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The expanse final season has started.
« on: December 12, 2021, 07:35:17 pm »
Just a friendly reminder for all my fellow sci-fi nerds.   I'm sure opt2not will be chiming in eventually.  :)   The first episode of the season was strong but I don't know....   somewhere around halfway through the last season it turned from something completely unique in the genre to a more standard space show.   It isn't a bad space show by any means, it's quite good but I don't know, I think it is wise to wrap it up before it goes bad.   I wasn't a big fan of the doom and gloom ending of last season so I'm really counting on the writers sticking the landing for a more upbeat finale.   

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2021, 08:41:42 pm »
Oof, I've still got seasons 4 & 5 to watch... guess I better get on those.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 06:52:54 pm »
When the ring system was revealed I was afraid it would turn into just another Star Trek/Stargate style planet of the week type show.  I am glad it didn't go that direction after moving to Amazon.

I enjoy the show mainly for its unique style, but the current bad guy storyline isn't as good as the protomolecule mystery.  Hopefully it will shift back toward a mystery or imaginative sci-fi concept before the season ends.  There is still the question of what Mars is up to on other worlds (probably utilizing the protomolecule).

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2021, 06:04:21 am »
I cannot get past the first 3 episodes.  Itís so slow.  I need to just plow through because I keep hearing how good this show is.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2021, 10:00:46 am »
I quite like the show but the books are even better.  They did a great job with the show casting as well as editing the story for tv.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2021, 11:06:29 am »
Oh man I love this show. First episode of this new season has me excited for some crazy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- to go down on all fronts. Lots of foretelling hints in this episode that I wonít spoil, but itís shaping up to be a great final season. Canít wait for Fridayís episode 2 to release!

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2021, 07:42:39 pm »
I cannot get past the first 3 episodes.  Itís so slow.  I need to just plow through because I keep hearing how good this show is.

It is a bit slow in the early stages as there is a lot of world-building. It does pick up and I remember liking Season 2 & 3 a lot more than Season 1.
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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2021, 09:36:57 pm »
What i like about the expanse is the technology is more advanced in certain fields than others.
space travel for instance, no inertial dampeners or artificial gravity.
people need magnetic boots.

I'm glad they are exploring the ring planets more.
I actually like the formula of a new planet or stargate address.
however after first episode i don't think it will go that way.
something bigger is on the horizon.

also, Amos is my favorite character.
'remember that time you threatened to shoot me? did you mean it?'
'yes, but i didn't know you then'
'what about now?'
i know you and don't want to shoot you'
'ok, we are cool'

or something close to that.





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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2021, 07:37:24 am »
Ho lee sheeit, episode 2 of this season was damn good. Probably one of the best episodes Iíve seen in a while from this show. Action, insights, foreshadowing, reunionsÖ super packed ep! That chase scene was so awesome!!  So far Iím really feeling good about this final season.

also, Amos is my favorite character.
Agreed on your points. I also like Amos.

But my favourite character is Bobby Draper.  Badass, no bs taking, tough as nails. Same with Drummer who is also a fav.  Her and Camina Drummer both have grown on me since early on, and Iíve really liked their depth of character development over the seasons. Theyíve had some real honest moments in their stories that has given you a great view of the landscape of their personalities.
Bobby with her return to civilian life after the crazy stuff that went down with the proto-molecule , her defection, and her new role. Drummer with her loyalty changes, her internal struggle of her roots, and her change from a station leader to a salvage crew captain caught up in the war. Awesome storylines!

After episode 2 of this season I still think this show is maintaining their uniqueness in the sci-fi realm. It was really a fun watch.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2021, 04:31:52 pm »
What i like about the expanse is the technology is more advanced in certain fields than others.
space travel for instance, no inertial dampeners or artificial gravity.
people need magnetic boots.

No shields either. Really gives the impression that space travel is just hurling through space in a thin-skinned can.

And especially so during the combat sequences.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2021, 07:03:23 pm »
What i like about the expanse is the technology is more advanced in certain fields than others.
space travel for instance, no inertial dampeners or artificial gravity.
people need magnetic boots.

