User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: The Expanse

  1. #1
    the Omniscient Grimario's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    'straya
    Posts
    26,989
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    260806
    australia

    The Expanse

    Has anyone watched this?

    Aired on SyFy in November and had completely passed me by till this weekend just gone, probably on the back of SyFy produced garbage turning me off anything they've done for a long while.

    It's not the usual dumbed down sci fi light entertainment that I've avoided for years - it's heavily story driven, the characters are excellent for the most part and the science isn't so outlandish as to be unbelievable. Inter-planetary political intrigue, rebellion, terrorism and all done really well. Bummed that season 2 isn't till 2017 so I am going to have to get the books and get stuck into them.

    This is the trailer from early last year and I don't think it comes close to suggesting how wonderful the show actually is.


  2. #2
    Donde esta la biblioteca Pablo Diablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    27,003
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    990309
    canada
    Watched it

    Read the books beforehand.

    I feel it did a pretty decent job, I do recommend it to people who haven't seen it.

  3. #3
    the Omniscient Grimario's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    'straya
    Posts
    26,989
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    260806
    australia
    Reading the first book now. Even though I generally know what is going on, there's still enough different to the show that I lost 2 hours last night when I went to bed to read.

    It's really good sci fi.

  4. #4
    Donde esta la biblioteca Pablo Diablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    27,003
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    990309
    canada
    Grim have you been keeping up with Season 2 so far?

    It's been renewed for Season 3!

  5. #5
    Donde esta la biblioteca Pablo Diablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    27,003
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    990309
    canada
    I do once again recommend people watch this show. If you have Amazon Prime it's included in Prime Video. The latest season just finished (next season will be the final season).

  6. #6
    1-800-Call-My-Bluff Fro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    30,282
    Mentioned
    203 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    777344
    I watched the trailer in OP. It looks pretty good. I'll put it on the watch list.

    But what's better the books or the show? If the books are great I might give them a whirl first @Pablo Diablo

  7. #7
    Donde esta la biblioteca Pablo Diablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    27,003
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    990309
    canada
    Books are better. There are 8 of them with the final 9th book coming this year.

    The show when it finishes next season will go through 6 of them.

    The show has a bit of a rocky first season but picks up about 2/3rds through that first season.

  8. #8
    50/50 Booker TimeSplitter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    15,214
    Mentioned
    78 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    261696
    usa
    I watched this series when the pandemic first hit last spring. It was pretty good. Similar to early Walking Dead but Sci-Fi. I'll wait until the season is done to watch all of it.

  9. #9
    Donde esta la biblioteca Pablo Diablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    27,003
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    990309
    canada
    Quote Originally Posted by TimeSplitter View Post
    I watched this series when the pandemic first hit last spring. It was pretty good. Similar to early Walking Dead but Sci-Fi. I'll wait until the season is done to watch all of it.
    Season is all done now.

  10. #10
    Donde esta la biblioteca Pablo Diablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    27,003
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    990309
    canada
    And so the series is ended. Truly one of the great sci-fi television series that I don't think enough people gave a chance to, but I highly recommend everyone does.

  11. #11
    🪝HOOK GANG🪝 Bert's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Redrum
    Posts
    24,964
    Mentioned
    177 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1240093
    usa
    I watched the first season but couldn't get into the second.

  12. #12
    Cirque du Soleil Chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Belfast
    Posts
    11,000
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    237522
    I’m watching it for the first time and am half way through season 3. Loving it. Assuming the quality holds up, it’s easily one of the best sci-fi shows. The world building and politics are excellent and I adore the care they’ve taken with the physics and the tactical nuances of space combat.

  13. #13
    You didn't see me, right? HHHnFoley_Rulez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Snowville.
    Posts
    15,784
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    146193
    I feel like the show has ebbs and flows. I was super into the first few series then it waned a bit, gets a bit better and now I've just finished the end of Season 6 (spoilers below, obvs).


  14. #14
    Donde esta la biblioteca Pablo Diablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    27,003
    Mentioned
    243 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    990309
    canada
    About your spoiler HHH


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •