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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2019, 10:20:46 AM »
I'm still impressed with how they managed to get the physics right, including orbital mechanics. Even with fusion engines, there is a limit to how many G's the ship can undergo, because there is a limit to how many G's the inhabitants can survive. And the part where he has the computer plan an unpowered gravity assist. (not going to spoil with details)
The books are great at this sort of thing, along with the biological difficulties of living in space. 

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« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2019, 12:26:31 PM »
I'm still impressed with how they managed to get the physics right, including orbital mechanics. Even with fusion engines, there is a limit to how many G's the ship can undergo, because there is a limit to how many G's the inhabitants can survive. And the part where he has the computer plan an unpowered gravity assist. (not going to spoil with details)

That space battle is so fucking awesome, and (mostly) accurate.
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« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2019, 08:59:46 PM »
I'm still impressed with how they managed to get the physics right, including orbital mechanics. Even with fusion engines, there is a limit to how many G's the ship can undergo, because there is a limit to how many G's the inhabitants can survive. And the part where he has the computer plan an unpowered gravity assist. (not going to spoil with details)
The books are great at this sort of thing, along with the biological difficulties of living in space.

Agreed. They're about the most technically realistic science fiction books I have read.
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« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2019, 10:24:52 AM »
I hope that Amazon doesn’t mess up that realism.
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« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2019, 09:41:29 PM »
Gotta ask, is this worth sticking around for the long haul? I may be 100% recumbent for most of 2020 and I'm scratching hard for things to watch.
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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2019, 07:54:19 AM »
If you like hard sci-fi akin to that of the stories that came out in the 50s (Clark, Asimov, etc.) then I would reccomend it heartily.
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« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2019, 07:57:13 AM »
Gotta ask, is this worth sticking around for the long haul? I may be 100% recumbent for most of 2020 and I'm scratching hard for things to watch.

If you are really looking for something to watch then you should tune into this one.
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« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2019, 08:23:41 AM »
I noticed 1) The Expanse is now on Prime, no longer on Syfy (USA) or Space (Canada). 2) Space is now CTV Sci Fi channel.
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« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2019, 11:10:43 AM »
Thanks. I'll be watching it on drugs, so it should be fun in a number of ways.

For reference, I was doing acid when I read "The Battle of MacArthur" in The Mote in God's Eye. My friends didn't know what the hell I was talking about.  ;D
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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2019, 11:24:29 AM »
I noticed 1) The Expanse is now on Prime, no longer on Syfy (USA) or Space (Canada). 2) Space is now CTV Sci Fi channel.

Syfy was producing it, but they cancelled it and Amazon picked it up after the fanbase pushed hard for them to do it. This next season is the first made for Amazon.

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« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2019, 05:54:59 PM »
I’m hoping they maintain the hard edge and that the feel doesn’t change too much.
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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #86 on: November 18, 2019, 07:58:20 PM »
Welp, I'm excited.


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« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2019, 11:29:13 AM »
Yeah, that's pretty much everything I hoped to see in a trailer for the new season. It confirms that the major themes and the tone have not changed, it looks to have great action and effects, and it continues to develop the universe. It remains to be seen how hard they keep it (aside from the obvious gimmes).
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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #88 on: November 19, 2019, 12:33:48 PM »
I love that trailer with the JFK Quotes.  It's got a great feeling of grandiosity and 'the great unknown.'
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« Reply #89 on: November 19, 2019, 01:13:05 PM »
I love that trailer with the JFK Quotes.  It's got a great feeling of grandiosity and 'the great unknown.'

Maybe foreshadowing?
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