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[Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E09 & S01E10 "Burning Platform" & "Golden Parachute" (Season Finale) [Episode Discussion]

2017.01.26 03:46 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E09 & S01E10 "Burning Platform" & "Golden Parachute" (Season Finale) [Episode Discussion]

Air date: 2017-01-25
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60HWscOvjAU
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Episode title: "Burning Platform"
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: Molly Nussbaum & Aiyana White
Directed by: David J. Frazee
Episode title: "Golden Parachute" (Season Finale)
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: Alex Pastor & David Pastor
Directed by: Kelly Makin
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
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2017.01.25 23:03 Prax150 '24: Legacy' Pre-Premiere Discussion Series: '24' Season 3

With the premiere of '24: Legacy' fast approaching, it seems fitting to get primed for what's to come with discussion threads from the show's past. Discuss season 4 below in anticipation!
Previous Discussions:
Note: These discussion threads may contain spoilers for all seasons of 24. Tagging spoilers for the current season being discussed is not required.
Also known as Day 4, 24's third season debuted in January 2005, beginning at 7 AM. Set eighteen months after season 3, Jack has moved on from CTU, now working for Secretary of Defense James Heller (and dating his daughter Audrey). He gets caught up with them again when Secretary Heller is the target of a terrorist, Habib Marwan. Marwan's plan turns out to be elaborate and multi-faceted, involving the meltdown of nuclear facilities, shooting down Air Force One and stealing the Nuclear Football.
Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida
Kim Raver as Audrey Raines
William Devane as Secretary of Defense James Heller
Alberta Watson as Erin Driscoll
Roger Cross as Curtis Manning
Reiko Aylesworth as Michelle Dessler
Lana Parrilla as Sarah Gavin
Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brien
Louis Lombardi as Edgar Stiles
Arnold Vosloo as Habib Marwan
Notable Guest Stars: Dennis Haysbert (President David Palmer), Geoff Pierson (President John Keeler), Gregory Itzin (President Charles Logan), Jude Ciccolella (Mike Novick), James Morrison (Bill Buchanan), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Dina Araz), Jonathan Ahdout (Behrooz Araz), Nestor Serrano (Navi Araz), James Frain (Paul Raines), Logan Marshall-Green (Richard Heller), Aisha Tyler (Marianne Taylor), Mia Kirshner (Mandy), Tzi Ma (Cheng Zhi), Glenn Morshower (Aaron Pierce)
Feel free to discuss this season any way you wish, but here are some general questions to help the discussion:
1) Besides Jack, who are your favourite and least favourite characters from this season?
2) What is the best subplot from this season? The worst?
3) What is the best twist? Best moment? Worst moment?
4) What is the best episode/hour from this season?
5) How does this season rank for you among all seasons of 24?
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2017.01.19 03:46 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E08 "Operational Realignment" [Episode Discussion]

Episode title: "Operational Realignment"
Air date: 2017-01-18
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7rgBzyfjDE
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: TBA
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
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2017.01.12 03:46 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E07 "Executables" [Episode Discussion]

Episode title: "Executables"
Air date: 2017-01-11
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQOFTXrwO1k
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: TBA
Directed by: Darnell Martin
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
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2017.01.05 03:47 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E06 "Sweating the Assets" [Episode Discussion]

Episode title: "Sweating the Assets"
Air date: 2017-01-04
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VtAuw_UQCA
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: Allison Moore
Directed by: Nick Gomez
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
Reminder: Please do not reveal any plot points which haven't appeared in the TV series yet. Try not to confirm or deny any theories using future information, minor spoilers are generally ok but should be tagged accordingly. Failing to comply with the rules may result in your comment being removed.
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2016.12.29 03:46 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E05 "Profit and Loss" [Episode Discussion]

Episode title: "Profit and Loss"
Air date: 2016-12-28
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7hNvC7DJ3U
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Story by : Mike Batistick
Teleplay by : Joshua Hale Fialkov & Aiyana White
Directed by: Daniel Stamm
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
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2016.12.22 03:46 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E04 "Cost Containment" [Episode Discussion]

Episode title: "Cost Containment"
Air date: 2016-12-21
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeLBl-tG_SE
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: Chris Downey
Directed by: David Grossman
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
Reminder: Please do not reveal any plot points which haven't appeared in the TV series yet. Try not to confirm or deny any theories using future information, minor spoilers are generally ok but should be tagged accordingly. Failing to comply with the rules may result in your comment being removed.
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2016.12.15 03:46 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E03 "Human Resources" [Episode Discussion]

Episode title: "Human Resources"
Air date: 2016-12-14
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY2D1JuyC08
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: Alex Pastor & David Pastor
Directed by: Alex Pastor & David Pastor
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
Reminder: Please do not reveal any plot points which haven't appeared in the TV series yet. Try not to confirm or deny any theories using future information, minor spoilers are generally ok but should be tagged accordingly. Failing to comply with the rules may result in your comment being removed.
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2016.12.08 03:45 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E02 "Downsizing" [Episode Discussion]

Episode title: "Downsizing"
Air date: 2016-12-07
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vSoGTfr0S0
Syfy: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated
Synopsis:
Spoiler
Written by: Ted Humphrey
Directed by: Jeff Woolnough
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
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2016.12.01 03:47 NicholasCajun Incorporated - Series Premiere Discussion

Premise: In a future where corporations run the world, Ben Larson (Sean Teale) created a new identity and life at the SPIGA Biotech to locate and save Elena (Denyse Tontz), the woman he loves, who sold herself to servitude to pay for her family's debts.
Subreddits: Network: Premiere date: Airing: Metacritic:
/Incorporated SyFy November 30th, 2016 10:00 PM ET 62/100
Cast:
Links:
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2016.11.16 11:25 TheLantean [Spoilers] Incorporated - S01E01 "Vertical Mobility" [Episode Discussion] (Advanced Screening)

