Sci-Fi network (SyFy?) once had the market cornered on good science fiction TV series. That was before they decided to rely on wrestling and straight-to-video movies to fill their programming slate. These days, everyone from AMC to MTV to the premium channels has some sci-fi or fantasy in their lineup – some good, some not. So it’s nice to see something worth recommending on Sci-Fi/SyFy.
The Expanse, based on the novels by James SA Corey, takes place in a near future in which humanity has expanded into our solar system to colonize Mars and mine the asteroid belt. There’s no faster-than-light travel, and one of the central tenets of the books is a realistic approach to the science and challenges of space travel and survival. Continue reading