History Film / TheFinalCountdown

1st Nov '17 2:09:16 PM garthvader
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** When the ''Nimitz'' goes to General Quarters, there is a dramatic scene of Marines jumping over the ship's anchor chains. The trouble is, this room (the forecastle) is at the very front of the ship where Marines are not quartered, and the men are simply running from port to starboard.
** The yacht, despite supposedly being in the open ocean, is quite clearly tethered at both ends.
** The finale shows the real dock of the ''Nimitz'': trouble is, in the final scene the limousine is going to drive off the end of it and into the ocean.



* JustPlaneWrong: Although the US aircraft are, indeed, correct (see above, about Pentagon backing and filming aboard the actual USS ''Nimitz''), the [=A6Ms=] were really T-6 "Texan" trainers. T-6 "Texans" being [[WeaponsUnderstudies rather easier to come by]] than intact [=A6M=] Zeros.

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* JustPlaneWrong: Although the US aircraft are, indeed, correct (see above, about Pentagon backing and filming aboard the actual USS ''Nimitz''), the [=A6Ms=] were really T-6 "Texan" trainers.trainers (to be exact, Navy SNJ models). T-6 "Texans" being [[WeaponsUnderstudies rather easier to come by]] than intact [=A6M=] Zeros.
9th Jul '17 10:25:07 AM nombretomado
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Warren Lasky (Creator/MartinSheen), an independent observer tasked with evaluating Navy procedures, is an unwelcome guest on the aircraft carrier USS ''Nimitz'', which is departing Pearl Harbor for an otherwise routine cruise. A few days into the cruise, things change when the carrier is suddenly pursued and overtaken by a mysterious electromagnetic storm. Emerging from the storm, the sailors find themselves cut off from modern civilization -- their communications don't work, their escorts have vanished, and there are no ships or planes on radar. However, they are able to pick up shortwave radio broadcasts that seem to date from WorldWarTwo.

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Warren Lasky (Creator/MartinSheen), an independent observer tasked with evaluating Navy procedures, is an unwelcome guest on the aircraft carrier USS ''Nimitz'', which is departing Pearl Harbor for an otherwise routine cruise. A few days into the cruise, things change when the carrier is suddenly pursued and overtaken by a mysterious electromagnetic storm. Emerging from the storm, the sailors find themselves cut off from modern civilization -- their communications don't work, their escorts have vanished, and there are no ships or planes on radar. However, they are able to pick up shortwave radio broadcasts that seem to date from WorldWarTwo.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
26th Jun '17 1:42:18 PM ixfd64
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* SwirlyEnergyThingy: The time warp.
19th Jun '16 5:13:53 PM HiddenWindshield
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* HostageSituation: Happens when a surviving Japanese pilot overpowers a guard and grabs not one, but -''two''- guns.

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* HostageSituation: Happens when a surviving Japanese pilot overpowers a guard and grabs not one, but -''two''- ''two'' guns.
8th Jun '16 11:37:52 AM Mdumas43073
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15th Apr '16 3:33:10 AM morenohijazo
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* SpyShip: The ''[=USS=] Nimitz'' task force shadowed by a Soviet-flagged "fishing trawler" that isn't doing much fishing.
14th Feb '16 1:40:02 PM DougSMachina
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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway. And for a similar premise with much more wide-reaching effects, see John Birmingham's ''[[Literature/AxisOfTime]]'' novels.

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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway. And for a similar premise with much more wide-reaching effects, see John Birmingham's ''[[Literature/AxisOfTime]]'' ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' novels.
14th Feb '16 1:39:22 PM DougSMachina
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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway.

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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway. \n And for a similar premise with much more wide-reaching effects, see John Birmingham's ''[[Literature/AxisOfTime]]'' novels.
4th Feb '16 11:16:37 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Feb '16 11:14:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SuperiorFirepowerOtherNavalNukes Peace Through Superior Firepower]]: See the entry for the ''Nimitz'' class carriers.
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