Deano’s answer to: “How did the misconception that DEFCON 5 is the “worst possible situation” get ingrained in popular culture?”

Perhaps the movie DEFCON 4 can shed some light on this phenomenon somehow?


Given the consistently low ratings of the movie, it is easy to understand how one might think that “DEFCON 5” would be even worse, as a potential sequel.

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