First episode review BBC's "The Deep"
Monday morning M.E. had announced Minnie Driver is Submarine Driver in New BBC TV Series. After the first episode ran last night, Andrew Pettie reviews the opening episode of The Deep, the new five-part submarine thriller starring Minnie Driver.
At the time, we had asked,
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?
Now we have our answer: The series reflects the PC, but totally unscientific underpinnings of climate change propaganda. It shares very little with actual sub crews.
BBC turns out some top-notch programming. Hopefully, this mini-series will eventually resurface as one. Take, for example, the advanced Neon-Ox noble gas mixture being used in the series opener. May we presume it is also inhaled by Royal Navy divers and had already been published in Wikileaks? Nevermind that prolonged inhalation of neon causes nausea, vomiting, and difficulty breathing (per MSDS):
“The Neon-Ox system has just kicked in. From now on we’re breathing a mixture of neon and oxygen,” announced one character to another as they breathed in a mixture of neon and oxygen.Pettie goes on to say:
Despite its clichés and clunkiness, The Deep did boast convincing special effects and made solid use of the claustrophobia that tends to result from piloting small, vulnerable craft into previously unexplored corners of the sea/space.Submarines are always silent and strange.