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The Expanse S6E01 Explained

  • Published on Nov 26, 2022

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  • Dave Dogge
    Dave Dogge 10 months ago +57

    stunning TV series, I've not seen such a great sci-fi show since 2004's Battlestar Galactica. It's been a long time.

  • michaelmaage
    michaelmaage 10 months ago +33

    What a great message about the need of collaboration and seeing eye to eye, to avoid exploitation that can lead to suffering, terrorism and war... Thanks... Amazon...

    • michaelmaage
      michaelmaage 9 months ago +1

      ​@Merryl Derrickson You not understanding the reference to working condition at Amazon makes your rambling rather embarrassing.
      Here ill help you a little:
      Amazon is a company that keeps their "workers" in a state of poverty, while denying them basic needs like for example sick-leave or even using a freaking restroom, while at the same (according to The National Labor Relations Board), have violated numerous labor laws like the violation in Bessemer, Alabama or the firing of Daequan Smith just to mention a few, all in order to deny their workers the right to unionize.
      Are you really that dense, or are you just pretending with your out of place "whataboutsim" about Hollywood (and the global elite I presume) are propagandizing for a global government?

    • Merryl Derrickson
      Merryl Derrickson 9 months ago

      yeah, nothing says "utopia" like hollywood sponsored doomsday scenarios being shoved down our throats, in turn manufacturing hollow legitimacy from nitwit civilians who beg-for and think global governance is necessary on the basis of "collaboration and seeing eye to eye"
      go back to the picture books kiddo. you're more likely to think organic thoughts

  • SCP Database
    SCP Database 10 months ago +45

    Pretty interesting the Belters ignore the fact Earth was filled with people suffering and struggling to get by.
    Good example of class struggles and the misdirected anger

    • AnimeCatalog
      AnimeCatalog 3 months ago

      @hackatthekeyboard there probably are, just not enough to want war, or terrorism

    • Average Alien
      Average Alien 7 months ago

      Nothing to do with class really. Marxism really has poisoned the mind of the masses, hasn't it?

    • hackatthekeyboard
      hackatthekeyboard 7 months ago +4

      Honestly it's unrealistic that there wouldn't be any movements on earth sympathetic to belters. Likewise that there wouldn't be belters connecting their experience of colonization with those victimized the same way on Earth. It's an interesting series but the authors' radical centrist politics and relatively shallow understanding of colonialism definitely hamper the world building.

  • Rob Petrizzi
    Rob Petrizzi 10 months ago +30

    Was waiting for this! and happy to see the book comparisons peppered throughout. Ive been holding off on reading book 9 until the show concludes. Happy to get more Expanse content through you.

  • X X
    X X 10 months ago +11

    Love these videos and the show. Sucks Amazon only allowed them to make 6 episodes.

  • irvin chung
    irvin chung 10 months ago +8

    are you going to do an alt shift x video for the rest of the books now that the show is over? would def watch

  • Chris Stiless
    Chris Stiless 10 months ago +3

    Need to see your take on the season as a whole, loving the content!

  • Steve
    Steve 9 months ago +11

    DO ARCANE! I know you can breeze through all the lore, short stories, event history, and comics of the LOL canon universe, and then apply it to your style of video about the Arcane series! That would be epic!

  • Chandler Ashton
    Chandler Ashton 10 months ago +6

    I could listen to this guys voice all day, would love if he narrated an audiobook

  • Nathaniel
    Nathaniel 8 months ago

    I miss Alt Shift X. I hope he considers doing a video on the second season of Raised by Wolves. I loved the first vid.

  • Maciej M
    Maciej M 10 months ago +1

    Cool stuff guys, thanks for the book intel 👍

  • jadknew
    jadknew 10 months ago +1

    Love this show and the books!

  • Iron Reed
    Iron Reed 7 months ago

    "But Amos made friends with her"..."and nobody else was willing to argue with Amos about it...or anything, ever".

  • Tamagothchi
    Tamagothchi 4 months ago

    Jared Harris is just really good as a sci fi political negotiator I guess lol, he's a very similar character here as in Foundation

  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  10 months ago +17

    Watch the Expanse S6E06 Finale video here! x-vid.net/video/GC2SWDQhYkY/video.html
    It's on an Amazon X-vid channel for now. Dune video next!

