- Apr 14, 2015
- Reaction score
I'm something like six episodes in to the first season. At some point, this is supposed to become good?
It took me pretty much the whole season to lock in and decide I liked it. Through season 2 it became one of my favorite shows currently. I'm just a few episodes into season 5 and consider it among the best scifi shows ever.
If you aren't getting interested by episode 4 (CQB), then maybe this isn't for you? It is a slow burn to get to the big action, so some people don't have the patience to stick with a show like that.
I didn't like the first season that much. I actually stopped watching it sometime during the 1st season years ago. A coworker told me to go back to it a year or two later and I did, and I do like it very much now. I can't say exactly when I I started liking it however, maybe late S1 or early S2. I will say the tail end of S3 is really good, tho it made me fear that S4 was going to get whacky, but it didn't. You can really tell when Amazon takes over at S4. It gets grittier and they definitely take advantage of not being on cable anymore lol
Amos' character really grows a lot in the later seasons (and the early acting might be a little shaky), which I find very interesting, especially as they start to explore his back story. The character focus is spread out more in S5 so far, which is also nice, not entirely focused on HoldenWe just started season 3, and rationing ourselves to no more than two episodes a night. There are some scenes that you have to suspend logic, and occasionally an actor is less than convincing delivering their lines, but overall, we are enjoying this series.
Same. And, it just so happens to involve more Amos back story which I like. I had to actually go back a season or two to remember who the woman he's helping actually was.Saw the latest episode.
Just when I thought the episodes couldn't get any better I'm happy to be proven wrong.
Some thought provoking issues here.
Like how millions of people can follow a leader who commits atrocities.
Or if a bad person who leads a good life is really bad.
Thanks to yo'all, I got hooked on this show as well.I am now fully caught up, which makes me sad because now I'll have to wait months for any new episodes.
Yes, 100%- Newtonian physics instead of ww2 dogfighting that assumes drag and gravity... YAY!
They never ever show it this way, however. They always approach nose first, and turn around only at the very last moment for final deceleration before docking.- if ya got it, use it. Given the premise of real deal fusion propulsion, a constant thrust course is fastest. Accelerate all the way to midpoint and then flip around and slow down. Hohmann transfer orbits between planets are very efficient but very slow. See rover mission travel time. YAY!
I greatly enjoy the depictions of projectile-based battles. Of course, there would be an insane amount of debris all over the place by now. Occasionally they have to deal with debris fields, but not often.Projectiles, missiles, and point defense are all easily transferred concepts that work now.
I'll be contrarian here and give a big hearty thumbs up for the juice. I especially like the way it apparently is incredibly unpleasant even to those who are accustomed to it.I agree that juice is a poor concept. Would have been better to limit acceleration to more reasonable values and keep your PSB (pseudo scientific BS) simpler.
There is no artificial gravity. The decks of the ships are perpendicular to the axis of acceleration. The thrusters are underneath your feet while the front of the ship is "above" you during acceleration.Also, I will note that they all need to strap in for high G maneuvers, but during low-G maneuvers or acceleration they all wander around in the ship unaffected completely unaffected. Does the artificial gravity compensate for *some* acceleration, but not all?
That is a great video, and it explains how the producers incorporated real physics and science into the show.One cool video, though. Turns out the creators of Expanse took a lot of time and money to consult with JPL and CalTech on physics behind the show:
Really, is that confirmed? That almost makes me want to go back and rewatch some to see that's consistent with how it is shown on-screen.There is no artificial gravity. The decks of the ships are perpendicular to the axis of acceleration. The thrusters are underneath your feet while the front of the ship is "above" you during acceleration.
This is one of the reasons I love the show so much. I hate movies and tv shows that have lengthy dialogue to help the viewer understand. Conversations that would never take place in the world of the show. It’s obvious they’re for the viewer. It takes me right out of it. It happens more in sci-fi then other genres.A lot of the science is shown but not explained.
There is no artificial gravity in The Expanse universe. In the books and (spottily) in the series they mention magnetic boots - you can hear the sound effect sometimes - and the use of closed containers for liquids. The idea is that the constant thrust provides sufficient pseudo gravity that stuff looks reasonably terrestrial. The show does take liberties with what could be reality in order to tell the stories more effectively but regardless of how “realistic” you like your SF do you really want to watch entire hour long episodes where they sit at their ship consoles while it takes weeks to get from place to place? I think one of the things that makes The Expanse appealing to “hard” SF fans is that the technology appears to be reasonable projections of today’s tech. Of course it isn’t actually but it looks close enough that the advanced technology not only doesn’t get in the way of the story (by becoming a “wonder travelogue”) but enhances the impact of the plot lines. The books provide much more explication of the tech of course but there’s still a fair amount of “hand-wavium” being thrown around. As already stated - the series shows things without telling things - only resorting to exposition when it effects the story. There are some awkward elements in the series that I think primarily came from having to compress story elements and combine/create characters to make things work as a TV show. Still easily one of, if not the, best SF space-faring series in TV history. I can’t think of anything comparable.Really, is that confirmed? That almost makes me want to go back and rewatch some to see that's consistent with how it is shown on-screen.
There is laser based rust removal now. Since rust is just iron oxide, it should be theoretically possible to have a system that does other oxide removal and thus your pre-programmed color change based on selective oxide layer removal.One of my favorite scenes in the whole show is when they are out on the Rocci's hull changing the livery with some tool that causes color changing or erasure on the ship's skin in a programmed way. I will give up my flying cars and jet packs to have that capability.
Not quite, but getting there. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/princube-the-world-s-smallest-mobile-color-printer#/One of my favorite scenes in the whole show is when they are out on the Rocci's hull changing the livery with some tool that causes color changing or erasure on the ship's skin in a programmed way. I will give up my flying cars and jet packs to have that capability.