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The Expanse Season 2 by Nathan Young - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:41:18 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.378465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Expanse is back tonight on Syfy with a 2-episode premiere. Prepare for political intrigue, complex plots, and awesomely beautiful space battles as tensions heat up between Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt mining colonies and the crew of the Rocinante has to pick a side.
Joan Crawford - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:08:26 EST ID:ruMZv5/V No.378482 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shit I didn't realize the premiere was finally here, thanks for the heads up. Gotta download this now
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:55:03 EST ID:FcpXvA89 No.378485 Report Quick Reply
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Hey sorry about the premature lock OP. I should have done a double take on the other thread since that was more specific about the show's problems in season 1 and whether it gets better or not.

Anyways I'm looking forward this season after how strongly last season finished and I like seeing the whole tension between Earth, Mars and the Belt play out from the political and social sides with Holden and Miller caught all up in it. I think Syfy found a worthy successor to BSG here.
Gina Torres - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:05:39 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.378496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I appreciate it m8.

But yeah the premiere was dank. Here's my post on it..
Brendon Small - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:00:25 EST ID:rXeJPwFk No.378497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Definitely more 'epic' than season 1, in good and bad ways, but ~7 seconds dramatic pauses, really Syfy?
Anyway watching imagined space battles where inertia actually exists is always fun to watch.
Bobby R. Hill - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:25:16 EST ID:dopA+9Ie No.378508 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Loved the premiere!
I think the second season has the potential to be very very good.
Jon Snow - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:38:33 EST ID:9Y6gVL5S No.378527 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Season 2 already seems so much more cohesive than season one. We've got a plot now, this show is finally complete.

Those two episodes flew by. Can't wait for more.
Elizabeth Taylor - Sun, 05 Feb 2017 02:36:46 EST ID:uInzn1Q/ No.378624 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fantastic premiere. Really kept all the parts moving in terms of action and plot development. Chrisjen meeting with Fred (hearing about why he joined the OPA was sad and doesn't surprise something like that could turn a man like that) could be interesting even if she's basically committing treason but actions speak louder than words. It's also good to see space battles back on TV since that was one of my favorite parts of watching BSG. Already got high hopes for this season with hiwnthey'll proceed with the protomolecule and Miller killing that scientist.
Natsu Dragneel - Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:38:59 EST ID:fZMzZ8ue No.378653 Report Quick Reply
This is the season where you'll learn why George R R Martin praises the books so much.
Dr. Zoidberg - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:48:05 EST ID:83BVP083 No.378774 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Last night's episode wasnt bad it was just a little slow as it's to be expected after that premiere. there were some interesting developments with the scientist though. And what Miller was talking about at the very end of the episode was basically just a massive thruster. A battering ram.
It's definitely gonna be interesting to see what is going on in Eros and how they're gonna clean it up.
Scott Summers - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:13:20 EST ID:uInzn1Q/ No.378850 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's building up but I liked it and now Holden and Miller are on opposite sides of wanting to resolve the Eros problem. Not sure what they're building towards with the Martian marines and Chrisjen contacting Fred and trying to get the OPA's help but it's moving in the right direction so far.
Hugo Weaving - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:10:00 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Crazy episode. Tense.
The scene with Holden trying to figure out if he should kill the other guys that knew about the protomolecule or not was intense.
It looks like that was his 'blooding'. Like Amos said, he hadn't had to make the tough calls like that, but now he has.
Also, god damn it, I had already fuckin mourned Miller's death before the Navoo missed.. Don't play with my emotions like that SyFy.. Very glad he's still around though, he's my favorite character.
Peggy Hill - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:36 EST ID:LqiB2kIT No.379106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lol they didn't notice the station moved several meters in space? With their fucking supertechonology which can see through space stations?
I'm done with this show.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 17-02-2017 09:32:19
Hoshi Sato - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:45:11 EST ID:oa2mmJAW No.379123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
None of the things the characters do makes any fucking sense. Emotionally, I mean. I don't know if it's the acting or the writing or the direction but they'll behave like robots for ages then suddenly they'll just start going off on passionate rants or things that they weren't building up to. It's weird.
Gwen Cooper - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:23:38 EST ID:XTMp7Ard No.379144 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This season is fucking lit. We finally have Martian characters that are still Martian, we get to see some actual political intrigue from the UN faction instead of just bureaucrats posturing to each other, and the Belters just get better every episode. I fucking love Waterkid.

