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 Pacific wrote:


I was really shocked to hear that next season will be the final one especially as there are a few more books - can we assume that there will be some kind of truncated version of the books? I have only just caught up with season 4 with the books so don't know what turn they will take.


In the books
Spoiler:
There is a significant time jump after the point where the tv show is going to end. IIRC the show creators feel that it is a fitting place to end the tv show here as it largely concludes the character arcs for the principle cast. If the show was to continue the story in the books it would involve significantly aging up the main characters, and also making them supporting roles with new main characters. Quite a difficult transition for a TV show to attempt.


Hopefully if the show is popular enough there is scope for a sequel series to continue the story form the books.
   
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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Seems like a good point to end the series as Amazon is doing given the significant change then.
   
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UK

New trailer




Looks good but so sick of Naomi from last 2 seasons...

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All of my yes.

 
   
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ooooh wow looks like it has really had some money spent on it!
Can't wait.

 Mr Morden wrote:
New trailer




Looks good but so sick of Naomi from last 2 seasons...


From what I remember of the book, if they follow the same story arc you may be out of luck for the next series I'm afraid!

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It's the final season so I'm guessing (at least from reading the wiki pages when the last season was on) that they'll only cover stuff on this side of the gate as IIRC there was a big time jump afterwards in regards to what happens on the other side. Maybe they'll save that in part for a Serenity-style post-Firefly movie equivalent.
   
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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Premieres next Friday Dec 10th. Spoiler free review of the final season.


   
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Dec 10th huh? Time to resub to Amazon Prime next week!

I hope we get all 6 eps at once
   
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Sorry but it is weekly on Fridays according to IMDB.
   
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RIP Camina Drummer. Everyone loves Chrisjen's voice and I appreciate it as well, but Cara Gee's performance as Drummer is what sucked me into the show. I've seen very few characters as captivating as her on TV.

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Everett, WA

Six episodes seems pretty low to cover all the stuff that happens in the back half of Marco Inaros' "Free Navy" story.


 
   
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 warboss wrote:
Sorry but it is weekly on Fridays according to IMDB.


well flock me! Guess I'll resub in January and bingewatch all 6 then. There is nothing else on Amazon I'm even remotedly interested in. I mean I loved "Evil Aliens" B-movie and the vintage shlock thrillers are entertaining to watch when I'm tired, but other than those, Amazon's a ghost town for me..

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 tauist wrote:
 warboss wrote:
Sorry but it is weekly on Fridays according to IMDB.


well flock me! Guess I'll resub in January and bingewatch all 6 then. There is nothing else on Amazon I'm even remotedly interested in. I mean I loved "Evil Aliens" B-movie and the vintage shlock thrillers are entertaining to watch when I'm tired, but other than those, Amazon's a ghost town for me..



Then in that case you might want to mark Jan 14th on the calendar as that seems to be the last episode's premiere. And avoid the thread here because thar likely be spoilers in thread, matey! No idea why I did pirate voice since the belter pirates have a different accent but so be it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/episodes?season=6

I've done the same thing with shows that I was on the fence or coming back to see if they still suck during a free preview week (namely Star Trek) so I could nope out before they charged me for crappy programming. I don't expect that to be the case with the Expanse though but I've been disappointed before so.... That said, they do technically have the Wheel of Time series going on right now but the reception for that is quite mixed. I was turned off by the trailers that made it look closer to the CW mixed with the Marlon Waynes D&D movie more than LOTR so haven't watched it but have been following the reception online and with people I know. While there are obviously exceptions, it seems like if you're an existing fan who read the books you're more likely to not like it whereas if you're a "normie" who never read the books then you're more likely to look favorably on it since you don't know what you're missing. YMMV.


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 Breotan wrote:
Six episodes seems pretty low to cover all the stuff that happens in the back half of Marco Inaros' "Free Navy" story.



Honestly, I think we're lucky that we're getting the season at all frankly. I just hope they won't Dan and Dave it like the GOT final season which also got a big per episode budget but a lower episode count.

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 warboss wrote:
Honestly, I think we're lucky that we're getting the season at all frankly. I just hope they won't Dan and Dave it like the GOT final season which also got a big per episode budget but a lower episode count.

I think this is exactly what's happening. Fortunately, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck are heavily involved so at least it won't be the utter feth-show that GoT's last season was.

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trexmeyer wrote:
RIP Camina Drummer. Everyone loves Chrisjen's voice and I appreciate it as well, but Cara Gee's performance as Drummer is what sucked me into the show. I've seen very few characters as captivating as her on TV.


This just made me do a frenzied search on Google, thought that it was some bad news :(

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Episode 1 of Season 6 is out. Have you seen it yet? What do you think?

For those like me who've read the books, what do you think about the changes they made in the show?


