Outer Space

SyFy original drama The Expanse concluded its third season on Wednesday June 27, 2018.

#TheExpanse season 4 has been picked up by Amazon and is based on literature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 90%

metacritic: 65

imdb: 8.4




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James “Jim” Holden

Jim Holden and his cargo ship crew The Canterbury are used as political bait to incite a war between three competing human factions Earth (UN), Mars (MCR), and the Asteroid Belt (OPA).

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Jim Holden, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Steven StraitJim Holden, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Steven Strait“I told you, I’ve got no power to get you promoted on this ship.  We never saw it.  All right, all right, I’ll hunt him down.  Don’t get dressed.  Hey, Paj, how’s the arm?  No worries, Paj.  Hey,  I need some Z-PRO.  Nah.  No.  I’m just a clock-puncher like you, Paj.  Hey!  Hey, you seen the XO?  That’s not nice.  I didn’t sign the what?  Ah.  Listen, kids, I’ve been here longer than you.  It’s way cheaper for the company to settle up with a few widows than to overhaul this old barge.  The truth.  Besides, the Cantis a legend for her scars.  Badges of endurance.  Hey, do you have a pry bar?  Sure.  My biggest failure in life.  Welcome to the rodeo.  How are we looking, kids?  Paj needs approval for a new arm.  I gotta get XO on it.  Have you seen him?  Hey, XO!  Hey!  All right, I’m coming in, and I don’t wanna see anything hairy.” — Jim Holden

“I hear ya… okay, come on, now, X.  Whoa!  Whoa, whoa, whoa!  He started talking to his plants about six months ago.  I figured he would’ve pulled himself out of it.  Are you kidding?  No.  I thought I was getting my walking papers.  Well, fraternizing with our navigator, for starters.  You got me pegged wrong, Captain.  Is this where we hug?  Because no one tried to push an XO badge on me.  I like things the way they are.  Then at least I’ll die grinning.  Yeah, and now you’re dreamin’, Cap.  What makes you think I wanna see Earth again?  Maybe I am.  Right after you tell me the story about those.  Yeah, I appreciate the offer, Cap.  Anyone else in the vicinity?  What the hell were they doing way out there?  Captain gave an order, people.  Purge the logs.  We never received that signal.  No.  That was me wanting to get to Ceres worse than you.” — Jim Holden

“McDowell’s got a nose for trouble.  He’s been doing this a while longer than we have.  Turned him down flat.  Exactly.  Besides, if I took it, we’d have to stop seeing each other.  I told you.  A couple more rotations and I’d be moving on.  You now, two at least.  I assumed.  Right.” — Jim Holden

“I can’t sleep.  I’ll take over.  I’ll settle for a good cup of coffee.  Any rain yet?  Acting XO, sir.  Well, you ain’t invited.  Alex, ping the beacon that we’re on our way and let Ceres know that we’re gonna be late.  Ms. Nygaard?  Make sure that ice stays put.  Naomi.  How’s the Knightlooking?  All right, then you’re on board.  This is Holden.  We’ve logged a distress call near CA-2216862.  We’re obliged to change our course and respond.  Make sure your acceleration drug dispensers are full.  This will be a high-G maneuver.  Prepare for flip and burn.  Well, he still thinks he’s grooming me for bigger things.  That’s what I keep telling him.  I did it.  I just couldn’t shake it.  Well, I guess we’ll find out, won’t we?  No heroes, Captain.” — Jim Holden

“What about that thing that looks like a big hole in the side?  Take us in.  And, Alex, if something nasty’s hiding in that ship, we bolt like hell and melt anything behind us into slag.  All right, I’ll go in and poke around.  Good times.” — Jim Holden

“How do you think that happened?  Amos.  Keep that gun out.  Engineering first.  I wanna know why that reactor’s offline.  Well, it wasn’t pirates.  They wouldn’t have left all that behind.  So no one could hide.  Naomi, Shed, we need more eyes in here.  All right.  Meet us on the bridge.  Amos, cut out the data core.  We’ll take it with us.  These panels are all dead.  How are they sending a distress beacon with dead comms?  Does that look like a… well, maybe not… if it was a bomb, we’d be toast.  Somebody planted it.  How is that possible?  You cleared us out to a million clicks.  Alex!  Disengage!  Where did that thing come from?  Who the hell has stealth like that?” — Jim Holden

