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Why hasn't the MCRN done anything to get the Rocinante back?

If you were to "salvage" a U.S. Navy Submarine with nukes, the U.S. government would, without doubt, either "seize" or destroy it. Even if you were going to use it to save the world. So why is it ...
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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 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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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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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 ...