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uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001




Spuckuk posted:

There was a rumour that they originally wanted Gwendolin Christie for the part.

The actress they have was a boxer, and pretty physically huge, I like that they did the arm wrestling scene to emphasise it.

I image searched her to see what she looks like and now I am privy to the knowledge that there is someone with a fetish for photoshopping actresses so they are giants. deviantart doesn't disappoint.

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DentArthurDent
Aug 3, 2010

Diddums

I'm sad to see that the AV Club seems to have dropped coverage of The Expanse for its second season (unless they are really late posting about it). Whoever reviewed the first season didn't really seem to get the series all that much, its a shame they could not find anyone else. It also did not even rate an honourable mention in their 2016 Best of TV lists.

It's ridiculous that they can't bother to cover what is arguably one of the best sci-fi series on TV right now, while continuing to cover crap like "Legends of Tomorrow". (Actually, I have never seen a single second of Legends of Tomorrow, it might be great, but how many superhero shows do we need?)

gohmak
Feb 12, 2004
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Dessel posted:

Who's the young woman that looks like to be Fred's "2nd in command?" Liked her shouting to the belters before the mission started, also the body language in that scene was incredible.

Actress Cara Gee. There is no character name given but I'm pretty sure it's Michio Pa

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4446254/

gohmak
Feb 12, 2004
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Spuckuk posted:

There was a rumour that they originally wanted Gwendolin Christie for the part.

The actress they have was a boxer, and pretty physically huge, I like that they did the arm wrestling scene to emphasise it.

Nah that was just white internet fanboys. They were casting for tall SE Asians and Pacific Islanders from the get go.

gohmak
Feb 12, 2004
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http://i.imgur.com/JsC80QS.mp4

These two just get Miller and Amos.

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



College Slice

gohmak posted:

http://i.imgur.com/JsC80QS.mp4

These two just get Miller and Amos.

Agreed.

I've always found Amos interesting. There is "family" and there is "not-family". If you're "not-family" then you are a threat or not a threat. If you are a threat, you are made not a threat and the easiest way to do that is to just kill you.

It's a very sparse decision tree he uses to deal with other people.

I also love how he appears simple but never stupid.

Proteus Jones fucked around with this message at Feb 3, 2017 around 01:50

Milky Moor
Aug 27, 2006


gohmak posted:

http://i.imgur.com/JsC80QS.mp4

These two just get Miller and Amos.

Those eyes on Chatham, goddamn.

I have to say one thing that's coming across in the show that didn't quite come across so clearly in the books is just why Naomi and Amos ended up partnered as they are. [Book Spoiler, Nemesis Games] Amos is basically a replacement son for her.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

DAAAAAMN!
Put your glasses back on.


Ship's getting hosed up and he's just. "I'm up, i got this."

That miller stare down though, that's the fire i was referring to with the other new girl. You can see it with Amos, you get it.

HUGE SPACEKABLOOIE
Mar 31, 2010

Isn't it weird how scientists can imagine all the matter of the universe exploding out of a dot smaller than the head of a pin, but they can't come up with a more evocative name for it than The Big Bang?


DentArthurDent posted:

I'm sad to see that the AV Club seems to have dropped coverage of The Expanse for its second season (unless they are really late posting about it). Whoever reviewed the first season didn't really seem to get the series all that much, its a shame they could not find anyone else. It also did not even rate an honourable mention in their 2016 Best of TV lists.

It's ridiculous that they can't bother to cover what is arguably one of the best sci-fi series on TV right now, while continuing to cover crap like "Legends of Tomorrow". (Actually, I have never seen a single second of Legends of Tomorrow, it might be great, but how many superhero shows do we need?)

Captain Sara Lance, Time Lesbian and The Idiots of Tomorrow is amazing I will not have you speak ill of it

Tighclops
Jan 23, 2008

PARTY ON, GARTH OF IZAR


Hey where can I get "Amos is my Homeboy" and "It's Miller Time" tshirts

Fister Roboto
Feb 21, 2008

Fully functional and programmed in multiple techniques.

That was some really creative product placement for Fedex.

ATP_Power
Jun 12, 2010

The mind of man may be a curse, but what would I be without it?


gohmak posted:

Actress Cara Gee. There is no character name given but I'm pretty sure it's Michio Pa

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4446254/

My bet is that she's Drummer, Tycho's chief of security, but given the changes between show and books it's really hard to say.

emanresu tnuocca
Sep 2, 2011

Clarke has more acting talent in her brows than most other actors, including herself, have in their entire body.



