Originally Posted by hooked01
For the people complaining that this or any other show is not Sci-fi enough, what do you expect from a true sci-fi show?
Have you seen Fringe? That was a science-fiction series that had the balls to be one and didn't need big FX, just big ideas.
If you have a concept then use it. Don't hide it in the periphery so you can just emulate a crime show or a drama. You built the new world. Put your characters inside it and have them react to it. This show is on a "science-fiction" channel but it doesn't have the guts to be one even with prosthetics.
Defiance has multiple alien races, giant spaceships hovering overhead, unknown amounts of weird and odd technology and multiple new mythologies yet the show is still bogged down with the same old plot devices from hundreds of other TV shows. This show could be the new Babylon 5 with all the potential mythology in play, but it insists on being a human-centric show about human problems because anything else would be less than mainstream.