The Fruit of Radiation

The pendulum swung the other way on the question of justified violence in last night’s good new episode of The Expanse. Featuring some nice action, suspense, problem solving, and a cameo from Adam Savage, it also occurred to me that for a show that’s not half as popular as The Walking Dead its special effects budget…

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The Cucumber Sandwiches of Fate

Last night’s new episode of The Expanse, “The Monster and the Rocket”, was another refreshing example of the show moving away from the trend in the best television shows of the past few years, like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, to focus on ruthless protagonists. This was a story about how doing the stone cold,…

A Sleep Walker's Sorrow

Last night’s new episode of The Expanse was called “The Weeping Somnambulist”. Certainly an intriguing title, I’m not exactly sure what it means beyond referencing the ship Holden’s crew hitch a ride on. It’s not quite of the Eros crashing into Venus level of plain use of name or title to convey a message. I’m still…

Team Naorummer or Druomi

Am I the only one who wants Naomi and Drummer to ditch Holden and Fred and start their own faction on The Expanse? Drummer (Cara Gee) in particular, in “Pye”, last night’s new episode, is turning out to be a lot more fun than one of the two blandest leading men she’s stuck with on the show. It was a good episode,…

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The Expanding Expanse

I got around to watching the second season premiere of The Expanse last night, the show that in its first season was an exciting, inventively written space opera with a fascinating attention to real science. The premiere of the new season is something of a deflation from the high emotional pitch of the first season’s…