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Nightflyers: Season 1 Reviews

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February 8, 2019
Don't even test out Nightflyers. Let it die as early and as inevitably as its entire cast.
December 6, 2018
Nightflyers is a plodding derivative mess that never seems interested in giving its viewers anything to care about.
December 28, 2018
Way too many overused tropes, and not nearly enough charm in this blend of science fiction and horror. There's potential here, but only if the problems are fixed.
December 6, 2018
That's the thing about Nightflyers: We're confined to the ship, while its most fascinating threads unspool elsewhere.
December 14, 2018
The deliberately insane-making series could have done with less of an ongoing homage to Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining and other masters of horror.
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
December 3, 2018
Hopefully the big surprise with Nightflyers is that it gets better as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 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
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.
November 27, 2018
There's nothing epic about "Nightflyers." It's basically a haunted spaceship story...that does a poor job in its first hour giving viewers reasons to care about the characters before putting them in jeopardy.
November 30, 2018
Simply having Martin's name in the opening credits isn't enough to make it worth tuning in.
December 3, 2018
Nightflyers is confusing, and the characters - so far - aren't interesting enough to fight through the confusion.
November 27, 2018
The way Syfy has chosen to air ['Nightflyers'] is one of the very few interesting aspects of this high-budget misfire.
December 28, 2018
Much of what makes the show confusing and tedious is the work of series creator and chief writer Jeff Buhler, who has introduced a lot of needless malarkey into what Martin created as a relatively straightforward narrative.
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.
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
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 29, 2018
As someone said - or someone should say - you can put a spacesuit on a turkey, and it's still a turkey.
January 31, 2019
A solidly done saga that takes Martin's brand of nihilistic realism and applies it to the world of science fiction.
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