“Negative.  Unable.  We’re gonna take ’em for a ride.  Alex, go around the asteroid.  Run ’em!  Now!  Lead the torpedoes into the rock.  Canterbury, burn like hell, you’ve got incoming!  Captain, eject the ice as a shield.  Ade?  Ade, did Max eject the ice?  Did he eject the ice?  You take a hit, you stay calm.  They just want the cargo.  We’ll SOS, start negotiations for prisoner release, okay?  She’s gone.  They nuked her.  She’s gone.” — Jim Holden

“Ah!  Hey, what’s your name?  How bad are we gonna catch it?  Do we still have scopes?  Do not lose that ship.  We’re going after them.  We’re losing them!  They just dusted 50 of our friends.  Alex, I’m telling you to go after that ship.  They slip off that screen, they’re gone forever.  They’ll get away with this.  What is wrong with you?  I have an order!  Get up, I’ll do it myself.  Get up!” — Jim Holden

“Alex, how much burn do we have?  What’s wrong with the radio?  See if you can improvise another board.  I’m gonna go outside and see what’s what.  Then we’ll have to vent the ship.  Everything depends on fixing that radio.  I’m going outside.  You got a problem with that?  Shed?  Hey, hey, hey!  You’re in shock.  You’re in shock.  You know the symptoms.  You know the symptoms.  Just breathe.  Breathe.  Deep… breathe.  Breathe, breathe.  All right.  There.  There.  You chilled?  Okay.  Now, we’re gonna go outside, and we’re gonna fix the antenna, and we’re gonna make some noise and get rescued.  Okay?” — Jim Holden

“Well, it could’ve been worse.  Okay.  It’s worse.” — Jim Holden

“My name is James Holden, speaking for the give survivors of the Canterbury.  Our ship was destroyed answering a bogus SOS from a ship called the Scopuli.  We recovered a false beacon and identified it as Martian Naval technology.  It was a trap.  We are about to be taken aboard the MCRN Donnager.  We intend to cooperate and hope this means we won’t be harmed.  We’re dead anyway.  Any such action will only confirm that the Canterbury was destroyed by Mars.  It just needs to reach one ship, one station.  Then it’ll spread.” — Jim Holden

“Wrecking things is what Earthers do best.” — Jim Holden

“They’ll answer for it.  Yeah.  Yeah, I’m gonna hold onto that for a little while.  Hey.  I never did say it, but thanks.  For getting me off Eros.  I wouldn’t have made it without you.” — Jim Holden

“This crew is depending on me.  You’ve put your lives in my hands.  I’m okay.” — Jim Holden

“You’re gonna want to hear this story.  It wasn’t a biohazard emergency.  Someone was testing a weapon.  Whoever unleashed it on Eros dosed everyone with radiation to spread it faster.  They set up cameras and sensors, in advance.  If we want answers, we have to take that station.  The first thing we have to get past is this.  We have a gunship of our own.  We’re going, without or without you.  And if you’d seen what’s happening on Eros, you’d be right there with us.” — Jim Holden

“You really like botany metaphors.  How about one for a guy who has a problem tilting at windmills?  I tend to take on fights that can’t be won.” — Jim Holden


Shed Garvey, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Paulo CostanzoShed Garvey

“Well, you know that naturally, the company’ll try to screw you out of a good one, right?  I know.  What you should have is that new bio-gel they developed on the inner planets.  Then you wouldn’t need a prosthetic.  It regrows the limb perfectly.  That’s ’cause you’re stubborn as hell.  Been cleaned out for two weeks.  You’re gonna have to count-sheep, sorry.  Oh, I do have something a little stronger, though, if you’ve got the, uh, scrip.  No?” — Shed Garvey

“Just lay back, real slow, okay?  Okay, everything’s gonna be fine, all right?  Daisy, bluebell… pull that tight.” — Shed Garvey

“So just for the record, guys, I don’t wanna be here right now.  Well, we came, we looked, we, uh, left.  No one’s gonna know if we set foot on that thing.” — Shed Garvey

“Hey, guys?  Where are all the bodies at?” — Shed Garvey

“We’re wasting time.  Whoa!  Let’s just hold on for one second.  We don’t have to go outside.  We’re safe right now.  We open those doors, we’re done.  The ship could crack apart.  I’m telling you… I’m just… if we open those doors… please, just listen to me.  Listen to me!  If we go out there, we’re gonna die.  Okay.  Yeah.” — Shed Garvey


