Interplanetary War

The MCRN Tachi enters battle. Image courtesy SyFy

Syfy’s “The Expanse,” based on the James S. A. Corey book series, revolves around conflict between human-seeded planetary civilizations -- namely a UN-governed Earth and an independent Martian state. How does this vision match up with futurist predictions concerning interplanetary war, the rigors of space travel and postcolonial cultural schisms? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian explore and even chat with “The Expanse” executive producer Naren Shankar.

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Outside Content:

The Expanse (SyFy)

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The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research

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Topics in this Podcast: space, war, future