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Writers:
Kevin Murphy (developer)
Rockne S. O'Bannon (developer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
15 April 2013 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
New Earth. New Rules.
Plot:
In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A lot of clichés done well makes for good TV. See more (134 total) »

Cast

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Grant Bowler ... Joshua Nolan (35 episodes, 2013-2015)

Stephanie Leonidas ... Irisa / ... (35 episodes, 2013-2015)

Julie Benz ... Mayor Amanda Rosewater / ... (35 episodes, 2013-2015)

Tony Curran ... Datak Tarr (35 episodes, 2013-2015)

Jaime Murray ... Stahma Tarr (35 episodes, 2013-2015)

Jesse Rath ... Alak Tarr (33 episodes, 2013-2015)

Trenna Keating ... Doc Yewll (30 episodes, 2013-2015)

Graham Greene ... Rafe McCawley (28 episodes, 2013-2015)

Dewshane Williams ... Tommy LaSalle / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2015)

Nicole Muñoz ... Christie McCawley / ... (23 episodes, 2013-2015)

Jessica Nichols ... Bertie / ... (22 episodes, 2013-2015)

Anna Hopkins ... Jessica 'Berlin' Rainer (19 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kevin Shand ... Raiga / ... (18 episodes, 2013-2014)

Mia Kirshner ... Kenya Rosewater (15 episodes, 2013-2014)

Justin Rain ... Quentin McCawley (15 episodes, 2013-2015)

Monica Parker ... Bailey (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
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Series Directed by
Michael Nankin (11 episodes, 2013-2015)
Allan Kroeker (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Andy Wolk (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Larry Shaw (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Omar Madha (2 episodes, 2013)
Scott Stewart (2 episodes, 2013)
Allan Arkush (2 episodes, 2014)
Mairzee Almas (2 episodes, 2015)
Félix Enríquez Alcalá (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Writing credits
Kevin Murphy (34 episodes, 2013-2015)
Rockne S. O'Bannon (34 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michael Taylor (34 episodes, 2013-2015)
Clark Perry (13 episodes, 2013)
Todd Slavkin (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
Darren Swimmer (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
Anupam Nigam (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kari Drake (2 episodes, 2015)

Series Produced by
Amanda Alpert Muscat .... associate producer (34 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michael Nankin .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (33 episodes, 2013-2015)
Brian A. Alexander .... associate producer (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ryan Greig .... associate producer (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Murphy .... executive producer (23 episodes, 2013-2015)
Todd Slavkin .... executive producer / consulting producer (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
Darren Swimmer .... executive producer / consulting producer (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michael Freeman .... associate producer (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
Mark Winemaker .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Bryan Q. Miller .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2014)
Anupam Nigam .... producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Rockne S. O'Bannon .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Michael Taylor .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Clara George .... producer (11 episodes, 2013)
John Paul Bullock III .... associate producer (8 episodes, 2013)
Paula Yoo .... supervising producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Mike Gibson .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2013)
Paul M. Leonard .... producer (4 episodes, 2013)
Bradley Thompson .... co-executive producer / consulting producer (2 episodes, 2013)
David Weddle .... co-executive producer / consulting producer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Original Music by
Bear McCreary (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn (11 episodes, 2013)
Attila Szalay (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Seklir (5 episodes, 2013)
Stephen Mark (4 episodes, 2013)
John Ganem (4 episodes, 2014)
Patrick McMahon (3 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting by
Jon Comerford (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Lisa Parasyn (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Libby Goldstein (2 episodes, 2013)
Junie Lowry-Johnson (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan (18 episodes, 2013-2015)
 
