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On the novel series and TV show written by James S.A. Corey (aka Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Mark is joined by fact-checker Al Baker, educator Sabrina Weiss, and voting rights guy/former reality TV editor Colin Cole.
We talk about the politics, dialects, casting, message, etc. How well did this adapt to TV? Are the books actually better? Plus passive vs. active representation, choices made to wrap up the TV series, and more.
Some relevant articles include:
- “The Expanse is the most politically relevant sci-fi show on TV” by Andrew Liptak
- “There Has to Be Another Way: The Expanse’s ‘Why We Fight’” by Molly Templeton
- “‘The Expanse’ had a dark view of humanity — but it ended on a note of hope” by Daniel Drezner
- “What do the novel titles of The Expanse series refer to?” from Scifi.stackexchange.com.
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