Beltalowda – 307 – Delta-V

SyFy’s The Expanse experiences some time dilation as we leap ahead and then try to catch up with what’s happened in the appropriately named “Delta-V”.  We discuss the leadership crisis looming aboard the Behemoth, the documentary crew’s agenda with the Roci, try to sleuth out the loyalties of a deadly new saboteur, and look for clues about the nature of Bobby and Alex’s long distance relationship.  All this, some #SaveTheExpanse talk, and feedback from your fellow fans!

Beltalowda – 306 – Immolation

In the latest episode of SyFy’s The Expanse, “Immolation”, James and Naomi heal their rift, Bobby and Cotyar find a measure of redemption and peace with two very different outcomes, Fred Johnson takes another step forward as a major power broker in the system, and Prax finds out he’s not that guy… but that’s okay because Amos totally is.  We also talk about a part of the show that sucks hard core… which is the business part where SyFy wants to cancel the show despite it being the best sci-fi show in the 21st century!  #SaveTheExpanse!

Beltalowda – 305 – Triple Point

This week’s episode of SyFy’s The Expanse, “Triple Point”, finds our crew preparing to storm Io and rescue Prax’s daughter by force, only to find a sizable portion of both Earth and Mars’ fleets converging upon them. The final 15 minutes of this episode might well be the most tense The Expanse has ever been. Meanwhile, Jules-Pierre Mao and Dr. Strickland make a break through, Alex gets another missive from home, Amos is really worried about what he and his fellow crew members’ hi-jinks are doing to poor Prax, Avasarala lies, and James and Naomi find common ground. Next week promises to be amazing, see you then!

Beltalowda – 304 – Reload

“Reload”, the latest installment of SyFy’s The Expanse, is an accurate title for the episode, as the Rocinante gets creative in order to literally reload itself, while our favorite characters spend the episode positioning themselves for their next act, metaphorically reloading the show. Meanwhile, we ask the important questions; what is Red Kibble made of? Why did Amos show up late to the bullet party? And is The Expanse shipping Bobby and Alex?! All this plus lots of feedback including Reddit delivering on the promise of Martian blue grass!

Beltalowda – 303 – Assured Destruction

The latest episode of SyFy’s The Expanse, “Assured Destruction” could be subtitled: “When Amos Meets Bobby”, because that happened, and it’s pretty awesome. After that, we have to content ourselves will small potato stuff like interplanetary nuclear brinksmanship, child experimentation, evil admirals, and the deaths of millions.  Snooze! Then things pick back up when Alex makes Naomi some love lasagna. We also got some interesting feedback from actual jet pilots and physicists among others to take us and The Expanse to some light task about our discussion of high G and Amos related physics. I don’t care what the scientists say, Amos can defy gravity.  See ya next week!

Beltalowda – 302 – IFF

A.Ron and Jim can feel the g-forces as the latest episode of SyFy’s The Expanse continues to accelerate in “IFF”.  More awesome, clever space action sequences, some great character development with Prax, Bobby, and Chrisjen, and a deft introduction to a new character, Anna, combine to entertain and intrigue. Is Errinwright about to be at the end of his rope? Is Mao more of a softy than he initially let on? Will the combined crews of the Rocinante and Razorback be able to turn the tide of war?  Find out with us next week!

Beltalowda – 301 – Fight or Flight

Jim and A.Ron are very impressed with the premiere of the third season of SyFy’s The Expanse, “Fight or Flight”.  Great special effects and even better writing, much depends on the complex balance of politics across the solar system, and between the crew of the Rocinante Pinus Contorta.  Anytime you can mix great drama with spectacular action sequences you’ve got a hit in our books, and we’re thrilled to have The Expanse back in our lives!

Beltalowda – Season Three Preview Podcast

Jim and A.Ron talk about the upcoming season three of SyFy’s The Expanse.  We talk about our experience with the show (and Jim’s recent experience reading the first three books in the series by James S. A. Corey) and our thoughts about where we left off last season and where we think we’re headed.  Other topics include our spoiler policy, our favorite characters, the Rocinante’s power level, and much more.

Mr. Robot – 310 – eps3.9_shutdown -r

USA’s Mr. Robot wraps things up in a very unconventional and yet extremely satisfying way in the aptly named “shutdown -r”.  That’s the console command to reboot a system, in case you didn’t know, and that’s pretty much what we have here, a complete return to the beginning, with Eliot having not much to show for it other than hard won knowledge of his true enemy.  Will he be able to use it to effectively fight the Prices, White Roses, and Dark Armies of the world?  Or will he be forced to accept Ms. Rose’s advances?  Season three has been a delight from start to finish, and we can’t wait to see it come back.  In the meantime, stick around!  There’s lots more Bald Move to come in the new year. See you then!

Mr. Robot – 309 – eps3.8_stage3.torrent

The latest episode of USA Network’s Mr. Robot, “eps3.8_stage3.torrent” manages to raise a lot of questions that we’re hoping to get at least some answers to for the finale next week.  Has Elliot really managed to “own” the Dark Army, or is this an elaborate rope a dope once again by White Rose?  Is Phillip Price really out of plays?  Who’s driving the van that picks up the now super crazy Angela?  Is Dom and Darlene secretly working together to out Santiago as Dark Army’s rat inside the FBI?  And for the love of God, what exactly is White Rose up to?!  See you next week where we can find out together!