I can deal with Bobbie being a 4 foot tall badass who's an angel of death in power armor and a ruthless tactical wizard but I just can't deal with her being strong enough to hand wrestle a power armor suit or whatever. She isn't even muscular.

I'm sorry I know this is nitpicky and maybe even a touch misogynistic but... #NotMyBobbie.

Edit: to clarify, I don't actually give a drat and it's an ok casting I just think that particular bit was too goddamn silly.

Editx2: and of course she's 6 foot tall and I'm a moron who should not make judgement calls based on watching 20 minutes of an episode right before I go to bed.

Though I still think no one should be able to hand wrestle a power armor suit!

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Phy
Jun 27, 2008

ZWAP ZWAP ZWAP



Based on the first two episodes, Frankie Adams wasn't really living up to my image of Bobbie as basically The Rock in a wig, but given she's hunched over here, she's actually kind of enormous. Once she starts interacting with the main cast members instead of other Martian marines, there's lots of camera tricks they can use to play up her physicality, too.

Also: Frankie Adams. Bobbie Draper. How did I not notice how perfect that is until now.

Milky Moor
Aug 27, 2006


I think there's a few behind the scenes shots on Corey's Twitter account that shows just how big Adams is.

grilldos
Mar 27, 2004

BUST A LOAF
IN THIS
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Grimey Drawer

Good directing can go a long way to properly establishing her as Imposing, and I would not say that the directing on these first two episodes was very good other than the entirely-CGI ship fights. Why is the camera almost always eye level on her?

Evernoob
Jun 21, 2012


grilldos posted:

Good directing can go a long way to properly establishing her as Imposing, and I would not say that the directing on these first two episodes was very good other than the entirely-CGI ship fights. Why is the camera almost always eye level on her?

Well it didn't even take that much camera trickery and CGI to make Tom Cruise imposing.
I'm sure they will manage it with Frankie.

Evernoob
Jun 21, 2012


double post is double :-/

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

DAAAAAMN!
Put your glasses back on.


You can't fake a giant muscle woman, you either compromise or you get bad CG.

Kingtheninja
Jul 29, 2004

"You're the best looking guy here."


Tighclops posted:

Hey where can I get "Amos is my Homeboy" and "It's Miller Time" tshirts

Would be down with this but what image of Miller would be on the shirt? There's too many good ones.

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



College Slice

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



Nihonniboku posted:

Bobbie and Avasaralah actually aren't even introduced until the 2nd book. We're still only about 3/4 of the first book in the show. The interesting thing though is that they're not moving up their storylines. They're just showing what they were up to prior to their first introductions in the book.

Goddamn, this just shows how smartly SyFy has been playing this then. Shohreh Aghdashloo is, hands down, one of the best parts of the show and I couldn't have imagined Season 1 without her if they tried to hold off like the books.

ol qwerty bastard
Dec 13, 2005

If you want something done, do it yourself!

I thought the arm wrestling scene was a good way of establishing how strong the suits are rather than how strong Bobbie is - by themselves the suits are nearly as powerful as a trained marine, so when they wear them they're doubling their strength. So it shows that these aren't invincible Iron Man suits but if you're wearing one you can punch twice as hard, run twice as fast, etc.

Doctor Butts
May 21, 2002

AFC NORTH PITY FUCK


flosofl posted:

She's also slouched over in that picture.

She's also in a 2.5-3" heel.

Phy posted:

she's actually kind of enormous. Once she starts interacting with the main cast members instead of other Martian marines, there's lots of camera tricks they can use to play up her physicality, too.

The only thing that makes sense (to me) is that she started filming the show while trying to gain weight. She seems thicker in some shots in the 2 episode premiere than others. I realize her skin tight suit looks slimming, but not that much.

ZorajitZorajit
Sep 15, 2013

No static at all...

We're never getting away from this argument are we...

Aside, is Bobby a genocidal wacko, is that common among Martians, or was her "Who's going to stomp their mountains into dust" just a psych-up speech? I get and appreciate that the inanity of war between Earth and Mars is the point, but the "Kill all Earthicans" poo poo makes a certain impression of Martians other than the Roci's pilot.

MiddleOne
Feb 17, 2011



If only the will one member of a group was constitutive example of the wills of every member of that group.

