The Expanse (2018) – Immolation, and Delta-V

Things ramp up again not only for the crew of the Rocinante but the entire system in Immolation. Written by Alan DiFiore, this episode first debuted on 16 May, 2018. As Holden (Steven Strait), Amos (Wes Chatham), Bobbie (Frankie Adams) and Prax (Terry Chen) explore the Mao facilities on Io, the hybrid pods that were…

The Expanse (2018) – Reload, and Triple Point

Reload was penned by Robin Veith and aired first on 2 May, 2018. Lots of things are happening this time out. The Rocinante is flying on fumes, and against all of the crew’s better judgement, they realize the best place to stock up is in the debris of the battle between Earth and Martian forces….

The Expanse (2017/2018) – Caliban’s War, and Fight or Flight

Season two of The Expanse roars to its conclusion with Caliban’s War. Written by Naren Shankar alongside Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham (collectively known as James S.A. Corey the authors of The Expanse novels), the season closed out on 19 April, 2017. While Chrisjen (Shohreh Aghdashloo), Bobbie (Frankie Adams) and Cotyar (Nick E. Tarabay) try…

The Expanse (2017) – The Weeping Somnambulist, and Cascade

While the scientific expedition to Venus makes a surprising and worrying discovery, the crew of the Rocinante and the politicians of Earth and Mars delve deeper into the incident on Ganymede. The Weeping Somnambulist was written by Hallie Lambert and first aired on 22 March, 2017. Holden (Steven Strait), Amos (Wes Chatham), Naomi (Dominique Tipper)…

The Expanse (2016) – Critical Mass, and Levithan Wakes

The final two episodes of the first season of The Expanse aired together on 2 February, 2016. The first part, Critical Mass was written by Robin Veith, Dan Nowak, and Naren Shankar. Leviathan Wakes, which was the title of the first novel in the series, was penned by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. We go…

The Expanse (2015) – Remember the Cant, and CQB

Things are escalating on Ceres, even as Mars and Earth seem to be working to avoid a conflict. Remember the Cant was written by Robin Veith and first aired on 16 December, 2015. Holden (Steven Strait), Naomi (Dominque Tipper), Alex (Cas Anvar), Amos (Wes Chatham) and Shed (Paulo Costanzo) are being held aboard the Mars…

The Expanse (2015) – Dulcinea, and The Big Empty

I loved the moment when I discovered James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series of novels. There’s space opera in it, but so much of the worlds they created are grounded in reality, and they all rely on hard science. So when the television series came along, I was super excited. But I kept waiting before…

George Pal Double Feature – 4K/Blu-Ray Review

If you missed the gorgeous War of the Worlds Criterion Edition blu-ray, then Paramount Pictures has you covered with their 4K version which is upgraded from the same elements giving fans a whole new look at the classic science fiction film. Sure that means you can see some of the wires moving the alien ships…

TIFF ’22: Good Night Oppy

I love documentaries about space exploration, the sense of discovery, wonder and hope that permeates them, and humanity when we set our sights on a goal. Director Ryan White understands those feelings and shares them, and guides us on a fantastic journey to the planet Mars. In 2003, two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, were launched…