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Sunday 10:00 PM on The History Channel Premiered Aug 04, 2002 In Season

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Mail Call

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Welcome to the Mail Call guide at TV.com. Hosted by R. Lee Ermey, Mail Call is a half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are like.

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    • F-14 and F-15

      10
      It's me again,, as a former sailor and Lee as a Marine stating the F-15 was the Superior Weapon, I was taken back. For being the same plane there are a few major differences between the Navy's F-14 (Tom Cat) and the Air Force's F-15 (Eagle). I would put our sailors up against the Air Force. The F-14 is the better bird,,,,

    • Good show with a good run!

      8.5
      As a military buff, I always found this show one of the best to watch on television, on the History channel just before they started airing the dying brand of entertainment known as Reality TV shows. What the fuck is wrong with this world!?!? Where do they come up with dog shit like Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, and Pawn Stars!? How's that shit even supposed to be historical? I'd rather drown in diarrhea. I'd rather fucking eat my fucking balls off and puke 'em up my fucking ass. I'd rather piss a cactus out of my dick. It's all mind-rotting now and THE HISTORY CHANNEL CAN KISS MY FUCKING ASSHOLE!moreless
    • This is a nifty little show on the History Channel. It deals with all things Military.

      7.0
      I haven't seen this show for a least a year or two. From at least late 2005 until either 2006 or 2007 it used to be on the History Channel every Friday night. The episode is about a half-hour but they usually ran two episodes in a row. They have since changed the schedule, so I don't know when it is on anymore. Any way it is hosted by R. Lee Ermy, a retired Marine Corps Gunnery Seargent (or "Gunny") who fought in Vietnam. The Gunny is a proud Marine and thinks the Marines are the best, but that won't stop him from giving credit to the other branches of the military when that credit is due. The basic format of the show is this: people send emails before the show asking questions related to the military. Questions are not restricted to U.S. military, people can ask about famous battles, weapons, gear and pretty much anything everything. Ermy answers the questions on the show (although I don't think you're guaranteed that your question will be answered). Occasionally they do special episodes: such as a tour of NORAD, A tour of Afghanistan and one time a Christmas Episode. This show is informative and Ermy is funny.

      This is certainly a most entertaining way to learn a lot of stuff. Could come to good use if you ever go on "Who Wants to be a millionaire" (the answer is everyone who isn't a billionaire, or a trillionaire, but I'm not sure if anyone is a trillionaire except for the National Debt and the Deficit).moreless
    • Informative, funny, and entertaining

      9.3
      R. Lee Ermey makes this show. His personality can be serious and funny at the same time. You can definitely tell that he was a Marine drill sergeant. The show is also very informative. The questions that are mailed (or e-mailed) in and answered very thoroughly, hence the name "Mail Call". I like to watch this show when I get the chance. If military history is something that interests you, this is the show to watch. It's not often that someone can make an historical show that is both informative and entertaining. Look for it on one of The History Channels.moreless
    • Military equipment, from war hammers to nuclear missiles, is explained in a unique way. The host, R. Lee Ermey, brings his 'Full Metal Jacket' persona to the small screen.

      9.5
      Not the most in-depth explanations of military subjects but definitely the most unique. Host R. Lee Ermey is much different from the historians that star in many of the History Channel's other military programs. A Viet Nam veteran and former DI, Ermey adds a first hand look to many episodes. Although Ermey is a former Marine, he doesn't short change the Army, Air Force, Navy, or even the Coast Guard. The Series covers a wide range military weapons, from a Roman Ballista to a nuclear missile silo. Topics also include military customs, training, and 'fabulous flops.' Ermey's delivery is often loud and in-your-face, which is part of the show's uniqueness.moreless
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    theoretical science, war hero, History, tech heavy, spies