I had no idea a new series was about to suck me in when I turned it to the Syfy channel a couple of nights ago (Mon. 4/15/13), looking for the next episode of another series. Mr. Lis’Anne and I totally forgot last week was the season finale of that one. We’ve been impatiently awaiting the return of Falling Skies and I wondered what we were going to do with our thumb-twiddling time while in series limbo.
I sure hope this new show, Defiance, turns out better than NBC’s Revolution. I thought it had great possibilities at first; I couldn’t stand the obvious plot devices after the first two or three episodes. I was saying “yeah, right” constantly. In other words, I was unable to suspend disbelief. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Defiance!
Mr. Lis’Anne will watch whatever I watch. Sometimes half-interestedly, but if I keep exclaiming, “Did you see that?!” he’ll pay more attention just so he doesn’t have to keep looking like he’s paying attention to shut me up.
It’s the year 2046, a new Earth – with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his adopted alien daughter, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) are the main characters. They’re salvagers making their way to the “paradise” beaches of Antarctica, but are robbed and Irisa is shot. The city of Defiance (formly St. Louis before the invasion) is a safe bastion from all the dangerous aliens on the outside. A lawkeeper from the city rescues Nolan and Irisa from some freaky looking giant spider alien things and takes them back to town – overseen by the human mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and filled with residents like the powerful human Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene), enterprising brothel owner Kenya (Mia Kirshner), sister of the mayor, and the ambitious, alien husband, wife, and son Tarrs family (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray) – events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for.
(That was an amalgamation of their synopsis and mine.)
Apparently, Trion Worlds has teamed up with the producers of the tv series to make a multi-player online game by the same name as the show. Each week, whatever happens on the show will impact what happens in the game. If you like games, check it out. I’m not into it so I have no clue if it’s cool or not.
I’m not giving away any spoilers this time. You’ll have to find the premiere online somewhere – maybe on Syfy and watch for yourself. I’m just saying, I like it so far. If I change my mind after an another episode or two, I’ll let you know.