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Whale Wars 2013

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Maruuk, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Maruuk

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    Wow, this thing is getting way complicated.

    Looks like sleazebag US threw Sea Shepherd under the bus. That French Captain almost singlehandedly destroyed the whole campaign. He won't be back. Where do folks go when they "leave"--like that chopper pilot? No boats are leaving, he left way before the BB broke down. So how can anybody exit or as they say--"go home"?? And who is getting the camera shots from outside the ships?? Is there another whole ship with its own camera crew and chopper?? Confusing. Bottom line, 100 whales instead of 1100. That ought to harpoon their profits bigtime. Eat spit and die, filthy murderers.
     
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  2. trh

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    Don't forget the show (like most reality shows), are heavily edited and the time-lines shown are not always sequentially accurate. I would guess that the crew that left at the beginning happened when the ships were close to port (after Paul Watson joined the ships from his travel from Germany). Did you also notice that when Paul Watson left at the end of the show, he was getting on board the BB which they had previously said wouldn't return because of engineering problems.

    No camera crews. Because of the court ruling, Paul Watson leaving Germany while under house-arrest and legal actions by Japan, the normal production company didn't travel with Sea Shepherds this season. The crew did all the filming and that is why this was show aired later than normal (IIRC the show typically started in June/July each year) and that is why there is only one two-hour show instead of a mini-season.
     
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    I read that, but they still have aerial shots of the ships colliding and remote shots of the ships so there must be some camera ship with a chopper or something.

    Frankly the 2-hour format was about right. The 9-13 ep series had a ton of no-action filler. This worked fine as entertainment.

    It was so silly how Paul had keep making formal statements to the camera that he was just a bystander when you knew he was still captaining the ship! Especially since the crew was running the cameras! Duh.

    Sounds like the future of the show is up in the air. I hope they find a way to bring it back, it's great to keep the public informed of what these phony "Research" Rising Sun weasels are up to.
     
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    I didn't see any aerial shots during their encounter with the refueling ship and factory ship. And all the remote shots seem to be from one of the three SS ships (Sam Simon, Bob Barker or Steve Irwin). If i missed any aerial shots, maybe they used a UAV? (they had a few last year).
     
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    Actually a UAV would be ideal for this series!
     
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    Photo dated 12/24/2011 (before Peter Brown left the crew for the second time).
    Just no real video shown from the drone during the 2012 season.
     
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    Wow, fantastic! Thanks for finding that! So much better than a chopper. They should have a bunch of those.
     

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