Defiance: Season 1 (2013)

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Defiance

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Defiance is watchable for its keen loyalty to science fiction and a well-told story.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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Air date: Apr 15, 2013

In the year 2046, various alien races try to maintain the fragile peace on Earth.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2013

In the year 2046, various alien races try to maintain the fragile peace on Earth.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2013

Amanda faces off with Datak; Nolan and Rafe try to apprehend Ben deep in the ruins of Old St. Louis.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2013

The murder of two humans unleashes insects on the town; Irisa begins to have visions again; Sukar tries to help Irisa use her ability.

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Air date: May 6, 2013

Kenya tries to amend the corrupt affairs of Tirra, a NeedWant employee.

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Air date: May 13, 2013

Nolan and Amanda are hijacked as they escort Rynn to prison; Irisa holds the man she is convinced tortured her.

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Air date: May 20, 2013

Nolan gets a blast from the past while a Castithan fugitive wreaks havoc in Defiance.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2013

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.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2013

In the aftermath of the big storm, Nolan and Tommy discover an American astronaut who has been in an induced sleep for the past several decades.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2013

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

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Cast & Crew

Grant Bowler
Joshua Nolan

Actor
Julie Benz
Amanda Rosewater

Actor
Stephanie Leonidas
Irisa

Actor
Tony Curran
Datak Tarr

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Jaime Murray
Stahma Tarr

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Graham Greene
Rafe McCawley

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Mia Kirshner
Kenya

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Kevin Murphy
Executive Producer
Michael Taylor
Executive Producer
Rockne S. O'Bannon
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Critic Reviews for Defiance: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Defiance: Season 1

  • Apr 01, 2021
    It was good enough to watch, but there is definately some problem with narration and plot. Characters are likeable.
  • May 22, 2020
    כל כך חבל שסגרו את הסדרה הזאת
  • Aug 28, 2019
    Too many characters, no focus, dialogue is 50% gibberish, Maralyn Manson has his own alien race, sound effects are at deafening volume, & I couldn't even tell you what the plot was.
  • Nov 25, 2018
    This sci Fi series was very creative. A lot of detail went into the back story. The plots were complex. Many intriguing characters including multiple aliens. Likeable leads. However, there was always a little too much violence. Several main characters were nasty psychopaths. Season one is the best of the three seasons and perhaps the only one worth watching. Not for kids.
  • Apr 02, 2018
    Although hampered a bit by budget constraints, Defiance quickly develops its own identity and brings complex and dynamic characters and stories to the table in a very compelling and interesting show that occasionally reminds me of Farscape and the glory days of the Sci Fi channel.
  • Jul 01, 2016
    So far so good. The acting is surprisingly ace for a Sci-Fi, the alien races are really well done and there's nothing too cringey going on (cringe often seems to sneak into Sci-Fi). I also love Graham Greene, he's one of my favourite actors. I'm sticking with it.
  • Oct 14, 2015
    This series has a 90s sci-fi vibe to it, and I mean that in a good way! It's sorta like Stargate SG-1, Farscape, Star Trek TNG, and Firefly all rolled up into one. The series takes place in a post war ravaged earth, where aliens and humans struggle to survive in a world of violence and deadly politics. And it's all set to the great soundtrack of Bear McCreary ( the musical talent behind the BSG reboot soundtrack). If you're a fan of the sci-fi genre this show will probably hit the spot for you. It's HEAVY on the sci-fi. I'm talking alien languages/slang and customs, distinct alien species, and funky costumes. If you're looking for sci-fi, well, this show has it. Overall, the cast is pretty strong, with the weakest performance coming from Julie Benz as Mayor Amanda Rosewater. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), and Tony Curran (Datak) are the standout performances for me. As I heard mixed reviews about this show, I was hesitant to watch it. But, man, am I glad I gave it a chance.
  • Aug 14, 2015
    Defiance is the type of show that I have been waiting on for years. It's a true sci-fi show, that isn't horrible. Although the different species can be hard to remember, or even follow sometimes, it's worth getting into. I watch it religiously!
  • Jul 24, 2015
    It's so kitsch it's giving me shivers. Series like that who take themselves seriously with those crappy cgi effects can only be targeting a stupid auditory. I just can't stand this.
  • Jun 22, 2015
    I just finished Binge-watching both Seasons 1&2 and the first 3 episodes of S3 so that is what this review is based upon. I will start by saying OMG this show is Phenomenal. I had nothing to watch since GOT ended and I decided to watch this and thank God for that bc this show killed it in every area. I will start with the story it takes place on Earth in the year 2046 after multiple alien species landed years prior and centers upon Nolan and Irisa in the Town of Defiance. The story is simple but gets even better as time progresses. I will now talk about the cast which is in my opinion the best part. I will credit the 2 best actors in the show that being Nolan played by Grant Bowler and my favorite character Datak who is played by Tony Curran both are astounding actors. I will also say that all of the actors and actresses did an Amazing job of keeping the story engaging. I will now movie onto the action which I will say is sometimes a tad corny but the majority of the time it's Insanely Epic. I would recommend this show in a heart beat and S3 is so far the Best season yet. F.Y.I one of the main villains in S3 called General Rahm Tak who is played by Lee Tergesen is an absolutely mind blowing villain who is now probably just after 3 episodes my favorite villain of any television show to date. Go and Watch this show Now lolz.

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