I really though They were gonna do it. It's really satisfying that they managed to escalate from Miller dying and still finding a twist that left me going OOOHHHHH SHHIIIIITTT to the same degree Tom Jane actually getting killed would have


God damn, there has never been a more fitting RNG on this board. Did they really not spell out what happened clearly enough for you?
Bran Stark - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:59:21 EST ID:rXeJPwFk No.379157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The problem with this episode was that they invested too much time showing off that Mormon CGI ark before and during this episode to show it flying into an asteroid.
So I knew right when they were playing the launch sequence that it will be around for a while.
Hannibal Lecter - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:56:23 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.379158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Touch Rustrod - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:30:34 EST ID:XTMp7Ard No.379209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Isn't it still on course to PUT A HOLE IN THE SUUNNNNNN! though?

I agree in full
Russel Crowe - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:37:27 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379210 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's what I've been wondering. Will they be able to get it stop it and turn it around?
Cary Grant - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:14:36 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.379212 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Don't pay attention and continue to be triggered by silly little shit, bye Felicia. But if you do care to know what happened.. "...the protomolecule at the last possible moment, defied the laws of physics and moved the entire moon out of the Nauvoo's path." [attached link]
Acktually, the Nauvoo missed Eros in the books as well, and I doubt that they were accounting for CGI in their plot.

Don't read too much into this if you don't want spoilers, but if you do, there are some interesting plot details.

Akira Kurosawa - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:27:25 EST ID:s9a5YCE3 No.379265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sure bruh, like some alien would have psychic powers to move a massive asteroid space station? Feels like the protomolecule ruins the whole show.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 21-02-2017 08:56:25
Jin - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:35:46 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's science fiction, not just a space drama, your loss broski. I've been reading up more on the protomolecule and it sounds like shit's gonna get really awesome with it..

Book spoilers:

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 26-02-2017 18:33:36
Tazmanian Devil - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:34:30 EST ID:XTMp7Ard No.379306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dominic Monaghan - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:07:07 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The scene with Holden and Julie Mao talking was actually pretty fucking good.
Got me misty eyed. Am now sad. RIP
Tazmanian Devil - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:15:36 EST ID:XTMp7Ard No.379371 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Leeta - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:46:20 EST ID:oa2mmJAW No.379389 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The guy playing Amos was better in BSG
Padme Amidala - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:25:20 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.379434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, that was a surprisingly emotional episode. Mostly a slow burn with a hefty amount of dread, then the last 10 minutes or so really kicked me in the dick. I thought for sure Eros would slam into Earth, happy to see the story go in a more interesting direction.
Fleur Isabelle Delacour - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:13:02 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.379455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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SyFy named a star after Miller.
Renly Baratheon - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:08:19 EST ID:s9a5YCE3 No.379469 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd say it was a pretty dumb episode. Why does syfy follow this format of 10 minutes of actual shit, then nothing and the actual shit actually happening for the last 5 minutes?
It's like they have no material but they have to fill up the episodes. A normal cut of 22 minute episodes could work better for this series.
Arya Stark - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:09:14 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.379483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol why are you even watching this series?
The Comedian - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:35:39 EST ID:rXeJPwFk No.379486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The plot was bad this episode. A little disappointment here, in contrast to all previous episodes everything had that hard-scifi vibe, nothing was hand weaved away.
This episode however there were:

  • Miller suggesting to simply try to argue with the (at this point hypothetical) representation of Julie Mau to divert Eros and everybody going along with it. (could have been done better if the crew would display some self-preservation over self sacrifice and because of that choosing that option.)
  • Sudden gravity on Eros because of magic proto-molecule fairy dust (for gods sake at least come up with some techno-babble)
  • While communication is accurately depicted as time delayed the crew and the UN council can instantly not only track Eros but the missiles too.

