DEFIANCE season Three
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!”