    • The Difference
      The Difference 10 months ago +1

      Can't wait to watch this later! Have you covered any of the other eps from this season besides the first one?

    • Jamaphy
      Jamaphy 10 months ago


  • Fishing4Happiness
    Fishing4Happiness 10 months ago

    Great recap and narrative voice... subbed!

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 8 months ago +3

    I'm really enjoying your calm and complete narratives of The Expanse - great job, thanks. I was so disappointed in Season 6 that felt so rushed and slipshod, but your filling it out a bit makes it make more sense.

  • strange144
    strange144 10 months ago +3

    I'd love to watch this but I still want to read the books and the first couple of minutes quoted directly from them, so I'll come back once I've read them all :)

  • D G
    D G 10 months ago +1

    Surprised this channel hasn't covered the Dune series

  • Travis
    Travis 10 months ago +6

    Season 6 was actually one of my favorite. It was absolutely better than seasons 4 and 5.

    • Travis
      Travis 6 months ago

      I really liked the first three as well.

    • Aggelikos 88
      Aggelikos 88 6 months ago

      5 is the best actually. 6 is ok kinda. Needed more time

    • Average Alien
      Average Alien 7 months ago

      Definitely not. 4 and 5 were brilliant. Actually all of them were brilliant

    • aaron4820
      aaron4820 9 months ago +1

      That's such an interesting take, for me it felt like barely anything happened and the antagonist taken out in the most anti climatic way possible...

  • Jonny- B
    Jonny- B 10 months ago +1

    I did like how in the end Marco was just another tool for an Inner, Duarte.

    • April Rants
      April Rants 7 months ago

      Marco was always an obvious puppet.

  • superp25
    superp25 10 months ago +4

    REALLY confusing to get an episode 1 video the day of the finale promoted WITH the finale video. Are you going to do individual videos for each episode?

    • E J
      E J 10 months ago +1

      @Johnismybestfriend thanks for exposing that. I have no issue with that. I want alt shift x to get paid.

    • Johnismybestfriend
      Johnismybestfriend 10 months ago +6

      @MK This video was originally released on the Amazon Prime UK channel when the first episode was released. They probably had some sort of a deal where they could only upload this on their own channel at a later date.
      Just as right now the season finale explanation is only visible on the Amazon Prime UK channel, which will probably be uploaded at a later date on the Alt-Shift-X page.

    • MK
      MK 10 months ago +2

      Right? Am I crazy or did balls get dropped on getting these videos out in a timely manner?

  • Filefish
    Filefish 10 months ago +1

    Excellent as always.

  • Brad McMinn
    Brad McMinn 10 months ago +14

    This season was 4 episodes of nothing, then 2 where something actually happened, then its over. Extremely dissapointing end to a show that started out so strong (not quite GoT level bad, thank god). I guess the show runners are hoping some other service will pick it up.

    • Average Alien
      Average Alien 7 months ago +2

      Not really, ended pretty well actually. Tied it all up despite the limitations of the budget. Only 6 episodes and still perfectly executed

  • Parietal Polymath
    Parietal Polymath 10 months ago

    I literally didnt know this was an Alt Shift X video for a whole day. Alty, do me a favor and take bonsai pops initiative and have a video on your youtube goals. I want more ASX content, and im looking for your patreon lol. Make it easy for us to support you by reminding us we can.

    • Jonny- B
      Jonny- B 10 months ago +1

      There's a link to his Patreon in the description... And nah, I appreciate the lack of "like, subscribe, support us on patreon" yada yada yada

  • Ducsmutter
    Ducsmutter 10 months ago +2

    Thank you for telling us about this amazing series, I just started to watch it because you introduced the universe on your channel. I hope there's more you want to tell us about :)

  • Jesse
    Jesse 9 months ago +1

    Wes Chatham needs every stud role thrown at him.

  • Verm1n
    Verm1n 10 months ago +1

    Well if they cant be bothered finishing the story I can't be bothered watching it. I guess I'll skip this season and read the books instead.