Series Art Direction by
J. Ryan Halpenny (19 episodes, 2014-2015)
Susan Parker (18 episodes, 2013-2015)
Dennis Davenport (6 episodes, 2013)
James H. Dargie (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Christina Kuhnigk (12 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Simonetta Mariano (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses (31 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kelly Kavanagh .... background makeup supervisor (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Allan Cooke .... prosthetic makeup artist / prosthetics makeup supervisor / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Graham Chivers .... prosthetic makeup artist (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Colin Penman .... makeup department head (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ryan Reed .... hair dept. head / hair department head (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Paul Jones .... prosthetic makeup designer and supervisor / prosthetics designer / ... (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Faye Crasto .... makeup artist / makeup artist: daily / ... (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
Shane Zander .... prosthetic makeup effects artist / prosthetics makeup supervisor (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kayla Dobilas .... prosthetic lab technician (13 episodes, 2014)
Stephen Polito .... prosthetic lab technician (12 episodes, 2013)
Michael J. Walsh .... prosthetic lab technician (11 episodes, 2013)
Vivian Orgill .... prosthetic lab technician / assistant prosthetic makeup artist (8 episodes, 2013)
Zane Knisely .... special makeup effects artist (6 episodes, 2013)
Tara Topp .... prosthetic lab technician / suit fabricator (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nicola Bendrey .... makeup effects lab technician (4 episodes, 2013)
Trason Fernandes .... assistant makeup artist (4 episodes, 2013)
Alissa Gee .... prosthetic effects technician (3 episodes, 2013)
Jacqueline Robertson Cull .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2014)
Teresa Young .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2015)
Olga Kirnos .... daily makeup artist (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Devon Ellis .... makeup effects lab technician (2 episodes, 2013)
Iantha Goldberg .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Mark Wotton .... makeup effects lab technician (2 episodes, 2013)
Sarah Kennedy .... daily makeup artist / daily prosthetics (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ting Fang Liu .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Production Management
Michael Freeman .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 2013)
Shauna Jamison .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jessica Giles .... third assistant director (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
Hannah Michielsen .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2014)
Jason M. Washington .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
Daniela Barbosa .... second assistant director / additional first assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
Kim MacLachlan .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
David Forsyth .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2014)
Fatima Palhetas .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2013)
Derek Robertson .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Yari Azzopardi .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
Dustin Lapointe .... daily assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... second unit director (2 episodes, 2013)
Kira McCord .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
David McLeod .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Department
Mike Edmund .... art department coordinator / second assistant art director / ... (19 episodes, 2013-2015)
Bill Vance .... construction coordinator (12 episodes, 2013)
Deborah Vance .... construction accountant (12 episodes, 2013)
David Joseph .... assistant set decorator (11 episodes, 2013)
Matthew Alan Taylor .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2014-2015)
Sanford Kong .... concept illustrator / illustrator (7 episodes, 2013-2015)
Charles McGlynn .... property master (6 episodes, 2013)
Stephanie Chris .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2015)
Rob McCallum .... concept illustrator (6 episodes, 2015)
Moby Pahwa .... art apprentice (6 episodes, 2015)
Andrew Redekop .... set designer (6 episodes, 2015)
Frank Hong .... illustrator / concept illustrator (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jane Janigan .... set dresser (5 episodes, 2014)
Andra Fay Butler .... first assistant art director (4 episodes, 2013)
J. Ryan Halpenny .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2013)
Jonathon Stanton .... assistant property master (3 episodes, 2013)
Ann Featherstone .... art apprentice (2 episodes, 2013)
Sebastien Larroude .... concepts artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Richard M. Snider .... key greens (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor/sound designer / sound effects editor (32 episodes, 2013-2015)
Sam C. Lewis .... supervising foley editor / adr supervisor / ... (32 episodes, 2013-2015)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Miriam Cole .... assistant sound editor / loop group editor (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brian Straub .... foley artist (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Joe DeAngelis .... sound re-recording mixer (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Gavin Coford .... boom operator (21 episodes, 2014-2015)
Jack Levy .... supervising sound editor (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound designer / sound effects editor/sound designer (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Matthew Manselle .... foley mixer / foley editor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Vince Balunas .... adr editor / dialogue editor (13 episodes, 2014)
Stefani Feldman .... dialogue editor (12 episodes, 2013)
John Milo Train .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2013)
Kelly Wright .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2013)
Camille Kennedy .... sound assist (9 episodes, 2015)
Paul Gosse .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2015)
Ken Kobett .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2013)
Tara Blume .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2013)
James Hyde .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Michael Capuano .... adr recording engineer (2 episodes, 2014)
Ugo Derouard .... adr co-ordinator (2 episodes, 2014)
Kelly Vockel .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2014)
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2015)

