Now I'm more uneasy than ever about Defiance. The trailer's focus on combat scenes against video-gamey-looking monsters turns me off. I guess I should've expected it, since most video games these days seem to be all about guns and carnage and ridiculous amounts of violence. If the show is consciously trying to feel like a video game, I probably won't care for it. Which is a shame. I hope the shoot-'em-up stuff is a smaller component of the show than the trailer suggested.
I'm a big fan of Rockne O'Bannon, and pretty much the whole cast, and it definitely sounds like there will be more to this than just non-stop actions scenes. They've done a making of series
with the writers and other crew members who talk a fair amount about what to expect. These have done more to get me excited for it than anything.