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"LAST RESORT" - Premier Sept 27 on ABC

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posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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The Premise of this new ABC Action Series is this :

500 feet beneath the ocean's surface, the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receives 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 (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) 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.

Last Resort stars Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age, Homicide) as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman (The Vow, Felicity) as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts (Sea Patrol) as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman (Being Human) as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing (Crownies) as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah (House of Payne) as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life) as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser (Hawaii Five-O, No Ordinary Family) as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram (Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time) as Christine Kendal and Robert Patrick (The Gangster Squad, The Unit) as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.

Last Resort was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit, The Chicago Code) and Karl Gajdusek (Trespass, Dead Like Me), who, along with Marney Hochman (The Chicago Code, Terriers) serve as executive producers for the pilot and series. The pilot for Last Resort was also executive produced and directed by Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Casino Royale). Last Resort is produced by Middkid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

For those who BELIEVE in CONSPIRACY THEORIES regarding the US Government, Illuminati, NWO ...

This will be the show to watch. It includes elements of the US Military firing on US Citizens at HOME and world wide implications of actions in Pakistan and elsewhere.

posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:21 AM
Thanks for the synopsis. I had seen the preview, but wasn't exactly sure what it was about.

I don't know if I will watch it or not. Based on a couple of reasons. First I get pretty technical on military movies and tv shows. Most of the time they do so much thats completely out of wack or unplausable with reality it's hard for me to take it seriously. Second, almost everytime a good sci-fi or survivial type show comes on, it has a season ending cliff hanger, then fails to get picked up for the next season. "V" on ABC being the most recent example. "Jericho" on CBS didn't end well either, then was repicked up for 8 episodes to "finish" it after the fans outcry, but that 2nd mini season wasn't that great. Gets disappointing.

I'll have to see.

posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 11:25 AM
Sounds like a cross between the movie Crimson Tide and the show Lost.

Not sure if that is going to work.

posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:06 PM
Definitely a *fresh* idea as far as American primetime boot-toob.
Hopefully it isn't a reality show.

Just kidding, I did read the OP in full...I kept thinking Red October, Red October.

Sean Connery should have a part written in, though.

It should be a nice change away from occupational and situational reality style programming that is starting to get a bit OLD...imo...and I don't even really watch TV directly but just get the overflow, if you dig...

posted on Sep, 4 2012 @ 06:31 PM
It sounds like a military version of "Lost". I'll check it out but it sounds like a "one and done" to me.

Shawn Ryan has created and produced some good shows though (LOVED The Shield and The Unit).

So i'll give it a shot.

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