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The Expanse - Syfy
BELTALOWDA! BELTALOWDA! BELTALOWDA!

God, I love Drummer.

Fantastic ep all round.
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The MCRN ship in the ring's subspace bubble sent out two probes . . . one accelerated until it triggered the ring and gave everyone a speed limit . . . the other hit the wall of the bubble and disappeared. Did it return to normal space and send info to the rest of the Navy, or was it truly obliterated?
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It was obliterated. Hence, why it freaked Alex out so badly.

I have to give a shout-out to Steven Strait. He's never been THE BEST on this show but the last two episodes where he could show a Holden really at the end of his rope have been incredibly good.

Also, this exchange;

"Oh, so you wanna talk about the non-local quantum hologram, the phase-conjugate adaptive waves resonating in micro-tubules in the brain, which of course requires some closed-timelike curves and Lorentzian manifold, and... you'll catch up, I'll wait."

"...so, crime scene?"

"CRIME SCENE!"
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HOLY CRAP.

That was amazing!
Originally Posted by ImmortanNick 

Saw Batman v Superman.
Now I know what it's like to see Nickelback in concert.

That's my review.
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What a great episode of television. They continue to hammer home big story arc after big story arc in a satisfying fashion.
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Yeah that was just great.

And bringing Bobbie in on the Martian team was just perfect and made me wonder why they didn't do it in the book.
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Does the book this half-season is adapting take place entirely at/in the molasses ring?

I'd think that's kind of cool.
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(06-14-2018, 01:05 PM)turingmachine75 Wrote: Does the book this half-season is adapting take place entirely at/in the molasses ring?

I'd think that's kind of cool.

It does. The first two books blend together in my memory but after that each successive book is like its own specific bottleneck episode. Book three is %80 inside the Ring gate and book 4, Cibola Burn is in a brand new location. 

And my fav exchange this episode was Alex and Amos contemplating their predicament.  

"A friend back decided when it's her time she'll take a bottle and her cats up to the roof and step off."
"With her cats?"
"Like a fucking Pharoah."
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Muthafuckin Ashford bringing up the rear with this hour's fistpumping moment. Just as I was thinking, "Now, call *all* the ships with the good news." I may have misjudged you.

I needed that.
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Another great hour of television. Anna walking through those corridors in the immediate aftermath of the mass deceleration... that was some nasty business. Can't recall seeing anything quite like that before. Really well done.
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Casting David Strathairn was an excellent choice.

BUT OH GOD, PLEASE LET DRUMMER BE OKAY!

Bummed the season's almost at an end but goddamn, what a season it has been.
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There is a string of 3-4 episodes there that are among the best sci-fi tv period. At this point Galactica was beginning to shit itself.
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(06-22-2018, 10:52 AM)turingmachine75 Wrote: At this point Galactica was beginning to shit itself.

Hey now. I love the final few episodes of BSG S3 (All Along The Watchtower / Starbucks return), and I think the final season gets way more flak than it deserves.

But your larger point is correct - this run of episodes has been incredible, and where BSG was definitely a show that peaked in the middle, THE EXPANSE keeps getting exponentially better and more exciting.
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I actually dug the hallucinatory weirdness of season 4.
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THAT'S HOW YOU DO A FUCKING FINALE!

God, what an absolute fantastic capper to a fantastic season. The adaptation choices made were quite frankly genius. No one was even really a villain here. Just a bunch of scared as hell human beings acting in the way they thought best. Except for Diego. Fuck Diego.

God, I was SO SCARED for Drummer there but Shankar pulled a fantastic bamboozle at the end. Space Waifu is saved!

If this had been the actual end...I can't deny I would have been pissed. But it would have worked. Still, I am so happy this is continuing. And Bobbie's part of the Roci crew now! YES!

And now you all know why it's called THE EXPANSE. Big Grin

Oh, and special shoutout to Amos and Anna who were fantastic together.
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Diogo's gonna be OK, right? He's a good kid.

'Nother question: Who came first . . . Belters or Martians?
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Wellwala was a little bitch to Naomi and Space Waifu Drummer. Fuck him.

Martians came first, Belters later.
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Great finale. Loving this show. Can't believe it was almost cancelled on that note.
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That's what I thought, but I think Belters first makes sense economically and sociologically.

