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Nightflyers: Season 1 Reviews

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December 6, 2018
Nightflyers is a plodding derivative mess that never seems interested in giving its viewers anything to care about.
December 6, 2018
That's the thing about Nightflyers: We're confined to the ship, while its most fascinating threads unspool elsewhere.
December 4, 2018
Like humanity, Nightflyers is grappling with some serious problems. But both also have the potential to learn from their mistakes and do something extraordinary.
December 4, 2018
In the end, Nightflyers' best friend is whoever at SYFY made the decision to turn the series into a marathon/binge-watch.
December 4, 2018
When the show focuses on the dynamics between its characters and the impressive scope of its setting, it shines, but future installments need to find the balance between emotion and scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
December 3, 2018
Nightflyers is confusing, and the characters - so far - aren't interesting enough to fight through the confusion.
December 3, 2018
Hopefully the big surprise with Nightflyers is that it gets better as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 3, 2018
Aside from the vague notions of contacting whatever a Volcryn is (are?) and the whole saving-the-Earth thing, "Nightflyers" is painfully short on details and, more worrisome, plot.
December 3, 2018
Like too many recent TV series and miniseries, Nightflyers feels as if it's running out the clock, padding action to fill predetermined time slots rather than because the story actually needs it.
November 30, 2018
Simply having Martin's name in the opening credits isn't enough to make it worth tuning in.
November 30, 2018
Nightflyers is propulsive enough, ginning up fear and terror even as it relies on hoariness... But space, in its infinite capacity, can give us more.
November 30, 2018
Over five episodes sent to critics, Nightflyers layers in the creepiness, without rising above "unsettling" into "scary." Even if attempted jump-cut scares never sink in, Nightflyers sometimes replaces frights with low-level gross-out moments.
November 30, 2018
The desire to catch lightning in a bottle in the way that "Thrones" did is certainly understandable... but "Nightflyers" merely reinforces that such alchemy is exceedingly rare... the new series is at best a pallid pretender.
November 30, 2018
But Nightflyers lacks that film's sci-fi/horror gravitas; it's murky at best, both in its storyline and its character development, and grinds along at a snail's pace trying to construct its elaborate scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 30, 2018
Think of it as a kindred spirit to Alien and Event Horizon, with a dash of Cronenberg and the Wachowskis thrown into the mix-albeit quite a bit crazier than those illustrious genre brethren.
November 30, 2018
A grisly hybrid of science fiction and horror, capable of claustrophobic chills but more often merely evoking chaotic confusion.
November 29, 2018
Despite the overt sexualization of the leading female characters, there is a lot of compelling subtext. What is perception? What is truth? How objective are our memories and how much do they define us as people and as a species?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 29, 2018
As someone said - or someone should say - you can put a spacesuit on a turkey, and it's still a turkey.
November 28, 2018
Nightflyers quickly pivots from an intriguing foray into hard sci-fi to a confounding slog through the most boring blackness of space.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 28, 2018
Nightflyers the show is no fun. It's a grim, drab, thematically underdeveloped plot delivery system. It's a network show with a bigger budget and more blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 40/100
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