The Expanse - Season 4 set for mid 2019

L.L.Lotte

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I find it crazy how SyFy finally did something right again -- the last time being the Battlestar Galactica reboot -- and they go and cancel it... They can be as bad as Fox sometimes... no, make that most the time.

Well, their loss is Amazon's gain. At least Amazon realised how great the show is. Will definitely be binge watching this one.
 

ctg

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I find it crazy how SyFy finally did something right again -- the last time being the Battlestar Galactica reboot -- and they go and cancel it... They can be as bad as Fox sometimes... no, make that most the time.
For them, it was a business decision. The Expanse cost over 10+ million per episode to make, and people weren't watching it at the time it was broadcast. So, it got bad viewing numbers, because of the DVRs and similar things. SyFy unlike Amazon Prime isn't made from money.
 

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Details about this long-awaited fourth season have been scant, although we know that the first episode is titled "New Terra." It's supposedly based on Cibola Burn, the fourth novel in the series. The crew members aboard the Rocinante travel to Ilus, a colonial world where a dispute has broken out between Royal Charter Energy (RCE)—the corporation that claimed rights to the world—and the first settlers there. There are also surviving members of an alien civilization living there, who created the protomolecule that featured so heavily in the story arc of season three in particular.

This first teaser doesn't add much information. We see a strange new desert world, the crew gearing up for a skirmish with REC security forces, and it looks like we're in for some pretty exciting space battles and a certain number of casualties, judging by a haunting shot of bodies floating in the expanse of space. The final scene shows Royal Charter Energy security chief Adolphus Murtry (Burn Gorman), pointing his gun at an unseen foe: "I hope that answers your question." I have many unanswered questions, but I'm happy to wait a few months for answers.
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/07/weve-got-our-first-peek-at-s4-of-the-expanse-and-an-airdate-december-13/
 

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Dec. 13! Whose idea of "mid-2019" was that?
Well, it's good to finally have a release date -- even if it's an unlucky one. :)
 
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Al Jackson

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A 5th series has just been approved.
I am surprised that did not happen at Comic Con.
I guess Bezos was happy with 4 and told Amazon Studios to pull the trigger on S5.
He likes the books so this series my go on for a long time.
 

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I really want to like this series, as it's exactly the kind of scifi that's perfect for me. It has all the ingredients for a great story, with a great backstory and a rich universe. Beautiful imagery as well, for the most part.

Unfortunately I think I might finally be giving up on it because I find that the attention to detail is lacking and it just rubs me the wrong way. I don't know if I'm just a critical viewer but I really don't like the dialogue, nor do I find most of the characters very engaging - the depictions appear wooden to me. The exception is Amos, who is unemotional on purpose - that works, obviously. :p

There are also several other problems as has been pointed out by others, and I won't go into them. I probably come across as overly critical, but as I said - I really want to like this and I wish I could ignore the details and just watch it for what it is. I am glad for anyone who can.
 
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