Judah Getz .... adr mixer (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Marcus Rait .... special effects coordinator (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Laird McMurray .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2013)
Mark Collins .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Matt Boardman .... render assistant / render coordinator (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Douglas E. Graves .... digital modeler (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Sean M. Jackson .... cg artist / CG artist (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
David R. Morton .... cg artist / CG artist (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jesse Siglow .... visual effects compositor / digital compositor (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kyle Toucher .... cg artist / CG artist (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Arthur Vail III .... visual effects compositor (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Eric Acsell .... visual effects compositor (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects compositor (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jeremy Lang .... head of technology (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shane Hoffman .... assistant visual effects coordinator (25 episodes, 2013-2015)
Manuel Choi .... render coordinator (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Neal Sopata .... cg artist / CG artist (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
David Takemura .... visual effects coordinator / senior visual effects coordinator (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects supervisor (23 episodes, 2013-2015)
Heather McAuliff .... visual effects compositor (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jesse Toves .... visual effects compositor (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Doug Drexler .... CG supervisor / cg supervisor (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
Mark Intravartolo .... visual effects artist / flame artist (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tucker Marolf .... visual effects assistant editor (13 episodes, 2013)
Rodrigo Armendariz .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 2014)
Mike Spring .... visual effects compositor (12 episodes, 2013)
Sam Winkler .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2013)
Michael Van Fleet .... sr. systems engineer (8 episodes, 2015)
Matthew Swiderski .... visual effects coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Derrick Ligas .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2014)
Patrick Koloziejski .... visual effects assistant (3 episodes, 2013)
Adam Matis .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 2013)
Billy Oliver .... stunt coordinator (11 episodes, 2013-2015)
Shara Kim .... stunt double: Stephanie Leonidas / stunt double: Irisa (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sharon Canovas .... stunt double: Jessica Nichols / stunt double: Kristina Pesic / ... (8 episodes, 2014-2015)
Bernadette Couture .... stunt double: Jaime Murray / stunt performer / ... (7 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jen Georgopoulos .... stunt double: Trenna Keating / stunt performer (7 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jennifer Vey .... Stunt Amanda Rosewater / Stunt Amanda / ... (6 episodes, 2014-2015)
Blair Johannes .... stunt performer / stunt safety (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brianna Goldie .... stunt double: Nichole Galicia / stunt double: kinzie / ... (4 episodes, 2015)
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Aj Risi .... stunt double: Amanda/E-Rep Elite / stunt double: Keller / ... (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jeanette Roxborough .... stunt double: Julie Benz / stunt double: Jaime Murray (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Alex Armbruster .... stunt double: Billy MacLellan / stunt double: Jesse Rath / ... (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Larissa Stadnichuk .... stunt double: Stahma (3 episodes, 2015)
Susana Baker .... stunt double: Mia Kirshner / stunt double: Stephanie Leonidas (2 episodes, 2013-2015)
Hubert Boorder .... stunt fighter / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013-2015)
Joseph Racki .... stunts (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Peter Yan .... stunt double: Nizar / stunt double: Tommy (2 episodes, 2013)
John MacDonald .... stunt double: Jim Murray / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Derek Barnes .... stunt double: Sgt. Poole / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014)
Christine Ebadi .... stunt double / stunt double: Mayko Nguyen (2 episodes, 2015)
Craig Snoyer .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Hutcheon .... second assistant camera (32 episodes, 2013-2015)
Paul Vilchur .... second assistant camera (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ira Cohen .... gaffer (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Christopher Harvey .... key riggig grip (13 episodes, 2014)
Mike Ohorodnyk .... assistant key grip (13 episodes, 2014)
Adam McDonald .... key grip (12 episodes, 2013)
Mikhail Ramtahal .... grip (11 episodes, 2013)
Robert McRae .... gaffer (10 episodes, 2013)
Johann Montreuil .... Camera trainee (9 episodes, 2014)
Robert Stecko .... "b" camera operator (8 episodes, 2014)
Richard Berube .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2014)
Marvin Midwicki .... b camera operator (5 episodes, 2013)
Jeff Packer .... first assistant b camera (5 episodes, 2013)
Kerry Smart .... first assistant a camera (5 episodes, 2013)
Jim van Dijk .... A camera operator / steadicam operator / ... (5 episodes, 2013)
Lars Strand .... camera trainee (5 episodes, 2015)
Daniel Sauvé .... a camera operator / steadicam operator (4 episodes, 2013)
Christopher Chung .... first assistant camera (3 episodes, 2013)
Jeffrey Cassidy .... video assist (2 episodes, 2013)
Erik Greensmith .... digital image technician (2 episodes, 2013)
John Vrakking .... assistant key grip (2 episodes, 2013)
Justin J. Chambers .... second unit electrician / second unit: electrician (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Casting Department
