The Last Ship is an American action-drama television series, loosely based on the 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkley.
The series premiered on TNT on 22 June 2014 and concluded after five seasons on 11 November 2018.
Outline Series 01, Episode 08
The Captain and Tex are transferred to the Russian ship. The Russians threaten to destroy the Nathan James if the crew does not turn over Dr. Scott, her research and the primordial strain of the virus. The crew agrees to the trade, but plants a locator beacon on Scott that enables them to locate the ship. On board, Scott helps Chandler and Tex escape and meets Niels Sorenson, Patient Zero of the Red Flu. Niels reveals that he had added the human gene to the virus in an attempt to combat it, but inadvertently made himself an asymptomatic carrier when he injected the virus back into himself resulting in the rapid spread of the current strain. An attempt to test the vaccine on a Russian sailor apparently fails before the Nathan James forces assault the Russian ship and rescue Chandler, Tex, Scott and Tophet’s family. The Russian ship is sunk by explosives planted by the boarding party, killing Admiral Ruskov, but one of the rescue team is hit by gunfire and dies. Unknown to the Nathan James crew, Niels is also able to escape disguised as a Russian sailor.
The Last Ship Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Creators: Hank Steinberg and Steven L. Kane.
- Producers: Michael Bay, Jack Bender, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Hank Steinberg, Steven L. Kane, Jonathan Mostow, Todd Arnow, Eric Dane, and Mark Malone.
- Music: Steve Jablonsky and Nathan Whitehead.
- Cinematography: Lukas Ettlin.
- Editor: Ken Blackwell
- Release Date: 10 August 2014.
- Running Time: 45 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.