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  • Deleted user 23 November 2015 09:08:05
    The first episode was made available on the SYFY website last night. Can't watch it yet but have high hopes as the books are fuppin awesome.

    Unfortunately the streaming locations are all blocked outside the US but you can just putlocker it.

    Edited by El_MUERkO at 17:19:37 23-11-2015
  • YenRug 23 Nov 2015 14:31:38 4,553 posts
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    @El_MUERkO *ahem* Started the download of it this morning. Never read the books, not sure if I've caught any mention of it before now, but it's from SyFy and seems to actually be proper SciFi, so with their recent track record I'm willing to give it a go.
  • Deleted user 23 November 2015 16:00:44
    The books are great, part Serenity, part Star Wars, pulpy, cheesey, fun Sci-Fi!
  • Dirtbox 24 Nov 2015 04:53:13 91,038 posts
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  • creepiest-lizard 24 Nov 2015 07:38:29 611 posts
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    Just making my way through the third book in the series and going by the source material this could really fill that Firefly/BSG shaped hole in tv.
    The cast seem pretty well chosen too
  • shamblemonkee 24 Nov 2015 12:26:56 17,962 posts
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    Please be good, please be good!!!

    Another vote for 'the books are fuppin' awesome here' (despite Jim managing to be everywhere!)
  • Deleted user 25 November 2015 00:48:18
    One of the writers said on Twitter that the test audiences rated each episode higher than the last and I thought the first episode was a solid 6/10 with moments of 'OOOoooooooooo'. Hopefully they haven't overcooked it.
  • shamblemonkee 25 Nov 2015 12:25:57 17,962 posts
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    sooo.. before we go any further.. book wankery allowed in here?
  • Deleted user 25 November 2015 12:54:34
    I think not. The books have a lot of surprise moments that would be spoilerific.

    If they're doing a season per book, which I believe is the case, then post season book-to-show comparisons would be fine but during the season they may prick with the timeline or change things.
  • creepiest-lizard 25 Nov 2015 14:40:43 611 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    sooo.. before we go any further.. book wankery allowed in here?
    While I understand the need to avoid spoilers and people going"ooh, the books are soo much better!" Why do people who say things like you just did sound so much like you hate and fear books?
    He, and I just saw you've read the books.
    Peculiar

    Edited by creepiest-lizard at 14:45:10 25-11-2015
  • Deleted user 26 November 2015 01:25:29
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    THat was decent enough to keep watching. At least it doesn't look as cheap and nasty as the show about the amnesiac crew.

    Book still wins though; the tone counts for a lot and that won't translate at all.

    Not sure why Avasarala is in the show yet though
    Dark Matter is the cheap show, though I like it, hope it goes from strength to strength
  • shamblemonkee 26 Nov 2015 12:11:08 17,962 posts
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    @creepiest-lizard :D well having seen the train-wrecks in the Game of Thrones threads i thought it best to get the issue out of the way as early as possible in here before someone puts their foot in it by going "can't wait until moment xyz from the books" then the inevitable response of "hey assface, thanks for ruining the tv show" and then 6 pages of dross over bookwankery, tv spoiling and so on... and i didn't want to be that guy :p.


    I thought the show was good enough to warrant viewing the next few episodes to see how it progresses. As ever it's somewhat strange to see the characters in comparison to how you've imagined them - for some reason i always imagined holden as a laurence fishburne-alikey.

    Plot-wise I thought that it probably tried to introduce too many elements and too briefly for a first episode (i.e why avasarala is involved already). I would have almost preferred they focussed on holden and the canterbury for this episode, then brought in Miller next week

    Edited by shamblemonkee at 12:12:08 26-11-2015
  • Tonka 14 Dec 2015 19:43:19 29,322 posts
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    I'm home with a child so I watched this on YouTube. Great.

    Will read the books.
  • DarmokJalad 17 Dec 2015 19:44:06 63,671 posts
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    Ahm the show is good. Even the belter language is done well. Though, I can't understand them sometimes, show needs subtitles.
  • Immaterial 17 Dec 2015 20:33:18 2,294 posts
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    Usual sources or is it on anything legal yet?
  • Deleted user 18 December 2015 01:15:34
    It started in the US, but I don't think they're past episode 2.

    Gets better with every episode. Episode 4 ... HOLY FUCKBALLS!!!! I know roughly what's going to happen but to SEE IT ..... HOLY FUCKBALLS!!!
  • Immaterial 18 Dec 2015 10:25:43 2,294 posts
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    Saw up to Ep. 3 last night. Loving it interesting plot, mostly strong cast and it's got a real blade runner vibe going on. Even the science bits seem to make sense (so far).
  • opalw00t 18 Dec 2015 10:56:45 12,818 posts
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    It's very promising so far. Really liking Detective Miller.
  • DarmokJalad 18 Dec 2015 11:13:40 63,671 posts
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    I need to read the books now, I have no patience for non netflix tc.
  • arty 19 Dec 2015 13:27:14 512 posts
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    Watched the first four now, really great. Thanks for the tip!
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 19 Dec 2015 14:04:21 32,222 posts
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    I really really loved Ep. 4. I was enjoying it up until then of course, but it was 4 that really drew me in mostly because there were more scenes with proper spaceships doing proper spaceship things.

    Edited by DFawkes at 14:04:42 19-12-2015
  • Gruff 19 Dec 2015 21:54:57 3,394 posts
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    HOLY CRAP did SYFY blow their entire years budget on this, watched all 4 and so far its great, looks terrific, like battlestar terrific, and the plot is suitably labyrinthine, characters are ok, and they can even act a bit (for syfy)

    Loving the subplots, wondering if they can maintain the quality.

    Edited by Gruff at 21:55:41 19-12-2015
  • Immaterial 20 Dec 2015 14:33:40 2,294 posts
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    Ep. 4- no scope 360 headshot!
    I'm about 1/4 of the way through the first book. The show is keeping to the main arc of the story so far, but there are quite a few plot differences, particularly with the group in the life boat.
  • DarmokJalad 6 Jan 2016 20:24:34 63,671 posts
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    Episode 5 is available, need moooore! Not as exciting as previous episodes, but still a good watch.
  • arty 11 Jan 2016 09:33:57 512 posts
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    Just watched Ep 5. The name of the ship, the Rocinante made me chuckle, wonder if the writers are Rush fans.
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