If you’re not already watching “The Expanse” on Amazon Prime Video right now, go and do so immediately. If you watch every episode without stopping for sleep or sustenance, you might just make it before the conclusion to the entire series that airs today (Jan. 14).
Space.com had a chance to talk to “The Expanse” actors Cara Gee, who plays Camina Drummer and Keon Alexander, who plays Marco Inaros.
Drummer is a very serious character and rightly so. She’s had to cope with the loss of Klaes Ashford, her mentor and friend. Her spine was also broken while she commanded the OPA Behemoth in the Slow Zone Incident. Both of these things can take the wind out your sails. Gee, on the other side, is riding the storm with her head held high. How does Gee prepare for her role change from reality to role?
“I dive into drummer like face first, every chance I get,” she laughs. “They give us these amazing words and her voice and makeup, as it is, it’s a gift to be transformed so completely. “
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Alexander’s role is no picnic either. To put it bluntly, Marco Inaros is insane and to deliver a performance as convincing as Alexander has, you have to wonder if it’s difficult to let go, once your head is in that space.
“I feel like I’m still deconstructing some of the ways that he’s gotten intertwined with me, so yes, absolutely. He is there, I’m sure. Alexander stated that there are parts of each of us that look like him. “It’s been an interesting thing to step away from him, for sure a process. “
This sixth and final season picks up with the solar system engaged in all-out war, as Marco Inaros continues to launch devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars. However, both Gee and Alexander joined the story after it was already airing Syfy, the former in 2017 in “Doors & Corners” (S02, E02) and the latter in 2019 in “Retrograde” (S04, E04). They must have remembered something about “The Expanse” from all the time.
“It’s OK…you can tell them…” Alexander says to Gee, laughing. “She took Marco Inaros’ underwear. Yeah, she liberated Marco’s underwear…”
And if you want to hear more on that story…you’ll need to watch the video above.
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It’s sad to think the show is coming to an end, but we’ll get to see Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper), Jim Holden (Steven Strait), Amos Burton (Wes Chatham) as well as Clarissa Mao (Nadine Nicole), Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) and Bobbie Draper (Frankie Adams) joining Gee and Alexander for the show’s gripping finale on Friday.
Might be time to indulge in a series re-watch.
This is the last season that Amazon Prime Video is going to produce. This brings us to book 6 “Babylon’s Ashes”, by James S. A. Corey, the pen name of Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham. In the overall story, there is a 28-year gap between the events of “Babylon’s Ashes” and book 7, “Persepolis Rising,” so this seems like a natural place to break. The final book in the series, the ninth novel, “Leviathan Falls” is out now.
Season 6 consists of just six episodes, each about an hour long. The sixth and final episode, “Babylon’s Ashes,” drops on Amazon Prime TV today ( Jan. 14).
Scott was devastated when his application for the NASA astronaut training program was rejected. He was just like any 6-year-old boy. Instead, he decided to write about science, technology, and space exploration. He graduated from The University of Coventry, and then received his training at Fleet Street in London. He hopes to become the first space journalist. Follow Scott @LorumIpsum on Twitter