There is only so many tv shows you can watch. So we are here to give an idea of what is out there and what is to come. One those series we would like to introduce to you is Syfy's Defiance.
Here's some background information. An alien race collectively known as Votans have come to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed. However, when they reached Earth, they discovered despite a prolonged negotiation with the government on Earth, they were not welcome. Rather than turn away, they began a war with the humans as they are determined to make Earth their new home. During the war (referred to as the Pale Wars), the Votans drop terraformers on the planet and transform the surface of the planet; scorching the earth, opening chasms in the ground and covering the surface of the planet in dust and debris. After decades of war, a ceasefire is declared when both sides realise they must focus on survival on this new almost alien planet.
The series takes place in the year 2046 ( 16 years after the Pale Wars) and largely revolves around the character of Joshua (Jeb) Nolan. Jeb was only ten years old when the Votans arrived and he served in the military during the war. With the war now over, he returns to his hometown of St Louis to find it's is no longer the city he left; it is little more than refugee camp. Deciding his services are needed, Nolan takes up a position as the Chief Lawkeeper in Defiance, so he can protect the town from dangerous clashes between humans, aliens, military scavengers and other dangerous visitors who occasionally enter the town.
So, I imagen you wondering, what are Votans? Well to answer that question. The Votans are not a single species, but a collection of seven different alien species who evolved on separate planets. But as most most sci-fi series Defiance has more than one species, but we will not go into this much deeper, in order to keep the geek level in balance.
Here’s a five minute preview and season trailer. It looks great, but as with great things looks can be deceiving.
And the series promo.
Defiance starring: Julie Benz, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Jaime Murray, Tony Curran as Datak Tarr.