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Thought it was bit of a weird ending given there's one series left (series and book spoilers).

 

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They did a really poor job with the Martian stuff. On the whole the show usually improves on the books, but here it was a huge step back. The reveal that Alex got played by the seemingly innocuous pencil pusher who was actually a mastermind and Marcos was a dumb showy patsy to allow him to enact his plan was a great reveal.

 

For the book readers seeing Laconia and the shipyard and ship going Dutchman is cool. But this is all stuff that's setup for stuff that will happen way down the line that the show can't possibly get around to doing given it's only got 10 episodes or whatever left.

 

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Reading speculation that the strange new for the show plot about the chubby guy becoming Secretary General for for a short while and blowing up a Belter station only for none of the Belter characters to so much as mention it and it having absolutely no bearing on the larger plot was something they shoved in to fill in the space from whatever they changed due to Cas Anvar being a sex pest. Makes sense, as mentioned the Martian plot is really truncated and strange and would explain the weirdness of having Alex and Bobbie sat in chairs for what felt like half a season, can't imagine they did it that way by choice when they've been pretty deft adapting everything else. Might also explain just how looooooong they spent on Naomi doing her MacGyver impression over the past few episodes as well.

 

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Drummer is probably the season MVP for me.  Monica’s getting to be great as well, much smarter than I remember her from previous seasons. And having more women on the Roci makes it a more balance crew going into next season.

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8 hours ago, Timbuktu said:

Drummer is probably the season MVP for me.  Monica’s getting to be great as well, much smarter than I remember her from previous seasons. And having more women on the Roci makes it a more balance crew going into next season.


I thought Dominique Tipper, not the strongest performer early on, was OUTSTANDING this series. This was her season and she nailed it, carrying solo scenes and scenes with weaker performers (like Filip). Her rescue seemed like a reshoot, and focusing intently on her face during the rescue sequence rather than Alex’s heroics was a clever way to amplify the female performers. 

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8 hours ago, Benny said:

Book bitches, leave.

 

Where is book related chat in the context of a TV show version meant to exist? Surely people that only read the books don't want TV show chat in the book thread? 

 

No doubt this was covered when GoT was a thing but how is it to be managed because there is a lot of things I would quite like to refer to and speculate through well highlighted spoiler tags but haven't because of the stigma attached to raising book references.

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18 minutes ago, MardiganX said:

 

Where is book related chat in the context of a TV show version meant to exist?

 

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If only there was some way of using a topic on a discussion forum for people with your predicament.

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The reason it annoys me is I would like to discuss this TV series and view discussion about it in this thread, but unless people signpost it as such in here (which they often don't), I have no way of knowing if the spoiler tagged discussion is "safe" to read in here, even now I've finished the current TV season, as people are putting book chat in them.

 

It's literally the easiest thing in the world for the book readers discussing the show in the context of the books to use the book thread above, just like we did with GoT.

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I honestly don't mean to be facetious and make people feel like I want to kick them out of the thread*

 

It's just nice to keep the discussion in context for the show and book spoiler free when that can have its own thread with no issues.

 

 

 

*(Well obviously I do, I've gone mad with power)

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Tipper was spellbinding this season, and that episode just capped it.

 

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The continuous close-up profile shot of her during the rescue, and her quiet breakdown when Bobbi finally got to her was award-worthy. Stunning stuff.

 

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49 minutes ago, jonamok said:

Tipper was spellbinding this season, and that episode just capped it.

 

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The continuous close-up profile shot of her during the rescue, and her quiet breakdown when Bobbi finally got to her was award-worthy. Stunning stuff.

 


No doubt it was better than the original version. 

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Last episode was great and delivered what I was hoping for most of the season :) There were def lulls getting here , mixed in with some really great stuff.  Over all though the standard is really high and I'm vedisapointed there is only one season left! 

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12 hours ago, Moz said:


I thought Dominique Tipper, not the strongest performer early on, was OUTSTANDING this series. This was her season and she nailed it, carrying solo scenes and scenes with weaker performers (like Filip). Her rescue seemed like a reshoot, and focusing intently on her face during the rescue sequence rather than Alex’s heroics was a clever way to amplify the female performers. 

 

Her rescue was beautiful, one of the smartest and best things I've seen in TV. It was so claustrophobic, you felt like you were with her peering into the void.

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