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Rumpl4skn



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: the next logical step Reply with quote

http://www.military.com/entertainment/television/tv-seals-deal-for-show-on-navy-pirate-hunters?ESRC=soldiertech.nl

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TV Seals Deal for Show on Navy Pirate Hunters

David Bauder - Associated Press
Apr 14, 2009


NEW YORK - Barely a day after the daring rescue of an American sea captain, a US cable TV channel announced a deal Monday to produce a show about U.S. Navy pirate hunters.

Two crews for 44 Blue Productions hope to be on board Navy vessels patrolling in the pirate-infested waters off the coast of Africa within two weeks. The company is aiming to have a series ready to put on the air by September, said Rasha Drachkovitch, 44 Blue's president and founder.

He'd been talking to the Navy about the idea for three months, but it was finished late last week while the standoff with pirates who had taken Capt. Richard Phillips hostage was going on.

"We had no idea if last week's events would actually kill the deal or seal the deal," said Sharon Levy, the Spike TV channel's senior vice president for original series.

Drachkovitch said he thought the Navy would put the project on hold, yet instead the Phillips incident seemed to accelerate things. Commander Robert K. Anderson, Navy spokesman on the deal, said the agreement had essentially been made before the U.S. ship was attacked.

Spike has been looking for a companion piece to one of its most popular series, "DEA," which follows federal drug enforcers making their rounds. 44 Blue, which makes action-oriented series like "Lockup" for MSNBC and "LA Gang Unit" for A&E, was the first of several producers who had contacted the Navy as reports of piracy began to surface.

Following the work of Navy personnel on this mission is the sort of action Spike craves, Levy said. The cable channel targets young male viewers aged 18 to 34, potentially making "Pirate Hunters: USN" a strong recruiting tool for the Navy.

"That's the Spike demographic and (recruiting) is a factor," Anderson said. "We also have a responsibility to inform the American public about what we are doing."


Spike will have access to dozens of Navy cameras along with its own for making the series, Drachkovitch said. Like similar reality series, it's his job to find the characters and stories to focus upon.

It's unclear what kind of access the production crew would have to confrontations similar to what happened with Phillips. It depends upon what the commanding officer is comfortable with, Anderson said.

"I'm sure if something like this happens, we'll be at arm's length until something like this is resolved," Drachkovitch said. "But we hope to be able to get as good a seat as anybody else."

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Good thing the mainstream media is not totally connected to ... the corporate/gov't/fascist media, otherwise I'd be suspicious about TV shows and movie subjects centered around up and coming ops. Laughing

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duane



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi rump,

maybe this could be the lead-in for the show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovdzr_kHiSQ&feature=related

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:07 am    Post subject: Re: the next logical step Reply with quote

Rumpl4skn wrote:


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"We had no idea if last week's events would actually kill the deal or seal the deal," said Sharon Levy, the Spike TV channel's senior vice president for original series.


It was SEALed alright. There is no way this guy wasn't shitting his pants when he heard the news.
Go GI Joe!
To my kin and peers... snipers, military operations, and headshots are "cool"
Pirates got "pwned" etc...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.allsp.com

Watch "Fatbeard"

(spoilers in wiki)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatbeard

The only mainstream outlet on television I have seen that is sympathetic towards the Somali pirates. The ending cuts deep.

Don't worry I won't be mentioning this show again until October...Laughing





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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bri wrote:
www.allsp.com

Watch "Fatbeard"


Shit, this is so spot on ... the comedy is as dark as dark can be ... just like the world right now. Sad If Matt and Trey drop the fart jokes .... this show would be of the air in an hour ....

- Hawk

PS The intentional and manufactured end of the internet HERE ... RIP ... sorry this is what is getting the highest hit rate at the moment. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Hawk

Warn people before you post Fart Porn
Confused

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Mother of Somali Pirate Appeals for Mercy for Her Son

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-22-voa60.cfm



Should the U.S. attack Somali pirate lairs on land?

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April 24, 2009

We asked you: Should the U.S. attack Somali pirate lairs on land?

YES: 79.3%

NO: 20.7%


No other choice
I don't see any other way for the pirates to get the message that the world has had enough. They attack ships and hold them for ransom and know that they could get away with millions. What's to stop them? Level Somalia, and the problem ends.

Wm J Sanford (from the Web)


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-edpbacktalk241a042409apr24,0,940643.story
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