Orphan Black S03E03 – Formalized, Complex and Costly

Orphan Black continues to wow, as episode 3 roared across screens last night on Space. The series continues to be filled with amazing character beats, that continue to layer them, expand them, and plunge them into new directions. Art (Kevin Hanchard) is still haunted by Beth’s (Tatiana Maslany) death, and his inability to do anything…

Defiance Set Visit

It’s December and Showcase has conspired to give Sue and I an early Christmas gift. We’ve been invited to the set of one of my favorite shows of the year, Defiance. We’ve been asked to come out, have a look around and chat with some of the cast. (Sadly, we weren’t permitted to take pics…

Defiance S02E01 – The Opposite of Hallelujah

  Defiance is back tonight on Showcase, and if anyone was worried that wouldn’t be able to wrap you up again in the world and the story will find themselves sadly mistaken. Of course, we know how much I love this show! I watched the preview discs Showcase sent me of the first season (containing…

Fan Expo Day 3

Saturday is undeniably the busiest day of the week at Expo, all those people who couldn’t get Thursday and Friday off work, and all those folks coming in on day passes flood in. The place was full, but for Sue and I, and the fact that the convention is spread over two buildings, it didn’t…

Defiance S01E12 – Everything Is Broken

And just like that, season 1 of Defiance came roaring to a close. Shtako! It is now going to be an insanely long wait for Season 2. And it seems a lot of our favorite characters are in dire straits. Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) is no longer mayor, losing out, just barely to Datak Tarr…

Defiance S01E11 – Past is Prologue

Wow. Just wow. This week’s ep of Defiance seemed to pull out all the stops, as the mayoral race heats up and we find out how devious the Tarr household actually is! Datak (Tony Curran) is intent on running against Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and isn’t afraid of using deceit and misinformation to do it….

Defiance S01E10 – The Bride Wore Black

Big events are afoot this week in the town of Defiance, and more secrets are uncovered, at least for the viewer, if not the residents! The impending nuptials of Alak Tarr (Jesse Rath) and Christie McCawley (Nicole Munoz) lead the local Castithan males to have a stag part for Alak at the Need/Want… it ends…

Defiance S01E09 – If I Ever Leave This World Alive

It never rains, but it pours. Those poor folk in Defiance can’t seem to catch a break! At the end of last week’s ep we saw a reporter stumble into Doc Yewll’s (Trenna Keating) lab, and promptly collapse with blood spilling from her mouth and eyes – and you know that’s never good! It seems…

The Mind Reels Chats with Defiance’s Jaime Murray

Anyone who has been following the blog knows that I have been taken with the new Showcase sci-fi show Defiance since its pilot, which I watched no less than 3 times. A conference call was arranged so a few bloggers could chat with the awesome and lovely Jaime Murray who plays the Castithan Stahma Tarr…

Defiance S01E08 – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

Defiance, as a series, started out great for me, and it has constantly engaged me every time I’ve watched an episode, but this week’s episode felt above and beyond… I think we have my favorite episode, after the pilot. And it seemed the Votans, particularly the Indogenes were up to some pretty horrific stuff even…

Defiance S01E07 – Goodbye Blue Sky

Lots of trouble rolling through Defiance this week as Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) gets wrapped up in a bit of an adventure all while the land is besieged by razor rain (pieces of Votan ships coming down and slicing things up – messy). Irisa races into the Badlands after she has a vision of Sukar (Noah…