The previous episode, while not being too convincing in terms of a ~1km large space ship hitting a several hundred km large rock would hurl it into the sun it at least was made possible to keep the suspension of disbelief by them mentioning that the nerds crunched to numbers and that considering relativistic speeds there is some number that would at least, except for material properties be consistent with conservation of momentum.
Talyn - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:24:41 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379501 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're just setting yourself up for disappointment if you're gonna nitpick all the times a Syfy series isn't perfectly scientifically accurate.
Ace - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:28:36 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.379507 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jesus christ
Talyn - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:56:43 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379511 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think that episode still did have a hard sci fi vibe.
When they were going full burn to chase Eros, they almost died from G Force from the acceleration. I had never even considered that being an issue with space travel. I thought that was really cool.
Also they never, to my knowledge, have addressed why/how there is gravity on their ships. That's likely because it would add nothing to the show and experience. Just like adding in time delay in communication would add absolutely nothing.
Also, Juice appreciation post. Anyone care to speculate what's in those drugs? Alex said in the last episode that the Juice would help them survive additional G force.
Keira Knightley - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:52:49 EST ID:rXeJPwFk No.379516 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Expanse is the exception because it's premise has been scientific accuracy from the start. So far this show has showed better consistency than even Star Trek: TNG. Now I get that producers might be in the process of changing that, and I am pointing that out.
I will watch the show regardless of that but I certainly would like them to keep the innovative idea of real physics in the storytelling (which hasn't been done on a TV space opera AFIK)

For the sake of comparison Dark Matter, has a different vibe to it and I am perfectly fine with any lack of physically based space battles or lack of logical consistency. It's a different show.
Danny Ocean - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:49:27 EST ID:oa2mmJAW No.379518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Also they never, to my knowledge, have addressed why/how there is gravity on their ships
A lot of the ships rotate so use centrifugal force as a substitute for gravity; you see it gets turned off fairly often hence the magnetic shoes.

The show started off with pretensions towards being hard SF but it never has been. For example being conceived and brought to term in zero or microgravity has a whole lot more issues than just resulting in tall skinny people.
Talyn - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:14:35 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379519 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah fair enough. I think that the protomolecule being more central in the plot, at this point, has given it a more fantasy (not the genre meaning) vibe to it. That's just up to taste really, because so far the whole protomolecule arc is kinda farfetched and nebulous in how it works or is supposed to work compared to our knowledge of science. Hopefully that change doesn't turn off too many viewers, but I really dig it. But yeah hopefully it also doesn't deviate the rest of the show from having that hard sci fi feel.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 26-02-2017 18:36:35
Talyn - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:06:39 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just found this on their social media. Looks like they are gonna make a series out of it, with the belter vocab.
Mark Cakes - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:59:09 EST ID:FcpXvA89 No.379585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got caught up on it last night. These past two episodes were pretty good and it's unfortunate Miller is gone but he did at least save Earth from extinction and he got to be with Julie one last time. I did like seeing the scenes of Holden having to make the tough decisions as captain like shooting down the Marasmus and deciding to chase after Eros in spite of the G-Forces affecting him and his crew's health. Also I think that the decision to launch those nukes into space only for them to lose the target lock is just gonna make the OPA a much bigger target by Earth now.

