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Fanbase Feature: Through the Ring – A Focus on ‘The Expanse’ TV Series – Episode 02

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this 12-episode Fanbase Feature mini-series, Through the Ring – A Focus on The Expanse TV Series will provide an in-depth analysis of the hit sci-fi television series created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (and based on James S.A. Corey’s novels of the same name). Hosted by the POPSKL Podcasters, their analysis will not only explore the themes of The Expanse, but also the overall impact that sci-fi stories can impart on their audiences.

POPSKL (Pissed-Off Psychic Scary Kids of LA) returns to The Fanbase Weekly following the success of their first endeavor, Dream Journal – A Focus on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman! In this discussion, they tackle episodes 6-10 of the first season.

Creative professionals themselves, the members of POPSKL bring thoughtful and informed perspectives to this lively, deep-dive roundtable discussion concerning the themes, characters, and tropes of this diverse and well-crafted show which includes “What’s up with the hummingbird?” and a descriptive nickname for one of the characters on the show. After a quick recap of the episodes, they dig into their discussion before finishing with an “In Memoriam” section, where they discuss the deaths of all of the major and minor characters, how those deaths affect the story, and what they mean to each of the podcasters as fans.

Brew up some coffee, heat up some lasagna, and geek out with POPSKL — as they bring you big conversations for big stories.

Cast members
: Justin Peniston (writer – Hunter Black, Netflix’s Sonic Prime), Kelly Sue Milano (writer – HexComix’s Hex 11), Lisa K. Weber (artist – HexComix’s Hex 11), Claire Thorne (founder – Unexpected Hobby, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space), and Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor, writer/director/performer)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by Blue Fox Comics. Founded in 2015 by husband and wife team Simon and Marielle Birks, Blue Fox Comics has rapidly grown to become a publisher of distinct, high-quality, character-driven genre comics. From slice of life, through sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, they have titles to suit everyone of all ages, and an online shop with low-cost shipping worldwide from their base in Scotland. A staple of pre-COVID comic-cons, they are looking forward to getting back in front of comic fans everywhere. You can learn more about Blue Fox Comics – including their May Kickstarter campaigns for BUSY LITTLE BEES and JIMMY’S VENDATTA – at, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linktree.

The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Produced by: POPSKL Podcast

Original Through the Ring Music by: Zach Pyke (Twitter: @zachpyke)

Original In Memoriam Music by: Rob Steiner (Twitter: @pianobum1 / Instagram: @pianobum) and Erica Meadows (Instagram: @trixieturnsalot)

Original Through the Ring Art by: Lisa K. Weber

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