Michael T. Burgess .... extras casting assistant (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tom Cable Rees .... casting assistant (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Monica Kelly .... casting associate (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Vaishni Majoomdar .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Madeline Brian .... textile artist (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jonathan Girard .... key textile artist (13 episodes, 2013)
Urs Dierker .... textile artist (12 episodes, 2013)
Ritta Koleva .... costume cutter (11 episodes, 2013)
Bonnie McCabe .... textile artist (11 episodes, 2013)
Peter Stuckless .... costume builder (10 episodes, 2013)
Erika Larner .... costume supervisor (10 episodes, 2014)
Roland Heizinger .... chief costume cutter/tailor / chief wardrobe cutter/tailor / ... (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Robyn Rosenberg .... costume set supervisor (8 episodes, 2013)
Rachel Ford .... costume set supervisor / set costumer (8 episodes, 2014-2015)
Jenn Woodall .... costume builder (5 episodes, 2015)
Kimberly Memory Stanley .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2013)
Beverly Law .... sewer / wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nancy Jones .... set costumer (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Editorial Department
Brett Roach .... post-production coordinator (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Leo de Wolff .... dailies producer / dailies supervisor (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mary Albrecht .... post-production assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Kenny Wong .... dailies technician (13 episodes, 2014)
Jesse Korosi .... dailies producer (12 episodes, 2013)
James Spurling .... dailies technician (9 episodes, 2013)
Timothy McGonagle .... promo editor (9 episodes, 2015)
Eric W. Phillips .... post-production coordinator (9 episodes, 2015)
Gordon Antell .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Cynthia Ludwig .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2013)
Evan Gervais .... dailies producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Lissette Rodriguez .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2013)
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2014)
Paul O'Bryan .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2014)
Laurence Gibbs .... colorist (3 episodes, 2013)
Ron South .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Bear McCreary .... composer: theme music (33 episodes, 2013-2015)
Edward Trybek .... orchestrator / musician: ethnic strings / ... (33 episodes, 2013-2015)
Henri Wilkinson .... orchestrator (29 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jessica Rae Huber .... scoring manager / scoring assistant / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Oliver Hild .... music supervisor (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Peter Rotter .... music contractor (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jonathan Ortega .... composer: additional music (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Melissa Axel .... assistant to the composer (13 episodes, 2014)
Gavin Keese .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 2014)
Laurence Schwarz .... additional score engineer (12 episodes, 2013)
Sam Ewing .... scoring assistant / assistant scoring manager (8 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michael Baber .... music editor (3 episodes, 2013)
Ayana Haviv .... singer: soloist (3 episodes, 2014)
Olivia Blissett .... scoring coordinator (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert White .... transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Robert Whelan Jr. .... unit driver (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Stinder Dhillon .... third accountant / trainee assistant accountant / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
Shaun Coughlin .... 2nd asst accountant / second assistant accountant (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Diane Pitblado .... dialect coach: Stephanie Leonidis (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin R. Grazier .... technical consultant (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
David J. Peterson .... alien language and culture consultant (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kelly Robertson-Reinhart .... executive producer's assistant / producer & director assistant (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Billy Ray Fong .... production secretary (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
Stephanie Massarella .... trainee assistant accountant / second assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2013-2015)
Mert Kizilay .... title designer (13 episodes, 2013)
Charles Taylor .... armorer (13 episodes, 2013)
Jackie Alexander .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2014)
Kara Czestochowski .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2014)
Dan Hindmarch .... script coordinator (13 episodes, 2014)
Aisha Porter-Christie .... writers assistant (13 episodes, 2014)
Clark Perry .... staff writer (12 episodes, 2013)
Brad Gratkowski .... location manager (11 episodes, 2013)
Jenna Hamilton .... set production assistant (11 episodes, 2013)
Thomas Pepper .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2013)
Karla Trujillo Villon .... assistant production coordinator (10 episodes, 2013)
Focused on Food .... craft service (9 episodes, 2013)
Brian A. Alexander .... staff writer (8 episodes, 2015)
Josh Stapleton .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2015)
Derek Robertson .... assistant production coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Len Carter .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Cynthia Graves .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2013)
John Gaskin .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2013)
Joanne T. Harwood .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2013)
Chris Parker .... chief technology officer (3 episodes, 2013)
Graham Robertson .... armorer (3 episodes, 2013)
Wahid Ibn Reza .... directing intern (2 episodes, 2013)
Zivanka Markovic .... photo-double: as irisa (2 episodes, 2014)
Datak Tarr .... photo double (2 episodes, 2014)
Gregory Terlecki .... photo double: Tony Curran (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Thanks
Paul Becker .... special thanks (1 episode, 2014)
 

