Skip to comments.Whale Wars Live Thread (Season 3, Episode 8)
Posted on 07/30/2010 4:03:52 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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|SLICED IN TWO
Friday, July 30, 7PM e/p
At the bottom of the world, a collision has just devastated one of the Sea Shepherds' vessels. The crew on the other vessel stand helpless on their deck, watching in horror as the Japanese vessel barrels through the Sea Shepherds' prized speedboat.
|Deeper Dive: Witnessing the Collision||Video: The Crash That Made Headlines|
|Video: Collision Sparks Media Frenzy||Deleted: Irwin Crew Reacts to Crash|
|Video: A Life Destroyed||Deleted: Salvaging the Ady Gil|
|REVENGE IS MINE
Friday, July 30, 8PM e/p
In the aftermath of the devastating loss of their stealth vessel, the Sea Shepherds have returned to the campaign with renewed passion and intensity. Now the two remaining ships are back on the hunt for the Japanese fleet.
|READY TO SNAP
Premiering Friday, July 30, 9PM e/p
With low oil and drinking water, and a damaged helicopter, the Sea Shepherds' hunt for the Japanese whaling fleet has been brought to a halt. While on their way back to port, the radar shows two colossal storms that they can't avoid.
The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin arrived in Port Hercule in Monaco on July 20th for a three day visit before proceeding on to Barcelona, the final stop in the Mediterranean campaign before the ship returns to Australia for final preparations for Operation No Compromise our return to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to defend the whales from illegal Japanese whaling operations.
The last time a Sea Shepherd ship visited Monaco was in 1997 when the Sea Shepherd III was a guest of Prince Rainer on the occasion that Monaco hosted the 1997 International Whaling Commission meeting. Monaco has been a very strong base of support for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for over 12 years.
Im picturing a couple of hippies sitting down at a blackjack table next to an Arab sheik and a Russian oil billionaire. Things would probably start going south when they order a couple of veggie burgers and light beers. I would recommend not trying to hit up anyone at the table for a donation.
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Billy Corgan, the emo version of Hannah Montana.
When I lived in California in the 70’s, there was one particularly slow, irritating VW microbus that I always ended up behind. It’s bumper was adorned with a “Save the Whales” sticker.
I was finally able to enhance the scene by adding a sticker which read: “Whale Meat - 10 cents/lb.”
A small but satisfying early victory in the whale wars.....
In a beautiful picture of irony I watched their interview with Larry King while eating in a Japanese restaurant. My wife who does not know that the whaling fleet is from Japan could not figure out why I was snickering to myself.
One of the best bumper stickers ever;
NUKE A GAY WHALE FOR CHRIST !
I watched about 5 minutes of this series before I turned it off. I hope these tree huggers get everything that’s coming to them.
My son got me hooked on this show and I have to admit I have mixed feelings on it. I have no desire or need for whale meat and support restrictions on whaling.
However, the lunatics on the Sea Shepard go way beyond the norms of acceptable behavior. So far my favorite parts have been:
1) The sinking of the Addy Gil
2) When one of the guys on the "Bob Barker" described the females as looking like Hamsters, but after a week or two at sea suddenly hamster's become acceptable.
3) When the twerpy dutch-man (Black Hair scraggly beard), was telling the Japanese vessel about "International law requires....". Blow it out your A** chump, you're lucky the Japanese didn't turn around and aim for your butt.
When one of the guys on the "Bob Barker" described the females as looking like Hamsters,
Actually, it's worse. It was a guy on the Ady Gil and he said they start to smell like hampsters after a few weeks.
I also forgot to mention the wedding on the iceberg. Now not that would be my cup of tea, but for them that was pretty cool and very unique.
“I watched about 5 minutes of this series before I turned it off. “
Well, you missed the best part then. Using a small boat, to play chicken with a ship in arctic waters is purely Darwinian. With a group of knuckleheads involved, you know what the outcome is going to be, but you can’t take your eyes off of it. After they are basically destroyed, the first thing that comes to your mind is, “These people are idiots. They certainly got what they deserved”.
Watch the reruns. It is something your kids can learn from.
Whoo Hoo!!! Tonight I get to watch in real time!!!
Lesson 1: VERY IMPORTANT!! Don't be in an inflatable boat being launched by volunteer hippie non sailors at 15+ knots. This lesson gets reinforced several times a season.
Jim Taggart (played by the fantastic Matt Frewer of "Max Headroom" fame)
I had to watch last week’s episode on rerun. No cable in the tent last Friday night.
It was 95 degrees at bed time. There was not much sleeping either.
