USS Topeka (SSN 754) on '24'[Crossposted from Unconsidered Trifles]
Anybody see the two-hour season finale of 24? For you sub vets, what did you think of the opening scenes on board the "Russian" submarine (aka USS Topeka)?
I wasn't bothered by the fact that they played a bit fast and loose with the facts--I was instead (a.) too dorkily nostalgic to see a boat that I didn't mind (b.) very impressed by their creative use of the restricted spaces of the forward compartment (& topside) -- can you imagine trying to film a hit TV show there!?
There's also this nice bit of info:
Some local sailors even collected off-duty pay as extras, Anderson says, and the Hyatt Islandia rented about 150 rooms to the cast and crew.But what about you? Did you like the way they used the boat? Did you see any sailor extras that you recognized?
Above all--did you enjoy the season finale?! This was my first season watching 24--what can you tell me about what to expect next year?