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Nightflyers 

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A crew of space explorers embark on a mission to find a mysterious alien ship.

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Series cast summary:
Eoin Macken ...  Karl D'Branin 10 episodes, 2018
David Ajala ...  Roy Eris 10 episodes, 2018
Jodie Turner-Smith ...  Melantha Jhirl 10 episodes, 2018
Angus Sampson ...  Rowan 10 episodes, 2018
Sam Strike ...  Thale 10 episodes, 2018
Maya Eshet ...  Lommie 10 episodes, 2018
Brían F. O'Byrne ...  Auggie 10 episodes, 2018
Gretchen Mol ...  Dr. Agatha Matheson 10 episodes, 2018
Bronte Carmichael ...  Skye D'Branin 6 episodes, 2018
Miranda Raison ...  Tessia 6 episodes, 2018
Aoibhinn McGinnity Aoibhinn McGinnity ...  Willa 6 episodes, 2018
Gwynne McElveen ...  Tobis 6 episodes, 2018
Phillip Rhys ...  Murphy 5 episodes, 2018
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Set in the year 2093, Nightflyers is a psychological thriller that follows a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space-it's already on their ship. Written by ahmetkozan

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You can't escape what's inside.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English

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2 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Ireland

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16:9 HD
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Showrunner Jeff Buhler told Irish actor Eoin Macken to use an American accent but told the rest of the cast to talk with their normal accents. See more »

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As the ship travels farther and farther from Earth, Karl has regular real-time video calls with his wife on Earth. These calls are instantaneous; at one point he throws something at the screen and she reacts. The ship doesn't travel faster than light, and neither would these transmissions. Even at the distance of Mars, there would be a conversation lag of several minutes, and the ship is much farther away than that. See more »

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Version of Nightflyers (1987) See more »

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Not as bad as some people make it out to be, but not much better either. Requires you to suspend your disbelief significantly
6 December 2018 | by varenomesoSee all my reviews

So the year is 2093 and apparently the Earth is dying and humanity is looking at extinction. We've started setting up colonies on the Moon but it's taking too long. An object of alien origin is then detected outside the Solar System and a colony ship departs to meet the aliens with the hopes of saving humanity.

So far so good. It is implied multiple times how important this is and how high the stakes are. But for some reason it seems like the crew of the ship has been randomly picked from some angry mob on the street. They are trapped in a tube floating through space where the only thing standing between them and a cold death is some few inches of steel. But instead of thinking things through and acting accordingly, they start throwing fits and going on witch hunts. Their behavior is entirely unprofessional and just doesn't make sense in the context of things.

Some backstory would have been nice as well. I get that they want to slowly reveal information about the characters in the process. However, the action starts immediately and without knowing anything about anyone, you don't really care what happens to them at all. World-building is non-existent.

I have quite a lot of gripes, like the psychic kid being a jerk to everyone because "society is bad to me", or the inconsistent gravity on the ship, which relates to the lack of any world-building, but I'll try to put these behind me for now.

As I said, it's not all bad. The visuals are good, the ship looks cool, and the story does hold an air of mystery and seems interesting enough. There are some redeeming qualities. But it requires you to overlook the flaws of the how and I can see how some people may find this hard to do. It's understandable.

One has to wonder though if SyFy canceled the absolutely stellar "The Expanse" in favor of this show. Perhaps they wanted a piece of the George R. R. Martin cake and axed their most successful series in a long time. If that's the case, then I'll tell them it was not worth it. At all.


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