The Expanse Season 5 SPOILERS

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  1. Dec 24, 2020 #61 of 280
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Technically, but season threads have long been considered the same as episode threads...

    (The rules really need to be updated to take into account changes in how television is consumed since 2005!)
     
  2. Dec 24, 2020 #62 of 280
    doom1701

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    I update my post with a spoiler tag just to play it safe.
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2020 #63 of 280
    madscientist

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    Sounds good to me, as long as it is clear how to differentiate a season thread that can contain spoilers from a thread about an upcoming season that shouldn't contain spoilers (which is how this thread started). I suspect adding "SPOILERS" to the title could be the simplest/best way to do that in the end, anyway.

    But until then we should continue to follow the current rules, particularly for shows like this where there are big reveals and shocking turns and spoilers can be a big deal.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2020 #64 of 280
    gweempose

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    Ditto. :)
     
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    smbaker

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    I’m finding that this season dissatisfied me in a similar way to the book — I really didn’t like seeing the roci crew dispersed. Yeah, it’s realistic, and yeah the story is fresh with a lot happening, but I just liked the team operating together so much!

    I too “missed” the attack on Mars. It’s clear that it happened, but I’m going to have to rewatch that episode for the visuals. Maybe I was just too hung up on waiting for the earth events to occur.

    i am curious about the Alex/Bobbie subplot. I recall a certain key individual in the following novel, and I’m not sure if that’s related (name change?) to the guy at the Martian academy Bobbie seems to be so interested in.

    my memory being as bad as it is is sometimes a bonus — some of these events feel new to me!
     
  6. Dec 24, 2020 #66 of 280
    PaulS

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    So, it's been a while since I read this book, but...

    "Aren't the rocks supposed to damage Earth quite a bit more than we've seen in the show? My recollection is that after the attacks, the fate of Earth is essentially sealed. It's not dead yet, but the writing is on the wall. "

    Am I wrong in that regard, or is this a TV/book change ?
     
  7. Dec 24, 2020 #67 of 280
    Anubys

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    I would love to see a Rosinante (did I spell that right?) spin-off with the main cast plus Bobby on there going on adventures through gates...
     
  8. Dec 24, 2020 #68 of 280
    smbaker

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    stargate: protomolecule?

    I think it would be an interesting spinoff concept, though the series is very much dominated by its long season arcs, rather than story-of-the-week. It would feel fundamentally different.
     
  9. Dec 25, 2020 #69 of 280
    oscarfish

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    What would happen if the protomolecule did get loose again like it did on Eros/Venus? Would that result in a second gate, and if so to the same ring station or to a different ring station. Maybe the protomulecule would just do nothing since there is already a ring gate in that system. One ring for you.
     
  10. Dec 25, 2020 #70 of 280
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    One ring rules them all. ;)
     
  11. Dec 26, 2020 #71 of 280
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    Yes. I was happy to see Atmos on my tv as well as my ts4k. Now these guys will wrap all this stuff up nicely unlike certain other sci fi shows. (I'm looking at you Discovery)
     
  12. Dec 26, 2020 #72 of 280
    Saturn_V

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    in the books,
    it's not the impacts that did the bulk of the damage, it's the nuclear winter that followed afterwards that did the most harm and caused the most deaths.

    I think the TV shows going on the same direction, we simply haven't gotten there yet
     
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  13. Dec 26, 2020 #73 of 280
    madscientist

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    Technically it would be
    an impact winter, not a nuclear winter :)
     
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    wprager

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    No.

    I meant that in answer to your question. "Rocinante" is Don Quixote's horse.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2020 #75 of 280
    JYoung

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    The thread title should be changed to indicate spoilers in this thread.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2020 #76 of 280
    kdmorse

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    Is there any interest in trying to fork out to weekly show specific threads? Sometimes it works, sometimes it.. doesn't...
     
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    robojerk

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    Im not saying no, but this season has only generated about 4 pages so far in this thread.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2020 #78 of 280
    cwerdna

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    Looks like S5:E5 is out already. Will not have time to watch it for a bit...
    Maybe we should. I may just have to keep away from this thread until I watch S5:E5.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2020 #79 of 280
    Saturn_V

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    We haven't had single ep threads since S3 when it was still on SyFy. There aren't enough fans to sustain them. And there's users waiting for all 10 so they can binge.
     
  20. Dec 31, 2020 #80 of 280
    smbaker

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    I find I'm often a week behind the thread, and keep away because of it. Such is the problem with season threads.

    The TV series is reminding me how much I disliked Marco Inaros from the books. I was looking forward to seeing how they brought the character to life, and I think they did a good job in casting and acting, but man that guy pisses me off on a weekly basis.

    Other systems (such as the planet in the previous season) seem to have different artifacts, so one could hypothetically envision the protomolecule converting Earth or Mars into something other than a ring gate. There's also scientists working on the protomolecule, and the potential that at some point they could direct it's behavior. Or it could just be old and broken -- entropy affects everything in time. It's certainly a huge unknown what could happen, and it makes sense for the inner system governments to react in fear.
     
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