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Norristown, PA

So, Season 5 is upon us, coming in December. I just finished binging the first 4, really enjoyed it. Don't know anything about the books, but the show is great.




I was afraid it would turn into a big god/pholosophy fest like every other sci fi show does when they run out of ideas after the first couple of seasons, glad they stayed on target.

One thing I didn't like was how they replaced the UN president's husband in the 4th season with a new actor. I know these things can happen, but they looked so completely different and the new guy even seemed a lot younger .. I would have rather they changed it up and made him be a 2nd husband or her brother or something. He wasn't in a lot of the older episodes, but it was enough to notice especially when you spend a week watching the whole show all at once.

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Oooohhhhhhhhhhh yeeeeessss!!!
Cant wait for this. Season 4 was epic

My friend has ruined my life in telling me all about the books but ive been actively purging sub routines to try and forget

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washington state USA

Image how frustrating it was for those of us who started watching it when it was on scifi and we had to wait for the next episode after one of those cliff hanger endings.



But yeah fantastic show. great production value, great arcing story, and realistic newtonian physics...but i was already a fan of babylon 5 for many of the same reasons.

I really liked the MCR(N) but in season 4 it seams their entire society and focus has lost it's way. they still have the best looking ships.



Great channel for official approved content on ships and other things expanse related

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqOEDroJnZHxjytQ9SISzr5dpw49yHHsb


I also managed to pick up one of these fan made t-shirts from teepublic but i think they were a limited run as they are not in his store anymore


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Huh. Like, zero protomolocule in the trailer. I’ll be curious if they actually just ignore that for a season.

 
   
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Ah great to hear this is coming back.

I think literally the only good Jeff Bezos has done for this world is saving this series from cancellation on the sci-fi channel and then it getting a bigger budget (although I am sure he will still probably go to hell).

Have been reading the books a little bit behind the series, the TV show has been fairly faithful I think and that might be helping in keeping the plot from not going entirely off the rails.

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 AduroT wrote:
Huh. Like, zero protomolocule in the trailer. I’ll be curious if they actually just ignore that for a season.


It doesn't really play much into the story for Nemesis games (where the stealthed asteroids come into play).
It's more the big scary for seasons 1-3. After Dawes steals Fred's sample and runs off with it to do experiments "out there".



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 aphyon wrote:
Image how frustrating it was for those of us who started watching it when it was on scifi and we had to wait for the next episode after one of those cliff hanger endings.



But yeah fantastic show. great production value, great arcing story, and realistic newtonian physics...but i was already a fan of babylon 5 for many of the same reasons.

I really liked the MCR(N) but in season 4 it seams their entire society and focus has lost it's way. they still have the best looking ships.


There's a reason for that. With no real need to keep terraforming Mars because humanity is no longer confined to the one solar system (with 1300-odd new earthlike worlds to colonise), Mars became a lost cause and many Martians fled for greener pastures. Where they didn't have to live under a dome. It wasn't just confined to civilians, either.
This included most of their best and brightest, who were formerly running the terraforming project.
Mars had the most advanced ships, with stealth tech and better weapons and control systems.
Earth had more ships, but the better ships are what enabled Mars to gain its independence.

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 Pacific wrote:
Ah great to hear this is coming back.

I think literally the only good Jeff Bezos has done for this world is saving this series from cancellation on the sci-fi channel and then it getting a bigger budget (although I am sure he will still probably go to hell).

Have been reading the books a little bit behind the series, the TV show has been fairly faithful I think and that might be helping in keeping the plot from not going entirely off the rails.


He also created Amazon, which has improved the lives of billions of people. You know, that little thing...

Anyway, The Expanse is an amazing show. Really is a treasure. I wonder how long it will take for even a show of this quality to start petering out?

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Yeah, if he did something other than hiding in his castle, counting his money, he might amount to something.

Paying for one show really isn't much and doesn't even put a dent into his riches.

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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

The Expanse is really the sci-fi modern TV deserves. Lots of tense action, without needing extreme spectacles to move it along. Literally every space battle is awesome. They literally had me when they flipped the Canterbury in the first few minutes to burn retros.

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So, I have a question, about belters mostly.
One thing i kinda see is that it seems with the new planets, with tons supporting life and resources, does it seem like to anyone else like belters might become, Extinct?
Like, the only reason they lived out there on those planetoids and stations because that was the only options for them to get resources, but with much more planets now only a few days away, it seems like that will no longer be needed.
And with is being incredibly hard for a belter to live on a planet, even with drugs, it seems like some will be forced to still live on stations or ships.
It seems like belters know this and are incredibly scared of their "Culture" and shared hardship going away.
IDK, just kinda what i thought.


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 chromedog wrote:



Automatically Appended Next Post:
 aphyon wrote:
Image how frustrating it was for those of us who started watching it when it was on scifi and we had to wait for the next episode after one of those cliff hanger endings.



But yeah fantastic show. great production value, great arcing story, and realistic newtonian physics...but i was already a fan of babylon 5 for many of the same reasons.

I really liked the MCR(N) but in season 4 it seams their entire society and focus has lost it's way. they still have the best looking ships.


There's a reason for that. With no real need to keep terraforming Mars because humanity is no longer confined to the one solar system (with 1300-odd new earthlike worlds to colonise), Mars became a lost cause and many Martians fled for greener pastures. Where they didn't have to live under a dome. It wasn't just confined to civilians, either.
This included most of their best and brightest, who were formerly running the terraforming project.
Mars had the most advanced ships, with stealth tech and better weapons and control systems.
Earth had more ships, but the better ships are what enabled Mars to gain its independence.

I thought the Epstein Drive is what got them independence, didnt they trade the schematics for it?

