4,576 votes


Syfy 2013

Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan, the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Defiance

Defiance - S3E9

#1 - Ostinato in White


Season 3 - Episode 9

A gruesome murder is committed by an unusual beast that's on the loose and being hunted down by Nolan and Irisa, while Doc Yewll delves into the surprising victim. Elsewhere, Amanda resists welcoming back Stahma; and T'evgin learns an unsettling truth about his daughter.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Defiance from 937 votes.

Defiance - S3E3

#2 - Broken Bough


Season 3 - Episode 3

Amanda negotiates with the Omec, a new alien race, for the future of Defiance; and the Tarrs return to find much changed and their loyalties tested between the humans, the Omec, and the Votanis Collective. Meanwhile, Nolan and Irisa encounter a survivor of Votanis Collective atrocities that can aid their first strike against Gen. Rahm Tak's oncoming army.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Defiance from 907 votes.

Defiance - S1E3

#3 - The Devil in the Dark


Season 1 - Episode 3

Irisa is forced to confront a disturbing power; at the same time, Defiance is invaded by a swarm of menacing Hellbugs.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Defiance from 1242 votes.

Defiance - S1E2

#4 - Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go


Season 1 - Episode 2

Nolan and Datak clash over an ancient ritual, while the hunt for a killer is on.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Defiance from 1318 votes.

Defiance - S3E10

#5 - When Twilight Dims the Sky Above


Season 3 - Episode 10

Amanda decides to ignore Nolan's skepticism and welcome an encouraging Votanis Collective delegation to Defiance. Meanwhile, Stahma's loyalties are tested by an unexpected arrival; and T'evgin takes another step towards acclimating to life on Earth.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Defiance from 956 votes.

Defiance - S3E5

#6 - History Rhymes


Season 3 - Episode 5

Amanda and Doc Yewll must enlist the Omec for help rescuing Nolan and Irisa, who have fallen into an unexpected and potentially fatal tour of their own past. Meanwhile, Datak and Stahma prepare a decisive move against Gen. Rahm Tak, leader of the Votanis Collective.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Defiance from 897 votes.

Defiance - S3E6

#7 - Where the Apples Fell


Season 3 - Episode 6

Nolan and Berlin pursue the Tarrs after their connection to the Votanis Collective is exposed; at the same time, Alak comes to grips with his future as a father.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Defiance from 923 votes.

Defiance - S3E11

#8 - Of a Demon in My View


Season 3 - Episode 11

Nolan is unexpectedly freed from Votanis Collective custody, at which point Amanda, Irisa and Berlin rush to save him from Kindzi's clutches. Elsewhere, Datak regrets seeking Doc Ywell's help against the Omec; and something startling is witnessed in the mines.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Defiance from 931 votes.

Defiance - S3E7

#9 - The Beauty of Our Weapons


Season 3 - Episode 7

A visiting arms dealer changes Defiance's fortunes, and divides Amanda, Nolan and Berlin; at the same time, Nolan encounters difficulty recruiting a militia to fight the oncoming Votanis Collective army. Elsewhere, Stahma's presence causes strife among the mysterious Omec; and Datak and Alak have a reckoning.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Defiance from 930 votes.

Defiance - S3E4

#10 - Dead Air


Season 3 - Episode 4

Nolan and Amanda are captured while excavating a buried weapons cache; Berlin investigates a Votanis Collective bombing in the heart of Defiance and sees an opportunity to get revenge on Irisa; Stahma's clandestine relationship with the mysterious Omec leader T'evgin takes a turn.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Defiance from 914 votes.

Defiance - S3E2
#11 - The Last Unicorns
Season 3 - Episode 2

T'evgin comes to Defiance seeking his daughter, who Nolan and Amanda offer to release in exchange for some gulanite; at the same time, Alak and Pilar head off alone to protect the baby; and Datak and Stahma are threatened into helping Gen. Tak's assault.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Defiance from 612 votes.

Defiance - S2E1
#12 - The Opposite of Hallelujah
Season 2 - Episode 1

Nolan's search for Irisa leads him to New Chicago and AngelArc. Meanwhile, back in Defiance, the Earth Republic appoints a charming, calculating, and ambitious man named Niles Pottinger as mayor.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Defiance from 1123 votes.

