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Re: The Last Ship
Post by Joat42   » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:01 am

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Imaginos1892 wrote:OK, so here they are:

Groaner 1: The ship is under total EMCON. No transmissions of any kind. The traitor on board is making 5-minute satellite phone calls every few days and NOBODY NOTICES. Are all the EWs asleep, or what?


To top it off they use the satellite phone inside the ship (unless they put up their own external antenna the reception would be nil).

Imaginos1892 wrote:Zathras understand.
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No. Zathras not understand. But, Zathras DO.
Zathras good at doings. Not so good at understandings.


B5, that was a long time ago...

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Re: The Last Ship
Post by Imaginos1892   » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:35 pm

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namelessfly wrote:Okay, lots of errors in THE LAST SHIP.

However; it stars LYNN COLLINS!

Therefore; I will watch it.

Sorry, Fly, not her. Dr. Scott is played by Rhona Mitra. Looks a bit like her, even got a British accent, but... not.

Dunno about you, but every time somebody says "Doctor Scott" I can't help but hear that scene from Rocky Horror:

"Brad!"
"Janet!"
"Rocky!"
"Doctor Scott!"
etc, etc....

And they had another groaner in episode 5. Commander Chandler says something to the effect of "light 'em up with the .50 cal" but their boat does NOT have a .50. They don't show a good close shot, but the bow-mounted machine gun is clearly a .30 caliber; I think it's an MG-240. Definitely not a Browning M-2, anyway. What makes it even worse is that earlier shots have showed real M-2's mounted on the ship.

Caught a groaner in "Manhattan". Young scientist tells older scientist "You're the dinosaur and you're afraid I'm the meteor that's gonna wipe you out". Aaaarrrgh. The Caribbean Impact Theory was first proposed in the early 1970's and didn't start to gain acceptance until the 80's. How could some rude prick use it as an insult in 1942?
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Re: The Last Ship
Post by namelessfly   » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:31 am

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After Googling for images of Rhona Mitra nude, I decided that she will do.


Imaginos1892 wrote:
namelessfly wrote:Okay, lots of errors in THE LAST SHIP.

However; it stars LYNN COLLINS!

Therefore; I will watch it.

Sorry, Fly, not her. Dr. Scott is played by Rhona Mitra. Looks a bit like her, but... not.

Dunno about you, but every time somebody says "Doctor Scott" I can't help but hear that scene from Rocky Horror:

"Brad!"
"Janet!"
"Rocky!"
"Doctor Scott!"
etc, etc....

And they had another groaner in episode 5. Commander Chandler says something to the effect of "light 'em up with the .50 cal" but their boat does NOT have a .50. They don't show a good close shot, but the bow-mounted machine gun is clearly a .30 caliber; I think it's an MG-240. Definitely not a Browning M-2, anyway. What makes it even worse is that earlier shots have showed real M-2's mounted on the ship.

Caught a groaner in "Manhattan". Young scientist tells older scientist "You're the dinosaur and you're afraid I'm the meteor that's gonna wipe you out". Aaaarrrgh. The Caribbean Impact Theory was first proposed in the early 1970's and didn't start to gain acceptance until the 80's. How could some rude prick use it as an insult in 1942?
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Re: The Last Ship
Post by Imaginos1892   » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:34 pm

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Season 4 has started, and the Red Death is killing off all our crops. Not ALL the world's plants, just our crops. It's killing monocots and dicots, grasses and broadleafs, grains, beans, nuts and roots...

So it's both indiscriminate AND selective. This is supposedly the same virus, that has 'jumped' from humans to plants. They say something about it originally being a plant virus, but the whole point of the James going to the arctic in the first season was to collect samples of the 'original strain' from BIRDS.

Did they completely forget the previous seasons?

Supposedly the only plant immune to the new virus is one species of African palm tree, and ALL the existing seeds have been stolen from the World Seed Bank by Moslem terrorists. If all the existing seeds were in the seed bank, there must be no living trees, so how did anybody find out they're immune to the virus?

And those 'Immunes' in Season 2. They believed they were some sort of Homo Novus just because they had a natural resistance to that ONE virus. Did NONE of them consider the fact that they weren't immune to a bunch of other diseases? Or did none of them ever, ever get a cold, flu, measles, chickenpox, etc? You'd think somebody might have noticed such a thing.
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Re: The Last Ship
Post by cthia   » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:00 pm

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Imaginos1892 wrote:Season 4 has started, and the Red Death is killing off all our crops. Not ALL the world's plants, just our crops. It's killing monocots and dicots, grasses and broadleafs, grains, beans, nuts and roots...

So it's both indiscriminate AND selective. This is supposedly the same virus, that has 'jumped' from humans to plants. They say something about it originally being a plant virus, but the whole point of the James going to the arctic in the first season was to collect samples of the 'original strain' from BIRDS.

Did they completely forget the previous seasons?

Supposedly the only plant immune to the new virus is one species of African palm tree, and ALL the existing seeds have been stolen from the World Seed Bank by Moslem terrorists. If all the existing seeds were in the seed bank, there must be no living trees, so how did anybody find out they're immune to the virus?

And those 'Immunes' in Season 2. They believed they were some sort of Homo Novus just because they had a natural resistance to that ONE virus. Did NONE of them consider the fact that they weren't immune to a bunch of other diseases? Or did none of them ever, ever get a cold, flu, measles, chickenpox, etc? You'd think somebody might have noticed such a thing.
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Please try to remain calm. You can panic if you want to, but it won’t help.

I've lost touch with the series, but I don't recall the original strain being collected from birds. Really?

Oh, and I didn't know that the new season had started. Thanks for the heads-up.

I lost contact with the series because I was really bummed when they killed off Rachel Scott. (Rhona Mitra)

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Re: The Last Ship
Post by Joat42   » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:37 am

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Imaginos1892 wrote:..snip..
Did they completely forget the previous seasons?
..snip..

Either that or they have shitty writers that takes the easy way out to provide some suspense and in this instance - suspense of belief. ;)

This type of writing is usually the result of an original script that at best covers 2 seasons and when a series has good enough ratings to get new seasons the basic story has already been told and whatever writing that comes afterwards usually stinks.

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