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General Sci-Fi Discussion / Re: Syfy's The Expanse $Spoilers$
« Last post by TNC on March 19, 2017, 12:18:04 AM »
Amos (aka, What's his name or Tyrol with Anger Issues as I call him) mentioned in a recent episode that his parents died and he was raised by someone named Lydia.  Other than issues related to that, I think he has some other kind of mental issues.  As for Holden, its clear that he wants to be an archetypical Heroic Good GuyTM though whether that's due to guilt or just wanting to be better I'm not sure.

Avasarala has changed from being a hawkish hardass to being the voice of reason in the UN governmental meetings since learning about the conspiracy at the end of the first season.

And as a side note, season 1 did seem to focus a lot on Miller, character wise anyway.  Maybe they'll focus on someone else with the rest of this season.
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General Sci-Fi Discussion / Re: Syfy's The Expanse $Spoilers$
« Last post by Jimi James on March 18, 2017, 03:46:09 PM »
So I'm caught up finally on season one. I have mixed feelings. I like the overall world building of the show and the lengths they go to get the science right...or at least as close to right as possible. On the other hand, I don't care about any of the characters. Its not that I dislike them, just none of them are interesting. They're all the most boring lifeless people I've ever seen.

Miller is about the only exception and that's only partly because I like Thomas Jane.
Maybe that's supposed to be the point. These are just ordinary people, but even for ordinary people that have been swept up in something bigger than any of them, I don't particularly care about them. None of them have anything one thing that makes me want to know more about them or invest any time in them. Is Naomi OPA? I'm not sure, maybe...but it doesn't seem to matter. Is what's his name something more than just a thug with something to prove beyond loyalty to Naomi? Doesn't seem that way. Is Holden looking to redeem himself for past guilt or live up to some unfulfilled potential. Not sure.

Hopefully season two fleshes this out more and builds more upon these characters.
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Artwork and Design / Re: Alternate Reality Constitution class (2235-2255)
« Last post by Terran Imperial on March 18, 2017, 08:34:51 AM »
Some changes I am making to the model
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Trivia, Games, & Fun / Re: New SCN Collections thread
« Last post by Fiery Little One on March 17, 2017, 05:07:43 PM »
Out again today. Just the one this time. Obi-Wan, of this wave I only have the Imperial Snowtrooper to pick up.

I was out earlier and I did just that today.
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Trivia, Games, & Fun / Re: Funny Images
« Last post by Terran Imperial on March 15, 2017, 07:06:43 PM »
My heart used to break a little every time this happened:
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Trivia, Games, & Fun / Re: Funny Images
« Last post by Terran Imperial on March 15, 2017, 06:57:10 PM »
Re: the AP calculus one.  I'm reminded of a Robot Chicken sketch where a teacher explains imaginary numbers to the class and all but one of the students' heads' explode.  After a moment the remaining student says, "Now I get it." and then his head explodes.
But Imaginary numbers are so easy though.
Anyways
Me when writing a paper

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General Trek Discussion / Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Last post by CX on March 14, 2017, 10:33:18 PM »
One could say the same about the double standard you apparently have.
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Artwork and Design / Re: USS Ranger (Widefoot) Deck plans project
« Last post by Terran Imperial on March 13, 2017, 08:37:21 PM »

began work on corridors
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General Trek Discussion / Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Last post by Shik on March 13, 2017, 05:12:27 PM »
Excellent attitude for a Star Trek fan to have.
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