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Trivia:
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?See more »
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130 out of 186 people found the following review useful.
A lot of clichés done well makes for good TV., 16 April 2013
Author: Safetylight from Canada

Reminds me of the old Masamune Shirow manga series, "Appleseed". Combine that with Mel Gibson's "Road Warrior" and a bit of "Babylon 5" with maybe a dash of "Command & Conquer" (yes, the video game), and you've got yourself "Defiance".

Now, this sort of story has been tried before many times, and it has failed each time. (Earth 2, Revoloution, Dark Skies, Terra Nova, Outcasts) Either the writing was too naive and silly, or too dark and serious, or the casting failed to deliver engaging characters we liked and cared about. Or the budget simply fell apart. Any one of a dozen problems can sink this sort of show.

"Defiance" might just get it right.

The story is nothing we haven't seen before, but so what? There are no new stories; it's all in the delivery, the fun of the retelling.

A pair of tough-as-nails left over warriors, survivors of a planet-wasting future war carve out a nomadic life for themselves in the badlands. They are tightly bonded, mismatched family for one another, an alien warrior princess and a human super soldier; they don't need anybody but themselves.

So when their path takes them into the middle of new colony filled with politics and problems, desperate, hopeful people of many races trying to build new lives, our heroes have every reason to make tracks and head for the horizon. Such a town is just too much trouble, a great place to get bogged down and probably get killed. No thank-you.

But of course, heartstrings are plucked, making it impossible to leave these babes in the woods to their own demise. Our heroes become protectors in the middle of impossible odds and ego-driven, racist rivalries and all the dirt which makes life a difficult place. A stupid, ugly town filled with stupid, ugly people. Who are also, people with good stuff inside them as well. An unfortunate mix, because if they were all bad, you could just leave them to rot without a second thought. But no, the audience is shown enough hope to want to see these people rise above themselves and just get along. It's fun as viewers to hope. And so our heroes decide to stay.

Such a story would be an unbearable cliché if it weren't done, as this one is, with such a good deal of competence.

The pilot worked, was entirely watchable, was fun, and shows plenty of promise.

No, it doesn't have the unique charismatic spark of a Firefly, or the (albeit wooden) broad-stroke genius of Babylon 5. But it does have all the parts you need for a thrilling series, and better yet, it has the casting and acting chops to make the characters engaging. And best of all, in the midst of all that grime and calamity, it retains the up-beat bounce to make the world a place to want to visit next week.

For a series pilot, getting so many difficult parts to work this well together is extremely hard to pull off. But they did it.

Presumably, as the actors settle into their roles over the course of several episodes, on-screen chemistry can only get better. Hopefully, they've got some good script writers on board to make good use of all this potential, and the budget and executive smarts needed to give this show the chance it needs for a good run.

I think it's just possible that we're looking at a winner. *Just*.

Because this particular road through the sci-fi wilderness is littered with the remains of the fallen. If they pull it off, it'll be a big first.

So I wish good luck to the aptly named, "Defiance" in the face of these long odds.

They'll need both!

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