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Offline Destraex

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Patrol Boat TV series - 80s Australian navy
« on: April 30, 2021, 05:33:47 PM »
I just watched the first episode of "Sea Patrol" on our TV station here. Sea Patrol is a newish TV series about the crew of an Australian patrol boat. It ran for 68 episodes from 2007.

Below is the predecessor to that show. Patrol Boat. It ran for 26 episodes from 1979-83. It's going to be interesting seeing how the navy "sees" itself in comparison to today. The big change of course is the addition of a second gender to the navy. This seems to have turned Sea Patrol into a drama that they injected romantic tension. But then you have Patrol Boat from the 80s where the tension is all about getting off the boat and at the nurses.

What I can tell you is that the characters from the newer Sea Patrol seem much more like wet hens than the older series characters.

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