Episode title: "Vertical Mobility" (Season 1 Premiere)
Air date: 2016-11-16 (advanced screening, TV air date: 2016-11-30)
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nv1m1FZuGY
Where to watch (legally): See the sidebar
Synopsis:
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Written by: Alex Pastor & David Pastor
Directed by: Alex Pastor & David Pastor
Other episodes:
Episode Title Reddit Link
Episode 1 "Vertical Mobility" Link
Episode 2 "Downsizing" Link
Episode 3 "Human Resources" Link
Episode 4 "Cost Containment" Link
Episode 5 "Profit and Loss" Link
Episode 6 "Sweating the Assets" Link
Episode 7 "Executables" Link
Episode 8 "Operational Realignment" Link
Episode 9 "Burning Platform" Link
Episode 10 "Golden Parachute" Link
All Episodes Link
Main cast:
  • Sean Teale as Ben Larson
  • Allison Miller as Laura Larson
  • Eddie Ramos as Theo
  • Julia Ormond as Elizabeth Krauss
  • Dennis Haysbert as Julian Morse
  • David Hewlett as Chad
  • Ian Tracey as Terrence
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2016.03.12 12:40 boriz89 Omar Epps Quincy McCall 22 Crenshaw High School Basketball Jersey Love and Basketball

Love & Basketball From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Love & Basketball LBmoviePoster.jpg Theatrical release poster Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood Produced by Andrew Z. Davis Cynthia Guidry Spike Lee Jay Stern Sam Kitt Written by Gina Prince-Bythewood Starring Sanaa Lathan Omar Epps Dennis Haysbert Debbi Morgan Alfre Woodard Music by Terence Blanchard Cinematography Reynaldo Villalobos Edited by Terilyn A. Shropshire Production company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Distributed by New Line Cinema Release dates April 21, 2000 Running time 124 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $20 million Box office $27,728,118 Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. The film tells the story of Quincy McCall (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan), two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who are pursuing their basketball careers before eventually falling for each other. The film was produced by 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, and marks the directing debut of screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Plot[edit] Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) have wanted to be professional basketball stars since they were kids. Monica wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, and wear Magic Johnson's number: 32, and Quincy wanted to be like his father and play for the Clippers. However, Monica has to work hard to establish herself, while Quincy was born with natural star potential. As the two struggle to reach their goals of playing professionally, they must also deal with their emotions for each other. The film spans roughly thirteen years of friendship between childhood sweethearts Monica Wright and Quincy McCall. Monica and her family moved to Los Angeles in 1981 from Atlanta, Georgia, and quickly became acquainted with their new neighbors the McCalls, a wealthy family due to the success of Quincy's father Zeke, the star shooting guard for the San Diego Clippers. Quincy and Monica are drawn to each other instantly, sharing a love of the game basketball. Quincy is shocked that a girl could ever love basketball as much as he did, and he is even more shocked when Monica plays so well. Although their first interaction results in Quincy angrily knocking her down during game point and accidentally scarring her face, they share their first kiss on the first day of school and end the "first quarter" of the story fighting in the grass. The second quarter of the story begins in 1988, when both Monica and Quincy are the respective leaders of their high school teams. Scouts have taken clear notice of Quincy, who many see as one of the top prospects in the country. His popularity was not just evident on the court as he is extremely popular with the other students and could have any girl in school that he wanted, but he is still good friends and neighbors with Monica. Monica, on the other hand struggles with her fiery emotions on the court, which often resulted in technical fouls at critical moments of games, getting benched, and eventually pushing away many potential scouting opportunities due to her lack of control. Aside from her emotions on the court, she also struggles with the emotions she secretly still harbors for Quincy and struggles to express them as he is always surrounded by other girls. Monica also has problems with her mother Camille, a stay at home wife and mother; ever since she was a little girl Monica has been pressured by Camille to give up basketball and "act like a lady", to the point that Camille would force her to wear dresses and skirts against her will. This has continued into her high school years, with Camille still complaining that Monica is too much of a "tomboy" and needs to learn to be more feminine, which leaves Monica feeling hurt and resentful of her mother for not accepting her for who she is and refuses to embrace the domestic "house wife" work that her mother seems to enjoy so much. Through soul searching throughout the season, Monica learns to control her emotions and leads her team to the state championship game, but came up short leading them to a victory. She begins to recover from the loss with the help of her older sister Lena, who gives her a makeover and even finds a college friend to take her to her spring dance. With nothing more than a new hair style and a dress, Monica shows up to the spring dance looking as beautiful as ever. Despite having a date of his own, Quincy notices her and immediately walks over to her to compliment her new appearance but doesn't hesitate to comment on her date. They both show jealousy towards each others' dates and part ways. Later that night, they both speak outside her window and reveal to each other how their dates didn't meet their needs. She also lets him know that she has a letter from USC and insists on him to open it. After the letter reveals that she has been accepted, he finally vocalized that USC was also his choice. As they move in to congratulate each other with a hug, Monica mistakes the gesture as a kiss and that leads to them finally acting on their feelings for one another by making love to each other. It was Monica's first time. The third quarter of the story follows Quincy and Monica to their freshman year at USC in 1988-89, where they are managing themselves as athletes, students, and a couple. Again, the same problems seem to present themselves, this time on a bigger stage. While Quincy finds instant success on the court, as well as more and more female admirers, Monica struggles for playing time, being the backup to USC's senior guard, Sidra Oneal. To make matters