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

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

  1. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    Hmm. Okay.

    For me personally, it didn't jar, as we know little of the younger years of anyone other than Holden & Tex Kamal. Even those that grew up on 'Mars' or 'The Belt' - we don't get given anything more specific than that, so could have been subject to regional/cultural dialects etc.
     
  2. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    sense8
     
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  3. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    15 minutes into the first episode and I already love it. You r00l Dotty. :cool:
     
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  4. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    Four episodes and still brilliant DotCommunist

    They're like a geographically disparate Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers :cool:
     
  5. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    there was an xmas special and srs 2 is due soonish. :cool:
     
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  6. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    As it was your recommendation, I started watching it last night. Really good. :) Series 2 is already available on torrent sites and Kodi.
     
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  7. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    excellent I'll get a download tonight. Big snooker final first lol
     
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  8. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    Is it? Not finding anything on TPB, KAT or ET... :confused:
     
  9. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

  10. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    I torrented it less than a day after the last episode had aired. I'm just waiting for my joy to fade so I can binge the whole series :D
     
  11. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    Aaah - I thought you were still referring to Sense8!

    (which is also due S2 soon - on the 5th I think)
     
  12. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    the 5th yes. xmas special is listed as part of srs 2 hence earlier confusionz
     
  13. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    Just about to hit play on Sense8 S01E12. Christmas special and Expanse S02E01 Thursday, but what am I going to watch on Friday that's anywhere near as good as these two?

    Ah, of course - I can catch up with The Great Indoors.

    [​IMG]

    :hmm:
     
  14. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Mrs Browns Boys
     
  15. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    I've already worn out my box-sets.
     
  16. NoXion

    NoXion Give me space communism or give me death

    I've watched this up until the opening episode of Season 2. When did SyFy start making stuff like this, decent hard-ish TV sci-fi, as opposed to pure shit like Sharknado?

    Season 3 is coming out next year. It's going to be annoying having to wait that long.
     
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  17. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    It's getting insane. Not just SyFy, and not just Sci-Fi, but generally. The 'golden age of television' rhetoric doesn't appear to be as much bollocks as it sounds. I was considering starting a thread about it tbh, but couldn't be arsed.

    Here's a little list, which is of course biased by my particular tastes.

    The Expanse
    Peaky Blinders
    American Gods
    Westworld
    Game of Thrones
    Sense8


    I could chuck more in - Into the Badlands, Legion, Stan Lee's Lucky Man, Gotham - but those above I imagine have wider appeal.

    Even if these aren't your cup of tea, the production values are way above what we've seen before. It's not long ago people were spewing hot yoghurt over Breaking Bad. Most of those above kick BB in the ballsack.
     
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  18. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    I think people have realised the cinemas a con which helps.

    Hook the audience with a decent TV show and you put bums on seats for longer and get the money from marketing tie in merchandising as well.
     
  19. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    the best stuff is also coming from people who already have a subscriber base in the US or worldwide as well.
     
  20. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Great end to the series. Just binge watched the last four episodes. I want S3 to start already!
     
  21. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  22. girasol

    girasol visual spaceship pilot

    Couldn't stick with the sense8 'special', it was so bad that we switched off after about 45 minutes. Funny thing we both (husband and I) agreed it was bad :D Never went back to it after that. (Yeah, S1 we enjoyed)
     
  23. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Yeah the special was terrible.


    Just seen S2 episode one and much better so far.
     
  24. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    I see there's a boardgame coming out: The Expanse Board Game | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
    2 player is Earth & Mars
    3 player is Earth, Mars & OPA
    4 player is Earth, Mars, OPA & Protogen

    sounds interesting, there's a thread there with the designer talking about the game and how much he loves the book/tv series, it sounds good and I would play OPA even in a two player game (one for the informal anarchist action thread obv). End of August apparently.
     
  25. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    SyFy stuff is good. Also check out Z Nation. Which is superlatively cheesy zombie stuff.
     
  26. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    The Expanse isn't that good though. The guy with the hat is so generic and his hat substitutes for his/a personality.
     
  27. NoXion

    NoXion Give me space communism or give me death

    It's space opera with enough hard sci-fi flourishes to keep nerds like me happy. In that case I can forgive Miller being a typical broody hardboiled detective from noir fiction. Especially since the guy playing him does a good enough job for me to actually care about the character.
     
  28. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    It's arguable that Miller is going to be more interesting as the story goes on. All he really needed to do in terms of the narrative was
    have a good excuse to be chasing Julie Mao, so as to catch her and become protomolecule with her or something like that.

    tl;dr, that character didn't really need to be deep and nuanced anyway IMO
     
  29. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    *hat tip*

    Brousaaaaaard! :cool:

    [​IMG]

    :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  30. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member


    He's a lot more enjoyable to watch than seeing captain pretty boy pout for the tenth time.
     
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