The Series Debut of Nightflyers Reveals a Cool Concept Held Back by Inconsistent Execution

Syfy’s Nightflyers has an idea of what it wants to be—the next sci-fi horror, taking the best parts of The Expanse and Event Horizon and fusing them with George R.R. Martin’s beloved novella. The pieces are there for a good show, with a group of (mostly) talented actors and a promising story. Sadly, based on the first…

George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers Makes Its Terrifying Mission Clear in the Latest Trailer for the Syfy Show

“Our mission was clear,” intones the new trailer for Syfy’s upcoming adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s sci-fi horror novella, Nightflyers. “Make contact. Bring back solutions for our dying planet.” You ain’t fooling us, Nightflyers—we can tell that your real mission is to scare the hell out of everyone.

George R.R. Martin Remarks on the Lord of the Rings Death That Inspired His Own Murderous Rampage

George R.R. Martin is no stranger to killing off beloved characters. HBO’s Game of Thrones, and his A Song of Ice and Fire series that inspired it, are littered with the corpses of heroes, villains, and everyone in between. How did Martin become so comfortable with shocking his audience? Because when he was a kid,…

George R.R. Martin Says Three Other Game of Thrones Prequels Are in 'Active Development'

Last week’s news of Jane Goldman’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot may not be the end of HBO’s spinoff plans. Of course, we’ve known for some time that HBO was considering five possible prequels to continue, and expand, the Game of Thrones universe—but we still have no idea just how many will pan out. Goldman’s show…

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