I don't know what the trope is called when you take some magical thing and it becomes like the source of all power and energy in changing the course of the universe or some shit but I hope they try to avoid the pitfalls of that with the protomolecule.
Edward Scissorhands - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:27:45 EST ID:wOmPhO0j No.379586 Ignore Report Quick Reply
very mild book spoilers in response to your trope question
The protomolecule may cause shifts in the balance of power, but it never becomes some supermagical bullshit IMO. Whenever alien tech comes into the series, it usually has political ramifications but it's never too 'Magic'. It's more like comparing Earth pre and post internet. Now there's before and after the protomolecule.
Jon Snow - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:18:46 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
magical mcguffin
Mark Cakes - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:12:31 EST ID:FcpXvA89 No.379590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes MacGuffin, that's the word I was looking for.
Raquel Welch - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:25:14 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.379763 Ignore Report Quick Reply
BUMP for tonight
Princess Tinyfeet - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:46:27 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379764 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah I don't foresee that being an issue honestly, to me it just seems like this mysterious force/common enemy plot element.
Princess Tinyfeet - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:01:14 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379769 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the fuck was that thing!?
Luna Lovegood - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:46:19 EST ID:xbPitC99 No.379785 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't know, but it had me saying "what the fuck" out loud a couple of times
I love this series
Big Dan Teague - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:57:27 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could tell when the earthers were approaching the mars marines that they were firing on some third party, but I guess the UN people assumed their troops on the ground were being hit by MCRN people, so that's why they took out the satellites? Or was it whatever that entity was that took out the satellites? Who knows. The last 10 or so minutes of that episode left me with so many questions..
Reef Blastbody - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:14:55 EST ID:DuTXZmpE No.379836 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pretty good episode. I've been the one complaining and I liked this ep.
Tom Peters - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:49:11 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.379853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Okay so I have a few ideas on this:
1) Given that they were on Ganymede, part of the outer system, maybe not all of the protomolecule was destroyed in Phoebe Station OR some Protogen scientists working out there got infected.

2) The missile our crew stored the protomolecule sample on may not have been as secure as they thought.

Whatever it is, it's fuckin spooky
Nick Cannon - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:27:58 EST ID:6RQXoCke No.379863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How many episodes does it take the show to start getting hype? Watched one episode a few weeks ago. Not hooked.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:38:04 EST ID:FcpXvA89 No.379864 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It takes till the 5th episode.
Sean Connery - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:38:23 EST ID:rXeJPwFk No.379867 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Please, it was a filler episode what exactly happened story wise leaving out the last 5 minutes? Right nothing, some character development, alright but nothing new about that either.
Big Dan Teague - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:48:39 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.379868 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Avasarala outed herself to the minister that she knew he was taking kickbacks from Mao. That was a pretty big deal. She went full baass and threatened the Minister and the wealthiest person in teh system. Also, for filler, it was pretty good. The storyline on how the Epstein Drive was created was pretty cool.
Tony Montana - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:51:24 EST ID:vgziN18e No.379874 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Also, the missile stuff. It wasn't a plot heavy episode, but it spent its time with world-building and filling out character relationships.

It was good for pacing. We just finished a mid season climax, and the series needed to take a breath to work. Going full throttle action all the time is how you end up with Michael Bay stuff.
Tara Strong - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:41:14 EST ID:6nwcdyM+ No.380002 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been thinking about this show in terms of BSG because of the other thread. The show's plot and world are nice but the characters still have a long way to go.

You know the Plinkett Character Test? It just asks if you can describe a character without referring to their looks, goals, or occupation. I could rattle off descriptions for almost everyone on Battlestar, but I still feel like only maybe Miller and Avasarala pass the test for The Expanse. I really hope they spend some real time developing characters now that I buy the universe.
genophyte - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:59:17 EST ID:42Je8Q3F No.380029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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just started season 2 episode one.

where my dude havelock at?

also pic related
Tony Stark - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:09:16 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I agree that the characters aren't 100%. But it's kinda unfair to compare character development to BSG, because at least as far as character writing and execution goes, BSG was lightning in a bottle. But yeah, even though they'e not 100% I am still heavily invested in the characters and find them more an more inteesting. Amos, for one, I'm finding to be a cooler character by the day.

