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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Allanon, Oct 9, 2020.
I havent read the books but didnt they cover The Drive in an earlier season?
You might be thinking of the kid who flew really fast through a ring gate to impress his ex. He was turned to mush when he hit the slow zone.
The “Drive” novella was a similar “one guy in a ship” story but was about the guy, Epstein, who invented the engine used on the ships in the Expanse universe.
Yep, season two
Sounds like I need a re-watch!
It was a quick bit, but they did show it for backstory.
Oh, I do too....I'm just amazed at how many people will savage a show's star rating just because of how the platform chooses to release it. To me, the rating should be based on the quality of the show.
Yea, I kept expecting a callback to it and it never came.
Well, it was a good run. Amazon just renewed The Expanse for a sixth and final season. Also : no Cas Anvar for that final season, apparently. Will be interesting to see how they write Alex out of the show...
The Expanse to End With Season 6
Totally okay with ending news. I didn't see any hope of adapting books 7-9. And book six is a perfect place to stop.
I'm betting they'll recast the Alex Kamar character. He's not a huge character in the book that Season 6 adapts, Babylon's Ashes. But he does have an arc in Nemesis Games, which Season 5 adapts.
The first thought/question that popped into my mind when I read the PaulS post was whether season 6 will try to finish up as the novels do (or will when Laviathan Falls comes out). Are you making an educated guess or do you have more info that season 6 will end with book 6?
My guess is that the end with Book 6. No way they can/should try to squeeze in the
large time jump to start Book 7.
Book 9 isn't even published yet, so trying to cover Books 7-9 really doesn't make much sense, either.
The conspiracist in me wonders if ending with book 6 was planned all along. It's just that books 7-8 are vast departures from 1-6. (more space-opera than investigating)
I was hoping to see a spin-off series set between books 6 & 7.
I'd be surprised if season 5 and season 6 were simply book 6, nothing from 7-9. It's not like the tv show people don't know what's in book 9. I thought they were the same people.
OTOH, if there is hope of either another season or a spinoff, maybe they are saving something.
In season three, the writing was on the wall their show was doomed to cancellation on SyFy. So instead of the typical season-ending cliffhanger, they completed the story in book 3, Abaddon's Gate- even though the adaptation abbreviated a lot of story & characters. They ended the show on their terms with a season finale that could've served as a series finale. Nothing was left hanging, and everyone could walk away proud of what they did.
The showrunners are ending on their terms, I don't think they're going to cram three novels of story into 10 episodes.
Here is a good recap of seasons 1 - 4:
FYI, this video was created by YouTube channel Alt-Shift-X.
It's a really good channel that recaps/analyzes a lot of high concept TV (Westworld, Raised by Wolves, Watchmen, etc.)
The first three episodes are available now.
I was unable to find it in any UI. "Seasons 1-5 included with Prime", but it only let me select Seasons 1-4.
However, starting the last episode of season 4, and hitting next episode worked.
My AVR's Atmos indicator is on. (Seasons 1-4 detected as 5.1 DD+)
Anyone else seeing/hearing this?
It just popped up on my "Watch Next" list.
(Not going to get to it for a few days though.)