'Defiance' premiere: 'Battlestar Galactica' or 'Firefly' fans are in for a treat

"Defiance" premiered Monday (April 15) on Syfy -- is it the latest must-watch science fiction show to hit the airwaves?We think fans of "Battlestar Galactica" are in for a treat. While not set in space, "Defiance," like "BSG," pits humans in a post-apocalyptic world working with, and against, alien creatures who have taken over their planet. In addition, "Defiance" also has an added mystery element. Wherein "BSG," viewers were left wondering who was a Cylon and who was not, "Defiance" introduced shady former mayor, Nicky Riordan (Fionnula Flanagan), and the mysterious Mr. Birch, who are working with someone to try to wipe Defiance off the map. Working with them are the toaster-like Volges, a Votan race hostile towards other Votans and humans alike.(For the record, we're guessing the Earth Republic is somehow involved, since it came up several times that Mayor Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) does not want to trade with them.)We also love the...



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