The Expanse Season 5 SPOILERS

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  1. Dec 16, 2020 #41 of 280
    Bill Reeves

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    Watched all three episodes. As with "The Boys", the episodes appear to be available at midnight UTC on the release date. Season 2 of "The Boys" was during daylight saving time, so those episodes were available at 8 PM Eastern / 5 PM Pacific the day before the official release date; since we're not in daylight saving time any more, the episodes of The Expanse season 5 should be available at 7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific the day before. So Tuesday nights are The Expanse nights for me, for the next month and a half.
     
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  2. Dec 17, 2020 #42 of 280
    JYoung

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    And Amazon sent a helpful email telling me that Season 5 is available.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2020 #43 of 280
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    Additional stuff to tie you over while we're waiting for next week:

    Amazon's got Bonus Expanse content in the X-Ray section. (X-Ray is the IMDB metadata section that's within Amazon's player user interface) Brief "after show" talks with the cast, stills from the production, and concept art. Episode 3, "Mother" was directed by Thomas Jane, and every picture of him on the set has him wearing Miller's hat.

    Amazon's Prime Video YouTube channel now has 30min aftershows of each episode, hosted by cast member Wes Chatham and creator Ty Franck. If you want a good definition of what a showrunner actually does, watch Ep1's aftershow.
     
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  4. Dec 17, 2020 #44 of 280
    Rob Helmerichs

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    ...or did Miller wear Jane's hat? ;)
     
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    Seems like ep 4 became available early (before what said). I noticed it over an hour ago and confirmed again while at home on a computer.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2020 #46 of 280
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    Certainly seems like 12:00AM (morning) GMT of 'release day'. It was not there a 6pm (eastern), but was just after 7pm (eastern). Making it effectively prime time viewing the day before 'release day'. Which is strange, but no more arbitrarily strange than CBS's '12:00 AM Morning PST', making their shows watchable the 'day before', but only if you stay up late.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2020 #47 of 280
    JYoung

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    Yeah, I noticed that when I sat down to watch Episode 2 tonight.
    (7 PM Pacific)
     
  8. Dec 23, 2020 #48 of 280
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    I just finished episode 4. Wow!!! Easily one of the best episodes the show has ever aired.
     
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    Think I've re-watched three times now. Definitely one of the best "epic moments" in the life of the show.
     
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  10. Dec 23, 2020 #50 of 280
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    Are the Belters self-sufficient, or do they require supplies from planets for essentials like food and air and medicine? How many Belters are there? Are they all flying around in spaceships, or do they have colonies on asteroids or space stations?
     
  11. Dec 23, 2020 #51 of 280
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    "Belters" are read to be everyone in the outer planets, not just the asteroid belt. 50-100 Million according to the books. (compared to 30 Billion on Earth and 5 Billion on Mars)

    Yes, they're self-sufficient. But they lead collective lives- sharing is a huge thing for their community, it's how they endure whether in space, on rocks, or on stations.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2020 #52 of 280
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    It seems like they are committing collective suicide. If they have colonies and produce their own food, then they are much more vulnerable to attacks than Earth and Mars. I would expect Earth to wipe out a large fraction of their population in retaliation.

    But I guess the story will not be so realistic.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2020 #53 of 280
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    I'm not saying there wont be a major counter attack, and Earth might also hold Mars accountable as well thinking they might be in on it or at least for letting their weapons fall in the terrorists hands. But the bad guys have the proto molecule, and any counterstrike they said means they will use it as a weapon against Earth and/or Mars. It would kill everything on those planets. The stakes are very high.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2020 #54 of 280
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    But since Mars was also attacked (which was mentioned but not highlighted in the episode), it would be pretty difficult for Earth to make any reasonable case that Mars should be held responsible.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2020 #55 of 280
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    They set up the asteroid strikes long before they had the proto molecule. And their mission to acquire the proto molecule was a huge longshot. They got amazingly lucky. Even with the PM, it is far from a good deterrent. Their chances of successfully using it to wipe out the Earth are small, even before they have most of their population destroyed.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2020 #56 of 280
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    I was wrapping preseants for my wife and kids while watching. What was the Mars attack?
     
  17. Dec 23, 2020 #57 of 280
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    The Mars attack was in the final episode of last season when they blew up one of the domes.
     
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  18. Dec 24, 2020 #58 of 280
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    I'm definitely enjoying this season more than Season 4. It's interesting to me, though, how the entire cast is dispersed. I'm assuming that's the way the books are as well, and not just related to filming/scheduling issues or something.

    Fred Johnson bugs me--he's always had such an attitude, and
    storing the last bit of protomolecule in his own cabin is so arrogant it almost seems unbelievable.
     
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  19. Dec 24, 2020 #59 of 280
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    In the books the Belters are not completely self sufficient. There are still biological supplied or food they cannot grow even on Ganymede, which had a goal of eventually suppling all of that stuff. That is why the loss of Ganymede is so devastating to the belters. Of course on the flip side Earth due to its massive population and Mars are dependent on the resource's of the belt.
     
  20. Dec 24, 2020 #60 of 280
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    Yes, that is the way this book is written as well.

    Just wanted to mention that this is technically not a spoiler thread... maybe someone should ask the mods to change the title if we want to discuss spoilers here? I've read the books so it doesn't bother me much but that might not be true of everyone. I'm still on Ep3 but I have a pretty good idea of what everyone is talking about :)
     
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