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In this episode, we put a crew together to seize a movie theater to watch the nuclear missile silo hostage taking movie Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977). How easy is it to hijack a nuclear Titan ICBM launch site? What does the Vietnam War have to do with the logic of nuclear deterrence? Is “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” what they call the sparkly skin in those vampire movies? Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast), Gabe, and returning special guest returning special guest Stephen Schwartz (@AtomicAnalyst), answer these questions and more. Full movie online here: Before we disable our cutoffs and inhibitors, we recommend: -Kiss Me Deadly (1955 movie) also directed by David Aldirch -The Parallax View (1974 movie) -David Halberstram, The Best and the Brightest, 1972 -Defence of the Realm (1986 movie) -A Very British Coup (1988 TV series) -Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South Dakota Check out our website,, for more resources and related items. We aim to have at least one new episode every month. Let us know what you think about the podcast and any ideas you may have about future episodes and guests by reaching out at on Twitter @NuclearPodcast, GooglePlay, Spotify, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Stitcher Radio, Facebook, [email protected], and YouTube. Enjoy!