Without a great backstory, science ﬁction is just any other day in the future. Successfully bringing that backstory to life on the second screen is the brilliance of Enter the Future, the interactive companion experience to Syfy’s sci-ﬁ action thriller “The Expanse.” Created by interactive design ﬁrm North Kingdom, the online experience lets viewers explore the solar system as it exists in the show, accessing insights on the series’ characters, political organizations, and planets (it’s not just Earth that’s occupied these days), with plot updates revealed in episode-speciﬁc views. Fans can also track the mystery of the missing heiress Julie Mao, whose disappearance is central to the series. For the uninitiated, series lead Steven Strait narrates a guided tour of the solar system that explains how this new world came to be. Accessible on desktop, tablet or mobile device, Enter the Future’s stellar graphics, ﬂickering electronics and soundtrack of extra-terrestrial whirs and buzzes—not to mention its swirling, angry asteroid belt—brings this deep-space story as close to home as you’d want it to get.