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The Expanse recap for Season 5 (Seasons 1-4)

  • Published on Nov 26, 2022

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  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  Year ago +160

    Another Expanse video here!
    S5E01 Explained: x-vid.net/video/IzJKL0NGqTo/video.html

    • Snapdragon 9600
      Snapdragon 9600 Year ago

      Love this. Best sci fi on tv anywhere, especially after the dumpster fires they made of star trek, dr who.😠

    • Omar Foster
      Omar Foster Year ago

      Hope you can do a s5 review if you have time

    • Keane Pois
      Keane Pois Year ago

      Keep the expanse videos coming!!

    • Erik Karlsson
      Erik Karlsson Year ago

      Oh shit! The new season's been released, eh?

    • Juan Love
      Juan Love Year ago

      Congrats on the official AP Expanse breakdown

  • Hamza Orakzai
    Hamza Orakzai Year ago +696

    This channel will conquer the internet if George ever releases The Winds of Winter

    • Eli Da silva
      Eli Da silva 3 months ago

      One day Winter Will come

    • Treasure Hunter!
      Treasure Hunter! 4 months ago

      Brandon Sanderson will end up finishing it

    • Luis Conrado Parra
      Luis Conrado Parra 11 months ago

      Laughs in tinfoil

    • Joshua Perry
      Joshua Perry Year ago

      @Bilbo Baggins 6 months later still nada. Morons

    • ElGuty
      ElGuty Year ago +1

      @Bilbo Baggins and you still believe him? i would bet money he dies before realeasing the winds of winter.

  • brnamed42
    brnamed42 Year ago +670

    The Roci was not stolen! Legitimate Salvage!

    • Pterodactyl Pie
      Pterodactyl Pie Year ago

      100% legit!!!! 😠😠 the Martian even gave them the codes for the ship right?

    • Tony Lawlor
      Tony Lawlor Year ago +1

      They did not steal the Rocci, they were told to take it by the captain of the Martain ship along with other Martians.

    • Reserved Artist
      Reserved Artist Year ago

      Thank you for mentioning that

    • Tracy Metherell
      Tracy Metherell Year ago +1

      Ahahahahahaha! EXACTLY! Ask anyone in the Roci 😇

    • Geneva Echols
      Geneva Echols Year ago


  • Roshan Poojary
    Roshan Poojary Year ago +177

    Haven’t seen Alt Shift X doing a non HBO show, a very good show chosen nonetheless. 🤘🏼

  • Haedox
    Haedox Year ago +311

    Congrats on the sponsorship! This was done super well!

  • Mario Skegro
    Mario Skegro Year ago +210

    So sad for Ashford ,he was a great character.

    • Abhi 10
      Abhi 10 Year ago

      Great way to introduce a villian

    • my name is jeeeyf
      my name is jeeeyf Year ago

      @Ian Book must suck too then.

    • Ian
      Ian Year ago

      @James Randall Ashford is far better done in the show than in the books. And it was done tastefully and poetically.

    • Ian
      Ian Year ago

      @my name is jeeeyf Ashford is far superior in the show than in the books. And season 4 follows book 4 pretty damn closely

    • my name is jeeeyf
      my name is jeeeyf Year ago

      @James Randall Agreed, not sure what happened with Season 4 in the writers room, but it felt like The 100

  • Eric Stodolnik
    Eric Stodolnik Year ago +16

    This is such a great show that when they were just airing season 3, and the news came out about it being cancelled and all the fan outcry was in the middle of saving the show and getting amazon to pick it up, I got so obsessed with the show that I had to have more and ended up reading the WHOLE book series, all 8 600 page books before season 4 was finally released on amazon... NO other show has had that effect on me. SUCH Ana amazing show and SUCH a great series of novels. I can’t fucking WAIT for the final 9th book to come out October 2021... CANT... FUCKING... WAIT!!!
    I really don’t know how they’re going to pull off the final arc of books 7-9 on the series. Those who’ve read the books know what I’m talking about.

