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In the near future, during a war with a race of invading aliens called the Votan, alien terra-forming technology is accidentally unleashed on Earth, creating a new planet dangerous to both humans and the aliens. where they eventually realise that they must learn to live together to survive.

The show will be launched simultaneously with a MMO game of the same name manufactured by Trion.
  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (68 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 2x12 -- All Things Must Pass (Aug/28/2014)

Prev: 2x11 -- Doll Parts (Aug/21/2014)

While Nolan tries to get to the bottom of what is happening with Irisa, Amanda investigates the murder of one of her prostitutes, Deirdre.

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (4 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

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Grant Bowler
As Joshua Nolan
Julie Benz
As Amanda Rosewater
Stephanie Leonidas
As Irisa Nyira
Tony Curran
As Datak Tarr
Jaime Murray
As Stahma Tarr
Graham Greene
As Rafe McCawley
Jesse Rath
As Alak Tarr (Season 2+)
James Murray (1)
As Niles Pottinger (Season 2+)
Mia Kirshner
As Kenya Rosewater (Season 1)



Reviews: 67
scifi returns to rootsRating: 11 likes, 1 dislikes

no more battle star watching masochism

Roddenberry use of race is sure to charm the thought police Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 10:07 pm


Reviews: 110
favors the braveRating: 4 likes, 1 dislikes

seeming is being a success

fortunately the asshats at scifi didn't cancel this

roddenberry smiles Read more

Review posted on Sunday, June 15th 2014 at 3:12 am


Reviews: 6
Eureka it's Star Defiance Wars!Rating: 4 likes, 11 dislikes

Last season Syfy took out a few shows. Shows that had a devoted following. Shows that were fun. Shows that still had life. It was rumoured that there would MTv like reality shows taking their place. Read more

Review posted on Friday, April 19th 2013 at 1:34 am

7 reviews available
2x11: Doll Parts recap: Deirdre is broadcasting from atop the Arch by herself and enjoying a picnic that she’s laid out... read more.

2x10: Bottom of the World recap: At the E-Rep field office in Defiance, Irisa breaks into the building at night and hides in the rafters as three soldiers go by. Afterward, Irisa shorts out the lock on a storage room, setting off the alarm, and grabs a terrasphere. She then slips out as the soldiers secure the grounds... and Nolan grabs her and tosses her out of sight. He then confronts the soldiers and tells them the thief went in a different direction, and gives them back the terrasphere. Once they leave, Nolan drags Irisa out and tells her that she's crossed a line... read more.

2x9: Painted From Memory recap: At the hospital, Kenya describes her memories of her goggled captor and how he unhooded her at the greenhouse. She tells Nolan about how he fed her and asked questions about her life in Defiance. The captor then calls Amanda and has Kenya talk to her. Kenya finally grows exasperated and says that they know the rest. Nolan points out that she's only been abducted for two or three weeks, and Kenya says that her last memory before that is a year ago, on the night Amanda lost the mayoral election. Yewll says that Kenya has suffered damage to her temporal lobe and advises Nolan to stop. Kenya says that she's tired and Amanda leads her off. Once the sisters leave, Nolan warns Yewll not to mess with him, and she assures him that she'll look after Kenya... read more.

2x8: Slouching Towards Bethlehem recap: Irisa tells Nolan how she tried to shoot herself in the head, and says that she deserves to die. Nolan insists that it's science, not magic, and her problem can be fixed with science. He talks directly to Irzu, telling her to come out or he'll force her out. Nolan then admits that it made him feel a little better. Mercado calls and summons Nolan to NeedWant... read more.

2x7: If You Could See Her Through My Eyes recap: The Tarrs' servant Jalina is preparing the bath when Christie comes in and asks if Alak is home. Jalina notices that she has white makeup on her neck and Christie claims that it's flour. However, she insists that Jalina not say anything to anyone about it, and Jalina agrees. The servant heads out, explaining that she has work to do... read more.
Recurring Guests

Dewshane Williams as Tommy LaSalle (22 eps)
Nicole Munoz as Christie McCawley (18 eps)
Trenna Keating as Meh Yewll (18 eps)
Kevin Shand as Nak (16 eps)
Katie Douglas (2) as Young Irisa (13 eps)
Jessica Nichols as Bertie (13 eps)
Noah Danby as Sukar (10 eps)
Monica Parker as Bailey (10 eps)
Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr (10 eps)
Kristina Pesic as Deirdre Lamb (9 eps)

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Warning: Defiance guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi
Status: Returning Series
Network: Syfy ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 15, 2013
Episode Order: 13
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