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Norristown, PA

I kinda feel like if they're giving up on Mars to colonize planets, it's pretty much the same with Belters.. the 3 different nations they have now would eventually become hundreds of different planets in a few generations. And the belters who won't be able to survive on planets will eventually just die out, with their kids living growing up on new planets.

 
   
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Belters seem to kinda resent that in some ways it seems.
For many of the extreme belters they seemed to take pride in their hardship and not being as soft as earthers.
Just inteeresting to me that they are that willing to self sabatoge.

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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
So, I have a question, about belters mostly.
One thing i kinda see is that it seems with the new planets, with tons supporting life and resources, does it seem like to anyone else like belters might become, Extinct?
Like, the only reason they lived out there on those planetoids and stations because that was the only options for them to get resources, but with much more planets now only a few days away, it seems like that will no longer be needed.
And with is being incredibly hard for a belter to live on a planet, even with drugs, it seems like some will be forced to still live on stations or ships.
It seems like belters know this and are incredibly scared of their "Culture" and shared hardship going away.
IDK, just kinda what i thought.


That is the major theme for the book that this series is based on.

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UK

Really looking forward to this - fantastic series, characters and plot.


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I might binge rewatch the series' first couple of seasons before the new season premieres to refresh my memory. I'm enjoying my SGU rewatch mostly right now.
   
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Just a random thought.

Camina Drummer really reminds me quite a bit of Kira Nerys. Both are second in command natives under a foreign CO working to unify their people while pacifying the more extremists elements of their society.

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Camina Drummer is a merge of two characters from the books, though.

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Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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California

Enjoying the season so far (watched first 2 episodes). Seems everything I liked about the show is intact. Also heard a 6th and final season has been confirmed.

 
   
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First three are a little slow to start, but that’s to be expected, and unlikely to last. Kind of bummed the crew is all split up every which where, hopefully that’s also unlikely to last.

 
   
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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
So, I have a question, about belters mostly.
One thing i kinda see is that it seems with the new planets, with tons supporting life and resources, does it seem like to anyone else like belters might become, Extinct?
Like, the only reason they lived out there on those planetoids and stations because that was the only options for them to get resources, but with much more planets now only a few days away, it seems like that will no longer be needed.
And with is being incredibly hard for a belter to live on a planet, even with drugs, it seems like some will be forced to still live on stations or ships.
It seems like belters know this and are incredibly scared of their "Culture" and shared hardship going away.
IDK, just kinda what i thought.


Haven't read the books, but once you have the tech for a spaceborne (asteroidborn?) civilization why would you go down a gravity well again? There's plenty of raw materials and resources that are much more easily accessible basically just floating around, and plenty of big asteroids to hollow out for living space.
Doubly so if you've changed physiologically so that living in a stronger gravity requires even more resources than just fuel and ships just to keep you from being in agony.
   
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 AduroT wrote:
First three are a little slow to start, but that’s to be expected, and unlikely to last. Kind of bummed the crew is all split up every which where, hopefully that’s also unlikely to last.


The currently released episodes are effectively the prologue of the Free Navy Conflict (not a spoiler since it's explicitly shown in the S5 trailers). The story arc is as much about how the Roci family gets back together as it is how the system and Humanity as a whole react to events.
   
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Dallas, TX

I like how Drummer is all free loving with all her crew, and I guess she's recovered from her spine injury.
   
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Bran Dawri wrote:
 hotsauceman1 wrote:
So, I have a question, about belters mostly.
One thing i kinda see is that it seems with the new planets, with tons supporting life and resources, does it seem like to anyone else like belters might become, Extinct?
Like, the only reason they lived out there on those planetoids and stations because that was the only options for them to get resources, but with much more planets now only a few days away, it seems like that will no longer be needed.
And with is being incredibly hard for a belter to live on a planet, even with drugs, it seems like some will be forced to still live on stations or ships.
It seems like belters know this and are incredibly scared of their "Culture" and shared hardship going away.
IDK, just kinda what i thought.


Haven't read the books, but once you have the tech for a spaceborne (asteroidborn?) civilization why would you go down a gravity well again? There's plenty of raw materials and resources that are much more easily accessible basically just floating around, and plenty of big asteroids to hollow out for living space.
Doubly so if you've changed physiologically so that living in a stronger gravity requires even more resources than just fuel and ships just to keep you from being in agony.

They are BARELY spaceborne, water has to be transported via ice asteroids, there is no artificial gravity.
The expanse is hardcore sci-fi.

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 chromedog wrote:
Camina Drummer is the best character on the show.
Now the quote is more accurate.

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Enjoyed first 3 episodes - all great (although Noami is still the dull weak character for me, verging on annoying)

Amos was really good story as is "Chrissie" - love their intereactions and the focus on her increasing isolation from family and allies is good.
Mars story works as does the Belt.

I hope that they don't do the really predictible thing and
Spoiler:
kill Chrissies family in the rock

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Yeeeeeeaaaaaaah, episode four really.... escalates.

 
   
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 Mr Morden wrote:
I hope that they don't do the really predictible thing and
Spoiler:
kill Chrissies family in the rock
As soon as they were introduced my first thought was "Well they're going to die.".

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 AduroT wrote:
Yeeeeeeaaaaaaah, episode four really.... escalates.


Yep enjoyed that - some really good stuff and unexpected twists. Roll episode 5!


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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

www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/528517.page

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Definitely my favourite season so far, and that's saying something because they have all been solid (even if the first season, originally, was confusing to start) .

I think the pacing this season is better, and there is some great character development going on.

Which makes is such a shame that there might only be 1 more season left after this one. :(

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I'm just happy that I've been able to enjoy a show for this many seasons without it being turned into trash like so many other scifi properties.
   
 
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