The Last Ship - Military pr0n in the apocalyptic world

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    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    It's already starting!!!!!
    He wasn't looking for Cigars. What if he brought some back with him and he hid it in his old clothes and was looking for them in his quarters? *Hyperventilating*
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    I would give him some fags, even fat cubans if that gives him clear head and ability to put foot on the deck to show some authority. Chandler is far too scared to give bollocking to the crew at the moment. He needs XO to take XO's place.

    To be honest this drugged stage is going a bit too far. I don't know any psychedelics that last as long.
     
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    Nostos is a virus-mutated hallucinogen -- the good stuff.:D
     
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    Ah that, yeah. Well, frankly the only time I've experienced that sort of trip is when Mrs was drugged to her eyeballs and going through six weeks in the ICU under high temperature and a failing heart. It was the set of conditions added to all those chemicals that made her trip.

    But Slattery was wounded and sedated. Maybe it caused him to trip, but later on he should have recovered instead of kept going bonkers. If Nostos would be a virus, why would it make the host to act such a way? Maybe it's time for me to shut down my brain. Again.
     
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    With XO's Cuban hanging from corner of mouth, The Last Ship is in right position. I love the fact that they're focusing on the ship and the sea action rather than focusing on the drama at land. Like the Orville needs to stay in the deep space, Nathan James needs to stay on the sea.

    It's those close spaces and Navy's tradition on hush-hush even though they're all one big family. One that work well together. I especially love seeing them doing right decisions. Not to shoot first but to finish the fight with what they got. The biggest balls on the sea.

    That storm system was a serious business and the only move Chandler could have taken without making a fight. I haven't felt this scared for losing the ship and whole crew since I watched BSG's episode called 33. What I don't understand why Brits are the and the bad guy, every single time?
     
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    I was surprised to see Slattery so quickly back on his feet, large and in charge. I wonder about that residual feeling of peace and well-being he expressed. Was that just a little sarcasm?
    Chandler seems to be able contain his commanding nature to some extent. I still think that some sort of shakeout is coming. Slattery's demise?
    How about Lucia as the ultimate woman scorned? Although I doubt that she and Chandler could actually lock eyes as the James breached the Greek warship line in the middle of the storm, if looks could kill ... :D
     
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    Captain has mighty balls and magical sausage. Lucia simply couldn't allow that to disappear in off chance of getting it back for just one more time. She doesn't care about the bloody seeds. :X3: A scorned woman would have sunk Nathan James and made sure Hercules wasn't among the possible survivors. :devilish:

    It's the sedative and part of his macho man image, I believe. You can kind of see him being in the pain at the officers mess after the British backstabbing becomes real.

    Yeah. He is troubled by the nature of the mole. I don't think he believes what he saw is real. And he wouldn't have hesitated on pulling the trigger.
     
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    This was the best episode of the season by far. Right up there with the battle with the Russians earlier in the series BTW, whatever happened to them? They die off?

    I think this show has gotten very timely what with the fight over seeds (food) and the destruction being caused in the Caribbean. If any fans of the show lived on those islands, they are living in that world now :(

    I'm not sure which woman to be more afraid of, Lucia or Sasha. Lucia kinda got what she wanted, but she didn't tell daddy
    about the seeds.
    Sasha is pissed off at Fletcher for
    betraying them and will seek him out until her last breath.
    Speaking of breathing, so many people died this episode which I also did not expect.

    Two funny moments were Slattery's sarcasm about how it was weird to feel pleasant, and Sinclair says, Nathan Jimmy, or something like that :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I love the fact that they've made a new faction - Hellenic City State as if the Greeks are reaching back to the ancient ways. To time when they were the Kings of Mediterrain. But I also love the fact that Captain chandler is making a counter-strike rather than trying to find the source for the seeds.

    The op was perfectly executed. And I'm glad the crew got some R&R on the sightseeing trip. The op-zone was hot from the moment they set foot into the compound. What made me laugh was Giorgio's plead on the law at Chandler's face. At the moment there is no international law. No backup. And the US isn't the world police.

    The Last Ship is doing amazing job on keeping this series incredibly hooking. It is in right place at Sunday evening, with its surprise injection of pacifism into the play. Could the juggernaut be ready for peace?
     
