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I'm half way through season 4. This show is interesting but doesn't move all that much. Perhaps the simplicity is what makes it interesting. Season 1 was about Eros. 2 was about Ganymede. 3 was about the ring. 4 seems to be about Ilus. What disappoints me the most is the writing for the character Avasarala. Before was a capable politician who took risks is now relegated to an impatient potty mouth.


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She returns to form in Season 5. Unfortunately, you're also stuck watching Naomi being emo for most of the season.



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In season 3 when the hybrid got on board the Rossi at the end of that episode a nice bit of protomolecule was left on board. Does that surface at some point or was that forgotten about?


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I found season 5 underwhelming to say the least. The story barely moved, it must have been torture for the writers to stretch all that across 10 episodes.

"Hey, instead of 20 minutes with Naomi alone in the junker frigate, why not do 25 minutes of Naomi alone in the junker frigate? Eh? Eh??"

They need to rally with season 6 or this is at risk of falling off my list, sad to say.



I watched that episode last night. Dear GAWD it sucked. Whiney boo-hoo piss-and-moan. Y'all are supposed to be badasses, not soyboys!



Divisive episodes, like divisive movies are wonderful. They show you who your tastes fall in line with. I liked that episode and personally find the boom=boom--flash-flash ooh something shiny space battle scenes uninteresting and unimportant, to the point that I don't really even pay attention to them when they're on. I go about my business on the other screen and then start watching again when they're over.
 
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In season 3 when the hybrid got on board the Rossi at the end of that episode a nice bit of protomolecule was left on board. Does that surface at some point or was that forgotten about?


Yes. It comes up in season 4



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I just finished the (available) books. Pretty good series. Looks like he’s writing one more to wrap everything up.




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I found season 5 underwhelming to say the least. The story barely moved, it must have been torture for the writers to stretch all that across 10 episodes.

"Hey, instead of 20 minutes with Naomi alone in the junker frigate, why not do 25 minutes of Naomi alone in the junker frigate? Eh? Eh??"

They need to rally with season 6 or this is at risk of falling off my list, sad to say.



I watched that episode last night. Dear GAWD it sucked. Whiney boo-hoo piss-and-moan. Y'all are supposed to be badasses, not soyboys!



Divisive episodes, like divisive movies are wonderful. They show you who your tastes fall in line with. I liked that episode and personally find the boom=boom--flash-flash ooh something shiny space battle scenes uninteresting and unimportant, to the point that I don't really even pay attention to them when they're on. I go about my business on the other screen and then start watching again when they're over.


The books dragged it out even more. While I hit FF when she was on the ship, I thought the show condensed it well.

I watched season 1 before I read the book(s). Now that I know what's going to happen, I enjoy the show less, but I think they've done a really good job of keeping the story line, while changing the timing for the better. I thought the Ilus story line would be a full season & would suck.
 
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I watched the final episode of Season 5 last night.

I was really looking forward to Season 5, and what I got was "Meh." If there's a Season 6, I hope they get back on track.




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I watched the final episode of Season 5 last night.

I was really looking forward to Season 5, and what I got was "Meh." If there's a Season 6, I hope they get back on track.


With how season 5 ended, they've got a whole new can case of worms to dig into.




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I got the books on my Kindle to read the "real" story now that Season 5 is finished. I like that the show is very accurate to the story (some things have been simplified, others written to fill out detail the authors thought the reader would see, deep into the story). Avasarala is a bigger character in the show than the books, but I see why. She is pivotal, and character development on tv is needed to see why. In a book, she can be background, and figured out over time. I've been a scifi fan all my life, and both the show and the books are excellent.


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I'm done with season 5. In the version I watched at the very end Cas Anvar's character is killed off. Has a stroke because of to many high G burns. Was that a rewrite in light of his personal situation. Or did his alleged problems happen before shooting for season 5 came to a close. What happened to the MCRN ship going through the ring at the end?
Are all rings now shut down? It took a bit but I was hooked after season 1 concluded.


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I was really looking forward to Season 5, and what I got was "Meh." If there's a Season 6, I hope they get back on track.

We liked season 5 well enough. There will be a season 6. We won't see it, though. Our Prime subscription ends in May.

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I'm done with season 5. In the version I watched at the very end Cas Anvar's character is killed off. Has a stroke because of to many high G burns. Was that a rewrite in light of his personal situation. Or did his alleged problems happen before shooting for season 5 came to a close.

For those who were wondering what goose5 is talking about: Why Alex Won't Be In Expanse Season 6: Cas Anvar Controversy Explained

TL;DR: Accusations, allegedly credible, of sexual misconduct, incl. assault.




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I'm done with season 5. In the version I watched at the very end Cas Anvar's character is killed off. Has a stroke because of to many high G burns. Was that a rewrite in light of his personal situation. Or did his alleged problems happen before shooting for season 5 came to a close. What happened to the MCRN ship going through the ring at the end?
Are all rings now shut down? It took a bit but I was hooked after season 1 concluded.



It was a rewrite due to the aforementioned allegations. The pics shown at the very own were a large foreshadowing of things to come. There is a LOT more to get through if they decide to keep going.........


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I watched the final episode of Season 5 last night.

I was really looking forward to Season 5, and what I got was "Meh."


Say what?! Not one but TWO of the best (if not THE best), most realistic space combat scenes in the history of science fiction in any video format and "Meh" is your response?

I guess I'm just a Kool-aid drinking fanboy.


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Originally posted by goose5:What happened to the MCRN ship going through the ring at the end?
Are all rings now shut down?


That was the first TV implementation of an event that was occasionally alluded to in the books, and then finally experienced by the reader in the depiction of the scene in the show. So, in the show, it is a little jarring because there was no previous mention of ships vanishing in ring transit. But, no the rings are not shut down.

Beyond that, not gonna say. As River Song would so sweetly say... “Spoilers!”


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