A volcano in Yellowstone Park suddenly erupts.

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Rick Lieberman
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Jock Galvin
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Matt
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Dave
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Nancy
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Wendy Reiss
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Michael Eldridge
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Kenneth Wylie
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Fiona Lieberman
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Maggie Chin
Sam Charles ...
William Lieberman
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Joe Foster
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Johnson
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Bob Mann (as Garwin Sandford)
Shelagh Mitchell ...
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Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but they are ignored or dismissed as 'minor'. But when they learn an eruption will happen, panic breaks out through people of the USA and the world. This is a tale told from former Yellowstone scientists, who recall the final days before Yellowstone erupted, and everything changed forever. Written by Red Yoshi

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Based on the predictions of leading scientists, this is the story of what could happen when Yellowstone erupts. See more »

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10 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Супервулкан  »

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Many of the shots of things happening in the USA were actually from the Phillipines, Indonesia, Sumatra, etc. In particular, during the "ash is falling" news report, one shot shows the "Manila's Market Place" cinema, named on its own marquee. See more »

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Kenneth Wylie: It's volcanic ash, you can't go out there!
Richard 'Rick' Lieberman: When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, the people of Pompeii stayed in their homes, how do we know that Ken?
Kenneth Wylie: Because they were buried in volcanic ash.
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Better Than I Expected
3 May 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This was hyped up with a massive amount of trailers and one of the things I dislike about a lot of programmes these days is the hype they receive . I also noticed it was one of those very multinational productions like THE GRID so I was expecting a very mid Atlantic flavour full of bed hopping , mawkishness , action scenes , really poor dialogue and of course a happy ending but what I got was something unexpected

The first episode is a bizarre mix involving soap opera , disaster movie build up and an episode of the BBC science show HORIZON . The characters are introduced and some of them are interviewed for camera . Instantly I thought this was a mistake since the interviews are conducted in the past even ie if they are interviewed then we know they'll be seeing the final credits and won't die . However when the supervolcano erupts setting off a chain reaction of other volcanic eruptions it becomes clear that the interviewees are out of the line of fire and the ones in danger haven't been interviewed hence they might die . So much for my conclusion that we'll be having an optimistic ending . What does become clear is that the human race may suffer the fate of the dinosaurs !

SUPERVOLCANO is gripping , informative and downbeat . It's maybe not as shocking as the BBC docudrama THREADS but in its own way it's just as effective . It's not flawless , for example the special effects look a little too like CGI in some scenes and there's bits that just don't ring true like people in Britain stocking up on food and water in the face of a coming disaster , sorry but we don't do that in this country

  • We just sit back in an apathetic manner in front the television with


a cup of tea in our hands . Brits give fatalism a bad name . If I have one serious problem then it's the fact the narrative is too short . We find out that the ash in the atmosphere has blocked out much of the suns light meaning we have a " Nuclear winter " effect whereby even at the height of Summer the Earth's temperature will cool leading to all sorts of geographical disasters like famine in the third world where millions will die but this is only referred to in passing while another effect - The collapse of the American economy and all that entails - is not mentioned at all . But despite the flaws this is a pretty good speculative drama simply because iit's all too credible


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