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#1 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

Remember all the hype about this show?  

 

Well, there's only one way to describe the pilot and that word is EXCELLENT!!  

 

It definitely lived up to the hype.  If you haven't watched it yet, don't miss this one.

 


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

Haven't watched yet... am DVRing it though.  SyFy has a decent track record lately with shows I have tried and liked, so I wanted to take a look at this one.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:44 PM

I tried but lost interest a half hour in.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:02 AM

I'm recording it but I'll probably let this one age on the DVR for a while and see if the show is going to make it.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

DVR'd it, hope it doesn't disappoint.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

My series recording did not catch this.  Luckily I checked and was able to manually record it at a later hour. 

 

It was very strange.  When I checked it on my "ToDo List" the program was listed there but did not have the little record circle next to it.  When the time to record was reached, the show did not record and the History said it was Cancelled. 

 

Glad I checked it.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

 

Kind of an interesting world they've created here. I'll keep watching.

 

I hope more is revealed about the events that transpired between 2013 and 2046 -- I'm a little unclear on why an alien species would need to terraform Earth to the extent that they form rocky, craggy mountains in the area around St. Louis, and get rid of the Mississippi River.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

Remember all the hype about this show?  

 

Well, there's only one way to describe the pilot and that word is EXCELLENT!!  

 

It definitely lived up to the hype.  If you haven't watched it yet, don't miss this one.

Watched it and this is one I will set to record


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:02 PM

After reading this thread I figured I would check it out hoping the pilot was going to be shown again.  They are not taking any chances, the pilot is being shown 2 or 3 times a day every day!


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

 

Kind of an interesting world they've created here. I'll keep watching.

 

I hope more is revealed about the events that transpired between 2013 and 2046 -- I'm a little unclear on why an alien species would need to terraform Earth to the extent that they form rocky, craggy mountains in the area around St. Louis, and get rid of the Mississippi River.

 

Yes, it will be interesting to see how much of a back story is developed over time.  And yeah, the form that the terraforming took is puzzling to me also.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

After reading this thread I figured I would check it out hoping the pilot was going to be shown again.  They are not taking any chances, the pilot is being shown 2 or 3 times a day every day!

 

There's a gazillion dollars invested in this show, the online stuff for it and the game that goes along with it in a different locale.  I'm not surprised at all that they want to ensure the widest audience.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Missed it and just happened to see it was on this morning, think I am scheduled to record in a few hours.  Glad they are showing it plenty.  Hate it when a cable channel airs a show 3 times in the premiering night then maybe once more later in the week if you are lucky.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

Interesting attempt at recording:  I will not be home in time to manually record the 5PM showing tonight so Iogged into DirecTV.com to do a remote record scheduling. It picked one of the Friday showings of the pilot to record when I selected series.  Trying to record just the episode shows next showing 5PM today but after selecting it jumps to Friday 8PM.  Guess i have to wait until tomorrow to watch, I will manually pick one of tomorrows showings tonight


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

Yes, several airings of the pilot, according to the schedule search on their website. I looked and it's also available to get on iTunes, but not up yet on Amazon nor Vudu.

 

You can also watch it free at defiance.com


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

I noticed that Direct subs had problems with the pilot setting to record properly.  On Dish, there wasn't an issue.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

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NEW YORK - April 16, 2013 - New Earth. New Rules. New Records. Syfy's groundbreaking transmedia event Defiance became the channel's most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 (1.3 million) since 2006 (Eureka).

 

Defiance also delivered Syfy's top performance in total viewers (2.7 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.4 million) since 2009 (Warehouse 13) during its two-hour telecast on Monday, April 15 from 9-11PM (ET/PT). While averaging a 2.0 HH rating, Defiance also averaged 479,000 Adults 18-34, the most for a scripted series premiere since 2006.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:03 PM

I liked it. It has some of the feel of "Terra Nova" but the "aliens" and the cgi scenes offer stronger opportunities. And the primary characters - the cast really - did well for a pilot of a show with a lot of weirdness. It is a strong cast, by the way.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

 

Turns out the Wikipedia entry for "Defiance" does a good job of explaining the backstory, including the things I was curious about.

 

(I don't see any obvious spoilers on the page, but don't look, I guess, if you want to wait for information to be revealed "organically" in future episodes.)


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

Watched last night and was pleased to see it is a Rockne S O'Bannon show.  Definitely had a few Farscape type aliens.  I am also a Julie Benz fan so nice to see she is in it.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

Although I liked the show, it has the usual unexplained items in a SciFi (not SyFy) show.

 

Where do they get all their food?

Manufacturing?

 

And so on. Overall not too bad although I thought the McCawley Father was a bit of an overactor.






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