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 Joshua Nolan (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Datak Tarr (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Stahma Tarr (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Alak Tarr (35 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Doc Yewll (34 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Rafe McCawley (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Raiga / ... (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Bailey (17 episodes, 2013-2015)
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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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The show was cancelled by Syfy after three seasons on October 16, 2015. 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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Cautiously hopeful but less than I had expected
15 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw the pilot episode. I am not sold yet on whether it will crash and burn or it will be decent.

Good points: The "many peoples tossed together" idea has been done before but it's a good one. Almost anything is possible.

It's got Rockne S. O'Bannon who was one of the creators of Farscape as a "developer." This is hopeful.

I like the alien wife.

Bad points: The special effects were on a par with SyFy channel TV movies. That's pretty low. If it's a show that depends on crashing and action, they're going to have to up the budget.

I'm not sure on the Romeo and Juliet angle on the two alien kids. That can turn boring really fast.

Could it all gel into something really good? Yes. But I don't see it yet.


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