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Yeah, Spiner looked like he could've used a few more coats of paint.
If they really wanted to spend the money on that sort of thing, I'm sure could've made him look a lot younger. I'm thinking specifically one of the X-Men movies, where they rather convincingly took decades off of both Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. But, I guess they don't have a movie budget...or they just decided it didn't matter much.
Like a lot of movies, I hope the trailer isn't the best thing about it.
I'm also hoping Amazon can better produce a sci-fi TV show than Syfy, although Syfy sets a pretty low bar, which is why I couldn't get into the first three seasons no matter how hard I tried. It always left me with the same "I'm watching a cheap TV production" feeling I always get when watching some sci-fi series made in Canada like Andromeda, Continuum, Helix, Orphan Black and countless others.
Some of these could actually have been good (I'm thinking in particular of Orphan Black) but the most common fault I frequently find in series like these are the annoyingly repetitive background soundtrack, which can have whole series unwatchable. I don't know why, but I notice these in sci-fi series a lot more than any other genre.
The books are well worth reading as well - they cover the same story, pretty much but in a different order (The TV series pulled some characters forward and such like). The Expanse really shows what can be achieved when someone who cares about the story makes the TV series ...
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I saw a documentary about him a few months ago called "Beware of Mr. Baker", turns out he was even more of an ornery cuss than I thought, but he did do some great work.
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