Is anybody else watching The Expanse?

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"Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows police detective Miller (Thomas Jane), ship's officer Jim Holden (Steven Strait), and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace across the System and the survival of humanity."

Reasons to love:

1. Thomas Jane's character is a hopeless dickhead and nobody likes him. By the last episode I watched (ep 5 - ep 6 aired tonight) I felt like the only person rooting for him, and only because I want to find out the answers! I love an irredeemable loser antihero, once in a while. And everybody calls him out on his stupid PUA hat. Which I think he wears mostly because his haircut is even worse. Good stuff.

2. Jared Harris speaking in a completely made-up space person accent (that no other character has?!?) and being an ice cold asteroid gangster! I should not have to go on!

3. Hard sci-fi space combat that resembles submarine warfare but with lots of slug weapons! Ship "gravity" entirely dependent on constant acceleration! People surviving limited exposure to vacuum! People with sort-of-visible deformation* and musculoskeletal issues due to growing up in low-G!

4. the Martian Congressional Republic Navy, is a thing

5. a pretty important main character named "Fred Johnson" - science fiction, everybody

6. OK I guess the big draw is the space political thriller angle but you know what? Spaceships and crappy space detectives and gangsters in space. The UN and Mars and Belter Independence stuff or whatever is just kind of background noise imo.

*basically as far as I can tell they accomplished this, to the extent possible, by casting stocky folks as "Earthers" and rangier folks as "Belters." A for effort.

I can't be the only one watching this, you people are nerds

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 03:51 (three years ago) link

OK, I'm intrigued. Is the writing and acting any good?

like Uber, but for underpants (James Morrison), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 04:11 (three years ago) link

Really uneven, but serviceable

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 04:17 (three years ago) link

this is pretty exciting so far, though i agree it works better as a sci-fi noir than as a political thriller

also it has Space Mormons

ciderpress, Saturday, 23 January 2016 18:39 (three years ago) link

Oh yes who could forget the LDS contracting to build a gigantic colony ship!

Why does Athena Karkanis' character care so much about Miller? Are they going to explain that at some point?

service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Saturday, 23 January 2016 19:07 (three years ago) link

definitely the most promising SyFy series in a good while, although the pilot held my attention a lot more than the subsequent episodes

some dude, Saturday, 23 January 2016 19:10 (three years ago) link

i read and remember nothing of the book (first in a series i believe) except that it felt like screenplay bait. one of the pseudonymous authors is one of george r r martin's attendants

https://36.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj11ztijdh1qhhbv2o1_500.jpg

adam, Saturday, 23 January 2016 22:19 (three years ago) link

show is good tho, sometimes it feels pleasingly cheap (drinks in a space bar that looked chintzier than ten forward, a future montana ranch house that looks a whole lot like a 21st century montana ranch house)

adam, Saturday, 23 January 2016 22:20 (three years ago) link

Started the book, solid B so far

calstars, Saturday, 23 January 2016 23:32 (three years ago) link

most recent episode was super tense, v good imo

ciderpress, Saturday, 30 January 2016 22:31 (three years ago) link

i just started watching this --- i like it for all the above reasons

jason waterfalls (gbx), Saturday, 30 January 2016 23:10 (three years ago) link

I got kinda bored midway through the pilot (soooo much exposition) can I jump in a bit later or

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 31 January 2016 00:13 (three years ago) link

nah it moves pretty fast except for maybe one ep in the middle of the season i forget which. if you didn't like the pilot then idk

ciderpress, Sunday, 31 January 2016 02:51 (three years ago) link

maybe moving fast is the wrong way to say it since the 2 main plots for most of the season are detective investigation and space survival neither of which involve a lot of direct conflict, but i never got the feeling of it being stretched out like i do with a lot of shows

ciderpress, Sunday, 31 January 2016 02:55 (three years ago) link

I've been watching it... really enjoyed the most recent episode, promises to be a good finale

Feels more like Chinatown In Space than anything

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 31 January 2016 16:21 (three years ago) link

