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 Das Boot....
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 12:47

New series on Sky Atlantic....loved the origional film/series.

I have Virgin so no Sky Atlantic (Submarines on Sky Atlantic - Nice touch!)

Looking at Now Tv & an entertainment pass.

Any advice on a better option would be appreciated?

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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 16:10

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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 19:35

Loved the original, I hear this is a sequel too, not a reboot...

I Hope You're Ok Today....

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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 21:11

Hope it is a sequel. They could never improve on the original, which was stunning.
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 22:07

***SPOILET ALERT*** It is a sequel. It turns out at the end of the first Das Boot the captain didn't actually die, he had merely fainted. Once he recovers he vows revenge and takes control of Hitler's latest V-weapon, Das Uber Sub! The mission is a simple one. Sail up the Thames and destroy the Houses of Parliament while Churchill is delivering one of his trademark rousing speeches. The series may or may not be historically accurate but it promises to be a rollercoaster ride.


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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 23:16

May not be historically accurate is a gross understatement !!!

The original was based on a real type VII U-boat (U-96) and was very accurate in general detail, although not in the eventual fate of the submarine.

Who plays the captain in the new production - Jurgen Prochnow is in his late 70s ?



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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 12:08

Idris Elba plays the captain. The first mate is played by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Natalie Portman plays the chief engineer and also the woman they both love.

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 12:54

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"Idris Elba plays the captain. The first mate is played by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Natalie Portman plays the chief engineer and also the woman they both love."

I don't know what you are on - but it cannae be good for you !!!



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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 13:31

Especially as the Germans didn't let women on subs til 2014... Or thereabouts.
But someone did say its not meant to be historically accurate



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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: richie5401  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 14:29

Really?I had a crackerjack meatball marinara from one in 1997.Unforgettable.

Anyway..not a patch on U571.Jon bon Jovi..what a performance.



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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 15:13

I am of course jesting as I had hoped would have been obvious with my Uber Sub comment. Uber being German for over....

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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 15:15

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richie5401, Mon 4 Feb 14:29

Really?I had a crackerjack meatball marinara from one in 1997.Unforgettable.

Anyway..not a patch on U571.Jon bon Jovi..what a performance.


An abomination of a movie ๐Ÿ™„



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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 15:25

"I am of course jesting as I had hoped would have been obvious with my Uber Sub comment. Uber being German for over...."

Way too subtle for a hick from the sticks like me !!!

I though Uber was a taxi outfit !!!

As a film U-571 is best forgotten - the real submarine was sunk by a Sunderland flying boat of the Royal Australian Airforce in January 1944 west of Ireland.
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 19:29

The boat in the sequel is identified as U-612, which will puzzle any anoraks like me who are into historical accuracy.

The real U-612 sank after a collision with another German submarine in August 1942 during a training cruise in the Baltic, subsequently salvaged and used only for training missions until the end of the war when it was scuttled to avoid capture by the advancing Red Army.

So how it became stationed at La Pallice submarine pens on the French atlantic coast will be interesting.
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Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 19:39

I've watched the first few episodes after reading this thread. I'm not that clued up on the history of U-boats as vee but as a show I'm enjoying it. My memory of das boot was a dance remix in the early 90's that I played constantly for months.
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 19:44

Unfortunately I'm also a bit of a historical stickler and I agree with VEE.
They could at least have done a bit of research and used a U-boat number that didn't exist.
To expand on VEEs post....
German submarine U-612 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II. She was ordered on 15 August 1940 and laid down at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, on 21 April 1941. She was launched on 9 January 1942 and commissioned 5 March 1942 Oberleutnant zur See Paul Siegmann was her first commanding officer. He was joined in May 1942 by Herbert Werner, author of the book โ€œIron Coffinsโ€, as First Officer.
While still on trials in the Baltic U-612 was sunk in collision with U-444 on 6 August 1942. She was later salvaged and served as a training boat until the end of the war, when she was scuttled on 2 May 1945.



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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 22:33

"They could at least have done a bit of research and used a U-boat number that didn't exist."

Exactly - the same for U-571,it would have been easy to use a fictitious number, there were several unassigned.
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 22:56

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allparone, Sun 10 Feb 19:39

I've watched the first few episodes after reading this thread. I'm not that clued up on the history of U-boats as vee but as a show I'm enjoying it. My memory of das boot was a dance remix in the early 90's that I played constantly for months.


https://youtu.be/MlwqOVnXuc4

Fairly sure the vocal sample was created on an Amiga 500.
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 23:15

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londonparsfan, Sun 10 Feb 22:56

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allparone, Sun 10 Feb 19:39

I've watched the first few episodes after reading this thread. I'm not that clued up on the history of U-boats as vee but as a show I'm enjoying it. My memory of das boot was a dance remix in the early 90's that I played constantly for months.


https://youtu.be/MlwqOVnXuc4

Fairly sure the vocal sample was created on an Amiga 500.


Ha, it might well have been. A mate of mine gave me a USB turntable a few years back so I could convert all my records to digital. I found two copies of this track in amongst them but I can only remember buying one. That didn't baffle me as much as finding magazines that you used to find in hedges in amongst them as well though.lol
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 23:44

A mate of mine borrowed pretty much my entire record collection and never gave me it back. It's probably worth a fair wedge now as there were quite a few white labels in there so I'm pretty gutted.
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 23:45

Oh and bonus on the "reading" material ๐Ÿ˜‚
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 Re: Das Boot....
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 11 Feb 09:06

We were in La Rochelle on a cruise a few years ago - I enquired about visiting the u-boat pens at La Pallice which are closeby.

No joy, still a restricted area under the control of the French navy.

La Rochelle wasn't liberated until May 1945 (see link below) and there remains an anti German attitude amongst the elderly. The local authorities understand such sensitivities and will not allow the pens to become a tourist attraction. I suspect that will change with the passing of time.

They are used for film production - Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and the original Das Boot, for example.

The other former complexes at Nazaire, Lorient and Bordeaux are open to the public.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_siege_of_La_Rochelle



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