Naomi Nagata, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Dominique TipperNaomi Nagata

“No, sa-sa. You didn’t sign the PRP.  It’s the retrofit… it’s the retrofit proposal to overhaul this bucket before it breaks apart.  You must tell me the amazing story of how much you managed to become a second officer.” — Naomi Nagata

“She’s one leaky lifeboat.  She should be able to manage 50,000 clicks of vacuum.  I can’t figure out why Cap would put you in charge of this little excursion.  Then he’s wasting his time.  If your girlfriend logged that distress call she’s gonna be living it down for a long time.  I’d keep that to myself if I were you.” — Naomi Nagata

“Config matches the registry information.  It’s definitely the Scopuli.  No IR or electro-mag other than the distress beacon.  Looks like the reactor’s shut down, but no radiation leakage.  Uh, LADAR says it’s a big hole in the side.  This must be the beacon that called us.  Stealth tech.  Has to be.” — Naomi Nagata

“Somebody close the hatch!  I’m on it!  Don’t do it, Alex.  Well, let’s not make it 55.  We’re not going anywhere.” — Naomi Nagata

“We’ve got a dead radio and about four hours of oxygen left.  Board’s cooked, and I’m guessing the antenna array up top has seen better days.  We’ll lose all oxygen in the cabin.  Amos, go with him.” — Naomi Nagata

“I can only imagine what you saw on Eros.  Or what it was like to nearly die that way.  We did not choose this, but this is our fight now.  We’re the only ones who know what’s going on down there.  The only ones with a chance to stop it.  Tell me that you’re okay.” — Naomi Nagata

“We were on Eros.  We barely got out alive.  And the only reason we’re here now is to see if you want to do something about it.  It was something new.  A life form.  Possibly extra-solar in origin.   According to the gymonk who discovered it on Phoebe.  And they’re beaming the data here.  It’s an abandonded communications relay.  It’s floating dark, barely registers on radar but it’s got a habitat ring, which means someone’s home.” — Naomi Nagata

“Every shitty thing we do makes the next one that much easier, doesn’t it?” — Naomi Nagata

“We have to do good where we can, when we can.” — Naomi Nagata


Amos Burton, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Wes ChathamAmos Burton

“Just follow the reek of whiskey.  It’s the truth.  If Naomi says it’ll happen, you can take it to the bank.  Make sure I get it back.” — Amos Burton

“Me neither.  But here we are.  One big, happy unit.  I’ll go with him.  It wasn’t a torpedo.  A breaching charge did that.  Reactor wasn’t killed by the blast.  Someone went through the shutdown procedures.  So, if everyone’s dead, who turned it off?  And they left all the pressure doors open.  Six o’clock!  Roger that.  It’s a transmitter.  Pirate bait.  McDowell was right.” — Amos Burton

“Airlock breach!  We’re losing pressure!  What if they don’t like being followed?  You think rank matters now?” — Amos Burton

“It won’t happen.  With a dead transponder, we’re just like space trash.  Great.  We’ll wait here.  There you go.  Calling the shots again.  It can always be worse.” — Amos Burton

“We’re gonna be space trash in a couple hours and you wanna start a friendship?  Naomi told me to, so I am.  As far as I’m concerned, she’s the cap now.” — Amos Burton


Alex Kamal, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Cas AnvarAlex Kamal

“Look out below!  Ladies and gentlemen, please sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.  Ceres Station, here we come.  Please adjust your tray tables and seat backs into their upright and locked positions… you, too, boo boo.  It’s easy as picklin’ eggs, hoss.  If I said I had, I’d be lyin’.” — Alex Kamal

“Hey, boss, we need you out here.  You gotta see this.  Picked up a MayDay.  Looks like a light firefighter.  Calls itself the Scopuli.  No siree, Bob, we are the only ship in three million clicks.  That far outside the shipping lanes?  Here comes the juice.  What’s the good word, y’all?  All right.  How’s my sweet old rust bucket today?  Guess so.  Okay.” — Alex Kamal

