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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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It was cool to hear Linda Hamilton say on the latest Defiance episode, "Come with me if you want to live", straight out of the original Terminator movie which she starred.
I liked it better when she reprised that line on "Chuck" (she played Chuck's mom).
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

I cheered when Nolan shot Linda Hamilton's character in the chest. I have no idea how she would survive that shot but the show clearly hedged their bets in case they wanted to bring her back.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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I cheered when Nolan shot Linda Hamilton's character in the chest. I have no idea how she would survive that shot but the show clearly hedged their bets in case they wanted to bring her back.
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Old 06-21-15, 06:34 PM
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

i would imagine they will figure out datak is behind the destruction of the guns quickly. the phased plasma rifles in 40 watt range "happened" to have those nibblers in them and he didn't know?

i have no idea how they get more, unless they figure out a way to attack lee tergesen and steal some, kill him and rescue meaghan rath at the same time.

i would really like to see them turn the black purple vampire family loose on the voltan collective.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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I think VHS? is ultimately reacting to the ravages of age. The Terminator debuted 31 years ago, and she naturally no longer looks like she did in promos for that movie.
I like the Hat Tip...."if you want to live" comment...

Time has not been kind to her...she was pretty buff in the Terminator movies.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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They don't stop rifle bullets, only handguns. Rifles are too powerful. Besides, a point blank rifle shot to the chest is about as dead as it gets. Of course, Hollywood has been known to ignore these facts before.

I would have shot her just for being dumbass enough to make an attack that broke cover. Even if she had taken out Nolan how was she going to escape?
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I cheered when Nolan shot Linda Hamilton's character in the chest. I have no idea how she would survive that shot but the show clearly hedged their bets in case they wanted to bring her back.
I was relieved that they were finally getting rid of her, even if only for awhile. As for her surviving, alien tech? I don't like using that as an explanation, but if they want her back on the show, and she wants to return, then of course it'll happen some way or another.
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They don't stop rifle bullets, only handguns. Rifles are too powerful. Besides, a point blank rifle shot to the chest is about as dead as it gets. Of course, Hollywood has been known to ignore these facts before.

I would have shot her just for being dumbass enough to make an attack that broke cover. Even if she had taken out Nolan how was she going to escape?
Maybe she has a homemade metal plate like Eastwood in Fistful of Dollars.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

I watch this because I want to support genre TV but it just feels so directionless. And I know it's a TV budget but damn that was a bad effect with the arch exploding.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

Yeah the arch blowing up didn't look good but I didn't mind. The episode was pretty good. Once the bio man said you look like the girl from the movie I knew what that meant. I never thought they would come back to that.
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Is the TV-MA thing new, or has this show done that before? I'm guessing the Stahma/purple vampire sex thing was the main thing for the new rating. Though I noticed there were also some real English curse words in there, instead of doing the trick of having characters say some new curse word where the audience knows what it really means (frell, frack, shtakma, etc).
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Violence is fine, you can get a TV-14 rating with a minimum of editing. I was amazed at what they let fly when the Evil Dead remake was on FX not too long ago. Sex is still bad though.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

The show seems to be taking character turnover to a whole new level.

Season 3 so far:

"Look, let's check in and see how Quentin, Christie, and Rafe are doing. Oh, right - now they're dead. Time for some new purple characters!"

"Wow, looks like Pottinger survived the terraforming of New York. Let's see where his story is going. Oops, never mind - he's dead too."
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

Most cable nets have made a concerted effort to push language in the past year or two. Most genre shows now have the obligatory one or two cuss words thrown in for good measure.

It's very apparent that basic cable in the United States is heading much closer to European standards of decency on television, which is to say not very many standards.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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Most cable nets have made a concerted effort to push language in the past year or two. Most genre shows now have the obligatory one or two cuss words thrown in for good measure.

It's very apparent that basic cable in the United States is heading much closer to European standards of decency on television, which is to say not very many standards.
i, for one, welcome our new basic cable titty showing overlords.
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i, for one, welcome our new basic cable titty showing overlords.
Yeah, I'm not ruling it a victory until I see some boobs. FEMALE boobs. Sick and tired of shows warning us that the following show has nudity ... and every damn time it's man ass
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i, for one, welcome our new basic cable titty showing overlords.
The HBO CEO of Tits, you mean?
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

I don't care for how they have Nolan acting as sheriff when he isn't sheriff. I think the show is to centered on him also. Brazil didn't seem like the kind of person that would just hand over her power back to Nolan. I'm going to take a guess and say she will goo the way of Tommy.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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I don't care for how they have Nolan acting as sheriff when he isn't sheriff. I think the show is to centered on him also. Brazil didn't seem like the kind of person that would just hand over her power back to Nolan. I'm going to take a guess and say she will goo the way of Tommy.
Nolan is the only man that has kept Defiance together over the years. Amanda was kind of thrust into this leadership role that she didn't really want.
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Nolan is the only man that has kept Defiance together over the years. Amanda was kind of thrust into this leadership role that she didn't really want.
Yeah because they wrote it that way. I'm saying that doesn't make sense and is a waste of the other characters.
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Brazil didn't seem like the kind of person
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I don't care for how they have Nolan acting as sheriff when he isn't sheriff. I think the show is to centered on him also. Brazil didn't seem like the kind of person that would just hand over her power back to Nolan. I'm going to take a guess and say she will goo the way of Tommy.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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I don't care for how they have Nolan acting as sheriff when he isn't sheriff. I think the show is to centered on him also. Brazil didn't seem like the kind of person that would just hand over her power back to Nolan. I'm going to take a guess and say she will goo the way of Tommy.
I thought that at first but then remembered that Berlin was the military propaganda director not a front line solider and definitely not a person in any leadership position. I'm sure she's a trained solider but has no command experience. Like Tommy, she's too green to be sheriff. Remember they made Nolan law keeper instead of promoting Tommy.

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Nolan is the only man that has kept Defiance together over the years. Amanda was kind of thrust into this leadership role that she didn't really want.
Amanda was major before Nolan even got to town. She's always wanted the leadership mantel.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

Of course someone screws things up so they do not get any weapons. Plus that place was a million times nicer then Defiance. Someone could have made some good use out of it.

Also lucky the bomb did not go off the second he died or was much faster.
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Re: Defiance (SyFy) - Season 3 Discussion Thread - premieres 6/12/15

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Brazil didn't seem like the kind of person that would just hand over her power back to Nolan.
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What's the difference ... they're both countries in South America, right?

As President Kennedy once said, "Ich bin ein Brasilian."

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