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The Expanse - Season 2 - Full Season Thread *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Saturn_V, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    Didn't think it was great idea for the Under Secretary to visit Mr. Mao. I didn't see some of these things coming: the actions that Errinwright took and the protomolecule soldier latching into the Roci.

    In the book, did Errinwright also kill the Martian defense minister, destroy that MCRN pickup ship and threaten Mr. Mao in this way?

    Back to the earlier part about Alex and his fooling around against music when waiting, I rewatched part of ep 1 and noticed he was a guy w/headphones on. Maybe he was always a music guy.

    Also, in the books, is Amos portrayed like the brute that he seems to be in the show?

    Side note: Anyone watching the Inside The Expanse videos (one per ep) found at The Expanse and in their iOS app? I've watched probably most of those.
     
  2. stellie93

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    I need to reread the books, because I'm not remembering a lot of the stuff from this season as the same. Maybe stuff from different books is being thrown together? Or maybe it's just different. Anyway, the books would be well worth reading again. :up:

    Amos is a work in progress through the books, but one thing he always does is exactly what Naomi says. Disobeying her was out of character, to me.
     
  3. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    I was reading The Monster and the Rocket and it says "He orders Mao to kill Avasarala and return to Earth alone, so they can resume their partnership."

    I didn't catch Errinwright telling Mao to kill Avasarala, only the return the Earth alone part. I rewatched that clip via SyFy's iOS app and still didn't hear the kill part. I guess one could interpret it that way, but I hadn't. Does that mean that the UN/Errinwright will attempt to shoot down her ship on the way back or try to kill her via some other means soon?
     
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  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

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    Good gawd.. please please spoilerize that in your original, there's "spoilers allowed" and there's "can we be considerate of non-book readers" that's a potential huge plot point to be discussing.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    That's not from the book, that's from the official Syfy recap of the latest episode.
     
  6. dianebrat

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    I read that as first line is saying " I'm reading this book and it says this" then below saying "but the show said this"
    Clearly I didn't catch the syntax that it wasn't a book issue, but a Syfy synopsis, I was caffeine deficient :D
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    To be fair, it was ambiguous, but the title of his link didn't match any of the books, so I hovered the cursor over the link and saw that it was to the Syfy recaps site.
     
  8. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    Yeah, this is a side effect of this new software automatically grabbing titles of target pages and making them the link text.

    There's one person here on TCF who used to complain that I'd just copy and paste links. With the old software, it would just only show the URL. FWIW, that person is the only person on any forum I'm on who has complained about this.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

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    My recording of the finalé cut off at the end...did anything happen after Mei's pod closed and moved away?
     
  10. smbaker

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    Okay, so what happened to the science ship at Venus near the end of the episode? It just sorta disassembled and spread out, while it appeared the occupants were still alive and kinda looking around at each other.

    (yes, I have read the books, but I don't recall this bit, so I'll just pretend I'm not a book reader and concentrate on what happened on the show)
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    It looked like...something was examining the ship and its contents. In great detail. ;)
     
  12. robojerk

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    The science dude who was holding her (I forget his name since we've only seen him in flashbacks) walks away whistling "Ring and the Rosie" and we zoom out seeing more pods.

    Credits....
     
  13. Unbeliever

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    Next on Mythbusters, can you really survive on Venus.

    --Carlos "interesting cameo" V.
     
  14. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

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    Yeah, that was an interesting cameo
     
  15. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    I totally forgot about Adam Savage's cameo until I saw the credits. I had to go back in my recording to spot him on the ship exploring Venus.

    That disassembly at the end was unique. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it in sci-fi.
     
  16. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    The Arboghast's fate is in the novel, Caliban's War, but it's mentioned in passing and isn't told in detail like the show. It's probably a couple of pages. Interesting that the show made this a huge-season-ending moment.

    One of the reviews I've read calls it the show's "Monolith moment" Amazing and unsettling in the same spoonful.

     
  17. JYoung

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    Doctor Manhattan would do something similar in Watchman but not on that level of detail.
    (And Watchmen is arguably not Sci-Fi.)
     
  18. robojerk

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    <insert generic rant on that dumb movie/>
     
  19. gweempose

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    I seem to recall the aliens doing something similar to a house in Childhood's End.
     
  20. tomhorsley

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    The protomolecule man: Did it remind anyone else of the robots in "I Robot"? Especially when it was climbing around the outside of the ship. The way it moved looked exactly the same, like maybe the effects team was using the same motion algorithms.
     

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