 
   
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 Pacific wrote:
trexmeyer wrote:
RIP Camina Drummer. Everyone loves Chrisjen's voice and I appreciate it as well, but Cara Gee's performance as Drummer is what sucked me into the show. I've seen very few characters as captivating as her on TV.


This just made me do a frenzied search on Google, thought that it was some bad news :(


Oh, no! Sorry! Haha. Given how wildly different Cara Gee is from her role of Camina Drummer I somewhat doubt that she'll do something similar unless she gets typecast.


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Thoughts on episode 1 of season 6.

Dog alien thing is cute.
Bobbie's hairline is clean AF.
Chrisjen's voice remains impossibly seductive.
IMO, the progression of Peaches has been great.
James Holden remains the least interesting aspect of the show.
Marco's actor still isn't good enough for the role. A key difference between him and Drummer (Cara Gee) is that she can emote very well with her eyes and subtle facial expressions. He looks the same all the damn time.
How does Amos keep his fade so fresh when they spend weeks-months at a time in space?
Phillip is quick on the draw.

Aside from that, I have no opinion on the writing quality until it progresses further. Episode 1 didn't do much IMO, but the series has been floundering since s3 in my eyes.

Edit: It did occur to me post-episode that The Expanse as a series has very few moments or episodes that are as memorable as anything from DS9, Babylon 5, BSG (the reimagined series), or even S:AAB (specifically The Angriest Angel and Who Monitors the Birds?). It's a show that soundly occupies "it's good enough" territory but never steps into greatness for me.

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I enjoyed the premiere. I haven't read the books though so can't comment on the differences.
   
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Differences from the books mean nothing to me as I have not read them. Also, I was waiting for that cute alien thing, which to me looked liked a python’s head, to just open up and swallow that kid. Especially when the bird started screaming I was like oh that bird knows what’s up, but apparently it had just gotten hurt somehow? I missed what happened there.

 
   
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UK

Enjoyed the first episode - lots going on.

I thought the girl was going to get eaten as she behaving like a trained xenologist in Promethus...but she had an excuse..
Everyone is good - nice that Alex's death has had an impact if only to make Naomi more a self obessed whiny b%&th - nice that Amos is actually calling her out on her continuing BS.
"Chrissie" remains a very soild asset to the show.
The Philip storyline is a bit more interesting now
Good starting episode - looking forward to more.

Its a really impressive series for me - especially when you compare it to trash like Discovery (IMO)

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@AduroT- The bird was poisoned by the food the girl shared with it. Laconian and Terran biology are incompatible.

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Yeah, I was expecting a moment like that similar to Newman in Jurassic Park.

The only non-realistic thing (admittedly in a fictional adaptation of a work of scifi) was

Spoiler:
that Earth didn't rain holy hell on the entire belt in response to dozens of asteroid strikes over months. I know they said the fleets were tied up defending Earth but math is a thing. If a bunch of beltalowdas can do the calculations to send asteroids into Earth then the Earth military can do strikes with those same railguns that are shooting the asteroids or do their own stealth strikes with guided munitions. It's not like the Belters can move the giant asteroids they're on and a few railgun rounds into the various stations would send the appropriate message back when Earth is literally facing extinction because of the attacks. I liked it better when Avasarala was more of a badass in the early seasons and I think they're trying to make to the "good" girl too much for my tastes. It doesn't feel right either in general or for her character specifically that Earth only blew up one belter station as a response to multiple megaton genocidal strikes. YMMV.
   
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pgmason wrote:
@AduroT- The bird was poisoned by the food the girl shared with it. Laconian and Terran biology are incompatible.


Ahh that helps humans not get eaten then - well maybe

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"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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I'm hoping for Naomi to space her ex and son, both got what's coming.
   
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Yeah it may take a while for the various species to work it out though.

It also means humans have to rely on stuff they can bring with them - either importing food directly in the short term or treating soil with earth bacteria etc so they can grow earth crops in it.
   
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 Big Mac wrote:
I'm hoping for Naomi to space her ex and son, both got what's coming.
They are both scum....although one is also a meglomanic loony and the other is just a wannabee.

HOnestly I would be happy if Naomi went with them at this point.

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"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
Inquisitor Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos

"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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s6e2 is up...early?

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Not early. Amazon puts their Friday episodicals up at midnight GMT.
   
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I've seen reviews up already on youtube tonight so likely reviewers got early access for that reason.
   
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California

I've never read the books, but 1/3rd into this season and i'm kinda puzzled as to how this could end in any satisfying way with 4 episodes left. That 45ish miniute episode felt like 20 minutes. Maybe if the last episode runs at least 60-90 minutes. I've enjoyed these first 2 episodes though.

 
   
 
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