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Defiance 3 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
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4.2 out of 5 stars (5,778) IMDb 7/10

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).

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Grant Bowler, Julie Benz

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Season 1
1. Defiance Pilot - Part 1 & 2
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Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden - and tumultuous - arrival of seven unique alien races.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes Release date: April 15, 2013
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2. Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go

Nolan and Datak clash over an acient ritual, while the hunt for a killer is on.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: April 22, 2013
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3. The Devil in the Dark

Nolan and Irisa track down a murderer who has unleashed a plague of deadly insects on the town.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: April 29, 2013
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4. A Well Respected Man

Kenya is abducted in the alien badlands when she sets out to amend the corrupt affairs of Tirra, a troubled NeedWant employee.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: May 6, 2013
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5. The Serpent's Egg

Nolan and Amanda face danger outside of town, while Irisa faces her past (and kicks some serious butt).

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: May 13, 2013
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6. Brothers in Arms

While tracking a criminal, Nolan gets a blast from his past.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: May 20, 2013
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7. Goodbye Blue Sky

When the area is hit by a deadly Razor Rain storm, the people of Defiance must run for cover and stay indoors, where they discover truths about themselves and their neighbors.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: June 3, 2013
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8. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

Gordon McClintock, a NASA hero from the pre-Arkfall days who was presumed dead, is discovered to still be alive when he is revived from an induced sleep; his struggles to adjust in the new world rattle the town.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: June 10, 2013
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9. If I Ever Leave This World Alive

A deadly plague ravages the town; racial tensions escalate when the Irathients, who are immune to the virus, are quarantined.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: June 17, 2013
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10. The Bride Wore Black

The town of Defiance is shocked when the remains of a prominent businessman who disappeared almost six years ago, is discovered hidden in the walls of the NeedWant. Lawkeeper Nolan and his deputy Tommy spearhead an investigation that unearths the secrets of many citizens of Defiance, causing unrest on the eve of Alak and Christie's wedding.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: June 24, 2013
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11. Past Is Prologue

Amanda's mayoral campaign is jeopardized when Nolan is involved in an accident just before the election, causing the town to question Amanda's decision to appoint him as Lawkeeper.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: July 1, 2013
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12. Everything Is Broken

The citizens of Defiance prepare to cast their votes for mayor, while Nolan is violently confronted with his past and Irisa must decide whether or not to embrace her destiny.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: July 8, 2013
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Bonus: The Making of Defiance

Go behind the scenes of Defiance with the creators and cast who are bringing the unprecedented entertainment experience to life.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 16 minutes Release date: March 25, 2013
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Since this show is getting such horrible reviews on IMDB I thought I'd bump it up a bit here since this is where you can watch it. Or you can watch it for free from SyFy.com if you have a TV provider like Xfinity or one of the many other ones across the country.

This is SyFy. I don't compare it to Firefly but it has a similar feel. They deal with human issues as a whole on this series, with good acting, almost all characters are shades of grey and even then those shades come out on the darker side. There are good people, but they have to do bad things. There are bad people who step up to do the right thing when necessary. Then there are the Volge who just want war.

This is a very progressive show.

One of my favorite elements of the show is the ending montages. They have haunting covers of songs most of us know and love, wrapping up the triumphs and defeats each episode brings to our characters.

And there are a ton of WTF! moments. This show keeps you on your toes.
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3502 BCE - Indogene scientists discover that a star is on a collision course their solar system, the Votanis System. It takes them decades to convince the governments of the other planets that destruction is coming. Fortunately, obliteration is not immediate, because they've first got to invent the propulsion and suspended animation systems to take an Ark Fleet millions of light years away, to the third planet orbiting a yellow dwarf star in a spiral galaxy.

3001 BCE the Ark Fleet departs and the Votanis System is shortly after destroyed. The Ark inhabitants now have no home to return to. 5000 years later, Earth scientists first detect the approaching fleet. It arrives in 2013.

At first, it looks like there may be peaceful co-existence, but there are too many aliens (Votans) who want a new home. There is too much fear in the humans and too much mistrust all around. After a human assassinates the Votan ambassador to the United Nations in 2023, the horrific Pale Wars begin. By the time an armistice is declared in 2031, much of Earth has been terraformed.

There's still a lot of mistrust, but there's one place where humans and Votan have patched together a mostly working peace, the city of Defiance, erstwhile St. Louis. In 2046, scavengers Nolan and his daughter Irisa arrive at Defiance, and our tale begins.

This is rollicking good science fiction though it strays into mysticism, which is not so much my cup of tea. I was surprised to find out that Nolan is actually Joshua Nolan. Everybody calls him "Nolan", including Irisa, so I assumed it was his first name!
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When Nolan, the jaded scavenging veteran at the heart of the new Syfy series Defiance, strides from the Lawkeeper's office early in the pilot episode, seasoned viewers will recognize the streetscape. With storefronts built of reclaimed materials and stacked cargo compartments, it distinctly resembles the Eavesdown Docks from Joss Whedon's Firefly. And for good reason, since both shows shows channel the same American frontier mythology.

Frederick Jackson Turner's seminal 1893 essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," identified the idea of frontier as the defining trait of American society. Crossing the invisible line from society to wilderness allows individuals to shrug off confining Euro-American stipulations of hierarchy, subjection, religion, and money. But Turner lamented that the closing of the American frontier, according to the 1890 census, marked the end of American pioneer fervor.

Firefly, like Star Trek before that, rejects that closing by moving the frontier line off Earth's surface. New experiences and dynamic individualism remain for us to discover "out there." But Defiance alters that tack, suggesting that the movement of new species into our domain can open new frontiers where we are; the American pioneer ethos can be reinvested where we are. We need only destroy existing civilization to get there.

Defiance's frontier myth doesn't need unpacked; creator Rockne O'Bannon splashes it across the screen in vibrant CGI Technicolor. Nolan's swagger, the city's ad hoc justice, and the contrast between settled urbanity and the vibrant Badlands, all bespeak classic cowboy heroes like John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.
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My husband and I really enjoyed the pilot episode. It was far better than so many recent entries in the genre. We hope our support will keep it on air if (as we hope) the writing and execution continue to hold up to the high standards set in the opener.
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This was a really good start to the series. There were a few hiccups here and there, the acting fell short in a few areas and some of the characters didn't really quite hit all the right notes with me, but overall the world and main characters are pretty compelling and I look forward to seeing whether or not it improves.

This has the potential to be the next Firefly or Babylon 5 but it remains to see whether the writers and director are skilled enough to take these interesting concepts/characters and flesh them out into something that will stand the test of time.

Overall I'd say give this show a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised.
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