Defiance

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (157)

  • Nolan: I won this in an all-night avali game at a speakeasy. You know, the ones just out past Betcha Pass, with that great jukebox. There was a waitress there, she's got the most amazing pair of... (Irisa stares) Sensoth bodyguards. Tough, large men.

  • Nolan: ong drives sure do leave you ragged. Dodging all that botansk crap. Nothing on the radio since Topeka. Too much time alone makes a man.. unpredictable, and I've been driving such a long time.

  • Lenny: You people tortured that little girl. And Joshua Nolan came and blew you all to hell.
    Moruku: He tried to slaughter us. Scatter us like ash to the wind, but here we stand. The devils help the thief. But God helps the watchman.

  • Lenny: Easy, cowboy. No one causes trouble in my bar but me.

  • Braddock: No. You don't want to do this.
    Nolan: Eddie, I can't send her to that place. Look at her, she's all skin and bones, she won't last a week.
    Braddock: Sorry, I'm missing the part where that's my problem.

  • Lenny: If you were my dad, I'd want to get far, far away.
    Nolan: If you were my kid, I'd shoot us both.

  • Nolan: Okay, I'm going to take a look around, see if I can't find us something to eat. You stay put. That means don't go anywhere. Good chat.

  • Nolan: Hey. Hey hey hey hey. I'll go easy, fella.
    EMC Soldier: You're a deserter in a time of war. My order's to put you down.
    Nolan: Well, war is pretty much over, right? So why don't we call it, right here? There's a nice little bar down the street. My treat, two-for-one slammers...
    EMC Soldier: On your knees!

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Notes (57)

  • This special ran 30 minutes.

  • Music: Jackson (Johnny Cash and June Carter), If I Didn't Care (The Ink Spots)

  • The Castithan and Irathient languages were created by David J. Peterson, who also created the Dothraki language for Game of Thrones.

  • The premiere episode ran 1:26 minutes (2 hours w/commercials).

  • Viewership: 2.7 million

  • International Airdates:
    Canada: April 15, 2013 on Showcase
    UK: April 16, 2013 on Syfy
    Sweden: September 13, 2013 on TV6

  • Mia Kirshner is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Music: Come As You Are (Nirvana, cover by Civil Twilight)

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Trivia (3)

  • Amanda says that the Town Council decided to allow the "eight races" to honor their traditional values. The Humans are one race, and there are seven Votan races. However, the Volge are hostile to all races, didn't come to Earth in the Arks, and have never interacted socially with Votans or Humans. According to Trion Worlds, the seventh race, the Gulanee, are rare on Earth and not considered a race unto themselves (and not seen or mentioned as of this episode). Officially, the Votanis Collective is an alliance of five races, meaning that Amanda is incorrect even if she includes the Gulanee.

  • The tape gag over Daigo's mouth moves repeatedly, from a wide band over his top and bottom lips, to just between his teeth.

  • As Irisa is passing Daigo at the land coach, his hand is in his back pocket. Then, the scene immediately jumps to the conductor handing him his luggage, and both hands are in front of him.

Allusions (7)

  • Nicky: Remember, Grasshopper, around here we value our freedom.
    Referencing the TV series Kung Fu (1972-75, ABC) in which the Young Caine is often called "Grasshopper" (an affectionate nickname) by the blind Master Po at the Shaolin Temple.

  • Title:
    Referencing the song of the same name by the Celtic band The Pogues, released on their 1984 album Red Roses for Me and written by Shane McGowan.

  • Title:
    Referencing the song of the same name by The Kinks. It was released in 1965 in the UK and reached #13 on the charts when it was released in the US a month later.

  • Gordon: Twilight? Which one was he, the vampire or the werewolf?
    References the vampire-themed Twilight series. It is a set of four novels by Stephanie Meyer, the first being Twilight, which was released in 2005. The first book was made into a film in 2008 with the rest of the series following: New Moon, 2009, Eclipse, 2010, and Breaking Dawn, 2011. The saga follows the life of Bella Swan when she moves to Forks, Washington to live with her dad and falls in love with Edward Cullen who she discovers is a vampire. Graham Greene (Rafe) played Harry Clearwater in New Moon.

  • Title: Referencing a line from the end of William Butler Yeats poem "The Second Coming":
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

  • Niles: Actually, you're the monster, I'm Dr. Frankenstein, and our bald friend here is Igor.
    Referencing the book by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. The story is about Doctor Frankenstein who creates a living being out of the parts of dead people. In the movies based on the novel, Igor is Frankenstein's hunchbacked assistant.

  • Niles: Well, you called me Harry Potter.
    Referencing the title character in author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Harry is the boy wizard who over the course of seven novels is destined to defeat the ultimate evil wizard, Voldemort.