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    Now come on who wants one of those chariots? How much fun would that be to drive around in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco Pops View Post
    You might not be fond of the story or family but the production in this show is just great. It's like a movie every episode.
    Oh, I like the show, I'm just not going to burn through it in a day or so. Rather make it last a few weeks, at least.
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    I tried watching it but just gave up after 5 episodes. I absolutely cannot stand neither the doctor nor the extreme contrivances anymore. They literally cannot do even a single thing without something going wrong in the dumbest of ways. Not even launch a weather balloon. Doctor Smith seems to have access to the script, overhearing the right stuff, finding the right stuff, stuff conveniently getting lost (they had 3 hours to pump out the fuel of that desert-stranded ship, yet the guy runs in at the last minute to check for personal stuff?) that prevents her from being found out. Then like literally every villain ever she gets tased but despite rope being conveniently nearby she doesn't get tied up. Nobody ever makes sure the bad guy stays down.

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    For anyone else that watches Netflix what is Black Mirror and The Expanse like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco Pops View Post
    For anyone else that watches Netflix what is Black Mirror and The Expanse like?
    Dunno about Black Mirror, but The Expanse is a SyFy network show, they may be running prior seasons on Netflix. I would describe it as human greed and corruption carried along as mankind expands to colonize the solar system. Not exactly my cup of tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Dunno about Black Mirror, but The Expanse is a SyFy network show, they may be running prior seasons on Netflix. I would describe it as human greed and corruption carried along as mankind expands to colonize the solar system. Not exactly my cup of tea.

    But would it be a good show to start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco Pops View Post
    For anyone else that watches Netflix what is Black Mirror and The Expanse like?
    Black Mirror is an anthology series (like the Twilight Zone) that kind of shows weird/messed up versions of the future (not necessarily the far of future though) and how technology can be used. I haven't watched all of it, but I really like it.

    The Expanse is based on a book series, it's basically like Annoyed said, but I think it's really well done and I love it. It's pretty much my favorite show on right now (though Westworld is coming back, so that will probably end up being my favorite again once I get back to watching that lol).

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    Hey fun speculation time.

    They were watching a promotional video for the Alpha Centauri colony which showed a row of Jupiter ships all parked near each other like some kind of flying RVs which is essentially what they are. Anyway that looked so utopian and nice but I can't shake the feeling it's a lot darker then what they show.

    Even Judy comments on this in the first episode while they are all playing cards.

    There's just something very elitist about the colony ahem. For one thing people like Don are not allowed to land there and live but it's fine to use them to haul your stuff from Earth and anyway he has a nice side job bringing them all their vices with his smuggling. But it seems he won't be allowed to live there and that was based on how disgruntled he was with them and dialog.

    So I get the feeling it's all really stinky what they are doing and for all we know there isn't a colony at all but something darker.

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    Yes, the colony does seem rather elitist... Actually reminded me of Land of the Dead... (Well, except that we've not really seen anything about it...)

    I somehow don't expect to see the colony however any time soon - assuming we get any more episodes - I would expect they would stay away from the colony (being the presumed end game) for a few seasons, and once the Robinsons do arrive, it would then be the question of whether it's where they really want to be at all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmichobo View Post
    Yes, the colony does seem rather elitist... Actually reminded me of Land of the Dead... (Well, except that we've not really seen anything about it...)

    I somehow don't expect to see the colony however any time soon - assuming we get any more episodes - I would expect they would stay away from the colony (being the presumed end game) for a few seasons, and once the Robinsons do arrive, it would then be the question of whether it's where they really want to be at all...
    Well, there was a screening process people had to go through to be on the Resolute and assigned to a Jupiter. If you recall, Maureen had to make a deal with someone because Will failed the tests. So they weren't just taking all comers.

    From a viewer perspective, I rather like the idea. I'm tired of the recent trend of Sci Fi shows that focus on the dark underbelly of a broken society. I'd rather see the "best and the brightest" dealing with exploration and other challenges of space travel.
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    Well, I'm up to episode 5. Taking things slowly...then I'll do a rewatch. I agree with the comments that the promo video showing the colony seems a bit utopian, but I'm betting this is more of a dystopian story. We shall see how things go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Well, there was a screening process people had to go through to be on the Resolute and assigned to a Jupiter. If you recall, Maureen had to make a deal with someone because Will failed the tests. So they weren't just taking all comers.

    From a viewer perspective, I rather like the idea. I'm tired of the recent trend of Sci Fi shows that focus on the dark underbelly of a broken society. I'd rather see the "best and the brightest" dealing with exploration and other challenges of space travel.


    But is it?

    What about those old people on the other Jupiter? Surely yeah best and brightest, but not the fittest are they? Are we really sure this colony isn't just for "the great and the good?"

    Translation for the rich.

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    It's ok...

    They'll all get wiped out when someone uses a dirty telephone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco Pops View Post
    But is it?

    What about those old people on the other Jupiter? Surely yeah best and brightest, but not the fittest are they? Are we really sure this colony isn't just for "the great and the good?"

    Translation for the rich.
    It probably is "just for the rich & connected", that's the way most things are in the real world, too,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    It probably is "just for the rich & connected", that's the way most things are in the real world, too,.

    I wish that wasn't the way....

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    Speaking of people selected. Anyone recognize the male Dr. Smith in episode 1? He was Bill Mumy who played Will Robinson in the original LIS. Too bad he wasn't the one to play Dr. Smith. I sortta miss Dr. Smith's barbs with the Robot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtColCarter View Post
    Speaking of people selected. Anyone recognize the male Dr. Smith in episode 1? He was Bill Mumy who played Will Robinson in the original LIS. Too bad he wasn't the one to play Dr. Smith. I sortta miss Dr. Smith's barbs with the Robot.
    Pretty damned hard to trade barbs if they can't understand each other. Maybe (hopefully) it will change as time goes on, but they can't really communicate with it at this point.
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    Episode 6 nearly brought me to tears. I know how conflicted Will must have felt but you could see the robot was scared and yet Will made him suicide.

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    LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Today is the day supposedly Netflix is going to make an announcement regarding renewal or not. For the money spent on this show, and the mammoth amount of money spend worldwide on advertising you think they would.

    Has anyone seen outdoor or indoor advertising for the show? Some huge building size posters around some US cities.

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    I hear Monday is when we find out if it's renewed or not.

    Meanwhile a random thought or two about the timing of events.


    This show is supposed to take place in 2048 or 49 as the producers said it was set 30 years in the future.

    But that also brings up a huge headscratcher (for me anyway) with the timing of all this. If it's 2048 the Resolute has so far made 23 trips to Alpha Centauri with Jupiter ships onboard and no mishaps, that we know of. Now if that's the case these trips happened before the show started, and the big point for me is how long did it take to build the mothership and all the Jupiter ships if so many trips had been done?

    When did they start building? To me I'm thinking 2025 or even 2030 to be a little conservative so there's a huge lot of backstory I think behind events in the series. I hope it all gets fleshed out.

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