The Expanse (2015– )
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In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice-freighter Canterbury, investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station,... See full summary »


Terry McDonough


Ty Franck (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey), Daniel Abraham (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey) | 5 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Joe Miller
Steven Strait ... Jim Holden
Cas Anvar ... Alex Kamal
Dominique Tipper ... Naomi Nagata
Wes Chatham ... Amos Burton
Paulo Costanzo ... Shed Garvey
Florence Faivre ... Julie Mao
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Chrisjen Avasarala
Jay Hernandez ... Dimitri Havelock
Lola Glaudini ... Captain Shaddid
Athena Karkanis ... Octavia Muss
Brian George ... Arjun Avasarala
Joe Pingue ... Captain McDowell
Kristen Hager ... Ade Nygaard
Julian Richings ... Vargas


In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice-freighter Canterbury, investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station, Detective Miller begins an off the book investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.

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Release Date:

23 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


For a little Easter Egg, when Vargas is in the airlock, at 00:41:55. you can see a Portal Companion Cube float by out the window, lower right of the screen. See more »


Right at the beginning, after the girl manages to kick out the door of the cell, she looks at the blood stains on the wall and we can see blood drops dripping down, which would be impossible in absence of gravity. See more »


Title Card: In the 23rd century, humans have colonized the Solar System.
Title Card: The U.N. controls Earth.
Title Card: Mars is an independent military power.
Title Card: The inner planets depend on the resources of the asteroid belt.
Title Card: In The Belt air & water are more precious than gold.
Title Card: For decades, tensions have been rising
Title Card: Earth, Mar & The Belt are now on the brink of war.
Title Card: All it will take is a single spark.
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Taur (instrumental)
Performed by Hargo Boparai & Arpan
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Simply - no story - no writing - just a shifting scenes
1 December 2015 | by sjensenstradSee all my reviews

I had hoped this would be a new sci-fi show to watch - and there is never enough sci-fi TV show.

But this was very little entertaining and there was no story to follow, it was just a mix of different characters shifting scene, I stopped watching after 25 minutes.... well I fell a sleep it was so boring and none engaging.

What was the writers thinking?????........... or did they think at all??

THe girl in the beginning that was interesting, but where did that story line go?

Have I wrote enough lines yet.....

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