    • April Rants
      April Rants 7 months ago

      They weren’t given a choice

  • harshly
    harshly 9 months ago

    I would really recommend you to explore the lore of Attack on Titan

  • Jesse
    Jesse 9 months ago

    Can you explain the rest now? Why couldn’t they just finish it out? Sigh. You are a saint, new shows are a pain.

  • Robert Leather
    Robert Leather 10 months ago

    Greek mythology point, but Atlas doesn't hold the world, he holds the sky on his shoulders.

  • Jagroop Bajwa
    Jagroop Bajwa 9 months ago +2

    Hey man, would love if you started watching the Witcher! The show seems to have a deep / intertwined plot which seems to relate to the type of content u make. Loved your GoT stuff!

  • Jon Baxter
    Jon Baxter 10 months ago

    Anderson Dawes is missed,,, hope he is in the last series next.

  • Joe G
    Joe G 8 months ago +1

    Alt Shift X, are you going to make videos re the last three books? I just finished them...

  • HalbrandNation
    HalbrandNation 8 months ago

    Will you do a video series about the new lord of the rings show ?

  • abraxas365
    abraxas365 10 months ago +3

    I like The Expanse - even more, after I rewatched it twice.
    BUT... the pacing is awful, and season 6 is starting out awfully slow, considering it's the final season and there's still a metric shit ton of stuff to wrap up.

    • Kyle
      Kyle 10 months ago +1

      They get it all wrapped up except the laconia stuff which they clearly leave set up for a movie.

  • Mason Seymour
    Mason Seymour 10 months ago +4

    He’s back!

  • Erik H
    Erik H 10 months ago +4

    Too bad we haven't seen an analysis on Dark

  • SparkyFister
    SparkyFister 10 months ago

    Nowhere in the show do they say Sanjrani is nonbinary.

  • Connor Dorman
    Connor Dorman 8 months ago

    Hi please consider covering other book content, specifically Dragon Age The Stolen Throne which while based on the game series, is a prequel. I wasn't so sure about it at the start but by the end I'd argue Maric, Rowan and Loghain had some of the best character progression in fiction, if also some of the darkest.

  • Aleksandar Ivanov
    Aleksandar Ivanov 10 months ago

    Dead Alex ? wtf were the producers thinking ?

  • 77sheep
    77sheep 10 months ago +2

    im sure it was part of the sponsorship on the other video but the constant allusions to amazon x ray then clicking on bonus episodes and the fact that there are three more books that *could* be adapted someday got kinda funny. glad you got the bag tho.

  • Rishi Paul
    Rishi Paul 10 months ago +15

    How much do the books explain the truth behind the entities, builders, and protomolecules? I assume it's left a mystery for the most part, but I'd love to get that origin.

    • Kyle
      Kyle 10 months ago +2

      We learn a ton about the ptotomolecue builders. The gate entities are basically was they should not have fucked with. We of course fuck with both because human.

    • Thomas Langford
      Thomas Langford 10 months ago +4

      We are eventually given plenty of historical and biological background info on the protomolecule builders. We get much less about the gate entities, but that's because they are essentially unknowable and God like.
      The best thing about the expanse is that we are always eventually given good answers to our questions based in science or understandable character choices.

    • MK
      MK 10 months ago +8

      Last 3 novels delved into it. A lot. I'm reading them all a second time now they're the best arc in the whole series.

  • Mark Lewis
    Mark Lewis 10 months ago +3

    Love your vids, are you gonna be making game of thrones videos anytime soon?

    • Hasan Salih Aktaş
      Hasan Salih Aktaş 10 months ago +3

      @Alt Shift X lets gooo boiz we got the FCKIN DUUUUUNEEE

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  10 months ago +16

      Thanks! Next video is about Dune. Then an ASOIAF vid like the Tyrion one. And this year, House of the Dragon!

  • April Rants
    April Rants 7 months ago +1

    I’m still not over the Mormon Spaceship

  • Jon Baxter
    Jon Baxter 10 months ago

    How am I just finding out this is back on?

  • Bjorn Louw
    Bjorn Louw 10 months ago +1

    Cover "THE WHEEL OF TIME!!!!" If you have time!!
    Love your content! Brilliant!

