Excerpt: While the actual time is in dispute, it is said that it took approximate 37 seconds for the German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg to burn up on that fateful morning of May 6, 1937. In less than a minute, all dreams of transatlantic zeppelin flight were snuffed out in a blazing fireball, the horror capture on film and radio broadcast for all time. So how long does it take Encore, the premium pay cable station, to stage the same disaster. One minute? Ten? Thirty?
Conclusion: Despite the historically accurate settings and decent CGI effects, Hindenburg: The Last Flight is built around a dopey, interminable story that is (pardon the expression) full of hot air. You might want to stick around for the disaster, however, just to get a vicarious thrill from seeing so many paper-thin characters bite the dust. As the Germans put it, this miniseries is a dumme Verschwendung von Zeit (stupid waste of time). . What Do You Think?