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This is bothering the hell out of me after reading book 7 and I gotta let the internet know. Before the heart of the tempest comes through the gate fucking everything up everyone in the trade union (Belters... many of which probably associated with the free navy, some of which may have been on medina at that time) is like "oh who cares, these people have been stuck out there why the hell should we worry about 30 year old ships, hahaha!" When Laconia had already very clearly been building their own, heavily protomoleculed ships and tech after they not only brought the fancy new railguns to put on the ring station for the free navy but also brought it with a BRAND NEW ship called the proteus that was 100% built in Laconia using tech no one had ever seen before. How did absolutely no record of this last and how did no one 30 years later realize the Laconians had the ability to build their own highly advanced shit, I just feel like it is somewhat of a plot hole as it was extremely public when laconia brought the railgun with their fancy new ship, thousands of people saw it, thousands upon thousands more saw the new railgun tech that was built in laconia. Just seems idiotic and inconsistent to me that in the time of book 7 everyone is acting like laconia is a backwater shithole that could never have the ability to build new ships. Rant over and also I am glad someone noted this problem in the wiki's page about the proteus https://expanse.fandom.com/wiki/Proteus-class .
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Wonder if Holden ever wished he didn’t log that call.
Going to be a huge bummer if the allegations do not stick. I know the drama industry has to do what it does best and have the most dramatic response.
Could have easily had him disappear. Then later a conversation saying his son was injured. Alex drops everything and run to him. If the allegations come back as true, Alex was stabbed and killed in a bar fight....easy to add more to that.
Killing him off right away leaves no room to possibly get a member of the family and one of the coolest characters back.
And such a lame death. Bad writing.
I am not saying the allegation are not serious.
What happened to the thing that attacked her and her squad?
Just wondering the exact meaning of ankawala. I assume it means wife or spouse or betrothed. But just wondering. Its an interesting word.
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If you in prison for months, how you get highlight in your hair? I doubt there is a stylist available for high security prisoners.
New to the show and loving it. Just on season 2 now. Quick question, the cover photo for season 2 show a person in a vac suit reaching out. Who is in supposed to be in the suit. Just curious as Julie Mao was on season 1's cover.
Did Naomi inject herself with Proto-molecule to survive her air lock to air lock jump?
Calling the Razorback Screaming Firehawks confused me. Is that an in-joke one should not correct? Or am I missing something completely?
Hey Expanse Community!
What are your thoughts on the premiere episode? And with the sixth season being the final season, with four books left to adapt, what do you hope to see adapted later in the season? Let us know in the comments!
Season 5 synopsis:
Season five of the series picks up as multitudes of humans leave the solar system in search of new homes and vast fortunes on the earth-like worlds beyond the alien Ring, and a heavy price for centuries of exploitation of the Belt finally comes due and a reckoning is at hand. For the crew of the Rocinante and the leaders of the Inner Planets and the Belt, the past and present converge, bringing forth personal challenges that have wide-reaching repercussions throughout the Solar System.
The NY Times posted a review of the series: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/15/arts/television/review-the-expanse.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage
My reaction: I have a mixed reaction to this mixed review. Full disclosure: I'm a rabid "The Expanse" fan and have been bemoaning its neglect among the media for the longest time. So, I'm glad the show gets some mention here, although I don't agree with a number of the opinions given by Mr. Hale. It is interesting to read something from someone who is not so wrapped up in the series as I've been, but I still think some of the criticisms are unfair and inaccurate. Omission by dismissal of Dominique Tipper's outstanding performance as Naomi Nagata is particularly egregious to me. Actually, it's very difficult to choose a favorite between all of the great actors, with their interpretation through great writing and directing. No-one being perfect is one of the best things about the writing, with even its anti-villains as well as anti-heroes. After watching all the previous seasons twice (and some episodes more than once--particularly my favorite, "Immolation"), yesterday I watched the first three of latest. It seemed a little off, being somewhat fragmented because of having separated the great interaction between some major characters. But I've already read all of the books published so far, so I keep some things of entertainment value in mind as I go along. I also still realize that the plot structure is ultimately so enjoyable to me because it's like being given pieces of a puzzle that continue to get put together and eventually form a very great picture.
Regarding the use of the picture of Cas Anvar as part of headlining the article: It seems that the person responsible for the image was unaware of the trouble, especially as there was no mention of it in the body of the review. The whole thing has been unfortunate and even sad about that actor and the implications for the character. (See my previous comment in Fandom.)
I'm very, very behind when it comes to some news. I've seen good/bad news in several ways that likely other fans have already experienced. The good news is that "The Expanse" is renewed for a sixth season. The bad news is double: It will be the last season, and Cas Anvar won't be in it. On top of that, I just learned (late Nov. 2020) about the trouble that Anvar had gotten into--that was reported last summer! I think it was very appropriately handled, though I'm stunned about the impact on the character. What I've very much appreciated about the series is that the bond (no pun intended) between the characters seemed to be strengthened by the bond between the actors who play them. Also, Anvar, as is well known to fans, was so helpful in the drive to save the series. The news about him has left me shaken, so I'll just have to separate the character from the person. Also, I just hope that, yet again, the brilliant writers will find some wonderfully imaginative way to handle it in the sixth season. I've read all the books, and from how things go in the latest one, I'm thinking of how the Kamal character might be managed. That book kept me wondering and even concerned while reading it, but then it came through in a fantastically creative way, totally consistent with the arc of the story line and its characters.
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