Before he can sell it to a foreign power, the IMF force must trick a treasonous scientist into revealing the whereabouts of a cache of nuclear material by convincing him he is now living 28 years after nuclear war has devastated the country. Written by
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The featured location representing a bombed-out military facility, used to convince the villain that he was living in a war-ravaged America in the year 2000, was actually the former Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, California. Built in 1970, it was irreparably damaged by an earthquake on February 9, 1971, approximately a year and a half before this episode was filmed. See more
There were two problems with the staged nuclear strike. The first was the sound of the incoming missiles - ICBMs travel at supersonic speeds, meaning that they would reach their targets before the sound of their shock wave would arrive. The second was the flash and Collins' reaction to it. As a scientist working with weapons-grade fissionable material, he should have known that by the time the flash of a nuclear explosion reaches a viewer it is already too late to shield one's eyes. See more