I would so let Bobbie Draper peg me. Good lord she is hot. And her steadfast and passionate conviction to Mars just makes her even more attractive
Tony Stark - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:16:11 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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forgot pic
genophyte - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:50 EST ID:42Je8Q3F No.380049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
its kinda funny now knowing what this post is about.
Jin - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:50:16 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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New episode tonight. "The Seventh Man"

Also, if you feel so inclined, check out this collection of The Expanse concept art I accumulated: http://imgur.com/gallery/ekgyD
Dr. Beverly Crusher - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:42:47 EST ID:Q1JXGGcA No.380077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dope, dude. Thanks for sharing
Jack Black - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:38:16 EST ID:cDdI6AUT No.380083 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah honestly I hated most of the characters from BSG but they were pretty well fleshed out. The Expanse is getting there but I still can't even remember the names of the mopey captain and his girlfriend. They are definitely the weakest imo. Miller, Cas, Amos, and Avasarala seem to have some personality though.
Jack Black - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:42:58 EST ID:cDdI6AUT No.380084 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Meant to say Alex not Cas. Apparently the actor's name is Cas. So granted I still had to look up his name but his stereotypical pilot routine is pretty good.
B'Elanna Torres - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:43:17 EST ID:61OGETpR No.380085 Report Quick Reply
I hate that I do know their stupid names (Holden and Naomi)
B'Elanna Torres - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:46:42 EST ID:61OGETpR No.380087 Report Quick Reply
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Also, Amos kicks ass.
Jin - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:56:14 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh yeah, Amos kinda does remind me of Jayne Cobb from Firely. He's like a version of him minus any campiness and a little scarier.
B'Elanna Torres - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:58:25 EST ID:61OGETpR No.380091 Report Quick Reply
In the books, Amos is comic relief like Jayne.
Touch Rustrod - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:30:13 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.380183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
An alright episode. Bobbi u dun goofed.

I get the feeling Fred Johnson is living on borrowed time.
Jon Arryn - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:53:07 EST ID:LRiIxLDo No.380186 Report Quick Reply
His actor always gets fired from shit so I bet they'll kill him off just because they're sick of his actor causing trouble on set.
Clu - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:46:17 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.380205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh shit for real? It was weird how he just disappeared from The Wire but I only remember seeing him in that and TWD.

Lol you've convinced me, he's fuckin doomed
Tommy Callahan - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:25:03 EST ID:uInzn1Q/ No.380301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Watched the past two episodes. Where'd Amos go? I mean last we saw him he was talking to that scientist before he got kidnapped. And Dawes representing the OPA is just gonna turn the tide against people's support for Johnson, whom as an Earther isn't exactly someone who should lead a group of Belters despite his leadership capabilities. Since they got the missiles, they got a lot of leverage now and get a seat at the table with Earth and Mars. But jesus Bobbie surviving the Ganymede Incident and her whole squad getting killed and seeing that alien is some crazy shit. Obviously I can't say the officer interviewing her didn't believe her but now she's basically someone who with one testimony could start a war. I also want to see what happens with Avasarala knowing that Errinwright is in Mao's back pocket and trying to stop him.

And Drummer is fine as hell especially dat Belter accent.
Aeryn Sun - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:06:13 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Drummer is so hot. Imo, hottest character. The accent is definitely a big part of it too.
Jee-woo Kim - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:06:55 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Good episode tonight. I'm diggin the build up. That scene where they spaced the inners on the refugee ship was brutal, totally saw it coming though.

The UN/Mars convention next week should be quite interesting.
Laura Gemser - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:48:40 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.380392 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bet she got a butthole like a cigar cutter
Laura Gemser - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:24:14 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.380423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn. Tense episode. Fuck the Belter nationalist(?) trash.
David Fury - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:31:14 EST ID:XTMp7Ard No.380429 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Someone space this Well-walla
Tuck Pendleton - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:55:23 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.380433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I got no problem with beltas or political violence, but spacing refugees who live and work in the fucking Belt because of their roots is waaayy too indiscriminate and crosses the line into pig disgusting ethno nationalism.
AceTheMan - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:33:30 EST ID:qH5NCHtc No.380512 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Never watched this show, heard mixed things about season 1 but this board seems to like it a lot. Definitely a big science fiction fan wondering if someone could give me a quick rundown and some incentive to watch it?
Nabe Shogun - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:28:51 EST ID:GDbPIJfg No.380513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It contains a lot of science fiction. There are space ships and planets and stuff.
Slab - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:40:48 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380514 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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"Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), and ship's officer Jim Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace in the system and the survival of humanity."