Mr Veg & I joked the other night about "the mystery of why people mumble in space, and who is giving everyone bad haircuts"

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 31 January 2016 16:23 (three years ago) link

in space, no one can hear you

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 31 January 2016 16:34 (three years ago) link

Mr Veg & I joked the other night about "the mystery of why people mumble in space, and who is giving everyone bad haircuts"

― Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:23 AM (55 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Thomas Jane went to the space barber and said "give me the Gary Oldman in Fifth Element"

77 lines about 77 albums i haven't heard (some dude), Sunday, 31 January 2016 17:19 (three years ago) link

lol

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 31 January 2016 17:39 (three years ago) link

Make me look like I used to own a skate shop

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 31 January 2016 17:40 (three years ago) link

lolol

jason waterfalls (gbx), Sunday, 31 January 2016 19:03 (three years ago) link

i admit that I got a bit bored with all the worldbuilding, and that fake southern?/texan? dude who talks to spaceship computers like they're truckstop waitresses was almost a bridge too far... but I appreciate having a halfway decent scifi show on SyFy again so I am not complaining

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 1 February 2016 00:25 (three years ago) link

the books are good n' popcorny. kind of a shame that the TV series starts w/ the first novel, which is definitely the worst of the whole shebang.

remy bean, Monday, 1 February 2016 02:31 (three years ago) link

So the second-to-last episode of Season 1 spends a LOT of time inside a derelict and it is great creepy television. I loved how they mixed the soundtrack low so you're really just listening to magnetic boots on metal gangplanks almost the entire time, which you then realize is also the only thing any of the characters can hear.

Sith Dog (El Tomboto), Monday, 8 February 2016 17:36 (three years ago) link

I was gonna watch this but Hulu won't let me watch on TV. Booooo

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 8 February 2016 19:51 (three years ago) link

i watched it at syfy's website

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 8 February 2016 20:00 (three years ago) link

oh wait missed the "on TV" part n/m

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 8 February 2016 20:01 (three years ago) link

amos and the UN lady are both super compelling actors, look forward to more of this show

adam, Monday, 8 February 2016 20:13 (three years ago) link

One small nitpick - the action sequence towards the end (of the second to last episode) was a little choppy. I rewound it a few times and still had to just make some assumptions about how a couple things happened / who did what. Even then - how did that grenade not go off?

Sith Dog (El Tomboto), Monday, 8 February 2016 22:16 (three years ago) link

3. Hard sci-fi space combat that resembles submarine warfare but with lots of slug weapons! Ship "gravity" entirely dependent on constant acceleration! People surviving limited exposure to vacuum! People with sort-of-visible deformation* and musculoskeletal issues due to growing up in low-G!

also a pleasingly hard sci fi plausible-ish near future involving asteroid mining and no (at least so far) fanciful alien species or completely out there tech. like it seems like space travel actually involves orbital mechanics in this

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 8 February 2016 23:31 (three years ago) link

finale 2-parter was great

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 04:55 (three years ago) link

xp yeah one of the things i like most about this show is that it really gives a sense of how fragile humanity in space is

ciderpress, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 16:09 (three years ago) link

Just binged. Its been such a desert for good space sci-fi that I didn't look too closely for seams. The gumshoe with the dodgy haircut was the comic relief, some good character actors in the bit roles, the sets are appropriately gritty and/or antiseptic, the effects crew clearly communicate the lonely peril of deep space, and the show runners are clearly love their hard sci-fi. And I want the actress playing Avasarala to purr in my ear.

Glad to have some episodic sci-fi to look forward to, now that Continuum has wrapped its loose ends.

Assault Mime (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:42 (three years ago) link

Winchell Chung, creator of the terrific hard sci-fi resource Atomic Rockets, gives The Expanse his Seal of Approval. I agree with every word.

