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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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Series cast summary:
Steven Strait ...  Jim Holden / ... 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Cas Anvar ...  Alex Kamal 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Dominique Tipper ...  Naomi Nagata 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Wes Chatham ...  Amos Burton 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Shohreh Aghdashloo ...  Chrisjen Avasarala 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Frankie Adams ...  Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper / ... 37 episodes, 2017-2019
Thomas Jane ...  Joe Miller / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2019
Shawn Doyle ...  Sadavir Errinwright 28 episodes, 2015-2018
Florence Faivre ...  Julie Mao 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Cara Gee ...  Camina Drummer 22 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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The series' first season is based on the first half of the book "Leviathan Wakes", the first book in "The Expanse" series of books. See more »

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The LDSS Nauvoo (Latter Day Saints Ship) has a rotational axis parallel to the direction of the thrust. In Season 2 we can see that the thrust certainly is a strong force, probably 1G. At that thrust, everything inside the ship would feel as if the forward end of the ship (bow) is 'up', the backside (stern) as 'down'. All the landscape, soil, trees etc. that the Mormons would need to plant inside the ship would need to be planted after the ship goes into its 'coast' phase, so they can spin the cylinder to make gravity. The ship would not have enough fuel to be under thrust for the whole trip, using a maximum of 50% of its fuel to accelerate, as it needs the other 50% to decelerate at the end of their trip (that's ignoring any maneuvering reserve) That is why it is a generation ship - its almost 12 light years to Tau Ceti, their destination. Even if they can achieve 10% the speed of light, that is 120 years, and is ignoring the acceleration/deceleration sequence. There is one way to handle the issue, is have all the 'landscape/growing areas on pivots, so the deck can re-orient itself to whatever way is 'down'. But as we are never shown these areas, their 'solution' to the issue is moot. See more »

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Best Sci-Fi since Babylon 5
6 July 2017 | by cobra61See all my reviews

This show makes other Sci-Fi shows seem bad. I can't get into Dark Matter, which otherwise would be a decent show, but after watching the Expanse, it pales in comparison.

I don't have issues with the accents. I like that the Belters have unique accents. The accent sounds a bit Afrikaans but it is distinctly unique. I think it adds to the realism. Of course after years apart, people will have new accents.

This is the only show I watch where I can't be doing anything but watching the show. I often multitask while watching programs (I am actually watching an episode of Dark Matter while I type this), but The Expanse has too much going on. I must devote all of my attention to it.

I always had Babylon 5 (well the first 4 years at least) up on a pedestal as my favorite Sci-Fi of all time. The Expanse isn't there yet, but it is getting close.

My only complaint is why aren't Earthers so much stronger than Martians and Belters. I understand that Martian Marines train in 1G, but Earth Marines live, breathe and sleep in 1G. Earthers should be far, far, stronger than any Belter. (Am I wrong in my thinking here?)

It sucks having to wait 9 months for season 3.


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