  • MetalSpiderPig
    MetalSpiderPig 10 months ago

    Huh, so it's "welwala"... I guess "well voilà" doesn't make that much sense lol

  • brownie
    brownie 9 months ago

    i already know alt shift x fans hyped for house of the dragon videos

  • Jesse
    Jesse 9 months ago +1

    This show Game Of Thrones’ed itself.

  • Weeohhweeohh
    Weeohhweeohh 10 months ago +14

    I'm happy with the series as a whole but Cara and her father's actors are so wooden. Take me out of all the Linconian scenes.

    • Weeohhweeohh
      Weeohhweeohh 10 months ago +3

      @doubledown0411 I think the TV writers wanted to leave an obvious thread hanging. It was necessary if they want to eventually do the last three books but it just didn't work for me. It's a shame they didn't just do a 3 or 4 episode mini series based on "Strange Dogs".

    • doubledown0411
      doubledown0411 10 months ago +4

      The Laconian stuff doesn't work at all in my opinion. I also don't know what non-book readers are even getting out of it. I know why Cara, Xan and Laconia are important, but I can't imagine show only people caring at all. It doesn't seem connected to anything.

    • Sorenkair
      Sorenkair 10 months ago +3

      why tf are they holding an open casket for a kid

  • Cody Schwarz
    Cody Schwarz 10 months ago

    Week 3 of being subbed, still no “The real Stannis Baratheon” video

  • OutlΔwStΔr🏴‍☠️
    OutlΔwStΔr🏴‍☠️ 9 months ago +1

    Will you be doing new season of Raised By Wolves?????

  • í
    í 9 months ago

    can you PLEASE explain American Gods to us? Pretty plz?

  • jackisme 1993
    jackisme 1993 10 months ago +1

    Clarissa "Flat Packed A Man" Mao.

  • larry zhou
    larry zhou 8 months ago +1

    Hey it just occurred to me. Have you considered making an Elden Ring Video?

  • T'pulz
    T'pulz 10 months ago

    Hipster feels in space.

  • GGGoller
    GGGoller 10 months ago +1

    Aaaahhh yes, the ageold question:
    What da dog doing?

  • sandeep krish
    sandeep krish 10 months ago

    Broo pls do a red wedding 2.0 theory and similar kinda video pls pls pls

  • smoke kush
    smoke kush 9 months ago

    AltShifX please cover Rings of power tv show when it comes out you make the best videos!

  • Boxxy Lego Playmobil
    Boxxy Lego Playmobil 10 months ago +1

    uhhhhhh what happened to seasons 3-5 wtf have i been in a coma for 3 years

  • Admiral Spaceballs
    Admiral Spaceballs 10 months ago

    i'm having a deja vu , is this an re-upload

  • RPG Haven
    RPG Haven 10 months ago +3

    I want to care, but The Expanse went woke. I bowed out during season 5. What a shame Amazon let activist weirdos run this franchise into the ground.

  • T K421
    T K421 10 months ago

    Your voice is so good, i'm gonna marry some one from the UK.

  • dioogo
    dioogo 10 months ago

    Dude i miss you from game of thrones

    AIDAN ZUBAK 8 months ago

    Hey man, can you make a video explaining the lore of Elden Ring. No one does it better. Cheers bro

  • Sir Crapalot
    Sir Crapalot 10 months ago +3

    S6 has some of the best character development and combat in the entire series!
    This show and its source material are too good to stop now. There’s three more books with major storylines to conclude. I hope Alcon gets to do them justice.

    • GCarsk
      GCarsk 10 months ago

      @Kyle 3 movies, sure. One? That would be way too rushed. I don't want a GoT ending just to have an ending.

    • Kyle
      Kyle 10 months ago

      They could finish it up with a movie.

  • Bartosz Włodarczyk
    Bartosz Włodarczyk 10 months ago

    Alt Schwift X > Alt Shift X and it's not even close

  • Colleen Trodge
    Colleen Trodge 9 months ago

    Wheres the video about the end?

