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Carrier Release Date and Synopsis

In the middle of the ocean, a thousand miles from nowhere, a floating city rises above the sea. Twenty-four stories high, three football fields long, carrying 5,000 sailors and marines and 85 military aircraft — this is the USS Nimitz. From May to November 2005, a team of documentary filmmakers embedded aboard the USS Nimitz as it deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The result is a raw and honest look at the United States Navy and its role at a critical turning point in this controversial war. With startling intimacy, Carrier follows a core group of subjects as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, family, faith, patriotism, and the rites of passage — all against the extraordinary backdrop of the war in Iraq.

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A character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows a core group of participants from the elite fighter pilots to the youngest sailors as they navigate challenges around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism and the war on terror.

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Great cinematography but too much whiningThis was a good idea. However, the views expressed were typical of today's Navy and our youth in general. For people that have never been in the Navy it will be eye opening. For those of us that have served, and still do, it is somewhat embarrassing. This isn't like going off to college; it is taking part in something bigger than you. It is becoming a Sailor. If you don't want to take orders, do hard work, and become something better than you are right now, then don't join. And please stop whining about how hard it is to be in the Navy. Most of you have it much better than your predecessors..Score: 2/5

It's all what you make it out to be!This gives you a taste of what it is really like. Take it from people that are in the Navy (like me), "The Navy is only what you make it out to be". "Choose your rate, choose your fate". Take it from your favorite IT1(SW/AW) "Pretty Ricki" is what they call me. USS Belleau Wood for LIFE!..Score: 5/5

RIGHT ON THE MARKIf you want to see what life is really like onboard a carrier, this is the one to watch. It shows real sailors with real problems. It shows some of the most amazing highs and some of the worst lows. I have served on a carrier, and have never seen any other show come close to capturing the total spectrum of life as a Sailor. It takes you on a journey with the senior leadership as well as with the most junior airmen, so that you can see an honest representation of how both sides live onboard a carrier..Score: 5/5

Perfect lookThis series gives everybody a chance to see what kind of work we actually do on an aircraft carrier, being on the kitty hawk myself i can relate to these people, cause i go through the same thing almost everyday while we are underway. i really enjoy the series and i think alot of other people will not just military personnel..Score: 5/5

Well done and entertaining!This is a great look into the lives of people working on an aircraft carrier. I find it so interesting to see what they all do and they do a great job of making you interested in the actual characters too.Score: 5/5

A Great DocumentaryI watched the first episode of Carrier on PBS back in April just to see what it was about. What an experience! I found myself becoming attached to all of these men and women who so bravely serve our country. Do yourself a favor and watch Carrier - you will get a true picture of what the military is like, good and bad..Score: 5/5

CarrierWhat a fantastic documentory! a bargain for the price too..Score: 5/5

CarrierThis is a really great show !! I was in the Navy and for someone to honesly show life out at sea it was great !! But on some of the shows they cut right off with no ending and that was disappointing..Score: 5/5

Great!!This is a great season and is tv at its best. My husband is on a different carrier in the US Navy. It was nice to watch this show because it gives military wives and families a great idea of what goes on in a carrier. I highly recomend this!!.Score: 5/5

Fantastic Series!This is really incredible TV, illustrating in high relief the sacrifices that these (mostly) young people make to run the USS Nimitz. All the episodes are worth watching, but "Controlled Chaos" and "Full Circle" really stand out. The first, for showing what life is like while deployed, and the latter for a very truthful view what it is like to come home..Score: 5/5

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Excellent documentary!I just wish there was an HD version..Score: 5/5

Excellent story-tellingThis is an interesting series, with great stories on the individuals lives of sailors and pilots during a stress-filled Middle Eastern voyage (Iraq). Excellent cinematography. Images and sound really capture the grit, drama, excitement and boredom of life aboard an aircraft carrier. High testosterone action balanced by psychological examinations of young crew members coming to terms with their lives, responsibilities and, for some, being reluctant participants in war..Score: 5/5

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Carrier (2008) Series Cast & Crew

Carrier (2008) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Carrier: The characters of season er. all returned for carrier.

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Carrier is an Emmy Award-winning 10-hour documentary television series about a six-month deployment of a United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in 2005 from the United States to the Middle East and back. Carrier is supplemented by a 90-minute companion documentary film called Another Day in Paradise.

