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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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R | See all certifications »
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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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Gross USA:

$1,149,470
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Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film has a notably "misty" look, blurring both colors and detail. Though "Nightflyers" has never been released on DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-streaming, this was a deliberate choice by the producers, director and cinematographer. They wanted to depict a "dream-like" state in an era before high-definition home video was even possible, much less affordable. See more »

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Silly.
5 August 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

The silly, uninteresting story (a computer that has the mind of a mother with a fixation on her son?) and the annoying overacting of some of the players are the two most important - but not the only - problems with this very, very minor sci-fi flick. However, the effects are good for what they probably cost, and Catherine Mary Stewart shows indications of being a strong female lead - she deserves a better movie. (*1/2)


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