If you need to catch up on Defiance or want to give it a try, Memorial Weekend is a great place to start.
The guys behind the multi-dimensional Defiance announced a six-episode marathon will run on the Syfy channel this Monday, May 27, from 4-11PM PST. Along with the marathon, anyone who hasn't purchased the Defiance game yet will have the chance to play it for free on Steam beginning now until Sunday, May 26.
Defiance developer Trion Worlds have also sweetened the pot by allowing new players to play earlier episodic content that was originally available when the show aired initially. If you decide you want more after some free time with the game, Steam is running a 30% off sale all weekend for Defiance, as well as selling the in-game currency (Bits) at a discount.
If you can't catch the marathon or don't have cable, all six episodes will be available online on syfy.com throughout the weekend. So for those who didn't want to pony up to try out Defiance, now is the perfect time to give it a shot.