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Mike

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  1. Mike

    The Expanse

    Detective Miller wears a Porkpie hat in the books, but I imaging the screen test went a lot better for Thomas with the hat he's wearing. Thomas has played detective types before, but Miller is not the competent tough guy that you would usually expect. He's burned out, washed up, and lost the faith of his peers. He is given a dead end case, that provides a new opportunity to be passionate and rediscover who he is again. Thomas' performance is sad and vulnerable with a new glimmer of hope. Everyone lese be damned, he's going to figure out what this is really about and save the girl... if he can... Well that's how I see it anyway I generally avoid being critical of Tom's work and just let it speak for itself, since I am biased towards him anyway. But when he told me about this role and suggested I read the books, I got hooked and went all in. Tom isn't just doing a great job, he's bringing more to the character that books couldn't match. Mike
  2. Mike

    The Expanse

    Yup, it's great news that they were able to get funded for season two just in time! Thomas has been killing his role as Detective Miller, especially in the 5th and 6th episodes. I haven't checked, but I am pretty certain you can still continue to watch all the episodes on the SYFY website as they come out. Mike
  3. Mike

    The Expanse

    As of Nov 6, Syfy had not funded the second season. They invested 60 million in the first 10 episodes, so understandably Syfy is waiting to see how this season goes before they go all in on another. Cas (Alex Kamal) said their guarantees run out in January, so we'll know soon. Watch the first 4 episodes on the Syfy website =)
  4. Mike

    The Expanse

    I've seen it 4 times already starting at SDCC, but I'll be watching it again tonight. I wouldn't be surprised if the cut tonight is slightly different than the cut they showed at SDCC. I spoke with Cas Anvar after I saw it at SDCC and he said he added the line, "here comes the juice," just be fore they did a high-g burn. I saw that line at SDCC, but I don't think it was in the recent release, so maybe there will be a little more in the television premiere. Not gonna do it. It took me way too long to grow my hair out this long, over 24".
  5. Mike

    The Expanse

    It's no longer available on YouTube, but it's still available on Facebook, through the link I posted or on my FB page. Edit: The issue was resolved and it is back on YouTube. Mike
  6. Mike

    The Expanse

    EARLY FULL PILOT RELEASE ON FACEBOOK NOW!!! No need to wait for the December television premier =) https://www.facebook.com/ExpanseSyfy/videos/650663878405119/?fref=nf
  7. I am the N733 Ops Analysis Technical Manager for Undersea War-fighting Development Center. So I am a DoD Federal employee. I manage the development and use of Anti-submarine Warfare reconstruction and analysis systems. I can't really say any more than that of course... Professionally I feel like a fish out of water around here ... or most anywhere or even when I am not being professional Mike
  8. Mike

    The Expanse

    Bahh!!!! Bad post, I just looked at the dates and they're older than SDCC, so I don't know any more than I did before. As far as I know, "The Expanse" is still waiting to find out if ScyFy will be fronting the money to start shooting season 2 in September. Mike
  9. Mike

    The Expanse

    I have been waiting to find out if Thomas will make it to Long Beach Comic Con in September. It's not likely now that I just found this post. http://www.theexpansetvseries.com/news/season-2-renewed-ahead-of-season-1/ I'd say that's much better news than Thomas coming to the show, although I was looking forward to having co-star Cas Anvar in the booth with us. Mike
  10. Mike

    The Expanse

    Probably not belters are particularly thin from growing up in low gravity. Mike
  11. Mike

    The Expanse

    Tom is a lean version of himself, but feeling good and doing well. His current build could be related to the Expanse, since he is a belter and growing up in low gravity would cause people to have lighter builds, but I didn't ask.
  12. Mike