No shields either. Really gives the impression that space travel is just hurling through space in a thin-skinned can.

And especially so during the combat sequences.

i forgot about the no shields.
they all have to wear suits when in combat because you can loose atmosphere.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2021, 02:24:02 pm »
foreshadowing

I started re-watching the series and holy crap is this series chocked full of foreshadowing.
This is from season 1 (spoilers)

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2021, 08:35:11 pm »
I'm feeling better about the season after that episode.   I love Bobby btw, but I'm still team Amos for the time being..... I don't know, he just seems to be evolving more as a character.   Bobby is as well but it's more like she's evolving plot points instead of actual emotional growth.     My fear about the season is it'll be all about this weak-sauce terrorism plot instead of the proto-molecule and the exploration of it's architects and those worlds on the other side of the gates.   9/11 was 20 years ago and sci-fi shows need to find something else to write about. 

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2022, 08:38:04 am »
I was looking to see how many episodes are left (cancelling prime).
Only 6 episodes in this season.
Only one episode left. 

That sucks. 
Episode 5 was so good.


I'm glad to see the Marco saga wrap up, but am afraid that won't leave much time for whatever type of protomolecule reveal is coming.
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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2022, 11:17:42 pm »
Episode 5 was awesome! The Drummer/Nagata scene was super powerful, the f-bomb part got me choked up.

It sucks that there are only 6 episodes in this season. After I finish up my current book, Iím going to start reading the Expanse books. I think there are 2 more books yet to be written in the set so I got time to catch up to current. I know there are some differences, but I really want more to the story in general.

Itís wild that the creator of the expanse originally wrote this story as a premise for an MMO game.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2022, 10:52:33 pm »
I finally started.  Just finished Season 1 Episode 9.  Itís really good.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2022, 02:41:54 pm »
Just finished Season 5 last night.  Wow.  Only 6 episodes to go - I don't want it to end...

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2022, 05:08:44 pm »
Finished The Expanse last night... I think I want another season. It was a good ending but there were a LOT of unanswered questions.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2022, 05:20:53 pm »
Finished The Expanse last night... I think I want another season. It was a good ending but there were a LOT of unanswered questions.

I think they are out of books though.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2022, 05:55:01 pm »
Finished The Expanse last night... I think I want another season. It was a good ending but there were a LOT of unanswered questions.

I think they are out of books though.
From what I can tell, the show stops at book 6 or 7 and there are 9 books total.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2022, 08:33:29 pm »
Imho the season was a waste.   I'm not saying it wasn't done well as it was, but space terrorists are boring and predictable as hell.  I wish they would have did a time jump past this war so we could have gotten a final season involving something more interesting.  This is the second time it has been cancelled so I figure getting those other three books on the screen is a long shot at this point.   

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2022, 03:49:45 pm »
I wouldn't write off the Expanse as done and dusted just yet. Its finished on Amazon with the expected 6th season ending. The time jump you mentioned was a season 7 event with a 30 year leap forward. The sets, and infrastructure for the show are staying put for the time being, there may be a movie/s or Netflix pick-up or other.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2022, 05:57:25 pm »
Finished The Expanse last night... I think I want another season. It was a good ending but there were a LOT of unanswered questions.

I think they are out of books though.
From what I can tell, the show stops at book 6 or 7 and there are 9 books total.

I read they covered all the books on one of those nerd fanboy sites.
though now that i think about it the same site had an article about someone suiting up for a superhero show and it was just an actor someone had photoshopped a costume onto.
so probably should of gone to the next link in my google search about season 7.

I want to know what the martians did with the proto molecule.
I want to see what happens to the creepy undead children.

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Re: The expanse final season has started.
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2022, 09:57:47 pm »
I want to know what the martians did with the proto molecule.
I want to see what happens to the creepy undead children.

Yep.  At least Amazon didn't ruin it.  It could have gone the way of The Man in High Castle.  :lol