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1 | 2
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 1 nomination See more »
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A lot of clichés done well makes for good TV. See more (113 total) »

Cast

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Grant Bowler ... Chief Lawkeeper Joshua Nolan / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2014)

Stephanie Leonidas ... Irisa / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2014)

Graham Greene ... Rafe McCawley (25 episodes, 2013-2014)

Dewshane Williams ... Tommy LaSalle / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2014)

Julie Benz ... Mayor Amanda Rosewater / ... (18 episodes, 2013-2014)

Jessica Nichols ... Bertie / ... (17 episodes, 2013-2014)

Tony Curran ... Datak Tarr (16 episodes, 2013-2014)

Nicole Muñoz ... Christie McCawley / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2014)

Jaime Murray ... Stahma Tarr (13 episodes, 2013)

Mia Kirshner ... Kenya Rosewater (13 episodes, 2013)

Justin Rain ... Quentin McCawley (13 episodes, 2013-2014)

Jesse Rath ... Alak Tarr (12 episodes, 2013-2014)

Trenna Keating ... Doc Yewll (11 episodes, 2013)

Noah Danby ... Sukar (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Wayne Curnew ... McCawley Miner #5 (11 episodes, 2013)
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Series Directed by
Michael Nankin (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Allan Kroeker (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Andy Wolk (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Omar Madha (2 episodes, 2013)
Scott Stewart (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Kevin Murphy (13 episodes, 2013)
Rockne S. O'Bannon (13 episodes, 2013)
Clark Perry (13 episodes, 2013)
Michael Taylor (13 episodes, 2013)
Anupam Nigam (2 episodes, 2013)
Todd Slavkin (2 episodes, 2013)
Darren Swimmer (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Produced by
Ryan Greig .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2013)
Brian A. Alexander .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Amanda Alpert Muscat .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Kevin Murphy .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Michael Nankin .... supervising producer / producer (12 episodes, 2013)
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)
Mike Gibson .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2013)
Todd Slavkin .... consulting producer (5 episodes, 2013)
Darren Swimmer .... consulting producer (5 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 (13 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 (13 episodes, 2013)
Lisa Parasyn (11 episodes, 2013)
Libby Goldstein (2 episodes, 2013)
Junie Lowry-Johnson (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan (12 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Susan Parker (12 episodes, 2013)
Dennis Davenport (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Christina Kuhnigk (12 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Simonetta Mariano (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Paul Jones .... prosthetic makeup designer and supervisor / prosthetics designer / ... (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shane Zander .... prosthetic makeup effects artist / prosthetics makeup supervisor (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Allan Cooke .... prosthetics makeup supervisor / prosthetic makeup artist / ... (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Faye Crasto .... makeup artist / makeup artist: daily / ... (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Colin Penman .... makeup department head (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses (12 episodes, 2013)
Stephen Polito .... prosthetic lab technician (12 episodes, 2013)
Graham Chivers .... prosthetic makeup artist (11 episodes, 2013)
Ryan Reed .... hair department head (11 episodes, 2013)
Michael J. Walsh .... prosthetic lab technician (11 episodes, 2013)
Vivian Orgill .... prosthetic lab technician / assistant prosthetic makeup artist (8 episodes, 2013)
Nicola Bendrey .... makeup effects lab technician (4 episodes, 2013)
Trason Fernandes .... assistant makeup artist (4 episodes, 2013)
Tara Topp .... prosthetic lab technician (4 episodes, 2013)
Olga Kirnos .... daily makeup artist (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Devon Ellis .... makeup effects lab technician (2 episodes, 2013)
Mark Wotton .... makeup effects lab technician (2 episodes, 2013)
 
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
Daniela Barbosa .... second assistant director / additional first assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
Kim MacLachlan .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2013)
Fatima Palhetas .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2013)
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 / art apprentice (13 episodes, 2013)
Bill Vance .... construction coordinator (12 episodes, 2013)
Deborah Vance .... construction accountant (12 episodes, 2013)
David Joseph .... assistant set decorator (11 episodes, 2013)
Charles McGlynn .... property master (6 episodes, 2013)
Andra Fay Butler .... first assistant art director (4 episodes, 2013)
Frank Hong .... illustrator (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)
Matthew Alan Taylor .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Brian Straub .... foley artist (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor/sound designer (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jack Levy .... supervising sound editor (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Miriam Cole .... assistant sound editor / loop group editor (12 episodes, 2013)
Stefani Feldman .... dialogue editor (12 episodes, 2013)
John Milo Train .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2013)
Kelly Wright .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2013)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Joe DeAngelis .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2013)
Ken Kobett .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2013)
Matthew Manselle .... foley mixer / foley editor (6 episodes, 2013)
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound designer (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tara Blume .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2013)
James Hyde .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2013)

