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Podcast artwork by Antony Johnston; podcast theme by Shahid Kamal Ahmad.
The end of the season signals a shift back to ancient protomoleculish weirdness in Season 6, but before that a character walks into an open elevator shaft, Naomi’s story has the best possible payoff and the best sequence of the season, and we celebrate “beautiful purple ribbons of death.” And, yes, The Expanse IS feminist media....
As we gear up for the finale, Episode 9 features some of the most enthusiastic nitpicking your panel has indulged in for quite a while—and we still LIKED this one! But which character do we compare to Dr. Pulaski? What do we think of Marco’s 1980s Thriller look? How about one of the fastest political transitions in TV history? Who coins the regrettable phrases “tready-watery-ish” and “emotional manipulation bellgrande”? Seriously, we liked this one....
Being a discussion of the collective genius of Dominique Tipper and Cara Gee, a rumination of the finer points of Flock of Seagulls hair, a meditation on a fast apocalypse vs. a slow breakdown of society, and an exploration of the intersection of The Expanse and Kim’s Convenience....
We will mince no words in this podcast description: welcome to our favorite episode of the season....
"Down and Out" and "Tribes"
Two Expanse episodes for the price of one podcast, as your reviewers get back on track. Have we started caring about Clarissa Mao? Why didn’t Marco go all Khan Noonian Singh on Cyn and Filip? Is there nothing more perfect than Bobbie in armor? And are we getting closer to Holden doing something? Just…something???...
As we continue to butcher the pronunciation of Gaugamela, Warren Frey rejoins the team as we debate whether it’s reassuring or depressing that The Expanse’s future is just as screwed up as 2020! We debate Season 5’s special effects, marvel at Amos Burton the Nurturer, indulge in yet another Babylon 5 reference, and come to terms with the fact that the legs have been kicked out from under the solar system’s status quo....
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Ready for the Future
Don't even hesitate. These folks are the best imaginable team to guide you through the incredible day after tomorrow that is The Expanse. Be you from Earth, Mars, the Belt, or the Outer Planets, you will not be disappointed.
It’s like, you know, like, ok
I listened to a the first episode and was intrigued enough to subscribe because there are simply not many Expanse podcasts. Unfortunately after a couple more episodes some of the vocal ticks of one of the hosts was too much to continue. The constant saying like and you know and some really bad explanations of or speculations on the episodes is just grating. If you can look past those things give this podcast a try. After all it’s not like, you know, like many others.
I’ll keep listening because it’s like rewatching
But that’s all. And then it fails in that a lot because they skip over so many important scenes. Mainly because they get in the weeds about the dumbest things. They worry so much about Alex neglecting his family without ever once mentioning that he is addicted to piloting spaceships.
That’s just one example.
I’ll digress. Anyway, I listen to every existing Expanse podcast, and this one is easily the worst of the lot. And it’s bothersome because these are obviously very smart people, but they so miss the point of some of the biggest things in The Expanse.
I will still continue to listen.