Last ☆ Resort

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edited October 2012 in Singularity Engine++
What do you do when you are ordered to fire Nuclear missiles on a country with no declaration of War? Well I can tell you what the captain of the USS Colorado (SSBN-753) did, he didn't fire. Which while avoiding having a massacre on your hands you now have just become renegades of the most powerful military in the world and in possession of a Nuclear Submarine!


Last Resort is a military drama on ABC and premiered September 27, 2012. It follows the Captain and crew of the fictional USS Colorado as they fight to stay alive and search for the truth behind their orders. Soon after picking up a team of Navy seals the Colorado receives a transmission to fire their Nuclear missiles at a target. Doubting the transmission the captain seeks confirmation only to be relived of duty and the Lieutenant commander placed in command, who also asks for confirmation since the orders came from a cold war era communications network only to be used in the event of Washington being destroyed. With the Lieutenant commander also refusing the order to fire the crews fight for survival begins as a friendly vessel is ordered to destroy the Colorado. With no one to trust and no where to turn they seek refuge at a small island in the indian ocean, home to a NATO early warning station. Can they hold back the considerable forces and resources of the US, will they find the truth behind their orders, will the crew just mutiny and surrender? All good questions and the best way to find out is to watch.

Crew:
Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin
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The patriotic but philosophical captain that refused the order to launch a nuclear attack, and avoided being destroyed by one of our own Navy Vessels. Is he just trying to bring the truth to light or is he just a man with nothing left to lose, willing to risk the lives of hundreds to prove a point?

Scott Speedman as Lieutenant Commander Sam Kendal
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The loyal Executive officer who after being ordered to take command also refused to launch a nuclear attack. Does he share his captains ideals and goals will he sacrifice everything for his loyalty to a man who may get them all killed?

Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, navigator
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Shepard being the daughter of a Rear Admiral, having to deal with rumors that strings were pulled to get her the position. Being inexperienced she has to prove she is capable and earn the respect of her fellow shipmates.

Rober Patrick as Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Prosser, Chief of the Boat
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Tough as nails sea dog, believes his captain betrayed both country and honor refusing to follow orders. His only goal is to live to see the captain before a military tribunal for court martial and turning traitor.

Daniel Lissing as James King, U.S. Navy SEAL
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One of the Seal team members that was picked up just before the Colorado received their orders to attack. His loyalty is tested as he decides to throw his lot in with the crew or stay true to his mission



So I was a bit skeptical about this show, but it is turning out to be pretty good, Red October meets Pelican Brief. Some good stuff is going down, and they are not afraid to just straight up murder dudes. So far there are going to be 13 episodes with 2 more scripts already ordered. Lets see if we can keep this going and everyone watch.

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    he'll always be the t-1000

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Saw the pilot. The first fifteen minutes were a little creaky, with them trying to bumrush through pilot-y exposition, but the back end of the episode was pretty solid stuff. I keep intending to catch up on the rest of it. Maybe I'll do that this weekend.

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    make sure you keep us posted on anything else you want to do this weekend pooro

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I was thinking of getting some brunch Sunday

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Maybe mop the kitchen

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  • MachwingMachwing It looks like a harmless old computer, doesn't it? Left in this cave to rot ... or to flower!Registered User regular
    that Lost aesthetic

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  • tech_huntertech_hunter Registered User regular
    Well it is being filmed in Hawaii so there are some parallels to Lost

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  • B.C.B.C. is a bee! remember me?Registered User regular
    I hate myself a little bit.
    Saw the thread title and immediately went to Papa Roach.

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    Even McHale's Navy has become Grimdark.

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    B.C. wrote: »
    I hate myself a little bit.
    Saw the thread title and immediately went to Papa Roach.

    We all did it.

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    I'm a couple episodes behind

    have Australian Bartender and SEAL guy fucked yet

    if not what is the damn holdup

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I liked the pilot. As pooro said, it finished really well.

    The other episodes have fallen a bit flat though.

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    I liked the pilot. As pooro said, it finished really well.

    The other episodes have fallen a bit flat though.

    I thought the most recent one was by far the best so far, even better than the pilot.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Oh really? I haven't watched the latest one.

  • darklite_xdarklite_x I'm not an r-tard... Registered User regular
    Tell me when Gilligan shows up and they find out they're in the Bermuda Love Triangle.

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    This show is a lot better than I expected. It's got that wiff of "event-y* TV, but it works it pretty well, I think.

  • tech_huntertech_hunter Registered User regular
    @YaYa Seal man and barmaid haven't fucked yet but the relationship is definitely moving, watch the latest episode! I think the pilot did a good job of presenting the initial story but it is a pilot so I gave it a chance and things are building up. I do like it is kind of "event-y" @Legba kind of a bit how the West Wing was. I really hope they have a plan for the show and a determined conclusion. I really don't want to see them keep piling on "Answers" and going down some kind of rabbit hole like a shadow government is what is really running things, or something equally implausible.

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    The latest episode is great. I really like how, even in their successes, the main characters still have to face consequences.

    I also like how the show acknowledges the greater happenings in the world at large while still keeping the focus on the main plot threads. Also how the characters you'd expect to be easily misled wind up being far more savvy.

    Unfortunately, its a network drama and is such subject to the same budgets and director pool as all the others, but it does well with what it gets and quite frankly Andre Braugher don't need no fancy camerawork to be awesome.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    Legba wrote: »
    This show is a lot better than I expected. It's got that wiff of "event-y* TV, but it works it pretty well, I think.

    It's a Shawn Ryan show, dude makes good TV

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Legba wrote: »
    This show is a lot better than I expected. It's got that wiff of "event-y* TV, but it works it pretty well, I think.

    It's a Shawn Ryan show, dude makes good TV

    Pourin' one out for Terriers

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012
    I've got exactly one poster in my room, and it's for Terriers.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Legba wrote: »
    This show is a lot better than I expected. It's got that wiff of "event-y* TV, but it works it pretty well, I think.

    It's a Shawn Ryan show, dude makes good TV

    It is? This show lacks The Unit, The Shield and Chicago Code's quality.

  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    That reminds me that I need to watch The Unit. I caught a couple of episodes here and there and it impressed me but I never got to watch it in a focused way.

  • MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    Not gonna lie, I clicked on this thread because of the snappy star in the title. Very snappy

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