The very first scene on the first day of filming The Expanse was the Canterbury's Executive Officer or XO (played by Jonathan Banks) descending into madness. Director Terry McDonough had previously worked with Banks on Breaking Bad.
A "flip and burn" procedure requires the crew to be injected with 'the juice' - a drug cocktail that keeps them conscious at high-G, when a human body weighs over 500 kilos. It's a nasty and painful process.
You may recognize Julian Richings from his recurring role as Death on Supernatural and character roles in films such as Cube (1997), Urban Legend (1998), Wrong Turn (2003), Survival of the Dead (2009) and Man of Steel (2013).