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The Expanse (TV series)

A Legitimate Salvage 10

"The Weeping Somnambulist" and "Cascade"

Listen. It’s hard enough to SAY “somnambulist.” But then you have to TYPE it. REPEATEDLY.

Oh, and Gunny sees the ocean.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt

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"The Seventh Man" and "Pyre"

The whole system seems on the verge of chaos, but no one knows which way it will fall. We meet Prax, get annoyed by Diogo again, see Naomi and James use the “L” word while at least ONE of them promises “no more secrets,” and we get a crash course in Belter politics delivered by the formidible Anderson Dawes. Oh, yeah, and we find out that Alex’s superpower is pissing off people who have Seen Some Stuff.

Jen Burt and Chip Sudderth

A Legitimate Salvage 8

"Home" and "Paradigm Shift"

Midway through Season 2, The Expanse finally makes it through all of the events featured in Book #1, Leviathan Wakes. We can’t imagine not having had Chrisjen around this whole time, so: good job, show! Not so sure about that Epstein vignette, though. Or the scene that ties up Miller and Julie’s storylines. What can we say? Our podcast contains multitudes.

Jen Burt, Kayti Burt and Warren Frey

A Legitimate Salvage 7

"Static" and "Godspeed"

Miller faces the consequences for summarily executing the protomolecule scientist—by convincing Fred Johnson to hijack the Mormons’ generation ship to destroy Eros. Miller has a definitely interesting career arc these days. Meanwhile, Holden emotes a lot, Amos’s lack of emoting pays off huge dividends, and everyone finds out in the end that you just Can’t Stop the Rock, with apologies to Apollo 440.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt

A Legitimate Salvage 6

"Safe" and "Doors and Corners"

Season two begins with new cast members, new relationships, near-murder, murder-murder, spycraft, subterfuge, and Diogo. Again.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt

A Legitimate Salvage 5

"Critical Mass" and "Leviathan Wakes"

The first season is already over! We have a name for our pain, and that name is “protomolecule”—as The Expanse takes a turn from conspiracy thriller to straight-on horror. Meanwhile, the nature of the conspiracy—or at least the players behind it—is laid bare, and Holden and Miller become buddy cops, except that they’re neither buddies nor cops, but they are irradiated, so…twinsies?

Jen Burt, Kayti Burt and Chip Sudderth

A Legitimate Salvage 4

"Windmills" and "Salvage"

Many Meetings! Plotlines and characters converge! Holden tries on a “tough guy” demeanor; it doesn’t fit too well. Amos and Joe Just Are. Chrisjen Avasarala encounters Elise Holden and it’s anything but your traditional Mommy Meetup—but Chrisjen knows how to rock a cape, so it’s all good. And did we mention plotlines and characters converge? The tone for the next two years of The Expanse is set…right…here.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt

A Legitimate Salvage 3

"Back to the Butcher" and "Rock Bottom"

Backstory, backstory, backstory! The conspiracy becomes more evident—at least to Joe Miller. Pity he’s kind of a jerk! What kind of housewarming gifts do you give to the new owners of a Martian corvette? Naming rights? MORE COFFEE?

Jen Burt, Kayti Burt and Chip Sudderth

A Legitimate Salvage 2

"Remember the Cant" and "CQB"

DEBATE: Which of our detectives on Ceres is becoming an interesting character, and does that mean decreased job security and/or lifespan? Is James Holden becoming James Holden, or is he just Forrest Gump? We get to know what increasingly resembles a core group of characters, and a Legitimate Salvage is properly salvaged.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt

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"Dulcinea" and "The Big Empty"

Our three-season rewatch of THE EXPANSE begins! Do our lead characters resemble the characters they will become three years from now? Who should be the captain anyway? How do we feel about Detective Joe Miller? What about Amos’s get-to-know-me conversational acumen? Have a listen and enjoy—but jump off at the spoiler break at 39:30 if you’re watching for the first time!

