The Last Ship

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Navy Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his crew must find a cure after a pandemic wipes out billions of people worldwide. Scientist Rachel Scott is assigned to the U.S.S. Nathan James to investigate the cause of the rapidly spreading virus. Chandler and his crew may be humanity's last hope in the wake of a worldwide catastrophe.
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  1. 1. Phase Six
    June 22 2014
    46min
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    Captain Tom Chandler and the crew of the USS Nathan James set out for the Arctic with two civilian virologists who claim to be studying birds.
  2. 2. Welcome to Gitmo
    June 29 2014
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    Chandler and his crew head to the U.S. Military base at Guantanamo Bay in hopes of collecting food, medical supplies and fuel replenishments.
  3. 3. Dead Reckoning
    July 7 2014
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    The James faces off against a new foe who demands Chandler hand over Rachel and her research.
  4. 4. We'll Get There
    July 13 2014
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    Days after a trying series of events at Gitmo, Chandler and his crew are put under extreme duress when the ship's propulsion system suffers a catastrophic event.
  5. 5. El Toro
    July 20 2014
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    With Rachel close to a breakthrough on her vaccine, she, Chandler and XO Slattery lead a small team into the jungles of Nicaragua on a mission to find monkeys for her vaccine trials.
  6. 6. Lockdown
    July 27 2014
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    After returning from the horrors of Nicaragua, panic begins to spread throughout the ship when Lt. Danny Green comes down with a mysterious illness that could be the virus.
  7. 7. SOS
    August 3 2014
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    After picking up a distress call near Jamaica, Chandler and a small team stage a rescue attempt. But a surprise attack leaves Chandler and Tex stranded at sea.
  8. 8. Two Sailors Walk into a Bar...
    August 10 2014
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    With Chandler and Tex caught in a dangerous situation, Slattery has to step into the role as commanding officer.
  9. 9. Trials
    August 17 2014
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    Rachel and Chandler ask for six volunteers to participate in human trials of her vaccine, but the tests could be a living hell as the virus and the vaccine do battle inside their bodies.
  10. 10. No Place Like Home
    August 24 2014
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    Season one comes to an end as Chandler and his crew finally return home, where a former D.C. power player is fending off a dangerous warlord who threatens her hopes of restoring law and order in society.
  11. 101. Overview
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    June 2 2014
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    Check out an overview of TNT's The Last Ship.
  12. 102. Prequel 1: I Am Dr. Rachel Scott
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    June 2 2014
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    Having just discovered a new virus that could drive man to extinction, a young doctor begins a video journal to track her progress in preventing a global pandemic.
  13. 103. Prequel 2: It May Pre-Date Humankind
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    June 2 2014
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    Dr. Scott outlines her theory on how global warming might have exposed the modern world to an ancient virus to which we have no natural immunity.
  14. 104. Prequel 3: Can You Still Hear Me?
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    June 9 2014
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    Dr. Scott pleads with her government benefactors for a ship to take her to the arctic so she can trace the deadly virus to its possible source.
  15. 105. Prequel 4: The Clock is Ticking
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    June 9 2014
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    Despite ridicule from her fellow scientists, Dr. Scott's concern over the new virus is amplified by the discovery of three new cases outside the original hot zone.
  16. 106. The Making of "The Last Ship"
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    June 9 2014
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    The cast discusses what was like filming on a real Navy ship and working with the U.S. Navy during the production of the show.
  17. 107. Behind the Character: Tom Chandler
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    June 9 2014
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    Eric Dane discusses his role as U.S. Navy Captain Tom Chandler.
  18. 108. Behind the Character: Rachel Scott
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    June 9 2014
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    Rhona Mitra discusses her role as Dr. Rachel Scott.
  19. 109. Behind the Character: Mike Slattery
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    June 9 2014
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    Adam Baldwin discusses his role as XO Mike Slattery.
  20. 110. Prequel 5: Avoid Populated Areas
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    June 16 2014
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    Dr. Scott shares her research with someone close to her - along with a plea to avoid populated areas - as she prepares to chase down a cure for the rapidly spreading virus.
  21. 111. Prequel 6: A Proper Goodbye
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    June 16 2014
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    About to board the USS Nathan James, Dr. Rachel Scott imparts a final note of urgency about the threat that mankind faces, revealing that the fate of humanity hangs on the success of her mission.
  22. 112. Sneak Peek
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    June 16 2014
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    Check out a sneak peek from the first episode of TNT's The Last Ship.

