Syfy approached yU+co to design a memorable opening for their new series Defiance. The goal was to hint at the history of the world within the show while depicting a new society where aliens and mankind uneasily live side by side. Using a combination of original animation and show footage, we created a compelling montage that takes us from beyond the Earth’s atmosphere down to the futuristic small down of Defiance. We see the town’s inhabitants going about their daily lives, highlighting the show’s themes amidst the sci-fi setting. Our show open brings the viewer into the unique world of Defiance: an Earth familiar in spirit, but no longer our own.