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Defiance: Season 2: Episode 5 -- Amanda has a stalker, which has dangerous ramifications for three residents in town. Plus: Datak worms his way back home.
Defiance: Season 2: Episode 4 -- Tensions in Defiance explode when Pottinger is attacked, while Datak makes moves to reclaim his empire
The Cord and the Ax -- Irisa’s condition goes worse, while Stahma may have to face her most dangerous enemy yet – her husband.
Defiance: Season 2: Episode 2 -- Irisa and Nolan return to Defiance, Stahma plots against Datak and Pottinger has a new trick up his sleeve.
Defiance: Season 2: Episode 1 -- Nolan travels to what was once Los Angeles in search of Irisa, Datak’s criminal empire has a surprising new head and Pottinger, the new Mayor of Defiance, starts causing trouble.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
15 April 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Typical 'Sy Fy' and modern day melodrama See more (120 total) »

Cast

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

Stephanie Leonidas ... Irisa / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2014)

Graham Greene ... Rafe McCawley (26 episodes, 2013-2014)

Dewshane Williams ... Tommy LaSalle / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2014)

Julie Benz ... Mayor Amanda Rosewater / ... (23 episodes, 2013-2014)

Tony Curran ... Datak Tarr (23 episodes, 2013-2014)

Jaime Murray ... Stahma Tarr (23 episodes, 2013-2014)

Jesse Rath ... Alak Tarr (21 episodes, 2013-2014)

Nicole Muñoz ... Christie McCawley / ... (21 episodes, 2013-2014)

Trenna Keating ... Doc Yewll (20 episodes, 2013-2014)

Jessica Nichols ... Bertie / ... (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Shand ... Raiga / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2014)

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

Justin Rain ... Quentin McCawley (14 episodes, 2013-2014)

Noah Danby ... Sukar (13 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 (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Andy Wolk (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Omar Madha (2 episodes, 2013)
Scott Stewart (2 episodes, 2013)
Allan Arkush (2 episodes, 2014)
Larry Shaw (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Kevin Murphy (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rockne S. O'Bannon (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Taylor (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Clark Perry (13 episodes, 2013)
Todd Slavkin (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Darren Swimmer (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Anupam Nigam (2 episodes, 2013)

Series Produced by
Brian A. Alexander .... associate producer (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ryan Greig .... associate producer (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Nankin .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Todd Slavkin .... executive producer / consulting producer (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Darren Swimmer .... executive producer / consulting producer (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Murphy .... executive producer (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
Amanda Alpert Muscat .... associate producer (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Freeman .... associate 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)
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 (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)
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
Kelly Kavanagh .... background makeup supervisor (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Allan Cooke .... prosthetic makeup artist / prosthetics makeup supervisor / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)
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)
Zane Knisely .... special makeup effects artist (6 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)
David Forsyth .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2014)
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)
Matthew Alan Taylor .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Ann Featherstone .... art apprentice (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor/sound designer (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jack Levy .... supervising sound editor (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Stefani Feldman .... dialogue editor (12 episodes, 2013)
John Milo Train .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2013)
Kelly Wright .... sound recordist (12 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)
Kelly Vockel .... adr mixer (2 episodes)

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
Manuel Choi .... render coordinator (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jesse Siglow .... digital compositor / visual effects compositor (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects compositor / lead compositor (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jeremy Lang .... head of technology (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Eric Acsell .... visual effects compositor (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Matt Boardman .... render assistant (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Douglas E. Graves .... digital modeler (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sean M. Jackson .... cg artist / CG artist (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
David R. Morton .... cg artist / CG artist (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Neal Sopata .... cg artist / CG artist (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kyle Toucher .... cg artist / CG artist (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Arthur Vail III .... visual effects compositor (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Doug Drexler .... CG supervisor / cg supervisor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tucker Marolf .... visual effects assistant editor (13 episodes, 2013)
Shane Hoffman .... assistant visual effects coordinator (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
David Takemura .... visual effects coordinator / senior visual effects coordinator (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mike Spring .... visual effects compositor (12 episodes, 2013)
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects supervisor (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sam Winkler .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2013)
Matthew Swiderski .... visual effects coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Heather McAuliff .... visual effects compositor (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jesse Toves .... visual effects compositor (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Patrick Koloziejski .... visual effects assistant (3 episodes, 2013)
Adam Matis .... digital compositor (3 episodes)
Mark Intravartolo .... flame artist (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 2013)
Sharon Canovas .... stunt double: Jessica Nichols / stunt double: Kristina Pesic / ... (6 episodes, 2014)
Bernadette Couture .... stunt performer / stunt double: Jaime Murray / ... (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Blair Johannes .... stunt performer / stunt safety (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shara Kim .... stunt double: Irisa (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jen Georgopoulos .... stunt double: Trenna Keating (3 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)
Joseph Racki .... stunts (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Peter Yan .... stunt double: Nizar / stunt double: Tommy (2 episodes, 2013)
Derek Barnes .... stunt double: Sgt. Poole / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014)
 