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1All Hands (Carrier) recap, spoilers

All Hands

27 April 2008$-1

On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond. Among the men and women who live and work on board are an airman who describes the ship as a small town; a pilot who considers the ship a powerful instrument of diplomacy; a sailor who questions "why we're fighting to defend someone else's freedom when we barely have our own"; a cook who dishes out 15,000 meals a day; and an airman who has just learned that his girlfriend is pregnant. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

2Controlled Chaos (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Controlled Chaos

27 April 2008$-1

The men and women of the USS Nimitz live beneath the runway of a major airport. They sleep on the roof of a nuclear power plant. It's a perilous environment. Their only bulwark against danger and chaos is to bond with their units on board the ship. The "Shooters," who launch the jets, have a "Circle of Trust"; the Ordies (ordnance personnel) pride themselves on being a "mafia"; the F-18 squadrons - the Black Aces, the Hoboes and the Marine Red Devils - are tight fraternities. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

3Super Secrets (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Super Secrets

28 April 2008$-1

The ship's location and itinerary are classified. Details of how the nuclear reactor works are top secret. Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush. Dating and sex aboard ship are strictly forbidden, but according to one sailor, with 5,000 people on board, relationships are "inevitable," resulting in a "don't ask, don't tell" policy that applies to relationships as well as sexual orientation. When the Nimitz pulls into Hong Kong for a four-day port call, a scandal dramatically alters the lives of two sailors. As the ship departs, the crew learns their itinerary has changed. The captain announces that they are heading for Korea, but the crew can't share this information with their families back home … because it's a secret. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

4Squared Away (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Squared Away

28 April 2008$-1

Mentoring and camaraderie are what hold the ship together. But life on deployment is stressful for everyone aboard, and there can be considerable friction between enlisted personnel and their superiors. Port calls allow sailors to blow off steam, but they don't relieve all the pressure. In Guam, a young sailor coming to terms with his upbringing can't play by the rules and is forced out of the Navy. From Guam, the Nimitz sails through the Straits of Malacca, past Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, the last liberty call before the long haul to the Persian Gulf. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

5Show of Force (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Show of Force

29 April 2008$-1

The mission really kicks off when the Nimitz arrives in the Gulf. The conditions are extreme: flight deck personnel endure temperatures hovering around 120 degrees, while the pilots undertake grueling six-hour missions over Iraq. The F-18s are mounted with infrared cameras, enabling them to serve as the "eyes in the sky" to support the troops on the ground. Some of the pilots are frustrated that they're not dropping bombs because, as they describe it, that's what they've been trained to do. The aircraft carrier's role and effectiveness in this particular war are questioned. Meanwhile, the strike group searches for terrorists on small dhows and intercepts cargo ships to search for weapons and bomb-making materials. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

6Groundhog Day (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Groundhog Day

29 April 2008$-1

After two months in the Gulf, one day starts to become indistinguishable from the next. The airwing still hasn't dropped a single bomb, which is frustrating for everyone on board. The only relief comes from a port call in Bahrain, where some sailors relax by the pool, while others visit a mosque and learn about Muslim culture. The Princeton, one of the escort ships in the Nimitz strike group, loses a man overboard; an intense search to find the lost sailor ensues. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

7Rites of Passage (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Rites of Passage

30 April 2008$-1

The last day in the Gulf before the Nimitz heads home. The jets take off, laden with ordnance, and return hours later, still carrying the same bombs. As the Nimitz crosses the equator, the entire ship takes part in the Crossing the Line Ceremony, an ancient maritime ritual. In the middle of flight operations, a storm arises in the South Indian Ocean. The deck pitches violently, turning the already dangerous task of landing on the carrier into a nail-biting, heart-pounding drama. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

8True Believers (Carrier) recap, spoilers

True Believers

30 April 2008$-1

This episode explores the many expressions of faith onboard the USS Nimitz: faith in self, faith in one's shipmates, faith in the mission of the ship and the president's call to arms. The major religious groups on board are Catholic and Protestant, but there also is a coven of Wiccans, as well as a Pentecostal group whose newest member is challenged by the duality of his beliefs and the temptations of liberty as the ship drops anchor in Perth, Australia. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

9Get Home-itis (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Get Home-itis

01 May 2008$-1

A six-month absence places a heavy burden on relationships. The Navy holds seminars to counsel sailors on what to expect when they return home - and how to make the transition smooth. The "Tiger Cruise" ritual allows sailors to invite their family members aboard for the last leg of the deployment. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

11Full Circle (Carrier) recap, spoilers

Full Circle

01 May 2008$-1

As the Nimitz makes its final transit from Hawaii to California, the sailors and Marines on board prepare to return to their homes and families. For those still on board, the "Tiger Cruise" provides a buffer, but there's no such transition for those who fly home early from Hawaii. As the Nimitz returns to her home port of San Diego, sailors and Marines reflect on the deployment and take stock of what they've achieved. Was the mission accomplished? There are tearful, joyful reunions at the pier. This program contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.


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Has Carrier been confirmed? Will there be a carrier?
The countdown to Carrier [2008] Season er Episode 1 begins. An all-new episode of Carrier is soon going to be released.

Carrier start date: When does carrier come back?
Carrier will air on Sunday 27th of April 2008.

How many episodes will be in carrier?
With the season now airing in April 2008. There will be 11 episodes in season er.

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