The Last Ship: Season 1, Episode 1

Phase Six (22 Jun. 2014)

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CO CDR Tom Chandler and his crew find themselves in a whole new world when the ship's scientist passenger, Dr. Rachel Scott, reveals that the entire planet is in their hands.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Chandler
Francis 'Frank' Benz
Lt. Siegle
Quartermaster Rios


Battle ship captain CO commander Tom Chandler courteously accommodates zoologist Dr. Rachel Scott's wishes to research birds in the Arctic while his crew engages incommunicado in war games. When his patience is exhausted, a satellite call to the White House has his return order overruled by the Pentagon, the top-secret research is national security priority. Then a Russian force attacks her last and successful sample hunt, but is fought-off. Chandler orders a hasty return home, but finally learns the world is in the grip of an unprecedented pandemic which wiped out most of humanity. It started from Egypt but spreads over all continents, wiping out all demographic, economic and political order. They attempt to bring the bird virus sample, the only hope to develop a vaccine, to a US lab, but the disease already rendered the entire country lawless, hence too unsafe, so Scott must improvise in the primitive lab aboard. Written by KGF Vissers

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The sun as the first shot of this series, is a tribute to the 1980 film "Virus" (Fukkatsu no hi) that opened in the same way. See more »


The US Flag is seen in several shots flying from the fantail while underway. The flag is flown there only while the ship is in port. When underway, the flag is lowered from the stern and raised atop the yardarms. This is the meaning behind the command "Shift Colors" when getting underway or mooring. See more »

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Solid Show - Recommended
29 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't listen to all the negatives on here, this is a solid show. Granted, the plot isn't NEW, but pretty much every plot has been done in some way or fashion.

Anyway, it's a good show with some good actors and a decent plot. I'm not big on the trailers giving away so much of the show though, I felt like I had seen half the episode before it had even started.

They do a pretty accurate job of depicting the U.S. Navy, although with some alterations that could happen given the severity of the situation this crew now finds itself in.

I really do wish people would lay off what they think are mistakes, don't forget your service members are PEOPLE just like you and me and they have emotions and feelings and do things not according to the book occasionally.

TL;DR - Great show, give it a shot and see for yourself.

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