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Old June 21 2014, 03:34 AM   #16
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Re: Defiance Season 2 Discussion

Hidden cameras on TV shos are only hidden for the actors, not the audience. After all, we had to be able to see it.

At least this one didn't have a giant flashing red light attached to it like a lot of them do.
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Old June 21 2014, 03:39 AM   #17
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I really think he should have hidden the camera better. If she ever goes to move that panda thing she will find it.
That was a vintage cat clock:
https://www.google.com/search?q=cat+...w=1920&bih=916
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Old June 21 2014, 03:47 AM   #18
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At some point the vintage cat clock is going to need its batteries changed
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Old June 21 2014, 03:50 AM   #19
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Isn't being a manipulative douche enough of an unlikeable quality to convey he's evil and the villain?
Plus there was the evil overlord looking get up he was wearing.
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Old June 21 2014, 04:00 AM   #20
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At some point the vintage cat clock is going to need its batteries changed
Unless the mayor changed the batteries when he implanted the camera!

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Isn't being a manipulative douche enough of an unlikeable quality to convey he's evil and the villain?
Plus there was the evil overlord looking get up he was wearing.
Well, yeah, but that more ties in with the E-Rep guys being cartoon villains. That's a tricky thing to pull off. When done right it can be fun, but when done wrong, it can be painful to watch. So far Defiance is keeping it mostly fun with the E-Rep's cartoon villainy.
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Old June 21 2014, 04:10 AM   #21
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eh, some of the villains in Firefly dressed like that as well. I didn't laugh out loud looking at them like I did when I saw that guy on Defiance.

So far he is totally boring. But maybe he'll turn out to be really a lizard alien?
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Old June 21 2014, 04:26 AM   #22
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This is too much of a video game trying to be a television show rather than the other way around. That's where a lot of the goofiness is coming from.
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Old June 21 2014, 04:37 AM   #23
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How's that video game going anyway?
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Old June 22 2014, 08:55 AM   #24
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I read this article about Grant Bowler loving Defiance, compares it to Blade Runner and Star Wars:

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainme...529-zrqdp.html

Blade Runner is in my top three movies of all time because the world is complete. You buy the science fiction completely because it’s so well thought through and executed but also, at the same time, you don’t even notice it because the story’s so good.
“That’s what good science fiction is. That’s what drew me to Defiance, after a while you forget it is science fiction.”
Which made me laugh because so far the only reason I like this show is because it IS science fiction. I'm more interested in the sci fi setting than the characters or the story itself so far which has been quite cliched.
The world itself is like a character though, and a good one. It is similar to especially Star Wars but even Blade Runner as well in that sense, where the setting is the star more than the characters or plot.
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Old June 23 2014, 12:01 AM   #25
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A question for american folk. What flag is this they are squatting on. The don't tread on me flag? I think it is some CA bear thing.

Tokey the Bear:



Or, the real one if you prefer:


I love that there are all these cataclysmic changes to the geography, geology, and climate (hint: the Capitol Records building is way inland), and yet the stupid flimsy ass Hollywood sign is still standing just to show that it's LA.



That thing has barely withstood normal wear and tear as it is.
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Old June 23 2014, 12:06 AM   #26
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I thought it was a great season premiere. I like the new set up with the E-Rep, it should definitely lead to some good conflicts as the show goes on.
I also noticed that Irisa's makeup does seem more subtle this year, but it's definitely still there. I'm actually amazed how different she does look with the makeup since it's really not that dramatic.
Nolan's search for Irisa was a cool little plot, and I loved her entrance.
The prison stuff with Datak was definitely interesting, although it does look like he won't be in there long. I'm pretty sure we saw him back in Defiance in the trailers. I also liked the stuff with Alak trying to be in charge, and Stahma telling him to shut up and do what she says. It'll be interesting to see what she does if he goes against her orders.
Amanda taking over the NeedWant was cool. It'll be interesting to see what happens with her now that she appears to be going to work for the E-Rep mayor.
The E-Rep mayor seems like he should be a fun villain. He is a little over the top, but it's not enough to ruin the character for me. I loved his armor and fake backdrop for his speech, it was kinda goofy, but I thought it worked pretty well in context.
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Old June 23 2014, 02:01 AM   #27
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The humans are the weakest characters.

I would like a whole series set in the NeedWant.

Oh and yeah I had the same thought about the Hollywood sign but I'm wondering if after the big destructo-thing someone rebuilt it.
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Old June 23 2014, 02:03 AM   #28
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So last season gave us Jaime Murray. This season they add James Murray. Who's next?
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Old June 23 2014, 02:12 AM   #29
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^It's great how this series raises such profound questions.
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Old June 23 2014, 02:27 AM   #30
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So last season gave us Jaime Murray. This season they add James Murray. Who's next?
End of episode musical montage featuring a song by Murray James?

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