“Well, the big array on the Cant’s reading no one within a million clicks.  Looks like we’re the only game in town.  Good plan, Hoss.  Hoss, forwaring you an A-1 tight-bream from the Canterbury.  My pleasure.  Disengaging!  Damned if I know!  Just suddenly, it was there.  Mars.” — Alex Kamal

“Bogey is 12,000 clicks and closing.  Torpedo launch!  Six thousand clicks!  Five… four… three… those weren’t meant for us.” — Alex Kamal

“Hoss.  Hoss!  Debris field.  Buckle up!  I’ll try to drive us out of it.  Pretty bad.  Right, sweetheart.  You know how much I love you.  Somebody shut the damn airlock!  Son of a bitch. We’re through.  Damn straight.  What?  Jesus, you’re not… buddy, I don’t think… we’re losing them!  Hey!  Hey!  Hey!  Whoa, whoa!  Let’s just take a deep breath here, people.  All of you.” — Alex Kamal

“I could get us maybe a third of the way to Ganymede Station, maybe.  Or get us right to the edge of the shipping lanes, and then we’d have to pray someone tripped over us.  I don’t mean to be a bad news bull or anything, but the airlock’s done.  The outer door’s gone.  are you outta your tree?  Watch your step, boys.  We’re on the way.  How’s it looking out there?” — Alex Kamal


Julie Mao, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Florence FaivreJuliette “Julie” Andromeda Mao

“Please!  Get me out of here!” — Julie Mao

“Please help me.  Is anybody there?  Please.  Please help me.” — Julie Mao

“You’re so blind and so condescending and you’re never gonna change.  If you won’t take yourself seriously as an adult, then why should I care about being your child?  You want to sell The Razorback?  Do it.  You can’t buy me off or control me anymore.  Maybe what you hate about me the most is that I remind you of yourself.” — Julie Mao

“This is Lionel Polanski.  Mission has failed.  Scopuli has been lost.  I’m aboard the Anubis, alone.  There’s something in the reactor.  It looks like it consumed everyone else.   If it’s a bio-weapon, I’ve never seen anything like it.  I have to get off this ship.  I’ll set up an O.P.A. locator beacon, and park it where no one else can find it.  But I just have to leave.  Eros station is within range of the Anubis shuttle.  I’ll be there, waiting for you.” — Julie Mao


Joe Miller, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Thomas JaneJosephus “Joe” Aloisus Miller

“Watch your eyes.  People get killed over a wrong look around here.  Time and a place.  Yeah, I’ll know.  ‘Traitor to my people.’  Come on, we have work to do.  Just tell me what happened.  Take your time.  Hmm.  If any of these guys come round again, shoah.  All right, let in the coroner.  Let him clean it up.  The thing you never see coming.  Don’t start.  You are never gonna pass for a Belter.  Every time they look at you, they’re always gonna see Earth.  Keeps the rain off my head.  All right.  See that piss-poor rock hopper down there?  He’s trying to cover it up with that baggy flight suit.  See the way the skin hangs off his bones?  You get the red eyes and the shakes when your body rejects the growth hormones.  Nah, tremors, man.  That’s from growing up in low-G.  Your muscles don’t develop right.  Someday, I’d say every Belter’s gonna look just like that.  What about me?  I am nothing like you, longbone.  Take your OPA bullshit back to the Medina, and wait for the revolution with all the rest of the victims.  Please, why don’t you go outside… lunch break’s over.” — Joe Miller

“Hey, voyu…  I’ve been looking all over for you.  Hmm.  I trust you changed those air filters, right?  Good, good.  Mid-town level… no need to pay a visit, then.  Exit for Star Helix Police and Emergency Services.  Excuse me.  Come on.  Now laws in Ceres.  Just cops.  You sidelining me, Captain?  Oh, we’re groveling to the shareholders now?  Ah.  Say no more.  Mao-Kwikowski Mercantile.  And they misplaced a daughter?  Students.  With big ideas and big mouths.  Why do her parents want her found all of a sudden?  Okay.  So… so, what’s my contract exactly?  Kidnap job.  My pleasure.” — Joe Miller

“What’s up, doll?  Yeah, he pays our bosses pretty well, too, pal.  Look, don’t try to save the whole station your first day.  Pace yourself.” — Joe Miller

