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View Poll Results: Am I cuckoo for cocoa puffs, or should el Expanse have had coloration?
Yes! We've seen plenty of normal looking space from all the quadrants elsewhere. 4 44.44%
No! They put some color on Polly; any *more* would have made the space marines cry. 5 55.56%
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Old June 14 2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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The Expanse - wot the heck?!?

I went off to boarding school during the S3 run, so "The Expanse" was the last ENT I saw as it aired until the last stretch of S4. So it naturally seemed to me that, since the ep ended with the ship flying into a purple could, symbolizing the weirdness of the Expanse, the whole thing would look more or less like that - like the Briar Patch.

But noooo, I just watched "The Xindi" - not impressed, but that's another matter - and while the promised anomalies are sorta there, the space itself looks normal.

Fail. Like, massive fail, man. So big it darn near puts me off watching the whole season, when compounded with all the other weak writing and etc. If you're gonna do a "Bermuda Triangle" of space, somewhere so weird and dangerous we've never heard of it before, and Vulcans wet themselves just thinking about it, why on Earth would one not give it at least a touch of color, especially when you set that up in "The Expanse"?!?

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Old June 14 2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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The first half of the season isn't great but the last 12 or so are more serialised and generally better.
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Old June 15 2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: The Expanse - wot the heck?!?

Want weird space? Just wait until the spheres are activated.
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Old June 15 2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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Re: The Expanse - wot the heck?!?

Gaith wrote: View Post
Sigh.
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Want weird space? Just wait until the spheres are activated.
Indeed. S1 & 2 had their rough spots, but I just found the whole Xindi arc boring.
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Old June 15 2011, 12:23 PM   #5
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I LOVED the Xindi arc. Enterprise at it's very best.
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Old June 15 2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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The Xindi arc and ENT Season 3 was the last best season of Trek since DS9.
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Old June 15 2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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Yeah. While I loved all four seasons, Season 3 was one of the best.
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Old June 15 2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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I think the first time the Xindi arc became interesting was around The Shipment/Twilight, the season's 7th and 8th episode.
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Old June 15 2011, 04:07 PM   #9
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Faldor wrote: View Post
The first half of the season isn't great but the last 12 or so are more serialised and generally better.
Dammit! Purple space or it's no deal, and I finally watch Mad Men!
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Old June 15 2011, 04:09 PM   #10
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The Xindi arc and ENT Season 3 was the last best season of Trek since DS9.
And then Season 4 came along and was even better!

I agree with Gaith that the Expanse should have looked more consistent with what was presented in "The Expanse." But don't let that stop you from watching the season, Gaith. It really is (for the most part) very good. Sometimes it seems like a completely different show from what was presented in the first two seasons.
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Old June 15 2011, 04:20 PM   #11
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The Xindi arc and ENT Season 3 was the last best season of Trek since DS9.
And then Season 4 came along and was even better!

I agree with Gaith that the Expanse should have looked more consistent with what was presented in "The Expanse." But don't let that stop you from watching the season, Gaith. It really is (for the most part) very good. Sometimes it seems like a completely different show from what was presented in the first two seasons.
Notice I said "last" in my post. Season 4 was, on the whole, a disaster -- it became VOY with TOS/TNG-linked fanwanks.
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Old June 15 2011, 04:29 PM   #12
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I noticed it, I just chose to ignore it because I think you're wrong.
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Old June 15 2011, 06:18 PM   #13
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SonicRanger wrote: View Post
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The Xindi arc and ENT Season 3 was the last best season of Trek since DS9.
And then Season 4 came along and was even better!

I agree with Gaith that the Expanse should have looked more consistent with what was presented in "The Expanse." But don't let that stop you from watching the season, Gaith. It really is (for the most part) very good. Sometimes it seems like a completely different show from what was presented in the first two seasons.
Notice I said "last" in my post. Season 4 was, on the whole, a disaster -- it became VOY with TOS/TNG-linked fanwanks.
No, Seasons 1 and 2 of Enterprise were basically "Voyager in the 22nd century". Season 4 tried to be TOS with better special effects. And Season 3 was "Deep Space Nine meets Manny Coto's Odyssey 5".
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Old June 15 2011, 06:25 PM   #14
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^I'll go with that. Except S1 & 2 more "TOS in the 22nd century". Had similar humor, crew dynamic, charismatic captain. Never saw anything VOY like in ENT...
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Old June 15 2011, 06:30 PM   #15
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I LOVED the Xindi arc. Enterprise at it's very best.
Yep. By far. The whole season built up nicely, and then BOOM. Space Nazis. Top that.
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