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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gerryex, Oct 15, 2011.
Didn't one episode feature a kidnapped surfing champion?
I thought at one time the Seal Trainer would become a member of the team, but I'm fine with ocassionally bringing him in on certain missions.
Given that (Capt.? Adm.?) White is actually a deus ex machina, it's best to save him for the really sticky situations.
Need more undercover operations at the beach.
I just went to watch this week's episode. Starting when the lady went to talk to Kono at her house, the audio was so quiet we couldn't hear it at all, but the music was at the normal level. It continued into the next scene as well. So we deleted it and are now acquiring it elsewhere.
A "black box" on a Cessna 177? Are TV writers that lazy and/or starved for plot devices?
I guess you're a pilot? Well, as a computer professional, I'm more aghast at their use of computer magic nearly every episode (though they aren't as bad as the CSIs...)
I don't think you have to be a pilot to see that gaff. I know nothing about the Cessna 177. However, Garrity said with its fuel tank, it had a max flight time of 4 hours. !? That seems short, but if true, it means it is just a tiny little prop plane that seats 4-6 people, IME. No black boxes. Maybe an emergency distress beacon.
As a software engineer (and former US Navy officer too), I too must suspend disbelief with just about every show. I think NCIS: LA is as bad as 5-0. I groan sometimes (hello, like the week or two ago with the parachute rescue of the SEAL thrown out of an airplane?). Grace Park and Lauren German are reason enough for me to watch.
Please don't spam a show thread.
Yes, I'm a pilot and also a computer professional. I have learned to cope with the use of computer magic since every show does it anymore.
Maybe this plane had a black box because it was used by ICE, even if it is not normal equipment. That's my rationalization and I'm sticking with it!
Maybe I missed it, but why was an ICE investigator piloting a cargo flight in the first place? I know times are tough, but that level of cross-training is nuts!
That was a cargo plane? It looked like a dinky passenger one to me). But I know little about planes.
A Cessna cardinal is a 4 seat plane, and not generally used for cargo. And I doubt 5-0 would even have jurisdiction over the accident for McGarrett to stroll down the pier in possession of the black box that I believe the Coast Guard recovered (if I remember the episode correctly). A plane crash with a fatality would be NTSB/FAA most likely, not local/state law enforcement.
But it is 5-0! They have jurisdiction over anything they damn well please!
And of course, everyone on the islands is supposed to know who they are. I think it's more realistic in shows like The Mentalist where they often have to explain that "CBI" stands for "California Bureau of Investigation". In this show, they run in and shout "Five-O" and everyone knows it's the cops...
...which is of course funny because in the real world, people do know that if someone says "Five-O" is here that it's the cops...the problem is that it's because of the (original) show...
Ans, of course, every (main) cop is an expert in every field. Hostage negotiation and rescue, SWAT, crime scene investigation, forensic analysis... you name it, they do it all!
Of course! Otherwise, they would not be in 5-0, would they?
I did get a kick out of Masi Oka saying "Don't I know you?"
As others have said, the black box thing was a big groaner. No way would a small Cessna have an airliner-sized flight data recorder. Plus the NTSB would have snatched it up for analysis if it did. But I suppose a small local police unit also has expertise in reading those things too.