"I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"
Episode 108
Episode Information
Season 1
Episode 8
Date aired June 10th, 2013.
Ratings 1.908mil Viewers[1]
Writer(s) Clark Perry
Director Allan Kroeker
Guest stars Jasmine Chen as Studious Girl
Kevin Shand as Sensoth Mother
Norma-Jean Heessels as Grace McClintock
Recurring Jessica Nichols as Bertie
Monica Parker as Bailey
Gilles Savard as Lambert
Carl Bauer as Rupert
Previous "Goodbye Blue Sky"
Next "If I Ever Leave This World Alive"

"I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" is the eighth episode of Season One of Defiance and the eighth episode overall. It first aired on Jun 10th, 2013 on Syfy.


Overview (No Spoilers)

An American astronaut who has been in hypersleep for the past several decades is found, which leads to even more shocking revelations about the war. Amanda gets a tempting offer – and a chance to rekindle a past romance.

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Production Notes


  • This episode reveals that the International Space Station Bravery was destroyed by the Votans, who did a reconnaissance of Earth studying humans, prior to their official arrival. It was an incident witnessed by most of Earth's population, through the media.
  • Air travel has been largely abandoned as a means of transportation due to dangerous levels of radiation and debris existing at altitudes exceeding 400 feet. Space exploration has been completely abandoned, for obvious reasons.
  • Movies were apparently still being made between the arrival of the Votans and the Pale Wars, since Rob Pattinson is mentioned to have starred in a movie about the destruction of the I.S.S., in the role of Gordon McClintock.
  • Doc Yewell's unsavory past, previously alluded to in "Brothers in Arms", is partially revealed.
  • Stahma Tarr and Kenya Rosewater continue their liaison. Stahma has decided to make the relationship a business one and pays Kenya for their time.


The Vampire/Werewolf movie starring Robert Pattinson referenced in this episode is called: "Twilight."

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Season 1
Episodes "Pilot" • "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go" • "The Devil in the Dark" • "A Well Respected Man" • "The Serpent's Egg" • "Brothers in Arms" • "Goodbye Blue Sky" • "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" • "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" • "The Bride Wore Black" • "Past Is Prologue" • "Everything Is Broken"
Stars Grant Bowler as Joshua NolanJulie Benz as Amanda RosewaterStephanie Leonidas as IrisaTony Curran as Datak TarrJaime Murray as Stahma TarrGraham Greene as Rafe McCawleyMia Kirshner as Kenya Rosewater
Guests Fionnula Flanagan as Nicolette RiordonTrenna Keating as Doc YewllNicole Muñoz as Christie McCawleyJustin Rain as Quentin McCawleyJesse Rath as Alak TarrDewshane Williams as Tommy Lasalle
Recurring Rob Archer as UlyssesCarl Bauer as RupertNoah Danby as SukarWesley French as Luke McCawleyTiio Horn as RynnDouglas Nyback as BenSteven McCarthy as Mr. BirchJessica Nichols as Bertie/JaredKevin Shand as Dog Walker/Nak/Raiga
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