This Is A Pretty Good Show
Granted, I’ve only seen four or five episodes of the first season but it has a lot going for it:
- Very realistic, near-future world-building where humanity has colonized the Solar System. This includes a previous war between Earth and Mars. Lots of opportunities for changing allegiances and interplanetary intrigue.
- Very hard sci-fi approach to terra-forming, interplanetary travel, space battles, and AI tech.
- Very much Thomas Jane as a sort of Deckard character. Thomas Jane is always good. Except when he was in The Predator. Fuck that movie.
Sure, there is that same recycled “Cohaagen, Give The People Ahr” plot from every single planetary colonization-piece since Total Recall, but I can’t really hold it against the show.
Don’t take my word for it, listen to our resident sci-fi expert, LordGarth.
This trailer looks pretty interesting. Maybe I will check it out when I have time:
Where is Thomas Jane? Here is a five-minute clip which I don’t understand:
That has an Alien: Covenant feel to it, doesn’t it? Apparently, I’ve missed a lot in the last 2.5 seasons because the official synopsis sounds nothing like the show I watched:
With the Ring Gates now open to thousands of new planets, a blood-soaked gold rush begins, igniting new conflicts between Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Meanwhile, on one unexplored planet, the Rocinante crew gets caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge.
Amazon Prime opens the gate to Expanse Season Four on December 18, 2019.