Tuesday, January 14, 2014

From McSurgeon to McSailor

After a long run (2006-2012) on Grey's Anatomy as Dr Mark 'McSteamy' Sloan, Eric Dane moves from medicine to military.
He stars in a new sci-fi adventure series The Last Ship, as the captain of a US naval destroyer.
The Last Ship looks more like a movie than an ongoing series, but maybe that's what the producer Michael Bay (The Transformers) is going for. It follows a crew who are the last remaining people on the planet not to have fallen victim to a global pandemic that's wiped out 80% of the world's population. Now the ship is humanity’s final hope for survival...
Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. Blow the trumpets for the heroic US Navy. God bless America.
But wait: where's their endless fuel, food and hair gel coming from? And, if they're all that's left, who's attacking them? And why?
Hmmm...sounds like a steal of Neville Shute's 1957 post-apocalyptic novel On The Beach. See what you think.

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