DE­FI­ANCE sea­son Three

Datak Ta-ra

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews - The ti­tle of fi­nale “Upon The March We Fittest Die”, is taken from Walt Whit­man poem “Pi­o­neers! O Pi­o­neers!”.

re­leased 18 Jan­uary 2015 | 15 | Blu-ray/dVd Cre­ators Kevin Mur­phy, rockne s O’Ban­non, Michael Tay­lor Cast Grant Bowler, stephanie leonidas, Jamie Mur­ray, Julie Benz

“My Name Is Datak Tarr And I Have Come to Kill You.” How’s that for a catchy episode ti­tle, eh? It also, not co­in­ci­den­tally, hap­pens to be one of the best episodes in De­fi­ance’s run, and one of the rea­sons why the fi­nal sea­son of this Syfy show proved it was worth stick­ing with all along.

That said, things do take a long while to really get go­ing this year, even though sev­eral char­ac­ters are al­most in­stantly given the axe – per­haps for bud­getary rea­sons, al­though you barely no­tice they’re gone later, so that tells you a lot. Thank­fully the sea­son picks up once a new race, the Omec, start throw­ing their weight about, most no­tably the won­der­fully dan­ger­ous Kindzi – a dis­turb­ing cross be­tween Farscape’s sin­u­ous, sexy Chi­ana and a rav­en­ous hyena.

With a ship full of can­ni­bals hang­ing above the planet, the town of De­fi­ance un­der at­tack from a rogue Castithan gen­eral and all the usual alien weirdo non­sense, the se­ries charges to­wards an im­mensely sat­is­fy­ing se­ries fi­nale that’s ac­tu­ally rather beau­ti­ful. Few sci-fi shows have this kind of luck, and we’re happy that De­fi­ance was de­fi­ant un­til the end.

Ex­tras Deleted scenes. Jayne Nel­son

“Good gra­cious, it is a Pen­du­line Tit!”

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