worse, she falls on the bad side of the head coach, Ellie Davis. Her relationship with Quincy becomes more and more strained as Quincy struggles to deal with the media attention surrounding his father, who is trying to convince Quincy to finish college before going pro, and a paternity suit against him from a former lover. Quincy feels betrayed by his father for lying to him and threatens to leave school for the NBA early, despite his father begging him not to sacrifice his education just to spite him. When Monica finally earns the starting point guard spot at the end of the season, Quincy can't be happy for her because he blames her for not being there for him when he was having problems with his father. Monica is hurt deeply by Quincy, and the two go their separate ways. The fourth quarter of the story follows the characters through the early 1990s, a few years before the establishment of the WNBA, Monica's prospects for professional basketball lie exclusively in the IWBA, the International Women's Basketball Association, while Quincy steps into the pros at home. Monica settles into her new life in Barcelona, where she struggles to cope with the everyday grind of playing overseas away from family and friends. She misses home, but can't imagine a life that didn't include basketball. She tries to adapt to her surroundings as a local sports celebrity and the focal point of the team's offense. She leads her team to a dominant victory in the championship game at the end of the season. Despite all her personal success, she starts to realize her love for basketball isn't the same as it was before. Having left USC after his freshman season, Quincy is now in his fifth year in the pros, trying to find a role with his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers. The moment he finally finds some playing time, he injures himself landing awkwardly after a slam-dunk, and tearing his ACL. His family rushes to the hospital to be with him, but his now divorced parents still have bad blood when they see each other. Monica hears about Quincy's injury, and flies home to see him. Monica goes to the hospital to visit Quincy, and is stunned to hear of Quincy's engagement and to meet his fiancée (Tyra Banks). After her meeting with Quincy, Monica soon realizes that her feelings for him still exist. Monica also clashes with her mother Camille again over old resentments, causing Camille to remark that she had to give up her own dreams after having children and resenting Monica for not appreciating the sacrifices she made for her family, with Monica countering that Camille never made her feel loved or accepted because she kept trying to force her to give up her goals for a stereotypical "woman's role" in life that she didn't want. Over the next few months, Quincy undergoes rehabilitation while the day of his wedding draws closer. By this time, Monica has decided to give up basketball and work at a bank with her dad. When questioned by Quincy she states that it was no longer fun for her, Quincy does not understand, stating he never knew anyone who loved basketball as much as she did. After seeing how truly unhappy her daughter is without basketball or Quincy in her life, Camille finally relents and encourages Monica to fight for her dreams and the man she loves. Quincy and Monica meet up, this time as friends, and reminisce over their shared past. At this point, Quincy has recovered from his injury, and Monica finally steps up with an ultimatum. She challenges him to one final game on the court- but this time the stakes are higher: if he loses, he calls off the wedding and chooses Monica; if not, he marries his fiancée. Her reasoning is that the if he loses it would be because he let her win which would mean that deep down he really doesn't want to get married because he still loves her. Quincy agrees and beats her in the game, but can no longer be apart from Monica and chooses her. The phrase "double or nothing" brings a whole new meaning to the game. The film fast-forwards 2–3 years later in 1998. Monica has finally gone pro in the WNBA, which was created by the NBA in 1996. The movie ends with Quincy helping their baby daughter cheer on Monica during her game where the back of her jersey is seen with the name "Wright-McCall", showing that Monica and Quincy got married. Cast[edit]
Sanaa Lathan (left) and Omar Epps (right) are the two main characters of the film. Cast and crew adapted from AllRovi.[1] Sanaa Lathan as Monica Wright Omar Epps as Quincy McCall Alfre Woodard as Camille Wright Dennis Haysbert as Zeke McCall, Quincy's father Debbi Morgan as Mona McCall, Quincy's mother Harry J. Lenix as Nathan Wright Kyla Pratt as Young Monica Glenndon Chatman as Young Quincy Boris Kodjoe as Jason Gabrielle Union as Shawnee Monica Calhoun as Kerry Regina Hall as Lena Wright Christine Dunford as Coach Davis Tyra Banks as Kyra Production[edit] From August 1999 to October 1999 [icon] This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (January 2013) Soundtrack[edit] Main article: Love & Basketball (soundtrack) Love & Basketball is the soundtrack to the film, released April 18, 2000, on Overbrook Entertainment and New Line Records.[2] Production for the album came from several recording artists, including Raphael Saadiq, Angie Stone, Zapp, and Steve "Silk" Hurley.[3] In the US, the album peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200 and number 15 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[4] Stacia Proefrock of Allmusic gave the album a three-of-five star review, saying "Songs like MeShell Ndege'ocello's 'Fool of Me' help punctuate this story of childhood friends who love each other almost as much as they love the game of basketball. Other highlights of the soundtrack include songs from MC Lyte, Al Green, and Rufus."[5] Release[edit] Love & Basketball was released in the United States on April 21, 2000.[6] Reception[edit] Reviews[edit] Love & Basketball received generally favorable reviews from film critics.[7] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 70, based on 28 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable".[7] At Rotten Tomatoes, which is similar to Metacritic, the film received an aggregated score of 82%, based on 87 reviews stating, "Confident directing and acting deliver an insightful look at young athletes."[8] Film reviewer Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave Love & Basketball an A- review.[9] She enjoyed how the film portrayed women's sports in general and says "The speed and wiliness of the game itself ensure that movies about men who shoot hoops are exciting, but the novelty of watching women bring their own physical grace to the contest is a turn-on."[9] Schwarzbaum also appreciated Prince-Bythewood's directing skills, claiming "[She] is also vigilant and honest about the hard sacrifices made in pursuit of sexual equality. And for that, she scores big in her first pro game."