A series of human and computer errors sends a squadron of American 'Vindicator' bombers to nuke Moscow. The President, in order to convince the Soviets that this is a mistake, orders the Strategic Air Command to help the Soviets stop them.
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It will have you sitting on the brink of eternity!
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In the conference room in which the President converses with the Soviet Premier, there is a clock on the wall with the hands pointed to the 11 o'clock position. This was the iconic representation of the probability of war used in the "Minutes to Midnight" campaign - midnight being the end of civilization in global thermonuclear war. This "Doomsday Clock" appeared on the cover of the "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" starting in 1947. The clock hands were moved toward or away from midnight to signal an increase or decrease in tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies. See more
The UFO is reported initially "near Hudson's Bay" and its course is given (both in dialogue and on text superimposed on the map display) as 196, heading for Detroit. But according to the map display itself, it initially appears near the Labrador coast, more than 500 miles from Hudson Bay; and while it is heading for Detroit, its course from there is to the southwest, about 225. See more
In my opinion they will take no action at all.
They're not going to just sit there, Professor
I think if our bombers get through the Russians will surrender.
Who's this professor, Mr. Secretary? What's he doing there?
Defense Secretary Swenson
Professor Groeteschele is a civilian advisor to the Pentagon, General. Will you explain your statement, Professor?
The Russian aim is to dominate the world. They think that Communism must succeed eventually if the Soviet Union is left reasonably intact. They know that a war would ...
The sounds of a bullfight crowd is heard in reference to Black's matador dream. Then, the squeal of the Russian ambassador's melted phone which the President stated would be heard when New York City was bombed. See more