Discussion in 'Media Central' started by The Ghost of Crazy Horse, Oct 8, 2020.
Just finished the first episode and I liked it a lot. It’s funny how when this show comes back every season, I instantly recall the character names, yet with Discovery I struggle remembering the names of the crew. What a difference the two shows are. The Expanse feels more like Star Trek to me than actual Star Trek.
Amazon only released the first five episodes. So far, I’m loving it! Once again, Cara Gee is so hot!
Crom, this show is so much goddamn better than STD.
Yeah it really is top notch Sci-fi.
I like Disco.
Disco is a fine show, IMO.
Holds up much better than, say, Voyager (IMO) and that's not intended to be the faint praise it sounds like.
It's ultimately *just* a fine little above average show.
The Expanse is something on the order of the "Breaking Bad" or "Supranos" of SF shows.
And it may be at it's best yet this season.
Caught up over the last couple of nights.
This is such a good show.
Agreed, but Anna Hopkins is the one who does it for me.
It doesn't help that I used to have a gorgeous coworker who's practically her twin.
Cara Gee has that curled up /pouty lip sometimes though.
On a sadder note, apparently next season will be the last, at least on Prime.
BTW, they certainly got the right actress to play the bitch who shot Fred Johnson.
She was equally annoying on Star Trek: Discovery.
This week's episode was kind of slow, but the conversation at the end with Amos was really good.
One of my preferred reviewers, even if I don't always agree with him 100%.
He’s one of the CHUDS though, according to Dicky.
What the fuck is a CHUD, and why do I care?
The only reference I can conjure is an 80's straight to video B-movie horror franchise.
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Holy shit that was a tense scene at the end of this week's episode.
“This is Naomi Nagata … Tell James Holden I am in … Control.”
Lots of things coming to a head next week.I can't wait!
That was a hell of an ending/ cliffhanger.
This is, apparently, the show I should be watching but I'm not.
Might be time to take the plunge. I hesitate to commit to series, especially ones that have several seasons already out, because it's a huge time investment.
You probably should, great show and it's all up on Amazon Prime. It's also not a huge time commitment, only 10 eps per season. It'll probably be awhile before season 6 is out so you have time to catch up. The book series is pretty great as well.
It’s by far the best sci-fi series since NuBSG . Anyone into sci-fi should watch it.
This show does basically everything well so it seems wrong to pull out a specific aspect and say "look how great they are at this" because it makes it look like "this" was an objective unto itself instead of organic to the overall quality.
But with that context let me say this - for all the various TV and film productions that notoriously set as one of their objectives to feature strong female characters, IMO there's never been one this good at integrating absolute badass women characters organically into the storytelling.
Far beyond Naomi and Avasarella, virtually every scene features or is related to a central female character, almost all of whom are remarkable characters of depth.
Special specific shoutout to Camina Drummer.
I have resisted temptation (helps that I've been too busy) and saved myself for season 5 until after the finale.
How could you say such things? Have you seen the pedigree of the STD writers' room? The guys who wrote for The Transformers franchise and Joel Schumacher's Batman films are in charge of the Star Trek. Have a little faith ...
Don’t forget Kurtzman also wrote the Mummy reboot with Tom Cruise that began Unversal’s Dark Universe that’s doing so well.
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