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    I absolutely did not see that coming. Golden Son Christos is Papa Vellek's hallucinatory resurrection.
    I wasn't sorry to see Fletcher go. As much as they attempted to paint him as morally gray, he made the wrong choice between nation and world.
     
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    He is a psycho and his mission is to cure his ailment with a good splash of pacifism. The world needs this cure according to him, but he cannot see what it does if all of us were sheep. Aggression has been part of humanity since we found sticks and stones been good things to wage war.

    Our culture has very long roots that goes deep into the aggression. The universe itself is a very violent place. There is no peace. Instead extremly chaotic events that violently churns the cosmos. So it's right that they described this pacifistic bioweapon as lunacy. And I'm extra pleased Fletcher did what any good man should do despite the risk. I don't know how he thought he was going to get away with it?

    The plan was suicidal. And almost equally the same with the plan on sending the biggest fighters in the camp full of sheep. I snickered a bit when the guards turned out be the pure animals. A human guard would understand their subjects and not try to entice the biggest person in the room to kick his teeth in. So it was a nice move on shoving that platter on his face and see if he eats it.

    What I don't understand is why they let the Master Chief in the field mission. The man visibly weak and he was in no position to go out with the guys. The special ops can do all things he can and the old man can stay behind the bulk heads and be safe. But no, out he goes with the boars.

    Man, I love The Last Ship and its impossibilities. It's a good series and it deserved premium time at the turn of the week. So well done TNT. Can you make this as successful as the Babylon 5?
     
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    Spectacular fight. The Last Ship offers best military pr0n available. It's better than the Shooter, the Brave or the Seal Team. And you get the SF angle in terms of mad scientist cooked up to his eyeballs with Nostos - super powerful hallucinogen. What else you would need? It's has the jargon, the situation, the babes and huge hunks of muscle every week in trouble. If you haven't watched it, you should check it out as soon as possible, because it's latest season is spectacular military drama in the small screen.

    4vs1. What a fight. Nathan James sank two and seriously harmed third combat vessel against what Captain Chandler declared in the CIC. The ballsy move was the first one by masking the rip to be a fishing vessel. It was a surprise move, but not as spectacular as using the torpedo salvo to sink number two.

    Thing is that those seamines are packed with high explosive, and the first hit was on the bow and not the midship explosion shown in the episode. It would have toasted the sonar and seriously hampered the move on first ship. If the fires would have spread in the forward magazine, then I'd have believed that ship was completely out from the game, unlike that midship back break.

    Nevertheless, fantastic move from the Special Forces. They have balls bigger than anyone. And it worked even if it took the Brute out. I'm sure he'll be back in the row in no time. What I'm not so sure is the Master Chief as he is working with a serious medical condition. Yet, he stood on his own feet during the whole battle. One that was mastered by three captains.

    I don't understand the need for Americans to name their moves. Why couldn't they just said about using the torpedo salvo, instead of naming it with a manoeuvre that nobody can remember? It's just one of those thing that we might never understand.

    Anyways, the third hit from harpoon on the bridge was glorious. CIWS couldn't save that ship against a saturation attack. They should have been firing smart proxy ammo from the forward gun, but for some reason the crew failed to engage even though the poor Greek had given the order.

    I loved this battle for every second it lasted. I even fist pumped the air when they launched torpedoes and used their sonar libraries to find the surface combatant among the civilian targets. This is The Last Ship in it's best.

    Did you loved it?
     
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    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    Probably better than all three of those shows combined. I still like the fight with the Russians a bit better, because I think the Russians were a bit more believable than the evil crazy scientist, but second best battle of the series.

    Too bad we have to wait a whole year to catch what is likely the end of Nathan James' five year mission to save the world ;)
     
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    I liked the nod to Battleship as the captains planned their maneuvers -- complete with the traditional red pegs in the little plastic ships.
    The Velleks were one messed up, dysfunctional family.
     
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    I wondered what they'd done with other miniatures. It's not uncommon to have a whole fleet of those plastic models to be put on the map table. Had someone nicked them?
     
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    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    It was Christos ;)
     
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