    • Ed S
      Ed S Year ago

      The show runners said that they will probably end it with season 6 (which will be based on book 6), but that they won’t be going anywhere (whatever that means). I think that they might be hoping for a short spin-off series.

  • A Potato, Dad
    A Potato, Dad Year ago +54

    Rocinante was the name of Don Quixote's horse. Holden was calling himself out for his habit of tilting at windmills.

    • Tracy Metherell
      Tracy Metherell Year ago

      It was his favorite book as a child. His mom said they brought him up to be a knight and then gave him a war he could not win (protecting their farm). The lifeboat they took off of the Canterbury to check out the distress call was called the “Knight”

    • Spearka
      Spearka Year ago +5

      Not only that, but the first episode is named "Dulcinea" after Don Quixote's so-called princess

  • Rutwick Gangurde
    Rutwick Gangurde Year ago +37

    The BEST SCI FI of modern times. Period.

  • Syntaxus Dogmata
    Syntaxus Dogmata Year ago +103

    I came for the space, politics, action, drama, and ancient alien mysteries, but I stayed for the lasagna.

    • Kyle Reed
      Kyle Reed Year ago

      I wanna try red kibble too

    • Robert Garvan Snyder
      Robert Garvan Snyder Year ago +2

      And the coffee! Half of the expanse is the quest for good coffee in space.

    • cy-one
      cy-one Year ago +9

      Came for Hard-SciFi. Stayed for Amos.
      He's that guy.

  • vartatula
    vartatula Year ago +334

    Spoiler alert: Holden does not learn how to keep his shirt on.

      THANE MITHRA Year ago

      coffee guzzling machine.

    • Ed S
      Ed S Year ago

      @Mark Evans He still has a decent build, so I guess that he probably worked out for the shirtless scenes. His clothing, posture and the facial hair for these last two seasons don’t do his true figure any justice either.
      Also, Naomi is noticeably thinner too.

    • KidneyStealer
      KidneyStealer Year ago

      @Bhagwan Singh Amos is so 👌

    • Peter Conway
      Peter Conway Year ago +1

      @Gabilu Rio I wonder why he doesn't. He certainly should.

    • Peter Conway
      Peter Conway Year ago

      As he shouldn't.

  • Joaquin Velasco
    Joaquin Velasco Year ago +146

    Alt Shift X making a recap for the fifth season of a series I had never heard about? Oh boy, I guess I'm watching the first four seasons now!

    • Tracy Metherell
      Tracy Metherell Year ago

      @DonRobo they have to do the world building. I too always tell people to give until at least the fourth episode.

    • Tracy Metherell
      Tracy Metherell Year ago

      This is the best Sci Fi show I have ever seen and I have been into Sci Fi since the 60’s first run or Star Trek. The Expanse is like nothing else. Complex, exciting, brilliantly produced and acted. Forget it being a great Sci Fi show, it’s a GREAT SHOW!

    • MyToranja
      MyToranja Year ago

      I did the same thing, you won't regret it.

    • Paul Perkins
      Paul Perkins Year ago +2

      Most (science fiction / outer space) (television / movie / streaming video) shows are seemingly made by people still resentful of their high school science teacher (who gave them a D-) and therefore trash the science at every opportunity. The Expanse is one of the rare exceptions. It's also a pretty decent yarn, if you like violent political thrillers with space ships. And who doesn't?

    • Bassam Abusamra
      Bassam Abusamra Year ago +1

      @Olivia Scruton I agree

  • TimSchnitzel
    TimSchnitzel Year ago +41

    The Expanse Books are my favorite book series after ASOIAF, and now it has a good chance of becoming my favorite TV series as well!

    • Narxes
      Narxes Year ago +2

      I was never into reading before, but after watching the Expanse and hearing it's based on a book series I had to check it out. I ended up reading the whole series in a couple of weeks, it's that good.

