Comic-Con: The Last Ship Roundtable Q&As

The Last Ship

Here’s a not-so-big secret: I don’t watch much television. But when my family insists that I should check out a show, I usually do – they introduced me to LOST, after all.So when they kept talking about The Last Ship, I finally gave in and checked it out…and I wasn’t disappointed.

While there are some aspects of the show that don’t really speak to me, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality – and it certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat. In fact, it was basic cable’s #1 new series of 2014. (Also, it’s based on a novel – The Last Ship by William Brinkley – which I’ll probably be checking out.)

Anyway, I was obviously excited for the opportunity to attend the press roundtables for this show at SDCC, and what follows is the transcript of the interviews with Adam Baldwin (XO Mike Slattery), Jocko Sims (Lt. Carlton Burke), Hank Steinberg (Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer), Travis Van Winkle (Lt. Danny Green), Marissa Neitling (Lt. Kara Foster), and Rhona Mitra (Dr. Rachel Scott).

 

ADAM BALDWIN & JOCKO SIMS

Q: (for Jocko Sims): HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT COMIC-CON, MAN? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS ATMOSPHERE AROUND HERE?
JOCKO SIMS: I’m having a ball. This is my first time here, and it’s made all the better because I’m here with Adam Baldwin, who’s a god here. It’s awesome, yeah.

The Last Ship Jocko Sims Adam BaldwinQ: HOW HAVE YOUR CHARACTERS CHANGED IN THE SECOND SEASON?
ADAM BALDWIN: We’ve had a lot of hardship that we’ve had to go through, so I think we’re a little more grizzled, we’re a little more cynical. Still have to maintain a bit of hope, but you know… My character in particular, he’s still not sure where the hell his family is, so he’s gonna continue looking, but it doesn’t look promising. No. Deer Park, where they were holed up, was abandoned. He’s sad but hopeful.
Q: I HOPE TO SEE MORE OF THAT STORY.
ADAM: Oh, that’s gonna be a Hank Steinberg question.
JOCKO: Burke’s not worried about his family. He’s looking for love. He’s found love on the ship, got a new character come in who’s piqued his interest, so we’re gonna have a little fun with that.

Q: WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS THE FIRST TIME YOU READ THE SCRIPT?
ADAM: Which one?
Q: THE VERY FIRST ONE.
ADAM: The pilot? [to Jocko] What was your reaction?
JOCKO: Well, I didn’t read the pilot. I wasn’t in the pilot. But the first episode I did read I think was written by Josh Schaer, and I go, “Hey, I went to college with his wife! I know that guy!” And Josh is not here anymore on the show, but that was fantastic, just to go in knowing that I had family there. And I thought that it was very action packed, and I couldn’t believe… You know sometimes when you audition for a character, you don’t know much of what you’ll end up doing. So I remember when I auditioned I had just a couple of scenes where I’m yelling at Miller, and I didn’t know that I’d be in the trenches, running around killing bad guys and getting some […] in there. But again, after having read the script, I saw that it was action packed and I was just really excited, because I’d never done anything like this before.

Q: DID YOU GET TACTICAL TRAINING FOR THIS?
JOCKO: A little bit.
ADAM: Here and there.
JOCKO: With television, there’s not much time to prepare. You know, you just read it and show up and then go. But as we were saying at the panel, we have a lot of military advisers – well a couple military advisers – that are there with us, making sure that we look like we know what we’re doing.
Q: SO THERE’S A LOT OF AUTHENTICITY STILL THERE?
JOCKO: Absolutely. We have to get it approved. Everything that we do, we have the Navy there on set, making sure that it’s to their standards. And they have stamped, thus far, everything we’ve done and given us permission to even shoot aboard the ship. So having their support has been fantastic.

