Roush Review: ‘Nightflyers’ Is a Grisly Hybrid of Science Fiction and Horror
In space, can anyone hear you go, “Huh?”
Based on a novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, Nightflyers is a grisly hybrid of science fiction and horror, capable of claustrophobic chills but more often merely evoking chaotic confusion.
It opens with shocking carnage aboard the space vessel Nightflyer, on a mission to make contact with alien life. Soon, it’s clear we can’t always believe our eyes.
Which could be the doing of a mischievous empath (Sam Strike), although the ship psychiatrist (Gretchen Mol) denies it. Or is the Nightflyer’s all-seeing computer to blame for the deadly mishaps?
When you learn what (or who) is behind the mayhem, you may scream — with unintended laughter.
Nightflyers, Series Premiere, Sunday, December 2 – Thursday, December 6, 10/9c, Syfy