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Defiance

Year:
Duration:
43 min (approx.)
Genres:
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
7
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Filming Locations: Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Cast
Actor
Character
Gale Harold
Gale Harold
Defiance
Rob Archer
Rob Archer
Defiance
Grant Bowler
Chief Lawkeeper Joshua Nolan
Julie Benz
Amanda Rosewater
Graham Greene
Rafe McCawley
Tony Curran
Datak Tarr
Jaime Murray
Stahma Tarr
Dewshane Williams
Tommy LaSalle
Jesse Rath
Alak Tarr
Trenna Keating
Doc Yewll
Nicole Muñoz
Christie McCawley
Kevin Shand
Raiga
Jessica Nichols
Bertie
Mia Kirshner
Kenya Rosewater
James Murray
Mayor Niles Pottinger
Justin Rain
Quentin McCawley
Noah Danby
Sukar
Anna Hopkins
Jessica 'Berlin' Rainer
Monica Parker
Bailey
Wayne Curnew
McCawley Miner #5 (11 episodes, 2013)
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Trivia
In the series the city of St. Louis is renamed Defiance. There really is a Defiance, Missouri. It is about 40 miles west of St. Louis and is where Daniel Boone settled.
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Quotes
Datak Tarr: It's not like I dropped a whore from the St. Louis Arch, now is it?
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Faq
Q
Which alien species are featured?
A
The Votanis Collective, or Votans, originate from a binary star system in the Perseus Veil (or Perseus Arm). The Votans were forced to flee their system after a galactic cataclysm. The Sol System became a very appealing new home: Jupiter alone had 65 moons that could be reformatted with their Terramorph technology, there were ample mining opportunities in the asteroid belt, and, perhaps most importantly, they believed Earth void of intelligent life due to the absence of spaceflight technology. When negotiations for colony rights broke down, the Votans declared war on humanity, which culminated with the Arkfall, when several of their ships crashed onto the planet's surface, inadvertently unleashing the Terramorph technology and irrevocably altering Earth's biosphere. The Collective is comprised of the following species:Castithan A humanoid race with pale skin and white hair, Castithans bear the strongest physical resemblance to humans, and from a political standpoint, are the Collective's dominant species. A highly spiritual race with a rigid caste system, most of the Casthithan refugees are from their ruling class.Indogene The most technically advanced Votan species, Indogene are congenitally hairless humanoids with a wiry build and pale skin, which has runes and tattoos to denote individual identity. As the physically weakest Collective species, they tend to undergo various forms of genetic or cybernetic modifications, specific to their chosen professions.Irathient The most physically robust Votan species, the Irathients have been the most successful in adapting to life on Earth. They bear a strong resemblence to humans, but have prominent ridges similar to Neanderthals.Liberata A race of short, squat humanoids with porcine features, Liberata held the economic power among the Votan races until their greed led to their downfall. They have since become the servant caste in Votan society. Despite their social status, most Liberata have a strong sense of humility, viewing their current predicament as punishment for crimes of their ancestors.Sensoth An ape-like species from the Irathient homeworld, the Sensoth have a lifespan of approximately 200 years. As a result of this longevity, Sensoth tend to be deliberate and conservative in nature, preferring long-term plans over abrupt action.Gulanee An energy based species that require containment suits to interact with their surroundings; the rarest Collective race encountered.Volge A race of automatons, disliked by all of the other Votan races, and the closest thing to a straightforward "villain" race. They stand over eight feet tall, are covered in dense armor, and possess integrated internal weapons. Not intended to be part of the Exodus, they were smuggled onto the Arks via unknown means.Not every creature is alien, however, as the Votan Terramorph technology inadvertently created several mutants.
Q
How are the game and the series related?
A
The series takes place in what used to be St. Louis, Missouri, now called Defiance, while the game takes place in the California Bay Area, formerly San Francisco.The show focuses mainly on life in Defiance, and the power struggle between its most powerful families. Comparisons to Deadwood and Game of Thrones have been made. Conversely, the game focuses on the Bay Area Expedition, where Ark Hunters are seeking to recover salvage from crashed Votan ships at the behest of Machiavellian industrialist Karl von Bach. Some major characters in one will have cameos in the other. Series protagonists Nolan and Irisa appear in some of the game's early campaign missions, where they engage in morally questionable activities such as theft and piracy. In the series, Nolan is seeking redemption for these actions. Also, it is highly likely that von Bach is involved the show's conspiracy arc.
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Photos from cast
Lizz Alexander Gale Harold Stephanie Leonidas Rob Archer America Olivo