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The Last Ship 

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The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.
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Eric Dane ...  CO CDR Tom Chandler / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2018
Adam Baldwin ...  XO Mike Slattery / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2018
Charles Parnell ...  CMC Jeter / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2018
Travis Van Winkle ...  Lt. Danny Green 56 episodes, 2014-2018
Marissa Neitling ...  Lt. Kara Foster / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2018
Jocko Sims ...  Lt. Carlton Burk / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2018
Kevin Michael Martin ...  Miller 52 episodes, 2014-2018
Christina Elmore ...  Lt. Alisha Granderson 53 episodes, 2014-2018
Michael Curran-Dorsano Michael Curran-Dorsano ...  Gator 46 episodes, 2014-2018
Ben Cho ...  Carl Nishioka / ... 42 episodes, 2014-2018
Bren Foster ...  SCPO Wolf Taylor 41 episodes, 2015-2018
Maximiliano Hernández ...  Doc Rios 36 episodes, 2014-2018
Bridget Regan ...  Sasha Cooper 33 episodes, 2016-2018
Fay Masterson ...  Andrea Garnett 31 episodes, 2014-2018
Adam Irigoyen ...  Ray 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Cameron Fuller ...  ASW Wright / ... 27 episodes, 2015-2018
John Pyper-Ferguson ...  Tex / ... 26 episodes, 2014-2018
Ness Bautista ...  Cruz 24 episodes, 2014-2018
Rhona Mitra ...  Dr. Rachel Scott 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Emerson Brooks ...  Capt. Joseph Meylan / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Paul James ...  O'Connor 23 episodes, 2014-2017
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Naval Destroyer Nathan James is sent on what they're told is a research mission in the Arctic. Accompanying them is scientist, Rachel Scott. After a few months in the Arctic while Scott is on the ice doing research, some men attack them. They get back to the ship and the Commander, Tom Chandler asks the doctor what's going on. She says that a deadly disease broke out a few months ago. At first, they thought it was contained but they had no cure. They felt that the cure was in the Arctic which why she's here. But she has since received word that it has now spread to most of the globe. Chandler tries to call the President but learns the President and Vice President are dead and the US government might not have long to survive. The current President tells him that the Nathan James was not in the hot zone so he and his crew are OK. But now it's up to them to safeguard Scott because she holds the key to the planet's survival. But there are those who want the cure too and they will do ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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22 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Some might be confused as to why C.O. Tom Chandler is sometimes referred to as "Captain" and other times "Commander" during seasons one and two. This is due to the ancient naval tradition of calling whoever is in command of a vessel "Captain", regardless of the actual rank they hold. Usually only very large ships (such as cruisers and aircraft carriers) have commanding officers that carry the actual rank of Captain; most medium sized vessels (such as destroyers, frigates and submarines) are captained by officers who carry the rank of Commander, and smaller vessels (such as patrol boats and transport ships) are often commanded by officers with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. So while Chandler carried the rank of Commander during seasons one and two, since he was the commanding officer of the Nathan James he would be referred to as "Captain" whenever he was giving orders or being addressed as the C.O. of the Nathan James. See more »

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There is a missing explanation on the need for the primordial strain. Like most mutations, they were random and various, resulting is possibly 1000's or even millions of different variants. By some chance (or perhaps by design) this process halted. Their only hope was to return to the original strain for a cure/vaccine and hope that it would be able to work with all of the mutations. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Chris Pratt/Eric Dane/Dawes (2015) See more »

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Written by James S. Levine & Jim Dooley
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Interesting and entertaining...for the first two seasons
15 March 2016 | by grantssSee all my reviews

(Review updated after Season 3).

A deadly virus has destroyed much of life on earth. A US Navy destroyer, USS Nathan James, is sent on a secret mission to try to develop a vaccine. On board is Doctor Rachel Scott, a top microbiologist / immunologist. It is her job to create the vaccine. In order to complete the mission, the ship has to sail to many different parts of the world, with many hindrances to her mission's progress along the way...

First two seasons were entertaining. A rollicking naval adventure with a bit of plague, post-apocalypse scenarios and survival-of-mankind thrown in. Fairly accurate in its portrayal of the military.

Not perfect though. Could be a bit gung ho sometimes, and the plot a bit clumsy or contrived. However, it was never dull and there are many worse ways to spend your time.

Season 2 was a good follow-up to Season 1, and even slightly better than S1. Tighter plot and some good naval action too.

Unfortunately, two seasons was pretty much the natural life of the series, yet the producers made Seasons 3 and 4, and intend to make Season 5. Once the cure had been distributed, that was pretty much it, end of story. What follows is not interesting or engaging and often feels clumsy and contrived. I gave up after seven episodes of Season 3.


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