Q: WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST CHALLENGING ABOUT THE ROLES?
ADAM: Challenging…
JOCKO: That is a good question.
ADAM: I think maintaining a leadership mean, in that you have to bring discipline and preparation in order to set a good example for some of the younger actors. It’s not unlike a leadership role aboard ship. But we’ve a lot of young people working with us, and I just want to make sure I’m able to show up on time, know my lines, hit my marks… you know, be a professional. And I think that will trickle down – and it has – maintained that sort of esprit de corps that we have with the cast, that we wanna have in a crew on a Navy missiles tour, you wanna have amongst a cast because, you know, if you can’t have fun doing this, you can’t have fun.
JOCKO: That’s true, absolutely. I think for me, just remembering that… It took me a while to realize that as an actor, I’m not just playing another part. I’m representing the greatest Navy in the world, and the greatest country in the world. We’re a little bit biased, right? ‘Murica. And so it’s true. You know, we’re not just showing up and having to remember our lines, we have to do it with a certain amount of integrity, honor, and respect. I remember one day, Chad Dulac – our lieutenant from the Navy who just retired after 23 years – was on set, and I wanted to grow a little bit of facial hair. I play a lieutenant in the Navy. And you know, I said, “Chad, maybe it’s the end of the world, and maybe I can have a little facial hair.” He’s like, “Yeah, never mind integrity, honor, you know all of that stuff the Navy represents.” I was like, “Okay, I’ll go shave.”

Q: MR. BALDWIN […] I JUST WANT TO ASK, THIS COMMUNITY OF NERDDOM, GEEKDOM, YOU’VE COME BACK AND FORTH AGAIN AND AGAIN, HAVE YOU EVER COME TO THE POINT WHERE YOU’RE LIKE, “YOU KNOW, I WANT TO A GIG THAT DOESN’T INVOLVE SUCH A FANBASE”, OR DO YOU FEEL GRATEFUL TO BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY?
ADAM: I think it’s important to embrace as many fans who are willing to embrace you back and continue with that, and this is one of the most dedicated fanbases you’re gonna find. So I love you all. Except for those of you that disagree with me. I’ll love you even then. Look, it’s a blessing and a privilege to be a part of this community, and I respect and appreciate it all. I hope it continues until I finish.

Q: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT COMING UP THIS SEASON? I KNOW YOU MENTIONED A NEW CHARACTER – BESIDES THE ROMANTIC ASPECT, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT THE NEW CHARACTERS’ EFFECTS ON THE WHOLE SHIP AND WHAT’S COMING UP?
JOCKO: We’ve got some bad guys and some good guys. Aside from my love interest, Ravit, we have a new gentleman from the Australian Navy played by Bren Foster, whose name is Wolf – if you saw last week. He kicked some butt, and what’s really great about him – he kills the role. The cool thing is, the writers didn’t know that he was a martial artist extraordinaire. I don’t even know what the title is.
ADAM: Oh, he’s a master.
JOCKO: He’s a master. He’s got several black belts, and he can kill you if he wants to. So they showed up one day to do this fight scene, and he said, “You know what, let me choreograph this thing.” And that scene that you saw in the Solace, he did that. And when the writers wrote it, they didn’t know he could do that. So they were like, “Jackpot!”
Q: THAT WAS A FANTASTIC SCENE.
JOCKO: Yeah, he’s awesome. A lot more to come.
Q: I WAS IMMEDIATELY LOOKING HIM UP.
JOCKO: Oh, yeah, I bet. I bet. He’s loving that.

Q: YOU SAID THAT YOUR CHARACTER DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HIS FAMILY IS. WILL WE SEE THAT AFFECT HIM THROUGHOUT THE SEASON?
ADAM: No, I don’t think Slattery becomes a whiny bitch. He stays strong. He has to maintain his leadership role with the crew. Because the crew is his family as well, so he has to stay strong for them.

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HANK STEINBERG

Q: WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE SUBMARINE? HOW COME THEY COULDN’T FIND IT?
HANK: Well, the submarine is like the Goliath to the Nathan James. I mean, the submarine is a ship killer. And it’s one of the best villains you could have for a ship as powerful as the Nathan James. That’s the thing that they’re the most afraid of. And it’s a sub, so you can’t see it. You can’t hear it if it’s going at a certain speed, you don’t know where it’s coming from, and they can find you fairly easily. So it’s what makes a really spectacular villain.
Q: DON’T THEY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO FIND OUT WHERE IT IS?
HANK: They have sonar operators that are trained to be able to hear –
Q: DOES THAT MEAN THE SUB IS UNDETECTABLE?
HANK: The sub is detectable but it’s very, very difficult.

