Holden (Steven Strait) gets impatient with Miller’s crime scene metaphors, and demands a clear explanation of what’s going on. “Oh,” says Miller, “so you wanna talk about the non-local quantum hologram, the phase-conjugate adaptive waves, resonating in micro-tubules in the brain which of course requires some closed timeline curves and Lorentzian manifold and — you catch up. I’ll wait.” Miller’s technobabble doesn’t make any sense to Holden, but it seems to contain a great many hints about the nature of consciousness. The theologically inclined (such as the Reverend Doctor Anna Volovodov) will find it fascinating. Continue reading →
THE EXPANSE – Season 3 Episode 6 – SPOILERS
Save The Expanse Campaign — Thomas Jane in A.X.L.
Holden and Naomi
Amos (Wes Chatham) executes a (mad?) scientist, bringing back memories of Miller and his execution of Anthony Dresden (the scientist in charge of researching the protomolecule on Eros) in “Doors & Corners” (Episode 2.2). Afterward, Miller said that he killed Dresden, “not because he was talking crazy, but because he was making sense.” Scientists have not fared well on THE EXPANSE. Those that went to Venus to investigate following the impact of Eros on that planet, were killed when their ship was disassembled by the protomolecule (which itself seems mad-scientist-like, often showing a disregard for the well-being of living things). Interestingly, the scientist who remains alive is Paolo Cortazar, who had his capacity for empathy surgically removed. He is still (so far as we know) in the custody of Anderson Dawes on Ceres. Continue reading →
Naomi (Dominique Tipper) tells Holden about her son Filip, taken from her before she joined the Canterbury
Naomi (Dominique Tipper) finally explains her real motivation for giving the protomolecule to Fred Johnson. She was once romantically involved with an (unnamed) idealistic Belter with whom she had a child named Filip. When she refused to agree to do something (she does not specify what), he left, and took the child with him. This makes Naomi fit amazingly well with the rest of the Rocinante’s crew. Prax is also looking for a missing child. Amos seems primarily motivated by his unfortunate childhood experiences. Avasarala tells Holden: “You’re not a child. I suspect you never were.” (Avasarala is herself motivated by the child she lost in some previous war.) And Alex’s kid sends him a conciliatory message saying: “I know you only left to protect us. A real warrior has to make sacrifices…I just wanted to tell you, I’m proud to be your son.”Continue reading →