Nightflyers: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Unsettling without being particularly scary, Nightflyers's low-budget aesthetics and over-reliance on homage betray its intriguing philosophical pondering and impressive creative pedigree.


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Follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer -- a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain -- in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other -- and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.


Gretchen Mol
as Dr. Agatha Matheson
Eoin Macken
as Karl D'Branin
David Ajala
as Roy Eris
Maya Eshet
as Lommie
Jodie Turner-Smith
as Melantha Jhirl
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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

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.

December 4, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

Hopefully the big surprise with Nightflyers is that it gets better as it goes along.

December 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Nightflyers quickly pivots from an intriguing foray into hard sci-fi to a confounding slog through the most boring blackness of space.

November 28, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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

November 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

December 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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