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 Posted:   Nov 27, 2015 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So the first episode of the new SyFy space opera, based on the novels by James S.A. Corey (a pseudonym for two authors, both closely associated with George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame), is now free to legally watch online: http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/videos/101-dulcinea

SyFy is really pushing their adult genre dramas now, with this show leading the pack, so I'm very curious to see how it works out.

Score is by Clinton Shorter, who's done a lot of TV work but is probably best known here for District 9 and Pompeii.

I'm about to watch the pilot, will chime back in with impressions of the score later today.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2015 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Watched the pilot yesterday - and I have read all 5 books in the series. The show is excellent, better than I'd hoped it would be.

The music was well done - but I am looking forward to hearing more as the major plot points are established. Didn't get to hear enough score to establish if specific character themes were present yet.

I highly recommend the show.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2015 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I am also going to guess that this will probably be a Varese Sarabande release. Can't wait.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Season one just finished and I absolutely loved the score - has anyone heard any rumblings about a release?

The show blew me away, truly a fantastic production and nailed the story from the books. Amazing.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2016 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Shorter is also doing terrific work on a new USA sci-fi show, The Colony, which is an excellent program so far...

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2016 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Loved this show! Score was mostly subtle, but good hook for the theme.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2016 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, I've been thoroughly enjoying this show too -- seems like SyFy-produced shows are getting better and better (although the other premiere last year, the mini-series CHILDHOOD'S END, was back to more shaky SyFy ground).

I hope there will be a second season!

(and don't say anything about the last two episodes. Haven't seen them yet!).

Shorter did brilliant work on POMPEII -- my favourite of his (even above DISTRICT 9), and I notice some good things here and there in this show as well. Hope it gets a release, so that I can sample it, at the very least.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2016 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I haven't read the books, but I thoroughly enjoyed the show, with its “no simple answer” politics and what seems like a genuine respect for science. I particularly liked how the big space battle wasn't a thrilling roller-coaster ride, but a tense game of waiting in a tin can.

The score was very low-key, but effective. I will probably notice more when I watch the season again.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2016 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I had a teeny tiny part in the first season. Got blowed up real good.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2016 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

The books are fantastic & I've been enjoying the series very much. Yes, it has been renewed for a 2nd season.

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2016 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Coming soon from Lakeshore Records! - MAY 20TH



Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to The Expanse, the 10-hour Syfy series which premiered in December 2015. The album features score by Clinton Shorter (Pompeii, District 9) and will be released on May 20. More soundtrack details are forthcoming.

Academy Award®-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot and serve as writers, as well as executive producers and showrunners. Executive producer Naren Shankar (CSI, Farscape) joins Fergus and Ostby as showrunners. Award-winning director Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Suits, Better Call Saul) directed the first two episodes of the series.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Love the music in Season One.

Anyone heard anything about season two? Hoping Mr. Shorter returns.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2017 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I think season 2 is starting just about now, but I have no idea about soundtrack releases.

I also think Shorter is doing some fine work on COLONY -- another very entertaining sci fi show (although not quite as cerebral and complex as THE EXPANSE).

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2017 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Aside from his early score to Contraband, Shorter's never really impressed me -- until The Expanse! He's really owning this show and has done a terrific job. Bless iTunes for releasing it. Hope future seasons get score releases, and wouldn't mind a Colony release either.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2017 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Last week's episode was the best in the series so far, and the score really nailed it - Hope some of those pieces are on a volume 2 release! Wow.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2017 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Just renewed for season 3! big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2017 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just renewed for season 3! big grin

Aagh, I got my hopes up and thought there was a Volume 2 announcement. frown

Probably (hopefully) sooner or later...

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2018 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Season Three starts tonight!

Still hoping for a Season 2 OST release, Lakeshore Records retweeted a tweet of mine today about it - here's hoping!

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2018 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Landstander   (Member)

This just came to my attention. Season 1 released in FLAC on Bandcamp.

https://clintonshorter.bandcamp.com/album/the-expanse-original-television-soundtrack

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2018 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

My goodness. The music at the end of the most recent episode in Season 3 (Six: Immolation) was just gorgeous! Stunning chorales, and lovely scoring. I really hope there's more music coming. I know what's coming per reading the books, but now I'm just more excited about the music!

 
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