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Nightflyers: Season 1 Reviews

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
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 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 27, 2018
The way Syfy has chosen to air ['Nightflyers'] is one of the very few interesting aspects of this high-budget misfire.