    • Ngc
      Ngc Year ago +1

      I need to check those out, I've been meaning to for a while

    • Frank Spencer
      Frank Spencer Year ago

      @TheAnakinn Wheel of Time should be up your alley. and is actually finished.
      And for expanse? try chris fox's series of books. (Drykers fall etc) He actually finishes series too.

    • TheAnakinn
      TheAnakinn Year ago +1

      Same here. I couldn't wait for the new Expanse seasons, so I bought the books. Not since ASOIAF have I read a book series this fast

    • erik carp
      erik carp Year ago

      Yeah! Same : D

  • GrandSupremeDaddyo
    GrandSupremeDaddyo Year ago +8

    This is the only show I've ever watched where I hope the main plot gets stretched out for more character stories and arcs.

  • der Schlupp
    der Schlupp Year ago +146

    "If you want more expanse videos ..."
    Is that a trick question or something?

  • Krystof S.
    Krystof S. Year ago +9

    What? I didn't know Season 5 was coming 😲 I'm so excited, I'm currently listening to Book 3, this series is amazing, and I honestly just started it because of Alt Shift X. That was a great recommendation 🤩

  • WyomingPTT
    WyomingPTT Year ago +58

    *_United Nations still exists centuries from now._*
    Me: Eh it's Sci Fi I can suspend my disbelief a bit...
    *_Baltimore still exists centuries from now._*

    • Sir Crapalot
      Sir Crapalot Year ago +10

      In Season 4 there’s a shot of the Rocinante orbiting Earth over North America. You can tell by the lack of city night lights that Florida through much of Louisiana is basically underwater, so they got that right!

    • William Freitas
      William Freitas Year ago +1

      The intro and episode 1 suggests that is not for long

  • Night
    Night Year ago +8

    Hahaha, I really laughed out loud when he said "A single spark could cause war" - que Holden's face.

  • Too Much Tubes
    Too Much Tubes Year ago +3

    I love this show. Curious how they'll try to wrap things up in season 6 considering there's a lot left to go over.

  • Snarflcat
    Snarflcat Year ago +6

    Love the roundup. Often broke out laughing.
    "So Bobby goes all Ironman to protect her."
    But Marco (at least in the tv show) launches at least 8 "rocks" not just one.

    • Ed S
      Ed S Year ago +1

      Well, it was one, but it broke up.

    • Ed S
      Ed S Year ago

      3 hit (same as in the books)
      3 were intercepted
      3 missed

  • CaSe
    CaSe Year ago +29

    Yes, finally! This season will be legendary...

    • AfroGenius
      AfroGenius Year ago

      And the season came n meh....

  • Stefan G.
    Stefan G. Year ago +28

    Maybe you should try some videos about the Netflix Show „Dark“. It‘s a real gem.

  • fejic
    fejic Year ago +6

    You're the GOAT. I was just gonna start watching the 5th season and had a hard time remembering what happened. This is perfect timing

  • Lynkylynk
    Lynkylynk Year ago +1

    Would love more expanse videos! one of my favourite shows, especially given that GoT went out so poorly

  • Ivan Petrov
    Ivan Petrov Year ago +1

    This is an amazing show. Give it a chance, you won't regret it!

  • Robert Winslade
    Robert Winslade Year ago +4

    Nemesis Games is my favourite book in the series! Season 5 is set to be amazing and it's already off to a great start!

  • Kellin Winslow
    Kellin Winslow Year ago +2

    It's a far better show than Game Of Thrones turned out to be. Hopefully they stick the landing and show Dan and Dave how it's done. Has a lot in common with the original Gundam anime. Also when I hear the name Rocinante all I think about is the Rush song where they sing about a space ship with the same name.

  • Adeeb Hamad
    Adeeb Hamad Year ago +9

    Just what I needed before bingeing Season 5!

    • Adeeb Hamad
      Adeeb Hamad Year ago +1

      @Ojami 73 yeah found out last night they are doing the weekly thing.... Lame!

