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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:54 pm    Post subject: The Expanse

I like it. CGI isn't great but the story seems decent, so far. Based on the novels by James S.A. Corey which I haven't read. Only 4 episodes for now, 6 more come January to complete the 1st season.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject:

Watched the first two episodes. So far it has been pretty true to the book and I have enjoyed it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject:

I had to watch to first 2 episodes a second time cause I was kinda drunk the first go around and had no idea what was going on. It does start out pretty slow but it starts picking up in the 3rd episode.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject:

Think this might be a real winner for SyFy. Might be their best show since BSG.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:37 pm    Post subject:

Halfway through ep 2. I'm not really sure what's going on. I get that there's a labor class who are on the verge of revolt. Tom Jane is some type of police detective who enforces the law for the upper class but is conflicted. The mean Iranian lady with the heavy smoker voice is some type of government enforcer. Not sure what the deal is with the crew of the ship that went to investigate the derelict ship, who blew them up, or why.

CGI is pretty impressive for TV.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:44 am    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
Halfway through ep 2. I'm not really sure what's going on. I get that there's a labor class who are on the verge of revolt. Tom Jane is some type of police detective who enforces the law for the upper class but is conflicted. The mean Iranian lady with the heavy smoker voice is some type of government enforcer. Not sure what the deal is with the crew of the ship that went to investigate the derelict ship, who blew them up, or why.

CGI is pretty impressive for TV.


This is becoming a Damn Excellent Show.

"Labor Class" are Belters that live on a Space Station near an asteroid belt they mine. They are not so much a class as the natives of an Earth Colony that with genetic drift are becoming their own subspecies.

Tom Jane enforces the law of Earth( not some non-existent Belter upper class) but is a native Belter with typical Belter congenital defects. His partner is from Earth like many of the administrators/white collar workers.


The "mean Iranian lady" is an Indian lady named Chrisjen Avasarala, U.N. Deputy Undersecretary of Executive Administration. She is trying to prevent a Cold War between Earth and Mars turning Hot. By any means necessary.

If you watch episode four you get very good clues as to who blew up the ship and why

The show has me hooked.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject:

Season 2 picked already by SyFy.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/12/31/the-expanse-renewed-for-season-2-on-syfy/
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:10 pm    Post subject:

I picked up the book a month ago. Timing is horrible because now I want to see the show but I'm in the middle of the book, don't wanna do both
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject:

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Season 2 picked already by SyFy.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/12/31/the-expanse-renewed-for-season-2-on-syfy/


Excellent
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject:

That idiot Mars Captain.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject:

I guess no one here is watching this, but I love this show. Renewed for a third season. I had no familiarity with the books or anything, but it is fascinating. I picked up the first book a week ago and it reminds me of Game of Thrones in the characters and politics. Great look, and it is pretty interesting to see actual science reflected in a show, plus it makes me think about how life out there really would be and evolve.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject:

This show is fantastic. One of the best shows of this Spring season. Top current SyFy show for sure but that doesn't say much.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject:

IceInMyVeins wrote:
This show is fantastic. One of the best shows of this Spring season. Top current SyFy show for sure but that doesn't say much.


George R R likes it:
Blog Post instead of finishing up Winds of Winter
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject:

Season finale tonight. Haven't watched it yet but I'm expecting an amazing end to an amazing season.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject:

IceInMyVeins wrote:
Season finale tonight. Haven't watched it yet but I'm expecting an amazing end to an amazing season.

Right now!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject:

focus wrote:
IceInMyVeins wrote:
Season finale tonight. Haven't watched it yet but I'm expecting an amazing end to an amazing season.

Right now!


You and me watching the same shows.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject:

IceInMyVeins wrote:
focus wrote:
IceInMyVeins wrote:
Season finale tonight. Haven't watched it yet but I'm expecting an amazing end to an amazing season.

Right now!


You and me watching the same shows.


Well I have to watch Fargo tomorrow. Expanse finale comes first. Pretty interesting but didn't blow my mind. Except for Eros storyline on Venus at the end there. I'm not sure what I saw exactly.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject:

Really grew to love this show but SyFy is cancelling it after this season.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject:

BELTA LOWDA!!!

https://www.slashgear.com/syfy-cancels-the-expanse-but-the-show-may-live-on-11530589/
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject:

So I hadn't watched this season because of a bunch of things but savored the as-yet unwatched episodes like a dog with a treat held out for a long time in front of him.
Bc of this cancellation, I watched the first episode yesterday...oh wow just sucked me right in. Just a gorgeous show. Writing so good. And they make it so exciting. Have to work a lot but I can't wait to get a break to binge.

Cancellation tragic. I really hope it gets both picked up and somehow the production values stay up there bc it is such a special show to me. I love the quiet of space as the camera shifts around from ship or planet or whatever.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
BELTA LOWDA!!!

https://www.slashgear.com/syfy-cancels-the-expanse-but-the-show-may-live-on-11530589/


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/expanse-revived-season-4-at-amazon-1113803

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Amazon Studios is in talks to revive one of CEO Jeff Bezos' favorite properties.

The retailer and streaming outlet is near a deal to revive the space drama The Expanse for a fourth season just 10 days after Syfy canceled the series. Amazon Studios declined comment as sources note the deal is not closed.



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
governator wrote:
BELTA LOWDA!!!

https://www.slashgear.com/syfy-cancels-the-expanse-but-the-show-may-live-on-11530589/


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/expanse-revived-season-4-at-amazon-1113803

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Amazon Studios is in talks to revive one of CEO Jeff Bezos' favorite properties.

The retailer and streaming outlet is near a deal to revive the space drama The Expanse for a fourth season just 10 days after Syfy canceled the series. Amazon Studios declined comment as sources note the deal is not closed.




Yes! Thanks for the update. Maybe the budget and production values stay at least the same. Hope they get all the cast and crew to continue, writers included.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject:

Thank you Amazon! One of my favorite shows ever, not exaggerating. Looking forward to what Amazon can do with it. Last show that I watched that got resurrected by Amazon was Ripper Street and that show went from mediocre to (bleep) amazing... Well at least for me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 am    Post subject:

Amazon!!!

https://www.slashgear.com/amazon-saves-the-expanse-with-season-four-prime-video-deal-28532144/amp/

One of the better show out there. Wish they can highlight the different physical changes outer space does to human body more (like 1st season OPC that got interogated)
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