38: The Expanse – Show Notes

First Segment

  • Gravity
    • Inertial Thrust
      • Maintain constant acceleration
      • 9.8 meters per second = 1G
    • Spin
      • Centripetal Force
      • Common use in hard sci-fi
      • Smaller radius requires quicker rotation
      • Exaggerates Coriolis Effect
    • Wells
      • Planet mass effects characters

Second Segment

  • James S.A. Corey = Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck
  • Ty Franck’s Early Career
  • Franck’s Ideas for a Space Epic
    • Based on Alfred Bester’s My Stars My Destination
  • Massive Multiplayer Opportunity
  • Post-To-Play Forum
    • Early storyline and characters inspiration
  • Daniel Abraham’s Early Career
    • The Long Price Quartet and Black Sun’s Daughter
  • The New Mexico Critical Mass
  • Abraham’s Realizing Frank’s RPG Would Be a Great Novel
  • The Writing Process
  • Pitching to Publishers
    • Orbit Books
  • The Release and Reception of Leviathan Awakes
  • TV in 2012
    • Changed by Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead
  • Ben Cook and Jason Brown
    • Hired Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby – From Children of Men and Iron Man
    • Pitching to Franck and Abraham
  • ScyFy’s Interest
  • ScyFy Channels Resurgence
    • Returning to the Battlestar Galactica mode
    • Investment from Comcast
  • Scyfy’s Plan for The Expanse
  • Stats

Third Segment

  • Diversity of the Cast
  • Book v Show
  • Claire’s Excitement
  • Favorite Characters
  • James S.A. Corey’s Involvement in the TV Show
  • Caltech and JPL panel and woman and diversity