Q: SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEW DIFFICULTIES THIS TIME AROUND?
HANK: For the characters or for the production?
Q: FOR THE PRODUCTION.
HANK: For the production of our film crew, you mean? The challenges of the show are making something that looks like a movie every week for a television budget. And you know, the pacing of our show, we average something like 100 or 110 scenes in a typical episode. There’s a few episodes that are more character-driven, that are more internal, where it’s not that way, but by and large, we’re averaging that many scenes. And a typical television show will maybe have 50 scenes. So we have twice as many scenes, and not only that, all the explosions, the action, the locations, all the production design work that goes into – because every time you go into a location, you have to dress it up to make it look like the apocalypse. It has to be run-down, it has to be […], cars that are messed up… So you can’t just go to a location and pay the gas station and walk in and shoot. You’ve gotta dress it. So everything we do is super complicated. With all those additional scenes, those scenes, even if it’s a very short scene, you’ve gotta rehearse it, you’ve gotta light it, you’ve gotta shoot it – you’ve gotta shoot from multiple angles. So you know, our directors have to move fast, the actors have to be completely on their game, the crew has to move fast. We have an incredible crew that moves, that knows the show, is really committed. Every single person on the crew says to us, “This is the hardest show I’ve ever done. It’s the most rewarding show I’ve ever done.”

Q: BUT HAVE THERE BEEN ANY SCENES THAT GOT WRITTEN OFF OR RE-WRITTEN BECAUSE OF THE BUDGET?
HANK: Every week. Every week we hand in the script, and the line producer says, “What the fuck are you guys thinking?” And we go, “Well, we gotta think big!” And he goes, “Think a little smaller.” And we crush and condense, and you know, we have nine days to shoot, and the first schedule always comes in at 12-13 days. And we crush and crush and crush. But we get the scripts in way ahead of time so that we have that time to adjust and make smart choices, and we eventually finally figure it out. And we have some episodes – like the episode that was on last week – was a million dollars over our pattern budget. ‘Cause it’s huge. So we have to make up for that at some point. So we have an episode coming up which is a very small, self-contained, very character-driven episode that I wrote and directed, actually, that saved us a million dollars. So that episode – so that’s part of how you kind of construct a season and your show like that. You sort of plan for certain episodes are gonna go over because they’re gonna be huge, and you make up for it with other episodes where you’re bringing it down. But that was a very satisfying one that I did. When you catch up to it, you’ll see. It’s pretty cool, it’s pretty fun. It’s basically, you know, Chandler and five or six actors on the ship. It’s a very psychologically intense episode. I think it’ll be one of the ones that people are really talking about. And it feels like no other episode that we’ve ever had. So it’ll be interesting. But I think it’ll be – one of the things I love about the show is there really is no typical episode of The Last Ship. You know, if you look at the last year and people say, “What’s an episode of The Last Ship?” Well, “Welcome to Gitmo” and all this fighting is an episode of The Last Ship. The episode last year where they tested everyone for the virus where it was pretty much all in the lab, that’s an episode of The Last Ship. When they go up river to fight El Toro, that’s an episode of The Last Ship. This year I think you’ll see, each episode really feels different. It’s not a cookie-cutter kind of a thing, and that’s what makes it exciting I think to write, for the directors, for the actors, for the editors, everyone feels like… It’s each its own movie with its own personality, yet the serialized story-telling really connects. And that’s a challenge, but it’s also what makes it really fun.

Q: IS IT HARD TO FILM INSIDE THE SHIP, WITH ALL THE LIGHTING –
HANK: We don’t shoot inside the ship. Thank you, it’s a really big compliment because it’s a comment to our production design team. The interiors are all on our sound stages in LA. We shoot the exteriors here on one of the ships, because that we haven’t… That would be more expensive to build. We haven’t been able to do that yet. But the interiors… And the Secretary of the Navy came and visited our set and he said he thought he felt like he was on a real ship. And it was something we were nervous about because we shot the pilot on a real ship – even the interiors. Because you know, a pilot, they didn’t want to invest two million dollars to build sets if they didn’t know if it was gonna go to series so we shot the pilot on a real ship and quickly learned it is very, very difficult. It’s very tight spaces. You know, it’s an operating ship. They don’t have mothball ships to give us. It’s a real operating ship, so there’s sound problems, there’s all kinds of issues, so we built the sets. And you cannot tell the difference between the sets from the pilot and the sets from the rest of the series. You can’t tell. And that’s how good our art department was.

