depictions in popular media
drummy reminds me:
After getting off the Ice and travelling a few weeks through New Zealand, I spent some time in Sydney, where I happened to catch the episode of "House" (an American TV show about a Dr. House) which featured telemedicine at the South Pole. I was in a hostel at the time, and I'm sure I must have made viewing the show more difficult for the others.
The episode starts off when a blade comes off a windmill and strikes a worker. (There are no windmills at the South Pole.) Then he is brought in through the tunnel entrance to the Dome - the same tunnel which I assisted in demolishing this past summer. That said, the tunnel was a pretty fair mock-up, except - as an electrician who had recently torn down the lighting - I immediately noticed that the lighting fixture was wrong.
The rest of the show had interior locales, which were not correct but were at least believable.
As for the Poles and Czechs: I've been to Poland and the Czech Republic, and liked both places and the people. If war did break out in the rest of the world, the people in Antarctica would (a) be too busy surviving to care about hurting each other; (b) be too distant from each other to do much to each other; and (c) not have much in the way of weapons to use on each other. (Hey Jim! grab yourself a pipe reamer and load up a snowmobile and sled with plenty of fuel and food! If we can survive the trip, we're going to . . . oh, forget it! Grab a case of beer!)
Also, most of the people down there aren't the warmongering type in any case.