    The Expanse

    I was there in the background as usual. I'm bummed I missed you, Viendammage. I found out I was sitting next to Executive Producer, Mark Fergus', wife during the Expanse panel and screening. I met them the next day when they visited the booth. They both were uber-excited about the show and the warm reception the pilot received. I mentioned that I would like to visit the set during the second season filming and mark told me to just ask Tom to set it up. We just need ScyFy to put out its budget plan in the next few weeks so they can go ahead with a planned filming of the second season in September. I'm really excited about the show ever since Tom told me to read the books. I hate reading, so I did the first 4 audio books. I'm just waiting for the 5th to be recorded. They are all REALLY good and the pilots adaptation is exceptional. It was a lot of fun to talk to Mark Fergus about several of the challenges of bringing the books to life in terms of science and visualizations. We also spoke about the casting. Shoreh Aghdashloo has the best role and is perfect for Chrisjen Avasarala. One of the big challenges they talked about doing the show on TV is that Chrisjen has a terrible and exceptionally humorous potty mouth, that will need to be sadly curtailed. We also talked about upcoming character Bobbie Draper, a Polynesian Martian space marine. She is exceptionally large and well built, so she will be difficult to cast. They just need to find a Polynesian Version of Gwendolyn Christie and they'll be all set. Mark promised that they would put a lot of effort getting person for the role. On Friday I visited a couple of our guests from the last Long beach Show at the signing tables, Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5, Star Trek) and Camden Toy. This was only the second time I had met them, but the both treated my like a good friend they hadn't seen in a long time, so many hugs followed. It was really a pleasure to catch up with both of them. I was surprised to see that Cas Anvar was at the table right next to them. Cas plays the role of pilot Alex Kamal in the Expanse, I had never meet him before, but I figured I may as well introduce myself to him. He was really cool and really excited about the show and his role. He told me a bit about how he adlibbed some dialogue to express the feeling of a high g burn instead of leaving as a visual only. I also asked him if he was local (LA) and if he would be interested in sharing a booth with Tom and RAW at LBCC. No surprise that he was interested, but that's when I found out the shoot is scheduled for September, so both Tom and Cas will be out for that show (gladly), if all goes well. We'll have more shows and booths in Long Beach to make that happen later. On Sunday we went to our usual hang out for post con bliss and relaxation and it turned out both Cas and Dominique Tipper, who plays engineer Naomi Nagata in the Expanse, were hanging at the pool with a bunch of friends. The cast including Tom had rooms at the club where we went to close the show. Steven Strait, James Holden, may have been there too, but I couldn't tell for certain. Tim and I went up and said hello to Dominique, who happened to look &*%^% AMAZING in her tiny bikini she was wearing. She was super sweet, fun, and was excited to talk about the show. She was also very clever during the panel too. After that I introduced Tim to Cas. Hrmmm... seems I had more to say about the show than I had thought, but either way The Expanse is something we should all be truly excited about!!! Mike
  13. It wasn't me and I don't know. I don't think I was in the booth at the time. For some reason I can't seem to post a link on the site, so I can't share the picture of the SDCC 2015 RAW Studios Team. John or anyone else that I am friends with on FB is more than welcome to swipe and post it.
  14. I forgot to ask Tom about how this was going, when we were at SDCC.
  15. Mike

    The Expanse

    I'll be sure to get back with everyone here and let you all know how the screening and the show went for us. Mike
  16. Mike

    The Expanse

    This is a screening I have to see!!!
  17. Mike

    The Expanse

    Thomas said he felt the color timing was off and that they will likely make it darker. Mike
  18. Lance Henriksen is filming his 3rd episode of Blacklist this week and I believe he has more coming. I had the chance to spend the day with him last weekend. More on that later=) I'm definitely enjoying the Vikings, I'm even trying for that walk on role for the show. I think I am in 9th place so far... Mike
  19. Mike

    Vice

    I've watched Tom, practice handling a prop gun while we were at a show.
  20. Yup Noeland, and the leftovers the next night were just as good!!!
  21. Thanks, John, I had to work, but my 16 year old daughter baked me a German Chocolate cake, then my mom came over and cooked a bone in pork roast for dinner. It was a nice day
  22. Thanks Sinn! Although it does make it challenging to have a birthday party on your own birthday Mike
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