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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(very important for a space flick)

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 a 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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I have seen commercials on this. I'll check it out.
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From what I recall, the chap with the hat puts in a startlingly good performance. I mean not just pretty neat but wow that was acting.

Were it suited to a younger audience I'd have shown it to my lad but it's not, by a big margin.

A very long time ago I even red the novels.

It has the odd attribute that the plot is transparent and the denouement crystal clear from very early on, in terms of whodunnit and how big a mistake the choice will prove, but that the lack of suspense is irrelevant to the satisfaction of the telling.
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spot;1529780 wrote: From what I recall, the chap with the hat puts in a startlingly good performance. I mean not just pretty neat but wow that was acting.

Were it suited to a younger audience I'd have shown it to my lad but it's not, by a big margin.

A very long time ago I even red the novels.

It has the odd attribute that the plot is transparent and the denouement crystal clear from very early on, in terms of whodunnit and how big a mistake the choice will prove, but that the lack of suspense is irrelevant to the satisfaction of the telling.



The plot tells me I’ve read them but I cannot recall the titles?
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Bryn Mawr;1529816 wrote: The plot tells me I’ve read them but I cannot recall the titles?



I expect it has Leviathan in it. Awakes?
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spot;1529818 wrote: I expect it has Leviathan in it. Awakes?



It is indeed Leviathan Wakes but that was only written in 2011 and I’m thinking of a book with the same plot that I read in the ?sixties?
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I'm in the third season, now. It has taken some rather interesting twists. Some even predictable.
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Well, made it through the four seasons of the thing.

Some very interesting plot twists.

Some of my favorite scenes was Frank Villa's character jetting through space to Deep Purple's "Highway Star." Well, except for his rather abrupt demise.

Thomas Jane's character proves to be fairly durable.

Shawn Doyle, David Straithaim, and Wes Chatham provide some wonderfully consistent performances.

It does kinda go off the deep end a bit with physics, a few times.

But it really sticks to the human element. Basically, everyone sees the universe through their own perception, and clings determinedly to their personal frame of reference. This brings about the demise of many, and makes the Universe a very dangerous place.
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There appears to also be a program aimed at 6-8 year olds called The Orville, if anyone has access to it and a child in the appropriate age bracket.
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spot;1531756 wrote: There appears to also be a program aimed at 6-8 year olds called The Orville, if anyone has access to it and a child in the appropriate age bracket.



I never saw that. It sounded interesting, but apparently it never caught on.

Finished the first 4 seasons of The Expanse. It has become quite the Space Opera. I look forward to season 5. It's been Very entertaining, so far.
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