~ Official Site
Welcome to episode 1
"The series opens with Julie Mao alone aboard a spaceship in a Scopuli suit. On the dwarf planet Ceres, Detective Miller is assigned to find Mao and return her to her rich parents on Luna. In New York, UN executive Chrisjen Avasarala interrogates a captured operative of the Outer Planets Alliance (OPA), a militant Belter group, about contraband stealth technology. On its way to Ceres, the ice trawler Canterbury receives a distress signal from the freighter Scopuli, and Executive Officer Jim Holden is ordered to lead a rescue mission with the ship's engineer Naomi Nagata, the mechanic Amos Burton, the pilot Alex Kamal, and the medic Shed Garvey. They find the ship empty but for a distress transmitter, but as their shuttle heads back to the Canterbury, a stealth ship destroys the ice carrier with nuclear torpedoes." (~wikipedia)
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2) I found the SyFy Episode Recap interesting.
3) tinny has set up a chat for anyone who'd like to coordinate a watch along. See details here.
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Some possible topics (but please share anything):
- What were your thoughts about the episode?
- Anything you noticed that you'd forgotten?
- What was your favorite scene?
- Do you have a favorite quote?
- If this is your first time through, what character stands out the most for you?
- Any articles, recaps or discussions elsewhere that you'd like to share?
James Holden and his crew investigate a distress call. Detective Miller searches for a missing heiress.
Holden and crew fight for survival in a badly damaged shuttle. Miller uncovers clues to Julie Mao, as water rationing hit Ceres station. On Earth, UN Deputy Undersecretary Crisjen Avasarala interrogates a belter terrorist.
1x3. Remember the Cant
1x5. Back to the Butcher
1x6. Rock Bottom
1x9. Critical Mass
1x10. Leviathan Wakes
....... take a break until more people have access to season 2, possibly late summer/early fall?
2x2. Doors & Corners
2x6. Paradigm Shift
2x7. The Seventh Man
2x9. The Weeping Somnambulist
2x11. Here There Be Dragons
2x12. The Monster and the Rocket
2x13. Caliban's War
Please note the change in schedule to weekly (vs. every 3-4 days). Also, since season 2 isn't widely available yet, we'll take a break when we finish season 1 and determine at that time when we can best start season 2.
We have a few participants who are watching for the first time. Please note any SPOILERS for upcoming episodes in the comment subject line.