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The Expanse 

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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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Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
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"The Expanse" Explores the Scientific Realities of Space

The first three seasons of "The Expanse" have landed on Prime Video. Check them out if you're a fan of space epics made with real science and cultural timeliness.

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2019

With 1300 new worlds within reach, a new interplanetary "land rush" has begun. The UN charges the crew of the Rocinante to settle a land dispute on its new colony world "New Terra." ...


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Humanity's fate is on the line as Holden and his allies race against time to save the ring by countering the plan Ashford's team is implementing. A new chapter opens for humanity.


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Series cast summary:
Steven Strait ...  Jim Holden 45 episodes, 2015-2019
Cas Anvar ...  Alex Kamal 45 episodes, 2015-2019
Dominique Tipper ...  Naomi Nagata 45 episodes, 2015-2019
Wes Chatham ...  Amos Burton 45 episodes, 2015-2019
Shohreh Aghdashloo ...  Chrisjen Avasarala 38 episodes, 2015-2019
Frankie Adams ...  Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper / ... 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Thomas Jane ...  Joe Miller / ... 27 episodes, 2015-2019
Shawn Doyle ...  Sadavir Errinwright 27 episodes, 2015-2018
Florence Faivre ...  Julie Mao 24 episodes, 2015-2018
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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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23 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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The name of the ship, Rocinante is also the name of the space ship in the song Cygnus X-1 by Rush. In the song Rocinante explores the black hole Cygnus X-1. The song both closes out the album "A Farewell to Kings" and opens the follow-on album "Hemispheres". See more »

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In the opening credits they show Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Since the show is 200 years in the future and the Great Red Spot is predicted to disappear in about 20 years it should not exist. See more »

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A delightful offering that will remind you of Outland and Alien
3 December 2015 | by kevinstanSee all my reviews

Syfy's new offering presents camera work, atmosphere, and backgrounds reminiscent from greats like Outland and Alien, among other pillars of the genre. Backed by faces familiar and unknown, the cast does an effective job keeping viewers in the moment as the story progresses.

Distinct from shows like The Last Boat, Helix, or Defiance, the story, acting, and dilemmas posed work well with a camera that feels oddly familiar as the first episode lays out the road ahead.

Without going into detail, the plot is far from unique. But it is as reasonable a hook as any to bring us into the universe of author James Corey. Conflict between Earth and Mars anchor the show and we are left desiring more information at the show's conclusion.

While it is not the next "Battlestar Galactica," it promises to be more. While Galactica wrapped itself in mythology and religion, The Expanse promises a universe troubled by politics, economics, the brokenness of man, all with the familiar look and feel of cinematic greats that came before.

If the series can maintain the look, feel, and quality found in those previous movies, The Expanse stands to deliver something new that feels like something old... or at least the best parts of something old.

I highly recommend you take a look for yourself; you will not be disappointed.


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