OVERALL: So good. Way to go SyFy! You sure do know how to make a great TV series.
POINTS: The whole concept is space opera meets awesome Trek humanity. ‘Tis good.
PITFALLS: Well, the show could be considered a tad complicated with its amazing back story and history. HOWEVER! Good SF/Fantasy is built on great worlds with good back stories so I can’t really complain. Plus, interestingly enough, I have never felt lost in understanding t he show.
FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Yes yes a thousand times yes! So many wonderful women from different cultures, careers, experiences, and ages. Very fun and wonderful. Plus it is nice to see that women in power are heroes too. Huzzah!
CULTURAL PITFALL(S): I think like other good SF/Fantasy shows racism and sexism and cultural biases/bigotry are examined. So not really a critique or pitfall at all. It is good the show does this. 🙂 I would like more human PoC though.
HIGH POINT(S): Oh all of it!
1.) Stahma Subplot. : The character of Stahma goes through an amazing transformation – and the show supports her! Just watch and enjoy! Oh and the theme song is amazing!
2.) Awesome Theme Song. See video below.
BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3. The women in this show rarely talk about men as being the center and total existence of their lives. Women and men in this show have many motivations and life experiences. ‘Tis good.
RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 1 of 3 to 3 of 3. It depends. We see mostly European descent humans but there are black and Native American as well.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Defiance
DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Yup. In fact, I think I’ll go buy it now.
LION PAW PRINTS: 3 of 5. Enjoy.
GREAT Theme Song Video