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Axel Serenity posted:

Goddamn, this just shows how smartly SyFy has been playing this then.
Question is whether this is on Syfy. The writers apparently said that this is how they'd write things if they had to do it over, knowing where the story went so far.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



ol qwerty bastard posted:

I thought the arm wrestling scene was a good way of establishing how strong the suits are rather than how strong Bobbie is - by themselves the suits are nearly as powerful as a trained marine, so when they wear them they're doubling their strength. So it shows that these aren't invincible Iron Man suits but if you're wearing one you can punch twice as hard, run twice as fast, etc.

Itís more than that. A marine with doubled strength probably couldnít tear a steel bulkhead apart, but in power armour, an MCRN marine can.

WAR CRIME SYNDICAT
Jul 30, 2004

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.


ZorajitZorajit posted:

We're never getting away from this argument are we...

Aside, is Bobby a genocidal wacko, is that common among Martians, or was her "Who's going to stomp their mountains into dust" just a psych-up speech? I get and appreciate that the inanity of war between Earth and Mars is the point, but the "Kill all Earthicans" poo poo makes a certain impression of Martians other than the Roci's pilot.

Have you ever met a marine in real life? Seems pretty accurate to me.

WhiskeyWhiskers
Oct 14, 2013

We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.

Diversity
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I got this avatar for being a giant shithead on ANZAC day.

ZorajitZorajit posted:

We're never getting away from this argument are we...

Aside, is Bobby a genocidal wacko, is that common among Martians, or was her "Who's going to stomp their mountains into dust" just a psych-up speech? I get and appreciate that the inanity of war between Earth and Mars is the point, but the "Kill all Earthicans" poo poo makes a certain impression of Martians other than the Roci's pilot.

Her captain was pretty against the whole war thing and got disgusted by her thirst for genocide. Seems like they're showing she has issues.

ClassH
Mar 17, 2008


Platystemon posted:

Itís more than that. A marine with doubled strength probably couldnít tear a steel bulkhead apart, but in power armour, an MCRN marine can.

This. Power armor would tear the limbs from the strongest human, the arm wrestling scene was dumb but was done to establish her strength.

ZorajitZorajit
Sep 15, 2013

No static at all...

WAR CRIME SYNDICAT posted:

Have you ever met a marine in real life? Seems pretty accurate to me.

I found it scarily accurate to my personal experience, but I didn't want to antagonize anyone with those anecdotes.


WhiskeyWhiskers posted:

Her captain was pretty against the whole war thing and got disgusted by her thirst for genocide. Seems like they're showing she has issues.

Which has been one of the high points of this show. It's questionably "competency porn" for the number of voices of reason. Who are being constantly overpowered by short-sighted... nevermind. Made myself sad again.

gohmak
Feb 12, 2004
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Was that a Fedex product placement or insult? Delivering 1 out of 2 packages in all.

gohmak
Feb 12, 2004
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WhiskeyWhiskers posted:

Her captain was pretty against the whole war thing and got disgusted by her thirst for genocide. Seems like they're showing she has issues.

Similar to Avasarala in season one, they are giving her character an ark to develop into how they are when the appear in Calibans War. That is a real treat for book readers and confirms this show is superior.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



gohmak posted:

Was that a Fedex product placement or insult? Delivering 1 out of 2 packages in all.

Scopuli was a UPS freighter.

bull3964
Nov 18, 2000

DO YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF ME PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK.

Did everyone miss the Pur/Kleen badges on all the stuff from the Cant?

Fister Roboto
Feb 21, 2008

Fully functional and programmed in multiple techniques.

I hope the agua kid keeps magically avoiding death. Seriously, how lucky would he have had to be to get rescued from being spaced before dying of thirst or asphyxiation? I assume his suit had an emergency transponder, but it would probably be on the scale of days or even weeks before anyone could swing by and pick him up.

withak
Jan 15, 2003


Fun Shoe

bull3964 posted:

Did everyone miss the Pur/Kleen badges on all the stuff from the Cant?

No

ZorajitZorajit
Sep 15, 2013

No static at all...

Fister Roboto posted:

I hope the agua kid keeps magically avoiding death. Seriously, how lucky would he have had to be to get rescued from being spaced before dying of thirst or asphyxiation? I assume his suit had an emergency transponder, but it would probably be on the scale of days or even weeks before anyone could swing by and pick him up.

I guess the Martians his uncle suicided at picked him up and just let him go at the next place they passed?

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Kesper North
Nov 3, 2011

EMERGENCY POWER TO PARTY

Worth noting that Frankie Adams is a boxer, for those complaining about her physicality.

She's way hotter than I pictured Draper, I will admit.

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