The Expanse -- Season 4 Thread *Spoilers Beltalowda*

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  1. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    Starts Friday, Dec 13. Good recap for those that need refreshing:


    and a really good recap of the Expanse Universe as a whole for noobies.
     
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    SoupMan Well-Known Member

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    I just read the latest novella (Auberon - Expanse 8.5) to get me back in the Expanse mindset. Looking forward to see what Amazon does with it.
     
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  3. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    season 4 is available now. (UHD/4K appears to be MIA)
     
  4. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member

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    I see all 10 Episodes are already released.

    How are we handling spoilery discussions here? Not everyone is going to watch all 10 episodes tonight, but some probably are..
     
  5. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    I may not be able to get thru many for a few weeks. I'd rather there be per episode threads or maybe 2 eps for thread.

    I haven't even re-activated my Prime account to watch the final season of Man in the High Castle yet.
     
  6. kdmorse

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    I felt compelled to keep watching, so I made it to Ep 7 before forcing myself to go to bed.

    I enjoyed it. After watching each episode, I felt compelled to immediately watch the next one.

    I won't say any more than that unless spoiler rules are canonicalized.
     
  7. wprager

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    Don't bother just on that account. Do I sound a little bitter? 'Cause I am. A little.
     
  8. mr.unnatural

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    I rarely watch more than a few episodes of any show in one sitting. I need to do other things than just vegetate in front of the TV for extended periods. I've got lots of other shows to watch and I like to mix them up. I actually look forward to when shows take a break during the holidays so I can binge on shows like this.
     
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  9. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

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    I binged while traveling today and I just finished the season. I won’t spoil anything, but I will say that I think this is the weakest season of the series.
     
  10. kdmorse

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    Having finished it, I'd say I consider it on a par with last season. I liked it, sure, I've got some nits or dissapointments here or there. But given the book it was following, the story was simply what the story was. And over all my only complaint is lord only knows how long we're going to have to wait for more.
     
  11. wedgecon

    wedgecon Just Plain Awesome TCF Club

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    It looks like they are on schedule for a year between seasons, Season 5 was ordered based on the strength of Season 3 streaming and filming began in October. The book that Season 5 is based on is one of the fan favorites which may have also led to it's quick ordering.
     
  12. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I finished it and I enjoyed it. I am not current on the books having only read the first one (2 or 3 more waiting in my Kindle app but time never seems to happen) so it is just a new story to me. Now just an impatient wait for season 5.

    The only thing that bugged me was how they ignored known laws of physics. There were several thing but the one that really got me was
    When they spaced Klaes Ashford he was in the airlock singing something about the executioner and when they opened the outer door the singing just faded out and Klaes was motionless. I dont expect TV to show the actual effects of vacuum but be a little more realistic
     
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    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    One more comment, I wonder how long it took all the actors playing belters to learn the belter dialect?
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    The thing that seemed...odd to me is that while at the end of last season the scope of the show broadened dramatically, the scope of the actual action this season felt much narrower. It was basically small-town politics on a frontier world with occasional complications, and quick glances at things going on elsewhere. The world just didn't feel as...well, expansive as in the past, which is ironic considering how much bigger the canvas is now.
     
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  15. Saturn_V

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    It's not the first time the show depicted death by exposure to vacuum. And that death scene is consistent with the prior depictions.
    What would you consider realistic? TV/Movies never get death by vacuum correct.

    The narrowing of focus is what made the book, Cibola Burn, my least favorite of the Expanse novels. CB has almost no Mars/Bobbie and Avasarala in it, and it has a lot of silly characterization that they thankfully dumped. They've borrowed a bit from book 5 and one of the novellas to fill out Season 4, which is mostly set-up for 5 and afterwards.
     
  16. tomhorsley

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    Made it through episode 3 so far. I like they way they keep the book readers on their toes by changing up which characters do which stupid things, while still basically having the stupid humans advance the plot the same way :).
     
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    It seemed like they had to give Bobby something to do so that was that. For the little time they spent on our heroes we spent at the u.n. or with the belters. Not bad but I wanted more Miller and Amos and the Rocinante
     
  18. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy!

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    That follows the books too. It expands again though after this book.
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Funny...I don't remember them feeling like that.

    Then again, the books are probably better-written...not that the show is bad, but the books are GOOD.
     
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