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Did not see this ending coming, good episode.
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Did not see this ending coming, good episode.
Neither did I, I wonder if they picked up Tex?
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Neither did I, I wonder if they picked up Tex?
I find it ironic that the show is titled the Last Ship when it is obviously not.
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I find it ironic that the show is titled the Last Ship when it is obviously not.
Maybe Russian ship will not be gone to keep that true. :P
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C'mon guys, this show is total cheese and everyone knows it. I don't see anything that hints that they're trying to take themselves seriously. Does it make sense that she gets on the ship without suits and a quarantine? No. Does it make sense that the Captain goes on all the missions? No.

And it's not supposed to, just roll with it.
Well said! If I had taken seriously the frequent howlers this show's writers come up with to amp up the drama, I would have been long gone. Slowbuscuit gives good advice: just roll with it. I'm glad that's what I have done because of the remarkable accuracy of many of the shipboard scenes. Overall The Last Ship is a lot of fun.
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Another excellent episode despite the little flaw in letting the lady on the ship with no precautions. Great ending to another great episode. Really enjoying this season so far.
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I found the flashback with the doctor who is now aboard the Russian ship interesting. The doctor on the Nathan James kept saying it looked to her like the virus had been engineered by someone to be much more effective and deadly than the primordial one. The flashback suggested to me that the other doctor was testing out some treatment on himself and that he might have incubated the new unstoppable strain that spread to his wife who carried it to several other countries on whatever tour she was about to take. If he's the inadvertant culprit then he might also be the only, or at least the best, chance for finding a cure or a vaccine.

He would be patient zero of the deadly strain that wiped out everyone, yet he survived. He might be the "Typhoid Mary" in this case. I'm not sure how he could have infected his wife without infecting everyone on the Russian ship though. We've never seen him outside of the plastic tent so maybe he's still carrying the virus even though somehow it's not killing him. The Russians might even know that he's the cause and that he's the best hope for a cure.
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I found it interesting that the destroyer was able to track and destroy a small drone, while the larger Russian cruiser couldn't detect and destroy the USN helicopter. Interesting? I'm beginning to think the destroyer is the Roadrunner and the cruiser Wile E. Coyote.
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I found it interesting that the destroyer was able to track and destroy a small drone, while the larger Russian cruiser couldn't detect and destroy the USN helicopter. Interesting? I'm beginning to think the destroyer is the Roadrunner and the cruiser Wile E. Coyote.
Those Acme radar systems just don't work well sometimes.
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Yeah, basically nothing that happened in this episode made any real world sense, but hey - it's TV. And our stuff is better than their stuff! Go USA!

No wonder the Navy gave them unfettered access to their hardware. In this world, there are good guys and there are bad guys and there's no way the twain shall be confused. The Russian commander is just slightly less evil than the yacht commander in the last episode, even down to making powerless women his sex slaves. This show is basically a moving recruiting poster.

And that may have been the problem with 'Last Resort' and it's premature (IMO) cancellation. Too much moral ambiguity amongst the "good guys". We like our heroes to be unflinchingly heroic. Michael Bay & TNT have clearly learned that lesson.
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Yeah, basically nothing that happened in this episode made any real world sense, but hey - it's TV. And our stuff is better than their stuff! Go USA!

No wonder the Navy gave them unfettered access to their hardware. In this world, there are good guys and there are bad guys and there's no way the twain shall be confused. The Russian commander is just slightly less evil than the yacht commander in the last episode, even down to making powerless women his sex slaves. This show is basically a moving recruiting poster.

And that may have been the problem with 'Last Resort' and it's premature (IMO) cancellation. Too much moral ambiguity amongst the "good guys". We like our heroes to be unflinchingly heroic. Michael Bay & TNT have clearly learned that lesson.
I agree. One of the many comments I saw why people disliked the show was Russia was bad, Al Quieda was bad.. They would never do stuff like what is shown in the show. Well the show as in production before the who issues in Ukraine and ISIS stufff.

Still getting up good vs bad guys is a great tale. Hell I would like to see it told from the Russian side (and that may be coming) if its proven it was created by them.