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Mike Billington author of Murder in the Rainy SeasonReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
"The Last Ship" is worthy of a 21-gun salute
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The captain and crew of the USS Nathan James thought they were going to the Arctic to conduct some highly classified weapons tests.
They were wrong.
While the destroyer was in the frozen north for four months a plague swept across the planet, killing billions and leading to social chaos. Because they were removed from the plague's hot zones, the captain and crew have not been touched by it and because they were on a classified mission they were not allowed to communicate with anyone so they are unaware of the devastation it has wrought.
That is the basic premise behind Season 1 of "The Last Ship" and, as dystopian narratives go, it is pretty standard.
"The Last Ship," however, is anything but standard. It is, instead, excellent.
What makes it so, in my opinion, is the very fine cast, some detailed research into the workings of a combat vessel, and sharp writing that keeps the tension aboard the Nathan James at just the right level.
Also aboard the destroyer on its far north mission are two scientists who are, on the surface, searching for an ancient virus they think is buried in the ice. They know about the plague and are secretly searching for a cure but they aren't allowed to share that information with the captain and the crew for security reasons. This leads to some very interesting confrontations throughout the entire season once the crew learns that the scientists have been lying about their true mission.
The show features a very strong cast headed by Eric Dane - who looks, acts and carries himself like a Navy officer; Rhona Mitra as the lead scientist; and Adam Baldwin as the ship's executive officer. Baldwin, who usually plays morally ambiguous roles (think "Firefly" and his guest appearance as a rough-and-tumble detective on "Castle") is excellent as the second in command of the Nathan James. Much like Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," it is his job to advise the captain when he thinks command decisions are going to put the crew in danger or endanger the mission. He does that in fine fashion as the XO.
No spoilers here, but I will say that, in my opinion, the best episodes of the show involve a Russian warship whose commander is also searching for a cure to the plague.
My only quibble with the show involves the leader of the special operations unit assigned to the ship. I was an adviser to a Vietnamese infantry unit and later, as a journalist for almost 50 years, I spent a fair amount of time with special operations units from the Army, Navy and Air Force. Because of that, I found that Lieutenant Danny Green, the leader of the special ops unit, was too emotional. It's not that special ops team leaders and members don't break down now and then; it's that they don't break down until the mission is completed. Green, however, endangers the mission on more than one occasion because he makes poor decisions based on emotion. In my experience, that just wouldn't happen.
Despite that quibble, the entire season has a "real" feel to it. I served in the Army but during my first tour in Vietnam I lived aboard a Navy ship anchored in the Mekong River as part of the Mobile Riverine Force. As a journalist who covered military affairs for many years, I have also lived aboard a nuclear submarine and a destroyer for short periods of time. The actions of the fictional crew of the Nathan James were, from what I observed both as a soldier and as a reporter, true to life in terms of the way the enlisted men and women and the officers of a Navy vessel carry out their day-to-day duties.
In addition, the special effects were extremely well done and the directors who helmed these episodes kept the pace of each episode moving along without rushing through scenes or unnecessarily dragging them out.
To sum up: An excellent show with realistic plots and characters led by a fine cast. I highly recommend it.
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PrimoReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
2 and a half stars, premise has lots of potential, actors decent but hampered by weak writing
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I heard this was a good show and decided to give it a shot plus the price was fairly cheap at the time. I thought the premise sounded pretty nifty and could be entertaining. I enjoy post-apocalyptic stories and this one would be without zombies and might be more grounded. Well, on the positive side I think the actors are actually decent and giving it their best. There's also one scene in the first episode with some ship to air action that was pretty good too. However, most of the show is weak on details, characters and production. The good guys needed a little more development while the bad guys in this season have been all 2 dimensional and lacked depth. They just aren't very compelling. Instead I fully expected the bad guys to start twirling their mustachios because they were so cliche. Then there's production values. Obviously, they didn't have the budget to film in a Central American tropical jungle. I say obviously, because some of it was sooo fake looking that it looked like a set. Meanwhile some of the water and vegetation that was part of the actual natural environment didn't look tropical. The stories and episodes feel like a checklist. Go here, get that, put that and that together, now go there and shoot that. It almost feels like a video game at times.

So in conclusion, if you are not too nitpicky, don't care too much about the accuracy of some of the details, like simple good guy vs bad guy scenarios then you might enjoy this more than I did.
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B.D. MaxReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome series
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This is a fabulous series! Great cast, even though they tend to kill them off (not all yet). Action, attraction, and keeps you wanting more.
I have all three seasons, and am watching the fourth season on TV now. I strongly suggest you start with season one, and watch each season. In the first season watch at least 2-3 episodes and I'll bet you will be hooked. I have loaned the 3 seasons to 3 people and they are all hooked.
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Renaissance ManReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun show!
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Expect fun, and a small thrill now and then. It doesn't have plot-twists such as the "big" TV Series. Don't expect Lost, The Walking Dead, Prison Break, Battlestar Galactica.

