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The Last Ship on TNT

The Last Ship June 22nd, 2014 TNT HD New Seies

Looks like it may have some promise ... Executive Producer Michael Bay .. starring Eric Dane

http://www.tntdrama.com/series/the-last-ship/

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saw a preview of it this week. I'll definitely give it a shot.

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You had me at Bay. I'm in.

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You had me at Bay. I'm in.

People either like him of hate him .. I like his style .. tongue.gif

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You had me at Bay. I'm in.

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People either like him of hate him .. I like his style .. tongue.gif

Your posts remind me what a polarizing figure Michael Bay is. When I saw his name, I immediately decided not to watch The Last Ship. Although Bay does do a fine job on big budget action sequences, his films uniformly strike me as overproduced, overlong, poorly written, and badly acted. Sorry, boys, I just can't make myself watch this show. smile.gif

On a more positive note,I really like Rhona Mitra, who plays the doctor. She was terrific in Strike Back.
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Jayne!
And Rhona Mitra...
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Your posts remind me what a polarizing figure Michael Bay is. When I saw his name, I immediately decided not to watch The Last Ship. Although Bay does do a fine job on big budget action sequences, his films uniformly strike me as overproduced, overlong, poorly written, and badly acted. Sorry, boys, I just can't make myself watch this show. smile.gif

On a more positive note,I really like Rhona Mitra, who plays the doctor. She was terrific in Strike Back.

Like I said ... wink.gif

.. with me, it's the overproduced, overlong part that I like ..

he's the Irwin Allen of the New Millennium ... wink.gif

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Rhona Mitra . . . I'm in. biggrin.gif

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Like I said ... wink.gif

.. with me, it's the overproduced, overlong part that I like ..

he's the Irwin Allen of the New Millennium ... wink.gif

As you may recall, I love loud and dumb too. Still, Bay's stuff just doesn't work for me, its frequently great action sequences notwithstanding.
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As you may recall, I love loud and dumb too. Still, Bay's stuff just doesn't work for me, its frequently great action sequences notwithstanding.

I'm guessing you might just sneak in and at least take a peek .. tongue.gif

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People either like him of hate him .. I like his style .. tongue.gif

I like Bay too. Can't wait for TF4. cool.gif

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Your posts remind me what a polarizing figure Michael Bay is. When I saw his name, I immediately decided not to watch The Last Ship. Although Bay does do a fine job on big budget action sequences, his films uniformly strike me as overproduced, overlong, poorly written, and badly acted. Sorry, boys, I just can't make myself watch this show. smile.gif

On a more positive note,I really like Rhona Mitra, who plays the doctor. She was terrific in Strike Back.

And Rhona Mitra is icing on the cake. My DVR is ready, Freddy. C'mon, gwsat.biggrin.gif

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You know he will.wink.gif

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Penny Dreadful - Eve Green
The Last Ship - Rhona Mitra

I'll bet oink will be watching both wink.gif

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I'm in smile.gif

I hadn't even heard of it till now,Thanks for starting this thread

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re Last Ship storyline
the premise sure sounds familiar to me...

remember Crusade, the sequel to Babylon 5? wink.gif
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re Last Ship storyline
the premise sure sounds familiar to me...

remember Crusade, the sequel to Babylon 5? wink.gif

Unfortunately, yes. Gads, that was terrible. I don't know how much Joe Straczynski had to do with 'Crusade' but it was a very poor follow-up to a classic, seminal sci-fi series.

You could make a comparison to 'Caprica' following BSG, I suppose. But I thought 'Caprica' was a much better effort from a planning and scripting point of view.
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It's Summer, I'm going to check it out.

Oh, and I will alert the Media to GWsat's Michael Bay review. I'm sure the Network Exec's are shaking in their boots...
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Because so many of you don't think Bay's direction is quite as awful as I always have, I recorded and rewatched Pearl Harbor when it showed up on AMC the other night. Fortunately, AMC had edited the film so that the edited for TV version actually ran for only a little over 2 hours. That helped. Some of the soap was eliminated but the mostly wonderful action sequences were retained. The depiction of the attack on Pearl Harbor was so terrific that I forgave the wooden performances of the film's pretty boy stars, Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett. In fairness to them, though, I am not sure that Sir Lawrence Olivier could have breathed life into the lines they were given.

