The Defiance Thread - News about the Show and Game

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ElimParra, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. superdeluxe

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    100 million gamble by NBCU
     
  2. Mistral

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    I'm playing the game and having fun with it. There are specific missions whcich are "Episode" missions-meaning they are related to the tv show. They are on a time table-finish by a certain time or they go away. How they relate to the show remains to be seen...
     
  3. ATimson

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    Well, how the first set relates to the show is fairly obvious if you've watched the first 15 minutes of the show. :p
     
  4. Mistral

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    Which I will do after the whole episode broadcasts. I hate spoilers.
     
  5. JD

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    I watched it on Hulu, and it did seems to be new footage.
     
  6. ATimson

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    Which is fine - but the video of the first 15 minutes of the show aren't a spoiler, by definition, as there's no preceding plot!
     
  7. degra

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    once again it looks like another show with impressive FX and production but in the places where it counts-the characters and writing-it looks very mediocre.
     
  8. Christopher

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    Not sure where you're getting that. I thought the opening minutes that have been broadcast so far were well-done in terms of the character writing, and the more I hear about the worldbuilding and saga of the show, the more clever and intriguing it gets.
     
  9. Guy Gardener

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    The pilot is online illegally. Someone copied and rereleased the hulu degra saw probably.

    It's a Western dressed up as scifi.

    A fist full of dollars meets blazing saddles without the comedy.

    Nothing to write home about.

    Conman turned sheriff.

    Seen that before.

    Two of Dexter's dead Girlfriends on the same set.

    I wonder if they joke about that during lunch?

    Jamie is using an American-like-lite accent to reference an earlier conversation.

    It's science fiction so I have to watch it but I hate westerns.

    So I'm conflicted.

    Maybe it's late and I'm tired, and I watched 6 episodes of Sports Night right before I cued up Defiance, which set the bar high but it's the usual archetypes going through the usual motions.

    Unimpressed.
     
  10. not

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    It rocks
     
  11. Hartzilla2007

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    I thought it was good.
     
  12. sojourner

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    Meh. Like Revolution, the back story is more interesting than the main story.
     
  13. Lucky

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    I really enjoyed the premiere. Looking forward to more.
     
  14. Mr. Adventure

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    Reminded me of a cross between Terra Nova and Falling Skies. I'm not so sure where they will go with this one, it will be interesting to see what the next episodes are like. It's a little cornier than I expected.

    Thank heavens they let me know the show would continue every commercial break. This spared me much of the anxiety I have watching shows on network TV.

    I appreciate the attempts at diversity but why do so many sci-fi shows seem to get poor uninteresting black actors? Pete Ross, Mayweather, Ford, etc. Unfortunately I can guess the answer.

    Massive disconnect between the look and effectiveness of that alien force.

    Some dodgy FX aside it all looks pretty good and it is actual sci-fi so there's that. I hope I feel more for it as it goes on but I can't help feel this is filler for the moment.
     
  15. C.E. Evans

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    Thought it was really way cool (they had alien combat mecha!:D) and liked several of the characters right away. Lots of directions for this series to go in, so I'll definitely be tuning in to see what happens next.
     
  16. EmoBorg

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    The show looks good. The aliens look interesting. I will certainly watch the next week episode.

    There are still more alien species yet to be featured like the energy based Gulanee and yet another votan race that supposedly did not make it to the ships that were launched from their star system. i am guessing that they might make an appearance later on in the series. The human created biomen had an interesting appearance with their massive neck muscles.
     
  17. Guy Gardener

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    If you just want to kill enough of the people so that the rest run away, you use nerve gas.

    This plan was stupid.
     
  18. sojourner

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    The plan had to fit the video game.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Nerve gas would've also killed the defenders, since just ducking under cover wouldn't have protected them. Besides, look at how they've had to build a makeshift community from scrounged resources, what was left over in the ruins of the old civilization. Why would they even have nerve gas?
     
  20. Hartzilla2007

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    Actually I think Guy is talking about the bad guys using the nerve gas instead of sending in the alien death army becuase they want the town empty so they can look for the magufin thingy.

    Though that is a valid point.

    Another one is how do you know nerve gas would work on any of the aliens races and if it did if it would work on all of them.