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'The Expanse' on Syfy

A thriller set two hundred years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened
detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

This hour-long, ten episode series is based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse,
written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Abraham and Franck will be show producers. The multi-installment,
best-selling book series is published in 17 countries, including China, France, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. One in the
series, Leviathan Wakes, was nominated for a Hugo Award as well as a Locus Award, while “Caliban’s War” was nominated for a Locus Award.

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Steven Strait
Shoreh Aghdashloo

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Looks interesting for sure. Will set my DVR for it definitely..
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I have this dream of being able to read an abstract for a new series without seeing the words "detective", "cop", "investigator", or "officer" in it.
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At least with this Syfy series they're actually in outer space.

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^^Unless it turns out they're not!!!

Hey, they can change the book's elements anyway they want, doncha know.

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trailer looks like it's going to be as slow and boring as ascension. but hope not.
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This is definitely set in space, right?


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This is definitely set in space, right?
No. It's actually set on the network itself. The title refers to the gaping hole in their schedule that was once filled with good programming and is now an ominous void bereft of purpose.
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At least with this Syfy series they're actually in outer space.
I hope so.
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We will definitely be checking this out.
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I gave up waiting and read all the books. Will probably still watch. Though there's one of the books I'm hoping they'll skip. Talk about long and BORING.

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That trailer did say "Coming in December". Will that be in 2015?

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Yes, it premieres this December.

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‘The Expanse’ Set For Digital Launch Ahead Of December Premiere On Syfy

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Syfy’s 10-hour series The Expanse will debut its first episode on Monday, November 23 on VOD,
TV Everywhere and digital platforms, three weeks ahead of its linear debut on the network. The
series, premieres on Syfy with a two-night premiere at 10 PM Monday, December 14 and Tuesday,
December 15, and continues on Tuesdays at 10 PM for the remainder of the season.

Starting November 23 and available through the series’ Syfy premiere on December 14, The Expanse’s
first episode can be viewed via Syfy On Demand, Syfy.com, the Syfy Now App, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play,
Vudu, iTunes, Playstation, Xbox, Facebook and YouTube.
http://deadline.com/2015/11/the-expa...es-1201604928/

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I watched it, there was a lot going on and probably should not have been watched while I was working, the VFX seemed great, I think I'll need to watch it again.
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The first episode is on Comcast Video-On-Demand, free and commercial free. It's interesting enough to get me to watch the second episode, which will air on December 15.

Syfy Channel is showing the first episode, the one I just watched, on December 14. Also, one can watch the first episode on the Syfy web site (uses Flash Player), at this link: http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/101-dulcinea

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I watched the first episode. I see a lot of potential for it to be a good series.
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Thanks for the head's up. Watched the first episode, last night. Yes, the VFX were VERY good given what must be a limited budget. Casting was pretty spot-on, except that Holden's younger in the TV show than I perceived him to be in the books. When I read the books, I actually pictured Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala, so that casting seemed perfect. Though I do miss her profanities. In the books, she has quite the potty mouth.

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I always laugh when I see the transparent phone/PDA on these SciFi shows. Apparently, no one in the future is into sexting or other content that would be inappropriate to view in a room with other people. Forget getting a call from that person you're having an affair with when your spouse is in the room.

Heck, just entering passwords or checking your bank balance would be pretty hard to do privately.

Maybe the future will be a Star Trek style Utopia where money isn't needed and everyone has the morals and work ethic of Andy Taylor.

On the other hand, why do they need those things, anyway? Aren't we going to have augmented reality contact lenses by that point?

By the way, I had to chuckle at the dude with the "Rocky" fedora. From the mean streets of Philly, straight into outer space, never be afraid to show your own style...Bogart detective style, that is...
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I always laugh when I see the transparent phone/PDA on these SciFi shows. Apparently, no one in the future is into sexting or other content that would be inappropriate to view in a room with other people. Forget getting a call from that person you're having an affair with when your spouse is in the room.