Assault Mime (Sanpaku), Friday, 19 February 2016 04:51 (three years ago) link

can't believe we have to wait 9 months to find out what the hell is going on

Sith Dog (El Tomboto), Sunday, 21 February 2016 05:40 (three years ago) link

if only there was like a whole bunch of books based on the tv show but like that actually ran ahead of the tv show that we could read

Option ARMs and de Man (s.clover), Sunday, 21 February 2016 06:14 (three years ago) link

wait did continuum turn out to be good? the pilot was kinda rough and i never saw more

adam, Sunday, 21 February 2016 14:23 (three years ago) link

It was better than any time-travelling cop series had a right to be, and while the budgets shranked, the writing became more interesting. I'll be frank, though: My initial attraction was Rachel Nichols in a cat suit.

Assault Mime (Sanpaku), Sunday, 21 February 2016 15:30 (three years ago) link

guys i watched the first episode and.... really?

"UN BLACK OPS SITE"

space sex

COOL FEDORA GUY

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 February 2016 18:52 (three years ago) link

it was like every crap 90s 'graphic novel' cliche throwd into one

only thing i liked apart from the awesome opening exposition title cards was the tense horror movie stuff p much

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 February 2016 18:55 (three years ago) link

ok i've actually read the thread now and

People with sort-of-visible deformation* and musculoskeletal issues due to growing up in low-G!
- that was cool

made-up accent that no one has - it's supposed to be a kind of 'third world' Belter accent, right? to hammer home the allegory of the exploited other-class?

'flip n burn' was pretty good

GAH I DON'T KNOW

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 February 2016 18:58 (three years ago) link

I've read (and really) enjoyed all the pulpy popcorn books & novellas and thought the first episode was pretty ropey. However, it gets much better and by the end is easily one of the best sci-fi shows in years and probably the best thing SyFy have done since BG.

groovypanda, Monday, 22 February 2016 21:24 (three years ago) link

space sex only happens in the first episode because there's an unwritten rule now that all tv pilots need sexual content regardless of the tone of the show

ciderpress, Monday, 22 February 2016 21:37 (three years ago) link

By ep 4 it starts getting really good afaict

It has been distracting seeing my doppelganger the medic

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 27 February 2016 23:22 (three years ago) link

I couldn't get past the first ep of this, might give it another shot.

calzino, Saturday, 27 February 2016 23:32 (three years ago) link

the other recent new SyFy show The Magicians (which is imo better than The Expanse) ALSO had gravity-defying midair sex in the pilot

some dude, Saturday, 27 February 2016 23:40 (three years ago) link

I like both shows a lot, nice to see SyFy step it up

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 28 February 2016 00:41 (three years ago) link

I've read all the Magicians books too and whilst I'm enjoying the show, I think The Expanse is much better.

Do they go out at different times in the States? It's noticeable that whilst Avasarala is very foul mouthed in the books, on the show she's not whereas The Magicians seems to have no problems dropping in the f-word several times each episode.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 13:20 (three years ago) link

There's been a recent trend towards series that air on non-sweary networks to throw in curses they can't actually air and just blank them out. (This is especially glaring on American Crime, where - I assume as a deliberate aesthetic choice - every "fuck" is announced with a few frames of completely blacked-out screen.)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 2 March 2016 15:52 (three years ago) link

I assume it's because they know/hope the unedited versions will be available on DVD

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 March 2016 17:07 (three years ago) link

unbearable contrast between the near-lethal speed of the roci and the lumpy wheel of miller's dolly ker-flopping along the infected corridors of eros

"you're going to negotiate with a woman who thinks she's a spaceship??"

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 July 2019 22:05 (one month ago) link

i wrote a thing far upthread abt it being hard to judge scale and position in the actual outerspace scenes but it now strikes me this difficulty (in fact somewhat resolved after the first series in the CGI or animation or whatever) is replicated in the metaphysics of the story: let's use a spaceship as a bomb! what if a person was a molecule? what if a molecule connected the entire cosmos together?!?

it's like a sequence of fevered panics abt how things fit alongside one another in proper relationship once we enter a zone (nearby space) where a lot of the ways we judge such things just aren't around us any more

also everyone onscreen is always super-aware which moon is where! i'm not! are you? ceres? it's er no i don't know which planet ceres goes round

(i mean obviously it's important to them and anyway they have tech which instantly reminds them but there's a kind WOAH factor to all these extra layers of knowledge, plus the need to file things in three dimensions rather than just two, which i think is quite well brought to bear)

mark s, Monday, 8 July 2019 22:15 (one month ago) link

Ceres is an asteroid/dwarf planet/whatever, not a moon, but diagetically, I think most people know about it because it's one of the first/biggest objects in the solar system that humans were able to spin up to create gravity and begin to make habitable, and thus one of the largest achievements in human engineering.

