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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:21 am

For those who like Mars, there are other options (if you have read the books). But I don't think they will appear until the 2nd half of season 5 or season 6.
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:19 pm

Amazon just released 'The Expanse' season four a few hours early
https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/the ... zon-prime/

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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:31 pm

I'll see if my housemate wants to sleep through it later. I really am looking forward to watching it. I just know that I'll be disappointed.
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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:16 am

They released it at midnight UTC, so technically not early. (there was prior discussion on reddit that this was likely to happen).

Some things I was expecting (hoping to see) from from Cibola Burn (book 4 of the series) were left out, but they way they weaved in elements of Nemesis Games (book 5) and Gods of Risk (a novella) was just masterful.
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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:15 am

I finally finished season 4. I enjoyed it. Not sure how much we should avoid spoilers at this point.

It did get renewed for season 5: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/the-ex ... 203282087/.

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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:48 pm

I found this year's Goo tiresome, but the show is slowly improving. I really hope that "Murder-y" is gone for good (I never liked the actor and he seems determined to play Tiny Bad Guys ad infinitum) but I was just starting to like Miller, right about when he finally bowed out. ;)
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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:03 am

Murtry does not show up again in the books.

Many people thought Cibola Burn, the book season 4 is based upon, to be the slowest paced. I liked the book, and though they did a nice job weaving the plots together. I lament some of the things they cut, however, including most of the things that happened in orbit.

Actually, only the the events on Ilus/New Terra were from that book. The other events were pulled forward from book 5 (Nemesis Games) and the novella Gods of Risk . Season 5 will cover the rest of Nemesis Games and (hopefully) the novella The Churn.

If you are up for a good ride, the audio book versions of The Expanse, narrated by Jefferson Mays, are astounding.
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Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:15 pm

I never really got into audio books, but if I have to resume long trips out of state for medical treatment I'll keep that in mind. Thanks. If reading physical books weren't so uncomfortable for me now, I'd read the series.
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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:45 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:15 pm
If reading physical books weren't so uncomfortable for me now, I'd read the series.
Have you tried reading on a tablet or Kindle? They can be considerably easier to hold than a physical book and can even be put on a stand.

As for audio books: I've only used them in a car or on a plane, but my wife has started to listen to them while walking.

We have a good story from when we brought the kids (then 6-12) to Disneyworld 15 years ago. We were on the drive back - 22 hours spread over 2 days. We'd left Orlando at 6AM and were on the way to our hotel in VA. By mid afternoon we were 7 hours into an audiobook that we were all listening to out loud. We told the kids we'd be at the hotel in an hour... but there was still 3 hours left in the audiobook. The kids all said they didn't want to stop yet, as they needed to hear the rest of the story. So we called the hotel chain and moved to a hotel 60 miles further away, as we really didn't think they kids could hold out for 3 more hours. We were wrong; an hour later we called the hotel again and moved to a even further hotel, in MD. Just before we got to the hotel the audiobook finished, and we started the next day one state closer to home.

(IIRC, the audiobook was Hatchet)
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Re: The Expanse - formerly on SyFy, now an Amazon Original

Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:57 pm

Have you tried reading on a tablet or Kindle? They can be considerably easier to hold than a physical book and can even be put on a stand.


I did a little reading on my 10" Chinese tablet before I retired, but the experience wasn't really that great.
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