The Expanse Season 3

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by B.J., Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Tuvix5675

    Tuvix5675 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    I wonder if Amazon was the only company bidding for the show, it sounds like it. Where the hell was CBS? Netflix?
     
  2. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    Star Trekkin Across the universe.
    Netflix on it passed.
     
  3. Tuvix5675

    Tuvix5675 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    I guess CBS doesn't want to distract attention from Discovery.
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Lots of things in business go on behind the scenes. Businesspeople are under no obligation to notify the public of everything they do. What we hear in the press is usually just the tip of the iceberg. So just because we don't know about something, that doesn't mean it didn't happen. It just means it wasn't publicized or leaked.
     
  5. EmoBorg

    EmoBorg Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Location:
    in the 10 dimensions of reality
  6. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    Star Trekkin Across the universe.
    Or they didn't want to have to cough up the amount of cash needed to get it.
     
  7. Mr Awe

    Mr Awe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2002
    Fantastic news! Need more of The Expanse! Thank you Amazon!
     
    Roko's Basilisk likes this.
  8. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    People say Netflix "passed on it" but the truth is, there were legalities involved that would have prevented Netflix from taking the show anyway. Indeed, due to these legalities, it was only ever going to be Amazon or no one.
     
  9. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Location:
    Mr. Adventure
    Not to dissuade you as Prime brings other benefits as well but I wonder if it would have more impact if people subscribed when the new season airs (as to leave less doubt as to the reason why).
     
  10. Tuvix5675

    Tuvix5675 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    Seasons 1 &2 are currently available through Prime, like Netflix, Prime is usually one season behind the current season. I wonder if they'll concurrently make Season 3 &4 available next year or give us season 3 next year and make us wait til 2020 for season 4. Hope not!
     
  11. Tuvix5675

    Tuvix5675 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    I guess its a good thing Bezos is a fan of the show. He was the one guy empowered to actually do something to save the show. The younger generation needs a show to inspire people to get into science, unfortunately, I don't think Star Trek is that show anymore.
     
    Roko's Basilisk and EmoBorg like this.
  12. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Location:
    California
    What about The Expanse possibly makes going to space in real life seem like a good idea? This show makes space seem more terrifying than Gravity did, and that movie literally opened with a card that just said "Space is horrible" and spent the next ninety minutes reinforcing that fact.

    I agree that DSC hasn't been beating the pro-space drum very much, but I'm not sure anything currently is, movie-and-TV-wise.
     
  13. Geoff Peterson

    Geoff Peterson Robot Skeleton Sidekick Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    In a crate at CBS Studio Center
    Space seems pretty nice in the Orville in a low key muzak sort of way. You might lose a leg for a while though.
     
    Psion, eschaton and Skipper like this.
  14. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    Because Amazon owned the streaming rights for seasons 1-2 and that probably caused issues. It's why there was more talk of Hannibal coming back after streaming deals expired. Asshat Jeff Bezos, who has $150 billion dollars and still doesn't help out his employees is a huge, fan so he probably called right away.
     
  15. Tuvix5675

    Tuvix5675 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    What about the Expanse makes space terrifying? That humans still don't get along, and are willing to kill each other to get their hands on a super weapon? I'd say that's a pretty realistic take on human behavior. You want terrifying, go to the Alien franchise. DSC gave us a war with an alien race (the re-imagined Klingons) and virtually no space exploration except visiting one, maybe two planets in the entire first season.
     
  16. Geoff Peterson

    Geoff Peterson Robot Skeleton Sidekick Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    In a crate at CBS Studio Center
    Space in the Expanse isn't the force fields and Earth normal environments of Star Trek. It's dangerous in that one tiny mistake can be fatal. They need constant resupplies of things like air and water.
     
  17. Roko's Basilisk

    Roko's Basilisk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Location:
    In the future, judging...
    Netflix currently have streaming rights outside the US (and NZ, somewhat bizarrely) for seasons 1-3. I'd like to hear what the deal is going forward. If Amazon gets the rights outside the US as I expect, I hope that will speed up the series being shown over here in the UK (I don't do dodgy downloads).
     
    bigdaddy likes this.
  18. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Location:
    California
    Looking back on it, I'd say mostly gravity, ironically enough (well, acceleration, which is functionally the same as gravity). "Juicing" seems to be excruciating, the fragility of non-Earthborn people is horrifying (remember Avasarala torturing that really tall Belter in season one?), Epstein was slowly crushed to death by his own engine, and just a few days ago, we saw a guy get shredded by his own seatbelt. Amos has been nearly killed because the Roci while maneuvering while he wasn't in a safe spot, like, four times. Then there are the space battles, where even "flesh wounds" to the ship involve bullets passing through the cabin like tissue paper and ships can be obliterated without even a second's warning that they're under attack (the breaching pods in the season two opener and the Mars missile platforms more recently).

    Seriously, the swarm of flying knives a few episodes ago didn't scare you? I'd rather take my chances with that big black bastard from the Alien movies if it got me artificial gravity and an inertial damper.
     
  19. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 20, 2001
    Location:
    West Haven, UT, USA
    Because Amazon Video is but one element of Prime membership, a rush of people signing up for the service specifically for access to Amazon Video and The Expanse Season 4 isn't actually going to have much tangible impact on the series' future moving forward because that's not the way that Amazon Video, as a business model, operates.
     
  20. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Location:
    California
    I imagine it'd probably help once they actually start watching the show on Amazon. Personally, I've had Prime for ages just for the shipping and some other benefits. I don't think they even had video Netflix-style all-you-can-eat video when I first signed on. I've actually gotten junk mail from Amazon (along with occasional interrupting pages when I'm buying stuff), reminding me that I'm technically paying for a video service that I don't use. I expect season 4 of The Expanse will be the first thing I watch on it.