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Astroman
Apr 8, 2001




Chekov's Cardboard Cutout

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HUGE SPACEKABLOOIE
Mar 31, 2010




Sober posted:

I will laugh like a moron if the Chandler cardboard cutout ends up being the lynchpin of the Nathan James big gambit against the evil Latin American empire in the finale.

I'd just straight up die laughing

Flatscan
Mar 27, 2001

Outlaw Journalist



I knew they were gong to use Moby Dick as a code book as soon as he said they all had the same edition in the first episode.

Binary Logic
Dec 28, 2000

Wash Your Hands


Fun Shoe

power crystals posted:

Why is this stupid show so much fun and why can't I stop watching it.

I'm also glad to learn I'm not the only one who saw it and went "oh this is just Star Trek: Alec Baldwin".
This second episode is why. Naval tactics we don't get to see anywhere else.
I have no idea if what they do is technically plausible but they really sell it.

Slattery posted:

We improvise. No plan survives contact with the enemy.


Fighting in the ocean, fighting in the jungle, and now there's a computer geek who's going to help save the world.

Couple of other things:
I really thought Wolf was dead! Happy he's back. And is there any purpose in wearing navy camo or is it just a 'look'?

Binary Logic fucked around with this message at 00:52 on Sep 18, 2018

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


Lot's of money in a camo contract.

Australian navy camo has reflective strips in on it.

Wandle Cax
Dec 15, 2006


Ep 2 was fantastic, the naval battles are so good, and even better when they are improvising like that. Enjoying the military planning and all the strategic discussions about the invasion etc too

power crystals
Jun 6, 2007

Who wants a belly rub??



Binary Logic posted:

This second episode is why. Naval tactics we don't get to see anywhere else.
I have no idea if what they do is technically plausible but they really sell it.

Yeah I was worried this season would have a slow start but nope glad I was wrong about that.

They do seem to make odd minor technical errors post-S2 (the corvette was in front of them, facing to their port, but it looked like that shell flew in from due starboard?) but so long as they don't do anything as egregious as the season 3 finale again I don't care, it's close enough.

Wandle Cax
Dec 15, 2006


power crystals posted:

Yeah I was worried this season would have a slow start but nope glad I was wrong about that.

They do seem to make odd minor technical errors post-S2 (the corvette was in front of them, facing to their port, but it looked like that shell flew in from due starboard?) but so long as they don't do anything as egregious as the season 3 finale again I don't care, it's close enough.

Didn't it fire up a missile going upwards so it could have landed anywhere?

power crystals
Jun 6, 2007

Who wants a belly rub??



The opening missile got CIWS'ed and the torpedo was Eddy'ed (:rip:) but at one point the corvette fired its deck gun and the shell hit the Nathan James from completely the wrong angle. I assume they're just giving the FX guys general instructions without somebody storyboarding who's at what angle in any given shot. It just sticks out way more given how much attention to detail they usually pay.

Wandle Cax
Dec 15, 2006


Oh right when it fired from in front but hit the James on the side. Yeah I guess their aim was a little off. Really that sort of thing is probably due to reused effects shots. They've got several generic shots of missile impacts and explosions etc. which they reuse obviously for practical and budget reasons

Khablam
Mar 29, 2012



2008,2014,2015,2017,2018
2019,2020,2021,2022,2023
2024,2025,2026,2027,2028


There's loads of re-used and generic externals, in S1 the heli appeared and disappeared at random. But who cares when you're going FLANK SPEED and firing your gun aimed by thumb?

wormil
Sep 12, 2002

Hulk will smoke you!

They should turn Star Trek Discovery over to these guys, it would be the hottest show on television.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


Adam Baldwin is going to have to join the navy to get the same high as standing on a battleship .50 cal shooting down Ceros.

Grandma Panic!
Nov 4, 2006


Goddamn I love this stupid show :911:

Danny's gone-native spec-ops buddy was literally two days from retirement for gently caress's sakes.

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

You'll hit your head and say: 'Boy, how stupid could I have been. A moron could've figured this out. I must be a real dimwit. A pathetic nimnal. A wretched idiotic excuse for a human being for not having figured these simple puzzles out in the first place...As usual, you've been a real pantload!

Haven't watched episode 3 yet but I love this goofy show. Episode 2 doing the classic "I've been fighting this war too long. I'm going home tomorrow. Oh I'm dead." cliche was perfect.

Also this thread needs something...

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Octy
Apr 1, 2010



Can we get that in better quality?

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

Set a course for
the flavor quadrant.


Grandma Panic! posted:

Goddamn I love this stupid show :911:

Danny's gone-native spec-ops buddy was literally two days from retirement for gently caress's sakes.

He was also too old for this poo poo.

Grandma Panic!
Nov 4, 2006




Well that kinda came out nowhere. I'm glad they are still managing with a limited budget at least.

