Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’ Pilot – Gets off to a great start with Sex, Crime, Pirates and Murder All in One Show
This show starts off with a floating sex seen in space. Ever wonder how that would be? Well now you can get a clue, but I digress. The TV series by screenwriter Mark Fergus (Children of Men, First Snow) inspires viewers to hang on to their seats as it quickly jumps into several storylines at once. The TV series is still about two weeks away from premiering, but you can already get a first look at what’s to come.
The Expanse is pulled from sci-fi novels by James S.A. Corey, a pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. In the new series Earth, Mars an “the Belt” which has a considerable amount of resources are on the brink of war and is set in the 23rd century.
A rich girl goes missing after joining a rebellious group which opposes the regime and a rough and tough hard nose detective by the name of Joe Miller (Thomas Jane) teams up with a space captain. Starring with him is the always reliable Jared Harris (Mad Men) — one of those actors that’s almost always good, no matter the quality of the film he’s in. There also seems to be a dark military type force which destroys a mining vessel.
Although I watched the pilot online without commercials, it did manage to hold my attention for 40 minutes without distractions. Unlike some sci-fi shows, this one seems to have been made with a substantial budget. Overall I give it a positive review!