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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 Rafe McCawley (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Datak Tarr (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Stahma Tarr (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Tommy LaSalle / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Alak Tarr (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Doc Yewll (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Raiga / ... (17 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)
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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Thoughts on the Pilot
16 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't normally write reviews on IMDb, but I thought I'd make an exception for this show. I find it rather weird that it has an overall rating of 8.1, but all the reviews so far range from mediocre to bad.

Personally, I really enjoyed the pilot. While most of the themes are "cliche", the show does a great job of still adding an original twist to almost all of them. I've always enjoyed shows that follow numerous characters, so I think there is potential in that aspect. I also enjoyed the two "main" characters; they have great chemistry together (if a little awkward at points) and are intriguing. I feel there is a lot more to learn about them, and that makes me want to keep watching the show.

I don't watch many SyFy shows, so I can't really compare it to anything they have done in the past. I can see the resemblance to Jericho, as some people have stated, but with a larger sci-fi theme. A lot of reviews state that they have "seen shows like this before", but I personally have never seen anything like this show before. The graphics are sub-par, but are better than a lot of other shows I have seen. Truthfully, I would take a great story over amazing graphics any day.

After watching the show, I have decided to pick up the video game. I find the show/ video game integration very intriguing. Now that both are officially out, I hope they compliment each other even more in the future. It would be fun to watch an episode, and then play the video game and get background info on the episode, and on terraform earth as a whole.

These are just my thoughts on the first episode. I encourage everyone to at least watch the pilot to decide for yourselves whether this is a show for you or not.


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