“Then she can tell me that.  I’d keep an eye on that guy.  I hear he collects moon rocks in his spare time.  Hey, hey, now.  I’m just lookin’ out for you.  I need a woman’s intuition.  Oh, she’s just a missing persons case I’m not ‘permitted to discuss,’ you know.  Juliette Andromeda Mao.  She’s the richest bachelorette in the system.  now what would a rich girl do to really piss daddy off on Ceres?  Are you asking what I did?  That’s not helpful.  Come on.  Admit it.  You miss me.  You miss these little chats.” — Joe Miller

“That’s a cute kid.  How old?  Hi.  Yeah, no.  I missed that boat.  There you go, pal.  Air is good, don’t you think?  Air is nice.  Keep those filters clean, asshole.” — Joe Miller

“Who’s that?  You seem pretty sure about that.  Christ.  ‘Father, bother, poured hot coffee in the parking lot.’  ‘Father, brother, poured hot coffee in the parking lot.’  Home.  I’m home. Show me my files.  Copy all files.  Replay my last messages.  Jesus.  Spare me.  Show me my replies.  Keep it up, partner.  You’ll get there.” — Joe Miller

“She wanted this dealt with.  Yeah.  It must be my week.  New Earth partner.  Drawing all the ‘hot’ cases… it’s a long hoof from the Medina, sir.  We’ll get right on that, sir.” — Joe Miller

“See, they picked Eros to test their weapon on because they knew nobody would give a shit about 100,000 Belters.  Truth and justice.  You still believe that, after everything you saw?  Me, I don’t care much if justice gets involved.  I just… I just want them dead.  Thanks for the lift.  And the cancer.” — Joe Miller

“God, I hate space.” — Joe Miller

“We’re wasting our time here.  Let’s get out of here.  This guy’s no soldier, he’s too busy countin’ bolts.  I’m the asshole who found your operative.  Her name was Juliette Andromeda Mao.  In case you’re interested, she died, alone, on Eros, waiting for you OPA chair-jockeys to come help her.  Julie uncovered a plan to unleash this thing on Eros.  She tried to stop it, she got infected.  Eros is an experiment on Belters.  Everybody down there is dead, they’re dying, they’re being studied, like bugs under a microscope.  At least some of the people responsible for Eros are gonna be there.  No, we don’t.  That’s why we’re talking to you.  You’re the military genius.  Julie died for the Belt.  She believed everything you guys say you’re fighting for.  Don’t waste it.” — Joe Miller

“The system rules you, kid.  Always has.  You don’t choose anything.  You’re born into it, man.  One side or the other.  You play it out.  When those Inners, they figure out what’s on Eros, they’ll kill every last one of us to get it.  Belters.  Us Belters.” — Joe Miller


Dimitri Havelock, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Jay HernandezDimitri Havelock

“We could run him in for inciting.  What is welwala?  What did she mean, ‘forgotten arm?’  Coming from a guy dressed like an Earther.  What’s with the hat?  Okay, what am I looking for?  You also get that from a little too much whiskey.  I guess that’s from generations in low-G, huh?  What about you?  What’s your tell?” — Dimitri Havelock

“Any laws against beating up suspects?  I guess this guy pays well to be taken care of, huh?” — Dimitri Havelock

“Captain was pissed you weren’t around.  You seem sure it was Belters.  Maybe if everyone in Ceres had this view, they’d respect you more.” — Dimitri Havelock


Gaunt Belter, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Kyle GatehouseGaunt Belter

“Ceres was once covered in ice.  Enough water for 1,000 generations.  Until Earth and Mars stripped it away for themselves.  This station became the most vital port in the Belt.  But, the immense wealth and resources that flow through our gates were never meant for us.  Belters work the docks, loading and unloading precious cargo.  We fix the pipes and filters that keep this rock living and breathing.  We Belters toil and suffer, without hope and without end.  And for what?  One day, Mars will use its might to wrest control of Ceres from Earth, and Earth will go to war and take it back.  It’s all the same to us.  No matter who control Ceres, our home, to them, we will always be slaves.  That’s all we are to the Earthers and Dusters.  They built their solar system on our backs, spilled the blood of a million of our brothers.  But in their eyes, we’re not even human anymore.  So, the next time you look in the mirror, say the word.  Slave.  Every time we demand to be heard, they hold back our water, owka beltalowda, ration our air, ereluf beltalowda, until we crawl back into our holes, imbobo beltalowda, and do as we are told.  Hey, you, Badge.  Day’s coming soon, keya?  And when the blood is on the wall, sasa ke which side you’re on?  See you then, welwala.” — Gaunt Belter


