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  1. I saw an article mentioning filming would start on the 5th installment of the POTC series this November.
  2. Port Washington Pirate Festival is due to return June 2-4, 2017! http://portwashingtonpiratefestival.com I figured that since the pub was still serving I'd drop in a plug. Small festival but at least it's free!
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean 5!

    Many trailers for the new POTC film! The latest has Will Turner looking slightly crusty... Perhaps everyone who rides aboard the Dutchman becomes a fish man not just the wicked?
  4. Tonight I was able to see a screening of the new STARZ TV series “Black Sails”. I’ve been eagerly watching the trailers on facebook and through a twist of luck I managed to see the pilot episode in a theater on the big screen! My first impressions: This series requires “thinking” as it weaves a tale of intrigue. With a director behind it like Michael Bay you know you’re going to see some explosions (and you do!) but the detailed backstory and sub plots might be a bit much for your average viewer. Not as much action as you come to expect from Michael Bay but this isn’t a bad thing as the pilot sets up the characters and lets you know a lot has yet to be revealed. The Good: Set in Nassau in 1715 (and the pirate city of Nassau looks amazing!) Prequel to “Treasure Island” combining fictitious characters from the novel (Long John Silver, Billy Bones, Captain Flint) and real life pirates (Charles Vane, Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny). Pirate articles. Vaporing when preparing for an attack. At least a nod to real world history and some semblance of the workings of Nassau when it was a pirate haven. The theme of intrigue and deception are focus of the series not just random acts of violence. There is a story here and it looks to be quite deep. The Bad: If you are a huge history buff and stickler for details this movie is going to kill you! The costuming is more fantastic than period. They play fast and loose with history. Lots of nudity (while not bad it is more “in your face” nudity). The whores in Nassau tend to lie about in states of undress or draped over some rogue in a very public yet intimate display. When done in a tasteful manner it can enhance a period drama however here it is done very heavy handed. Cursing, this might be common amid a society of pirates, but is again presented for shock value. CGI ships are a little off (minor issue). I liked the first episode and was glad to hear that STARZ picked up the second season already before airing the first season on TV. I can overlook the historical mistakes as long as they give me a good story. I don’t know if this series is going to generate the buzz that Game of Thrones does but that seems to be the direction/ feel they are taking this series (POTC by George R R Martin?). It looks to be more of a smart drama than an action show. Then again I really like pirates and it's hard to disappoint me.
  5. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    And alas Pyracy Pub heads off to Fiddlers Green...
  6. Farewell Twill

    Thanks to everyone who posted upon Captain Twill. I learned a lot and had hours of fun!
  7. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Ironically I think Disney places the POTC series in the 1740's... which is odd.
  8. The Boots We Wear (On Bucket Boots)

    Join us Mission.... one of us, one of us, one of us.
  9. Bucket Boots!

    Ed you are simply wonderful!
  10. Bucket Boots!

    Since the Pub is closing I just had to bring up bucket boots one last time. Hell I've worn 'em. I salute you bucket boots! Your topic on Captain Twill kept many a fire hot!
  11. The Way Ahead

    I joined the facebook group awhile back. Very nice. Still going to miss the pub however.
  12. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Thank you and farewell to pyracy pub. I learned a lot on these pages. So many times I just couldn't wait to see what was newly posted! I had many good times on this site. Blessings to everyone who was a member of the pub, I hope our paths cross again. Special thanks to the administrators and moderators (I hope I wasn't too sassy) for all your hard work!
  13. Perhaps appear as a ship in distress to lure one or both ships closer?
  14. Review of Black Sails pilot

    Sometime within the first few weeks of November we should see season 3 of Black Sails available for purchase. Sadly season 4 will be the last
  15. My Airworld a fantasy Cavalier setting

    Sounds like fun. Is this for your home game or to publish?
  16. Michiel de Ruyter film

    and now on Netflix!
  17. Michiel de Ruyter film

    Anyone watched this film? I saw a slightly longer trailer all in English but could not find it again. Michiel de Ruyter aka The Admiral official trailer We don't seem to talk much about the Dutch as a naval power. Oh great images of the ships in fast lines ready to fight!
  18. Returning to Port Washington

    I will be there with my tiny crew!