Don't expect sentimentality, it's not Grey's Anatomy (in its good period, not the current waste of time). They don't have complicated characters, broken relationships, treason and love, fluid identity, relative loyalties (excuse my oxymoron), tough moral choices, and deep intrigue. Actually, expect a fast solution to come up every time you see a "crisis" during the show (at least, the first two series).

One, two, say three episodes per "problem". Is it that bad? No. On the contrary. The show is honest, it is easy to watch naval, partly SciFi, drama. It catches you, as long as you don't raise the expectation beyond its promise. That is, to be entertained (as I called it "easy Sunday evenings"). For that, I'd give it 10/10, because it is honest. A lot of blockbusters have been overestimated, and they were much lower than this show.

[[ASIN:B00KPQ7TR6 The Last Ship Season 1]]
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B. WhiteReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great start to a new series!
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I saw this advertised and never watched it - but when I saw they had the first season on blu-ray for around $11 I couldn't resist ordering it to watch it, as I get to enjoy seeing two of my favorite actors - Eric Dane and Rhona Mitra!! Of course, I like the other actors also, especially Adam Baldwin and John Pyper Ferguson - but Dane and Mitra are two of my favorites!

I liked Mitra back in the day on Nip/Tuck! She's a great actress and look forward to seeing her in the future.

This show is about a virus that wipes out a HUGE portion of the population - hey - no zombies though! Something different! LOL Eric Dane is the CO of a Navy ship and Rhona Mitra is a scientist that is trying to find the cure to the virus. This first season was just the beginning of a hopefully long playing series. The good guys vs the bad guys sometimes, especially at the end of the first season, makes you wonder exactly who's who. I don't want to go into much detail so I don't give out any plots or spoilers, but this is a good action packed drama and I look forward to watching the second season!!
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Dan JReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The TV show show's us man's Evil, Loyalty, and Hope
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Back when I had cable TV, I had watched (recorded) what I thought was the full season of this show, and when I ordered Season 2, I realized quickly that I hadn’t watched the prior season in its entirety. So I ordered Season 1 on DVD and am glad that I did. Not only was I able to watch the entire series fairly quickly, but I picked up on other nuances that I missed earlier. The special features were very nice, including the prequel where we learned about how the virus came to be. I am glad that the producers were able to work with the US NAVY and use real Arleigh Burke Destroyers to help in the show. The “Inside” the episode special features were also very informative in showing how far green screen technology and special effects have come. The river with El Gato’s boat looked so real.

The show itself is an interesting premise and so far in season one has been everything that it’s been said to be. When you boil it all down the show is about hope and when this pandemic took place we got to see the real “evil” in humanity. Avocet made me sick that people would actually stoop to a level that they have. I am now watching the 2nd season on DVD and so far it is as good as the first season. Gaps have been filled in and new questions have arisen. I have ordered seasons 3 and 4 and can’t wait to watch those.

I have no regrets on cutting the proverbial cable cord and am glad that I had seen this show on TNT originally and had the opportunity to purchase the seasons. I understand that Season 5 will be broadcast soon. Hopefully the show continues, but from everything I read, it looks like the producers will do a wrap up in Season 5.
applelotReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
THIS IS AN ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS DESTROYER
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IT WAS BUILT TO FIGHT AND YOU BETTER KNOW HOW! Words spoken by Captain Chandler, Commander of the USS Nathan James. The apocalypse is here and there is a pandemic virus spreading across the world. "Once the spots come you die in three days." Dr. Rachel Scott is on board the destroyer working to find the cure.

I did not think myself a likely candidate for military stuff, but made a big exception with "The Last Ship."

Don't let the over-the-top displays of patriotism get to you, this is a terrific series. It's an interesting study of the workings of the navy - crew and ship. But mostly you are drawn into the action, suspense and drama. The people on the USS Nathan James are in the safest place in the world aboard their ship, but enemies of all agendas are lurking at their heels. My favorite seasons are one and two because more of the show is based on the James.
rjhReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty lame.
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I bought this series after finishing Cinemax's 'Strike Back,' an admittedly tough act to follow. I don't have cable and i buy series like these to watch while i exercise, on a stationary bike, but I almost quit peddling several times in the first hour. Dialog is loaded with undeserved sentiment and confrontational encounters where they really don't belong, and come across as contrived. Acting is plastic and two dimensional, with the cast as invested in their roles as John Wayne was as a Roman centurion. I don't get the feeling that anyone who served in our modern Navy was asked to advise. It's too bad, because the sets and camera work are great, and the premise of the story offers incredible potential for a heart pounding thriller. I'll keep watching and hoping, but if I start gaining weight it's relegated to become a set of coasters.
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