Judah Getz .... adr mixer (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Marcus Rait .... special effects coordinator (12 episodes, 2013)
Laird McMurray .... special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2013)
Mark Collins .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jeremy Lang .... head of technology (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Eric Acsell .... visual effects compositor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Matt Boardman .... render assistant (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Manuel Choi .... render coordinator (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Douglas E. Graves .... digital modeler (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sean M. Jackson .... cg artist / CG artist (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects compositor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
David R. Morton .... cg artist / CG artist (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jesse Siglow .... visual effects compositor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Neal Sopata .... cg artist / CG artist (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kyle Toucher .... cg artist / CG artist (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Arthur Vail III .... visual effects compositor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tucker Marolf .... visual effects assistant editor (13 episodes, 2013)
Doug Drexler .... CG supervisor / cg supervisor (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mike Spring .... visual effects compositor (12 episodes, 2013)
Shane Hoffman .... assistant visual effects coordinator (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
David Takemura .... visual effects coordinator / senior visual effects coordinator (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sam Winkler .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2013)
Matthew Swiderski .... visual effects coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Patrick Koloziejski .... visual effects assistant (3 episodes, 2013)
Heather McAuliff .... visual effects compositor (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jesse Toves .... visual effects compositor (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mark Intravartolo .... flame artist (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 2013)
Bernadette Couture .... stunt performer / stunt double: Jaime Murray / ... (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Blair Johannes .... stunt performer / stunt safety (5 episodes, 2013)
Shara Kim .... stunt double: Irisa (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Aj Risi .... stunt double: Amanda/E-Rep Elite / stunt double: Keller / ... (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jeanette Roxborough .... stunts (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sharon Canovas .... stunt double: Jessica Nichols / stunt double: Kristina Pesic / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
Jason Lee Bell .... Stunt Double Rob Stewart / Stunt Double Rod Wilson (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Joseph Racki .... stunts (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013)
Peter Yan .... stunt double: Nizar / stunt double: Tommy (2 episodes, 2013)
Derek Barnes .... stunt double: Sgt. Poole / stunt performer (2 episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Harvey .... key riggig grip (13 episodes, 2014)
Adam McDonald .... key grip (12 episodes, 2013)
Derek Hutcheon .... second assistant camera (11 episodes, 2013)
Mikhail Ramtahal .... grip (11 episodes, 2013)
Paul Vilchur .... second assistant camera (11 episodes, 2013)
Robert McRae .... gaffer (10 episodes, 2013)
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)
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)
Ira Cohen .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2013)
John Vrakking .... assistant key grip (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting Department
Monica Kelly .... casting associate (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jonathon 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)
Robyn Rosenberg .... costume set supervisor (8 episodes, 2013)
Madeline Brian .... textile artist (6 episodes, 2013)
Kimberly Memory Stanley .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mary Albrecht .... post-production assistant (13 episodes, 2013)
Jesse Korosi .... dailies producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Brett Roach .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 2013)
Leo de Wolff .... dailies supervisor (11 episodes, 2013)
James Spurling .... dailies technician (9 episodes, 2013)
Cynthia Ludwig .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2013)
Lissette Rodriguez .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2013)
Gordon Antell .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2013)
Laurence Gibbs .... colorist (3 episodes, 2013)
Ron South .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Music Department
Peter Rotter .... music contractor (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Edward Trybek .... orchestrator / musician: guitars / ... (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
Henri Wilkinson .... orchestrator (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
Bear McCreary .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Oliver Hild .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 2013)
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (13 episodes, 2013)
Jessica Rae Huber .... scoring assistant / scoring manager (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jonathan Ortega .... composer: additional music (12 episodes, 2013)
Laurence Schwarz .... additional score engineer (12 episodes, 2013)
Michael Baber .... music editor (3 episodes, 2013)
Ayana Haviv .... singer: soloist (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert White .... transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Kelly Robertson-Reinhart .... executive producer's assistant / producer & director assistant (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Charles Taylor .... armorer (13 episodes, 2013)
Billy Ray Fong .... production secretary (13 episodes, 2014)
Aisha Porter-Christie .... writers assistant (13 episodes, 2014)
Shaun Coughlin .... second assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2013)
Kevin R. Grazier .... technical consultant (12 episodes, 2013)
Stephanie Massarella .... trainee assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2013)
Clark Perry .... staff writer (12 episodes, 2013)
David J. Peterson .... alien language and culture consultant (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)
Michael Campbell .... assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2013)
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)
 

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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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104 out of 149 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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