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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Just watched the first 4 episodes tonight, it's got me hooked!

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Binged this over the weekend. Bloody brill; best sci-fi I've seen in donkey's years. Dying for season 2 now.

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    It's nice to see the Syfy channel putting out some more thoughtful stuff.

    I was getting pretty fed up of Stargate and all the kind of tat.

    I enjoyed Childhoods End as well.

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    I watched the pilot episode and was absolutely bored. It's as boring as a show like Babylon 5.

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I watched the pilot episode and was absolutely bored. It's as boring as a show like Babylon 5.
    Were you hoping for something with more "pew, pew, pew"?
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Fantastic first season, there are quite a few narrative threads nicely coming together. Hope the second one won't be long away now...

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Were you hoping for something with more "pew, pew, pew"?
    I prefer soemething like Earth Final Conflict or Dark matter. This was crap like Falling Skies

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    So... was that a yes or no for the BluRay box set?

    I struggled with Falling Skies - possibly a bit too bleak, but The Expanse feels as though it's a more likely than most Sci-Fi shows. I thought it was excellent, but each to his own.
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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    I loved all flavours of star trek, including the films, with the exception of enterprise; loved buffy & alias and a bunch of what is apparently called 'soft' sci-fi, but have hated most stuff in the 21st century. Couldn't sit through more than 10 minutes of firefly. Was totally willing to get into BSG but just never got anywhere near the top of a permanently competitive list and receded from my consciousness. Am I going to like this? I suspect not, but here goes.

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    wtf
    that was actually good, really good!

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I watched the pilot episode and was absolutely bored. It's as boring as a show like Babylon 5.
    Yes it was slow to get going, but later episodes are much much better.
    I binge watched it over a few nights - if I'd only seen the pilot and had to wait a week I might not have continued.
    (but IMO B5 was best show ever, so ... )
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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    I didn't think it was boring at all, I was fairly gripped, much more in relation to the slow build-up of sci-fi fiction books that I like and earlier tv shows that I enjoy.

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    always found Sci-fi shows lacking, but this one has peaked my interest so will give it ago, thanks

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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    I binged watched the first series over a weekend, thought it was done quite well.
    If anybody is considering reading the book they might want to hold off until series 2 has finished because series 1 covers about half of the
    first book, which itself is worth a read.
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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Season 2 started again yesterday with a dual episode - it looks like the plot is thickening!!


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    Re: The Expanse - best hard sci fi show in years!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Yes it was slow to get going, but later episodes are much much better.
    I binge watched it over a few nights - if I'd only seen the pilot and had to wait a week I might not have continued.
    (but IMO B5 was best show ever, so ... )
    So, which episodes should i skip and start watching from to find it all interesting ?

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