  • JoniukasVader
    JoniukasVader 10 months ago +2

    Back is Shifty

  • S1L3NT G4M3R
    S1L3NT G4M3R 10 months ago


  • Wdf1987
    Wdf1987 10 months ago

    Does it really need an explanation? It's all pretty straightforward. Discussion, sure, but not explanation

  • VenomSward
    VenomSward 10 months ago

    Oooooooooh my God!

    SHARK VADER 10 months ago +3


  • thesweatydrummer
    thesweatydrummer 10 months ago

    The way this season ends is extremely disappointing. While I understand that this is supposed to be IT, I hope they have some kind of plan to finish the books.

  • BackwardshturT
    BackwardshturT 10 months ago

    Man you gotta put game of thrones videos barely anyone is going to watch these video

  • Nekire Legad
    Nekire Legad 10 months ago


  • Орифлейм
    Орифлейм 10 months ago

    Waiting for Dune video

  • Evigmae VonBenerot
    Evigmae VonBenerot 10 months ago

    You should do The Wheel of Time

  • orkinho1
    orkinho1 10 months ago +1

    I lol'd at the Sanjrani being non binary bit.

  • Scyths1
    Scyths1 10 months ago +5

    Genuine question, why did they feel the need to change Sanjrani from a male to a non-binary character ? What does it add to the show exactly ?

    • damned4lif3
      damned4lif3 10 months ago

      "the message" - hollywood

    • Novenae
      Novenae 10 months ago +8

      Representation, I guess? If a character's canon gender doesn't matter (Which maybe it does, I dunno, I haven't read the books), then you may as well use it as an opportunity to portray people who were previously not represented that much. That said, I had no idea they were non-binary until it was mentioned outside of the show.

  • Lapsed Engineer
    Lapsed Engineer 10 months ago +1

    It's been a while since I wanted a character to die as much as I did Cara.

  • JohnFourtyTwo
    JohnFourtyTwo 10 months ago +10

    I love your reviews, but this series went downhill with Amazon and this last season feels extremely rushed like skipping several chapters to get to the end in my opinion.

    • Bezukhov
      Bezukhov 10 months ago +1

      I wonder if Amazon didn't give them a budget, and maybe made stretch cheap boring parts or something. Omigod season 5 was soooo boring.

    • EquinoxOmega
      EquinoxOmega 10 months ago +5

      Partially agree with that, but the problems started with season 3, where the merged many individual Belter characters together that have a huge impact on the plot later and since then, the belter story line suffered from it. Season 4 was mostly loyal to the book (only leaving out the Havelock storylines), but season 5 was paced too slowly, while season 6 felt rushed although they included the Laconia stuff that only matters for storylines of book 8 and 9, which is strange as they are not going to adapt them.

    • Movies and TV Shows are subjective
      Movies and TV Shows are subjective 10 months ago +2

      Yup. Imo the series is so good.

  • Gaming Extreme
    Gaming Extreme 10 months ago +5

    Everyone must watch this show. You won't regret it.

  • Prepucio
    Prepucio 10 months ago +5

    I love this series but this last season feels so lazy, so many useless scenes which do nothing for the characters or the plot

    • Sir Crapalot
      Sir Crapalot 10 months ago +1

      Disagree completely. What wasted time are you referring to? The S6 episodes are much tighter than previous seasons. The Laconia scenes are straight out of the novella Strange Dogs and pay off in the next major storyline.
      Seasons 1 and 2 alluded to events that would take place in 5 and 6. Just because the payoff isn’t immediate doesn’t mean there is none.

    • Adrian XenoRay
      Adrian XenoRay 10 months ago

      it rly feels like more episodes should come.. but its a good cliffhanger atleast.

  • Bezukhov
    Bezukhov 10 months ago

    I never read the books but I think Amazon made them stretch the show out without a good budget, basically milking the show. I do not know the numbers to confirm, however. The finale was in the vein of the first 3 seasons but seasons 4,5,6 in general were lackluster and boring because of that.

    • Dalle Samllhals
      Dalle Samllhals 10 months ago

      @Bezukhov Stick to STD, hero!

    • Bezukhov
      Bezukhov 10 months ago

      @Sir Crapalot Thanks. There are smarter people out there than you babe. Don't also forget this is just show, not a tech demo. Lol you made yourself sound like astronaut.

