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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I'm going to be rewatching seasons 1-4 of The Expanse in the coming weeks. Amazon will begin releasing season 5 on 16 December.

    Best. Science. Fiction. TV. Series. Ever.

    That's right. I said it. EVER.

    Also note that I said "science fiction" and not "sci-fi" - and yes, there's a difference: no human "aliens" wearing body paint and/or spirit-gummed prosthetics, no techno-magical mumbo-jumbo involving "shields" or "anti-gravity" or "inertial compensators" or "dilithium crystals" or "midi-chlorians" or "photon torpedoes" or etc., etc., etc. Just the laws of physics, excellent production values, a compelling story, and some of the best writing and characters in any TV series of any kind.

    Extremely recommended. Even if you're not typically "into" SF, you should give it a try. This one is different.

    Here's the season 5 trailer. There are potential spoilers for the previous four seasons, so if you haven't seen them and are at all interested in doing so, you may want to avoid watching this:

    The Expanse – Season 5 Official Trailer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caLji74IIp4
    Thanks for the heads up, I thought it was canceled. I love The Expanse.

    I’m gonna have to put off watching Sherlock Holmes for the 100th time and rewatch last season. I vaguely remember what happened in the rings and I want it fresh.
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    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
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  3. #1892
    The Expanse is the most compulsively watchable series I've ever seen - even more so than Game of Thrones. Almost every episode of The Expanse left me wanting to watch the next one right away - and unlike GoT, there is almost no "fat" or "filler" in any of the episodes. Even the (relatively) "slower" episodes build the characters and plot in ways that pay off really well. Some people say it didn't really "click" with them until around the fourth episode of the first season, but it grabbed me pretty much right from the start.

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, I thought it was canceled. I love The Expanse.

    I’m gonna have to put off watching Sherlock Holmes for the 100th time and rewatch last season. I vaguely remember what happened in the rings and I want it fresh.
    Have you seen season 4 yet? It was released in December 2019. That was the first season Amazon released after the Syfy channel cancelled it. (It only took Amazon 15 days to pick it up after its cancellation at Syfy was announced.)

    And for those that might be wondering why Syfy cancelled the show if it's so good, it's because Syfy didn't actually produce the show. A production company called Alcon actually owns the show, and Syfy only had the "first run" rights to it. It performed decently enough in the ratings compared to other Syfy shows, though it needed better promotion (hardly anyone knew it existed and its audience was built mostly by "word of mouth"). But it was quite expensive due to its high production values, and Syfy could only recoup its investment from the first airings of each episode. So Syfy decided that it would be more cost-effective to go with cheaper programs (like "reality TV" type fare). With Amazon, the show now has more money and even higher production quality (which was already remarkably good).
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  4. #1893
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    The Expanse is the most compulsively watchable series I've ever seen - even more so than Game of Thrones. Almost every episode of The Expanse left me wanting to watch the next one right away - and unlike GoT, there is almost no "fat" or "filler" in any of the episodes. Even the (relatively) "slower" episodes build the characters and plot in ways that pay off really well. Some people say it didn't really "click" with them until around the fourth episode of the first season, but it grabbed me pretty much right from the start.



    Have you seen season 4 yet? It was released in December 2019. That was the first season Amazon released after the Syfy channel cancelled it. (It only took Amazon 15 days to pick it up after its cancellation at Syfy was announced.)

    And for those that might be wondering why Syfy cancelled the show if it's so good, it's because Syfy didn't actually produce the show. A production company called Alcon actually owns the show, and Syfy only had the "first run" rights to it. It performed decently enough in the ratings compared to other Syfy shows, though it needed better promotion (hardly anyone knew it existed and its audience was built mostly by "word of mouth"). But it was quite expensive due to its high production valuend Syfy could only recoup it investment from the first airings of each episode. So Syfy decided that it would be more cost-effective to go with cheaper programs (like "reality TV" type fare). With Amazon, the show now has more money and even higher production quality (which was already remarkably good).

    I agree. All the episodes are exciting.

    I did but it’s been awhile and only vaguely remember where it left off. I thought Amazon canceled it, too but maybe I clicked on an old article when I was trying to find out about season 5.

    Like OB said, it is a very well done show and I haven’t come across anything I found sci-fi cheesy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  5. #1894
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  6. #1895
    A perfect example of predictive programming. The plot twist of this movie will probably be that all the deaths were inflated and faked by the government.

    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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  9. #1897
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    Except as to the rule of appointment, the United States have an indefinite discretion to make requisitions for men and money; but they have no authority to raise either by regulations extending to the individual citizens of America.

  10. #1898
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  11. #1899
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

  12. #1900
    Prison Break 3rd Season.
    One of the best TV Series ever.

  13. #1901
    Pfizer Macht Frei!

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    The Federalist Papers, No. 15:

    Except as to the rule of appointment, the United States have an indefinite discretion to make requisitions for men and money; but they have no authority to raise either by regulations extending to the individual citizens of America.

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