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Old April 23 2013, 11:51 PM   #256
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Re: The Defiance Thread - News about the Show and Game

Nirvana can make most things better...unfortunately after a few secs I realized it was a cover and not the original by Nirvana. It was decent, but lacking.

Kinda describes my feeling of the show after 2 weeks.
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Old April 24 2013, 01:19 AM   #257
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Nirvana can make most things better...unfortunately after a few secs I realized it was a cover and not the original by Nirvana. It was decent, but lacking.

Kinda describes my feeling of the show after 2 weeks.
I just started laughing when that came on, probably not the desired reaction.
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Old April 24 2013, 07:05 AM   #258
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Ratings for episode 2:

SYFY’S NEW HIT SERIES DEFIANCE CONTINUES TO DELIVER IN WEEK TWO WITH
2.4 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, 1.11 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 AND 1.06 MILLION
ADULTS 18-49

LIVE PLUS 3 DATA FOR APRIL 15 PREMIERE EPISODE LEAPS TO 1.77 MILLION
ADULTS 18-49 AND 3.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

Syfy’s new hit series Defiance maintained
strong viewership levels during its second episode, drawing 2.4
million total viewers, 1.11 million Adults 25-54 and 1.06 million
Adults18-49 in the Monday, April 22 telecast from 9-10PM (ET/PT).
Defiance was the #1 cable drama in its time period among both key
demos.
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Old April 24 2013, 10:43 AM   #259
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I was kinda bored by the episode. I was hoping for more about how the different cultures lived and interacted with each other but nobody really discussed it they just bickered. I don't really like Datak, but I like his wife. She was probably the best thing about this episode. I loved the story she told to the McCawley girl.

I'm not really invested in the whole wedding storyline though. I usually like a bit of romance but we haven't really seen enough of the kids to invest any emotion into them yet. And the McCawleys...I don't know what it is but for me they just suck they life out of every scene they're in. Especially the father. I was really hoping that he would shoot Ben. It would at least be something different and give the show a bit of an edge but they had him back down.

I liked the little bits of the conspiracy story, but I'm a bit confused about the timeline. The ex-Mayor said that she was the only one alive who knew the rules of golf. But the main guy was only a kid when the aliens first came and there are people older than him, so it's hard to believe human knowledge of the old life got lost so quickly. Unless I'm reading too much into it and she was just making a joke about her age
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Old April 24 2013, 12:12 PM   #260
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The thing that interests me most about the whole story is the terraforming technology. It will be used to explain everything and will itself never be explained.
Otherwise this was a paint by numbers kind of episode and I found myself dozing off about mid way through.
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Old April 24 2013, 12:29 PM   #261
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This show would be much better with far less humans. Or just get rid of all of them.

Just gagging over the humans imposing their morality on the Castithans and it being yet another great Star Trek moment.

I'm holding out for it to get trashy.

But.. it's not going to get trashy is it?
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Old April 24 2013, 01:10 PM   #262
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...I'm a bit confused about the timeline. The ex-Mayor said that she was the only one alive who knew the rules of golf. But the main guy was only a kid when the aliens first came and there are people older than him, so it's hard to believe human knowledge of the old life got lost so quickly. Unless I'm reading too much into it and she was just making a joke about her age
Not everyone knows how to play golf, and I get the impression that a majority of the Earth's population was killed during the Pale Wars and Arkfall. It's possible that most of the golfers in the world didn't survive. Wars and disasters on that scale have a way of destroying culture and history as well as lives.
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Old April 24 2013, 01:14 PM   #263
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But you can bet there will be a baseball episode soon.
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Old April 24 2013, 04:21 PM   #264
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I actually liked this episode better than the pilot. Seeing a part of St Louis underground was very interesting. I was surprised that the humans could manage to build a nuclear power plant while engaging in a world wide war with the Votans and amid falling space debris.
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Old April 24 2013, 04:47 PM   #265
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I actually liked this episode better than the pilot. Seeing a part of St Louis underground was very interesting. I was surprised that the humans could manage to build a nuclear power plant while engaging in a world wide war with the Votans and amid falling space debris.
It would be war pressures that see to it that normal political and environmental concerns which stops the building of plants today would disappear.
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Old April 24 2013, 05:00 PM   #266
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I was surprised that the humans could manage to build a nuclear power plant while engaging in a world wide war with the Votans and amid falling space debris.
The war lasted for seven years before Arkfall began in 2030. The plant was built two years into the war, in 2025. It was necessary because the war had disrupted fossil fuel availability.

Besides, war generally promotes industry, so long as it's in service to the war effort. Look at how WWII helped pull America out of the Great Depression due to the surge in employment for building bombers, ships, and so forth. A nation at war would need reliable energy sources as well.
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Old April 24 2013, 10:33 PM   #267
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Am I the only one who's reminded constantly of Data by Datak? His actor bears an impressive resemblance to Brent Spiner.
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Old April 24 2013, 11:18 PM   #268
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He has reminded me of Arik Soong on quite a few occasions!
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Old April 24 2013, 11:27 PM   #269
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I found it interesting that Datak's backstory was based off Jack Dawson from James Cameron's Titanic.
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Old April 24 2013, 11:45 PM   #270
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He has reminded me of Arik Soong on quite a few occasions!
Funnier still that Data's mom plays the former mayor... Also, Datak sticks out to me as Van Gogh from an episode of Doctor Who. Also that the previous lawman was Hawk from Captain Power!

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