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Old April 16 2013, 10:14 PM   #91
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Re: The Defiance Thread - News about the Show and Game

Vastly superior to Falling Skies, Terra Nova and Revolution combined.
I'll tune in next week, there's a lot of potential.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:04 PM   #92
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The show certainly looks impressive, and I thought it started fairly promisingly. But once they got to the town it slowly started to lose my interest with all the dull characters and boring politics.

And the lead character started to come across more and more like just a gruff, unlikeable dick. All I could think was how much he kinda looked like Tripp from ENT (and how better the show would have been with his kind of charm instead).
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Old April 16 2013, 11:06 PM   #93
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Also, yeah, it's from the guy who made Farscape, and it's trying too hard to look like a Farscape knockoff in places - bald woman in robes, big alien guy with gruff attitude and voice (who has tentacle-like beard and hair with rings along it...)
Rockne O'Bannon left long ago. It's thoroughly Kevin Murphy's baby.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:20 PM   #94
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It's funny that people say that some of the CGI looks cheap. Wonder if they are forgetting about the tie-in video game. More than likely said CGI is straight from the game. It's purposely bad CGI in that respect.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:44 PM   #95
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It was OK..but with all that background, I thought we might see something more...Alien? Unusual? Imaginative? Plot boiled down to a lot of the usual locales: bars, brothels, fight club, etc in a dusty western town. Characters were pretty unremarkable too, the same old girl who can kiss ass, grizzled veteran gunfighter/military man, mobster, etc. The actors were pretty interesting and made it worth watching. The most disappointing moment...the ending...the dweeb in the suit and the old lady were behind the attack? They're looking for the ring to rule them all? It has potential, probably more than other recent big budget scifi shows that failed, so I'll continue watching for now. 2.5 out of 5 stars

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Old April 17 2013, 12:01 AM   #96
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Thirty minutes in and I am soooo bored.
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Old April 17 2013, 12:28 AM   #97
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It's funny that people say that some of the CGI looks cheap. Wonder if they are forgetting about the tie-in video game. More than likely said CGI is straight from the game. It's purposely bad CGI in that respect.
No, I've seen some game footage, and it's even cruder and lower-resolution than what's on the show. Although in its defense, it's not trying to look real there.
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Old April 17 2013, 12:30 AM   #98
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I loved it just as much as I expected. I really like Nolan and Irisa, and while it wasn't the most original one I've come across, I still really enjoyed the story. The town is interesting, and I thought most of the aliens were pretty cool. I absolutely love the cast.
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I will give the show a few more weeks. This show reminds me a lot of Gun smoke. Nolan is Marshal Dillon, Kenya is miss Kitty Russell.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:09 AM   #100
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Pretty dull.

And I just didn't care about the big attack because I hardly knew the characters at that point.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:21 AM   #101
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I really enjoyed the premiere. Looking forward to more.
I loved it. It was well Gunsmoke in Gamma World. I will keep tuning in.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:47 AM   #102
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The pilot was ok, I'll watch the next episode. It started out very cliched, and the main characters were acting like idiots (going into a crashed ship to salvage was such an obvious set up for some kind of raider attack I was almost yelling at them through the TV)...
They saw the ship fall out of orbit, as did the raiders -ergo no set up but just bad timing
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Old April 17 2013, 01:55 AM   #103
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Also, yeah, it's from the guy who made Farscape, and it's trying too hard to look like a Farscape knockoff in places - bald woman in robes, big alien guy with gruff attitude and voice (who has tentacle-like beard and hair with rings along it...)
Rockne O'Bannon left long ago. It's thoroughly Kevin Murphy's baby.
Apparently Murphy's just the baby daddy, cause the thing looks like O'Bannon popped it out all by himself.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:56 AM   #104
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(going into a crashed ship to salvage was such an obvious set up for some kind of raider attack I was almost yelling at them through the TV)...
They saw the ship fall out of orbit, as did the raiders -ergo no set up but just bad timing
No doubt Arkfalls attract the attention of many scavengers (Ark hunters, as they're called). Nolan was presumably hoping he and Irisa could get in and out before the competition showed up, just like any scavenger.
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Old April 17 2013, 03:06 AM   #105
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I didn't have a problem with the scavenging scene. They knew the risks and were trying to get in and out quickly and almost made it.
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