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This series chronicle's the illustrious battle history of the U.S.S. Enterprise which played a critical role in World War Two and for a time was the only carrier defending the Pacific Theater from domination by Japan.
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[TV] World War II 360
 (From JustPressPlay. 8 November 2010, 4:50 PM, PST)

[DVD Review] World War II 360
 (From JustPressPlay. 8 November 2010, 4:50 PM, PST)

DVD Playhouse: September 2010
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 25 September 2010, 2:51 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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Alan Pietruszewski ... Himself - TOPGUN Graduate (10 episodes, 2008)
Garth R. Hassell ... US Navy sailor (7 episodes, 2008)
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Series Writing credits
Sam Dolan (4 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Douglas Cohen .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2008)
Sam Dolan .... producer (10 episodes, 2008)
Ryan T. Hurst .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2008)
Louis Tarantino .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2008)
Brian Thompson .... producer (10 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Eric Amdahl (10 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Chris Raymond (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Conrad Stanley (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael Phillips Keeley .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Serge Eustache .... motion graphics artist (10 episodes, 2008)
Jon Gourley .... lead modeler: Radical 3D (10 episodes, 2008)
Chris Osborne .... digital artist (10 episodes, 2008)
Brent Tyler .... visual effects artist (10 episodes, 2008)
Ben Mitchell .... lead modeler / modeler (9 episodes, 2008)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... visual effects producer (8 episodes, 2008)
Simon Coombs .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Midgley .... visual effects producer: Crazybridge Studios (6 episodes, 2008)
Chris E. Peterson .... digital artist / animator (6 episodes, 2008)
Mike Wallner .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2008)
Cedar Connor .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008)
Edward McDonough .... digital artist (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Animation Department
Ben Mitchell .... modeler: Visual FX (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Kwant .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2008)
Rod Decker .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
Joel Franklin .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2008)
Alan Pietruszewski .... military and technical advisor (10 episodes, 2008)
Quay Terry .... historical consultant / military and technical advisor (7 episodes, 2008)
 

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WW2 as Low Attention Span Theater, 16 March 2014
Author: Steve Nyland (Squonkamatic) from New York, USA

Stumbled upon this series by coincidence; Had been reading up on the Battle of Santa Cruz and what the hey, gave the episode on it a try via the marvel of YouTube. It's hypnotic viewing with a compelling lead character in the WW2 era U.S.S. Enterprise, easily the greatest warship to prowl the seven seas. What's interesting and somewhat different is the high-octane barrage of busy action scenes visualized by computer animators who had seen "Return of the King". If you've ever wondered what it might have looked like to see 100 plane wave attacks from every possible angle here you go, with one of the most interesting aspects being the depiction of the anti-aircraft efforts flung into the air, something that still photos & grainy archival films from the era never make clear. Like, wow.

Brings the harrowing nature of this form of combat to home, though all of the hyperactivity succeeds at the expense of subtlety. No shot in the series lasts for more than a second, with animation effects adding flourishes to the stream of layered visual information which never lets up. And after watching a couple three episodes one gets familiar with certain sequences used as stock footage (a cost saving measure for the then expensive GCI renderings). Every last moment is also orchestrated with booming music, giving WW2 a techno metal beat between outbursts of "Victory at Sea" type strings.

I guess all this is a good thing however, since here for once is a living color version of WW2 that viewers raised in the electronic/digital age can watch both as a pop culture entertainment and historical document. The final ingredient being something to remind the attention deficit oriented viewers that the events, places & actions depicted were real, a job honorably seen through by the inclusion of veterans adding their color commentary, reflecting on what it was like to be there. It's engaging viewing, not sure how much memory retention of the facts presented will take place but that's why you hit the web after to read up a bit more. Or maybe even go find a book? Hey, you never know.

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Sad Enterprise fate, but maybe it helped other ships Willisroute2
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