Tuesday, March 26, 2013
"Defiance" is the new Universal science fiction TV series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon ("Alien Nation"), Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor, starring Grant Bowler, premiering April 15, 2013 on Syfy:
"...in the near future, aliens collectively as 'Votans' have come to Earth seeking a new home after their star system was destroyed in a stellar collision. The Votans had thought Earth was uninhabited, but upon their arrival discover that humans are living on the planet, who respond to them with hostility and suspicion.
"A limited number of Votans are allowed to settle in a colony in Brazil. The Votans waited in orbit for six years as prolonged negotiations with Earth governments for full-scale settlement on the planet ultimately proved fruitless. With supplies on their ships running low, eventually in desperation the Votans began a war with humans to force the issue and make Earth their new home.
"During the war, Votan ships were mysteriously destroyed, rained down on Earth and accidentally released 'terraformer' technology, which made haphazard and radical changes to the biosphere and geology of Earth, making the planet dangerous to both humans and the aliens. The earth was scorched, chasms opened in the ground, and the surface of the planet was covered with dust and debris.
"After seven years of war, known as the 'Pale Wars', both sides had fought to the point of mutual exhaustion, and a ceasefire was declared. Few organized governments remained for either the humans or the aliens, and both sides factionalized as their members began looking out for themselves. In several areas, local human and Votan militias began to band together when they realized that they had to cooperate if they hoped to survive on this new, almost alien planet.
"'Joshua Nolan' returns to his hometown of St. Louis to find that it is no longer the city he left; it is little more than a border town renamed 'Defiance'. Deciding that 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 and aliens, military scavengers and other dangerous visitors who occasionally enter the town..."
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