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Dezmond11 May 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

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Not that I got around to watching past the first series, as I don't consume much mainstream entertainment these days, but I got the impression that some people enjoyed it.

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

Well dagnabit, I was one of those that really liked this show. One of the very few shows that had realistic space travel and combat.

Garand11 May 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

I really enjoyed it too. Probably one of the best shows on TV currently.

Damon.

teboj17 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

So looks like i will be going back to not watching SyFy channel again. I find it odd that they would cancel the show half way through the season. People will definitely tune out now knowing the show is not continuing, you would think that advertisers would be upset with this announcement.

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Great, another show I liked gets crap canned.

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

So looks like i will be going back to not watching SyFy channel again

Yep, they are short sighted. Expanse is one of the top rated shows in its genre, even beating Krypton. Btw, I don't see the point in watching Krypton since they will all die anyways -- so who cares what they do? Seems like everyone wants to create the next Game of Thrones megasmash so they are trying to mimic its -- lets do sex, betrayal, violence and sex in space!! Meh.

I mean, just read this summary of Krypton episode 7: "As the infected Voice of Rao enslaves his attackers, Jayna escapes. Daron is forced to confess his complicity in the plot to Brainiac, who allows him to live as long as he executes Nyssa with the other conspirators. Seg and Lyta learn of the failed coup and Nyssa's house arrest. Having survived, Dev finds Lyta, and helps her search for Jayna. Nyssa thwarts her father's attempt to kill her, and escapes with Seg, who has come to help her as payback for her saving Lyta. When Jayna is found, she reveals to Lyta that she joined the coup to save her daughter's life. Dev reveals that he has been enslaved by Brainiac, and the Zods must join him or die. Lyta manages to kill him. Seg, Nyssa, and the Zods stage an assassination attempt on Brainiac, knowing they cannot harm him but hoping to incite the citizens of Kandor by forcing him to reveal his true alien self. The plan backfires when Brainiac makes a showy display of fiery power that he positions as a manifestation of Rao."

Meh.

They did the same thing with The Magicians, so over GoT'd and sexed up it didn't fit the books very well. Meh.

SyFy should tell good stories, surround the competition with their content instead of trying to replicate someone else's success, and then dominate the category while others try to then out compete you.

Instead they can a great show because they are short sighted. Hopefully Amazon or Netflix will pick it up.

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

I liked The Expanse, but it took work to follow. You got rewarded, but you also had to work at it. I suspect that low ratings were in large part due to people who missed a few episodes and couldn't get back into it, and people who didn't start watching and couldn't get into it when they did. Even with the way one season has a cliffhanger into the next one, The Expanse strikes me as a hard show to pick up at the beginning of a new season.

Ran The Cid11 May 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Let's hope it finds a new home.

Tango0111 May 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

Sad news…. I loved!.

Amicalement
Armand

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

Agreed – decent show – hopefully it will get picked up – if not the novels will help to continue to tell the story

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

It always saddens me when shows I never heard of get cancelled.

Dentatus Fezian11 May 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

I suspect someone else will pick it up, Netflix probably or even Amazon.

SyFy's motto: "We never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity!"

Dynaman878911 May 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

My favorite SciFi show on TV right now, only one I'm watching on regular TV. Time for more reality TV crud I suppose.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

The Expanse getting dumped really burns. It was a hard show to just jump into, but was well worth the effort. One of the few really adult, and by adult I mean mature and thoughtful, sci-fi shows out there.

fantasque11 May 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

Ridiculous delays in bringing each season to the UK which pretty much begged bittorrenting

Micman Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

SyFy is really killing off the good shows. I binge watched the first 2 seasons of The Expanse that I missed in order to be caught up for this season. Just watched this week's episode last night(DVR).

Wonder what stupid show they will air in place of it. But odds are it will be something I won't be watching. Comet has better SicFi than SyFy.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

SyFy is really killing off the good shows. I binge watched the first 2 seasona of The Expanse that I missed in order to be caught up for this season. Just watched this week's episode last night(DVR).

Wonder what stupid show they will air in place of it. But odds are it will be something I won't be watching. Comet has better SicFi than SyFy.

Dentatus Fezian11 May 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

I think it makes a better show than book, if you take my meaning.

Oberlindes Sol LIC11 May 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

I liked The Expanse, but it took work to follow. You got rewarded, but you also had to work at it. I suspect that low ratings were in large part due to people who missed a few episodes and couldn't get back into it, and people who didn't start watching and couldn't get into it when they did. Even with the way one season has a cliffhanger into the next one, The Expanse strikes me as a hard show to pick up at the beginning of a new season.

I agree. That makes it a perfect show for Netflix or something similar, where you can always start at the beginning.

28mm Fanatik11 May 2018 3:21 p.m. PST

Read the books by James Corey on which this show is based. Reading more and watching less is a good thing.

Gear Pilot11 May 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

Hey, maybe we'll get another wrestling show in its place. Or more CSI reruns.

D A THB11 May 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

You are lucky that you still have the Syfy channel, they dumped it here ages ago. Netflix is good.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

It always saddens me when shows I never heard of get cancelled.

If you've actually heard off all the shows active at this moment, you either get paid to follow such things, or you have absolutely no life.

It's been a while since I had three options to pick from- two bad weather turned the NBC signal to so much snow. And test patterns in the wee hours. My child thinks I grew up in the Dark Ages. But I digress.

Legion 412 May 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

I liked it … too bad … But Syfy is known for making such decisions. But I guess as with the History Channel, it's about ratings and in turn profits … Sadly … frown

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