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1 hour ago, Padaxes said:

Another good episode.

 

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I'm not sure about their positioning in the gunfight though, seems a bit unlikely they didnt all get mowed down. 

 

But my main beef is

 

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I was a bit dissapointed when they went through the ring and we had this weird series of colonists on an alien world. But it's even stranger now. There is the civilisation chaging tech floating there with FTL travel to other star systems and ... nothing seems to be happening with it.

Have I missed something fundemental here? 

Why is everyone not fully mobilised colonising these new systems ? Why is the focus of everyone some terrorists , and why are the terrorists themselves not focused on the real prize? 

Are the books like this ? 

 


I am really enjoying the show, I just feel like the whole time I'm thinking "hey guys have you forgotten something?"


 

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The rings are mostly a narrative device to stir shit up with the various factions

 

There are colonists trying to go to other planets and the rings do come back to it, but it’s not a planet of the week series. 
 

Even in the books when they’re on other planets, the authors stress how weird thing are.

 

Its good I think. Alien life and places should be borderline impossible for us to get our heads around  

 

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3 hours ago, Padaxes said:

Another good episode.

 

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I'm not sure about their positioning in the gunfight though, seems a bit unlikely they didnt all get mowed down. 

 

But my main beef is

 

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I was a bit dissapointed when they went through the ring and we had this weird series of colonists on an alien world. But it's even stranger now. There is the civilisation chaging tech floating there with FTL travel to other star systems and ... nothing seems to be happening with it.

Have I missed something fundemental here? 

Why is everyone not fully mobilised colonising these new systems ? Why is the focus of everyone some terrorists , and why are the terrorists themselves not focused on the real prize? 

Are the books like this ? 

 


I am really enjoying the show, I just feel like the whole time I'm thinking "hey guys have you forgotten something?"


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I've not enjoyed this season much at all, but I thought the last episode was brilliant. It has felt like for  lots of this season not much has been happening, especially with Naomi's hanging with the mass murderer gang. And Holden has been doing what? Just floating around the ship getting on everyone's tits by the looks of it.

 

I don't think they've done enough to make me feel bad for the belters, they come across as low level losers rather than impassioned freedom fighters. Having said that, the stuff on Drummer's ship has been excellent.

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Is it just one episode left now? (and what day of the week do they come out?) I've watched it this week, and I've been really happy I waiting until (most) of the episodes were out - the pacing problems would have been more severe if I'd been watching week-by-week, I think.

 

It's a hard show to watch at times, with its major shifts in topics from season to season. But I've found Amos' adventures on Earth compelling, and Naomi's once the bad stuff goes down (I was a little bored with her time with Marco - it provides clear motivations for later, but wasn't the most riveting watch) and of course Drummer's problems. Holden and Alex, not so much, even if Bobby continues to be great. And Avasarala and her strand has been decent enough also.

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I love all the Earther, Martian, Belter shit, but it could feel like: 

 

S1: Domestic (sol system) politics (hint at bigger universe).

S2 + S3: Crazy, mind-bending expanding scope with awesome alien shenanigans.

S4: Foreign politics (same arguments, different solar system), with some lower key alien shenanigans.

S5: Domestic politics.

 

Can see how some might find S5 a bit mundane, and less ‘expansive’ in comparison.

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2 hours ago, jonamok said:

I love all the Earther, Martian, Belter shit, but it could feel like: 

 

S1: Domestic (sol system) politics (hint at bigger universe).

S2 + S3: Crazy, mind-bending expanding scope with awesome alien shenanigans.

S4: Foreign politics (same arguments, different solar system), with some lower key alien shenanigans.

S5: Domestic politics.

 

Can see how some might find S5 a bit mundane, and less ‘expansive’ in comparison.

 

I certain missed the 'expansive' stuff bubbling away in the background this season, even though I've enjoyed it.  A bit of "what's the free navy up to" isn't in the same league as intrigue.

 

(The alien shenanigans in S4 didn't end up that low key did they?)

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On 28/01/2021 at 12:53, Mr Combo Breaker said:

Anyone else get German subtitles for English text (like HUDs and signs and whatnot) watching this on amazon prime?


yes, and it’s been fucking me off that I can’t work out why! I thought maybe watching it through my google chromecast with tv thing might be somehow messing with it, but I dunno how that should be. 

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4 minutes ago, milko said:


yes, and it’s been fucking me off that I can’t work out why! I thought maybe watching it through my google chromecast with tv thing might be somehow messing with it, but I dunno how that should be. 