There is tons of tension between Earth and its colonies in Mars and the asteroid belt. The thing that really brings the drama to life is all the little details about the colonies that give it character, like the belter "creole" which is their amalgam of a language formed from isolation and combination of languages of colonists. I'm sure everyone who is a fan has a favorite faction. Mine is Mars.
Then of course there is the mysterious "alien" element that just adds an other layer to the drama.
And the action is phenomenal. Awesome space battles with awesome effects, and real science like intertia, etc. No easy fixes like "inertial dampeners" and "gravity plating" in star trek.
Also, an other thing I really like about The Expanse is that it seems like a more likely future, that's not a socialist utopia like Star Trek, but more of a capitalist future, that may even be considered a dystopia for people who are pretty much subjugated by their mining jobs in the Asteroid Belt.
Overall, 10/10 space opera. Best since BSG.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 19-03-2017 20:13:52
Master Splinter - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:15:01 EST ID:uInzn1Q/ No.380595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Geez man that scene where those Inners got spaced was crazy. Spacing is like a futuristic version of the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. I thought that the whole attempted Black Sky takeover of Tycho wasn't going to last but at least Drummer is still alive thankfully. I thought it was funny when she just straight up shot those Belters in the head as she was walking and got her satisfaction. I am looking forward to the Rocinate going to Ganymede to investigate and trying to find where Dr. Strickland took Prax's daughter and next week's episode showing Bobbie's testimony about Ganymede.
Edward Cullen - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:20:49 EST ID:XTMp7Ard No.380596 Ignore Report Quick Reply

S1 is B-grade, guilty-pleasure tier sci-fi up until about the last two or three episodes. Even during this weaker era it still has wonderful worldbuilding even if the characters are a bit blase.
Once it get to the season finale it gets legitimately enjoyable though, and S2 has been an amazing fucking thrillride, and the characters actually start to be "give a shit about" tier. This is probably my favorite show airing currently
David Simon - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:41:24 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.380636 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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fuggin BAMP for tonight
Sterling Archer - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:58:27 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.380648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's some badass fan art.
Jenette Vasquez - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:46:33 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.380952 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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bomp for tonight. going to rewatch the last ep because i was drunk af and don't remember

pic related, irl belter and well walla
Batman - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:23:43 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.381274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Last week was kinda uneventful, but it was cool to see Draper getting to really understand how these 'spoiled Earthers' really live. I imagine that's why they didn't want her leaving the embassy. They didn't want her to spoil that adversarial attitude that the Martians have instilled in themselves.
For some reason, I was under the impression that this season was 10 episodes, and last week was episode 9. But it's 13!
Bump for tonight. "There will be Dragons" is the episode title.
Dr. Chris Kelvin - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:05:37 EST ID:x29snBDK No.381287 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I was really surprised by the slum. I figured earth had a decent guaranteed minimum income, and that it was endless apathetic suburbs. It was a really interesting turn for me to see an underpass camp. I feel like the show was being tricky about it.

I like the development Draper got. She's probably my second favorite behind Avasarala now... Maybe tied with the dude from Ganymede. I'm still pretty bored with the core party though.
Steve Coogan - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:31:56 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.381290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah I agree, there hasn't really been much going on with the core camp lately. I imagine they're expanding more on Draper because somehow she is gonna cross paths with them and join them.
Tommy Pickles - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:26:52 EST ID:098HQU5N No.381299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Bro I also thought there were only 10 episodes too, holy fuck you just made me happier
Sterling Archer - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:59:40 EST ID:rEgNMp4c No.381304 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I hope they kill off the core group GRRM style. People who've read the book keep hinting there's a reason GRRM likes this series and it's coming soon. I hope to god that's the reason because I just have no interest in them.