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TRAVIS VAN WINKLE & MARISSA NEITLING

The Last Ship Travis Van Winkle Marissa NeitlingQ: HOW IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP PROGRESSING? WHAT’S GOING ON?
TRAVIS VAN WINKLE: I would say that every day that goes by, the child becomes more real. It becomes closer to being a part of this world but we’ve got a big mission at hand, and it takes a lot of our attention. But we still really can’t forget that this is a symbol of hope for humanity. I think we get closer in the process this season, of really coming together as a unit. I feel like this season we get pretty close.
MARISSA NEITLING: But also, staying true to the mission in order to have a safer world for the child to be brought up in. So that becomes very important.
TRAVIS: We’ve got a good steamy couple kisses maybe.

Q: WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING SOME OF THE ONLY CHARACTERS ON THE SHOW WHO ARE LIVING IN A WORLD WHO HAVE THIS HOPE, THEY HAVE SOMETHING, THEY HAVE A FAMILY, THEY HAVEN’T LOST ANYTHING. THEY’RE ACTUALLY –
TRAVIS: Creating. I don’t know where my family is. I don’t know one thing about my family. So it is nice to know that I’m creating a new one, but I still think [to Marissa] you know where your family is, and you got to see that your mom is still around. And I got to kiss her mom. Not a bad job I got. Closed-mouth kiss. Wasn’t it? You’ve got a funny look.
MARISSA: I did.
TRAVIS: Someone took a picture – they screen-capped you eyeing me. Yeah, but we are creating a new family because there is, I feel, a lot of other crew members don’t get to have the chance so it is nice that we get to really team up and create something like that.

Q: ARE WE GONNA SEE SOME MORE LIFE AND DEATH SCENES WITH YOU TWO?
MARISSA: I don’t know if we can say. Can we?
TRAVIS: Yeah, why not?
MARISSA: I mean, I guess it’s sort of always life and death.
TRAVIS: Serious jeopardy. Yeah, they’ve been given us these pretty awesome moments where we just look at each other and like yearn for one another without embracing. Yes, there are more situations that come up as the season –
MARISSA: And the sub is very dangerous. In general.
TRAVIS: Yeah, these new bad guys are –
MARISSA: Insane.
TRAVIS: They’re ridiculous.

Q: IS THAT GONNA MAKE KARA SORT OF QUESTION HER POSITION ON THE SHIP, WITH THE BABY? IS THAT GONNA COME UP MORE? I KNOW SHE WAS KIND OF – IF HER MOM ASKED HER TO STAY, SHE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE. IS THAT GONNA BE A REOCCURRING THEME GOING FORWARD WITH THESE NEW THREATS?
MARISSA: Yes and no. I mean, I think when she makes the decision to not – you know, I didn’t want to tell my mom for that reason – I know that she’s very determined to stay on course. Like I said, for the very reason that if I do this, there’s a better chance for my child to grow up safely.
TRAVIS: And we both signed up for the Navy. We know that the mission is first. So we’re gonna be able to stay on mission. Both missions can happen at the same time. So I think we’re pretty focused on making this world a better place to live.
Q: HOW FAR DOES THE PREGNANCY PROGRESS THIS SEASON?
MARISSA: I don’t know what I’m allowed to say.
TRAVIS: Um. Pretty progressive.
MARISSA: Let’s just say I called my mother, and I went, “Whoa!”
TRAVIS: It progresses.
MARISSA: My real mother.

Q: WHAT’S THE ENVIRONMENT LIKE ON SET? WHEN THE CAMERA’S OFF, DO YOU GUYS PRANK EACH OTHER?
MARISSA: We’re pretty silly. It’s such an intense show in general, that we sort of have to break the tension.
TRAVIS: I mean, besides being drunk most days. I’m kidding, we’re usually just high. We do mess around a lot. We have a great time. I feel like season one everyone was having fun, but season two, it’s like everyone came to set like we had missed each other and we created these great friendships. We had a lot of fun season two.
MARISSA: When you could look at the blooper reel, we’ve had a blooper reel for season one, blooper reel for season two, and you can see the dynamics. The second season, everyone got a little more comfortable with each other.
TRAVIS: So we hope for about ten more seasons and it’ll just keep going.

