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Series Summary
It's 2046 and there are new rules and a completely altered landscape on Earth after three decades of alien races arriving on the planet. Mysterious Nolan and his charge, Irisa, come to the town of Defiance, located atop the ruins of what was St. Louis, in an attempt to keep things in order as humans and aliens try to coexist. Events occur that threaten to disrupt the peace that the town has fought to establish. In what Syfy is calling a first-ever convergence of TV and online gaming, each happening -- both in the show and in the companion video game -- affects what happens in the other medium, and the two evolve together as one story.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Science fiction

Network: SYFY

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : I Almost Prayed Aug 28, 2014

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    The fate of Defiance hangs in the balance; Nolan must fight against the republic and old friends to stop Irisa.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : All Things Must Pass Aug 28, 2014

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    Nolan tries to save Tommy and stop Irisa before the plan is activated; tensions rise between Amanda and Stahma.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : Doll Parts Aug 21, 2014

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    While Nolan searches for Irisa, Amanda acts as deputy, investigating a murder that has rocked Defiance.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Bottom of the World Aug 21, 2014

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    Nolan and Rafe race against time to rescue Amanda and Pottinger, who have been trapped in a collapsed mine.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Painted From Memory Aug 14, 2014

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    Earth-shattering events create backlash for Defiance and Stahma; Doc Yewll strives to keep her secret hidden.

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  • Defiance is not just a smart, well-crafted TV show with a good cast and an adventurous flavor, it's also indisputably science fiction, which is a relief. show more

  • Moments in the first episode suggest Defiance could be filled with the kind of minutiae "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" fans love. But its plot is so thin it could float away. show more

  • The visionary environments are without blemish, and the sound design is on the level of some of Hollywood's heavy-hitters. Yet the stodgy inaction between each explosive set piece is so often bereft of substance that to endure Defiance is to lamentably scour its orbit for any exiguous points of engrossment. show more

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