The Expanse Trivia

The Expanse Trivia

 

The Expanse Trivia

The name of the ship, Rocinante, is the name of Don Quixote’s horse from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The episode names Dulcinea and Windmills may also be allusions to the novel.


Tycho Station is likely a nod to Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). Brahe was a Danish nobleman renowned for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations. He is considered one of the first competent minds in modern astronomy.


Thomas Jane who plays Detective Joe Miller lost a lot of weight and with it most of his hunky appearance to reflect that in Ceres’ lower gravity people stretch out and become lanky.


The final episode of season 1 bears the title of the first book in the series “Leviathan Wakes”


Just like today, there are several slang or slur words used to describe the different members of a solar society: Earther: someone from Earth Duster: Martians Skinnies/Belters: people from the asteroid belt and associated space stations.


In the Season 2 episode “Pyre,” Prax arrives at Tycho Station aboard the freighter “Jefferson Mays.” Jefferson Mays is a noted audio book narrator who provided the voice for the audio book editions of several novels in the Expanse series.


Elias Toufexis, who plays Kenzo in the first season, has vast experience in Performance Capture. After his character arc ended in the last scene of season 1, the producers asked him to come back and play the Hybrid creature for season 2 through Performance Capture. He has since been in every season playing the hybrid monsters or even occasionally other soldiers or cast members bodies. The producers have promised to “kill Elias every season in some way”


S3, E2. When a ship receives a message from a space suit, the message console displays “TK4.21” a reference to a stormtrooper in Star Wars. “TK 421, why aren’t you at your post?”. It also has an 1138, a popular Easter egg reference to a George Lucas film THX1138.


SyFy Channel cancelled the series in early 2018 just before airing its third season. Later that year it was announced by show producers that had Amazon picked up the show for season four.


After Amazon picked the show up, the show’s crew comissioned and worked with YouTuber Spacedock (an admitted fan of both the show and books) to produce a series of videos fleshing out the ships seen in the show. As there’s not as much detail about them as there are with ships from other franchises, Spacedock did have to devise some things from scratch. Most notable is a consistent scheme for how components are named by the UN and MCR.


 

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