And besides, there are only a handful of colonized extra-terran astronomical bodies.

Garbo Pond (Leee), Monday, 8 July 2019 22:23 (one month ago) link

i didn't put what i was getting at very clearly ("no!" i hear you cry)

i don't find this surprising or unconvincing, it's part of their world -- yes of course they know in their bones lots of stuff i have a v dim grasp of at best -- but the show is i think very good abt getting across the mind-expansive* element of this newer layer of technical knowledge, even as they're showing basically p ordinary people who've mastered it (alex is an excellent space pilot but he's not a marvel superhero). so we get the high-speed mastered competence but also retain a sense of the OMIGOD WOW cultural effect it's going to be having

a LOT of onscreen SF is not actually that good at bringing these two wings of SF into such intimate working contact? (except sometimes conceptually sometimes, like with the stunt eps of o/g stark trek where the alien is an omnipotent baby or all the people on a planet are under the age of 10 or whatever). but i'm talking abt a different kind of juxtaposition of ordinary and extraordinary: like we can actually get a sense of it in the fingertips of these ppl, even if some of them are basically twerps like the Xtreme rockhopper-racer -- they have casual physical dominion over a space and its technics that we can currently only dab it on diagrams, but this show is good at getting across a (of course faked) sense of what might be practical; and routine and even tiresome abt such mastery, without masking what we find startling

lol i need to go to bed, i don't think this is any clearer at all

*blimey i think i just twigged something

mark s, Monday, 8 July 2019 22:45 (one month ago) link

What’s very clear is that belters have become very good at orbital mechanics and survival in deep space. The ones that didn’t got dead. I assume they imbibe complex ballistics with mother’s milk and grandpa’s kibble. I love the whole slingshotter subculture because it is a very recognisable.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 8 July 2019 23:55 (one month ago) link

drummer: "you control thirty nukes, you're the most powerful man in the solar system"

Johnson: "then how come you won't make me a cup of coffee?"

drummer gives him the stinkeye.

BUT after eros blorps into Venus and Earth is saved.... johnson's watching it on TV and drummer walks in with.. coffee

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 21:26 (one month ago) link

also I'm pretty sure when the Roci and the belters return to Tycho as conquering heroes, Diogo gets with the bartender who had earlier laughed him off. "this one's for you, Miller" he says as she leads him away

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 21:40 (one month ago) link

What’s very clear is that belters have become very good at orbital mechanics and survival in deep space. The ones that didn’t got dead. I assume they imbibe complex ballistics with mother’s milk and grandpa’s kibble. I love the whole slingshotter subculture because it is a very recognisable.


“When pirates studied Euclid”

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 21:45 (one month ago) link

mark i love your thoughts on the big-smallness of this show.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:01 (one month ago) link

For those who never handled one, that's a slide rule.

despondently sipping tomato soup (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:00 (one month ago) link

Maybe this is a stretch but the sudden thrust of Gs, the maneuvering of such vast hulks of gear in frictionless space, feels like it has a narrative echo in S2E5-7 - when the ballad of Miller and Mao slingshots into a new story of factional conflict. The story of Phoebe and Eros, which has been barrelling along at a million miles an hour, skids into a new trajectory. Suddenly it's not just the military brass who has a tribe. The Roci crew get testy with each other. As everything starts splitting apart, Dawes appears. Holden keeps saying they have to stick together, but who's he talking about? The Roci? Alone in the universe (apart from maybe the poor Medécins sans Frontières dudes) it's a genuinely cooperative unit - Mars, earthers, a belter - all working together, partly out of necessity, partly out of fear, partly out of idealism. But everybody else? C'mon Holden - you're dreaming

