The Expanse Season 5 SPOILERS

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  1. Nov 19, 2020 #21 of 280
    KungFuCow

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    I havent read the books but didnt they cover The Drive in an earlier season?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2020 #22 of 280
    SoupMan

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    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.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2020 #23 of 280
    cherry ghost

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    Yep, season two
     
  4. Nov 21, 2020 #24 of 280
    SoupMan

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    Sounds like I need a re-watch!:D
     
  5. Nov 21, 2020 #25 of 280
    madscientist

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    It was a quick bit, but they did show it for backstory.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2020 #26 of 280
    MacThor

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    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.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2020 #27 of 280
    KungFuCow

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    Yea, I kept expecting a callback to it and it never came.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2020 #28 of 280
    PaulS

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    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
     
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  9. Nov 24, 2020 #29 of 280
    Saturn_V

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    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.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2020 #30 of 280
    oscarfish

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    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?
     
  11. Nov 24, 2020 #31 of 280
    PaulS

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    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.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2020 #32 of 280
    Saturn_V

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    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.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2020 #33 of 280
    oscarfish

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    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.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2020 #34 of 280
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    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.
     
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  15. Dec 15, 2020 #35 of 280
    Allanon

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    Here is a good recap of seasons 1 - 4:

     
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  16. Dec 15, 2020 #36 of 280
    Saturn_V

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    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.)
     
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  17. Dec 15, 2020 #37 of 280
    oscarfish

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    The first three episodes are available now.
     
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  18. Dec 15, 2020 #38 of 280
    kdmorse

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    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. ;)
     
  19. Dec 15, 2020 #39 of 280
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    My AVR's Atmos indicator is on. (Seasons 1-4 detected as 5.1 DD+)

    Anyone else seeing/hearing this?
     
  20. Dec 15, 2020 #40 of 280
    JYoung

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    It just popped up on my "Watch Next" list.

    (Not going to get to it for a few days though.)
     

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