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Topic # 236004 13-May-2018 15:21
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As the title says.

 

Probably the best show on TV right now, I sure hope another network picks it up.


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  Reply # 2015269 13-May-2018 17:46
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https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/05/syfy-has-canceled-the-expanse-but-its-producers-want-to-find-it-a-new-home/

That's a shame. It had all the ingredients of a good scifi 90% of the time. Switching focus from earlier main characters turned out to be a bit of a weak point sometimes it could not quite patch but that may be the nature of the source material.

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  Reply # 2015286 13-May-2018 18:13
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there is still some hope, but would likely need to be from amazon or netflix

 

there is a petition here, needs 15k signatures, has 12k so far

 

 

 

https://www.change.org/p/netflix-netflix-please-buy-the-rights-to-the-expanse

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2015337 13-May-2018 20:17
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"Though critically acclaimed, “The Expanse’s” on-air ratings have dwindled over its run on Syfy. The cable channel also didn’t have any digital rights to the series, which put a premium on linear ratings, and those just weren’t big enough for Syfy to continue the show."

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2015363 13-May-2018 21:08
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Paul1977:

 

As the title says.

 

Probably the best show on TV right now, I sure hope another network picks it up.

 

 

That sucks. It was awesome. 





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  Reply # 2015365 13-May-2018 21:10
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dan:

 

there is still some hope, but would likely need to be from amazon or netflix

 

there is a petition here, needs 15k signatures, has 12k so far

 

 

 

https://www.change.org/p/netflix-netflix-please-buy-the-rights-to-the-expanse

 

 

This is where a service like Lightbox could go big globally with original content......

It would be nice if I could even see Lightbox outside NZ. I've been on Australia 2 weeks out of 4 recently.....and Lightbox just can't be accessed.....





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  Reply # 2015366 13-May-2018 21:12
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Oh, crap.

 

Syfy your history of killing off good shows is getting annoying, SG1, Dark Matter and now the Expanse... grr


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  Reply # 2015372 13-May-2018 21:39
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Also hoping it finds a new home.





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  Reply # 2015383 13-May-2018 21:45
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Paul1977:

 

As the title says.

 

Probably the best show on TV right now, I sure hope another network picks it up.

 

 

I've been a fan of the books from way back, and the show has for the most part done them credit. Me having an inkling of the awesomeness that is to come makes this news doubly awful.


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  Reply # 2015384 13-May-2018 21:47
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Seems to have been a bunch of cancellations this past week.  Probably to make way for new stuff.  I see Brooklyn Nine-Nine got picked up by another network basically 48hrs after it was cancelled, so that gives me hope for things like The Expanse getting an extra life.


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  Reply # 2015420 13-May-2018 23:10
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Paul1977:

 

As the title says.

 

Probably the best show on TV right now, I sure hope another network picks it up.

 

 

That sucks. It was awesome. 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, and it was expensive to produce. It had fallen in the death trap of being known as " The best show no one is watching".

 

If it is to be picked up Alcon Entertainment ( the owners of the IP ) will probably have to take a big hit and give up full digital rights worldwide to whoever picks it up. Hopefully Netflix will pick it up, I mean if they can green light a sequel to crap like Bright, this has to be a shoe in? Right? Right?

 

But, if I was a betting man it will go the way of Firefly.


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  Reply # 2015485 14-May-2018 08:11
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I've just finished season 2 on NZ Netflix and was eagerly awaiting season 3, thinking this would go on for a long, long time.

 

It is an enjoyable and well-made series with high production values.

 

If Netflix continues with the likes of Killjoys and other series of this type, surely they should pick up the rights to this one and continue it going - they must have a fair sized viewership around the world for this show, surely?





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  Reply # 2015493 14-May-2018 08:34
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ockel:

 

"Though critically acclaimed, “The Expanse’s” on-air ratings have dwindled over its run on Syfy. The cable channel also didn’t have any digital rights to the series, which put a premium on linear ratings, and those just weren’t big enough for Syfy to continue the show."

 

 

 

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They need to throw in a couple of sharks and two headed crocks into the show  to up the ratings. 





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  Reply # 2015500 14-May-2018 09:02
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ockel:

 

"Though critically acclaimed, “The Expanse’s” on-air ratings have dwindled over its run on Syfy. The cable channel also didn’t have any digital rights to the series, which put a premium on linear ratings, and those just weren’t big enough for Syfy to continue the show."

 

 

Yeah, my understanding is that it is a popular show, just not with it's "on air" ratings. Not surprising as (not wanting to stereotype but) it is the sort of show probably particularly popular with cord cutters.

 

Hopefully when Netflix look at the streaming numbers of seasons 1 and 2 they are high enough to warrant them buying it and making it a so called "Netflix Original".

 

 


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  Reply # 2015555 14-May-2018 10:07
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What's the bit about not having the digital rights ?
They sold them too cheaply ?

I bought the first series from uk on Blu-ray following an article saying if you like a series buy it physically too which shows interest and hopefully help series continue. Ie avoid the Firefly experience.

Over the last couple of weeks I tried to buy series 2 buy it was only available as USA import which made me fear bad things.

I really hope it gets picked up by someone else because the production values are so high. No filming in disused factories...

But those high production values are possibly the issue. It's too expensive.

No nudity and gratuitous murdering unlike game of thrones probably doesn't help..

Where can we watch series 3 legally in nz?

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afe66: What's the bit about not having the digital rights ?
They sold them too cheaply ?

I bought the first series from uk on Blu-ray following an article saying if you like a series buy it physically too which shows interest and hopefully help series continue. Ie avoid the Firefly experience.

Over the last couple of weeks I tried to buy series 2 buy it was only available as USA import which made me fear bad things.

I really hope it gets picked up by someone else because the production values are so high. No filming in disused factories...

But those high production values are possibly the issue. It's too expensive.

No nudity and gratuitous murdering unlike game of thrones probably doesn't help..

Where can we watch series 3 legally in nz?

 

from https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/11/the-expanse-canceled-on-syfy-streaming/

 

 

 

 "Syfy only had the rights to its first-run live airings. That meant the network did not benefit from digital sales or streaming which can be a sizeable share for sci-fi shows."


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