Anyway, to stop all the scorn and obloquy over my earlier refusal to watch The Last Ship, I am going to at least start it. I am hoping that my low expectations for the series will lead to me being pleasantly surprised. Stranger things have happened. Maybe I'll even become a Michael Bay fan. . . . Nah, never happen. smile.gif
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Anyway, to stop all the scorn and obloquy over my earlier refusal to watch The Last Ship, I am going to at least start it. I am hoping that my low expectations for the series will lead to me being pleasantly surprised. Stranger things have happened. Maybe I'll even become a Michael Bay fan. . . . Nah, never happen. smile.gif

You know I was just messin' with you ... wink.gif

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You know I was just messin' with you ... wink.gif

No offense taken. The real reason I decided to give The Last Ship a chance was that I liked the edited for TV version of Pearl Harbor I saw on AMC way better than I had when I saw the theatrical release. Perhaps Bay should hire AMC to edit his films. smile.gif
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Because so many of you don't think Bay's direction is quite as awful as I always have, I recorded and rewatched Pearl Harbor

I didn't know it was a Bay film or at least wouldn't have attached any significance to it when my wife & I saw in the theaters. terrible movie, terrible acting, hokey lame-ass soap story. like you said, it's only redeeming quality was the attack scenes. Cuba Gooding did OK in it playing a real person's historical role. everyone else...tongue.gif

now that I know PH was Bay's, the fact that action was good but plot & character development wasn't, fits his style wink.gif

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I didn't know it was a Bay film or at least wouldn't have attached any significance to it when my wife & I saw in the theaters. terrible movie, terrible acting, hokey lame-ass soap story. like you said, it's only redeeming quality was the attack scenes. Cuba Gooding did OK in it playing a real person's historical role. everyone else...tongue.gif

now that I know PH was Bay's, the fact that action was good but plot & character development wasn't, fits his style wink.gif

As Bay films go, Pearl Harbor had another big plus: Shia LaBeouf wasn't in it. smile.gif
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Like I said ... wink.gif

.. with me, it's the overproduced, overlong part that I like ..

he's the Irwin Allen of the New Millennium ... wink.gif

I can handle overproduced. Visually incoherent, not so much.
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Captain Tom Chandler and the crew of the USS Nathan James set out for the Arctic with two civilian virologists, Dr. Rachel Scott and Dr. Quincy Tophet, who claim to be studying birds. When they come under attack by a renegade team of Russian forces, Chandler learns these virologists are actually collecting samples of the source of a deadly virus that has wiped out over half the human population while they've been at sea. As they head home on the orders of the remaining U.S. government, Chandler and his crew realize that home is a shadow of what they left, and the safest place to develop a vaccine for this deadly disease is out at sea on their ship.
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Because so many of you don't think Bay's direction is quite as awful as I always have, I recorded and rewatched Pearl Harbor when it showed up on AMC the other night. Fortunately, AMC had edited the film so that the edited for TV version actually ran for only a little over 2 hours. That helped. Some of the soap was eliminated but the mostly wonderful action sequences were retained. The depiction of the attack on Pearl Harbor was so terrific that I forgave the wooden performances of the film's pretty boy stars, Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett. In fairness to them, though, I am not sure that Sir Lawrence Olivier could have breathed life into the lines they were given.

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I too cannot stand Michael Bay films (except Bad Boys, that was just a good, dumb popcorn film). However, I've never heard of anyone directing every episode of a TV series. I bet he is only actually directing the pilot.
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I liked it, I'll be back, if nothing else for Dr. Scott(Rhona)
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re Last Ship storyline
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Unfortunately, yes. Gads, that was terrible. I don't know how much Joe Straczynski had to do with 'Crusade' but it was a very poor follow-up to a classic, seminal sci-fi series.

You could make a comparison to 'Caprica' following BSG, I suppose. But I thought 'Caprica' was a much better effort from a planning and scripting point of view.
According to Joe, the network started messing with the scripts almost immediately, so he basically gave up on it. That said, I hated the lead actor and the music was terrible compared to the sweeping beauty of the Bab5 score.

It was doomed from the start, IMO.
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Enjoyed the pilot episode. I do loves me a good virus-apocalypse story. Looking forward to more.

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