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The Last Ship S01E04 We'll Get There

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by smbaker, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Archangel00

    Archangel00 New Member

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    Greatly complicated by the fact main propulsion is NOT ELECTRIC......:rolleyes:
     
  2. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    I was kinda hoping, though.
     
  3. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I didn't mean weight wise, I meant more like space inside the helicopter to carry water. I guess maybe they could have rigged something up to carry underneath it.
     
  4. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    One of the sites I pulled up when reading about the drive on the destroyer was a proposal to fit Arleigh Burke class destroyers with hybrid electric drives. According to the article, the drive they have now isn't very efficient at low speeds.

    The Nathan James is a fictional destroyer. It's not unreasonable to hypothesize it could be fitted with a hybrid electric drive.
     
  5. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

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    [nitpick]
    An electric motor generates electricity whenever it's spinning, even if it's being spun by electrical input. The electric power generated counters the input power. "Back-EMF" is the term. When input power equals Back EMF (plus friction and any load), the motor stops accelerating.
    [/nitpick]

    --Carlos V.
     
  6. squint

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    It probably would have been more efficient to rig the helicopter to somehow drive the main reverse osmosis filter. Then the could just desalinate sea water that they collect from right next to the ship rather than transporting fresh water.

    Actually, since they had no fuel shortage, they could have just boiled sea water to produce distilled water.
     
  7. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

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    How come every post-apocalyptic show has to be sooooo stupid?
     
  8. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

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    Plus the prototype Tachyon chambers, which could be fired up if things get really bad.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    And the non post apocalyptic shows aren't? It's TV, stupid should be in the name. TV has always been this way.
     
  10. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    It would have been epic if they did all die, and the next episode was another ship trying to find this one, and resume work on the cure.

    But then they wouldn't get their chance to have the captain and the doctor get it on - like in every show ever.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Oh, don't exaggerate...most shows don't even have captains and doctors! ;)
     
  12. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Well, there was this one show. . . And, as I recall, it even had an alien.



    :p
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    But it was the captain and the alien who got it on (at least in most of the slash fic)...
     
  14. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I kinda liked that the episode was a departure from some big baddie trying to kill everyone (first the guys on Gitmo and then the Russians). It helps that I don't understand how these ships work, and that I really couldn't care less. The show is kind of entertaining in it's way. I stay away from the details and focus on the survival aspects, which I think it more important than all the details.

    One thing does annoy me. Since Lost we now have to have, in every show like this, a rogue person with long hair and a southern accent, making snarky comments, threatening to do some mayhem. In this case it's the guy from Gitmo they picked up for no real purpose (I guess to save his life) other than to be obnoxious to the women and have everyone else hate his guts.

    Otherwise the show is what is...light summer fare that I can suspend any semblance of reality to watch. It's an easy show to watch while I play Candy Crush or surf the web on my tablet and still get the gist of the episode.
     
  15. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    He did kinda help them out a bunch on the island. :)
     
  16. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    My bad. I thought you were alluding to Kirk and Bones. I added Spock.


    ;)
     
  17. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Snipped.

    I thought they picked him up because he was special forces/merc who would come in handy in a firefight. And he was 'Murican.
     
  18. DouglasPHill

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    He's there to demonstrate a non-PC guy and make sure the audience knows that that's a bad thing. Also, can't wait for the captain to pork the scientist even though his character would never do that (based on what we've seen so far)
     
  19. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Pork? I anticipate a deeply religious experience.


    :D
     
  20. cheesesteak

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    Gilligan might finally get off that island!
     

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