They mine the material to be used to colonize Mars but never get to be the major player Martians become.
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Absolutely excellent season finale. I honestly keep getting how floored how good this adaptation is.

So very glad to see this show gets to continue doing the source material justice.
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That's my review.
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I loved the finale! Was really worried how they were going to change book Ashford into tv show Ashford. He ended up a much more interesting antagonist in the show. Well done, writers...well done.
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Drummer's reaction to zero g relieving her back pain was a delightful moment. I need that. The zero g back cracking I mean.

Great finale. Like other resurrected series (see Community season 3) I would have been satisfied if this were the end, but now we have thousands of possibilities, and excited for more.
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(06-29-2018, 11:27 AM)scottieferguson Wrote: Like other resurrected series (see Community season 3) I would have been satisfied if this were the end ...

C'mon, son.
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Bad choice of words. Maybe accepting would have been better.
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This would have 100% worked as a show finale. Having said that, I am beyond happy that we'll get more. This is pretty much the one show I was putting off watching because I immediately wanted to see what happened next once an episode ended.

And as much as a BSG fanboy I am, this is the best thing SYFY has ever done by a pretty comfortable margin. I hope the jump to Amazon is as smooth as possible.
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Syfy's involvement was purely distribution, so the switch to Amazon shouldn't have any effect on quality.
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Unless some Amazon exec with "ideas" butts in.
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Bezos is apparently a fan. I don't know if that's some PR bullshit but that could help give them more creative freedom.
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Yeah I'm not worried about creative control being taken away or influenced with the Amazon deal.

I'm interested in the format though. Season 4 will be 10 episodes instead of 13 but the structure will be different since they don't have to worry about commercial breaks. And no content restriction either.

Let the fucks fly!
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(06-28-2018, 02:00 PM)Codename Wrote: THAT'S HOW YOU DO A FUCKING FINALE!

God, what an absolute fantastic capper to a fantastic season. The adaptation choices made were quite frankly genius. No one was even really a villain here. Just a bunch of scared as hell human beings acting in the way they thought best. Except for Diego. Fuck Diego.

I almost hoped Naomi had painted a "Fuck you!" on that elevator she dropped on him.
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Finished reading Abaddon's Gate to keep up with the TV series. Reading the books really gives you an appreciation of how good a job the TV guys are doing with their work, both as an adaptation and as a good work in its own right. It's not that they're making a silk purse out of a sow's ear or anything--the books are quite good--but they stay incredibly faithful to the source material, while making needed changes to let it work as a TV show without dragging or be boring. There are shows with far less constrictions (like the MCU Netflix shows) that can't manage to tell a good story with each episode, while the show does that and beefs up the worldbuilding and characterization while they're at it. 

I think the Abaddon's Gate adaptation is about their most significant departure, with them replacing a host of new characters with established ones from prior episodes. It works, and makes me wonder if they're keeping folks like Bull and Sam in their backpocket for further down the line, or not. The books have a tendency to get a bit facile with the politics, making the viewpoint character the one sane man and then having most everyone else be craven fools to disagree with them (although given the real world, that might not be too far off). Still, it's better television that they regularly make the villains more nuanced and compelling, to the point where it's a bit jarring when Ashford turns to the Dark Side.

Although neither continuity managed to sell me on Clarissa Mao as a hero. She just comes off as a poor little rich girl with a body count, like we're supposed to root for Eric Trump to escape the consequences of his actions after he tries to frame Robert Mueller for murder. The book Abaddon's Gate ends on the implication that she's going to be part of the Roci's crew, while TV Abaddon's Gate ends with Bobbie seeming to join up, and I can't help thinking I'd be real happy if the show ditches Mao to do the 25-to-life she so richly deserves and gives Bobbie her seat. 

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I'm always way behind on this bad boy and this time it cost me. Episode 8 was taken off of OnDemand before I could watch it. Anyway, epic season and an amazing finale. I'm glad that it wasn't a complete massacre like the book. I remember Ashford completely tearing apart all of the resistance with hundreds dying.
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(07-12-2018, 11:04 AM)boristhecheese Wrote: I'm always way behind on this bad boy and this time it cost me. 

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Season 3 is out on blu next week, so catching up will be easy peasy.

Not sure if it will be up on Amazon streaming soon after, but I wouldn't bet against it.
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