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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 40 episodes, 2015-2019
Frankie Adams ...  Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper / ... 35 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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SyFy Channel cancelled the series in early 2018 just before airing its third season. Later that year it was announced by show producers that had Amazon picked up the show for season four. 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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An absolute island in television
15 April 2018 | by ccudahy-67636See all my reviews

This is possibly (probably) the best television or even cinematic experience I have ever seen (particularly in the sci-fi realm). I am very stingy when it comes to TV shows since I feel that often they are inconsistently realized. I created an IMDB account just to drop a review for this one.

I just finished an episode in season 2 that made me cry and just stare at the credits for 2 minutes, motionless. No other show has ever so consistently provided the following for me:

  • Non-stop realistic character development and exposition
  • emotional gravity and consequences; every action has a reaction and every single second of seemingly unimportant exposure or backstory is relevant to building character and stakes in the story. No fluff here.
  • a real and believable world with new thoughts and a reason for everything
  • delivered creative, thoughtful, new ideas and plot points which make me question the nature of life and humanity
  • great acting from all levels of character


This series reminds a lot of the video game series Mass Effect but with even more consistency and thoughtful execution. Don't miss this, very much underrated in my opinion.


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