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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Jul 4, 2013.
I didn't like it at all. I was already displeased at the departure of Jessy Schram ("Evil Karen").
Yeah, I will definitely be keeping it on a short leash.
The show has more than enough goodwill built up for me that I can forgive what right now seems to be the misstep that I think some here are responding to:
Defiance=Teraforming mishap + Alien Invasion
Well, not really invasion...more like immigration.
But I guess if you're in the House, it's basically the same thing.
Well terraforming is making it earth-like, but Earth was already earth-like. Some invading aliens tried to make it more like their (un-named) home world and screwed up.
According to the Wiki, it's more like visiting aliens' spaceships blew up mysteriously in orbit, releasing terraforming agents into Earth's atmosphere.
I think what JohnS is getting at is that terraforming translates to "earth shaping," or changing an alien planet to be more earth-like. What the aliens were attempting in Defiance might more properly be called xenoforming. They were trying the shape earth to be more like their own world, which probably wasn't exactly earth-like
And what I was getting at was that they weren't trying to do anything. It was an accident.
See, I think they were going to try to do something. They just suffered from premature xeroformation. Perhaps their intentions were benevolent and their plan for immigration/change/peace/coexiste ce was good, and they were just upset by whatever blew up their ships, and is attacking earth now. Common enemy?
(I've only watched a few minutes of the premier, downloaded from amazon)
What seems to have happened is they came here thinking the place was empty, and planning to terraform it (or whatever word you want to use). They found us instead, and tried to get along with us. Which isn't always easy to do. In the middle of all that, some of their ships exploded, and the terraforming happened as a result. They blamed us, we blamed them, and a war started. What we're seeing if the aftermath of the war. (Who blew us the ships remains an open question.)
But now, nobody is "attacking the Earth." Humans and aliens (various varieties), plus creatures that resulted from the terraforming, all live here, and coexist about as peacefully as humans do on our own...which is to say, sometimes yes, sometimes kill them all and let God sort them out, and most times somewhere in between. And in each of the three main species (humans and two aliens), there are some that hate each other, some that literally love each other, and most somewhere in between.