Q: ARE THERE ANY CERTAIN SCENES THAT YOU GUYS HAVE FILMED IN THE UPCOMING SEASON THAT YOU’RE EXCITED FOR THE AUDIENCE TO SEE?
MARISSA: There’s a final scene, and I think we both told our fans on social media this, where a large group of people are together again, and I found those scenes to be pretty neat.
TRAVIS: I think there’s some scenes – I look forward to particular episodes. There’s an episode where we run into a band of people that might be a little bit younger, and we get to meet some really extraordinary soldiers. And that’s all I’ll say. It’s gonna be really, really awesome episodes.
Q: WHO DIRECTED THAT ONE?
TRAVIS: Peter.

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RHONA MITRA

The Last Ship Rhona MitraQ: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE AT COMIC-CON?
RHONA MITRA: I love it here. It’s so funny because everyone’s like, “Ugh, it’s so crazy.” But actually, we got to go out on the floor. Usually we never get to go out actually on the floor. So pleased we did because I got to meet Chewbacca. And hug him.

Q: IS THERE A COSTUME YOU WOULD WANT TO DRESS UP IN IF YOU GOT TO COSPLAY?
RHONA: So many. I’ve always wanted to be an Ewok.
Q: I SAW AN EWOK YESTERDAY.
RHONA: You did? Okay, but I’ve never seen one. Can you – But where are they? I’ve been…Ewok-spotting and I never find them.
Q: I SAW IT AT LIKE 11 LAST NIGHT.
RHONA: Was she very small?
Q: NO.
RHONA: She wasn’t, she wasn’t a small Ewok. She was a tall Ewok. Did she have a full fluffy outfit on?
Q: NO.
RHONA: Ah, you see. That’s what I’m talking about. But I would make it, because it’s Comic-Con, I’ve already thought about this – put on a little kind of bikini and call her a Hotwok. We’re going way off subject.

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR ROLE?
RHONA: What do I like about my role? The thing I like about my role, and the thing I love about this show, is how on topic it is with everything that’s happening on our planet. I don’t really – I’m very separate from the Navy conversation and very away from that world, Rachel is purely virology and human healing and science. And I’m deeply interested in the affairs of our species and our relationship with the planet and our relationship with viruses, our relationship with… I suppose our own survival. So I’m always, and I have been looking at this for years, even before this role came about, so the opportunity to be able to work with writers and virologists and be able to talk about this and talk about Ebola and talk about the evolution of these genius characters, actually – the viruses become characters – is amazing for me. And so I feel like I’m in my own world, really, every day. In my lab, noodling away with Petri dishes and talking with scientists. And to a lot of people that’s boring, but I think it’s incredibly pertinent, because everybody’s talking about blowing things up, and everyone’s talking about this gun and this missile, which is so extraordinary because it’s a complete dichotomy, because the show is about healing, and yet we’re on a destroyer. The mission is to heal and cure, and we’re on a boat of destruction. I’m gonna get shot for calling it a boat. Ssh.

Q: WHAT IS IT LIKE PLAYING SUCH A STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER IN A SCIENCE-BASED ROLE? BECAUSE IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE A LOT ON TELEVISION.
RHONA: It’s really difficult for me, because I’m always playing someone with a gun. You know, whether it’s Strike Back or Doomsday. I’m used to swords, I’m used to AKs, I’m usually the one picking up the artillery, and I’m reloading mags, and learning the fight sequences, and so actually it’s difficult for me, because I love that. I absolutely adore all of those roles. But at this stage of my life, to actually be more cerebral, and to be able to be really smart and strong and balanced and also not be – she doesn’t need to be… I could have stereotyped her and made her more of a whip-cracker. You know, I just like the fact that she is on point and on task and doesn’t really mess around. And I don’t think she represents too much of a “chick” or trying to do a man’s job. I think we’ve played with a woman who is about a job. And everyone wants to get involved with the romance stuff and talk to me about, and I’m like, “Rachel doesn’t have time for that! Stop asking me questions about who she’s going to make out with next!” You know? I try to keep the integrity of the character. Hopefully.

