Defiance 1 Season 2013

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Season 1
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1. Defiance Pilot - Part 1 & 2 PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

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.

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1 hour 25 minutes

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Defiance Pilot - Part 1 & 2

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Genres Drama, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Scott Stewart
Season year 2013
Network Syfy
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By thedoctor on 17 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
I took a gamble when I saw this released in a local HMV - always one for DVD boxsets and willing to try out new shows, I purchased it with only a minimal degree of awareness (I had heard of Defiance but knew very little about it). My gamble paid off, having just finished all 12 episodes of series 1 I can safely say that this is a 'good un!'

Unless I've missed it there is very little background history revealed so far (although check out Wikipedia first and it fills in all the blanks for you), thirty years ago an alien collective made up of several races came to Earth believing it to be uninhabited, there was a series of wars - the 'Pale Wars', the planet was terraformed, and now humans and aliens co-exist on a world unlike we know it today.

Grant Bowler plays lawman Joshua Nolan who we follow from the start of the Pilot episode with his adopted daughter Irathient born Larisa as he arrives in the former St Louis - now renamed 'Defiance'.

The show builds gradually over the course of its twelve episodes and characters are perfectly established and defined - Tony Curran is particularly good as Dai Tak Tarr, the local Crime Lord. Grant Bowler is perfectly cast as the hero of the piece and fits the role of lawkeeper to a 'T'.

A second series has been commissioned and I would encourage anyone wanting to delve into a new sci-fi show to give this one a try. And I defy anyone not to enjoy this!!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Will Slocombe on 31 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Defiance is an American post-apocalyptic sci-Fi series set in the Missouri town of Defiance. To make it clear from the outset, Defiance has very few similarities to Firefly, despite at least one negative reviewer's expectations. The show bears far more similarity to Farscape or Alien Nation - hardly surprising considering the heavy involvement of Rockne S. O'Bannon in all three shows. The main strength of Defiance is its exceptionally well thought out setting - Defiance is detailed, its history explored beyond any direct relevance to the story, and there is an interesting picture painted of the world beyond its walls. Even more impressive is the characterisation of Defiance's alien races, each of which possess a distinct culture, history and, thanks to linguist David J. Peterson, full languages that are spoken frequently and fluently. Combined with a generally excellent cast (including standout performances from Tony Curran and Jaime Murray as the ambitious and ruthless local crime family), Defiance creates a thoroughly engrossing and captivating world.

Story-wise the plots are generally above average, though unfortunately for every time the writers truly excel themselves (and there are some extremely good twists and subplots), there's a time that they seem to slump into tired and cringe-worthy sci-fi cliches. The ongoing intrigues and power struggles between the characters are often more entertaining than the main plot of an episode. Also, as might be expected in a relatively low budget SyFy series, Defiance's ambitions often outweigh its technical capacity (especially in the pilot episode, which features some very dodgy CGI effects).

Overall, Defiance is a very promising show with a few rough edges. I gave it 4 stars - if I could have given it 4.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 July 2013
Format: DVD
Set in the near future, through war with an Alien species that fled it's homes after destruction they came to Earth to find refuge. But as tensions flared, war ensued & the Earth became terraformed with inhospitable Alien life after a tragic accident. Eventually peace was made & now the Alien (Voltan) races try to co exist with Humans in scattered Cities/Town's across Earth. Through one such City, Defiance, once known as St.Louis (USA). We follow the lives of the inhabitants, in particular ex-solider, lawkeeper Joshua Nolan (Grant Bowler) & his adopted Alien, Irathient race, daughter Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas), as they try to get along enforcing order & peace, but it's harder said then done with such a mixture of cultures, past deeds & suspicion between races.

The series opened with impressive pilot episodes which were brilliant IMO, worthy of being a film in their own right. Once it moved into more formulaic episodic stature, things slowed down & it did become a little less shiny in a way. There are the usual cliche stories in here, a Romeo & Juliet love story, murder mystery & the meat & potatoes, the clash of cultures & wonder of these Star Wars/Trek-esque Alien's. Still, they had to resort to putting British hottie Jaime Murray into scantily clad thong outfits & the like, along with a local brothel, that is quite possibly only there to keep a certain target audience on tender hooks (*cough*). Over it's 13 episodes the show has crammed a lot into them, so much so that it will be interesting to see where they will take things next if a second series materializes. But it's Sci-Fi after all, so they can pluck whatever they want out the sky...literally. And with developer Rockne S.
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By Simon on 23 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
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 Jaime Murray) - events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for.

Well directed throughout the series, cool costumes and sets, decent acting with good supporting cast. The series has a main storyline but each episode is different and always keeps you guessing and with some good action scenes and decent CGI with interesting characters and plot twists and developing characters.

Overall a good first series, looking foward to season 2. Would recommend this to anyone. Enjoy!
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