolve from the first paper teletypes to the PC’s of the 1980s. Here is the original Japanese posting from: (1985 27min) In 1966, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) started construction of this nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. This movie explained the mechanism of nuclear electric power generation, and the procedure of construction of the power plant. Many Japanese people visited the movie theater to watch this movie at that time. This movie was digitized by the support of Saitama Culture Promotion Grant. This movie was kindly provided by Science Film Museum for free ( I have personally obtained permission of the head of the museum, to upload this video . If someone can translate this film to any language, please feel free to do so. We truly appreciate your cooperation

and thanks to leakspinner, borrrden, and James Heddie, who also has an excellent intro over at  An excerpt:

The two video clips below, a two-part 1985 PR paeon of priase to the rosy imagined nuclear future captures the grandiose delusions of infallibility that still motivate that endangered species, the International Nuclear Establishment and its minions the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – not to mention the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Note the schlachy-heroic, western-style industrial music track in these videos, especially in Pt. 2, where they climax with a knock-off a song you may recognize from the musical HAIR.

What could possibly go wrong?

be sure to click on the red button for subtitles.

be sure to click on the red button for subtitles.

 Be seeing you.

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