BattleMaster
Aug 14, 2000



This loving show :allears:

I was kind of hoping someone would ask where they even got one of those. If it had to go through the Panama Canal, did they nick the one in Los Angeles?

Binary Logic
Dec 28, 2000

Wash Your Hands


Fun Shoe

This loving show is so star trekian, in the best way.

I liked that there was a minefield at sea to impede the enemy forces, and coincidentally, simultaneously a minefield on land that the good guys had to get through. Fortunately Danny has damned good eyesight.

HUGE SPACEKABLOOIE
Mar 31, 2010




Binary Logic posted:

This loving show is so star trekian, in the best way.

I liked that there was a minefield at sea to impede the enemy forces, and coincidentally, simultaneously a minefield on land that the good guys had to get through. Fortunately, Danny has damned good eyesight.

And Wolf is a good edit despite having blown off half a leg and being carried

HUGE SPACEKABLOOIE fucked around with this message at 19:52 on Oct 2, 2018

McTimmy
Feb 29, 2008


That action roll to rescue :allears:

Binary Logic
Dec 28, 2000

Wash Your Hands


Fun Shoe

HUGE SPACEKABLOOIE posted:

And Wolf is a good edit despite having blown off half a leg and being carried


Classic Wolf move.

Binary Logic fucked around with this message at 23:06 on Oct 2, 2018

power crystals
Jun 6, 2007

Who wants a belly rub??



Grandma Panic! posted:

Well that kinda came out nowhere. I'm glad they are still managing with a limited budget at least.

As soon as they said "it was a shell" I guessed it was in fact an Iowa, then went "nah that'd be too insane", and nope they went there. Whatever genre this show counts as it's the best ever.

I am legit hoping they wind up just stealing the thing and use that instead. Knowing this series it's going to somehow be a bootleg built off of the original blueprints. You'd think someone would have reported one being stolen.

Kinda disappointed in the resolution to the virus thing though, even if the actual attack vector was way more clever than I was expecting.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


Binary Logic posted:

Classic Wolf move.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPrATJ-u5Rg

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

You'll hit your head and say: 'Boy, how stupid could I have been. A moron could've figured this out. I must be a real dimwit. A pathetic nimnal. A wretched idiotic excuse for a human being for not having figured these simple puzzles out in the first place...As usual, you've been a real pantload!

I'm glad that the girlfriend was actually an enemy spy. It was very 24-esque and they made it so obvious that I thought they might be building it up just so they could swerve us and have it been some other random character. Thankfully it was nice simple storytelling and I even liked that they threw in some lines about "doing your duty" just to make it a bit colder.

Creamed Cormp
Jan 8, 2011

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


power crystals posted:

As soon as they said "it was a shell" I guessed it was in fact an Iowa, then went "nah that'd be too insane", and nope they went there. Whatever genre this show counts as it's the best ever.

I am legit hoping they wind up just stealing the thing and use that instead. Knowing this series it's going to somehow be a bootleg built off of the original blueprints. You'd think someone would have reported one being stolen.

I really hope the reason an Iowa class battleship is floating around is "it got stolen by pirates during the plague" because that would make a cool spin-off series.

upgunned shitpost
Jan 21, 2015



someone in the writer's room wanted to film a long montage of a gunfight, plus 'murica actual getting yelled at for being a bad dad. they also wanted this set to cheesey as gently caress 'metal' music usually played over the ending credits of a japanese manga.

everyone else agreed. that so loving rules.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


jfood posted:

someone in the writer's room wanted to film a long montage of a gunfight, plus 'murica actual getting yelled at for being a bad dad. they also wanted this set to cheesey as gently caress 'metal' music usually played over the ending credits of a japanese manga.

everyone else agreed. that so loving rules.

Thanks Robocop.

power crystals
Jun 6, 2007

Who wants a belly rub??



jfood posted:

someone in the writer's room wanted to film a long montage of a gunfight, plus 'murica actual getting yelled at for being a bad dad. they also wanted this set to cheesey as gently caress 'metal' music usually played over the ending credits of a japanese manga.

everyone else agreed. that so loving rules.

Somehow the most incredible thing this show has done yet.

Binary Logic
Dec 28, 2000

Wash Your Hands


Fun Shoe

jfood posted:

someone in the writer's room wanted to film a long montage of a gunfight, plus 'murica actual getting yelled at for being a bad dad. they also wanted this set to cheesey as gently caress 'metal' music usually played over the ending credits of a japanese manga.

everyone else agreed. that so loving rules.

The metal music represented the anger and rage of a teenage girl.
Yes that juxtaposition of jungle combat and domestic conflict was bizarre. But what I can't figure out is:

80% of the population of Earth died in the plague. Then there was famine.But just 3 (?) years later, while South America is still in chaotic upheaval, and with all the satellites crashed to the ground, the USA seems pretty normal.

