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#21 of 74 OFFLINE   doug zdanivsky

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Posted July 01 2014 - 04:02 PM

 

they just wanted to protect their food supply

 

 

I dunno..  That warehouse was huge, and there was no cause to string up bodies..

 

The "No negotiating with terrorists" line was ironic, with all the Bergdahl stuff going on..



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Posted July 03 2014 - 02:04 PM

I'm really enjoying it, decent story and obviously very high budget. How about quit nit-picking it to death over the details. It's fiction, it's just a fun popcorn summer series, relax and enjoy it. Plus it's from Michael Bay, what do you expect. If all you want to do is point out flaws, maybe hold off until it ends. 

Maybe it's time to invent a new "flaws ahead" tag, kind of like spoilers. 


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Posted July 05 2014 - 10:35 AM

I'm sorry if someone seems not to enjoy my posts.  That is their problem, not mine.  If there were no posts in this thread pointing out or discussing  "errors", there would only be about 10 posts. 


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Posted July 05 2014 - 10:55 AM

I'm sorry if someone seems not to enjoy my posts.  That is their problem, not mine.  If there were no posts in this thread pointing out or discussing  "errors", there would only be about 10 posts. 

I agree with pointing out errors, particularly when a show is dreadfully awful, but this one is pretty decent so far. Of course we have to overlook some major technical errors, but a positive comment once in a while would be nice :)


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Posted July 06 2014 - 07:21 PM

I'm sorry if someone seems not to enjoy my posts.  That is their problem, not mine.  If there were no posts in this thread pointing out or discussing  "errors", there would only be about 10 posts. 

Don't bother me, I find everything in here interesting.  Second episode was better than the first.  Looking forward to the rest of the season.



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Posted July 08 2014 - 07:09 AM

This show is losing my attention.  It doesn't seem as exciting as I thought initially.

 

I'll watch the next episode to see whether to continue on or drop this show.



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Posted July 08 2014 - 03:39 PM

While I could nitpick some more, this time I'll point out how cool it was  for them to show one reason why shipboard romances are horrible ideas.


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Posted July 10 2014 - 07:07 PM

I was kind of hoping that Ruskov, the Russian Admiral, would have a little bit of nuance; but ultimately all he lacked was a moustache to twirl.  Despite that criticism I liked the idea that other naval vessels are in play and the episode did offer up some tension and some strong moments - particularly during the navigation of the channel.  Curious to see how long the contest will play out between the Nathan James and the Soviet vessel.  Some pretty strong Chandler moments in this episode and I liked that he admitted he was wrong and his decision permitted the Russians to consolidate their position.

 

Still enjoying the show.

 

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Posted July 11 2014 - 04:09 AM

I'm really enjoying Adam Baldwin as the XO on this show. He clearly disagrees with the captain's course of action, but they didn't go down the tired path of having him undermining the captain's command. He's still giving his best.

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Posted July 11 2014 - 07:52 AM

Adam Baldwin in Last Ship? This moved up on my list of shows to try when it reruns. :)



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Posted July 12 2014 - 03:40 AM

I'm really enjoying Adam Baldwin as the XO on this show. He clearly disagrees with the captain's course of action, but they didn't go down the tired path of having him undermining the captain's command. He's still giving his best.

 

Mal taught him that lesson.


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Posted July 13 2014 - 07:22 PM

Tonight's episode was the best yet. No contrived conflicts, just a crew of good people doing their best to see tomorrow while preserving humanity's last, best hope for salvation. I like seeing the CDC doctor recognizing the talents and skills of the crew, and I like the emerging fallibility of the captain, even as their hard work pays off in a fortuitous coincidence or a little divine intervention.I was also pleasantly surprised that they've got an apparent vaccine prototype already. Once they've got a cure, the show becomes even more interesting to me, because then it's about how they save as many people as possible while protecting their own ability to carry on their mission.

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Posted July 14 2014 - 08:03 AM

I just watched the pilot last night.  One thing when they were "raiding" the cruise ship.  Wouldn't it have been wise to scavenge some more.  Getting more common items...toiletries, toilet paper, etc.

 

I do agree with the earlier post saying that season 1 should be about the cure, then the next seasons about using it...


Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted July 14 2014 - 08:51 AM

Favorite part of last night's episode was the traitor asking for a "skilled chess partner," then getting the pissed-off galley cook as his opponent.

 

This show's doing a pretty good job at keeping the stakes relatively grounded so far; this episode contained a very real scenario (engines about to die; low drinking-water rations) and explored it without any huge "Michael Bay"-moments interrupting it all.


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Posted July 15 2014 - 05:33 PM

I'm sorry if someone seems not to enjoy my posts.  That is their problem, not mine.  If there were no posts in this thread pointing out or discussing  "errors", there would only be about 10 posts. 

I was behind episodes 1&2, but they sure sucked me in.

 

The past two episodes, even though I tolerate a lot, truly stretched believability beyond limits.Risking the future of the world by dunking the "cure" in 546 feet of water until it hits bottom, hoping it survives the pressure and the container being dragged through whatever undersea terrain there would be. 

Pulling a huge destroyer with wind power captured by three tiny parachutes?Pulling up at a beautiful, tropical island with pineapple, gorgeous beaches and a gazillion gallons of fresh, bacteria free water? Watch any of the latest real survival shows from the past few years and you'll realize how incredibly phony that is. Mother Nature is tough.

 

It's Michael Bay, pure popcorn for the summer, just leave your brain behind before watching.


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Posted July 15 2014 - 06:15 PM

Risking the future of the world by dunking the "cure" in 546 feet of water until it hits bottom, hoping it survives the pressure and the container being dragged through whatever undersea terrain there would be.

To be fair, that was the very definition of worst case scenario. There were no other viable options that would keep the primordial samples consistently below 40 degrees. Their choice was between doing what they did, with its attendant risks, and the samples maybe getting corrupted, or doing nothing and having the samples definitely getting corrupted.

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Posted July 15 2014 - 08:19 PM

To be fair, that was the very definition of worst case scenario. There were no other viable options that would keep the primordial samples consistently below 40 degrees. Their choice was between doing what they did, with its attendant risks, and the samples maybe getting corrupted, or doing nothing and having the samples definitely getting corrupted.

With all the time they had, you would think they could build a small generator that could power a small fridge.  Heck, even a Gilligan bike would generate some electricity.   They had plenty of fuel.  And they have motor boats and possibly helicopters.   Any of those engines could be converted during the down time.



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Posted July 18 2014 - 10:17 AM

The show was renewed for a 13-episode 2nd season.


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Posted July 18 2014 - 11:15 AM

With all the time they had, you would think they could build a small generator that could power a small fridge. Heck, even a Gilligan bike would generate some electricity. They had plenty of fuel. And they have motor boats and possibly helicopters. Any of those engines could be converted during the down time.

Except, if the temperature rose above 40 degrees on those samples at any point, the samples were done for. They needed a solution right at that moment. And this is not a fully stocked ship with lots of spare parts on hand, it's a ship that has spent four months isolated in the Arctic only to come back to a world where the supply chains have completely collapsed.

The show was renewed for a 13-episode 2nd season.

Good news!

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Posted July 21 2014 - 07:41 PM

Ouch.. That was some wince-inducing dialogue. And up till now it's been at least interesting permutations of cliched plot devices. Hopefully there's not going to be much more like this, and they can keep their batting average up..






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