    • Ojami 73
      Ojami 73 Year ago +3

      to bad you have to wait tell February for that

  • B. P.
    B. P. Year ago

    This series is amazing! I've always been a scifi fan, read all the books a few times over, and I love what the cast and crew have accomplished and how well they've brought the novels to life. It was beyond all expectations and I can't wait for the final season! I also wanted to say how much I enjoyed Nadine Nicole's performance as Clarissa Mao, she has really done an amazing job at arguably one of the toughest roles and I can't wait to see more Amos & Peaches scenes!

  • theotherguy12349
    theotherguy12349 Year ago +3

    Bro this is fantastic! Alt Shift X literally breaking down all my favourite tv shows! Thank you for this!

  • Doctor Jack Has Your Back

    This was awesome. Informative and humorous. Had me laughing out loud a couple times. 🤪

  • Tracy Metherell
    Tracy Metherell Year ago

    I’m so glad you are staring to cover this show! It deserves so much more notice than it gets. Your coverage gives it a gravitas that will help it get even more viewers. .

  • Ninth_prey
    Ninth_prey Year ago

    I have been wanting you guys to do this show for YEARS!!! I would love to see more. Every episode and every season.

  • Gelson Nicolini Monteiro

    Great amazing work, easy to understand, perfect narrative, best resume ever. Great voice. Thanks for sharing :-)

  • Kismet
    Kismet Year ago

    You always do such an amazing job on these. It took me a while to get into the series but now hooked on it. Even learned a few things I missed in this video. Off to watch your other video! Thanks!

  • trafficjuzz
    trafficjuzz Year ago

    love the expanse books...great recap as always from you guys!

  • Vesor
    Vesor Year ago

    Loved your content all through Game of Thrones! Super happy you are covering The Expanse, it's incredible. Congrats on the sponsorship, it's so well deserved!

  • Ben W
    Ben W Year ago

    You got sponsored by Amazon themselves?! Amazing dude congratulations! Finally a production company who knows how to support fans well! So stoked for you.

  • Iain Mackay
    Iain Mackay Year ago

    I'm always really excited to see you post videos, you have great taste for content. Keep up the good work, you are a credit to your craft.

  • MattMatters
    MattMatters Year ago

    Thanks for making this! Been waiting for the right day to start season five, most amazing sci-fi story evah!

  • Ghost of Socrates
    Ghost of Socrates Year ago +3

    Was seriously getting kind of depressed since any expanse stuff didn’t come out for over a year. Good job for ending that brother!

  • Rangil
    Rangil Year ago +4

    We are SCREAMING FIREHAWKS. But honestly though, one of the best Sci-Fi space show after Firefly. More people should watch this show.

  • Hunter Johnson
    Hunter Johnson Year ago

    Definitely do more of these! I love your work and the expanse!!

  • geekishgirl
    geekishgirl Year ago

    You're the best! Just realised this beloved series is back on! I need a concise refresher in this complicated series and here you are! Love your stuff, keep it coming, and now off to enjoy the series so far!

  • Kri
    Kri Year ago +20

    It's funny how small the season 2 recap is compared to the others

  • SivartAuhsoj
    SivartAuhsoj Year ago

    Fantastic. I watched episode 1 of season 5 last night and am going to go back and watch it again before continuing the season now that I have the major plot points back in my memory. Thanks for creating great stuff.

  • Garrett Bates
    Garrett Bates Year ago

    More expanse videos for sure. Definitely do videos on the books as well as the show. They follow the same story but go into much greater depth. As well as going much further into the story’s timeline as well!

  • waffle2434
    waffle2434 Year ago +2

    lol, thanks for this, I was actually putting off watch Season 5 hoping someone I follow would put out a recap, and Alt Shaft X came through😊

  • Paul Buckner
    Paul Buckner Year ago

    Loved this video. It cleared up a couple of questions I had about the series (sort of...I'll probably have to read the series for full clarity). I'd love to see more, as the Amazon series continues.

