Black Sails: XXIX
February 4, 2017 3:04 PM - Season 4, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Flint and Silver lead the fight to reclaim Nassau; Jack and Blackbeard seek vengeance; Eleanor attempts to reconcile herself to her new role.

Final season to conclude the prequel story to Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island.'
posted by porpoise (3 comments total)
Black Sails is at its best when it focuses on uneasy triumvirates with questionable loyalties. Flint-Eleanor-Charles gave way to Jack-Anne-Max, and now the final season seems to be giving us Woodes-Eleanor-Max on one side and Billy-Flint-Madi on the other.

I am not normally the target audience for prequels, so it is surprising just how excited I am for this season.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 3:46 PM on February 8, 2017

idk if getting to see all the people i hate die will make up for seeing all the ones i love die at the same time

black sails you are a ruiner of lives
posted by poffin boffin at 2:16 AM on February 12, 2017

I guess this will serve as the Season 4 thread?

Early on in the last/current season of Vikings was a keel hauling done... historically(?). I had always imagined it as running from stern to keel rather than the more controlled version that is likely more historically accurate.

Damn. The keel hauling in Ep 3 is really brutal, and demonstrates how much control over how much damage is to be inflicted. Rollo in Vikings got a frat boy hazing compared to the scenes here. Excellent effects, so a warning.

Ladies and gentlemen, a reminder that this was done in a saltwater ocean (or are the waters in the Caribbean less briney?).

I really liked the fight choreography in Ep 4. Dunno how historically accurate the adaptation of the tomahawk design philosophy was. I'd kind of expected kukris (because of trade) before 'hawks, but I guess axes of all kinds are pretty universal and use-constraints funnel into very similar design endpoints.
posted by porpoise at 5:37 PM on February 13, 2017

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