Defiance (2013– )

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In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition... See full summary »

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 Chief Lawkeeper Joshua Nolan / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Irisa / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Mayor Amanda Rosewater (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Rafe McCawley (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Datak Tarr (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Stahma Tarr (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Tommy LaSalle / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Alak Tarr (25 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Bertie / ... (22 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Doc Yewll (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Christie McCawley / ... (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Shand ...
 Raiga / ... (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Kenya Rosewater (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Mayor Niles Pottinger (13 episodes, 2014)
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 Quentin McCawley (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Sukar (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Jessica 'Berlin' Rainer (11 episodes, 2014)
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 Bailey (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Wayne Curnew ...
 McCawley Miner #5 (11 episodes, 2013)
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In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. To the town of Defiance, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). As they settle into town - overseen by the mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and filled with residents like the powerful Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene), enterprising lounge owner Kenya (Mia Kirshner) and the ambitious, alien Tarrs (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray) - events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for. Written by Official site

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New Earth. New Rules.

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In the series the city of St. Louis is renamed Defiance. There really is a Defiance, Missouri. It is about 40 miles west of St. Louis and is where Daniel Boone settled. See more »

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Datak Tarr: It's not like I dropped a whore from the St. Louis Arch, now is it?
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Referenced in Face Off: Cosmic Conspiracy (2014) See more »

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I see lots of potential
17 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the pilot wasn't jaw-dropping, it was very entertaining and in my opinion it is worth recommending this show to sci-fi fans. I believe there is a rich world here with a story worth telling. This is not Game Of Thrones, this is not Breaking Bad.... this is a "popcorn show". Sit back, relax & enjoy the ride. Don't let the super negative reviews fool you, because, as always, they are the extra critical vocal minority. Most people don't go online and write personal reviews for TV shows / movies they like.

I look forward to more episodes and I hope the hate-train doesn't stop potential viewers from giving it the chance it deserves. =]


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