Author Topic: The EXPANSE  (Read 657 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
The EXPANSE
« on: December 16, 2015, 07:28:00 AM »
Anyone watching? I've seen the first two episodes and it's very promising. I've liked it a lot....and actually enjoyed the way they just throw you in to the stories. It's like they assumed you 'knew' what has been going on prior to entering the show....but at the same time they are doing good at giving enough info. to build a character yet aren't being over the top. Also, it's very well done as far as production. Seems like it'll be a good show.....
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Online kingshmegland

  • defender of the brew!
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 33165
  • Gender: Male
  • Take that Beethoven, you deaf bastard!!
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 09:02:20 AM »
DVR'd it.  I told Blob about it since he's all Sci-fi'eeeeeeee and stuff.

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'. - Bob Newhart

So wait, we're spelling it wrong and king is spelling it right? What is going on here? :lol -- BlobVanDam

Offline Genowyn

  • That name's pretty cool, and honestly, I'd like to change mine to it.
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 5288
  • Gender: Male
  • But Hachikuji, I've told you over and over...
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 12:59:08 PM »
I've only seen the first episode so far. Mostly checking it out because I love Daniel Abraham's (one of the two authors who make up James SA Corey) The Dagger and Coin Fantasy series. I've read a bit of the first book (and will read more as soon as the library gets it back in) and I have to aay the prologue worked much better in that format
 Very disturbing, as opposed to the TV show version where I had no idea wtf was supposed to be happening :lol. Oh well books are always better and I'll definitely keep watching.

...my name is Araragi.

Offline MrBoom_shack-a-lack

  • I hit things for a living!
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6254
  • Gender: Male
  • Boom, Mr Boom
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 01:49:54 PM »
Heard lots of good things about this show, will check it out once I got time.
There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him. And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard.

/Ade Edmondson

Offline ariich

  • sexin' you later
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 19304
  • Gender: Male
  • Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 10:21:17 AM »
Just seen the first episode so far, and it seems pretty good. Obviously impossible to properly judge so early on, but definite potential.

Offline Genowyn

  • That name's pretty cool, and honestly, I'd like to change mine to it.
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 5288
  • Gender: Male
  • But Hachikuji, I've told you over and over...
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2016, 09:13:08 PM »
Really digging how this has been going so far. The first episode was a little shaky, but it's just been getting better as it goes on.

...my name is Araragi.

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2016, 09:38:18 PM »
Really digging how this has been going so far. The first episode was a little shaky, but it's just been getting better as it goes on.

I'm all in. Like you said, it gets better with each episode and it's been picked up for a second season already. It's really well done and the story just keeps evolving. Very cool show.
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Offline hefdaddy42

  • Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 39575
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP Dad 1943-2010
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2016, 08:13:31 AM »
Just finished watching the fourth episode. I am really loving this show so far!

Hef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.

Offline CrimsonSunrise

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2995
  • Gender: Male
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2016, 09:24:10 AM »
Just heard they made the series.  I have read the first 3 books though a couple years ago.  Reading #4 now :)  I'll have to start on the show for sure!!

Offline Genowyn

  • That name's pretty cool, and honestly, I'd like to change mine to it.
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 5288
  • Gender: Male
  • But Hachikuji, I've told you over and over...
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2016, 02:32:22 PM »
So I read the entire first book between the previous episode and today's... Most of the changes seem pretty inconsequential but it's strange how they're being pretty faithful with Holden's storyline but throwing a bunch of random crap into Miller's.

...my name is Araragi.

Offline CrimsonSunrise

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2995
  • Gender: Male
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 09:32:29 PM »
Saw the first 2 episodes and am really impressed with it so far.  EXCELLENT job tracking the first book.   All the small details, like cultural mannerisms and language, seem to be really well translated from book to screen.


So I read the entire first book between the previous episode and today's... Most of the changes seem pretty inconsequential but it's strange how they're being pretty faithful with Holden's storyline but throwing a bunch of random crap into Miller's.

It's been a couple years since I read Leviathan Wakes, but so far in the first couple episodes Miller seems right on point to me.  About every scene I see him in jives with my recollection of him at the start.

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 09:37:24 PM »
Having not read the books....I have nothing to compare it to. All I know it's a really good show.
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Offline Genowyn

  • That name's pretty cool, and honestly, I'd like to change mine to it.
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 5288
  • Gender: Male
  • But Hachikuji, I've told you over and over...
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2016, 01:13:28 PM »

So I read the entire first book between the previous episode and today's... Most of the changes seem pretty inconsequential but it's strange how they're being pretty faithful with Holden's storyline but throwing a bunch of random crap into Miller's.

It's been a couple years since I read Leviathan Wakes, but so far in the first couple episodes Miller seems right on point to me.  About every scene I see him in jives with my recollection of him at the start.

It's later on it really starts to veer, you'll see.