Q: HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO TRY AND KEEP YOUR CHARACTER SEPARATE TO AVOID THE TENDENCY TO TRY AND INTEGRATE MORE WITH THE NAVY? TO BE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT CHARACTER?
RHONA: You know, at the end of the day, she’s gained support from Eric’s character, from Chandler, and from Slattery, and they have passed that on to the rest of the ship, and I think it’s really important that she adhere to the world that they live in. Because they’re ultimately protecting her and the cause, which is everyone’s cause. And so I think even though it goes against her nature and she would probably like to say, “I’m doing it my way,” actually, she’s pretty respectful for the most part. Because it doesn’t work to go against the grain. It works to work with people. To be diplomatic. Listen, we still butt heads. And at the end of the other day, the virus is in control, and the cure and how we distribute that, and the science behind that is our ever evolving story, and she can only do so much with what she has. So we’re all at the mercy of that evolution. It makes everybody quite humble. It makes Chandler humble, it makes her – because really, we’re not so – no pun intended – we are in uncharted territory, so I think we all have to be good kids and play nicely together. Or try to.

Q: RACHEL BASICALLY JUST SAVED THE WORLD BY FIGURING OUT THE VIRUS. WHAT’S THE NEXT BIG CHALLENGE? ARE WE GOING TO SEE ALL THE MUTATIONS OF THE STRAIN?
RHONA: Distribution. It’s the distribution and the other human beings who have their own agendas. It’s the same as what’s happening with us with Ebola. Ebola has mutated and it’s now disguising itself as thyroid. A lot of people don’t know this, but I happen to have friends in Africa, because I do a lot of work in Africa, and I get all the inside scoop. You know, there’s a lot of people who want a) the blood samples, because they want to weaponize it, or they want to be able to make a cure, because there’s a lot of money to be made off that. So you’ve got those people who want her for her knowledge, because she holds all the knowledge. So she comes up against that, and she also comes up against people who don’t want the planet to be cured. Who could have imagined that there’d be this sort of army, of almost like an Aryan race, is that sort of what we’re dealing with? We wanna get rid of all of you and be the super power. So, you know, that’s a pretty big challenge. So what she has to come up with, and what I really love the writers for, is today we just deal with vaccinations. And the problem with vaccinations is preservatives. And the problem with preservatives is auto-immune disease and neurotoxins, which means anything from Autism to MS to Parkinson’s, I mean it goes on. And so I’m really happy to say that the writers are really open to creating a way of spreading a vaccination, of spreading the cure, which is incredibly innovative and it’s something that Rachel ultimately has to come up with. But the process of coming up with that, when she comes up with that, is pretty genius. I think it’s awesome. Hopefully you guys will, too.

Q: COMPARING THIS SHOW, WHERE THERE IS A SOLUTION OR A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, TO THE WALKING DEAD WHERE THERE BASICALLY IS NO HOPE…
RHONA: I think the light at the end of the tunnel would be if the show continues, if I had it my way, I would be talking about how we are evolving as a species and how we’re correcting the behavior that got us here in the first place. Who are the people who are actually implementing changes to make sure we don’t get ourselves in this shit again? Because ultimately we’re in this predicament because of ourselves. I’m interested in actually finding the group of people don’t sign in the same governments, who don’t try and just say, “Let’s go back to what we had.” The problem with us is that we always want to go back to what we had, when we were great once. Like, no no no, guys. We screwed up. Who are the people – there’s an amazing man called Paul Stamets, and you all should look up his work, he does work with mycelium, with fungi. He works with the CDC and with NASEC. He’s at the forefront of creating cures for viruses and basically a myriad of – he had a solution for the oil slick when there was the oil spill. There are always incredible people, so for me, I’m rather than freeze us all like deer in headlights and say this is our problem and we’re all kind of screwed, what are we gonna do now? Let’s just keep on doing the same thing. I’m like, “Okay, how can we innovate and create a planet where we’re actually living much more symbiotically with our parent planet, and we’re a much healthier, more vibrant species.” But I’m a hippie, so…

 

To be honest, after these interviews – especially the one with Rhona Mitra, who clearly had some great insight regarding the strong female character she plays – I’m even more excited to catch up with this show.

The Last Ship is not quite halfway through its second season and can be viewed on TNT on Sunday nights at 9 PM.

Author: Tara Lynne

Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.

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