So, there’s this book series that I’ve really enjoyed – The Expanse. I read the first book before it hit stores, and I’ve been hooked since. Now, it’s been turned into a TV series on SyFy, and after watching the first four episodes, I’m pretty sure that it’s as good as Battlestar Galactica. Yeah, I said it.
The show does a good job adapting Leviathan Wakes, but it does do it’s own thing. They nailed the casting, and they absolutely nailed the sets and look and feel of the world.
I’ve been doing a lot with this show: earlier this May, I wrote up a major article for Barnes and Noble about how the Expanse came together, which is a really fascinating story. I’m very proud of that article. A little after that, I reviewed the 5th book, Nemesis Games for io9.
More recently, I’ve written up a couple of things:
- Over on io9, I’ve published a set report from when I got to visit the shooting set in March. It was amazing to go stand on the Roci and meet a couple of the actors. That trip blew away any worries that I might have had about the show.
- Over on Barnes and Noble’s SciFi & Fantasy Blog, I’ve reviewed the first four episodes. There’s some light spoilers, but it’s pretty tame if you’ve seen the first episode.
Speaking of which.
The pilot is now available just about everywhere, including on YouTube:
You should go watch it. It’s pretty excellent.