I was inspired to search again and it’s the “forced subs” we are seeing. It’s also just a stupid Amazon bug so there isn’t much we can do except the workaround of going into the pause menu, subs, select English/none ie what it already is, and back out. Might have to do that every episode, or live and learn the German for things like Infra Red Space Sonar Array etc. 

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Excellent season closer.
 

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They handled the Alex stuff as well as they could, given the circumstances. Having Clarissa join the team now is great and I hope Monica stays as well. Apart from that, more tremendous acting from Dominique Tipper and Cara Gee, the space battle was superb and the set-up for the new season pretty darn intruiging.

 

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2 hours ago, Vemsie said:

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They handled the Alex stuff as well as they could, given the circumstances. Having Clarissa join the team now is great and I hope Monica stays as well. Apart from that, more tremendous acting from Dominique Tipper and Cara Gee, the space battle was superb and the set-up for the new season pretty darn intruiging.

 

 

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Yeah it was fairly subtle for obvious reasons but handled superbly. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire episode and as a book reader absolutely delighted with how they handled the final 10 minutes. 

 

The set-up for Season 6 is just fucking :omg::omg::omg:

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Only thing with Alex and I should watch it again, but Holden said he was basically going on a suicide mission and i don't think Alex signed off his last message with Yes hoss or similar.

 

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Great finale to a solid season. It sagged a bit at times but overall they did a good job spinning the characters' different plates. Very jealous of those of you who had the willpower to wait for a binge, it definitely felt like this one would benefit from being able to watch 2 or 3 episodes at a time.

 

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Yeah it was fairly subtle for obvious reasons but handled superbly. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire episode and as a book reader absolutely delighted with how they handled the final 10 minutes. 

 

The set-up for Season 6 is just fucking :omg::omg::omg:

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They said the name! And the other name! And then they showed the things! And then the thing happened!

 

:omg:

 

It's going to be a lo-o-o-o-ong wait until the next season.

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Just finished the last episode, noticed i was curled up in my  ' stress pose'  during almost the entire thing , that's a positive BTW.

 

I've really enjoyed this season, it's been more personal to each character and a slow burn. I thought they addressed any issues they needed to resolve with actual in universe solutions quite well if a little suddenly.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, SpagMasterSwift said:

Was I meant to understand what happened 

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to the Mars ship?


 

There is a bit half way through the credits that kinda explains it

 

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A fully activated protocule alien ship - the one seen being built in the Mars transmission 

 

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Black and Red are the universal 'bad news' colours. :)

 

I'm very curious about how they'll approach this subplot in S6 btw, as it looks like it might be more prominent than I may have expected.

But yeah, echo the previous thoughts, and just want to add that the musical stings in this ep in particular were REALLY GOOD.

 

Only slight disappointment was 

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the Inaros subordinates send-off on Drummers ship. Think she got off lightly; should have got what the other guy did. :D

 

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Superb. Absolutely loved it. 

 

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Naomi's rescue was so well shot. So many other, lesser, shows would have had camera shots jumping all over the place, showing the ship, her, Bobbie... Nope just focus on Naomi's face, I saw and heard everything I needed to and the jolt, then Bobbie's voice, the oxygen connecting... Excellent.

 

Getting shot of Alex in that way actually worked. Fair play to them.

 

 

The last season may just be my most anticipated season of telly ever.

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I did think it slightly shat on Naomis efforts to prevent anyone dying on her behalf, but they made it work.

I also cant help wonder what the alternative might have been given that the razorback was explicitly pointed out to be a 2-seater....

 

Still, after several episodes of her fucking around out there it dawned on me that that kind of setting is really reminiscent of a shipboard survival game, like Subnautica but with more vacuum and less quirkyness. Or Space Engineers meets Rust, with scarcer resources and more reliance on stealing lengths of copper from terminals, fluids from condensation.....

I really want someone to make that now. :)

 

 

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I had a good old lump in my throat when Gunny rescued Naomi. They really showed a character that had been through hell.

 

Though I honestly wish I didn't know the stuff about the actor that played Alex, as what could have been quite a shocking return gut punch was more like, "oh well there it is, lol"

 

Amos had the best lines about him though which was probably about the best send off you could hope to get

 

(When he was saying he wasn't upset because the way he saw it, dying recuing his family is something he himself would aspire to. God I love Amos.)

 

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Damn, three episodes of just wall-to-wall payoff and tension. Nagata, Drummer and Inaros are just a drama dynamo.

 

And then I was all like:

 

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But then...!

 

Book chat:

 

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I cannot believe they're committing to actually doing that. I really thought they'd rein it in a little but nope.

 

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