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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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 Bertie / ... (22 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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Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater) and Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr) previously worked together on Dexter (2006). 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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Quality is going up and I'm warming up to it
4 June 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The show started a bit slow in the first 4-something episodes. In the past couple of episodes, especially 6 and onwards the show has really picked up. More stuff is happening, new plot lines are opening up and the characters are getting broader and deeper.

I would agree with those that say the show is not the best thing ever, and a lot of it still seems random or unbelievable. In my opinion this is mostly because of the lack of back story. The latest episodes have begun to give us some flashbacks, so I expect this particular complaint to be resolved soon.

In a day where Original Sci-Fi on TV are slim pickings indeed, I find the show to be a breath of fresh air.

The quality of the show is definitely on an upwards trajectory, so I suggest everybody that can't quite get in it yet,to bear with the series. To those who haven't given the show a chance yet, I suggest you do.

Watching Sci-fi is the only way to keep it on the air after all.


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