Decrypted: The Expanse: Here there be dragons


Enlarge / Amos and Alex meet up on Ganymede.

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Again, the little details about the universe of The Expanse continue to delight. I love the animated backpack; it and the smart pots and pans we saw last week show us how ubiquitous and disposable some kinds of technology are by this point. But my favorite little moment—and I can’t be alone here—was when Alex met up with the rest of the crew on Ganymede. It seems that in this timeline, talking about your ship like a person is not the done thing!

On this week’s podcast, John Timmer interviews Amanda Hendrix and Charles Wohlforth, authors of Beyond Earth, where they talk about what we really need to do to colonize the Solar System.

I’ll be analyzing, debating, and dissecting The Expanse every week with a different guest, and we’ll post the podcast on Fridays throughout the season. New episodes air on Wednesdays in the US, so you have time to watch before we get into major spoilers. The Expanse season 2 will air in the UK on Netflix, although possibly not for another month or two.

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Decrypted is Ars Technica’s weekly podcast about the TV that obsesses us. Currently we’re dissecting The Expanse. Listen or subscribe however you please above and let us know what you think—ideas, questions, and so on—through the comments section, on iTunes, or via e-mail.

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