[9] Rachel Deahl of AllRovi gave the film 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her review she complimented Epps and Lathan on their performances, and said, "Love & Basketball serves as a somber reminder of how few films exist (much less love stories, much less ones that focus on the female perspective) about multi-dimensional African-American characters outside the ghetto."[6] Film critic Desson Howe of The Washington Post's Entertainment Guide wrote, "Love and Basketball had moments of such tenderness and sophistication, complimented [sic] by such romantic dreaminess between lead performers Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. First-time filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood's film joins such films as The Best Man and The Wood, which look for the class, not the crass, in African American life." Howe gave the film a favorable review.[10] New York Post film critic Jonathan Foreman gave the film a mixed review; he appreciated how the film "effectively conveys the excitement of basketball from a player's point of view", but says it's filled with fake-sounding dialogue you only find in the cheesiest TV movies."[11] Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, says "The film is not as taut as it could have been, but I prefer its emotional perception to the pumped-up sports clichés I was sort of expecting. It's about the pressures of being a star athlete; the whole life, not the game highlights. I'm not sure I quite believe the final shot, though. I think the girl suits up for the sequel." Ebert gave the film three out of four stars.[12] Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Observer gave the film a negative review, saying, "[it] is a film built upon transitions so weak and obvious it's astonishing the entire thing doesn't collapse on itself. You want to root for it, as you would any rookie underdog, but it offers nothing to cheer for."[13] He also elaborates on the acting, stating "Omar Epps possesses a chiseled body and a blank stare [...] Lathan is only slightly better, but she's stuck in a hollow role."[13] Box office[edit] Love & Basketball was released in North America on April 21, 2000 to 1,237 theaters.[14] It grossed $3,176,000 its first day and ending its North American weekend with $8,139,180, which was the second-highest grossing movie of the April 21–23, 2000 weekend, only behind U-571.[15] Love & Basketball grossed $27,459,615 in the United States, which is ninth all-time for a basketball film and thirty-seventh all-time for a sports drama.[14] The film grossed $27,728,118 worldwide; $268,503 (1%) was grossed outside of the United States.[14] Awards[edit] BET Awards Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result 2001 Sanaa Lathan Best Actress Won[16] Black Reel Awards Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result 2001 Love & Basketball Best Film Won[17] Love & Basketball Best Film Poster Won[17] Love & Basketball Best Soundtrack Won[17] Sanaa Lathan Theatrical – Best Actress Won[17] Gina Prince-Bythewood Theatrical – Best Director Won[17] "Fool of Me" (Meshell Ndegeocello) Best Song Won[17] Humanitas Prize Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result 2000 Love & Basketball Sundance Film Category Won[18] Independent Spirit Awards Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result 2000 Gina Prince-Bythewood Best First Screenplay Won[19] Key Art Awards Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result 2001 D. Stevens Best Drama Poster Won[16] NAACP Image Award Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result 2001 Sanaa Lathan Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Won[20] Alfre Woodard Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Won[20] References[edit] General Prince-Bythewood, Gina (Director) (2000). Love & Basketball (DVD). Los Angeles, CA: New Line Cinema. Specific Jump up ^ "Love & Basketball – Cast and Crew". AllRovi. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 28, 2012. Jump up ^ "Love & Basketball (Soundtrack) – Original Soundtrack > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2012. Jump up ^ "Love & Basketball (Soundtrack) – Original Soundtrack > Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2012. Jump up ^ "Love & Basketball (Soundtrack) – Original Soundtrack > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 28, 2012. Jump up ^ Proefrock, Stacia. "Love & Basketball (Soundtrack) – Original Soundtrack > Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b Deahl, Rachel. "Love & Basketball – Review". AllRovi. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 28, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b "Love & Basketball Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 27, 2012. Jump up ^ "Love and Basketball". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved January 27, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b c Schwarzbaum, Lisa (April 28, 2000). "Movie Review: Love * Basketball (2000)". Entertainment Weekly. CNN. Retrieved February 2, 2012. Jump up ^ Howe, Desson (April 21, 2000). "'Love and Basketball': A Winning Team". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 27, 2012. Jump up ^ Foreman, Jonathan. "It Shoots, It Misses". New York Post. Archived from the original on December 10, 2000. Jump up ^ Ebert, Roger (April 21, 2000). "Love & Basketball". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 27, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b Wilonsky, Robert. "Foul Shots: All's So-so in the Off-the-mark Hoop Drama Love & Basketball". Dallas Observer. Archived from the original on February 23, 2001. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Love & Basketball (2000)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved October 18, 2008. Jump up ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for April 21–23, 2000". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved January 27, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b "Love and Basketball (2000) – Awards". IMDb. Retrieved January 25, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f "Black Reel Awards (2001)". IMDb. Retrieved January 25, 2012. Jump up ^ "Past Winners: Sundance Winners". Humanitas Prize. Retrieved February 5, 2012. Jump up ^ "Love & Basketball > Awards". AllRovi. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 25, 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b "2001 NAACP Image Awards". Infoplease. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 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2015.02.06 03:57 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am Rainn Wilson, star of Backstrom on FOX, actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, ass-kicker. AMA.

