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Defiance 

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Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.
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3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Grant Bowler ...  Joshua Nolan 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Julie Benz ...  Mayor Amanda Rosewater / ... 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Stephanie Leonidas ...  Irisa / ... 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Tony Curran ...  Datak Tarr 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Jaime Murray ...  Stahma Tarr 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Jesse Rath ...  Alak Tarr 35 episodes, 2013-2015
Trenna Keating ...  Doc Yewll 34 episodes, 2013-2015
Graham Greene ...  Rafe McCawley 28 episodes, 2013-2015
Dewshane Williams ...  Tommy LaSalle / ... 27 episodes, 2013-2015
Anthony Lake Anthony Lake ...  Human Night Porter 26 episodes, 2013-2015
Nicole Muñoz ...  Christie McCawley / ... 23 episodes, 2013-2015
Jessica Nichols Jessica Nichols ...  Bertie / ... 22 episodes, 2013-2015
Anna Hopkins ...  Jessica 'Berlin' Rainer 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Kevin Shand Kevin Shand ...  Raiga / ... 18 episodes, 2013-2014
Monica Parker ...  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 Jack Mehoff) - events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for. Written by Official site

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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?
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Spin-off Defiance (2013) See more »

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Hackneyed Trash
15 April 2013 | by saskplannerSee all my reviews

I have no idea why Syfy can't do something interesting without having to rely on hackneyed plot lines, cheesy graphics, clichéd characters, flat acting and stale writing. This seems to be another in a long line of Sci Fi/Syfy 'crank it out cheap and make it stupid in the hope of attracting dumb people' mold that seems to be the fashion in 21st Century TV. Think Continuum, Santuary, Stargate Atlantis, Revolution, ad nauseum.

This is dreadful dreck. I can't continue watching it. I can barely tell this one from all the other ones - Look alike actors spewing the same awful clichés in eerily similar CGI'd universes.

When I watched the pilot and saw both Terry David Mulligan and Grahame Green as essentially background actors, I realized this was another cheap 'made-in Canada to get the Canadian tax break money' production and doesn't warrant my time and brain cells.


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