A fancy dress party where wealthy Southerners are writing cheques to help the military?! So surreal.

It would be nice to see a US urban area decimated by the plague for some context.

BattleMaster
Aug 14, 2000



The plague must not have been as bad as the first season made it out to be if money means anything and you can cash cheques.

I liked this episode but I hope they get back on the sea next episode and talk about how Columbia got their hands on a goddamn Ohio-class, and then I hope we soon find out how Cap'n Squarejaw sends it to the bottom.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


BattleMaster posted:

The plague must not have been as bad as the first season made it out to be if money means anything and you can cash cheques.

I liked this episode but I hope they get back on the sea next episode and talk about how Columbia got their hands on a goddamn Ohio-class, and then I hope we soon find out how Cap'n Squarejaw sends it to the bottom.

Ohio class is a submarine.

I know this because i'm currently sinking the Soviet fleet in Cold Waters.

BattleMaster
Aug 14, 2000



Rocksicles posted:

Ohio class is a submarine.

I know this because i'm currently sinking the Soviet fleet in Cold Waters.

I mean yes, but it's also a World War II vintage battleship class. The Ohio-class in the previous episode fired shells at long range that nearly tore the bow off the Nathan James and were initially mistook for missiles, and was called out as a battleship, so I'm assuming they lifted the USS Ohio museum ship from LA.

edit: Iowa, oops. Lousy 4-letter vowel-heavy states screwing me up

So that's where my mistake was :v:

Turns out the planned Montana-class battleship USS Ohio was cancelled.

edit 2: honestly don't know how I made this mistake since I am currently reading a book about the battle of Leyte Gulf. The world wonders.

BattleMaster fucked around with this message at 10:30 on Oct 9, 2018

BattleMaster
Aug 14, 2000



Anyway, in spite of my brain fart I hope they Chekov's Gun that loving thing instead of forget about it, because how the hell did it show up in that one episode without anyone being "what the gently caress"

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


BattleMaster posted:

I mean yes, but it's also a World War II vintage battleship class. The Ohio-class in the previous episode fired shells at long range that nearly tore the bow off the Nathan James and were initially mistook for missiles, and was called out as a battleship, so I'm assuming they lifted the USS Ohio museum ship from LA.

edit: Iowa, oops. Lousy 4-letter vowel-heavy states screwing me up

So that's where my mistake was :v:

Turns out the planned Montana-class battleship USS Ohio was cancelled.

edit 2: honestly don't know how I made this mistake since I am currently reading a book about the battle of Leyte Gulf. The world wonders.

WP "All the Ohio-class submarines, except for USS Henry M. Jackson, are named for U.S. states, which U.S. Navy tradition had previously reserved for battleships and cruisers"

Probably should of mentioned i knew it was the Iowa class Battleship, it said it on the Jame's probably tv spec command screen.

If you're gay for navy stuff, check out Jive Turkey on youtube. He's an ex cold war era submariner and plays Cold Waters, talks about the boats a lot. He served on the Ohio class

Interestly he says the Navy is completely moving away form Battleships to smaller escort styles, carriers and subs.
They are starting producing 2 subs per year starting next year.

Rocksicles fucked around with this message at 10:52 on Oct 9, 2018

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

You'll hit your head and say: 'Boy, how stupid could I have been. A moron could've figured this out. I must be a real dimwit. A pathetic nimnal. A wretched idiotic excuse for a human being for not having figured these simple puzzles out in the first place...As usual, you've been a real pantload!

This show is so ridiculous. I don't even know what the gently caress to say about the firefight montage, then at the end a bunch of grown men hanging out drinking cherry cola, Southerner war bond party complete with southern belle offering someone sweet tea, random befriending of a mouse; but the only thing I'm certain of is that we need more Wolf and Azima make out sessions.

wormil
Sep 12, 2002

Hulk will smoke you!

Peter Weller directed this episode. Are we to assume Lt Granderson died at the end of last episode? It was a weird episode like someone was given free reign to do whatever crazy poo poo came to mind. My wife got bored or distracted and walked out halfway through and never came back.

Wandle Cax
Dec 15, 2006


wormil posted:

Peter Weller directed this episode. Are we to assume Lt Granderson died at the end of last episode? It was a weird episode like someone was given free reign to do whatever crazy poo poo came to mind. My wife got bored or distracted and walked out halfway through and never came back.

We clearly saw Granderson die and then her death was referenced several times in the next episode

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Grandma Panic!
Nov 4, 2006


Real glad the away team's cloaking device worked so well as they casually walked through Planet Havana.
Gotta worry about the new marines redshirts though...

Some bonus content, an in-character tour of the Nathan James: https://www.facebook.com/TheLastShipTNT/videos/604593093289814/

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