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Old February 2 2013, 11:05 PM   #31
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Unfortunately for us the creators liked the Serrat character/actor a lot so they wanted to keep him around. He should've been killed off in episode 2. In real life he would've been toast.
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Old February 3 2013, 02:06 AM   #32
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^Very much so. He outright murdered an American sailor. He threatened the Captain's life and strapped a bomb to crew member. He should've taken a bullet right from the start. It made no sense that the Captain didn't have him killed.
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Old February 7 2013, 03:26 AM   #33
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[spooky voice]It's the cuuuurrrssseee of Andre Braaaaaaaugherrrrrr!!!!![/spooky voice]

The good news is, if he's on one more cancelled show, he gets a free cheeseburger!
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Old February 7 2013, 07:32 PM   #34
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All in all the writers on this show were horrible. They had no clue what to do with the crew once they got to the island. The show slowly turned from a military/political thriller to soap opera dreck. It's good it was cancelled.
Hollywood is utterly incapable of creating a series focusing on the US Navy without screwing it up.

Supercarrier was supposed to be based on a great book written by a reporter about a typical cruise on the USS John F. Kennedy. By the third episode it was less like Carrier Life and more like Peyton Place.

Emerald Point, NAS started with the intention of being Peyton Place on a naval base, so you got maybe a couple of shots of F-14's taking off and a deluge of sex and whining.

Pensacola: Wings of Gold was less like what the title would suggest and more like Space: Above and Beyond...without the "space" and without the "beyond."

JAG and NCIS, the exceptions, are only that because one is really a court show and the other is a police procedural, shows that the networks seem to like. (And JAG got cancelled off its first network while it was trying to be an adventure show.) Neither is really about the activities and day-to-day work of the Navy itself.

With this track record, and given the stupidity of the pilot, I saw the crap of Last Resort coming for miles. I don't know why it took some of you the entire run to figure it out.

I'd give real money for someone to figure out how to do a show like Britain's Warship or Australia's Sea Patrol for American television using a US Navy ship. That would be awesome...
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Old February 7 2013, 07:55 PM   #35
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Two words: Air Wolf Rocks


ok, that's three words
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Old February 7 2013, 10:53 PM   #36
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The only military show that seems decent to me at all has been "The Unit" and that's based on a somewhat fictional unit of the military.

It seems if the pilot sucks this year the show is good (The Neighbors) and if the pilot is good (The Following, Last Resort) then the show turns up to me lame.
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Old February 8 2013, 01:52 AM   #37
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ThunderAeroI wrote: View Post
Two words: Air Wolf Rocks


ok, that's three words
Air Wolf does rock, but it's more of a shady spy with a helicopter show than anything military.

bigdaddy wrote:
The only military show that seems decent to me at all has been "The Unit" and that's based on a somewhat fictional unit of the military.
Technically the Unit isn't military at all.

All the best military shows are long gone and set mostly during World War Two. They were serious (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Rat Patrol) and funny (McHale's Navy, Sgt. Bilko).

It seems if the pilot sucks this year the show is good (The Neighbors) and if the pilot is good (The Following, Last Resort) then the show turns up to me lame.
Okay, I gotta ask: What part of the Last Resort pilot was good? Cause obviously I missed that...
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Old February 8 2013, 08:42 PM   #38
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Australia's Sea Patrol
Them's there fighting words.

You're much better off with Patrol boat which had two series produced between 79 and 83 and in the same vein as Warship.

Sea Patrol isn't intended to be any sort of follow-on to Patrol Boat so we'll just say it's a knock-off.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:15 PM   #39
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Baa Baa Blacksheep was serious?!

(Yeah, I know they tried, but it ended up being silly more than serious).
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Old February 9 2013, 06:17 PM   #40
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Admiral2 wrote: View Post
ThunderAeroI wrote: View Post
Two words: Air Wolf Rocks


ok, that's three words
Air Wolf does rock, but it's more of a shady spy with a helicopter show than anything military.

bigdaddy wrote:
The only military show that seems decent to me at all has been "The Unit" and that's based on a somewhat fictional unit of the military.
Technically the Unit isn't military at all.

All the best military shows are long gone and set mostly during World War Two. They were serious (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Rat Patrol) and funny (McHale's Navy, Sgt. Bilko).

It seems if the pilot sucks this year the show is good (The Neighbors) and if the pilot is good (The Following, Last Resort) then the show turns up to me lame.
Okay, I gotta ask: What part of the Last Resort pilot was good? Cause obviously I missed that...
I so loved Rat Patrol as a kid. I remember staying up late and watching it on WWOR I believe. The jeep coming over the dune, with the machine gun on the back with the theme music playing.
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Old February 10 2013, 01:45 AM   #41
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Australia's Sea Patrol
Them's there fighting words.

You're much better off with Patrol boat which had two series produced between 79 and 83 and in the same vein as Warship.

Sea Patrol isn't intended to be any sort of follow-on to Patrol Boat so we'll just say it's a knock-off.
I discovered Warship and Sea Patrol on the internet. I haven't checked out Patrol Boat yet so I'll take your word for it. All I'm saying is that the shows I have seen are better than most of the shows Hollywood has churned out.

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Baa Baa Blacksheep was serious?!

(Yeah, I know they tried, but it ended up being silly more than serious).
At least the writers of Black Sheep spent a couple of minutes doing research. The writers of the Last Resort pilot had a B-1 frigging bomber attacking a submerged sub with missiles. Compared to that, Black Sheep was frigging high art.
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Old February 10 2013, 04:24 PM   #42
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At least the writers of Black Sheep spent a couple of minutes doing research. The writers of the Last Resort pilot had a B-1 frigging bomber attacking a submerged sub with missiles. Compared to that, Black Sheep was frigging high art.
True dat!
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