"The Expanse" - New near-future sci-fi TV

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Crispy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Based on the Expanse series by James S. A. Corey



    It takes place 200 years in the future, when humanity has colonized the solar system. The technology level is fairly realistic - no artificial gravity, no FTL communication, no FTL drive. The only significant technology leap over today is the 'Epstein drive', a fusion-based propulsion technology that allows +1G acceleration for extended time. Could be fun. Could be pap.
     
  2. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    0g sex :cool: I wonder if anyones made the beast with two backs on the ISS yet. For science of course.

    this looks quite good. SyFy have seemingly managed to stop producing shit and start doing quality (given value of etc) productions.

    Z nation, 12 Monkeys- fuck even Defiance was quite good. Will watch this
     
  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Wouldn't put it past the Russians on mir :)
     
  4. daniel27

    daniel27 New Member

    Will take a closer look! Thank you! ;)
     
  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The 1st episode is available through the usual channels. (following 7 episodes weekly from 15th Dec).

    It's good. A few cheesey lines, but otherwise well written and acted. A very believable setting with all sorts of factions and compromised people. Looks fantastic. The ships, sets and costumes are top notch and the effects totally sell them. Crispy seal of approval.

    I especially like the casting of incredibly lanky people for the native "Belters" who have been born and raised in low G.
     
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  6. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Syfy has got a few science fiction adaptations lined up, Childhood's End is also coming up. That's what they should have been doing all along instead of all that Sharknado rubbish.
     
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  7. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    eps 3&4 on the seas of piracy but no ep 2 :/
     
  8. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Ep 2 will be out later tonight.
     
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    I know but I have eps 3 and 4 now and want to watch them but what if ep 2 has critical stuff that would need to be seen to understand eps 3 and 4. Dilemma. Watch 3 now or wait. arg
     
  10. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    ffs can't you wait a few hours? :D
    bloody impatient kids today... :mad:
     
  11. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    according to wikipedia ep 3 & 4 haven't been broadcast yet so they must be fakes.
     
  12. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    They're "internal" versions.
     
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  13. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    what does this mean? I've seen the first 5 mins of ep 3 to check it was valid and it seems like a standard ep :hmm: starts with a recap n all
     
  14. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    They're real. The "internal" tag is usually used to indicate that the release has been made for a limited audience, and to avoid it being "nuked" by topsites.
     
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  15. oneflewover

    oneflewover Following "The Tigers"

    Enjoyed it a lot. Crispy is correct looks really good. Had to watch twice to pick up on everything but still missing / not getting the Indian lady bit.
     
  16. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Finished all 4 available episodes. Yeah it's cracking. The pace has really picked up now and there are mysterious mysteries afoot.

    I still haven't got any of the characters' names memorised yet though :D
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Aw bollocks. It won't work in my Tor browser.
     
  18. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Easily the best space opera Sci Fi show since BattleStar
     
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  19. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Is that Mike from BB?
     
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  20. mentalchik

    mentalchik "Time doth flit, oh shit"

    :(

    missed it....don't do watching stuff on PC's
     
  21. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    No Idea but Richard Harris' son Jarod is in it, and is excellent
     
  22. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    He was excellent in Fringe, IIRC
     
  23. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Cameo. He's got one scene.

    This show is fantastic. Back-to-back 2 episode finale next week. Can't wait :)
     
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  24. oneflewover

    oneflewover Following "The Tigers"

    Still enjoying this, all the bits are joining up. As said previously said, looks really good even the explosions and space bits.
     
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  25. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Yeah I couldn't remember were I had seen him before and googled it, I suspect if you dig about in a old Fringe thread I'll be raving about him on that too.
     
  26. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Ok, I'm going to try it agaiin
     
  27. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    You'll know if it's for you by the end of episode 4.
     
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  28. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    This came to a pretty gripping conclusion while leaving all sorts of juicy story threads dangling for the next season. It's the best space TV since BSG, and has the potential to be better. Well worth your time.
     
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  29. Signal 11

    Signal 11 also programmed for conversational english

    Yeah, it has been brilliant. :thumbs:
     
  30. yield

    yield zero

    Excellent series. It finishes a long time before the end of the first book. It's much better though.

    Think James Corey has a problem making believeable characters but the series is well cast.
     

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