A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.
In the season finale, a violent battle for control erupts on the submarine, which leaves the Colorado vulnerable to capture by a third party - one with an exploitative plan. The question becomes: can...
A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.
500 feet beneath the ocean's surface, the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receive their orders. Over a radio channel, designed only to be used if their homeland has been wiped out, they're told to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan. Captain Marcus Chaplin demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is targeted, fired upon, and hit. The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor, declared rogue enemies of their own country. Now, with nowhere left to turn, Chaplin and Kendal take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an exotic island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.Written by
At the present time, 2012, there is no USS Colorado in commission with the US Navy or Coast Guard. Over the naval history of the United States, there have been three previous ships with the name USS Colorado, with a fourth presently under contract to be built and ordered, but not yet under construction or commission.
1) USS Colorado (built 1856), a three-masted steam screw frigate in US Navy commission from 1858-1876;
2) USS Colorado (ACR-7, built starting 1903, later renamed USS Pueblo [CA-7], before the launch of USS Colorado #3), a Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser in US Navy commission from 1905-1927;
3) USS Colorado (BB-45, built starting 1919), a Colorado-class battleship in US Navy commission from 1923-1947;
4) USS Colorado (SSN-788), a Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine under construction contract awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics, Newport News, Virginia in December 2008.
For pure entertainment value this is one of the best new TV series there has been in a long long time. I loved the pilot and loved the second show. Yes there will always be critics due to the fact there are some errors, but its a dramatic TV series. If they made everything too realistic it wouldn't be great entertainment which this is for sure. The characters are all great in their individual roles but Andre braugher who plays the captain is extremely good. My one worry for the show is that what was shown in the first 2 episodes could have been spread out over around 4 or 5 so if they can produce enough material to the same standard then this show will be one of the best. No i have never been in the navy or ever plan to be so several things may be far from how a sub would actually operate, however 98% of the people watching will be like that so it is best to appeal to the masses. I even watched the pilot twice it was so good.
Is this show gonna win any realism awards? NO Is this show gonna win any entertainment awards? YES, if it the rest of the series is as good as the first two episodes.
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