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A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

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 Jim Holden (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Alex Kamal (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Naomi Nagata (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Amos Burton (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Julie Mao (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Chrisjen Avasarala (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Sadavir Errinwright (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Joe Miller (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Col. Frederick Lucius Johnson (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Cotyar (11 episodes, 2017)
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Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), who was born in the asteroid belt, is given the assignment to find a missing young woman; Julie Mao (Florence Faivre). Meanwhile, James Holden (Steven Strait), the first officer of an ice freighter, is witness to an unprovoked attack upon the ship, by craft believed to be from Mars (MCRN Federation). As news of the attack spreads throughout the system, the incident's flow-on threatens to destabilize already tenuous relations between Earth, Mars and The Belt. Far away from the struggles in deep space, on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a powerful United Nations executive and diplomat, works to prevent war between Earth and Mars by any means. Soon, the 3 find out the missing woman and the ice freighter's fate are part of a vast covert conspiracy which threatens all humanity. Written by nano_tech

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In the books, the character Miller is almost a foot taller than the series protagonist Holden. However, the actor playing Holden (Steven Strait) is 8 centimeters taller than the actor playing Miller (Thomas Jane). See more »

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Referenced in Face Off: Beyond the Expanse (2015) See more »

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Sense of realism brings this series to life.....
16 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

So many science fiction series fail because they can not breach the gap between reality as it is and reality as it could be.

The Expanse succeeds in large part because its very believable. There's a real world on offer, with a developed and plausible political and social structure. Intrigue, power games, corruption, inequality and the fight for resources, all the things we see everyday populate this world. People don't really change.

Alongside the human drama sit some rather well thought out technological developments which in turn influence the evolution/devolution of humanity. Some humans, for example, live off world in artificial environments. The off worlders are sustained by technology but, at the same time, also constrained by it. They have evolved to suit low gravity environments and can no longer live on the planet their ancestors left to work in space.

Its the attention to detail and consideration of where existing and fledgling technologies can lead and the key social and political implications of these technological changes that makes this series work.

Is there a downside? I'd say the presentation of future earth is overly optimistic. Given the current degree of pollution and environmental damage presenting a relatively pristine Earth with only a hint of a raised sea level, is, to say the least, laughable. I'd be surprised too to see the United Nations still in business, by this time. Its already showing what a divisive failure it is, I can not imagine it would last this long.

If you can look beyond this series minor shortcomings, in most respects, this is still an above average science fiction drama that's worth your time. Eight out of ten from me.


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