These spoilers are pretty soft, they just represent my hopes and dreams. I haven't read the books myself and don't know what actually will happen.
Jean-Luc Godard - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:01:42 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.381322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuckin excellent episode.
That last scene.. "we're going on a hunt" actually gave me goosebumps. Shit is escalating in an awesome way.
Seeing Draper kick her captain's ass, interrogate him, and escape the embassy was straight badass.
What'shisname, the Earth prime minister, it's off putting seeing him trying to be good. I have a strong feeling that when it comes time for him to fess up and tell the truth about everything, he's gonna back out and double cross Avasarala or something like that.
Amos' character development has been pretty great. It was kinda cheesy when he was on Tycho station, brooding and shit, but now that he's like turning it around, and even risked his life, and took a bullet for that dude, it's kinda coming full circle.
Naomi choosing to leave kinda sucks, but only because Amos isn't gonna be with the rest of them. It's obvious that she's being torn apart by guilt for lying to Holden and hiding that last piece of the protomolecule, and that's likely whey she's choosing to split up. Not because she wants to "do good" but because she's a lying b'otch who can't stand to look at Holden anymore. And then on top of that she had the nerve, last episode to preach to him about how 'everytime they do something bad it gets easier' or whatever she said. I'm really starting to hate her, lol, but she's making a pretty good heel, and it's not like she isn't redeemable.
Overall great episode, I'm excited to see how Avasarala's meeting with Mao goes next week. I get the feeling he's just gonna try and buy her out, or win her over with some bullshit talk about "advancing humanity" or some such shit. Also, who knows how that hunt for the proto-soldier thing is gonna go. I thought it was pretty fuckin cool that it's deployed by a grenade. But yeah if they can get a piece of that soldier that would go a long way to making their case to the people of the system about what's going on.
Orel Puppington - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:14:03 EST ID:3PZYTHlU No.381603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
BUMP for tonight
Natashe Henstridge - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:39:22 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.381609 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I fuckin knew it.
I knew that Avasarala was gonna get double crossed. Even predicting it didn't diminish it though. It was a pretty creative way to do it. But yeah the way they were suddenly making her likeable definitely seemed like foreshadowing for more happening to her.
This was yet an other excellent episode for this season. The finale next week is gonna be fuckin epic.
Elliott - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:37:57 EST ID:ZcIyryzD No.381630 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yup, all kinds of stuff going on now. "They're saving their bullets for next week. Should be epic.
Marty McFly - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:46:41 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.381653 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is next week the finale??
Tinkerbell - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:20:21 EST ID:ZcIyryzD No.381690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Marceline Abadeer - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:15:31 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.381895 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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heck yiddly yeah
BOIMP for tonight
Rick Deckard - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:57:07 EST ID:l+lK6rN5 No.381896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
oh shit totally forgot, thx matey. Tonight's a good night. Just as my favorite show is sending off the season, Fargo is starting.
Dirk Bogarde - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:07:24 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.381898 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Crazy finale. Good shit.
It was a great way to finish up some stuff, leave some other things open, and start new arcs.
I love the idea that Johnson has the protomolecule now. He's a badass, and I guess it's in better hands with him than that other OPA douche. Plus I just like his acting.
I don't like that they left the fate of Avasarala, her spy friend and Bobbie Draper open, but I have a very strong feeling that at least Bobbie will make it, and probably Avasarala.
The scene where the protomolecule on Venus disassembled the Earth research ship was pretty awesome. Lol imagine what was going through their minds in their last moments.
Already excited for next season. I grabbed the first book of the series recently, so that's something to tide me over until then.
Marceline Abadeer - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:26 EST ID:WHBUrZKw No.381909 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wrapped things up fairly neatly while dropping some "OH FUCK NOW WHAT" moments. Looking forward to next season

Yeah I'm also glad it was Fred who got the molecule. The build up behind the coup and Anderson fucking off with a bunch of nukes had me thinking HE would get it.

As for the protomolecule on Venus, it seems that sending ships there fueled the fire so to speak. If it feeds on radiation and becomes more complex by absorbing life, Venus is a hotbox of thermal radiation and those ships are a welcoming gift lol.

Shit's getting wild

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