Is The Deep
a case of just-in-time art contrived to assist political correctness with women's announced entrée into US-UK submarining, or is it a true science-fiction, 5-episode hit?.
We'll know soon after episode 1: To The Furthest Place, airs tomorrow, 3 August 2010.
Minnie Driver is an exceptionally talented actress and singer
who could easily be any red-blooded sailor's fantasy driver on a real SSN/SSBN/SSGN.
In this mini-series, the fantasy sub (HMS?) Orpheus is on a quest to exploit micro-organisms found in the Arctic region's Lomonosov Ridge for the next generation of bio-fuels. The first crew sent on that mission never returned. Submarines are always silent and strange. 1
Captain Frances Kelly (Minnie Driver) must successfully lead her crew, including Chief Engineer Donnelly, preoccupied by the disappearance of his wife on the previous mission. Also in The Deep
are Sacha Dhawan, Vera Filatova, Antonia Thomas, Orla Brady, Molly Jones, Sinead Cusack, and Shonagh Price.
Of course, the mini-series includes several male actors
, too. At some point disaster may strike. The crew may just be stranded with no power, limited oxygen and no communication with the surface. The general public is largely unaware of what happens on navy subs when power is lost.
Can BBC1 viewers legitimately expect replays of urban-power-outage sex and mayhem aboard Orpheus with all its coed lovelies?1 Submarines are always silent and strange
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