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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.

Director:

Robert Collector (as T.C. Blake)

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (novel), Robert Jaffe (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Miranda Dorlac
Michael Praed ... Royd Eris
John Standing ... Michael D'Brannin
Lisa Blount ... Audrey
Glenn Withrow ... Keelor
James Avery ... Darryl
Helene Udy ... Lilly (as Hélène Udy)
Annabel Brooks Annabel Brooks ... Eliza
Michael Des Barres ... Jon Winderman
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1988 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos űrhajó See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,149,470
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Vista Organization See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In 2017, a pilot for a possible TV series based on Nightflyers was being developed by Syfy. The series would be based on the 1987 film, with Robert Jaffe, who wrote the screenplay for the film, serving as one of the producers. The script for the pilot was written by Jeff Buhler. George R.R. Martin will not be involved in the production or writing for the new series, since his contract with HBO contains an exclusivity clause. The series will be shot in Ireland and will premiere in July 2018; the producer will be Daniel Cerone. On December 6, 2017 Jodie Turner-Smith was announced as being cast as Melantha Jhirl. George R. R. Martin expressed his enthusiasm for the casting on his journal, and pointed out that it more accurately represents that character in the novella than the film did, which cast a Caucasian actor. On January 4, 2018 it was reported that Netflix will co-produce the show and hold first run-rights outside of the United States. See more »

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Very 1980's.
25 June 2017 | by bornskepticSee all my reviews

So if you like cheesy 80's music, TV and movies, then please see this. Otherwise, just pass. It really isn't that good. The cast is fun with Catherine Mary Stewart and everyone's favorite 80's rock star - Michael Des Barres. And there is some decent effects and atmosphere to spare. But it looks like 'Robert Collector' was going for a Michael Mann style look and just came up short. Again, good for 80's nostalgia. But that's kind of it.


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