This is a mess. The premise is that an Ebola outbreak  (that at the end turns out it was not Ebola) happened in the US sometimes in th late 80s and how it was fought and we are barely alive because of one brave colonel and her Teacher Zen Biomaster who hs been rejected by the scientific community but you just know he has been right all along because the movie formula is older than a Ford Pinto.

The movie is chock-full of production errors. Two that as former audio guy made me scream, was an old dual cassette answering machine (I had the damned thing) having an digital voice menu. The other was this old school electro mechanical cash register again going with digital “beep bop” when the cashier was entering a price.

Absolute lack of use of logic like a warehouse in the middle of winter with no power and no heat apparently so hot people were passing out, yet somehow the freezers where they kept dead monkeys were working like a charm.

And here and there you hear small script things that made you think you were listening to PETA and other ultra liberal crap. And you get your confirmation at the end of the movie when our hero, now retired from the evil Military-Industrial machine, has become a spokesperson for Gaia and warn us that Ebola, HIV and other viruses are the Earth’s response to the planets deadliest pathogen: Humans.

Save your neurons.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “One to avoid: The Hot Zone.”
  1. I thank you for your sacrifice of your dwindling supply, so that others can forgo this torturous product of creatively bankrupt hacks.


  2. My favorite sound screwup is when a person answers an old-fashioned telephone, and when they pick up the receiver the bell immediately stops instead of slowly winding down (if this makes sense). In other words, “RING-RI(stop) instead of RING-RIiiinnng.
    My other favorite (non-sound) screwup is red-and-white stop signs in movies set in the mid-60s or earlier, when stop signs were yellow-and-black.
    Yes, I’m one of those people.

  3. The book, from which the series is based on, is very good.

    Yes, we, the US of A, did have a monkey-version of Ebola hit us. Monkey only. Not human transmittable. Yet. Quarantined and contained. All safe and sound, after lots and lots of liquid chlorine used.

    But the show? The actress is a known leftwing nutbag, and NatGeo can’t help but spin propaganda.

    Watched the first episode and their bio-containment was pretty good, but…

    The book is better. And doesn’t support either some left-wing nutbag or NatGeo.

    1. The book hit 10 on the pucker scale. Very intense.

      Thanks for scouting this one out.

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