Defiance - S3E1
#13 - The World We Seize
Season 3 - Episode 1

Nolan and Irisa are mysteriously rescued from their underground confinement just in time to discover that enemy forces are marching on the town of Defiance, which has fallen on hard times following the collapse of the gulanite mines. Meanwhile, Datak, Stahma and Rafe run into deadly complications on their quest to reunite their family; and Alak comes to realize just how unstable her mother-in-law is during their journey through the woods.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Defiance from 932 votes.

Defiance - S2E10
#14 - Bottom of the World
Season 2 - Episode 10

Nolan and Rafe race against the clock to rescue Amanda and Pottinger trapped in a deadly mine collapse.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Defiance from 911 votes.

Defiance - S1E5
#15 - The Serpent's Egg
Season 1 - Episode 5

Irisa faces a threat from her past while Nolan and Amanda lead an expedition outside of Defiance.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Defiance from 1076 votes.

Defiance - S2E5
#16 - Put the Damage On
Season 2 - Episode 5

Amanda is terrorised by a stalker but the true reasons behind her frightening experiences have far reaching ramifications not only for her but for Pottinger and Doc Yewll as well.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Defiance from 935 votes.

Defiance - S1E4
#17 - A Well Respected Man
Season 1 - Episode 4

Kenya is kidnapped, while Rafe moves a step closer to learning the truth about his son's death.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Defiance from 1145 votes.

Defiance - S3E12
#18 - The Awakening
Season 3 - Episode 12

Nolan, Amanda and Irisa search for a way to stop invulnerable Kindzi from waking and transporting more Omec to Earth; Datak seeks escape from a deadly compound; and Stahma implores Alak for forgiveness before it's too late.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Defiance from 915 votes.

Defiance - S1E1
#19 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1

The arrival of the mysterious Nolan and his charge Irisa to the town of Defiance marks a threat to the fragile peace that exists between the residents in the premiere of this futuristic drama, which is set in the year 2046, more than 30 years following a war between humans and aliens that left Earth forever changed.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Defiance from 1747 votes.

Defiance - S2E8
#20 - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Season 2 - Episode 8

Nolan interrogates a suspected Votanis Collective spy in order to prevent a catastrophic terrorist attack on New York.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Defiance from 898 votes.

Last updated: mar 06, 2021



Yep, this ils getting nowhere... And even if it was going somewhere, there're so much things that just dont work... Like those irathiens, why do they have To speak another language? Why do they have to look like sh$t? You can't have simpathy or empathy for them the way they are... And what about all those borderline stupid characters?... The only good thing about this show is the opening credits that are far more better than any episode!


One of the better SciFi options out there, definitely worth a watch. Imaginative, good writing, acting, and special effects (though some are obviously miniatures filmed as if life-sized). A great story arc instead of thing-of-the-week, and season 1 provides a satisfying ending that leads well into season 2.


I'm not really getting the "play the game" part of this series? When you play the game you will be able to impact the ending of the series? Or does the game have nothing to do with the serie's story? Anyway the trailer looks awesome and I hope this will be a huge success.


Oh well. Frell this, I can't force myself to watch another episode of this dren. And I refuse to use “shtako” as a swear word and/or use it at all.


Confirmed. Show has been canceled. Reason that's been noted is the cost of producing the show.


I'm watching this now and I really want to like it but... I hate it when shows try to "do too much" by appealing on some many levels that it becomes blatant pandering. I'm going to give it a fair shake, and watch a couple of episodes, but so far it isn't the best...


The first 14 minutes can be previewed here: http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-25/watch-1st-14-minutes-syfys-groundbreaking-new-series-defiance


It's not everyday I get chills from watching the trailer to a new tv-show. But this one, I really did... :O http://youtu.be/tkpyeDks-m0 It looks incredible to say the least!


Tolle Serie. Leider nach Staffel 3 abgesetzt, aber immerhin mit einem logischen Ende.


i haven't started yetbut i read on wiki that the show was cancelled??

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