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Old April 18 2013, 05:05 PM   #166
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Re: The Defiance Thread - News about the Show and Game

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I'm surprised you'd call that out. There were some awesome visuals -- the Arks, the landscapes -- but the Volge army was the fakiest-looking thing in the whole pilot, like a video-game cut scene (though maybe that was the intent, since this is a "transmedia" crossover with an MMORPG).
I wouldn't say that was the "intent". Game developers would love to have photorealistic games; the tech simply isn't there yet. Since Defiance isn't a deliberately stylized game (along the lines of The Wind Waker or Journey), they'd probably it rather looked as realistic as the live action does.
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Old April 18 2013, 06:54 PM   #167
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I didn't love it, I'll give it a couple of shows, but it did seem like a mishmash of Terra Nova, Farscape, Star Wars and Firefly. The Characters aren't all that interesting and I really hate Julie Benz, finally got rid of her on Dexter, not sure I want to follow her to Defiance
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Old April 18 2013, 07:33 PM   #168
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I also liked the ominous scene at the end too as it gave the episode a little more edge.
Not me so much. Does every sci-fi show since The X-Files need a conspiracy storyline?
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Old April 18 2013, 07:56 PM   #169
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Re: The Defiance Thread - News about the Show and Game

Speaking of Terra Nova, isn't the Roller a prop Defiance has borrowed from them?
It bears a striking resemblence.
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Old April 18 2013, 08:10 PM   #170
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^No, the vehicles in Defiance are specially customized from autos provided by Dodge as part of a cross-promotion. The Terra Nova vehicles were modified '80s Range Rovers and '90s Toyota Land Cruisers. Not to mention that Terra Nova was shot in Australia while Defiance is shot in Toronto, or that the TN vehicles were auctioned off to private owners last year.
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Old April 18 2013, 08:14 PM   #171
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There's only so many ways you can do futuristic utilitarian land rover anyway.
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Old April 18 2013, 09:51 PM   #172
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I wonder how long it'll be till we see gals cosplaying as Irisa at various conventions around North America, like ComicCon.
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Old April 18 2013, 10:49 PM   #173
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In my experience, it doesn't take cosplayers long at all to adopt a new character. At last October's New York Comic-Con, I saw several Korras and an amazingly good recreation of an Engineer from Prometheus. (At least, I think it was a good recreation; I haven't seen the film, but the cosplayer had a really elaborate makeup job.)

It would be easier for cosplayers to do Castithans, I'd think, since that's just makeup, wig, and contact lenses. The prosthetics for an Irathient look would be a bit more involved.
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Old April 18 2013, 11:48 PM   #174
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I wonder how long it'll be till we see gals cosplaying as Irisa at various conventions around North America, like ComicCon.
I was trying to think who Irisa reminded me of and concluded it's Leeloo/Milla Jovovich's character in The Fifth Element but Irisa wears more than bandaids
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Old April 18 2013, 11:56 PM   #175
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I was surprised how different the actress looked without the makeup.
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Old April 19 2013, 12:12 AM   #176
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I was surprised how different the actress looked without the makeup.
I saw her in MirrorMask a few months ago, so I already knew (though she was still in her late teens then, I think). I was afraid the makeup and the American accent would detract from the qualities that make her so compelling to watch and listen to, but they don't, at least not significantly.
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Old April 19 2013, 02:57 AM   #177
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In my experience, it doesn't take cosplayers long at all to adopt a new character
David Tennant claimed he saw someone dressed as the Eleventh Doctor at 2009's San Diego Comic Con, even though the first image of Matt Smith in costume was only revealed earlier that week.
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Old April 19 2013, 04:47 AM   #178
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In my experience, it doesn't take cosplayers long at all to adopt a new character
David Tennant claimed he saw someone dressed as the Eleventh Doctor at 2009's San Diego Comic Con, even though the first image of Matt Smith in costume was only revealed earlier that week.
Seeing how the 11th Doctor's Outfit isn't that far removed from the 2nd Doctor's, it was probably just a young guy dressed up as the 2nd and it looked like 11.
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Old April 19 2013, 11:11 AM   #179
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Damn that was bad.. i zoned out halfway through the pilot which is never a good sign for any show.

Bad CGI, bad actors, chliché storyline and the now ever so popular ramshackle look of a postapocalyptic world. I don't see this going any further than that timetravel show featuring a human colony in Earths prehistoric past that featured Dinosaurs and another lawman (forgot even the name of the show).

Anyway.. i'm out and will still wait for a decent SF show.
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Old April 19 2013, 01:23 PM   #180
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. I don't see this going any further than that timetravel show featuring a human colony in Earths prehistoric past that featured Dinosaurs and another lawman (forgot even the name of the show).

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