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)
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)
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
Michael T. Burgess .... extras casting assistant (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tom 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
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)
Erika Larner .... costume supervisor (10 episodes, 2014)
Robyn Rosenberg .... costume set supervisor (8 episodes, 2013)
Madeline Brian .... textile artist (6 episodes, 2013)
Roland Heizinger .... chief wardrobe cutter/tailor / costume cutter/ tailor (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kimberly Memory Stanley .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Brett Roach .... post-production coordinator (25 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)
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)
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Peter Rotter .... music contractor (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Bear McCreary .... composer: theme music (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Edward Trybek .... orchestrator / musician: ethnic strings / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jessica Rae Huber .... scoring manager / scoring assistant / ... (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Henri Wilkinson .... orchestrator (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Oliver Hild .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 2013)
Gavin Keese .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 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)
Olivia Blissett .... scoring coordinator (2 episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert White .... transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 2013)
Robert Whelan Jr. .... unit driver (4 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Other crew
Shaun Coughlin .... 2nd asst accountant / second assistant accountant (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kelly Robertson-Reinhart .... executive producer's assistant / producer & director assistant (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
David J. Peterson .... alien language and culture consultant (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Charles Taylor .... armorer (13 episodes, 2013)
Kara Czestochowski .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2014)
Billy Ray Fong .... production secretary (13 episodes, 2014)
Aisha Porter-Christie .... writers assistant (13 episodes, 2014)
Kevin R. Grazier .... technical consultant (12 episodes, 2013)
Stephanie Massarella .... trainee assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2013)
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)
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)
Len Carter .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Wahid Ibn Reza .... directing intern (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Thanks
Paul Becker .... special thanks (1 episode, 2014)
 

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43 min (approx.)
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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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80 out of 141 people found the following review useful.
Typical 'Sy Fy' and modern day melodrama, 22 April 2013
Author: Roxette Rose

You ever watch those shows where the actors and their 'issues' don't fit the surrounding environment? Where Emo and Juliet still try to live life as it was in the 'good old days', except the good old days refer to a time when shopping malls still existed and kids went to public school, not scrounging in gutters for scraps to eat amongst rubble left be either a bomb, aliens or mother nature?

You ever get the impression that writers just can't envision an apocalyptic future that's actually bleak, without it's hope pride parade, racial tolerance and sharing is caring characters who always look on the bright side and make cliché promises to children about how 'everything is going to be OK, because now more than ever, we have to stick together, no matter our differences.' It's as if Hollywood can't ever stop with the subliminal political messages about the state of identity politics, and just actually make a television show.

Programs such as Defiance, Falling Skies, Revolution and Terra Nova all suffer from this double life leading paradox where they have large budgets, promising actors, fantastic set pieces and costumes...yet the writing and dialogue is diabolical and over dramatic.

Defiance is another one of those in-house workshop projects that are synonymous with the now cheapened 'Sy Fy' channel designed to appeal to the masses of sheep TV viewers.

It stumbles under it's own star struck weight, of Battlestar Galactica ex employees, Bear McReary's repetitive soundtracks and a viral marketing campaign of being connected to a video game.

If you appreciate true post apocalyptic scenarios, then give this a miss. Like the other shows mentioned above, everything is too convenient, clean and transparent.

I would have liked to give it a five for the CGI and setpieces, but they too are poor.

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