Guy Gardener wrote:
You seem to be aware of information I do not possess from just watching the pilot.
Defiance is designed as a "Trans-media"™
experience. The show, game and interactive website are all official canon. They have the full back story of the war and races as well as prequel character stuff online and in game. For example players in the game while questing get a hold of that crystal Nolan used in the beginning of the show. During the quest Nolan steals it from your character. Quests in game get updated each week as the show progresses.
Considering all of the media hype about this experiment I am surprised you don't know about it.