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Postby PaulC » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:23 pm

Just saw this link where you can watch the complete first episode of ABC's boomer related drama "Last Resort" online and legally before it premiers on September 27: http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/fall-tv/exclusive-watch-abc-fall-drama-last-resort-full-061122041.html.

Is it just me or does anyone else think "one-star Club Med" when you hear the title of the show?
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby BoomerFunker » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:57 pm

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Sorry Paul I watched it like 8 times and I didn't even see one submarine. Insert joke about torpedoes here... :wink:

Seriously another rogue "boomer" drama? That old chestnut again.
Been there, done that ...Can't happen.

Still it will probably be fun to watch from a Sci-Fi perspective. Or as a drinking game, like whenever anyone says "Aye aye" or salutes inside or something.
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby PaulC » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:31 pm

That's it exactly, Tom! Too funny. Although I don't associate Roger Corman with comedy.

I may watch it to see how they simulate the sub stuff. And I like Andre Braugher as an actor. But I don't have a lot of faith in the premise either. Still, when was the last time a TV show was centered around a submarine (a few episodes of "Lost" doesn't count)?
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby Tom Dougherty » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:16 pm

Still, when was the last time a TV show was centered around a submarine


The Silent Service? Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea?

Yeah, I'm not too thrilled with the Rogue Submarine aspect, either. I understand that the submarine in question "secedes" from the US and declares itself its own "nation". I think a lot of television writers think that because a submarine is nuclear powered, it can go on indefinitely. Doesn't need spare parts, periodic overhaul, lube oil, replenishment, not to mention crew needs for food, family matters, etc. Of course, this is American television.

You could build a really decent weekly show about a submarine doing Special Operations during the Cold War. Weave in a bit of 1970-1980's Cold War history as well.
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby wlambing » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:38 pm

Don't forget toilet paper!!! You cannot live in a boat without toilet paper!!! Even machinery wiping towels with the mesh removed is NOT a good substitute!!!!!!!!!!!

Lived it!

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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby PaulC » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:35 pm

SeaQuest DSV was the last show of significance that featured a boat that I can recall. Liked "Operation Petticoat" when it was on TV. Of course I was a kid at the time...
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby JefftyToo » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:45 am

Haven't seen the preview. Won't. Read a review and it sounded too silly even as "Rotten Tomato"-type entertainment. (I've got Voyage DVDs for that!) Apparently, it IS "Lost" set on a submarine. Which I didn't/wouldn't watch either—and there's already remake? And with elements of "Lord of the Flies," according to the reviewer. I hated that one in high school, didn't you? Anyway, I gots boats to build and SCR's to labor on. Prediction: it won't make it past a first season...

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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby Tom Dougherty » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:31 pm

Don't forget toilet paper!!!

But Bill, this is television! No one takes a dump on television! This is a sacred American tradition going back to Ozzie & Harriet, the Cleavers, and the Ricardos. Why, did Little Joe or Hoss ever use the Ponderosa facilities on Bonanza? No! My Three Sons never sullied the sewage system of their hometown!

Best comment I've seen on this new series is over on the Ron Martini's Submarine World Network:
"Wow! Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea with chicks! That is really accurate and realistic! "
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby PaulC » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:23 pm

LOL! I saw a promo about the show and they were saying the stories will have the crew spending a lot of time on land in order to give them something to do. They're filming in Maui I believe. Tough duty!
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby Tom Dougherty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:18 am

the stories will have the crew spending a lot of time on land in order to give them something to do. They're filming in Maui I believe



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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby PaulC » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:43 pm

LOL!
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby cdivine » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:22 pm

I watched this. Very good, but I wonder how realistic the scenario are. The visuals are very nice and the acting ain't half bad. The setting reminds me of Lost.
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby Tom Dougherty » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:09 pm

Very good, but I wonder how realistic the scenario are


Well, Bill Lambing (see comments above) served on a Sturgeon (Trepang), and as you can see, he is extremely worried about the continuing resupply issues that I raised. No sh*t!

Seriously, a nuclear submarine needs a tremendous amount of support to continue operations for any time period beyong a normal 70-80 day patrol. The idea that a sub could declare itself a sovereign nuclear nation and continue to function beyond a 3-4 month period is pretty far out. Equipment needs continual specialized maintainance, replacement parts etc. that would limit any such effort to fail.

Of course if the series is like Lost, then you can move the Island and travel in time. Once you allow those possibilities, well then anything goes!
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby Thor » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:34 pm

I got a great laugh out of Bill's response! It sounds like there has been some 'experimentation' going on at times on the boats...Hilarious!
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Re: Last Resort Preview

Postby Tom Dougherty » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:19 pm

I got a great laugh out of Bill's response! It sounds like there has been some 'experimentation' going on at times on the boats

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