    • Sir Crapalot
      Sir Crapalot 10 months ago +2

      @Bezukhov Ok buddy, whatever floats your dinghy.

    • Bezukhov
      Bezukhov 10 months ago

      @Sir Crapalot first 3 season were for me. Not the last 3. Don't get tense with me, geek. You're average. Also you being an engineer means nothing. Maybe you just love soap opera.

    • Sir Crapalot
      Sir Crapalot 10 months ago

      @Bezukhov I blasted through each of the audiobooks in a few days, and have been re-reading each one starting with Book 4. As an engineer, I think The Expanse series is some of the best science fiction out there. Maybe it's not for you.

  • Long Johnathan
    Long Johnathan 10 months ago +2

    More ASIOF please

    • MK
      MK 10 months ago

      Well why don't you just go to GRRM's house and tell him to hustle HIS ass up. Can't have new content without new content.

  • Dolan Dumpf
    Dolan Dumpf 10 months ago

    Woooooow…. Idc

  • João Vitor
    João Vitor 10 months ago +6

    I miss the ASOIAF videos...

    • Morris
      Morris 9 months ago

      @Alt Shift X epic I was hoping you were doing a Dune vid!

    • João Vitor
      João Vitor 10 months ago +2

      @Alt Shift X An hour long! I'm up for it. I'm just saying that I miss them, but take your time, brother 😊 Your content is simple, but it's top quality

    • João Vitor
      João Vitor 10 months ago +2

      @Trevin Wolverine I know, I know... GRRM doesn't help either, though I actually understand his side. I'm a writer too, and writing a big book actually takes time (even if it's 11 years)

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  10 months ago +9

      Doing a Dune video next, then another ASOIAF video like the Tyrion one.

    • Trevin Wolverine
      Trevin Wolverine 10 months ago +3

      He's done what he can. It's up to George now

  • mangaas
    mangaas 10 months ago +3

    This series ended with season 4 for me. Marcos' storyline, the actor, the writing, has been a sustained cringe. I think I got through episode 1 of this season and haven't gone back. After forcing myself through the terrible season 5, I can't waste more time and force myself through another.

  • name
    name 10 months ago

    Really couldn't get myself to like the expanse, it's a glorified soap opera in space.

  • Cristian Campos
    Cristian Campos 10 months ago +4

    This show is full of cringe, cliche and deus ex machina moments but is still pretty entertaining and engaging lmao. It also sucks that every mistery that is presented gets resolved literally the next episode so there's not really much of a reason to watch "explained" type of videos. I still watch yours because your narration and presentation is just that good.

    • Cristian Campos
      Cristian Campos 10 months ago

      @IrradiadedCrow Whatever child, sweet dreams

    • IrradiadedCrow
      IrradiadedCrow 10 months ago +2

      @Cristian Campos Trying to explain why you're wrong. Go nitpick genuinely bad stuff like STD or the Mandalorian.

    • Cristian Campos
      Cristian Campos 10 months ago +1

      @IrradiadedCrow Ok keep justifying dumb stuff. I dont get why people get so butthurt when they like something, is not a personal attack, you can enjoy stuff and still find flaws to it. I do and i still enjoy the show.

    • IrradiadedCrow
      IrradiadedCrow 10 months ago +2

      @Cristian Campos Those are high tension situations where characters make risky choices to save each other. I've seen Deus Ex Machina many times and it does not apply to those situations. Stop looking for things to complain about.

    • Cristian Campos
      Cristian Campos 10 months ago +1

      @IrradiadedCrow Yesterday I watched ep6 s5 (im not 100% sure it was that one). Amos got saved by the daughter of Jules, she regained the ability to use her modification just when he was about to get shot, how convenient. Then Alex and Draper escape because they can drop the core of the ship to hit a torpedo?? Well that's fine i guess they are stranded now... wait they can still turn on the reactor??? Lmao. I guess is not deus ex machina per se because it relies on them but yeah pretty dumb. And every episode has me rolling my eyes at least a few times. I still watch it though, it is entertaining and a visual spectacle.