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Old 12-18-2016, 04:49 PM   #151
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Re: The Expanse- Basic Cable Game of Thrones in Space

Also, for any book readers, the latest book came out last week.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:26 PM   #152
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Also, for any book readers, the latest book came out last week.
Already have it- pre ordered it on Amazon in August
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:30 PM   #153
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Getting it today!
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:50 PM   #154
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Re: The Expanse- Basic Cable Game of Thrones in Space

Next on my list. Reading the final book of the thrawn trilogy right now.
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Old 12-25-2016, 03:27 PM   #155
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New book spoiler
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Old 12-25-2016, 04:25 PM   #156
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Re: The Expanse- Basic Cable Game of Thrones in Space

Very minor book spoiler/comment. (not spoilery at all)
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:04 AM   #157
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Re: The Expanse- Basic Cable Game of Thrones in Space

I'm maybe halfway through book 6, spoiler is for book 5 though.

It's probably for the best that this show is a ~lock to only get one more season, the books get a bad case of filler-plot-itis. Like Vegasville's spoiler should get stapled to the monitors of the authors.

Book 5, especially, had no alien mystery in it at all. If you skipped the first 3 books and started from 4 it's like an entirely separate trilogy that introduces the gate and then tells us about a civil war with like 15 pages of cameos by proto-molecule ****. They also caught George RR Martin's disease where he keeps adding characters faster than he removes them.

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Old 12-26-2016, 01:08 AM   #158
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Should probably start a ***NO BOOKREADERS*** thread if you can't keep this stuff in spoiler tags.
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Old 12-26-2016, 01:14 AM   #159
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Re: The Expanse- Basic Cable Game of Thrones in Space

Haven't really followed any news around this show, why is it a lock that there's only one more season?
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:44 AM   #160
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I'm maybe halfway through book 6, spoiler is for book 5 though.

It's probably for the best that this show is a ~lock to only get one more season, the books get a bad case of filler-plot-itis. Like Vegasville's spoiler should get stapled to the monitors of the authors.

Book 5, especially, had no alien mystery in it at all. If you skipped the first 3 books and started from 4 it's like an entirely separate trilogy that introduces the gate and then tells us about a civil war with like 15 pages of cameos by proto-molecule ****. They also caught George RR Martin's disease where he keeps adding characters faster than he removes them.

Spoiler:
Spoiler:

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Old 12-26-2016, 09:46 AM   #161
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Haven't really followed any news around this show, why is it a lock that there's only one more season?
Yeah, I don't get that vibe out of it at all. SyFy is marketing the hell out of it, and shows like Continuum got more than 2 seasons on the network.
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:43 PM   #162
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Re: The Expanse- Basic Cable Game of Thrones in Space

All this talkin' of the new season and no postin' of the trailer?

Good to see Bobbie finally -- she was my favorite character from the books.

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Old 12-26-2016, 05:06 PM   #163
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Haven't really followed any news around this show, why is it a lock that there's only one more season?
Season 1 got garbage ratings and it looks expensive.
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Old 12-26-2016, 05:16 PM   #164
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Post-book-6 spoilers, I was way more than halfway through it

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Old 12-28-2016, 01:28 PM   #165
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I'm in book 4 now I think. Is it worth keeping going?
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:31 PM   #166
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Absolutely
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:05 PM   #167
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I'm in book 4 now I think. Is it worth keeping going?
For sure. Some of the criticisms are valid, but it's still worth a read.

The authors have said that there's a very specific end point that they have in mind for the last book, and they have to move the pieces in certain ways to get there in the end. I'm sure some of the complaints about characters stems from the need to keep them around.

The most recent book was the weakest of the series, but it's still better than 99% of the crap out there.
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:20 PM   #168
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I read it really quickly, it's not a bad book as a book, it's mediocre but well written.

The problem are more the bigger issue Vegasville mentions as far as whatever the Grand Plan the authors have.

Books 1 and 2 had essentially the same plot with essentially the same villain.

Book 3 was just great, man, book 3 was good I wanna re-read it.

Book 4 wasn't a great book as a single book but it SEEMED like it was the start of something interesting, but the last 2 books, yikes. Lot of filler.

So however many books this series is going to end up being, it should've been a smaller number. Book 6, for example, reads like the first half of a REALLY good book, like book 4 it's setup for what's next, but now they've had 3 consecutive setup books without any punchline books.

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Old 01-17-2017, 10:40 PM   #169
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Finished season 1 and I liked it.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:29 PM   #170
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surprised not to see anything on the season premier last night...haven't watched it yet because my GF wants to see it with me.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:55 PM   #171
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Nice, wasn't aware it had started yet so ty
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surprised not to see anything on the season premier last night...haven't watched it yet because my GF wants to see it with me.
my gf always asks me to do that. Sometimes I do it, sometimes I just watch the ep and pretend that I haven't, heh. It's always a challenge to act surprised in some moments.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:06 AM   #173
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I liked it, but I should have watched some of season 1 again first. Season 1 seams like forever ago for some reason. Hard to remember what was happening.
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:47 PM   #174
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Just watched all of S1 and then the premiere of S2. Whole thing is excellent. Highly recommend.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:10 PM   #175
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I'm liking the casting for Bobby I think. Granted she's not big enough, but how hard must it be to find a beautiful giant Samoan woman that can act? Pretty tall order to exactly nail the character.
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