Nobody can be expected to match the production values of Cameron's Titanic or even ANTR. At least Lightoller looked like the real thing, complete with pipe - even if he did sound like Paul Sorvino's character in Goodfellas and there seemed to be some friction between Bride and Phillips - 'that was a long breakfast'.
I thought it was just me being a grumpy old man but I felt partially vindicated when I watched it - having videoed it to avoid the adverts, it was thirty minutes too long anyway.
It was interesting enough but I just felt that a lot of the points they made had been well and truly dismissed on this website. Like it should have had lifeboats for all - without any counter arguments that they would not have had time to launch them anyway. The fact that it was doomed before launch because of the rivets. No mention of the successful Olympic. Captain Smith in a daze - straight out of Cameron's Titanic movie, and so on.
>>The fact that it was doomed before launch because of the rivets.<<
That one is going to be a tough myth to kill. While it's demonsterable that some of the rivets weren't up to snuff, It's also demonsterable that the vast majority of the rivets are right where the builders put them. None of that would have been an issue if the ship had simply avoided the region of ice completely.
I watched this expecting an in-depth forensic analysis of the quality of the rivets. Instead, I was greeted with an awful dramatisation based around a set of such inferior quality that it rivalled Terry Gilliam's animation on Flying Circus.