Because of the mess this planet is in presently we humans have started to be preoccupied with the amount of time we have left on Earth. These worries have manifested themselves in several subjects coming up time and time again in films, novels and television series. Apocalyptic themes and those of humans in the future living on other planets or escaping to other parts of the solar system on large space ships have cropped up numerous times.
It is not surprising then that a station like SyFy has several shows centering around these types of themes. One of them is The Expanse which recently finished its second season. The basic premise here is Earth no longer being able to support all humans several hundreds of years in the future. Humans, therefore, have reached out into the solar system and begun colonizing there. The United Nations now controls Earth with an independent military power running the show on Mars. The Asteroid Belt is relied upon to provide needed resources. Air and water have a greater value now than almost anything. Tension has been rising between these three areas for decades now and the three, Earth, Mars and the Belt, are on the brink of war.
While season one focused mostly on entertaining viewers, season two gets a lot heavier. The politics of the time is prevalent in most ongoing stories. Thankfully they have not strayed away from the action and superior visual effects that made this one of the higher quality shows of its type on television today. The story seems to be shooting off in many directions without stretching itself too thin and as such, it promises to continue to be a solid watch in season three.
- The Expanse: Season 2 Trailer
- The Expanse: Season 2 Preview
- A New Mission
- “Safe” Commentary with Show Runner/Executive Producer/Writer Naran Shankar, Executive Producer/Writer Mark Fergus, Director Breck Eisner, and Cast Members Steven Strait and Dominique Tipper
- “Doors & Corners” Commentary with Supervising Producer/Writer Ty Franck, Supervising Producer/Writer Daniel Abraham, and Cast Member Cas Anvar
- “Home” Commentary with Executive Producer/Writer Mark Fergus and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Bob Munroe
- “Paradigm Shift” Commentary with Show Runner/Executive Producer/Writer Naren Shankar and Supervising Producer/Writer Daniel Abraham
- “The Seventh Man” Commentary with Executive Producer/Writer Mark Fergus and Cast Member Frankie Adams
- “Pyre” Commentary with Show Runner/Executive Producer/Writer Naren Shankar and Cast Member Wes Chatham
- Top 9 Job Requirements
- The Powerful Women of The Expanse
- We Love Our Fans
- “The Monster and the Rocket” Commentary with Executive Producer/Writer Mark Fergus and Cast Members Steven Strait and Shohreh Aghdashloo
- “Caliban’s War” Commentary with Show Runner/Executive Producer/Writer Naren Shankar, Supervising Producer/Writer Ty Franck, and Cast Member Dominique Tipper