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'The Last Ship' premiere: Eric Dane acts like a movie star in new Michael Bay-produced TV series

Whether its Bad Boys or the Transformers films, Michael Bay seems to have a fascination with cars. However, the new TNT show The Last Ship proves that Bay is as adept at sea as he is on land.

Of course the Eric Dane-led drama based on the William Brinkley novel of the same name is not Bay’s first time executive producing a project on a boat: He was also behind Pearl Harbor and his first TV adventure Black Sails. Dane plays Captain Tom Chandler, a Navy man in charge of a 200+ person crew aboard the U.S.S. Nathan James when a global catastrophe puts the fate of the entire world in his hands. Dane’s character’s name and the name of the boat are the only real similarities in the story between the novel and the TV adaptation, which was a smart move on the parts of showrunners Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace) and Steven Kane (The Closer). The book provides more narrative action, but when your show is being touted as the biggest summer blockbuster not in theaters, audiences are going to expect a little something more. READ FULL STORY

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