Octavia Muss, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Athena KarkanisOctavia Muss

“Okay, I’m gonna ask you one more time.  Stop grinning like an idiot and give me your name.  I promise you things will not go well for you if you do not… Jesus, Miller!  Do you hear her?  Miller!  Hey!  Get the cuffs off.  If I want his ass kicked, I’ll do it myself.” — Octavia Muss

“Cheap-ass air filters crapped out.  Second time this month.  Really?  You wanna know what else he’s into?  Who is she?  Bang every space bucker I could find.  Oh, I’m sorry, Miler.  Did you come here for my help?  Good night, Miller.  Eat something, for God’s sake.  You look like hell.” — Octavia Muss


Captain Shaddid, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Lola GlaudiniCaptain Shaddid

“I have something for you.  New contract.  Just you.  Not Havelock.  He’s too new.  No, this is off-book.  On your own time.  A favor someone down on Earth is doing for a shareholder.  I need someone discreet.  I’ve linked you into the files.  A little lost daughter case.  Ariadne and Jules-Pierre Mao.  They’re Luna-based.  They do a lot of shipping through here.  Black sheep.  Went to college, got involved with a group called the ‘Far Horizons Foundation.’  Probably got tired of her embarrassing the old man.  It’s all in the files.  Find Julie Mao, if she’s still here on Ceres, detain her, and ship her home.” — Captain Shaddid


Ade Nygaard, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Kristen HagerAde Nygaard

“You’re entirely too good at this.  Well, then I take it back.  Sorry, cowboy, but we did.  Got it.  Next to a charted, non-belt asteroid.  Were obligated to check it out.  It’s not far out of our way, Captain.  Two days at most.  What goes around comes around.  One of these days, it’s gonna be us stranded out there.” — Ade Nygaard

“Thanks for backing me up on that distress call. I guess you really are sucking up for that XO badge.  You kidding me?  You’d be on the short path to Captain.  Well.  You know.  There’s that saying about all good things.  A couple is… hey.  There’s right now and there’s later.  Why worry about later, right?  Come on, Jim.  Lie down.  I promise I won’t lay a finger on you.” — Ade Nygaard

“Well, at least somebody has a soul.  Quit lookin’ at me, Byers, or I’ll put your lights out.  If we flip right now and burn like hell, I can get us within 50,000 clicks.  Knight, your flight plan is set.  It’ll be a two-hour trip to the tango, flying tea-kettle.  Thank you, Canterbury.  Welcome, Knight.  Godspeed.” — Ade Nygaard

“Knight, we have your rendezvous.  Advise.  Holden, advise!  What is your situation?  Please advise!  Two-four.  Closing.  Just… Jim.  There’s something you should know…” — Ade Nygaard

“Real lemons work best, if you could ever get your hands on one.  It’s a crucial part of the formula.  Neutralizes acidity, adds body, balances pH.  Something like that.  Here.  A perfect cup of coffee.  It’s an acquired taste.  Yeah.  So, wait and see.  Yeah.  Ade.  I’m the new navigator.  Jim, there’s something you should know.” — Ade Nygaard


Rebecca Byers, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Krista MorinRebecca Byers

“Shut up and fly, would ya?  I’ll buy you a bottle on Ceres.  I swear, I find the rat… any ol’ time, girl.  I ain’t goin’.  No way, no how.  Oh, great.  Then we’ll all be puking in our crash-couches while the cargo busts loose and scuttles the ship.” — Rebecca Byers


Captain McDowell, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Joe PingueCaptain McDowell

“So it goes.  It’s been a long time comin’.  What?  Look, people like you.  You get things done, and you’re gonna make a good XO.  Captain’s never wrong.  First lesson, free.  You’ve been on the Cant five years now.  Turned down two transfers.  Face it, this is your home.  It’s your family.  So, why haven’t you moved on, then?  Evolve or die.  Don’t be stupid.  One of these days, Earth and Mars are gonna bury the hatchet and hammer out a treaty.  I’m a man of great vision.  You’ll see.  Means we’ll finally get out of the ice-hauling business and into the Earth-Mars business.  Less risk, way better reward.  Maybe a chance to see Earth again.  You a ‘wanted man’ back in Montana?  Someday you’ll tell me that story.  Well, those are, uh, mine.  It’s just… there’s… I don’t care about your past.  Everybody on the Cantis hiding from something.  Hang on to this for a couple of days.  It might feel good in the pocket.  Of course we are.  I’m well aware of the statue, Ms. Nygaard.  It’s pirate bait.  A delay means we lose our berth at Ceres.  Kiss our on-time bonus goodbye.  I say we move on and let the good god Darwin sort it out.  Set the watch and proceed.  See, you’re a natural.  That was some XO shit in there.” — Captain McDowell