Heck, just entering passwords or checking your bank balance would be pretty hard to do privately.

Maybe the future will be a Star Trek style Utopia where money isn't needed and everyone has the morals and work ethic of Andy Taylor.

On the other hand, why do they need those things, anyway? Aren't we going to have augmented reality contact lenses by that point?

By the way, I had to chuckle at the dude with the "Rocky" fedora. From the mean streets of Philly, straight into outer space, never be afraid to show your own style...Bogart detective style, that is...
Never thought about that, but you are definitely right. Makes no sense at all for them to be transparent other than it looks cool.

I agree. I think by that point in the future, wearables will be perfected and there will be few hand held units.

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Never thought about that, but you are definitely right. Makes no sense at all for them to be transparent other than it looks cool.

I agree. I think by that point in the future, wearables will be perfected and there will be few hand held units.
Which, conveniently, leaves both hands free...
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From the folks who've seen the first episode it seems the consensus is..
A lot going on
Interesting
Good SFX
Has potential

I'd agree with all the above- let's hope the next episodes are as well done.
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Which, conveniently, leaves both hands free...
Unless you're the dude w/one arm...
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They also never call it a "phone." I can't see a communications device getting a name with more syllables than its predecessor or even a new name at all. Though it seems most shows set in the future.. even the near future.. can't bring themselves to call it a "phone."

This bugged me on "Defiance." "Hailer" for phone? And "roller" for a car? We say "car" because "carriage" was too many syllables. Come ON.

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^ did I hear them refer to currency as "script?
That's kind of common too....
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I always laugh when I see the transparent phone/PDA on these SciFi shows. Apparently, no one in the future is into sexting or other content that would be inappropriate to view in a room with other people. Forget getting a call from that person you're having an affair with when your spouse is in the room.

Heck, just entering passwords or checking your bank balance would be pretty hard to do privately.

Maybe the future will be a Star Trek style Utopia where money isn't needed and everyone has the morals and work ethic of Andy Taylor.
If anyone missed Sunday's "60 Minutes" on CBS, Lesley Stahl's piece on cell phone 'money tech' in Kenya seemed remarkable. Maybe it's still accessible at online CBS. A company in Kenya has bypassed banks and credit cards by using any cell phone, not just smartphones, in place of money--after purchasing 'credits' for your phone. Most folks there use the system, so with a pin number you can buy even the cheapest items, say single cigarettes, with your credit. Taxi drivers, one paid generously by Stahl, need carry little cash.


More on topic, tried setting up series recording for this Syfy show and could only rent/buy the first episode on NYC's FIOS; (don't watch movies on my PC). Looks like the guide will take a week or so to register series recordings--unless I set a manual DVRing.


And mentioning 60 Minutes, OT briefly again, I'm beginning to doubt they'd ever take on the drug industry as I suggested in an earlier 'irritating-ads' thread here. CBS appears to run many drug ads that warn you, endlessly, you can get cancer from them (as well as possible healing), plus numerous other side-effects. A duh, IMO, is how many have died or become seriously ill from each drug. 60 Minutes, I proposed, should run a piece telling us. NetworkTV helpfully pointed out in that thread it's a federal regulation requiring firms to deliver this 'negative' drug information. -- John

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Been looking forward to this. Serious, dark, adult sci-fi, especially the classic "space opera", has been sadly lacking on the Syfy channel (or anywhere else for that matter) since the celebrated BSG finished its run. 'Stargate: Universe' was pretty good but got cancelled quickly. '12 Monkeys' is a solid effort as well. So this and 'Childhood's End' have the potential to resurrect a dormant genre. Hope they pan out like we all want them to.
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Watched last night on Comcast on demand. The special effects are BSG caliber. Which I think is the gold standard for a Syfy tv series. Rivaling even the cartooning SW prequels. But I digress, I quite enjoyed it and am looking forward to the rest. Being only a 10 episode series should keep the pacing nice and tight.
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