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What is the significance of this line from The Expanse?

In Season 2 Episode 3 of The Expanse (spoilers!), Chrisjen Avasarala says to Cotyar, "Please, give it to me and go, there is no need for us to hang together." Cotyar responds, "Oh I'm ...
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How did Avasarala know who enabled the conspiracy?

Spoilers: Seasons 1 and 2 of The Expanse When Avasarala first approaches Cotyar towards the beginning of Season 2 of The Expanse, she claims knowledge of a conspiracy involving members deep in her ...
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What caused the battle over Ganymede?

In Season 2 of The Expanse, while Sergeant Draper's ground team is being attacked, a fight between Earth and Mars breaks out in orbit above them. I am confused as to what happened to cause them to ...
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Why was cheese illegal on Ceres?

In season 1, the crew and Miller discuss having real cheese on Ceres once, until Miller shut it down. Why would Miller shut down a cheese operation? Why was it illegal?
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Why was the Expanse cancelled and then picked up by Amazon?

On the Wikipedia article for [The Expanse]1, it states: On May 11, 2018, Syfy did not purchase the rights for future seasons because of restrictive distribution arrangements, and announced it was ...
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Why did Melba change her mind?

In season 3, we see Melba/Clarissa Mao on the war path to kill James Holden, willing to stop at nothing to achieve her goal. However, in the last episode of season 3 she has a major change of heart, ...
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Why is there a Cyrillic writing inside the Rocinante spaceship?

I'm watching season 4 and this details caught my eye. Is there an in-universe explanation as to why there is a Cyrillic/Russian text inside the Rocinante space ship as seen on this screenshot from the ...
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Expanse, S2E10: what song is Alex playing on the ship? [closed]

In S2E10 ("Cascade"), Alex is hanging out on the Rocinante and playing country music. I'm pretty certain this is a reference to Apollo 13 (both the movie and the actual mission), where the astronauts ...
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Why does Mars work with this organisation for secret research?

Warning: Season 1 spoilers In Season 1 of The Expanse, the Mars Congressional Republic (MCR) discovers the protomolecule on the Saturnian moon Phoebe. They reach out to private security firm ...
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Why hasn't the MCRN done anything to get the Rocinante back?

If you were to "salvage" a U.S. Nuclear Submarine, the U.S. government would (without doubt) "seize" it back or destroy it, even if you were planning to use it to save the world. ...
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The attack on Donnager: why are the attackers risking their lives for this mission?

In The Expanse Season 01 Donnager is attacked by the 6 ships with cloaking tech. What I do not understand: why are crews of these 6 ships willing to sacrifice their lives on such a risky mission? ...
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Eros incident casualty count in The Expanse

The books state that the entire population of Eros, at 1.5 million was wiped out in the Eros incident. However in the TV show, they repeatedly keep saying a hundred thousand. Anyone noticed this and ...
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Scientific term for “flip and burn” [closed]

In The Expanse, (and other sci-fi keeping closer to the science than the fiction) the maneuver used to slow a space ship down is colloquialy referred to as flip and burn. What is the term used by real ...
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Why didn't this ship defend itself in The Expanse S03E05?

After watching S03E05, we can see Admiral Nguyen firing a nuclear missile and completly destroy the Jimenez ship, also from UNN. What I was wondering is why don't we see the Jimenez defend itself ...
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Why is water so scarce in “The Expanse”?

In the series It's all about struggling to find water. I guess I missed an explanation somewhere. It's just bugging me that with those advanced techs and ice asteroids and earth's water and ice in ...
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Why did Fred Johnson say the crew of the Rocinante was no longer welcome on Tycho station?

Spoilers, of course. Towards the end of Season 2 of The Expanse when the Rocinante is about to leave Tycho for Ganymede, Fred Johnson tells Holden they're no longer welcome on Tycho station. Why did ...
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Who is driving Thomas Jane's hair and wardrobe on the Expanse?

Who is driving Thomas Jane's hair and wardrobe on the Expanse? I ask because his hair and wardrobe, particularly in Season 2, seem to be a nod to Mœbius, Tamburini & Liberatore and the art of ...
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What techniques were used to film zero-g scenes in The Expanse?

Most of the zero-g scenes in the SyFy series The Expanse appear to be done with good old cables, some CGI, and actors moving slowly. But there is one scene at the very beginning of the first episode, ...
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Do people ever lie in “The Expanse”?

A quite strange question, and my first one here, so please be gentle. I just watched "The Expanse", first season. It just came to my mind, is there ever anyone telling a lie? With the definition of ...