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Some observations about the end of The Expanse season 5.
 

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They included a way to remove Alex, but I think the actor was only investigated after they finished filming. Maybe they did some reshoots?

I was really surprised they showed that thing on Laconia. If I'm not mistaken, it was only revealed much later in the books.

There was one more big thing that happened in book 5 but was not mentioned in the show, except in vague hints. Some people on Reddit already put the pieces together tough.

 

Don't miss the scene at the end of the credits.

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The Alex thing felt odd and came out of the blue. They had enough time to reshoot the few scenes, though. The investigation was probably done quickly, we just didn't hear about it, because that's really not much of our business.

Considering season 6 will be the last one, it makes sense they are upping the pace of the remaining stuff in the books.

/Edit: Apparently there is speculations about a spin-off show now, which would then probably deal with all the Laconia related stuff.

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still have so many feeling and opinion about this show trapped inside due to lack of ability to express them clearly

escalation and growing sense of dread of later season are fascinating but more exhausting than first two season

hope for show of this quality about Indian ocean piracy some day

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I need to see this.

 

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4 hours ago, Lexx said:
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The Alex thing felt odd and came out of the blue. They had enough time to reshoot the few scenes, though. The investigation was probably done quickly, we just didn't hear about it, because that's really not much of our business.

Considering season 6 will be the last one, it makes sense they are upping the pace of the remaining stuff in the books.

/Edit: Apparently there is speculations about a spin-off show now, which would then probably deal with all the Laconia related stuff.

The book authors said there was never a proposal to Amazon to adapt beyond book 6. So the show was not really cancelled. According to them, Alcon is commited to the story and they believe they will eventually adapt the remaining books. The possible reason is that

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books 7-9 take place 30 years after book 6. With better technology in the show, the characters won't look 30 years older, but they will still look older and so the actors must age before they can film the rest of the story. Maybe they don't want to use special effects.

As for Laconia, if you don't mind a minor spoiler
 

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The Laconians will have to establish on a new world and build all the infrastructure without any external resources or more supplies. They layed a minefield in their gate and said they don't want anyone moving in. So not even the Free Navy is supposed to send them any supplies. It will take a considerable amount of time until they can come out to do anything, if that is what they want.

As for those outside, the Free Navy doesn't seem interested in their system and the others would have to deal with the Free Navy before even looking for the martian deserters.

Laconia will only be relevant on book 7 and later. It's part of the main story, so it can't be the spin-off. Unless it is about they settling the new world. I wouldn't mind that.

 

 

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Space Sweepers on Netflix: 

Hm.  I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it felt a little disappointing.  Some great visuals (mostly in the first and last 30 minutes) and some ok to charming group dynamics but kind of a jumbled mess. Also fairly generic, like taking some pieces from better movies to emulate.  I did like how language was used in the film where outside of the main S. Korean stars, most talking in their own language (some kind of 'universal translator' concept I guess?) at each other so one group is speaking French while the other is still using Korean, vs. Star Trek's translator with the audience only hearing English, if that makes sense.  The middle hour drags and could have cut 15-20 minutes without anyone missing anything.  Maybe a 6/10. Considering S. Korea hardly ever deals with sci-fi, not a bad attempt but they still have some learnin' to do.

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TNG again. MASTERPIECE SOCIETY was pretty rubbish, with Troi acting out of character in a poorly done romance (if they needed one, which they didn't, why not use the scientist and Geordi?)

CONUNDRUM was a step up from the recent episodes, but has some silly moments and the fake crewman went to mustache twirling villain quickly. Ro-Riker-Troi was fun. 

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22 minutes ago, Amentep said:

(if they needed one, which they didn't, why not use the scientist and Geordi?)

Geordi's really into holograms of scientists, not actual people, but you should know that from like, the third season. :p 

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44 minutes ago, majestic said:

Geordi's really into holograms of scientists, not actual people, but you should know that from like, the third season. :p 

Well he wanted to try and hit it off with the real Dr. Brahms, but that didn't work so well. So he's not completely adverse to non-hologram romance.;)

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^ The start of Booby Trap had Geordi on a hologram date with some crew member - except she rejected him, which is probably why he found Ms Hologram so kewl.  Rebound!  Did they ever show him having a gf in even a one-off episode? I can't remember.

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7 hours ago, LadyCrimson said:

^ The start of Booby Trap had Geordi on a hologram date with some crew member - except she rejected him, which is probably why he found Ms Hologram so kewl.  Rebound!  Did they ever show him having a gf in even a one-off episode? I can't remember.

There was this episode where he suddenly became super confident because some alien nervous system he was linked to (alien later turned into an energy being). He was quite the charmer then, but no, not unless you count the future presented in All Good Things where he's married to a "Leah" where the assumption generally is that he finally managed to wear Leah Brahms down. Heh. Oh Geordi, when you fondle the Enterprise, you fondle me!

Yeah so THAT is a part of TNG that aged incredibly poorly.

Much of that was maybe because he was probably supposed to be gay, or at least bisexual. First season has him leering at an aged up Wesley Crusher. Hey Wesley, not baaaaaaaaaaaaaad. Yeah, creepy. Creeeeeeepy.

Poor Geordi, always the butt of everything.

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Made it into season 4 of BtVS in my re-watch. Still being amused by spotting the likes of Wentworth Miller, Pedro Pascal, etc as background students / victims / monster lackies.

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The Sinner season3 is on Netflix now!  Matt Bomer is in this one.  1st episode seems as good as ever.  *binge hat on*

Oh, I also kept watching Cobra Kai, giving it a longer chance. I started to kinda like it more for a bit but then my interest flagged again - I quit after episode 9.  Even with nostalgia elements - just not for me.

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don't know where to put this

just finished knights of everflame season 1

first time watch through so much tabletop rpg

still didn't feel ready for 100 episode of critical role

player are very good at role playing

last episode are emotional tense and have unexpected dark turn

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Finished last season of Expanse. It felt like they could made this whole season in 3 episodes and nothing of value would be lost

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On 2/6/2021 at 6:29 PM, LadyCrimson said:

Space Sweepers on Netflix: 

Hm.  I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it felt a little disappointing.  Some great visuals (mostly in the first and last 30 minutes) and some ok to charming group dynamics but kind of a jumbled mess. Also fairly generic, like taking some pieces from better movies to emulate.  I did like how language was used in the film where outside of the main S. Korean stars, most talking in their own language (some kind of 'universal translator' concept I guess?) at each other so one group is speaking French while the other is still using Korean, vs. Star Trek's translator with the audience only hearing English, if that makes sense.  The middle hour drags and could have cut 15-20 minutes without anyone missing anything.  Maybe a 6/10. Considering S. Korea hardly ever deals with sci-fi, not a bad attempt but they still have some learnin' to do.

Yes, everyone had a translator. Except for the girl.

And that is right, the middle really drags. I remember pausing before watching half of the movie and noticing there was still over an hour left. But I can't remember that much happening in all this time, since it was the part where

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they found out they were negotiating with the father and after that there was basically the sequence of going to the meeting place and dealing with the bomb.

 

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finished expanse s05

great quality as always

some part feels as slow as last season

8 episode instead of 10 might be better

the show successfully make the crew of rocinante feels resourceful and tenacious

much more than last season

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