The online giant has picked up Season 4 of the sci-fi drama.
May 25, 2018
Fans of The Expanse can breathe a sigh of relief tonight, as Amazon has saved the critically-acclaimed space opera from cancellation. While rumored for a few days now, the official announcement came tonight directly from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles.
The outpouring from fans was quite substantial after they got wind that Syfy was passing on a fourth season of their favorite show. A #SaveTheExpanse campaign quickly gained momentum, including an online petition with over 130,000 signatures and a GoFundMe page which paid for an airplane banner that was flown over Amazon Studios in Santa Monica.
While revivals are still not overly common, the list of shows being brought back is growing at a rate never seen before. The speed of the decisions is also faster than ever. The Expanse took only two weeks to be saved, while earlier this month NBC revived comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine just one day after it was cancelled by Fox.
Season 3 of The Expanse on Syfy is just about half-way through its run, with the finale set for late June.
In case you hadn’t heard...@JeffBezos #SavedTheExpanse pic.twitter.com/alW5hSw1my— Wes Chatham (@weschatham) May 26, 2018
I thought you knew I love Good Behavior. I've had the impression it is one of your very favorite shows whereas for me it is more like top 5ish. There may be a few I like better, but I still love it. I hope that makes sense as it is so hard to be clear since tone doesn't come through in print.
Must be nice to be a billionaire and pay for the shows you like to keep running.
I'm shocked no one's brought up Farscape yet... most geeks do by now...
Since that post, clearly this thread is full of anti-Bezos opinions. I guess I am more educated now or at least have some specific topics to research.
It sure would be nice to have the wherewithal to renew my favorite show if it was cancelled. I'm still desperately hoping for renewals of Timeless and Good Behavior.
Suzanne asked if if hate Bezos since I had some non-flattering things to say. I do not hate him and I hope that will not change. I’ve learned to be wary of the ultra-rich and powerful who are major factors in our lives. I’ve seen many interviews (and most of Charlie Rose’s) throughout the careers of biggest tech giants and pioneers including Bezos, Gates, Jobs, Ellison, Larry Page (and all Google execs), and Elon Musk. I always admired Bezos, until somewhat recently. I applauded him for saving the Washington Post as I hated losing newspapers (printed really) just as I hate losing hardware stores. Except that now I know what a truly crappy paper is the Washington Post, I give him blame for that. (Otherwise) I am unsure why Trump or anyone else doesn’t like him (not paying attention I guess) - - - except that that thick book about Amazon seems to have credibly trashed him as a ruthless manager.
Bezos might be rotten in the way Jobs was rotten. CNN aired a highly critical documentary on Jobs which included his management style. It was full of interviews of people that worked with him, supplemented with devastating facts and his own demonstrated BS. I have to wonder if Jeff might be Steve. Steve had a nice public persona. Top innovators seem to be particularly eccentric. I cite Jobs, Bezos, and Musk as being mad. I believe success elevated their eccentricity. Gates I see differently: he was less an innovator but was the ultimate ruthless businessman. I see Gates as having reformed and now making up for his immoral behavior. I’m mentioning these clowns because all greatly impact our lives with their technology, from chips to drones to driverless cars to holders of our life’s personal data to outer space to entertainment to a large number of our everyday purchases. Bezos tops that list even though Google has more tentacles into many of our personal lives than anything right now. I’m convinced Google is irresponsible. Only China is worse. Facebook pales in comparison. Why are people commenting here without Facebook? It’s no accident.
Anyway, I’ve kept my “I don’t hate Bezos” story short. :) And finally, besides my just worry, here’s also (a small fraction of) why I’m not really liking Jeff: his Amazon website. We know Bezos is a highly involved owner (although we’re told not so at the WP) but unless he’s worse than Bill Gates ever was, then Amazon-com has gone to pot because Bezos now only plays with his bigger toys. Their customer service staff is as incompetent as incompetent can be. I’m certain that is the qualification for getting the job. Painful to try to converse with - yes yesses but no result ever. It’s their business strategy. Their store’s “search” function is highly corrupted for marketing purposes. A total time waster. Others do the same since only Amazon can get away with it. I do not believe Amazon cares that reviews are rearranged so they often do not match the products where the reviewer spent their precious time reviewing. Amazon-com has billions of fake reviews and they let you think they care and will act but they never do squat about any of them. One has to use fakespot-com or you have a great chance of being ripped off using fake Amazon reviews. This is the wake what Bezos built after he expansed into his (Amazon) $cloud$ of your dollars and your data.
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