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Old 06-23-2014, 05:41 AM   #1
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The Last Ship "Pilot: Phase Six" 6/22/14

This was like a good summer blockbuster thriller.
The only mis-step was not making it a 2-hour premiere (well and maybe Rhona Mitra)...

Eric Dane? Who knew McSteamy would be so good?

I'm in.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:27 AM   #2
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The only mis-step was not making it a 2-hour premiere (well and maybe Rhona Mitra)...
Since this was the actual pilot, it was probably a good idea to put a week between the pilot and the first series episode, to avoid accentuating the changes that were probably made between pilot and series order... (The pilot is apparently over a year old.)
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:37 AM   #3
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Thought is was ridiculous. More plot holes than 24.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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I liked Wil's tweet about it:
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Character 1: I'm saying a thing.
Character 2: Are you telling me that you're saying a thing?

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The Last Ship, in a nutshell.
I thought the writing and acting were amazingly, laughably bad. I didn't have a season pass, but if I did, it would be gone.

Oh, the scene with the fuse. WTF?!?
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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I liked Wil's tweet about it:


I thought the writing and acting were amazingly, laughably bad. I didn't have a season pass, but if I did, it would be gone.
I'll wait for next week, which is the first episode of the series order. They apparently had a lot of time to work on it between pilot (ordered May 2012) and series (ordered May 2013)...
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:11 AM   #6
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Ya didn't care for it either. But will watch next week due to the "this is a pilot" etc...

Maybe would make a cool 2 part movie
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:46 AM   #7
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Wasn't Cmdr Chandler's wife, also the main guy's wife on Last Resort? I don't see the part credited, but it looked like Jessy Schram to me.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:56 AM   #8
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I didn't realize that this had already started. I guess I'll VOD it.

This isn't gonna be another Helix, is it?
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:02 AM   #9
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Oh, the scene with the fuse. WTF?!?
You mean fuses don't work better when you hold them? That was the highlight of the show...if it were a comedy! It's also nice of the massively incompetent Russians to wear black while in the snow. The cruise ship? Was that the Titanic or the Lusitania?


This smells of a sequel to Last Resort (as well as something that comes from a dogs rear) and it should have just as long a run as that show. Then again, Under the Dumb still exists, so mind numbing dumb can succeed.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #10
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This smells of a sequel to Last Resort
I had to check the date of the thread to be sure this was not a BUMP of an old Last Resort thread.

I dropped that one after Ep #2 - looks like I might be able to drop this one before Ep #1
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:13 PM   #11
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The helicopter attack scene struck me as "The Navy let us film a whole bunch of stuff, might as well use it all."

The 5" deck gun for helicopter defense? Uh-huh.

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:20 PM   #12
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I thought it was entertaining enough to keep my attention for the summer, I like that it is a short serialized series format
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:25 PM   #13
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The dog did a good job.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:26 PM   #14
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The helicopter attack scene struck me as "The Navy let us film a whole bunch of stuff, might as well use it all."

The 5" deck gun for helicopter defense? Uh-huh.

--Carlos V.
And a USN destroyer just happens to let several enemy helicopters get into point blank range? I don't think so. Good thing those choppers didn't appear to do any damage.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:23 PM   #15
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Radio silence means you don't transmit, these idiots failed to listen to a radio, big difference. I also thought at first they brought back the infected body of the Navy guy just to dump in ocean which they can do from the cruise ship and not expose all. My girl watching said looks like they did not bring body back, just held service. I hope so.

Why would Russians want to destroy a cure, even loose cannon ones? They would want to get some don't you think? Maybe even find out how to make it too? They did bring out one truth, when such a virus happens it will be those filthy migratory birds that will kill most of the people on earth. The same ones that can wreck planes. We need exterminate these. I'm not talking about little birds, just the big kind. Too dangerous to human life now.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:28 PM   #16
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They did bring out one truth, when such a virus happens it will be those filthy migratory birds that will kill most of the people on earth. The same ones that can wreck planes. We need exterminate these. I'm not talking about little birds, just the big kind. Too dangerous to human life now.
Can we please start with the Canadian Geese?
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:18 PM   #17
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Eh, the destroyer looks cool. I'll keep watching.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:50 PM   #18
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Radio silence means you don't transmit, these idiots failed to listen to a radio, big difference.
That is a very good and obvious point. Such a stupid writing trick to start the show. Ditto for the helicopters getting so close. Hopefully the writers will get better.

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Why would Russians want to destroy a cure, even loose cannon ones?
They don't want to destroy it. They want the cure for themselves.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:59 PM   #19
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Hopefully the writers will get better.
This is a Michael Bay show.

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Old 06-23-2014, 06:28 PM   #20
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I enjoy it, just like end-of-the-world stuff. Hopefully they will pull a GoT and in the end everyone dies.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:58 PM   #21
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It does say it is only a 10 episode series,so they already have the whole thing in the can.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:14 PM   #22
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I enjoyed it.

Then again, I've seen every episode of Legend of the Seeker, so my crap tolerance is pretty high.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:35 PM   #23
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Why would Russians want to destroy a cure, even loose cannon ones? They would want to get some don't you think? Maybe even find out how to make it too?
Whoever created the virus presumably would have a cure or vaccine. In which case, they would want to be the only ones with it.

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The cruise ship? Was that the Titanic or the Lusitania?
Probably Queen Mary.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:50 PM   #24
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Why would Russians want to destroy a cure, even loose cannon ones?
In the commercials for the show, we see
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Wasn't Cmdr Chandler's wife, also the main guy's wife on Last Resort? I don't see the part credited, but it looked like Jessy Schram to me.
Yeah, even though the plot is entirely different, I kept thinking about Lost Resort too.. (which I kind of liked.. and actually watched at least one ep I had in the past few months.. I think I only missed the very last ep.)

I like Rhona Mitra..
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I enjoyed it.

Then again, I've seen every episode of Legend of the Seeker, so my crap tolerance is pretty high.
Legend of the Seeker was awesome !
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:22 PM   #27
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I wanted to like it. It was meh but I'll keep watching.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:53 AM   #28
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It does say it is only a 10 episode series,so they already have the whole thing in the can.
I'm more likely to watch this to the end or at least record all of the episodes since it's only ten episodes. I liked it once we got past the early parts of Rhona Mitra being the obligatory jerk in order to create tension with the captain and Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Jose Feliciano manning the Russian helicopter guns. The young, female officer on the ship's bridge reminded me of Rihanna in the previews I saw for the movie Battleship.
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Yeah, even though the plot is entirely different, I kept thinking about Lost Resort too.. (which I kind of liked.. and actually watched at least one ep I had in the past few months.. I think I only missed the very last ep.)

I like Rhona Mitra..
It reminded me of that as well. And I thought the pilot for The Last Resort was really good, but it went off the rails quickly. I kind of liked the pilot of this, so I'll stick with it for awhile but

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This is a Michael Bay show.

Don't hold your breath.
At least Ronald Moore isn't involved.
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