Category Archives: Defiance TV Series
Yee-haw, it’s a sci-fi Western. Sort of.
A couple of new TV spots for Syfy Channel’s latest sci-fi venture, “Defiance”. It looks very interesting, though isn’t that big, blue guy from “Prometheus”? But on steroids? Anyways, the people behind the show is going pretty ambitious with it. Games, web stuff, and TV show and all manner of nonsense. I’m not sure anyone will care if the show sucks, though, but we’ll see.
Going to Comic Con this year? Like sci-fi? (Or, sci-fi-ish, as the Syfy Channel has become known nowadays?) Well here’s Syfy’s full line-up of panels and the like at the upcoming San Diego shindig. Basically, it’s three existing shows (“Alphas”, “Being Human” and “Warehouse 13″) and one new show (“Defiance”). What, no wrasslin’ or paranormal huntin’ reality TV shows? FRIDAY, JULY 13: DEFIANCE PANEL: 6:45 PM- 7:45 PM ROOM 6DE Syfy and Trion unite television and gaming in the biggest entertainment event of 2013: Defiance. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Mia Kirshner (Kenya), Kevin Murphy (Executive Producer), Nick Beliaeff (SVP, Development, Trion Worlds), Rob Hill (Senior Producer, Trion Worlds) and Mark Stern (President, Syfy Original Content & Co-Head UCP) discuss how Defiance defies everything you know about conventional storytelling. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Los Angeles Times). SATURDAY, JULY 14: WAREHOUSE 13 PANEL: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM BALLROOM 20… Continue Reading »
Who says the Syfy channel doesn’t actually make sci-fi shows anymore? One of their upcoming new shows is called “Defiance”, an sci-fi series that’s being expanded beyond the TV world to encompass MMOs. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show and beyond. Hopefully I won’t have to play the MMO to stay up to date on the show, and vice versa, cause that would really suck. I ain’t got time to be MMO’in, you know. Defiance is a visionary enterprise in collaboration with Trion Worlds, with the Syfy series and Trion’s multi-platform shooter MMO poised to debut simultaneously. Set in the near future, Defiance introduces a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the human and alien survivors of a universal war. Forced to co-habitate, the disparate group struggles to build a new society among the devastation. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their… Continue Reading »
With all the wrasslin’ and silly reality TV shows on their airwaves lately (and what looks like even more coming), it’s sometimes hard to believe the Syfy Channel used to be the SciFi Channel, and that they still have some decent sci-fi shows on their stable. There’s the goofy as hell “Warehouse 13″, the entertaining “Haven”, and the soon-to-be-gone “Eureka”. And oh yeah, “Alphas” is pretty damn awesome, too. But for 2012 and beyond, Syfy seems to be making a concerted effort to get back into the sci-fi TV business with a new slate of intriguing sounding shows among the slew of new Reality TV shows they’ll be introducing. Basically, for every slightly sci-fi-sounding show, we get at least two Reality TV shows. Sigh. Anyways, here are some titles we’re excited about that may or may not eventually make it to air. Remember, just because a network “develops” a show, commissions scripts, and even shoots a pilot for, it doesn’t… Continue Reading »
No wonder ol Rockne has no time to try to re-launch “Farscape”. (Mind you, not that I think “Farscape” can ever be re-launched, but hey, hope springs eternal, right?). He’s got his sticky little fingers in not one, but two upcoming shows. The first is a teen-friendly drama on the CW called “Cult”, while the second is a full-blown sci-fi/Western (in the vein of “Firefly”, perhaps?) called “Defiance” on the Syfy Channel. “Defiance” has cast its two leads — Grant Bowler (above) and “Angel” alum Julie Benz. Here’s hoping this goes better than Benz’s last gig, “No Ordinary Family”, which didn’t survive past its first season. Set on a future Earth, Defiance is set in a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan (Bowler), the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of… Continue Reading »