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt

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Coming Soon: A Legitimate Salvage

Coming soon to The Incomparable Network, four Doctor Who nerds embark on a tour of Mars, the Belt, and Earth for a rewatch of their second favorite thing in the universe(*), The Expanse. Each podcast will cover two episodes of The Expanse all the way up to the season four debut in December.

(*) The Expanse may not in fact be their collective second favorite thing in the universe but hey look, now we sneaked in a Babylon 5 reference as well.

Chip Sudderth

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Weird Alien Jiminy Cricket

Thanks to Amazon, this most recent season of “The Expanse” won’t be the last! The show has been saved, and it’s a good thing, because we really enjoyed season 3. In this episode, we discuss how the show’s producers made some clever diversions from their source material, space spies, hallucinatory cops with hallucinatory hats, David Strathairn’s amazing Belter accent, amoral fathers and the rage-monster daughters who love them, and the plethora of stolen spaceships that populate the solar system.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Katie Mack and Dan Moren

TeeVee 244

The Expanse Season 2 wrap-up

We’re back to wrap up season 2 of the Expanse! Action on Earth, Ganymede, and more! Blue monsters! Changes from the books! Overall, our panel really liked the trajectory of the back half of season 2. We can’t wait for season 3… but alas, we’ll have to.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Joe Rosensteel, Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren

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The Expanse Season 2 Midterm Check-In

We’re back with a check-in on the midpoint of season 2 of The Expanse! How did the big climax fit in the middle of a season? What might be coming next? Why are we excited to see Jared Harris?

Jason Snell with Joe Rosensteel, Aleen Simms, Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar

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Remember the Cant!

Scurrying from rotating work schedules and expanding projects, John E.O. Stevens, Jeff Patterson and Fred Kiesche convene in the tubes that make up the internet as well as the tubes that make up Ceres Station to discuss the second season of The Expanse, Lois McMaster Bujold, hermetic poetry and more!

The Expanse: Season 01

Amazon Prime

DVD

The Expanse: Season 02

Amazon Prime

Official Site on SyFy (includes full episodes)

Wait, what?

Science!

Fred Kiesche, John E.O. Stevens and Jeff Patterson

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The Expanse S2E1-2 Review: "Safe" and "Doors and Corners"

The Expanse is back and so is our review of the first two episodes of season two! Book comparisons, space politics, and sudden murders!

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren

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The Expanse S1E9-10 Review: "Critical Mass" and "Leviathan Wakes"

The first season of “The Expanse” wraps up with an exciting conclusion! Except for some of the parts that were less exciting. We render our final verdict and look ahead to season two.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Erika Ensign, Joe Rosensteel, Brian Hamilton and Tony Sindelar

TeeVee 135

The Expanse: S1E5-8 review

We’re back with a review of episodes 5-8 of “The Expanse,” leading up to the two-hour finale. From Earth to Ceres to the Rocinante, we’ve got our take on the misadventures of Holden and crew, Miller’s laconic interactions with Jared Harris and the rest of his space mob, and Avasarala’s snowy conversation with one of Holden’s parents. Plus, is the blue goo at the heart of the series realized effectively?

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Joe Rosensteel and Tony Sindelar

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The Expanse: S1E2-4 review

Our panel reconvenes to discuss the three most recent episodes of SyFy’s “The Expanse.” How’s the pacing? What’s the deal with the CGI animals and shots that go through air vents? And how does the show portray the balance of power between Earth, Mars, and the Belt?

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Erika Ensign, Brian Hamilton, Tony Sindelar and Joe Rosensteel

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The Expanse S1E1 review: "Dulcinea"

We discuss the first episode of “The Expanse,” which has premiered online and arrives on Syfy Dec. 14. In the first section of the show we discuss the first episode and some of our expectations as readers of the books on which the show is based, but we hold off on spoilers for the rest of the series until after firing the Spoiler Horn.

Jason Snell with Aleen Simms, Joe Rosensteel, Erika Ensign, Dan Moren and David J. Loehr