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Re: The Expanse
« Reply #90 on: 15 March, 2019, 12:29:21 PM »
Blimey! And that episode 5 chasing Eros is some of the best and most affecting  telly I've seen since the Season 4 Walking Dead episode The Grove.
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« Reply #91 on: 15 March, 2019, 01:33:12 PM »
Blimey! And that episode 5 chasing Eros is some of the best and most affecting  telly I've seen since the Season 4 Walking Dead episode The Grove.

That episode is SO good!

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Re: The Expanse
« Reply #92 on: 18 November, 2019, 08:26:09 PM »
Ooh. Hello.

Season 4 trailer.

Roll on Dec 13th.
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« Reply #93 on: 19 November, 2019, 12:32:35 AM »
Ooh. Hello.

Season 4 trailer.

Roll on Dec 13th.

I AM SO EXCITED!!!   :D

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« Reply #94 on: 19 November, 2019, 06:01:18 AM »
Antagonist: "Someday you and I are going to end up bloody."
Amos: "I'm free right now!"
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Re: The Expanse
« Reply #95 on: 19 November, 2019, 09:06:39 AM »
Mrs IP: “So when did this series suddenly become Stargate?”

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« Reply #96 on: 19 November, 2019, 09:55:00 AM »
Mrs IP: “So when did this series suddenly become Stargate?”

End of last season — do keep up! :-)
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« Reply #97 on: 14 December, 2019, 07:13:22 PM »
I dipped my toe into season 4 by binge-watching the entire thing. I remember the next book feeling a bit weak, so it'll be interesting to see where they go with it.

The Kevin Smith recap is worth a watch.
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« Reply #98 on: 11 January, 2021, 06:56:31 PM »
Just started watching this and blazed through all 5 seasons in a week. It's so good!

Amos definitely has the best lines, I thought nothing could top "I *am* that guy" but then he went and did this:

Antagonist: "Someday you and I are going to end up bloody."
Amos: "I'm free right now!"

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« Reply #99 on: 11 January, 2021, 07:04:59 PM »
Of all the characters in the Expanse Amos is by far the most intriguing.  There is a barely restrained feral dimension that he lets loose like a finely honed weapon.  The effect is devastating.  Yet at the same time there is a morality that tempers it.

What I've found most interesting though is the way he has personally internalised that control.  At the outset Naomi was his 'governor'.  There were times when even she struggled to keep him in check.  Now he uses force just enough to make his point, only fully unleashing it on those he considers truly contemptible.

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« Reply #100 on: 11 January, 2021, 07:14:36 PM »
Yes, I am in total agreement. Amos started out almost like a blunt instrument but his moral compass what can and what cannot be done gives his character a real edge over the rest of the cast. I also like Bobbie Draper a no-nonsense character.
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« Reply #101 on: 11 January, 2021, 07:17:05 PM »
Interesting take but I don't think he has his own morality; he's painfully aware that he doesn't know right from wrong. Naomi wasn't his governor she was his moral compass.

If you are up to date on Season 5 you get a lot more of his backstory and it's heartbreaking without being whimsical. His anger and inabilty to connect emotionally (even with himself) are totally understandable.

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Re: The Expanse
« Reply #102 on: 11 January, 2021, 07:48:11 PM »

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« Reply #103 on: 11 January, 2021, 08:04:55 PM »
Interesting take but I don't think he has his own morality; he's painfully aware that he doesn't know right from wrong. Naomi wasn't his governor she was his moral compass.

Very much my take on the character, too. He’s a hair’s breadth from being a psychopath, in as much he’s only able to feel empathy for a very few people and everyone else… well, God help them if they’re in his way, or a threat to those few he does value.
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« Reply #104 on: 12 January, 2021, 06:00:36 AM »
Yes, exactly. You could argue that he's amoral but he does seem to care about what's right / good and wrong / bad. He just can't tell the difference between what needs to be done and the right thing to do. He's at a loss when these are in conflict which is why he looks to Naomi and Holden for guidance. He's a brillaint depicted character - he has all the tropes of the badass psycho but this conflict gives him huge depth.

On a side note; how does he maintain his physique in zero gravity?

In the most recent episode, there were questions about his ability to keep his immoral side in check.