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What do you hope to accomplish in the next few years? Hopefully Backstrom gets enough viewers to continue for several more years. I'm also writing a book that will come out this fall or next spring. Very excited for people to read a comedic take on my life's story. I look forward to raising my son through his difficult teenage years. And to challenge myself to seek an ever deeper spiritual evolution. Also, my wife and I have an educational initiative non-profit in Haiti called LIDE that is super cool. We go down there a ton. We want to reach even more girls with our arts and literacy programs.
How does it feel to work with Page Kennedy and the rest of the excellent cast of Backstrom? Honestly, Page Kennedy is one of the best and funnest actors to work with. He can do outlandish comedy and really dark drama. He's the real deal. A great heart and super smart. What an assett to the show he is.
The whole cast is amazing. Truly. Dennis Haysbert is one of America's finest actors and this ensemble is one you'll (hopefully) fall in love with.
Backstrom is on in 40 minutes on the east coast!!! Hit it guys! (or at least hit your DVRs.
Are you planning to do anymore films like Super? SUPER is the best and most fantastic movie I've ever done. Now that people are seeing it and loving it, it lives on as a cult classic (not to mention the incredible career of James Gunn) - I would love to do more cool, edgy indies that really try and go for something original. Hesher was another great indie i did. ANd Cooties and The Boy are coming out this year. They're both super cool and really GO FOR IT.
How fun is it being the lead role on BACKSTROM? It's HARD being the lead role. Have a new respect for Steve Carell. So much pressure - so many more lines. Long long hours and the intenstiy of having to drive all the scenes. But BACKSTROM is a truly great role. Very complex. Hard to define. SO many colors and textures - from self-hatred to addiction to traumatic wounds to a Sherlock-esque brilliance. ITs a role any actor would jump at.
What was it like working with Elijah Wood in "Cooties"? Elijah is literally the nicest person I've ever worked with. He is so kind its kind of weird. Smart and cool and tiny.
The movie is SUPER DUPER FUN. you Redditors are going to totally dig it.
It's like Sean of the Dead. It scares you occasionally through the laughter.
I play a gym coach with a big truck and handlebar moustache.
Rainn, what was the best movie you saw last year? Boyhood. It's long and slow. (thats what she said) but MAN does it pay off at the end. What a journey. I think being a parent makes you appreciate it more. Loved the performances. I'm a HUGE Ethan Hawke fan. He's so watchable and interesting. I was left thinking some really deep shit at the end of it. And feeling deep shit too.
What is your favorite place to eat in L.A? And do you smoke weed? I like Asenabo Sushi. And no. I quit weed in 1990 after I smoked some laced with PCP or something and had a paranoid trip and saw the face of God and swore to God that I would never smoke it again.
I actually think weed dulls every single sense, and the heart and the brain and the libido and the... etc...
Any plans to release Backstrom in the UK? Its in Canada and India of all places. It has to do well in the States first before it airs in other countries.
Took a LONG time for the Office to air overseas. At first the British HATED it (of course) and it was even cancelled in Australia. Then they brought it back by popular demand a year later.
What are you most proud of in your life? I'm most proud of fathering my son with my beautiful wife. He's amazing and I love being a dad more than anything. I would give up all this Hollywood crap to have a family. It's so rich and difficult and satisfying to the soul. Also, I'm proud of hosting SNL. And of my dragon kick.
Is it weird going from the office to this new show? do you think the fans will only see you as dwight? I will always be known as Dwight first and foremost. I have no problem with that. He's the best. So grateful for that role.
Btw im a huuuge Office fan, im looking at my poster right now<333 awww. Buuut, I know as an actor I'm capable of transforming to a lot of different kinds of roles and I think if you check out Backstrom you'll really dig the show and the guy.
Hey Rainn! My roommate and I saw you speak last year at UNT promoting Soul Pancake and it was honestly one of the best "inspirational" speeches I have ever been apart of. How did you get started with the Soul Pancake movement and what motivated it? My Faith urges me to try and serve humanity and make the world a better place. Faith shouldn't just be a once a week thing but reflected in action. Soulpancake was one of those actions. I've made a ton of dumb selfish mistakes in my life but I try and get better. What can we do to make the world more awesome? That's truly what God wants from us.
Hey Rainn! Pretty big fan here -- we now have a SoulPancake Club at my school, started by a good friend of mine, where students get together, watch videos, and discuss topics from your book, sometimes accompanied by eating pancakes. Anyway, what's your opinion on pizza? What are your favorite toppings? THATS SO COOL!
We created soulpancake to be a place to spark discussion, uplift, inspire, challenge and unite people. A positve place on the web. Glad you're using our content.
SO many exciting things happening at SP right now!
HAVE YOU GUYS ORDERED THE KID PRESIDENT'S BOOK OF AWESOME YET?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!
Hi Rainn! Thanks for doing this AMA, and thanks for the gem that is SoulPancake! I really enjoyed watching The Science of Happiness. How do you personally practice gratitude every day (i.e. journal, call a loved one, something more creative)? Thanks! Every time I feel a negative or resentful thought pass between my ears I try and counter it with something I'm grateful for. It can be simple. LIke the breeze. Or popcorn. Living in gratitude is the simplest, fastest, easiest way to transform your life into a positive force. The next step is to make oneself something that other people are grateful for.
Hello, Mr. Wilson! Have you ever been offered a movie role that you turned down? Is that a slam on the movies I've done??? jk.
I just turned down a big role in a big comedy because it was so grossly crass and disgustingly pornagraphic it actually made the world a worse place. With some big actors too!
I've read you and your father are both art enthusiasts and like to collect pieces, what's your favorite piece in your collection? Theres a Haitian artist that my wife and I collect named Franz Zepherin. Google his ass. INCREDIBLE stuff. Like the dream of Haiti. The art is Haiti is incredible. My favorite stuff in the world. Voodoo fever dreams!
Hi Rainn, I'm a massive fan of The Office - it's the greatest comedy to ever air. What was it like to finally step away from that project and your castmates/co-workers after 9 seasons of filming? Do you still keep in touch? Btw sorry about the Superbowl. WE all really loved each other on The Office and still keep in touch. I mainly talk to Jenna Angela Brian and Oscar but I love them all. I text Creed occasionally as well as Steve and John. Someday I hope for a reunion. Would be so fun.
Since you are a long time Seahawks fan, How was the emotional roller coaster from the circus catch to interception in the Superbowl? Thanks for doing the AmA! That was one of the most tragic few minutes of my life!!! Such a bad call. I don't care what you say. When you've got Lynch and Wilson's legs, you run it at their pussy little linebackers. (except Wilfork)
Who would win in a fight to the death, Dwight or Backstrom? Backstrom would shoot Dwight in the face when no one was looking and frame a bad guy for doing it.
What is the best current tv show in your opinion? TIE: Game of Thrones. Mad Men.
Also: Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders.
What's the weirdest thing about you ? I snore. I wipe standing up, in a kind of feral crouch.
What is a guilty pleasure of yours? I play Destiny on Xbox. And Wolfenstein.
What was your favourite prank to film with Josh Krasinski? My desk in the bathroom with kevin taking a dump.
Hello Rainn! What's your most bizarre interaction with a fan? WHEN PEOPLE SHOW ME THEIR DWIGT TATTOOOS!
What do you have in common with Dwight? Other than looks. We are both proud owners of a zonkey.
Which do you prefer Asian Jim or regular Jim? Asian Jim isnt a Patriots fan.
"You said we could ask you anything... Where is the clitorous?" Its somewhere near "the female vagine"
What is your opinion on Tom Brady? Is he the greatest quarterback of all time? He's got soft balls.
What kind of bear is best? The Reddit bear.
Does your penis look like an acorn glued to the bottom of a torso? I will meet you at Grubbs tavern.
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Premise: Backstrom, the renowned misanthropic police detective, takes on new and daunting cases.
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2013.09.26 09:51 tabledresser [Table] IamA US Army medic who spent a year working in the ER of Baghdad Iraq AMA!

