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Nightflyers (1987)

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Professor hires a spaceship to get to the source of weird signals from deep space. The trip is cut short however when the ship's computer gets jealous because the captain is in love with one of the female passengers and it gets homicidal.

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A scientific group set out on a journey into space to find a magical creature. What they find is a killer computer on the ship they chartered. Written by Glenn J. Schworak <glenn@g-world.com>

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Where they're headed isn't the mystery. What's taking them there is.


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7 April 1988 (Australia)  »

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$1,149,470 (USA)
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Director Robert Collector left the production before the film's editing was completed, and requested that his name not appear in the credits. See more »

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Nightflyers...interesting
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I need to comment on this movie since reading all of the other comments and knowing how many times I've seen this movie...I should say something. First, I read the book after I saw the movie and was surprised by the different direction the movie took. Most of the names were changed, some of the characters themselves were totally different that described in the novella. Having seen the movie before reading the book, however, I thought it was an interesting story. Getting past the sets, editing, script and continuity issues, I saw interesting character study and flow of events. At least we got a little glimpse of some of the character's pasts, if we listened closely to some of the sometimes rambling conversation, and saw briefly into their personal lives...especially Royd Erris and Jon Winderman. When I look at the movie, I try to get into the meat of it ...as if it was really happening at that moment. What were they thinking, experiencing. What kind of emotional bond was going on between some of the characters. However, after I read the book, I thought the movie could have been so much better. I gave the movie an 8 out of 10 for a great attempt at creating the mood of the characters and atmosphere of the Nightflyer described in George R.R. Martin's awesome short story. I found the book at an old used bookstore 600 miles form my house. I believe you can get in online. Read it!


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