  • Scott
    Scott Year ago +1

    I've considered watching this show but never got around to it. If it's good enough for ASX to do a recap, I've got to get around to it soon. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll go watch all 4 seasons so far and then come back and watch this video. :)

  • PJZ
    PJZ Year ago

    More Expanse coverage, please. Really great stuff!

  • Hot Beef
    Hot Beef Year ago +17

    Thanks for this, I had forgotten half of the story.

  • xeson79
    xeson79 Year ago

    Thanks! Your videos are always great and I was a huge Expanse fan before you started doing videos on their series. So these videos are the whole "how Reeses first happened" of two of my favorite media.

  • PaperTonne
    PaperTonne Year ago

    Congrats on making it to the official X-vid channel of Amazon Prime UK!
    You deserve it!

  • Jeff York
    Jeff York Year ago

    Thank you for posting this. I’ve watched _The Expanse_ from the very beginning but half the time I don’t understand what’s going on, in part due to the pidgin English the Belters use. I now have a clearer understanding.
    Was so sorry to see Amos have to kill his love interest in season-4. Besides the fact that I wanted to see more of her, Amos is my favorite character and I wanted him to find some happiness. Oh well.

  • X X
    X X Year ago

    Love that you got sponsored by amazon, congrats! Love all your stuff!

  • Meris
    Meris Year ago

    Season 5 is looking awesome so far, Nemesis Games is the most loved book so I'm hyped

  • Dave Johnson
    Dave Johnson Year ago

    Great breakdown of the show! Thanks for your efforts!

  • CT Jaynes
    CT Jaynes Year ago

    Love this show, thanks for the recap!

  • Lady Vengeance
    Lady Vengeance Year ago

    I hope you continue analytical content for The Expanse as you did with GoT. This book / tv series is incredible, and dense with politics and lore ripe for dissection.

    RJNTV Year ago

    The Expanse videos are excellent. This channel is the primary reason why I started watching. Keep up the good work!

  • Matt H
    Matt H Year ago

    This show and book series is an absolute gem. My favorite by far.

  • Ruud
    Ruud Year ago

    I'm probably not the first to say it, but I find it incredibly admirable how you get such an impressive sponsorship and still remain so professional about it

  • Zachary Ng
    Zachary Ng Year ago

    Amazing recap. Totally forgot about about of this stuff and needed to catch up on it before watching season 5

  • Luke Campbell Brennan

    definitely want more Expanse videos. Maybe some exploring the differences between the books and show? Applications of the protomolecule? How to parse Belter creole? just brainstorming some options...

  • dmansify
    dmansify Year ago

    This is great, thanks for showing me this series with the first recap you did years ago

  • fika nuryahati
    fika nuryahati Year ago

    Thank you. Saved me a lot of time from not having to watch all the episodes.

  • KutWrite
    KutWrite Year ago

    Really well done!
    I have short attention span and lots to do, so this is great. On to Season 5 E 1 !

  • Adrián Hernández Obradors

    14:26 "They protect a Belter who was a terrorist but was nice about it" Hahahaha made me laugh

  • Heroman
    Heroman Year ago +12

    That Adam Savage bit had me rolling. Great to hear your voice again.

  • John Blue
    John Blue Year ago

    You have such an incredible voice I could listen all day lol. Also please do more Expanse videos. Would love to see you break done every episode. Your the best.

  • Seldom Seen Smith

    Wish you had done, if not reviews on each episode but at least on each half season. This show is without a doubt one of the best hard scifi shows I've seen in a long time - great story, great characters and there's hardly any let down from episode to episode. It's just a great show.

  • Dr. A.
    Dr. A. Year ago

    Well done! I got on board early and Season 5 has been up to the high standards established early on. Terrible decision to take out Alex.

  • Louis Greenland
    Louis Greenland Year ago

    Ah! The channel that got me into The Expanse! Love your content, man!

