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The Last Ship - TNT
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:36:19 am »
The Last Ship – TNT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gZ6bpIjeLs

Funny, I put it in my calendar to check out The Last Ship when it arrived, which it did, last night on TNT, and up to about 15 minutes of the show, I wasn’t sure why I made a note.

After taking in the whole show, I know I remembered for good reason. Like Lost’s pilot show, The Last Ship premiere was a blast. It skirted a little on SyFy quality territory, but overall was a great production.  In the briefest of brief’s, The Last Ship is about 2 doctors are sent on a battle ship to the top of the world to find a cure of a deadly virus outbreak. Things quickly get out of hand and 80% of the world’s population is dead or dying. No working governments. The people on the ship due to their isolation missed getting infected.

There’s plenty of action. Some pretty decent characters and plenty of food for thought.

The on con… commercials. I was blown away… no seething with the amount of commercials they crammed into this hour. I suspect the show was only 35-40 minutes long.

I’ll be keeping an eye for ‘On-demand’. Crossing my fingers with regards to commercial-less and consistent quality program.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 10:08:30 pm »
Is this an on-going series? Never heard of it.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 03:50:52 am »
Yep, series. Just started.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 04:56:47 am »
I'll look for it OnDemand and check it out. Thanks for the heads up dude.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 05:37:25 am »
Ya might like it despite the Michael Bay association.  :P
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 07:39:45 am »
Phase Six




I just got finished watching the Pilot episode and I'm already on board with the series (pun not intended). My biggest concern given that this is a Michael Bay production was that it was going to be a big, loud, dumb excuse to blow sh*t up. Sorry, but that's a reputation he has personally cultivated and crafted for himself. So any ridicule that comes his way is justified. Surprisingly, The Last Ship (based on just one episode) is none of the that. While watching this episode, one can't help but compare it to Last Resort. Ironic that both have similar titles, take place entirely on a Battleship and basically have the same "plot" in a 'Us Vs. Them' scenario. That's where the similarities end because the objective is different. There is one thing that is definitely sure to happen in the future of the series that will have people saying it's even more like Last Resort is the eventual mutiny that is all but set up to happen and will most likely be perpetrated by Adam Baldwin's character. The show is also nice timing in Rhona Mitra as the "savior" of the show. Most recently got my Mitra fix in Nip/Tuck.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 10:09:37 am »
Mutiny.... Hey I was thinking the same thing.

Look babe... A mutiny is in the future of this show.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 09:01:45 am »
I caught this also. I enjoy the show it does have good promise. Mutiny, other survivors, other ships all great possible stories. I am a Baldwin fan also nice to see him in it.

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 09:13:50 am »
Adam Baldwin RULES!! I've been following him since the day I saw this.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 12:03:33 pm »

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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 12:53:12 pm »
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 10:54:33 am »
Last nights’ episode… I was torn. In the back of my mind, I’m envisioning the writers saying, let’s throw in some Al-Qaeda bad guys, thus rolling my eyes. At the same time, I was just rather enjoying nailing them sonzabi tchezz.

A little sloppy writing. In one scene, they explain how the virus spreads. Simply and easily through the air. Yet the next scene, troops are going on land approaching the hot zone without masks on and really without much protection.

It was fun to see military actions taking place with defense cruiser and the dog and cat conflict with Al-Qaeda.

Bottom line I enjoyed the episode.

Bottom line: Part 2, I hate the commercials. Massive amounts of commercials… constantly. I already looked… there is no On-demand for the show. So I’m stuck watching it when it’s broadcast… with commercials.
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Re: The Last Ship - TNT
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014, 06:39:41 pm »
You're not looking hard enough. I'm watching this via OnDemand. Maybe it's different around the country, but I don't see why it should be,
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 06:45:34 pm »
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I think I have a better spin on what the show is now. For me it's kind of Call of Duty meets Walking Dead. Sure, there aren't any zombies, but the threat is still very real and they have to watch their every move to avoid getting infected. On top of that, they are going to constantly run into their own roadblocks with factions that pose an immediate threat to them. The stand off was hella fun. With that said, I have to echo what Mac said in regards to the disease being air-born and yet half the squad goes in with any kind of protection. I'm wondering if it has to do with them being out in an open space since those that were wearing their mask were inside the infirmary, a closed space which would increase the chances of being infected. They need to do a better job in setting up the rules of the show so we don't constantly pick it apart.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 07:34:04 am »
I could have done without the Al-Qaeda also. The Russians and Al-Qaeda too much. However I really enjoy this show. The back and forth between the captain and the Baldwin character. The fuel and food -and fresh water- looks like an ongoing thing. The production looks good to me some of these shows can look bad Sci_fi channel originals got real bad for a while.  I know its only 2 episodes so we will see.

I am going to stick it out for a while, it helps that me and my daughter are watching Falling Skies after.

I am on Charter for my cable and its up on my OnDemand the next day.

 

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