The Last Ship - Season 2 2015 Spoilers

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  1. Jul 27, 2015 #61 of 159
    RGM1138

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    Does anyone know if this is the final season? I don't how long they can keep the stories fresh, but I will miss this show when it finally ends.

    BTW, I'm surprised that the Navy is still using ASROCs, which I first heard about in The Bedford Incident (1965).
     
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  2. Jul 27, 2015 #62 of 159
    Cainebj

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    I am sure it is too soon too say if there is a season 3 -
    I am sure if the ratings are good they will find a way to keep it going.

    And I have to say - so far they are doing a pretty good job at keeping it exciting. After the first episode when the cure seemed to be a done deal I didn't have a clue where they were going to go.

    BTW - does "whiskey" stand for something in naval terms or just what they navy calls locations?
     
  3. Jul 27, 2015 #63 of 159
    markz

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    Whiskey is the word for the letter W in the military alphabet.

    Now sure how it was used here, but a location could have been designated by the letter W so was referred to as Whiskey.

    Of course a common usage is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
     
  4. Jul 27, 2015 #64 of 159
    vertigo235

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    I think in this case Whiskey = W for Waypoint
     
  5. Jul 27, 2015 #65 of 159
    mattack

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    So is there any actual real ship footage in this show? So much can/is done on green screen/with computers..

    and if they are really on a ship, is it done like Love Boat was where they shoot the ship scenes all in one batch or a couple of batches then intermingle that footage in with stuff recorded on a soundstage or their outdoor locations?
     
  6. Jul 27, 2015 #66 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'd bet most of it is permanent sets. Even if they had access to a real ship, I doubt they have reliable access. They probably shoot some of the long-shot deck scenes on a ship and the rest on sets...
     
  7. Jul 28, 2015 #67 of 159
    laria

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    They film (or filmed) some of the stuff in San Diego on the USS Halsey and the USS Dewey. They used the USS Iowa for the Russian ship.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2015 #68 of 159
    AeneaGames

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    Or for West?
     
  9. Jul 29, 2015 #69 of 159
    efilippi

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    It seems to be used as a word for "location". What's your whiskey? Like What's your 20?

    Doesn't make sense to me but that seems to be what they said on the ship.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2015 #70 of 159
    ej42137

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    I first came in contact with ASROC on the Higbee (DD 806) in 1967. ASROC is an acronym for AntiSubmarine Rocket; the ones the US Navy uses today are an evolutionary descendent from those first deployed in the 60s. Other nations have their own unique versions of ASROC systems.
     
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  11. Jul 30, 2015 #71 of 159
    Gerryex

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    I was away for a couple of weeks and I caught up with the two episodes I missed last night. I am really enjoying this show!! I like it when they show a military unit operating as close to reality as possible and yet weave in a good amount of drama. I always liked stories about submarines and/or naval ships at sea. I like it when they show the highly trained crew working super efficiently and smartly executing orders. I just find it very interesting.

    Also the fight scenes are choreographed quite nicely and the female Israeli soldier kicks ass!

    Of course the Captain is acting like Captain Kirk and is often off the ship on one or more tactical missions and its doubtful that would happen in real life. But I can live with it as it done quite well and adds to the drama.

    By the way, the female officer in the command center (CIC?) I think has a title of TOA. I would guess the T is for Tactical and the O is for Officer but what is the A for. Or does TOA stand for something else?

    Gerry
     
  12. Jul 30, 2015 #72 of 159
    markz

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    All I could find was Tactical Operations Area, but that is not for a person.

    I can ask my friend who was an officer on DDG-99, which is the same class of ship as this one.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2015 #73 of 159
    dcushing

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    She the TAO.

    Tactical Actions Officer
     
  14. Jul 30, 2015 #74 of 159
    Gerryex

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    Thanks! I love all those acronyms and that they flow so easily from the crew. Of course they are trained very well and that is all part of the training.

    Gerry
     
  15. Aug 13, 2015 #75 of 159
    Tivo_60

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    I'm liking this a lot and Eric Dane is cast perfectly as the captain.
     
  16. Aug 14, 2015 #76 of 159
    Cainebj

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    It has been renewed for a Season 3.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2015 #77 of 159
    mattack

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    Oh please tell me where I can get this magical 90 *meter* Bluetooth that works inside a metal box with small corridors?
     
  18. Aug 18, 2015 #78 of 159
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    I know, I have a bluetooth speaker I listen to music around the house, and if I have my speaker in the bedroom and move my phone to the kitchen, it breaks up and becomes un-listenable.
     
  19. Aug 18, 2015 #79 of 159
    Jeeters

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    Class 1 bluetooth is good for 100 meters. But you'd never find it in a mobile device, because of its high power consumption.
     
  20. Aug 18, 2015 #80 of 159
    vertigo235

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    That's probably in open air too, direct line of sight.
     

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