I don’t know the show Eureka, but the other show you mentioned is deservedly only good for 80’s trivia night.
Looks like the guy who kept on saying, My life for you.
OMG, you are missing a treat! It is on SyFy and is about a town that has super-duper geniuses who are pushing the edge of science -- basically light years ahead of what we are using now but what could be used any day. The main character is an average Joe who is more clever than the rest of the town is are smart and spends every episode saving the town from the latest invention which will destroy the world/solar system/universe/etc.
It is funny (extremely at times), yet serious (extremely at times) -- one of the best shows ever.
And the main characters are all extremely good looking ;)
Icebergs are cool. I became a Bluenose back in 1992.
They claim to have saved hundreds of whales despite almost zero contact with the fleet for most of the season.
I haven’t seen anything effective from them the last two seasons IMO.
Matt Frewer was in The Stand. He also did a ton of voice stuff for Disney including being in Aladdin and Hercules.
White House math. “Whales created or saved.”
>>I just checked on Amazon and Max Headroom is coming out on DVD on August 10th. Woohoo!<<
GOTTA get it.
20 minutes until the Ponytailed Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight.
I suspect their “Revenge” will backfire like everything else they do.
Paul Watson ain’t no Khan Noonien Singh.
>>White House math. Whales created or saved.<<
Another OMG moment — I am LOL here!
I think they are well meaning idiots.
Strike that, make that well meaning ineffective idiots.
Didn't they claim the captain got shot and saved by a badge under the vest like some old western movie last year?
I can't imagine how bad they all smell. I think that is the real reason behind the Japanese water canons? SHOWER...
"Okay, by a show of hands, who wants to go board a whale ship full of Japanese sailors and try to arrest their captain? Okay, Dave, Mike, Susie, Ed, Nigel, Ian, Roger, Tom, Ellen, Teresa, Cara, Tiffany... Anyone else? [Looking in Bethune's general direction]
And then the guy has the gall to come out and say that five months in a Japanese slammer is worth it if it saves a couple of whales.
Next time put your own fat ass on the line, Watson, instead of taking advantage of a guy who at least has some bushido about him.
I am on the side of the Whales, but I have met several of the crew on the Sea Shepherd and I can tell you, they are all arrogant jerks.
I would like to be placed on your ping list.... in hopes of being in on the happy talk after these drooling fools are finally sunk.
To be fair, Bethune was all for trying to board the Japanese ship and Watson was not on the same ship where this was being planned. However, you are correct about him being a manipulator and showman. He has raised millions of dollars and gotten international acclaim. He talked Discovery into this show. But he is by no means a commander. He repeatedly shows that he is completely unable to make decisions when the heat is on.
Yes, exactly - once it was suggested by that Hammarstadt character and all the other hippies started acting like it was a good idea. I think it was a setup that took Bethune's irrational propensity for fearlessness into account and appealed to his masculinity and his pride, what with it being his boat that was sunk.
It was a convenient way to get rid of him. Can't have anyone showing up "Admiral" Watson, y'know... :)
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You’ve been added. Welcome aboard. I like whales, but I’m not against whaling. I look at whales as a natural resource that should be managed wisely much like deer, trees and oil.
Hippies, however, are not a natural resource. They are like black mold. They devalue anything they touch. Except black mold isn’t stupid enough to get itself killed.
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We’ve been discussing it for weeks. Someone will get killed in one of their inflatables. They are incompetent. This is about the fourth injury.
I like whales, but loathe arrogant self-righteous snots!
I called it the Failed Pirate Show.
Dorks just toasted the prop on one of the go fast boats..
OK, so where is the “revenge?”
So far our intrepid fleet has done nothing but limp around.
There isn’t even any drama this week. Except Matt Frewer getting booted...
And an OMG moment — a dude with a seasickness patch as a crewmember! It doesn’t get any better (or does it?)
I would love to be added to the list. This is the best comedy show on television!
As a former Navy Machinist Mate I just had convultions watching the massed ignorance displayed as they just trashed two $100,000 boats. It’s very conflicting. I expect them to fail. It doesn’t hurt my feelings if some Hollywood moron has to pony up a few more G’s to fix their stupidity. But it really pains me to see nice machines like those handled by people I wouldn’t trust with a remote controlled car from WalMart.
For next week’s thread I might try and list all the stuff they’ve broken so far this season. And it looks like they get into another collision next week.
We laugh at the show every time but can’t figure out if the Animal Planet wants to audience to laugh or to have sympathy for these schmucks.
They haven’t done anything about saving whales, all they do is bump into each other. All the while losing millions of dollars in equipment.
We are still laughing about tonights program.
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