‘The Expanse’ Sees Daylight At Comic-Con

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The first trailer had us curious (and not just about sex in zero-gravity, as the EW article would have you believe), and the second trailer had us pretty excited.  Now, the pilot for the upcoming Syfy space opera The Expanse has been screened at Comic-Con, and you can check out io9‘s synopsis and reactions here!

The series sounds increasingly like the show that may finally make “Where did you go, Syfy?” into “Where have you been?!”  Based on the article’s reaction, the series covers the gap between the modern day and the far-future period where technology is ubiquitous and works; here, technology and humanity cover various states of progress, including humans evolving in low-gravity environments and futuristic politics contrasted with a noir-like detective who feels he may as well dress the part.

The series doesn’t line up perfectly with the source material, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing (featuring some characters early on that don’t appear in the book series until volume two), but it does feature plenty of action mixed in with its science fiction, and it looks like a story that builds a strong world but still lives and dies with its characters.

In short: We’re ready to make our own opinions on this show, and the pilot can’t come fast enough for us to do it.  Welcome back, Syfy.

Ben Lee
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With a wide variety of interests ranging from baseball to theater and dance to technology to writing, Ben has given up on being good at any one thing and settled for being not half bad at a handful of things instead. He can usually be found cleaning up paperwork after a motley but wonderful crew of retail technicians; failing that, you can generally find him on the RP_OK Podcast at the Ace of Geeks, or on the San Francisco Giants-centric TortureCast. His Steam shame list is quickly growing legendary, and it's quite rare he's playing or watching anything made in the last five years.

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