On side note so much fun watching show with Ebola landing in the US.
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A contributing element that makes this show as good as it is - a really really good Sound Design. On a 5.1 system, this show rocks.
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Another excellent episode despite the little flaw in letting the lady on the ship with no precautions.
Yes, exactly.
She is immune, but she could very well be a carrier like Typhoid Mary was, potentially infecting everyone on the Nathan James.
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A contributing element that makes this show as good as it is - a really really good Sound Design. On a 5.1 system, this show rocks.
Nice. I like its bass even from my measley 2.1 setup. Haha.
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A contributing element that makes this show as good as it is - a really really good Sound Design. On a 5.1 system, this show rocks.

This show's 5.1 sounds pretty crappy over Comcast.

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I agree. One of the many comments I saw why people disliked the show was Russia was bad, Al Quieda was bad.. They would never do stuff like what is shown in the show. Well the show as in production before the who issues in Ukraine and ISIS stufff.

Still getting up good vs bad guys is a great tale. Hell I would like to see it told from the Russian side (and that may be coming) if its proven it was created by them.

On side note so much fun watching show with Ebola landing in the US.
I'd like to see the Russian side too. Remember, this group of Russian bad guys are supposedly a "rogue" element run by a rogue Admiral. We've only briefly heard his story about what's going on in Russia, and for all we know, there could well be another Russian ship crewed by good guys trying to hunt down this rogue Admiral. Not a bad storyline, huh?
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This show's 5.1 sounds pretty crappy over Comcast.
Especially when Comcasts software doesn't recognize the DD codec on DVR'd shows. Everything watched DVR'd is 2.0.

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I agree that the villains in the show have been deliciously evil. They have served to make our square jawed steely eyed captain and his crew seem pretty heroic. Blue and Gold, baby, Blue and Gold!
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Especially when Comcasts software doesn't recognize the DD codec on DVR'd shows. Everything watched DVR'd is 2.0.
And telling Comcast doesn't work?
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And telling Comcast doesn't work?
I've tried... repeatedly. All they say is their engineers are working on it. This was reported on their own forum last year!! They still haven't fixed it.

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/Xfin...s/td-p/1832025
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I've tried... repeatedly. All they say is their engineers are working on it. This was reported on their own forum last year!! They still haven't fixed it.

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/Xfin...s/td-p/1832025
That is awful. I am not looking forward to Comcast from Time Warner Cable (TWC). Keep following up! Also post on other Comcast areas like newsgroups, Broadband/DSL Reports, etc.
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That is awful. I am not looking forward to Comcast from Time Warner Cable (TWC). Keep following up! Also post on other Comcast areas like newsgroups, Broadband/DSL Reports, etc.
Forget Comcast, do the whole series in great picture and sound when it's out on Blu-ray.
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Forget Comcast, do the whole series in great picture and sound when it's out on Blu-ray.
But it will be a while. Show me where The Last Ship is on BR? :P
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Forget Comcast, do the whole series in great picture and sound when it's out on Blu-ray.
Is it likely the series will come out on Blu-ray and not just anamorphic DVD?

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No announced date but 3 months after Season 1 is a good estimate for disc release.

What's of interest to me is will the Blu-ray have a Dolby Atmos mix.
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What's of interest to me is will the Blu-ray have a Dolby Atmos mix.
For a TV show? Highly doubtful. Atmos mixes are a relatively new thing in the HT world. It will probably be years before it filters down to TV shows on shiny disks.
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Especially when Comcasts software doesn't recognize the DD codec on DVR'd shows. Everything watched DVR'd is 2.0.
Do you have an X1 DVR? I've found that in the last several months the box loses the ability to recognize 5.1 every time I turn on my TV or projector and a new HDMI handshake is established. However, if I go into the setup menu, change the Audio setting to "Stereo" and then change it back to "Surround" again, I can get full 5.1. I have to do this every time I turn on my equipment.

This is a relatively recent development. It didn't do this a few months ago.

The Last Ship still sounds awful, though. Other shows on other networks sound fine.

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For a TV show? Highly doubtful. Atmos mixes are a relatively new thing in the HT world. It will probably be years before it filters down to TV shows on shiny disks.
Don't expect it to have a Dolby Atmos mix but i wouldn't be shocked if it does.
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For a TV show? Highly doubtful. Atmos mixes are a relatively new thing in the HT world. It will probably be years before it filters down to TV shows on shiny disks.
Same with 4K.
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