The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.
Welcome to The Churn, a podcast in which Syfy Wire's resident The Expanse super-fans, Cher Martinetti and Adam Swiderski, join producers/universe creators Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham to break down each episode of Season 2. This week, we're looking at the first two episodes, featuring Martian marines, protomolecule madness, Miller going maverick, and more! Special guest Dominique Tipper joins in.
Tensions were still running pretty high in tonight's episode, "Static". While Miller found himself on the outs with the Roci crew, he also found himself aligned with Fred Johnson. But that wasn't even the strangest alliance for Fred, as Chrisjen Avasarala essentially commits treason by reaching to the OPA leader herself. Amos proves to have some useful and unexpected skills when it comes to interrogating, which has a lot to do with his past. And Wes Chatham joins us on the pod to talk about getting into the mind of Amos, performing his own stunts, and more!
It was coming at the Roci crew from all sides this week, and it was stressful to watch. Earth fired nukes at Eros, Miller confirmed that space walks aren't really his thing, and an unexpected visitor stumbles upon the protomolecule and threatens to tell everyone. James Holden himself, Steven Strait, joins us this week to talk about playing the serious and idealistic Roci captain, his now (podcast) famous abs, and how he would be totally into an '80s workout montage next season.
Last time on The Expanse, we saw Miller clutching a nuke while the Roci crew tried to make the best of what seemed like a hopeless situation. But Miller had a plan, and tonight we saw exactly how that worked out. "Home" left us with all the feels. Executive Producer Mark Fergus joins us as we breakdown an emotional episode worthy of a season finale in the latest installment of our podcast..
In this special bonus episode of our episodic The Expanse podcast, actor Thomas Jane joins Cher for a talk about Miller, why the show spoke to him, and his feelings on sci-fi. Plus, he discusses "Home" and Miller's epic swan song scenes.
Still reeling from Miller's sacrifice, the Roci crew begin the process of moving forward. Holden questions his role as a leader, Alex gets some TLC, and Naomi makes an executive decision unbeknownst to anyone else. We break it down with Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham, and everyone's favorite dubstep-loving Belter, Andrew Rotilio, joins us to talk about Diogo's journey.
The Expanse VFX supervisor Bob Munroe joins our podcast to discuss how his team brings the far future to life and help us break down the show's latest episode: After a horrifying encounter on Ganymede, Bobbie wakes up on a gurney to find out she's the sole survivor. Meanwhile, while helping with the humanitarian efforts on Ceres, Amos has a run in with a refugee that hits painfully close to home while Holden and Naomi find themselves on opposing sides of a tense political situation. All this, plus Chrisjen continues to show everyone who the HBIC is as we dive deep into "The Seventh Man"
Actress Cara Gee, aka Drummer, joins us to discuss an Expanse episode that lives up to its name. We meet a new character in Prax,see tensions rise in the Roci crew, and learn what Anderson Dawes is really up to. Join us for a complete breakdown with creators Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham!
Things go horribly wrong for Holden and crew aboard the Ganymede-bound freighter The Weeping Somnambulist while, back on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala and Bobbie Draper finally come face to face. Syfy Wire's own Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, joins us to nerd out about space and the science of The Expanse in the latest episode of our weekly episodic deep dive.
We're only a few weeks away from the Season 2 finale, and the tension and pace show no sign of letting up. After testifying about the events on Ganymede, Bobbie Draper pulls a jailbreak and takes to the streets in search of the ocean. When she finally finds it, Avasarala finds her and drops some hard-hitting truth in her lap. Meanwhile, Holden and crew enlist a chicken-loving weirdo to help track down Prax's daughter. Actor Shawn Doyle joins us to talk about Errinwright's current situation and where he goes from here.