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Did you or your colleagues ever have to treat an insurgent or a terrorist who had been injured fighting against your fellow soldiers? Did you have any temptation to not treat him, or give substandard care? How did other (non-medic) soldiers react? Yes, on multiple occasions. We had a special forces unit assault this al Qaeda compound with their Iraqi counterparts. A few of the Iraqi soldiers died and sever US soldiers were injured. I helped treat the man responsible for the deaths and injuries, who I later found out was the second or third most wanted man in Iraq for bombings. I'm a humanist but I won't pretend it's not difficult. I guess frustrating is the emotion I felt most. At the end of the day ideally you want to save him. He HAS information we can use to make our jobs easier. Letting him did is folly. Others had much more trouble than I, to the point where people openly admitted to giving the terrorists substandard care. I eventually found that these men fought us for the same reason many people join our military. For our country, god, family, etc etc. A couple of them were actually really cool. Guys who killed my brothers and sisters, but charismatic and funny nonetheless.
of all, thank you for your service! My dad worked in the ER at Beth Israel New York and has some horror stories from his time there . . . I can only imagine what working in an ER in an active battle zone was like. What were the conditions of the hospital you were in? Were they good, bad, hard to live with? Did you ever have to do any crazy improvisation to save someone's life? Looking back, how do you feel about the war in Iraq in general? The hospital itself was actually a huge "trailer". Think of a mobile home but shaped like a huge square. We had a lot of the equipment that hospitals in the states had. X-rays, CAT scan, operating room, a lab, ICU/ICW stuff like that. Some of the doctors complained but generally we had what we needed to operate. Generally. From what I remember we never had to do anything crazy like improvising to save someone... I want to say we did but my memory is tricky these days. I'll reply again if I remember. Ugh... The Iraq war... A good soldier doesn't complain, he just does his job. That being said, MANY of the Iraqi people I spoke to were appreciative of our presence in Iraq but actually didn't like us there of the invasion. I can talk all day about my feelings on the war in Iraq lol.
Why did you want to be an army medic as opposed to a job with less gore? (Also thank you for serving America) I just really enjoy helping people. Plus there was this episode of Band of Brothers, specifically focusing on the medic. It blew my mind how selfless he was and I wanted to be that. It still has a profound affect on me to this very day.
Episode 6: Bastogne. Really powerful episode. The entire series is extremely powerful IMO, but that episode just cut me deep for some reason. Now more than ever for obvious reasons.
Ever think of becoming a Register nurse an work in an ER. PM me Lets chat. I'm trying to pursue an MD now. I'm in class, so I'll PM you later mang.
How safe was the hospital from insurgent attacks? And did medical personnel carry/were issued weapons? Also is there any reason your scrubs are ACU patterned? Our hospital was in the very center of the largest military base in Iraq, so a mortar or rocket COULD POSSIBLY hit us, but it was extremely unlikely. If it were hit there would have been a lot of casualties. Our structure was made out of the same material as a trailemobile home. We carried M16s or M9s, depending on your rank and position. We wore ACU patterned scrubs because we had to remain in uniform at all times. Those scrubs were technically uniform and extremely comfortable, so many of us wore them in favor of the regular uniform.
What is the nastiest thing you had to deal with? If you couldn't deal with it, what happened? What is the saddest memory you have so far in your duties? As I stated before, the nastiest patient had a dildo inside of him for three days. When we removed it there was a wave of shit and coagulated blood. Literally. The saddest?... Hmm... There is a tie. We had a patient who was so bad off, she asked us to just let her die. Literally watching someone give up tore me apart. Eventually she pushed on, and as far as I know she is alive and well. The other was this Iraqi special forces (if you've noticed we dealt a ton with SF, American and Iraqi. They lived right next to us) soldier. In Iraq he was a psuedo-celebrity who had mild fame for being a badass at his job. One day they tried to assassinate him by placing a bomb under his car seat, Casino style. He lived for WEEKS. He had his legs and ass blown completely off, but he strived on and wanted to pull through so badly. Sadly an infection (of all things) took his life. It just sucked. We all really thought he was going to make it.
Was the female patient a solider? And what happened? No she was a civilian. She was a Catholic Iraqi. During Mass a group of insurgents stormed the church and took them hostage, shooting and killing dozens in the process. She took a bullet in her abdomen. The hospital she went to was a civilian facility run by the Iraqi health care system which, needless to say, isn't very good. She ended up getting very septic. The Vatican city heard about what happened to decided to foot the bill and fly them out of the country and to Rome for refuge. While she was on the flight line about to leave they contacted us to go check her out. She was really bad off so we brought her to the hospital. When she came in we had to perform a couple procedures that are really painful and uncomfortable for the patient, so she was literally dying, then getting put through more pain by us. So at one point she asked us to stop so she could die in peace. We "didn't hear" her pleas. Eventually she got better, recovered very fast, and went to Rome with her family.
I realize that ordinary may not really apply to being an Army Medic in Baghdad, but what was the most bizarre, out-of-the-ordinary injury/illness you've had to treat? We had a patient who was using a dildo on himself. He was so ashamed he left it up there for THREE DAYS. I helped our surgeon extract it. Needless to say the smell was atrocious.
Sounds like a shitty day to me. Thanks! ISWYDT!!!
Do you suffer from any PTSD? If so, does your family support you? Minimal. I had nightmares frequently and loud noises freak me out. BUT it gets better every single day. I have an extremely supportive girlfriend who is very patient with me.
What was the worst injury you saw that someone actually survived? An insurgent shot himself in the face with an AK-47. He was conscious, breathing, walking. Not talking... Yeah we were all surprised when we ended up living.
What are you doing now? How difficult was it for you to get back to civilian life? If you could go back would you do it again? What's your favorite color and what would it taste like? I'm in college now, pursuing a degree in biology with a premed emphasis so I can go to medical school. The transition was pretty difficult. I miss it everyday. It's a hard lifestyle but it's so structured, that it makes life easier. Not to mention, I met the greatest friends I'll ever have while in the army. I would definitely go back if I could also go to college full time. It's doable , just difficult and very stressful. I've never regretted my choice to serve, and recommend it to everyone interested. My favorite color is actually a deep purple and it would taste like a cool breezy night in the city.
