The Expanse Catch-All

Apparently filming for season 5 wrapped before the virus started closing everything down, so the release may not be that affected by the current state of the world. That’s assuming the post-production can be done remotely I guess.

I hope so. More Expanse would be very good.

Unfortunately there's "a thing" brewing that involves the show.

Earlier this week multiple women came forward and accused Cas Anvar (Alex) of sexually harassing them at cons and through social media and one woman who said he assaulted her when she was 17. r/TheExpanse has a list and links of the accusations.

Daniel, Ty, Naren Shankar, the show runner, and Alcon, the production company that makes the show, are all aware and Alcon has launched an internal investigation. Judging by Daniel's and Ty's tweets, they're not f*cking around.

The author(s) tweeted about it as well. Been watching it for a couple days. Investigation announcement this morning.

That sucks, but the show can survive without him. Alex was always a sort of secondary character and the story is about to have an existing side character become a regular part of the crew anyway. Let them take over piloting.

What a jerk. How hard is it to just not sexually assault anyone? I mean really?

How hard is it to value women?
I guess it is much like asking someone to wear a mask these days...

ALex in the show is much less important than alex in the books even. Greener, less integrated. However i will miss the Alex/Bobby plotline. At this point i'm honestly not sure if i would rather them write off alex or recast him. i can think of a handful of indian or south asian actors who could do the part justice.

Totally recast. No question.

BadKen wrote:

What a jerk. How hard is it to just not sexually assault anyone? I mean really?

It's all still allegations.

It's more than one. Rather than assuming a celebrity is incapable of abusing it, it's far better believe the victims.

slazev wrote:
BadKen wrote:

What a jerk. How hard is it to just not sexually assault anyone? I mean really?

It's all still allegations.

There are a LOT of allegations. with screenshots.

Yeah I see it's up to 20+ now, sheesh. Fire and jail the f*cker. We'll learn to love a new pilot.

Well then, it's definitely fair game.

Yeah, I think they could carry the series fine without Alex. They'll need someone at the helm, but his personal stories were never all that interesting. Mostly he was just Bad Father, Good Pilot, and if they really care about that kinda boring subplot, the replacement could have the issue instead. And the Alex and Bobbi interactions were fun, but it doesn't have to be Alex specifically. The replacement could do that fine.

I'm honestly fine with whatever they do, but I think it will be less jarring for people who don't know the books if they write him out of the series instead of recasting him.

His connection and insight into Mars and Duarte are important i think, but those plot points can be very easily shifted over to Bobby. I will be sad to lose the Alex Bobby friend dynamic tho

He's sucked out to space with a crack in his helmet. All the pressure and vaccum stuff re-arranges his face and plastic surgery happens.

It would be less weird than have Avasarala's husband suddenly lose his full head of hair and get 20 years younger.

Yeah the Arjun recast was jarring. He's not even a similar personality.

1Dgaf wrote:

He's sucked out to space with a crack in his helmet. All the pressure and vaccum stuff re-arranges his face and plastic surgery happens.

Shrapnel to the face and plastic surgery? Change his last name to Knight? Cast William Daniels as the voice of the ship?

Stele wrote:
1Dgaf wrote:

He's sucked out to space with a crack in his helmet. All the pressure and vaccum stuff re-arranges his face and plastic surgery happens.

Shrapnel to the face and plastic surgery? Change his last name to Knight? Cast William Daniels as the voice of the ship?

:D

And they can park the ship in a big 18-wheeler.

1Dgaf wrote:

*video*

Can't play in USA.

How odd. It's deepfake Arnold Schwarzenegger playing all the roles in the credits to Knight Rider.

Plain link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC-S...

It seems NBC has blocked it in the US.