That being said, I'm still enjoying the show. Having started on the second book, though, I'm a little disappointed in how they toned down Avasarala's...  colourful language.

...my name is Araragi.

Offline CrimsonSunrise

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2995
  • Gender: Male
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2016, 07:02:03 PM »

 I'm a little disappointed in how they toned down Avasarala's...  colourful language.

Yeah... :lol  I've mentioned that to a couple peeps I've talked too.  I don't think her "Book" language would be a big hit for the SyFy crowd... :lol

Offline adace

  • Posts: 2267
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2016, 03:43:58 PM »
Just started watching this series and so far I'm very impressed. Intriguing plot, great characters, and very cool CGI. Definitely wanna see where this goes.

Offline CrimsonSunrise

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2995
  • Gender: Male
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2016, 12:48:26 AM »
Just started watching this series and so far I'm very impressed. Intriguing plot, great characters, and very cool CGI. Definitely wanna see where this goes.

If it continues to track the first book like it has been, buckle up!

Offline Genowyn

  • That name's pretty cool, and honestly, I'd like to change mine to it.
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 5288
  • Gender: Male
  • But Hachikuji, I've told you over and over...
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2016, 07:15:50 PM »
Book 1 Spoilers:

Pacing seems on track to end season 1 at Eros, which is what I expected them to do. However they missed some opportunities with the episode names... the season finale is called "Leviathan Wakes", obviously should have been called "Meat for the Machine". "Leviathan Wakes" should be when Eros dodges Nauvoo.

...my name is Araragi.

Offline MrBoom_shack-a-lack

  • I hit things for a living!
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6254
  • Gender: Male
  • Boom, Mr Boom
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2016, 03:33:48 AM »
Finally started watching the first two episodes and it's great so far. A show right up my alley and to be honest even though I love the genre both as movies and games I usually avoid sci-fi shows like this because the production is usually questionable sadly. So far this seems like a good mix between great CGI, characters and plot.

There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him. And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard.

/Ade Edmondson

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2016, 07:38:00 AM »
Finally started watching the first two episodes and it's great so far. A show right up my alley and to be honest even though I love the genre both as movies and games I usually avoid sci-fi shows like this because the production is usually questionable sadly. So far this seems like a good mix between great CGI, characters and plot.

There are a couple guys here who've read the books. I haven't, but I've loved this show. The (2) Hour finale is this week and I can't see how it won't be great being that all the other episodes have been.
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Offline Genowyn

  • That name's pretty cool, and honestly, I'd like to change mine to it.
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 5288
  • Gender: Male
  • But Hachikuji, I've told you over and over...
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2016, 10:19:11 PM »
Pretty much where I expected the season to end. I've got some gripes (mostly of the "What was the point of that, exactly?" variety. For example: Why did we already meet Avasarala when she hasn't done anything important? Why did we need the cyborg dude, exactly?) but overall it was good. Looking forward to next season.

...my name is Araragi.

Offline hefdaddy42

  • Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 39575
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP Dad 1943-2010
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2016, 10:27:28 AM »
Finished this over the weekend.  I really enjoyed this series.  Looking forward to season 2.

Hef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2016, 10:42:50 AM »
Finished this over the weekend.  I really enjoyed this series.  Looking forward to season 2.

yeah...very well done. quality production and the story is moving right along.
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2017, 06:53:01 PM »
Back Tonight :metal

Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Offline hefdaddy42

  • Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 39575
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP Dad 1943-2010
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2017, 01:04:13 PM »
Finally caught up on this. I am loving the new season so far.

Hef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4156
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2017, 01:39:30 PM »
I'm halfway thru season one. Really good show.
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-Sans

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
--Frank Zappa

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2017, 03:07:38 PM »
Finally caught up on this. I am loving the new season so far.

I agree. Very good start...they've done a real good job at creating several compelling characters. I dig the underlying plight between Earth and Mars and then the whole added aspect of this 'experiment'....it's been a good show. Production quality is great as well.
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Offline CrimsonSunrise

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2995
  • Gender: Male
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2017, 07:16:35 PM »
So far season 2 is NOT disappointing!!!  :tup  Man I love this show!!  Really like how they're explaining the protomolocule.  Honestly, while I understood it in the books, I get a better grasp now of what it is.

Online gmillerdrake

  • Proud Father.....Blessed Husband
  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9197
  • Gender: Male
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2017, 08:11:03 PM »
If your a Sci Fi fan and not watching this show you need to do yourself a favor and get in on it. Such a good show that cares about character development, content, production value....it's just the real deal.
Without Faith.....Without Hope.....There can be No Peace of Mind

Offline hefdaddy42

  • Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 39575
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP Dad 1943-2010
Re: The EXPANSE
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2017, 10:31:15 AM »
Agreed.  All things considered (writing, directing, acting, effects, consistency, etc), these two seasons may be the best first two seasons of any sci-fi show ever.

I never use hyperbole.

Hef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.