Hi, thanks so much for your service! Have any cultural differences ever impacted your work? Maybe someone refused a suppository or something? Some of the more deeply religious Muslims were uncomfortable with women touching them, so we'd always have to work around that. It never really caused many issues except one time. We had a very very VERY ignorant nurse. We had a Muslim patient who happened to speak zero English. We had to give him a Foley catheter, a tube that goes in your penis. Without getting an interpreter to tell him what she was doing OR getting a male to do it, she gave this deeply religious Muslim a Foley catheter. So not only did she manhandle his penis, she essentially tortured him since he had no idea what was going on. He was livid, but since she was an officer with a ton of experience and rank, she got no punishment.
Poor guy, my boyfriend had one of those after a car crash and he still has a deep hatred for urologists. I've given DOZENS of foleys, and felt worse every single time I had to give one. They look just plain awful.
That stinks though, how did she even get assigned to that guy? Well a female nurse can have a male muslim patient, she would just have the male medics do most of the care. This particular nurse was...well... a dipshit. She wasn't very popular, and not even a very good nurse.
You said you treated enemies in addition to allies. Did they thank you? Did they ever try to lash out at you or hurt you? Mostly they were extremely appreciative of our help. Some said thank you, some prayed for me, some cried out of guilt. Once or twice I got spit on. Generally they didn't do that. You know how they say "don't be rude to your waiter because he controls your food"? Well, don't spit on your health care providers, they control your life. I think most of our prisoners understood that.
Did you meat anyone else famous? How much of a boost in morale do those types of encounters have? Lance Armstrong (he may be a cheater but he was SUPER down to earth and even went on a run with some of the soldiers in my unit), Lewis Black (surprisingly very quiet and very polite. Swell guy), black guy from the All State commercials, Robert Patrick (the T-1000 from Terminator 2), and Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn. All very awesome people. They really boosted morale. I grew up as a HUGE fan of Robin Williams. Him, Kix, Lewis, and Lance all stopped by with basically no warning. I was having a shitty day until Robin Williams walked in. Pumped me up for a good couple weeks.
"Black guy from the Allstate commercials" is Dennis Haysbert btw. Yeah I felt just MILDLY racist for that comment. Just mildly.
Holy shit, I wrote "meat" and it wasn't even a phone problem. Thanks for answering despite my temporary illiteracy. Very cool. I don't know what's more sad. You wrote meat by yourself, of the fact that I didn't even notice that at all. >.<
Mine is far worse. Although, even if it WAS close, tiebreaker goes to anyone who has met Robin Williams. Best I can do is that I was once in Gomer Pyle's house. So, basically, my high card is a 4 of spades. Well golly Sarge.
What do you plan on doing after the Army? Several guys from my EMT class were surprised to learn that their Army medic certifications didn't apply in the civilian world and that they would have to take the required EMS courses to re-certify. Which I find outrageous. Well you remain a nationally certified medic, but that doesn't really equate to what we do in the army. In the army, medics can do whatever the doctor over them allows. The NREMT (national registery of emergency medical technicians) Basic (the cert medics in the military obtain) allows you to do basically nothing. Provide oxygen essentially.
Yea, but you're 1/3 of the way to EMT-P, which has a pretty good scope. In the army I had an amazing scope. Now I have close to no scope lol
Yea, because like you said, the EMT-B cert is a joke. You need to get into Medic to get into real medicine. Which is why I stayed in the reserves, to at least brush up on my medic skills once a month.
, I would like to thank you for your contributions to mankind. Secondly, in any way could you compare your life Iraq to the television show MASH? You'd be surprised now man cross dressers there are in the military... I kid. My unit is actually a spiritual successor to the MASHs of the past. My unit was a CSH (pronounced cash). It stands for combat support hospital. Same concept as a MASH though. I've only caught a few episodes. But from what I've seen, it felt like the the crew was always stuck between doing their job or serving in a war they didn't agree with. If that's correct then it's kind of like what we felt. Most people disagreed with the war in Iraq but they would have preferred to serve the patients than protest our presence in Iraq.
This is pretty broad but how are US and European forces received out there? Are the civilians welcome of the help and effort you all put in? It varied from person to person. Some of us truly disliked our presence there, while others really wanted us to stay. For the most part it was something like "we appreciate the help, just don't try and westernize us"
Cheers for the reply and for the AMA. Good luck with college. Thank you. I was happy to answer any and all questions. Thanks for the support!
Thank you for your service. Did you ever actually go out on patrol, or were you in the ER for the duration of your tour? At THAT point in time, Americans were in a "noncombat capacity" i.e. the Iraqi army would patrol and American soldiers would kinda just follow them and watch, even though they were still getting shot at. Their units had medics, so no matter how much I begged and pleaded I never got my chance to go out sadly. Nope, I was in the ER the entire time.
Thanks again for your service man, so much respect for everyone in the service. My cousin flies AC-130s so I love hearing about the ground side of things. Well I appreciate that. Thank you for your support. Although, I hate flying in AC-130's. I've never been so uncomfortable in my life.
Based on your experience in treating casualties, what was the most effective weapon used by the bad guys? Link to en.wikipedia.org
An EFP. These things are the fucking bane of soldiers right now. They pierce armor like a hot knife through butter. I've seen a small EFP rip a soldiers legs to shreds.
Hey, I was interested in finding out what kind of training you went through in order to learn the skills necessary to work in a warzone ER? Also does it feel strange to be in undergrad premed while having so much experience being a medic? We received normal civilian EMT training, then we received battle focused medical training. More emphasis on traumatic injuries like gunshot wounds and impaling wounds etc etc.
Also, it feels kind of odd being 23 as a freshman anyways. Let alone my medical background. I told a story of mine that literally left my English composition class speechless. But from I've heard many people in medical school have at least some medical experience by the time they are in school. I think something like 50% but I may be pulling that number out of my ass.
What was the most common injury you dealt with in your time there? Not really an injury, but in one year as had something like 53 appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix) patients who required appendectomies (removal of the appendix) We honestly don't know why the frequency was so high. Diet possibly?
Rip-Its. HA. Probably. I drank at least 8 a day. Sometimes 12 or more.
Did you ever treat Iraqi civilians? If yes, why? Rarely, and it was under very unusual circumstances. We treated a child who was the son of an Iraqi special forces major. We treated a woman who was dying of septic shock from gun shot wounds. The Vatican (she was a Catholic Iraqi, and yes the do exist) was evacuating a group of survivors from an attack on a Catholic church by terrorists. Our hospital happened to be right next to the airport, so the flight crew had us take a look at her.
How many christian Iraqis were there? I didn't know that they were targeted too. None that I personally met. But enough that they had multiple churches within the city of Baghdad. Apparently there was a baptist church, which blew my mind.
One question: how many people were coming to ER on a daily basis? It was different everyday. Some days we had virtually no patients and some days we had dozens, with no real rhyme or reason behind it.
What pushed you to leave the hospital? Nothing pushed me out really. I wanted to attend college full time. It's possible to do that while in the military, just very difficult.
How did treating the innocent Iraqi victims of American forces impact your views on America and war? I actually didn't have that happen. That's more of an Afghanistan occurrence. We've wrongly bombed entire villages there. In Iraq that was MUCH more rare. Honestly, the only people Americans hurt were the "bad guys" while my unit was there.
My father was a medic in the 80s and 90s and I've heard his stories and have read yours. Thanks for your service. If you had the choice, would you go back and do it again and if so what would you do differently? Thank you for your support and thank your father for his service. I think about that every day. Every. Damn. Day. I miss Iraq with a pain that even I don't fully understand. That place had such a massive impact on my life and growth as a person. I'd definitely go back again. I'd probably focus on my career while there and do online courses. I focused solely on working in the ER while there and nothing else.
Thank you for your service first of all. One question: what sort of training/schooling did you go through before your active duty? Thank you for your support. Wikipedia will answer this better than I.
"After completion of Basic Combat Training, soldiers training for 68W10 ship to Fort Sam Houston, Texas for Advanced Individual Training (AIT). The AIT or job training may last for 16 to 68 weeks, depending what additional skill training is completed. Training includes a combination of lecture, hands-on, and practical field exercises with many skills—including starting intravenous lines—practiced on each other. The first part of the course focuses on CPR and EMT-Basic training and concludes with certification tests for both skills. Further training is on Army specific tasks."
Link to en.m.wikipedia.org
of all thank you for your service. Secondly did you ever meet navy seal Chris Kyle? He may have been out of service while you were deployed im not sure. Thirdly what type of training did they give you besides your med training? Lastly thank you again for your service. I never met Chris Kyle, sadly. Other than medical training, I received general military tactical training. Small unit movements, conducting a convoy, American weapons, combatives, etc etc Thank you for your support
This might be a weird question, but do you know if before the guys leave the base on patrol, do they do any kind of stretching/calisthenics? Some do, some don't. Everyone had different things they'd do, different rituals.
Hua!! How was fort sam? I went there almost for training over 4 years ago, it's very different now. Two person dorm rooms, training with Navy and Air Force, more relaxed atmosphere. When I was there I was in a bay made for 40 men, but roomed with almost 100. Fort Sam Houston is right inside San Antonio, which is amazing. I loved that city.
I have lots of respect for you, and I hope you go on to be successful for all the work you've done. What advice would you give someone who might go into basic training? Start working out as soon as possible. Do research on the basic concepts of the army. I could give you a million tips for joining the army, but I'd be typing here for hours. Your fitness level is important. You'll be getting smoked a lot, so the easier you make that on yourself the better.
Did you have to go to med school or what? Definitely not that high level of an education. Just an emt school with emphasis on military tactics
Ha ha yea, thats what I was thinking and worried about no clear cut. follow up question how long does it take you to do a blood sweep? and how fast can you get 3 sets of vitals done by? A blood sweep of the entire body? Maybe like 10 seconds if I'm going quick and 30 for a thorough look. And vitals, that depends. I'm admittedly awful at taking a manual BP, so I'm not sure tbqh.
Were you a combat medic? Sadly no. Just a a fobbit. I've treated dozens and dozens of patients, but never had the opportunity to go outside the wire.
had been in fire fights. My guess is that talking like this, he was mainly an aid station fobbit who occasionally ended up on ambulance call and may have had to go out one or two times. Sounds like a complete fucktard. He was indeed a fucktard. But I think he was being honest. He had his infantry buddies there, but once I told him how my deployment went they told him to shut the fuck up. It was a good day.
As a grunt to medic reclass, I can say with absolute sincerity I never met a medic I wouldn't let save my life. :P From both sides of that coin, I know the grunts take care of their docs, but at the same time won't hesitate to shut them up when they get lippy. I wouldn't change my MOS for anything in the world. I've had to tell a couple 11Bs what was what. One told me that he was CLS qualified, so he was basically a medic. I had a field day with him.
Must be easy for you to judge as a fat neckbeard on the internet who's never been in a similar situation. I totally understand where he was coming from. I worded that badly.
Hi. I know this is AMA and I am genuinely interested, but I just wanted to say thank you & you're the shit. Hahaha fucking a, thanks man. I'm honestly a guy who just really enjoys his job. It's so fulfilling and so fun in a weird way.
Almost everyone who makes it to med school has either interned in the medical field, or at the very least done a ton of doctor shadowing. Most I knew either shadowed or worked as EMTs part time throughout college and med school.
Hey!! I was with Witchdoctor Medevac during that time; out of Taji. We brought you a lot of business unfortunately. Take care. Oh man. I remember you guys. AMAZING WORK! I legitimately have extreme amounts respect for you. Your team kicked ass. I really want to thank you for everything you did, you guys are fucking life savers.
How do you feel about how trigger happy america can be and what are youre thoughts on Syria. Matt Stone and Trey Parker are the gods of social commentary IMO. World police is what we are. Is this good? I'm not really sure. Damned if you do damned if you don't, know what I mean? Syria is weird because obviously using chemical weapons is wrong, but we still aren't sure exactly WHO used them. And why Syria? Atrocities are tearing Africa apart, but it largely goes ignored but the American government. I think we can afford to be a tad more isolationists, but still retain our ability to help those in need.
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