“That distress call we never received, it was logged with HQ.  By some anonymous, piece-o’-shit do-gooder aboard this ship.  Now, we’re forced to divert, or the firm’s legally on the hook.  Holden.  You’ll head up this rescue, or salvage, whatever we’re calling it.  Put a shuttle team together.  Is there a problem, XO?  If you see anything that seems off, you pack up the toys and come on home.  Clear to leave the barn.  Good luck.” — Captain McDowell

“Holden, a ship just appeared near your location.  It didn’t show up on any of our scopes.  We’re setting you a rendezvous point.  Get the hell back here.  Right 30, G-burn.  Do it!  Now!  Range?  Standby cargo door.  We’re on it!  Stay off this channel.” — Captain McDowell


Chrisjen Avasarala, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Shohreh AghdashlooChrisjen Avasarala

“Hey!  How many times have I told you?  This calls for tickling!  That’s the advantage of being a grandparent.  I get to hand him off to his mother.  Yes, I do.  I’m sorry.  There’s someone I need to talk to.  Not yet.” — Chrisjen Avasarala

“That’s why we need to talk, and tell the truth.  When people don’t tell the truth, it ends badly.” — Chrisjen Avasarala

“How long has he been out of the tank?  I’m sorry the gravity of a real planet hurts.  But it’s appropriate.  You wish to hurt earth.  The Earth that is now crushing your weak Belter lungs, and your fragile Belter bones.  All you have to do to make it stop is talk.  You’re an OPA terrorist.  You were carrying contraband stealth technology.  What was it for?  A whisper will do, if that’s all you can manage.  Hey.  Give him another 10 hours.  If he survives, call me.” — Chrisjen Avasarala

“He’s an O.P.A. smuggler and a terrorist.  He didn’t want to talk…” — Chrisjen Avasarala

“You know who I am?  You’re well-spoken for an O.P.A. solider.  Then for the future of both our people, I need to know how you got your hands on restricted stealth technology that could destroy the balance in the system.  Either way, it’s a lousy deal for Belters.  The O.P.A. demands legitimacy through violence.  They haven’t earned it any other way.  Have I given you the impression that I’m afraid?  You’re too modest, child.  Someone entruste d you to transport pieces of the holy grail.  The question is, who?  There are places far worse than this.  And I imagine there is a mother somewhere who’ll love to see her boy again.” — Chrisjen Avasarala

“I need him sent to Luna for deeper interrogations.  This concerns me, how?  This boy isn’t some hapless smuggler.  I believe the O.P.A. may be trying to obtain stealth weapons.  They can’t… unless they;’ve found a new friend like Mars.  That’s another thing.  I want every Martian weapons facility under a microscope.  That’s the only thing he’ll like.  I’m afraid for him.  Heaven help us all if Mars and the Belt decide to share a toothbrush.  Bold move, I’ll give him that.  The cold war is over, this is something new.” — Chrisjen Avasarala

“My father taught me something.  Never listen to what people say.  Just watch what they do.” — Chrisjen Avasarala

“Mars still hasn’t issued an official statement.  We named our planets after the ancient gods.  Deimos wasn’t a god.  He was a representation of the horrific fear that comes with war.  Can you imagine what it would be like to lose the moon?  Our moon?  to never see it in the night sky again?  What we should be doing is trying to get out of this mess while we still can.  Did you know that Martian Marines always train at one G, Earth gravity?  They fly at the speed of war.  It won’t end out there.  If we continue to force their hand, sooner or later, they will invade.  But if they do?  A few strategic bomb drops, most certainly on this wretched building, and we’ll be staring into the faces of Martian Marines.” — Chrisjen Avasarala


Jules-Pierre Mao, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, François ChauJules-Pierre Mao