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:42 (one month ago) link

re slide-rules: i keep my BRITISH THORNTON AA010 (comprehensive) within reach of my writing desk! Still in its (p ugly 1970s dark grey plastic case). It was a bit of a swank purchase as a 15-yr-old, we were steered towards a much more basic one

https://i.imgur.com/nNQ7VuG.jpg

(note breakfasty croissant crumbs i shd probably have swept up first, what can i say, i'm a PIRATE)

mark s, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 09:54 (one month ago) link

for some reason reading irony-poisoned twitter this morning reminded me of this exchange

naomi: are they hypoxic?
krisjen: they're whistling past the fucking graveyard

mark s, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:15 (one month ago) link

mark - did you notice that all-in-one spraypaint technology has been leveraged for tattoo parlours? diogo gets his belter neck tattoo in about 10 seconds flat! another set of craftspeople put out of work by technology :(

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:15 (one month ago) link

There's this old SF magazine cover of a space pirate gripping a slide rule in his teeth:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7a/27/85/7a278551149fbd27a84644729e8851d2.jpg

Oh, fuck, already posted, somehow it didn't show for me until I made a dickhead of myself.

tracer: this technology already exists!

mark s, Friday, 12 July 2019 16:53 (one month ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_yFpMNU8AA2iN4.jpg

groovypanda, Friday, 19 July 2019 11:32 (one month ago) link

the hair!!!!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 July 2019 11:59 (one month ago) link

The stare!!!! (Drummer)

chap, Friday, 19 July 2019 12:04 (one month ago) link

the two white men in the center!

sarahell, Friday, 19 July 2019 16:28 (one month ago) link

Yeah, both Naomi and Alex should definitely be featured more prominently than than Amos.

beard papa, Saturday, 20 July 2019 02:07 (one month ago) link

It should be Drummer in Amos’ place. A male earther, a female belter, it all makes sense.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 20 July 2019 02:10 (one month ago) link

or y'know ... Naomi? ... if this season is going to be about what the next book was about, Naomi has as significant a role as Holden iirc

sarahell, Saturday, 20 July 2019 15:54 (one month ago) link

I don’t even read fiction

El Tomboto, Saturday, 20 July 2019 16:01 (one month ago) link

holden shd be v tiny on that poster, w/red-rimmed bug eyes and also wearing miller's stupid hat

mark s, Saturday, 20 July 2019 16:11 (one month ago) link

I sincerely hope that the holden family are into massive egg beater sculptures because it’s testing my suspension of disbelief to think that the laws of fluid mechanics have changed enough in the future to allow ground mount vertical axis wind turbines to be worthwhile.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 21 July 2019 04:51 (one month ago) link

Ack the are shrouded by trees and the damned house.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 21 July 2019 04:53 (one month ago) link

Actual goosebumps.

Definite higher budget feel. But boooo to December.

Welcome to Ilus. pic.twitter.com/X84gZMf2Gu

— The Expanse (@ExpanseOnPrime) July 20, 2019

groovypanda, Sunday, 21 July 2019 09:19 (one month ago) link

One thing I did miss is that Season 5 has already been confirmed, so yay

groovypanda, Monday, 29 July 2019 13:23 (three weeks ago) link

How many books have been televised, and how many are there in total?

chap, Monday, 29 July 2019 14:19 (three weeks ago) link

There's going to be 9 in total (8 released so far) and the new season will be book 4

groovypanda, Monday, 29 July 2019 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks.

chap, Monday, 29 July 2019 16:15 (three weeks ago) link

we just started this and are pretty into it, just dropping in here to note that. I like how they go for the "everything in the future is rusty and broken" look most of the time.

bookmarkflaglink (sleeve), Monday, 29 July 2019 17:04 (three weeks ago) link

also cool to know that there will be an S5, thanks

bookmarkflaglink (sleeve), Monday, 29 July 2019 17:05 (three weeks ago) link

lol yes, basically the future looks like Gary, Indiana.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Monday, 29 July 2019 17:07 (three weeks ago) link

If S5 is based on Book 5, then damn .... looking forward to that for sure

sarahell, Monday, 29 July 2019 23:45 (three weeks ago) link

My guess:

Season 4 will be book 4 + the Bobbie Mars novella + Sol system background from books 5 and 7.

