The Expanse

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Rick
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The Expanse

Postby Rick » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:17 am

Anyone else seen this series?
It's only 7 episodes so far (of 10 in the first series), but it is looking very good (I'm about 3 episodes in) - very Traveller 2300 but just set in the solar system and a cold war between Earth and Mars.
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Re: The Expanse

Postby thesmiths4 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:38 am

I really liked the books and now the show.

The story I've heard about it is that it started as an online play by post role playing game, and pretty soon the people writing the posts realized it was book material. That flavor has carried over to the books and the show.
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Re: The Expanse

Postby dragoner » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:40 am

It's good, I like it.
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Re: The Expanse

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:38 am

Rick wrote:Anyone else seen this series?
It's the best show of its kind that I've seen in a decade.
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Re: The Expanse

Postby Condottiere » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:37 am

Explains the three story arcs.
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Re: The Expanse

Postby Lysander » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:43 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:It's the best show of its kind that I've seen in a decade.
Agreed.

They have done an excellent job transferring the first book to the small screen so far.
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Re: The Expanse

Postby Rick » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:40 pm

Ok, so I've caught up to episode 7 and it's getting damn tense. I can keep up with the multiple stories and characters and I get a sense that they are converging, but the mysteries of "how?" and "why?" are still not clear, which is brilliant and exciting - there's nothing worse than a series where you can see the series end halfway through said series (looking at you - Supernatural!).

Great story, well told. Gripping stuff.
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Re: The Expanse

Postby Solomani Jim » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:00 pm

Having read all of the books I find it to be a great show. The acting, writing, and SFX are all top notch. I admittedly worried that it might be too heady for the average viewer leading to an early cancellation but so far so good.

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