“I tried to give you the best of all worlds, and you choose to live like some filthy handmaid among the riff-raff of the Solar System.  since you have no intention of returning home, I’m forced to consider selling The Razorback.  You’re naive, sweetheart.  It’s time to come home.  Please.  I’ll make everything right again.” — Jules-Pierre Mao


Sadavir Errinwright, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Shawn DoyleSadavir Errinwright

“Is it true that you had  a Belter up on hooks for 20 hours?  The Secretary-General… the Secretary-General has publicly disavowed gravity torture.  If you want to talk to that Belter, you put him in the tank.” — Sadavir Errinwright

“Let the team here go another round, they’ll break him.  They have a budget, it’s already shot to hell.  And unlike you, I have to grovel and promise and deliver to get reappointed.  You’re two heartbeats away from running the government on this planet.  Yet you’re accountable to no one.  How does that happen?  Everything is not an O.P.A. plot and if Earth can’t afford a stealth program, how can a bunch of rock-tossers?  Cold war is a bloodless war.  Mutual distrust and complete co-dependence.  Nobody wants to change that.  Least of all Mars.  They are.  You know, your Belter will like gravity on Luna better.  Heaven help your enemies, Chrisjen.  What?” — Sadavir Errinwright

“They haven’t retaliated yet, either.  It’s not the same.  From Mars, Deimos is just a little dot, the same as Venus is to us.  I know you’re worried about Arjun and the grand kids, but we’re more than capable of protecting Luna.  I’m not scared.  Our navy might be older and slower, but the numbers are still on our side.  We have enough ships to shoot theirs down.  We could knock Mars out of our sky for good.  If it comes to that.  Mars is an island.  If we cripple their navy now, they can’t touch us.  This could be our last chance to win, Chrisjen.  It’s like you always said.  ‘Earth must come first.'” — Sadavir Errinwright

“History’s written by the winners, isn’t it, Chrisjen?” — Sadavir Errinwright


Heikki Sobong, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Joe DelfinHeikki Sobong

“I’ve heard of you, yes.  Many interesting tales.  Because I’m a Belter, I’m naturally O.P.A.?  I’m just a citizen of the Belt.  I work for the future of my people as you do for yours.  You mean the balance between Earth and Mars.  No?  You talk to me through a piece of glass, you see my body which can no longer survive on the very planet that bore my great-grandmother.  Earth has created a race of exiles out in space, who have no homes to return to.  Should this go unanswered?  I don’t mean to make you afraid, madame.  Then why waste your time on a meaningless courier like myself?  Est cela, ça, madame.  I understand.  We all have our duty.” — Heikki Sobong


Fred Johnson, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Chad L. Coleman Fred Johnson, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Chad L. Coleman Fred Johnson, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Chad L. ColemanColonel Fred Johnson

“Now what story is that?  Maybe it’s the one about why the rock I sent you to exploded into a nuclear fireball?  Or what happened to the OPA operative I tasked you to find?  Or, maybe it’s the story of where the hell you’ve been since then, without one goddamn word of communication back to me.  Who the hell is this asshole?  What happened on that station?  An alien life form?  Mmm-mmm.  That’s a stealth ship.  Like the ones they used to kill the Donnager.  Slugging it out with a stealth is not gonna get it done.  If you want to take that station, you need to land an assault team.  Do you have any idea of the resistance inside?  Well, I don’t do that kind of thing anymore.  And the OPA is not an army…” — Fred Johnson

“What happened on Eros wasn’t a plague.  It was a genocide on Belters, done by those who think we’re weak.  Divided.  One thousand different tribes scattered across the Belt, who could never unite and fight back.  Well, we’re going after those who killed Eros.  Tell that to your factions.  I need 50 good fighters.  Send your best.” — Fred Johnson


Roberta Draper, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Frankie Adams Roberta Draper, The Expanse, SyFy, NBCUniversal, Amazon Prime, Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Frankie AdamsGunnery Sergeant Roberta “Bobbie” Draper

“There’s no way this goes anywhere but war.  Not today!  You hear me, soldier?  I will not have you disrespecting a fellow Martian.  He’s got as much dust in his blood as the rest of us.  Marines.  Who do we fight for?  Who do we fight for?  Suit up.   We need to train.  War is coming.” — Bobbie Draper


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