Over the last few years the SyFy Channel has been stepping up its game and delivering some great shows including Battlestar Galactica, Lost Girl, and Being Human to name a few. Now their latest cutting edge science fiction series Defiance is coming home with Defiance the Complete First Season on Blu-ray.
Defiance follows a local lawman in the town of Defiance on Earth in the year 2046, thirty years after various aliens known collectively as Voltans had arrived and the planet is completely altered and almost unrecognizable. The Voltans consist of numerous species of aliens and creatures including the Castithan, Indogene, Irathient, Liberata, Sensoth, Gulanee, Volgee, and Biomen along with the mutants created by the terraforming of the Earth. One of the most important things in executing a good science fiction series is creating a world that will suck you in and they do an excellent job with Defiance. They have crafted a simplistic town that is pretty low tech that plays perfect for the story they are telling while mixing it with a great variety of aliens. They put a lot of thought into creating this world and it shows. Some of these series tend to have the effects take the backseat but here they have created a world that doesn’t need them all the time so when they do they look really good. Sure there are a few times here and there that they are a bit off but 90% of the time they are excellent. They have taken the ongoing story approach as opposed to the situation of the week option that a lot of these series take, which does make it harder to just jump right in, but also makes for a much more intricate series. The pilot of the series kicks things off a bit slow which is pretty normal trying to introduce you to this world, but they cap it off with a great battle. As the series moves forward it adds more twists and turns stepping things up a bit building up to an ending that will have you eager for more.
This is one of the better science fiction series to come along in sometime but like any of them is sure to be hit and miss with fans. The series has a great cast that features Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jamie Murray, Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner and Buffy/Angel and Dexter alum Julie Benz. In addition to the complete series this Blu-ray features deleted scenes, a gag reel, and numerous featurettes. Fans may have to wait until 2014 for the second season but you can get out and grab your ticket to visit Defiance when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 15th.