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Just watched the series...

YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member

Such a dissapointment. Wooden acting, cheesy dialogue and nonsensical story. Also it seems that it is catered towards lower teens as the violence was very mild. 

Still might try the game but not watching the series.

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  • aj62896aj62896 West Frankfort, ILPosts: 6Member
    It also heavily rips off Battlestar Galactica.
  • XxGrimmxXXxGrimmxX texarkana, TXPosts: 223Member
    You must not watch much Scyfy movies if you're surprised by this.
  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
    You must not watch much Scyfy movies if you're surprised by this.

    Well you're right but the trailer looked pretty good so I was expecting more.

  • XxGrimmxXXxGrimmxX texarkana, TXPosts: 223Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
    You must not watch much Scyfy movies if you're surprised by this.

    Well you're right but the trailer looked pretty good so I was expecting more.

    Yeah anything Scyfy does is like that.

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Yeh it's basically Wyatt Earp in the future.  However, there are a few hot alien women on the show.

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  • Cosmonaut79Cosmonaut79 Dixon, ILPosts: 175Member
    I'm on the fence myself, but I think I will keep watching it.  Hellbugs will make their debut Monday, which I'm excited for.
  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Somewhere, CAPosts: 627Member Uncommon
    I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 
  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Originally posted by rodingo
    Yeh it's basically Wyatt Earp in the future.  However, there are a few hot alien women on the show.

    Uhm yeah, that's not why I watch sci-fi for...

  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Celina, OHPosts: 1,025Member Uncommon
    While I'm enjoying the show it's definatley nothing special at this point. I'm going to give it some time though and see how the show develops.

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  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

    I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

    Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Somewhere, CAPosts: 627Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

    I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

    Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

     

    Battlestar Galctica? If you tell me it was crap, then I really have nothing else to say to you as our tastes in sci-fi are completely opposed. 

  • JorlJorl SunderlandPosts: 257Member
    I'll give it a few episodes before I decide its worth watching more. The game is different from other MMOs at least.
  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,417Member Uncommon

    Wyatt Earp in the future makes it sound good....

     

    Firefly had all sorts of issues.  The Fox 'suits' required them to make a second pilot, because they 'didn't get it' about the first one.  Episodes were shown out of order,  large gaps in shows being aired, etc.

     

    Defiance may suffer from Syfy's general misunderstanding of what makes good science fiction.     If it's not got an upward arc by the sixth episode or so, that should let us know it's not likely to be any good at all.

     

    It's funny, Syfy is like a fishing channel that thinks if any of their programs have boats in them, it will work just fine.  And shows large chunks of....wrestling.

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  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Celina, OHPosts: 1,025Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

    I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

    Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

    You didn't enjoy the new Battlestar Galactica?

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  • IsawaIsawa Middle 0 Nowhere, ORPosts: 1,051Member

    Most of the world and lore that goes into Defiance in unrevealed, waiting to see how they handle more aspects that I've encountered in the game, before a final judgement. Hellbugs should be interesting, and the following 2-4 episodes after a Pilot are a better way to judge an entire show's direction imo.

    Now comparing this, and most anything, to Spartacus, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones will sink it completely. If you're expectations are 8/10 or better, then you won't be watching much for long, but that's cool :) If your violent lvl is also being compared to these, then you'll definitely be unimpressed with most everything else.

     

  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member

    The show is pretty bad but give it a season. Farscape was pretty bad in the beginning as well but ended up being one of my favorite sci-fi shows.

     

    Like the game there's a lot of room for improvement. My advice is to come back to it once it has had a full season and see where it goes from there. Right now it's pretty crappy

  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 8,457Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
    You must not watch much Scyfy movies if you're surprised by this.

    I dopn't watch much tv period,it is pretty trashy stuff on the boob tube nowadays.

    Right now there is a trend going on ridiculous hillbilly type shows,crocadile hunter,betty boo all that crap.

    I grew up on sci fi television,wasn't big on cartoons ,i favored Godzilla,Star Trek,Lost in Space lol.

    Most of what you see now is really cheap when you figure the legend Ray Harryhausen had little to work with and his work looks a hundred times better.

    None the less,the first part had a little bit of intruge,i wanted to watch the whole thing to see whjat was coming next.At least there was a battle scene in the end to show they did a little bit of work.Part two however was a total letdown,nothing at all related to Sci-Fi,more of a cheap drama.

