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

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  1. Mar 6, 2017 #61 of 239
    bobino

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    Don't the writers of this novel series have a special friendship with George RR Martin?
    If so, no one is ever really dead.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2017 #62 of 239
    madscientist

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    Hm... not sure which of G.R.R.M.'s books you've been reading, but he's constantly killing his characters and they virtually always stay dead. The few exceptions just prove the rule :).
     
  3. Mar 7, 2017 #63 of 239
    Saturn_V

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    Ty Franck worked as Martin's personal assistant for several years, and created the failed MMO/RPG that was the basis of The Expanse, which GRRM and Daniel Abraham played. Apart from the press blurbs, I don't think GRRM has any real contribution/impact to the books or the show.

    It's never been "Game of Thrones in space" to me. It's odd (to me) that people keep drawing comparisons/connections between the two franchises.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2017 #64 of 239
    Saturn_V

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    Episode 6: "Paradigm Shift"

    Can't help but feel a little short-changed by the Ganymede battle. But I liked how they incorporated the Solomon Epstein story from "Drive". And I really liked seeing Avasarala threaten Errinwright.

    BTW, you can read the full text from "Drive" novella on SyFy's site.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2017 #65 of 239
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That's because they have to compare it to something, and The Expanse is so unique that's the best they can do. ;)
     
  6. Mar 7, 2017 #66 of 239
    stellie93

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    I wondered where that came from. I've read all the books and didn't remember it being referred to in that much detail anyway. :confused:

    I know some don't like the Avasarala actress, but I love her. But then I saw her in season 1 before I read any books.

    For a long time all the scifi shows were compared to Lost. Now it's GoT.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2017 #67 of 239
    Anubys

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    Can someone please tell me who is the actor who plays that UN woman's assistant / bodyguard? he looks very familiar but I can't place him. IMDB didn't have him, either.
     
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    Unbeliever

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    He played Ashur on the Spartacus TV Series, Nick Tarabay.

    --Carlos V.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2017 #69 of 239
    tomhorsley

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    Yesterday's episode (8 Mar): Did anyone else have the sound suddenly go almost 1 second out of sync after the last big chunk of commercials? Hopefully the various reruns they always broadcast won't have that problem. Perhaps this was a local cable problem (I'm on comcast Boca/Delray Florida). The sound was perfectly in sync once again for the preview for next week, so I don't think it was any kind of TiVo problem.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2017 #70 of 239
    kdmorse

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    Yup. And there are multiple other threads on the internet complaining about it as well, so we're not alone.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2017 #71 of 239
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Not only that, but the subtitles for this and The Magicians were seriously out-of-sync for most of both shows.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2017 #72 of 239
    justen_m

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    So it wasn't just me. The subtitles for both shows were 3-4(?) seconds behind the audio. So freakin' annoying. Sometimes the subtitles would be delayed even more if there wasn't more audio to "flush the buffer."
     
  13. Mar 9, 2017 #73 of 239
    jakerock

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    I'm pretty sure the subtitles being delayed was just because the show is happening 3-4 light seconds away from us. Everyone knows sound travels faster.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2017 #74 of 239
    Rob Helmerichs

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    But they were also delayed in the Earth scenes...
     
  15. Mar 10, 2017 #75 of 239
    Saturn_V

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    Episode 7: "The Seventh Man"

    Even without action set pieces, this was still a great episode. It's fun to watch Jared Harris (I didn't realize he was the late Richard Harris' son!) moving seamlessly from Benefactor to Agent Provocateur to Gangster- keeping everyone on edge.

    And I'm starting to admire how nuanced the women characters are written on this show. I'm actually starting to prefer Dom Tipper's Naomi compared to the book version. And Bobbie's trauma/recovery is deftly handled without resorting to maudlin. Even Drummer is interesting to watch- watching everything, waiting for her moment.
     
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    madscientist

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    I don't get SyFy anymore after The Great Cable Channel Purge in our house, so I'm buying it from Amazon... no sound or CC issues there :)
     
  17. Mar 10, 2017 #77 of 239
    TAsunder

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    I watched it a day later using the SyFy app and the sound was off. I actually thought it was a glitch on my end.

    Every episode this season has been great. This is my favorite show currently airing on TV (and #2 might be a competitor in the same time slot: Legion).

    Looked like she had open wounds on Ganymede. What would happen to the human body in that scenario -- Ganymede at night is something like -300F.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2017 #78 of 239
    Saturn_V

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    Also buying via Amazon. Battlestar Galactica was the last time I had cable in my house. (pretty much the last time SyFy offered anything I wanted to watch too)

    I don't think those wounds were caused by penetrating trauma. Her armored suit was beat to hell, but the inner still maintained pressure.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2017 #79 of 239
    madscientist

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    We still have a very basic cable tier but it doesn't have SyFy. We could switch to a different lineup that did have SyFy for about the same money but we'd lose BBC America. Any tier that has both is WAY more expensive. We decided to keep BBCA and get SyFy shows via streaming. It's worked out for the most part but I have to say that SyFy is turning out more good shows these days...
     
  20. Mar 11, 2017 #80 of 239
    ej42137

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    Amazon is a much more enjoyable way to watch "Expanse" and "Magicians" than SyFy. No comercials, no bugs on the screen and the lower third belongs to you, not SyFy. I also see a higher quality picture than on Spectrum; someone with Comcast would certainly see a much better picture.
     

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