The Expanse Season Two Trailers Show That Despite Colonizing Mars, Humanity Hasn’t Come Very Far At All

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So much sci-fi is set in an idealized future in which humanity has figured everything out; in which our only enemies are those outside our species and humanity is a beacon to which other species should aspire. SyFy’s The Expanse is not that show. This show is all about reminding us that technological advancement and evolution as a species don’t necessarily have anything to do with each other.

The first trailer above focuses on the imminent conflict between Earth and humanity’s Mars colony, as well as the more action-y, show-piece elements of the show. The trailer below, however, gets into the nitty-gritty of human beings and their politics and deception:

My wife has been nagging me to watch The Expanse for the better part of a year, both for its quality storytelling and its inclusive cast, but I’ve kept putting it off. Watching these trailers though…I’m thinking I need to catch up before the Season Two premiere! What do you think? Any Expanse fans in the house?

The Expanse returns to SyFy with a two-episode Season Two premiere on February 1st.

(via /Film, image via screencap)

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