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The Expanse is a series that was originally commissioned by the Sy-Fy channel

It is now showing on Amazon Prime video.

I am 6 episodes in and I am hooked.

The effects are quite amazing, and the Physics are very close to accurate, or at least not distractedly bad.

I think that it is worth the time investment to check it out. It is even worth paying for, IMHO.

The setting is two centuries in the future, when Earth has colonized Mars, which has rapidly become an independent force to be reckoned with, and the colonies of miners(Belters) in the Asteroid belt are developing their own collective identity.

There is not a lot of set-up, or introductory story telling. You are dropped right smack-dab into the middle of an unfolding story, and you have to figure it out as it goes along, right alongside the characters.
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One of my faves. This summer's beach reading is gonna be the books through Cibola Burn. :yup:
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There is so much I love about the Expanse, but I can't watch it anymore because the one thing I hate about it is so much worse.

Season 1 was great!
Amos is my favorite in any season.

What I cannot cope with: Important decisions being decided by whoever can shout down the other people the loudest, and whoever is the most petulant is the one who gets his way. You all know who I am talking about.



Fuck that guy and fuck this show.
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Well, so far I'm still following. I like the allusions to some of the earlier authors' works, like Bear's "Legacy", and Clarrke's "Rama". And of course Cervante's "Quixote", along with a bit of Heinlein and Dick.

I was very busy with work and family back the Corey published the books, so the series was my first exposure to the story.

And people are constantly getting killed by other people's fucked-up decision making. That's fucking Life in a nutshell. Get over it.
Hopefully, the good guys make better decisions that get fewer people killed, and result in making shit better for the folks that don't get killed.
If you don't like seeing that on TV, stick with the Hallmark Channel.
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"good guys" :rolleyes:
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The relationship among the main crew is much better in the books. I have enjoyed the first few seasons of the show, but them being at each other all the time just to add some drama was always off putting.
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"good guys" :rolleyes:
Yup. That's the good thing about fiction. We can have good guys. We can have good guys who really turn out to be good guys. We can have bad guys that turn out to be good guys. And, of course the good guy who really was the bad guy all along.

Or, we can see the thing from Campbell's perspective, Everybody is the hero of their own story.

I like the story where the noisy asshole actually gets his way, only to find that it was really not what he had in mind, just a moment to late.
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It occurs to me that I may have come across a bit harshly.
If I gave offense, I apologize. I meant none.
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