Season 5 will be the arc from books 5-6.

Season 6 will be the arc from books 7-8.

Season 7 will be the forthcoming book 9 (the confrontation with the what fans are calling the Goths), plus a healthy amount of denouement.

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:10 (three weeks ago) link

plant guy
"half the station's in ruins, infrastructure's smashed.. how are we supposed to find anyone there?"

alex
"the first step is getting there. we'll leave the Somnabulist once we dock and then we'll mingle with the locals"

plant guy
"and then?"

alex
"and then we'll assess the situation"

plant guy
"are your plans always this vague?"

amos
"this is about average"

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 3 August 2019 22:22 (two weeks ago) link

except amos plays the punchline like he's proud of average which is like punchline 2.0

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 3 August 2019 22:25 (two weeks ago) link

His name is Praxidike Meng, and he deserves more respect.

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Saturday, 3 August 2019 23:49 (two weeks ago) link

one of my all-time favourite characters but they barely know him at this point - they actually call him 'plant guy'!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 4 August 2019 01:04 (two weeks ago) link

I was kinda more mocking the authors, there...

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Sunday, 4 August 2019 18:23 (two weeks ago) link

ok! certainly did not intend disrespect. but i never knew his name was praxidike so thank you.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 4 August 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

they call him Prax fwiw

sarahell, Monday, 5 August 2019 19:15 (two weeks ago) link

when bobbie lays eyes on those cucumber sandwiches in jules pierre-mao's luxury cruiser

<3

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:52 (two weeks ago) link

s3e1 is just so good.

- avsarala's security guy is hot
- drummer doing upside-down chin-ups with a visibly bleeding abdomen
- drummer's full-body revulsion at johnson's revelation that he volunteered the existence of the protomolecule to dawes. every lines drips with disgust. (tho there's a scene in s2 where it's implied they used to have a relship.. hmm)
- drummer is reminded of the existence of naomi. '-bitch.'
- despite their sophisticated electronic navigational systems johnson/gee's command centre is festooned with neatly hand-drawn equations and notes on orbits and telemetry
- that said the spaceships are not really as crud-punk as some people make out
- the escape from pierre-mao's spaceship is sensational. a set piece that not only spans episodes, but seasons - and thoroughly worth it. the mech suit. the esprit de corps. sometimes it's a pleasure just watching people you admire (and even people you don't) working out how to wriggle free from a bad situation. trying every door, having every door slam in their face. now what?
- s2 was full of moments for amos - some weird, some suddenly profound, some no more than a pause held a moment too long. feel like alex now is like OK I get a backstory goddammit! i have softened towards alex, the big galoot, but i'm not sure i needed his guilty, pathetic call back home. just when i was warming toward ya kid. turns out you're kindof an asshole. iirc his wife calls back in a later episode and is like "hi alex. sorry, i've moved on. BYEEE!' which makes me kinda feel for him here. but not really. she's right.
- after the Tycho vs Io power struggle i feel like Naomi wants to say, 'well, could you drop me off?'
- Avsarala's bodyguard has an emotional moment prior to Avsarala's escape with Bobbie in the racing skiff. He turns to Bobbie. 'good work, Marine.' without hesitation Bobbie replies 'same to you, spy!'
- 'Hitch your tits and pucker up, it's time to peel the paint!'
- 'Brace for impact!' Bobbie i appreciate the consideration but we're at 6G suckin juice, i can't do much more than i'm doing right now

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 August 2019 22:31 (one week ago) link

security guy = 'cotyar' i have just discovered. the wonders of subtitles! the actor's from beirut.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 August 2019 22:32 (one week ago) link

we need a gallery of Bobbie's reaction shots when she tries new food - the 'red kibble' face was priceless

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 August 2019 15:19 (one week ago) link


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