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Defiance: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

Nolan and Tommy find a famous astronaut from 2013 in an arkfall fragment and bring him back to Defiance. However, they soon discover that he hides a terrifying secret. Meanwhile, Datak begins to suspect something when Kendra rejects him as a client.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Monday June 10th, 2013

Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Clark Perry

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Syfy) Jun 04, 2013
CA (SHOWCASE) Jun 10, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 09, 2014

Guest Stars
Gale HaroldGale Harold
As Connor Lang
Brittany AllenBrittany Allen
As Tirra
Dewshane WilliamsDewshane Williams
As Tommy LaSalle
Trenna KeatingTrenna Keating
As Meh Yewll
Brian J. SmithBrian J. Smith
As Gordon McClintock

Co-Guest Stars
Jessica NicholsJessica Nichols
As Bertie
Monica ParkerMonica Parker
As Bailey
Gilles SavardGilles Savard
As Lambert
Carl BauerCarl Bauer
As Rupert
Kevin ShandKevin Shand
As Sensoth Mother
Jasmine ChenJasmine Chen
As Studious Girl (Charlie Rivers)
Norma-Jean HeesselsNorma-Jean Heessels
As Grace McClintock
Main Cast
Grant BowlerGrant Bowler
As Joshua Nolan
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Amanda Rosewater
Stephanie LeonidasStephanie Leonidas
As Irisa Nyira
Tony CurranTony Curran
As Datak Tarr
Jaime MurrayJaime Murray
As Stahma Tarr
Graham GreeneGraham Greene
As Rafe McCawley
Mia KirshnerMia Kirshner
As Kenya Rosewater


Tommy and an ill-tempered Nolan are driving through the Badlands and finally pull over to the site where the ark fragment crashed to earth. As they investigate, Tommy wonders if God was guiding Sukar to save Defiance, but Nolan doesn't believe it. Nolan comments on how Tommy has been spending a lot of time with Irisa, but Tommy doesn't want to discuss it. They go inside and find a lot of Earth tech, including a space capsule. Nolan finds a NASA jumpsuit with a nametag, Gordon McClintock, while Tommy calls him over to a malfunctioning hypersleep chamber. They discover that there are humans inside of the chambers. One of them activates and the two men have no choice but to cut him free. The man looks up and asks if they're Americans. Nolan checks his dogtags and welcomes Gordon home as he passes out...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Elvis CostelloMan Out of TimeGordon reunited with Grace

Episode Quotes
Tommy: Thar she blows, captain. Two points off the starboard bow.
Nolan: Stop reading Moby Dick.
Tommy: It's enriching.
Nolan: It's annoying.

Nolan: Tommy, you hurt my daughter, your questions about God, they're gonna get answered--personally.

Gordon McClintock: Geez, my god, your skin is softer than I expected.
Meh Yewll: Easy, tiger, I'm too old for you.

Gordon McClintock: Okay, so who played me, in the movie?
Rafe: Oh, uh, Robert Pattinson.
Amanda: Yeah.
Gordon McClintock: Twilight? Which one was he, the vampire or the werewolf?
Rafe: Hell, don't look at me.
Nolan: Amanda?
Amanda: Oh. Oh, 'cause I'm the girl, I would know?
Nolan: Yeah.
Rafe: Yeah.
Amanda: He was the vampire.
Nolan: Oh, you had his poster on your bedroom floor.
Amanda: I plead the Fifth.
Rafe: You know, I miss the Fifth. As far as amendments goes, it was one of the best.

Rafe: Are you gonna shoot me or not?
Gordon McClintock: I haven't decided yet.
Rafe: Well, can I sit while you do? I'm not getting an younger here.

Nolan: I want to know what you were doing during the Pale Wars--all of it.
Meh Yewll: It was a war. You try to win those. You should know. You butchered enough of my people.
Nolan: I could always make it one more.

Cultural References
Gordon: Twilight? Which one was he, the vampire or the werewolf?

The Twilight novels are about clans of vampires and the human girl who falls in love with one of them. Graham Greene (Rafe) plays a werewolf in the movie adaptation of New Moon.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMichael Taylor (1)  |  Kevin Murphy (2)  |  Rockne S. O'Bannon
Executive ProducerMichael Taylor (1)  |  Rockne S. O'Bannon  |  Kevin Murphy (2)
Co-Executive ProducerNorman Morrill
Supervising ProducerMichael Nankin
ProducerAnupam Nigam  |  Clara George  |  Paul M. Leonard
Co-ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Consulting ProducerDarren Swimmer  |  Todd Slavkin
Associate ProducerRyan Greig  |  Brian Alexander (1)  |  Amanda Alpert Muscat
Production DesignerStephen Geaghan
EditorAndrew Seklir
CastingLibby Goldstein  |  Junie Lowry-Johnson
Unit Production ManagerShauna Jamison
First Assistant DirectorDavid McLeod (2)
Second Assistant DirectorKira McCord
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerSimonetta Mariano
Key GripAdam McDonald (1)
Set DecoratorChristina Kuhnigk
Location ManagerBrad Gratkowski
Transportation CoordinatorRob White
Property MasterCharles McGlynn
Construction CoordinatorBill Vance
Production Sound MixerKelly Wright (1)
Script SupervisorJoanne Harwood
Production CoordinatorCynthia Graves
Assistant EditorCynthia Ludwig  |  Gordon Antell
Post Production SupervisorMichael Freeman (2)
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Joe DeAngelis
GafferBob McRae
Director of PhotographyThomas Burstyn
Stunt CoordinatorShelley Cook
Art DirectorSuki Parker  |  Dennis Davenport
Assistant Production CoordinatorKarla Trujillo Villon
Post Production CoordinatorBrett Roach
Third Assistant DirectorFatima Palhetas
ConsultantDavid J. Peterson
Costume SupervisorKimberley Stanley
Visual Effects CoordinatorMatthew Swiderski  |  Shane Hoffman
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Production AccountantJohn Gaskin
"A" Camera OperatorJim Van Dijk
Department Head HairRyan Reed
Visual Effects ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Special Effects SupervisorLaird McMurray
Department Head Make-upColin Penman
Post Production AssistantMary Albrecht
ColoristLaurence Gibbs
Assistant To The ProducerKelly Robertson-Reinhart
Graphic ArtistMatt Boardman
"B" Camera OperatorMarvin Midwicki
Assistant Location ManagerMichael Campbell
Canadian CastingLisa Parasyn  |  Jon Comerford
Technical ConsultantKevin Grazier
"A" Camera First AssistantKerry Smart
Visual Effects AssistantPatrick Kolodziejski
Senior Visual Effects CoordinatorDavid Takemura
"B" Camera First AssistantJeff Packer
Writers' AssistantNick Mueller  |  Kari Stringham Drake
Make-up EffectsPaul Jones (3)
Data Management TechnicianJeff McNabb
Visual Effects Assistant EditorTucker Marolf
Sound DesignerDaniel Colman
ProstheticsAllan Cooke
Head Of TechJeremy Lang
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