TV 12 guage first!


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akodo
March 7, 2006, 11:42 PM
I was watching NCIS on and off today while playing on the message boards and doing laundry, etc etc, so I didn't see the whole show BUT....

In the scene when the chase/tracking was getting close to the badguy, the old marine guy didn't give his shotgun the old kachunk, but instead slid the pump back far enough to get a visual on the shell then rechambered it.

Now, I must point out a few problems with this show. First off, teh main guy is supposedly an ex sniper (seems like everyone these days is, even the old guy who travels across wisconson on his riding lawn mower in some hallmark special was a sniper in WW2) yet when tracking a guy who disappears in the woods who is known to be armed with a rifle himself, he grabs a shotgun?

But my main concern in this show is how often this special team is above the US constitution, it is just plain okay for them to pick a lock and investigage without warrent or cause, hold without lawyer, torture, etc etc etc. Really bugs me that for this show, us john q citizens are really john q subjects.

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84B20
March 8, 2006, 01:01 AM
I usually enjoy the show but this episode really was disappointing. The female rangers comments about hunting and being against killing bears was way off base. I just finished reading two of Stephen Herrero's books (Mark of the Grizzly and Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance) and three of James (Gary) Shelton's books (Bear Encounter Survival Guide, Bear Attacks, The Deadly Truth and Bear Attacks II, Myth & Reality) because I'm planning a future trip to Alaska and feel that there was a definite slant away from real world reality towards Hollywood (read that preservationist) idealism.

Now, I'm not a hunter but after the research I've been doing I've come to the conclusion that the only way to prevent more bear attacks on humans is to control the bear population, which according to Shelton is on the rise. I know this was not the point of the show but AKODO's comment as well as the coincidence that I had just finished the last of Shelton's three books as NCIS started prompted me to respond here.

History Nut
March 8, 2006, 02:21 AM
I caught the chamber check too. I was glad to see that finally show up in any show. Too many times we have movies and TV that show our 'skilled experts' loudly chambering rounds, apparantly several times in the same scene sequence. Granted those scenes may have been filmed days apart but there should be someone in the production team called "continuity" that makes sure actors aren't in different clothes or cars between shots. They just never seem to catch the constant chamberings or little things like clicking safeties off of Glocks.:what:

As far as NCIS overall, I enjoy the show. I look at it the same way I regard CSI and CSI:NY. They are good dramas that use NCIS/CSI for a setting but their actions are in no way close to reality. That is the same attitude I had regarding JAG. Although JAG had the added plus of Catherine Bell!:D

After all it is TV. As long as they don't have too many instances of people doing incredibly stupid things (poor writing) to make the plot work, I don't mind. That is why I don't watch CSI:Miami, 24 and LOST. There is just too much stupid writing. Good writing got me watching BONES because it is fun not because it is accurate.

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