Sunday, 21 April 2013

Tony Curran: 'Defiance' news and updates

Tony Curran - Syfy 2013 Upfront Event 
Tony Curran of "Defiance" attends Syfy 2013 Upfront at Silver Screen Studios
at Chelsea Piers on April 10, 2013 in New York City. Source: Zimbio

From Twitter:
Tony Tellado, host of Sci-Fi Talk, in conversation with Tony Curran of Defiance from SyFy Up Front - here
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Defiance - Syfy Video Featurette: 'VFX Before & After' - Episode 1Take a look at the before & after visual effects from episode 1 here.

Defiance - Syfy Video Featurette: Episode 1 Recap
by Antiopodalarapaima

Online Magazine - Guaranteed Post: Defiance Reviewed

by Geeks versus Nerds

Tony Curran's Favorite Scene from the PilotWatch the video at

Tony Curran Reveals What Really Happens in the BathVideo interview at

New Stills and Another Promo for Defiance Episode 1.02 - Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Goat Dread Central

Defiance Actor Tony Curran Talks Defiance TV Series And Video Game
Actor Tony Curran reveals Syfy new TV Series Defiance and his portrayal of Datak Tarr.
Watch the video interview here.

Defiance - Game Hub: Tony Curran Video Interview
Defiance Actor Tony Curran Talks Defiance TV Series And Video Game

Watch the interview here.

Defiance - Syfy Video Featurette: Tony Curran Video Interview
Tony Curran (Datak Tarr) reveals what really happens in the bath with Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr).
Watch the interview here.

Defiance Trailer: Beast
New Earth, New Rules. The world is your oyster.
Watch the trailer here.

3 Behind the Scenes Featurettes
at SF Series and Movies.

Intro to the AliensVideo at

Get to Know DatakVideo at

Defiance [1x01] "Pilot" Opening Creditscourtesy of YouTube

Actor Tony Curran sneaks off film set to watch the Celtic game still wearing his alien costume
Actor Tony Curran sneaked out of filming his new sci-fi telly show to catch Celtic vs Barcelona - dressed in his full alien costume. The Doctor Who star was given a couple of hours off from filming Defiance to catch the game.But the die hard Celtic fan was warned by producers not to remove his make up or costume.And ex pats watching the game at McVeigh’s Tavern in Toronto were stunned when he walked in dressed as his character in the new show Datak Tarr.

The Celtic-mad actor was in the middle of shooting a new science fiction programme in the Canadian city, and had begged the producers for a few hours off to watch his team play Barcelona in the Champions League.But with a hectic shooting schedule, Tony was told he could only nip out if he agreed to keep his full make up on so he had to head to the pub dressed as alien gangster Datak Tarr from the new series Defiance.

Despite trying to hide his ghostly white face with a bunnet and scarf, he spent the whole night explaining to the members of the Downtown ...
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Defiance Review: New Sci-fi Drama Premieres Monday
From Cinema Blend:
We've had a long time to anticipate the arrival of Syfy's new drama series Defiance, and in that time, many of us have likely set our expectations high for what will hopefully be a new must-watch original sci-fi drama for the cable channel. The series premiere does not disappoint, bringing us into a story about human and alien characters who are trying to co-exist in a city that was once St. Louis and is now known as Defiance. Developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy and Michael Taylor, Defiance's tone blends western with sci-fi and tells the story of humans and aliens as they attempt to co-exist with one another on what's left of Earth.

The history of the setting is explained throughout the premiere. Aliens showed up decades ago thinking earth was uninhabited, they were wrong, war broke out and after earth was torn apart by the battles and drastically changed by alien technology, humans and Votans (the collective term for the various alien species) eventually laid down their arms and have attempted to share what's left of the planet. There's a bit more to it than that, and we begin to learn the details as the first episode gets going.

Read much more at Cinema Blend

'Defiance' Review: New Syfy Drama Comes Out With Guns BlazingFrom Huffington Post:
"Defiance" (9 p.m. ET Monday, Syfy) is not just a smart, well-crafted TV show with a good cast and an adventurous flavor, it's also indisputably science fiction, which is a relief.

Read much much more at Huffington Post

Defiance: TV Review
by Hollywood Reporter

Meet the Aliens of Defiance
We love horror, which pretty much translates into loving aliens since they are often scary (exceptions include E.T., Stitch, Gleek the Monkey and that alien from Mac and Me that loved Sears). A new alien epic is coming via Syfy's Defiance (Airing Mondays at 9/8c on Syfy), where sheer terror is substituted with pure sci-fi, but that doesn't make these aliens any less tough. In the show, life on Earth is cataclysmically changed by the arrival of the Votanis Collective, a conglomeration of alien races fleeing the destruction of their world. After your standard issue alien war apocalypse, we're left with a world in which humans exist alongside a rash of extraterrestrial races.
Castithans: Of all the Votan races, Castithans are closest to humans. They are characterized physically by their white skin and hair, and culturally by their adherence to a strict caste system.
Irathient: Irathients are a proud, tribal and spiritual race possessed of excellent combat skills. They have broad and flat nasal bridges, reddish skin, and large eyes. They are sometimes seen as feral due to their love of nature and their aggression.
Indogenes: Indogene have bright, white skin laid with hexagonal patterns, and no hair. An intellectual race, they value science above all and upgrade themselves with cybernetic implants.
Gulanee: Gulanee are rarely seen, and are beings of pure energy.
Sensoth: Somewhat simian in appearance, Sensoth tend to be on the larger side, and are the longest-lived of the Votan races. Their size and strength makes them well-suited for use as muscle and manual labor.
Liberata: Short in stature and generally fairly hairy, the Liberata are a servant class with a lower social standing than the other races.
Volge: A frightening, war-like race, the Volge make use of Cold Fire weaponry and pose a threat to both Votans and humans, alike.
Source: Chiller TV

'Defiance': Everything You Need To Know
Huffington Post's very comprehensive guide to everything Defiance is here.

'Defiance': Syfy Attempts To Blend TV Series, Video Game
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 species, the series premiering Monday displays a space Western vibe with bar brawls, interspecies politics and love, plus actors familiar to genre fans like Julie Benz and Jaime Murray. The already-released game, a multiplayer third-person shooter, has plenty of guns to upgrade, quests for supplies, and boss battles in which players cooperate to bring down giant monsters.

Though they can be experienced separately, somebody who both plays the game and watches the show will gain an extra layer of insight to each, promises actor Grant Bowler, who appears in both. Bowler said he was impressed and a bit wary of that idea when he signed on to play lead Joshua "Jeb" Nolan, who becomes "lawkeeper" of the city of St. Louis, renamed Defiance by survivors.

Read more at Huffington Post

Popular video game 'Defiance' inspires SyFy TV series examining the uneasy co-existence of aliens and humans
Read more at Daily News

Defiance - Yahoo! TV: Monday's Picks Apr 15 '13 - NEW Series Syfy 9/8CRead more at Antipodalarapaima

Defiance - Syfy Video: "Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go' Episode Trailer - Airs Apr 22 '13
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Defiance - Syfy: NEW Series - April 2013 ScheduleRead more at Antipodalarapaima

'Defiance' Ratings: Syfy Series Hits High NotesRead more at Huffington Post

Syfy's 'Defiance' travels between media worlds with TV series and online gameRead more at Zap2it

TV Ratings: Syfy's Pricey 'Defiance' Gives Network Best Demo Premiere Since 2006Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Defiance Behind the Scenes: Tony Curran Talks about Castithan Honor
Source: YouTube

Doctor Who - BBC America: Season 5 Marathon Schedule Apr 18 '13

04:00PM Vincent and The Doctor

Visiting a museum, the Doctor (Matt Smith) and Amy (Karen Gillan) are especially excited with the gallery for Vincent van Gogh (Tony Curran). Many of van Gogh pieces are displayed, including "The Church at Auvers (1890)". However there is something irregular discovered on the painting - a small alien image within a window pane. The Doctor quickly takes Amy back to 1890 where they locate the troubled artist that upsets the locals, cannot pay his bills, and is able to see an invisible monster that no one else is able to see.

Guest stars include Defiance's Tony Curran, Nik Howden, Chrissie Cotterill and Sarah Counsell.
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