Nightflyers: Season 1 (Bad Season) (2018)


Season 1 (Bad Season)
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A team of scientists join the crew of the Nightflyer on a journey to make contact with alien life.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2018

D'Branin puts his team first as panic spreads. Eris resorts to bold measures to restore balance.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2018

D'Branin investigates the source of the malfunctions. Rowan prepares Thale for first contact.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2018

The white rabbit probe puzzles the science team. D'Branin learns a secret from Agatha's past.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2018

Lommie's talents come in handy for D'Branin. Rowan and Tessia develop a theory about alien life.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2018

D'Branin and his team explore a more permanent solution to their problem.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2018

D'Branin has a breakthrough. Rowan prepares for big changes. Lommie seeks comfort in her past.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2018

A new threat challenges ship protocol. Mel notices changes in the crew. Lommie returns to Greywing.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2018

D'Branin pushes ahead with his plan. Rowan processes his grief. Agatha finds a way to help.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2018

New orders leave the Nightflyer and its passengers hanging in the balance.

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Cast & Crew

Gretchen Mol
Dr. Agatha Matheson
Eoin Macken
Karl D'Branin
David Ajala
Roy Eris
Maya Eshet
Lommie
Jodie Turner-Smith
Melantha Jhirl
Jeff Buhler
Executive Producer
Daniel Cerone
Executive Producer
George R.R. Martin
Executive Producer
Gene Klein
Executive Producer
David Bartis
Executive Producer
Doug Liman
Executive Producer
Alison Rosenzweig
Executive Producer
Michael J. Gaeta
Executive Producer
Lloyd Ivan Miller
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  • May 04, 2021
    I watched it in full, tried to give it a chance, I really did. The plot seemed rushed, like they were trying to cram so much into the last few episodes it just seemed like one of those B-rated movies. Here's the problems I had specifically: 1. Earth has some sort of viral outbreak killing its population; there also just happens to be a random amalgamation of "something" flying near the planet that a space crew decides to go and intercept based on absolutely no evidence that its intelligent, friendly or even wants to help. 2. Karl leaves his wife and daughter to go on this 2 year trip (his daughter later dies on Earth and his wife begins therapy to slowly erase her memories of them both. Seems a bit extreme, but okay. He's not bothered by this at all. He then hooks up with his ex like nothing ever happened. 3. The genius xenobiologist has an entire episode dedicated to him going batshit crazy because his wife/gf died onboard and goes on a random killing spree because he's listening to bees. (yes, bees). Chalks it up to the energy the Volcryn are emitting but he's the only affected? The next episode resumes, he's back to normal and everyone pretends like nothing ever happened. All friends again. 4. The ending. Karl gets sucked up into the void of the Volcryn and I guess the rest of the crew just...dies? No clue, we never find out. 5. We find out the ship is actually Captain Eris's mother who keeps trying to sabotage the mission and while he already knew about these problems, he decided to go forth with the mission anyway? 6. It wouldn't be a George R.R Martin title without incest which was just thrown in randomly at the end in like the last 10 minutes of the show. There was absolutely ZERO allusion to any of this. It's not worth the watch, it's really weird and out there and not in a good way. I feel like several eps could have been cut because they added nothing to the plot, no characters had any redeeming qualities except maybe Thale even though the show really wanted us to hate him.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    After 10 minutes of disruptive credits popping up all over the screen during the show I get treated to some idiot telling his wife he's leaving for 2 years for his job "but I'll be back I promise". Then we find he also has a young child. Finally we get the 'Daddy and his daughter' scenes of Paternal love cuts, very believable in someone who's ditching that same kid for more than 10% of her formative years (at best). Hated the douchebag already and we're not even 20 minutes into the first episode, that may be a record. That was about as far as I got before checking the reviews and finding it doesn't get better... so I dodged that bullet... whew!
  • Feb 08, 2020
    Spoilers, you've been warned. This series started out with the smallest hope of some promise. Once again, though, any realism of hope for a crew that would actually be allowed in space is dashed moments into the show. The leader of "the team," d'Brannon (or however its spelled) is still wallowing over his daughter's death (too mentally unstable to be in space), a captain who is an android but really is a genetic freak in a jar in a back room, the captain's dead mother living in the matrix who thinks she can control everything in the real world but she can't because (surprise) she's dead, and some other highly unstable people sailing to meet aliens that make you more unstable. The whole point of the series is so that the grieving parent can live in an alternate universe with his dead daughter, who isn't dead there. COMPLETELY POINTLESS. Drivel. I don't know whether to blame the source material, the adaptation, or both. This is genuinely bad, do not watch it.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    This is a terrible show.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    Yet another "Alien first contact" story. Done many times, with movies such as "Contact", "Close encounters" Etc. This series is more in the theme of "2001 space odyssey". Maybe the director had watched that a few times? But: It's not going to become a classic. Without giving any spoilers: The series drives this plot slowly, I guess to last several series? It back that up (fills in the entertainment gap) with a few seemingly unrelated plot threads, such a "crew personal lives", none of which are that exciting. Most people have a better personal tale to tell about an ex girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife than the tales here? Then there are certain "electronic realty" or perhaps "dream sequence" sections, all of which have been done before anyway (from Tron onwards). I may stop watching it. None of the characters made me want to "Binge watch" this.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    There was great potential with this story, but the "mission" or "plot" got lost in trying to "grow" the characters. There were brief moments of intrigue but then left me with a letdown when the story doesn't develop. In the end, I don't know if the alien is good or bad, what happens to the ship, the crew, and earth. The main "character" the scientist that lost his daughter, what happen to him. Not impressed!
  • Jan 20, 2020
    I thought this series had the potential to be interesting but was soon disappointed. The special effects were good but the plot sucks. Too much emoting and threats to the mission eliminated only to pop up again over and over again.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    I think 'passed the time' describes this show pretty well. It wasn't nearly as bad as the reviews suggested it might be, but certainly was not as amazing as you might expect a story attached to George R.R. Martin could have been. It's decent sci fi/horror, and really reminded me of the film 'Event Horizon'. I binge watched it and am glad I watched till the end, but is definitely not a must see in my opinion.
  • Jan 06, 2020
    If you keep watching after the first 2 min of the first episode, you can't say you weren't warned.
  • Dec 28, 2019
    The only thing missing from this cobbled together pile of bad tropes is the famous "reverse the polarity" fix to save the ship. I watched it to the end so you don't have to: the ending is just as dumb and thrown together as the rest of the show. Run, don't walk, away from this horror sci-fi which, in the end, is neither.

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