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‘Defiance’ attempts blend of TV series, video game

April 13, 2013 • Entertainment


This publicity image released by Syfy shows Julie Benz as Amanda Rosewater, left, Graham Greene as Rafe McCawley, and Grant Bowler as Jeb Nolan, right, in a scene from the series, “Defiance,” premiering Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9 p.m. EST on Syfy. (AP Photo/Syfy, Ben Mark Holzberg)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earth is recovering from an apocalyptic event, alien races cooperate warily, a wise-cracking outsider suddenly finds himself shouldering new responsibilities.

Yes, the world of “Defiance” features familiar sci-fi touchstones, but it’s taken an ambitious approach to how you can experience them: Through both a weekly TV series and an online-only video game.

Five years in the making, the joint project is the most high-profile and big-budget attempt at ongoing “transmedia” entertainment, promising characters and storylines that crisscross between the Syfy network show and Trion Worlds game.

Set in 2046 on a “terraformed” Earth where humans live alongside seven alien Login to read more

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