The Expanse Series Finale Easter Eggs: The Sci-Fi Heroes Who Helped

This The Expanse article accommodates spoilers.

As the coalition forces put together to storm the ring station in The Expanse collection finale, the Rocinante crew is operating by its techniques test, and voices are heard within the background signaling their readiness. “Thrace ready!” we hear, and our ears perk up. How uncommon to share the title of some of the badass space dogfighters ever, Kara “Starbuck” Thrace of Battlestar Galactica. When that’s adopted by “Ripley ready!” all doubt is eliminated. Naming one more well-known spacefarer, Ellen Ripley of Alien, can’t be a coincidence.

Fortunately, followers of Easter eggs like this are supplied with a fast glimpse of the roster on Naomi’s display screen, and it’s stuffed with the nice heroes of space science fiction in motion pictures and tv. It’s becoming that, as The Expanse makes its ultimate bow, the “Great Hunt” of sci-fi tradition seems to help within the battle to finish all battles. It’s simple, actually, to identify the remainder of Ripley’s staff from Aliens: Hudson, Hicks, and Vasquez. So who else is among the many assault staff?

Joining Bobbie Draper and Amos Burton on Alpha staff are the likes of Gial Ackbar of Return of the Jedi and Duncan Idaho of Dune. They’ve additionally obtained two online game characters on their roster: Edward Buck, the gunnery sergeant from Halo, and Commander Shepard of Mass Effect. Rounding out the listing are Douglas Quaid of Total Recall, Alex Rogan of The Last Strarfighter, David Bowman of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for some motive the fictional actor who portrays Commander Taggart in Galaxy Quest, Jason Nesmith, somewhat than Taggart himself. Go determine!

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