  • yukuhana
    yukuhana Year ago

    Thanks for the recap! Maybe I will finally watch The Expanse that I hear so much about.

  • Tim Kahlmeyer
    Tim Kahlmeyer Year ago

    would like to see more indept stuff, loved your GOT breakdowns, I think the Expanse is together with Dark best TV series....

  • Tr1z D. Tyrant
    Tr1z D. Tyrant Year ago

    Very very well thought out universe. Best world building next to One Piece and AoT. Weird comparison but that is a testament to how thorough this show is.

  • Amy
    Amy Year ago

    As a fan of this show I have to say this is a truly excellent recap.

  • Bmega81
    Bmega81 Year ago

    Great video bro! Always down for more videos on this show. I slept on this one for way to long.

  • JR M
    JR M Year ago

    Looking forward to the rest of the season!!

  • Phil Robichaud
    Phil Robichaud Year ago

    thanks for the recap, i needed this before diving into season 5

  • Buc O.
    Buc O. Year ago

    Thanks to your video I know the show is back on. Who knows when I would have found out otherwise. Amazon should have advertised it better. Anyway I'm glad to dive back into this world and watch your take on it.

  • jon hamilton
    jon hamilton Year ago

    Great summary! No one else does them so clearly and expansively (bad pun) as Alt Shift X

  • Alvin R
    Alvin R Year ago +5

    Aw Yiss!!! Hoping you'd cover this series all the way to final season!!

  • JGFishe
    JGFishe Year ago +26

    Take a shot for every time he says "mysterious"

  • Peter Krieg
    Peter Krieg Year ago

    Do all the other sci-fi/fantasy youtubers get a panic attack everytime AltShiftX drops a video? Cuz man, it's always on point and fucking tight! Gotta scare the competition shitless 😆

  • Yanninho
    Yanninho Year ago

    I need a hundred videos about episode 4 ! It was one of the greatest ever made. Everyone should watch this show

  • Bela Koriath
    Bela Koriath Year ago

    You are just great my dude.
    This video is exactly what I need right now

  • Huples Cat
    Huples Cat Year ago

    18 minutes for s1-s4? wow. Thousands of words in the books (which are excellent). I have just seen s5 and it is excellent. The series is NOT predictable and is deeply human
    TIP use subtitles for the Belters talking. It helps

  • The Tales of Elbek

    When are you going to share the third part of the tales about dunk and egg? Love it 👍

  • LaneyStudios5
    LaneyStudios5 Year ago

    Seasons 1-3 of the Expanse are so fucking good, some of the best television going, unfortunately myself and the wife couldn't get into season 4, the pacing of it and writing were a bit below par (our opinion of course) but we're really hoping season 5 can get back to it's roots

  • Munax
    Munax Year ago

    How did I miss season 5 debut. Thanks so much man!

  • SnappingTurtle801

    Thank you for this recap. These shows nowadays are on hiatus for like a year or more(hate it). I don't know about anyone else, but sometimes I forget what happened in the last season. Heck, I some times forget about the show itself. Heck, heck not only do I forget about the show, I may lose interest too when it comes back on.....lol. Of course if its a awesome show I never lose interest.

  • Thomas
    Thomas Year ago

    In my recollection, the Roci was given to them when they left the Donnager before it was destroyed …

  • Lil Chil Chill
    Lil Chil Chill Year ago

    Hype af for season 5!! Although i wish the alien storyline was still going on.

  • Lilly
    Lilly Year ago +2

    I’d love to see some book theories, what with the last book dropping sometime next year!

  • Vitor Okuhara
    Vitor Okuhara Year ago

    I wish I knew this show just to appreciate another AltShiftX video.

  • Jan Wenneberg
    Jan Wenneberg Year ago

    Thank you for this recap! Now... season 5 !!

  • rob w
    rob w Year ago

    I needed this i was so confused end of season 3 I wasn't even sure i watched season 4 or not. Thats how confused I was. This helped

  • MartinParraoMusic

    Super helpful! Loved the recap.