'The Expanse' - First episode available

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  1. Dec 21, 2015 #41 of 146
    TheSlyBear

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    Yeah, probably a TWC DVR debacle. They need rebooting often or start to exhibit weirdnesses. This is the first time I've seen this particular weirdness.

    (My "favorite" weirdness is when it "records" a show-length screen of black silence.)
     
  2. Dec 23, 2015 #42 of 146
    cwoody222

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    The sound on this show is horrible. I can barely hear the dialog and then when they're in space helmets or on radios it's just worse.

    I have no idea what's going on.

    But the visuals are great.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2015 #43 of 146
    TheSlyBear

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    OK, so it's not just me. With poor hearing to being with, and without the closed captions (see earlier in topic) I haven't a chance of understanding what's going on.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2015 #44 of 146
    BitbyBlit

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    I'm not sure I buy into the "Game of Thrones in space" promotional claim, but I am enjoying this series so far.

    They seem to be going to great lengths to make the physics realistic in this show, including (spoiler from Episode 3)...

    ...having the unknown ship approaching the Mars military vessel doing a reverse burn to decelerate.
    This is great. But now when they throw in something like (spoiler from Episode 2)...

    ...having the wrench go flying away when the guy let go of it during the repairs...
    ...rather than me simply writing it off as them treating spacecraft like aircraft, I have to jump back to see if I missed something.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2015 #45 of 146
    Johncv

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    Have Royal Pains been canceled?
     
  6. Dec 24, 2015 #46 of 146
    teknikel

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    Could have been hit by a small speck of debris passing by.

    Not according to IMDB.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2015 #47 of 146
    TonyD79

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    IMDb is not a great source for series endings. A lot of series stay open ended there for quite some time.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2015 #48 of 146
    teknikel

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    Thanks for that tidbit. I guess that makes my answer ambiguous. My intent.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2015 #49 of 146
    BitbyBlit

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    That was one of the things I looked for when jumping back.

    The other possibility was that the ship was accelerating. But while that would have made physical sense, it wouldn't have made logical sense. It would have been far safer for them to keep the engines off while working outside, not just to prevent wrenches from flying away, but themselves if their magnetic boots had gotten disconnected from the hull.

    Plus, they had no idea where help was going to be. Until they received a signal from a rescue ship, they wouldn't have wanted to waste any fuel.

    I went back earlier to see if I had missed a reason why the ship needed to be accelerating that would have preempted the reasons not to, and also watched the wrench flying away a few times to see if anything had hit it. I didn't notice anything, and ultimately concluded that it was a mistake.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2015 #50 of 146
    kdmorse

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    They goofed one way or another. The ship was spinning, and it was under constant acceleration (there was even a line to the effect). So the wrench almost could have done what it did if that's all there was to the scene - *except* they were clearly seen tethered, floating, without themselves floating away. Either everything accelerates in that relative direction, or nothing does, you can't have it apply to a floating wrench, but not the floating men.

    The wrench did respond as if the top was struck by debris off camera, as it didn't just float away, it spun away - with the top noticeable accelerating faster than the bottom. That's enough of an explanation to suspend my disbelief and not let it bother me.

    Although the official answer appears to be:


    I'm just wondering how many people think we're discussion a major plot point. Boy are they going to be disapointed if they come back later and read this thread..
     
  11. Dec 26, 2015 #51 of 146
    SWFan

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    Just finished episode 4 and I'm impressed. Looking forward to continuing episodes.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2015 #52 of 146
    Big Deficit

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    I really like this one and can't wait to see how SyFy screws it up!
     
  13. Dec 26, 2015 #53 of 146
    TheSlyBear

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    3rd episode also recorded with no captions. Other shows I'm recoding have the captions.

    This makes this show a no-watch for me. Maybe I'll catch it on Netflix at some point.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2015 #54 of 146
    Johncv

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    @TheSlyBear, contact your cable/sat provider they need to know that there is a problem with captions on SyFy channel that the only way it will be resolved. I assume "others" refer to shows on SyFy. If that the case you need to tell them that.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2015 #55 of 146
    TonyD79

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    The show is very well done from a production and performance angle. Just can't connect to it for some reason.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2015 #56 of 146
    teknikel

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    How many episodes have you watched?
     
  17. Dec 27, 2015 #57 of 146
    TonyD79

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    Four.

    Just can't connect with it at all. Wish I could. As I said, the quality seems high. The story just isn't hooking me.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2015 #58 of 146
    stellie93

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    I watched the first 4 episodes, but I'm going to go back and rewatch to figure out who everyone is. As someone else said, the guys all look alike. I thought episode 4 was the best.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2015 #59 of 146
    ej42137

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    Yeah, it's the same as Doctor Who can't tell how old Clara is, Earthians can't tell Clark Kent from Superman, and redneck sheriffs have such trouble differentiating malefactors from victims. Belters are well on the way to speciation as is discussed in the first episode.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2015 #60 of 146
    Idearat

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    I like the smaller details, like discussion about decreased bone density in low gravity environments and it's treatments and effects. Sea levels have presumably risen, so the Statue of Liberty has walls to keep the water out. (Though they oddly have a Transamerica building clone in Manhattan ).

    I downloaded copies and luckily subtitles were available for all. My hearing is Ok, but I don't like to miss details and when they toss in new words or whole sentences in "Belter Creole" it makes it harder to keep up. Subs help there.
     

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