    Part two was basically more conspiracy,watch a cheesy torture and a boring walk through a mine where all they did was talk,walk a bit and talk again.

    I will watch episode 3,just because i am 100% positive it can't be worse than part 2, i am expecting something in between 1 and 2.


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  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Celina, OHPosts: 1,025Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by StonesDK

    The show is pretty bad but give it a season. Farscape was pretty bad in the beginning as well but ended up being one of my favorite sci-fi shows.

     

    Like the game there's a lot of room for improvement. My advice is to come back to it once it's had a full season and see where it goes from there. Right now it's pretty crappy

    Loved Farscape, also greatly enjoyed The StarGate series

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  • IsawaIsawa Middle 0 Nowhere, ORPosts: 1,051Member
    Originally posted by Wizardry
    Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
    You must not watch much Scyfy movies if you're surprised by this.
    ....

    Part two was basically more conspiracy,watch a cheesy torture and a boring walk through a mine where all they did was talk,walk a bit and talk again.

    I will watch episode 3,just because i am 100% positive it can't be worse than part 2, i am expecting something in between 1 and 2.

    Haha ep 2 was pretty much a cultural / history lesson, which isn't bad, but pretty much all that occurred.

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    I quite like it. I'll keep watching it. It's nothing amazing but it's not terrible.
  • slickbizzleslickbizzle Matthews, NCPosts: 464Member

    I'm liking the series.  Good variety of species to get to know. Good setting.  Good Sci-fi.  

     

     

     

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

    I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

    Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

    Well Fringe qualifies as sci-fi in my book and it was a great series. As far as Defiance, some shows have to grow on you but I didn't think the first episode was that bad...not "OH GAWD I GOTTA WATCH THIS!" either but then again I really wasn't expecting that from a show linked to a video game. Were you?

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  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

    I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

    Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

     

    Battlestar Galctica? If you tell me it was crap, then I really have nothing else to say to you as our tastes in sci-fi are completely opposed. 

    It was alright but I didnt like the dream sequences of Baltar and most of the actors, except Olmos and McDonnel were pretty bad and some, like Grace Park, were just awful. Some of the episodes were really bad as well, like one where Kara managed to fly a Cylon ship and used her foot (!) to close some hole in the hull.

    So the series had its moments but many bad one's as well.

  • XxGrimmxXXxGrimmxX texarkana, TXPosts: 223Member
    Originally posted by Wizardry
    Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
    You must not watch much Scyfy movies if you're surprised by this.

    I dopn't watch much tv period,it is pretty trashy stuff on the boob tube nowadays.

    Right now there is a trend going on ridiculous hillbilly type shows,crocadile hunter,betty boo all that crap.

    I grew up on sci fi television,wasn't big on cartoons ,i favored Godzilla,Star Trek,Lost in Space lol.

    Most of what you see now is really cheap when you figure the legend Ray Harryhausen had little to work with and his work looks a hundred times better.

    None the less,the first part had a little bit of intruge,i wanted to watch the whole thing to see whjat was coming next.At least there was a battle scene in the end to show they did a little bit of work.Part two however was a total letdown,nothing at all related to Sci-Fi,more of a cheap drama.

    Part two was basically more conspiracy,watch a cheesy torture and a boring walk through a mine where all they did was talk,walk a bit and talk again.

    I will watch episode 3,just because i am 100% positive it can't be worse than part 2, i am expecting something in between 1 and 2.

    I know exactly what you mean, but in a much more real sense, I have no idea what the hell you're talking about.

  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Somewhere, CAPosts: 627Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

    I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

    Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

     

    Battlestar Galctica? If you tell me it was crap, then I really have nothing else to say to you as our tastes in sci-fi are completely opposed. 

    It was alright but I didnt like the dream sequences of Baltar and most of the actors, except Olmos and McDonnel were pretty bad and some, like Grace Park, were just awful. Some of the episodes were really bad as well, like one where Kara managed to fly a Cylon ship and used her foot (!) to close some hole in the hull.

    So the series had its moments but many bad one's as well.

     

    Well then, we'll just agree to disagree. You sound like my wife.

    Her:

    "That's ridiculous. That couldn't ever happen."

    "I feel emberassed by how terrible the acting is."

    "That dialogue made no sense."

     

    Me:

    "Will you please STFU so I can watch this guy have a fight with some lasers."

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