Ok, so I've seen only one episode but damn this was one of the most annoying things I have seen in a long time. Its like they were relying on the GRRM name to do the heavy lifting. I’ve seen three episodes so far and already getting bored by the repeated plot of bad L-1 behavior, crew seeing hallucinations, facing dangers …etc. Can someone who has seen it give me the lowdown? Are they going to move beyond that & eventually shows real first contact or it going to be the same for the remaining seven episodes? It's really really dumb. (watch something like The Expanse,12 Monkeys, Fringe instead ). Just gave up right there. Martin's novella (which also was made into a 1987 film). So it's really less clear at that point, and would depend entirely on the specific situation regarding the specific show. I'm enough of a GRRM tv fan to have actually seen the TV movie that was edited together out of his Doorways pilot. He created the HBO fantasy series A Song Of Ice and Fire, which was adapted in to TV show Game of Thrones which has gone on to be the most popular show in the world. Dramatic irony adds tension. I still don't know the fundamental goal of the mission. Couldn't manage to watch beyond first few episodes. Feel like the shows were written by interns (or yahoo journalist) rather than professional writers... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Nightflyers community. GoT has had GRRM actually penning scripts, and is trying to cram 1000 page novels into 10-hour series. Basically a crew of a ship are flying out from Earth (which is dying? The whole premise is completely screwed up. 2001 is a classic but a bit too arty, event horizon is maybe a classic but a bit too trashy. It's beautifully shot at least, and the CGI is nice. Don't watch this piece of shit. Doesn't seem natural and like they put it in, so they have the foreshadowing at the beginning and keep people watching. Ok, I'm weird, but I liked it. They're not "getting away" with anything. Since you have no desire to watch the rest, the Commander is actually a robot/cyborg but then it turns out he is being controlled by a weird fetus abomination male/female hybrid clone of his Mother in a test tube. The main difference here is the level of involvement and how well the shape of the adaptation matches the shape of the source material. This really saddened me. I can't get too invested in this show because I hate shows that reveal the end of the story before skipping back in time to show us how we get to the end. It's freaking gorgeous - it looks and sounds great. While GRRM created the original Nightflyers novella, he was never directly involved in the production of this new television series the way he was with Game of Thrones. In doing so, the adapters (weirdly) dropped three of the story characters, added a crew to the ship, switched the main focus of the story, and did all sorts of weird things that had nothing to do with the story or GRRM's words. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Bloody futile exercise the whole thing. And possibly the real bad guy. I'm an old GRRM fan. But they've sent a completely fucked up crew. It even contains his teeth. The show will occasionally stumble onto interesting ideas seemingly through sheer luck, yet it utilizes them so poorly that it would be better off not having them at all. Subreddit for the SyFy series, Nightflyers, based on the George R. R. Martin science fiction horror novella. Whatever the SyFylis Channel did to this, there'll be something brilliant to make it worth watching.We'll see that opening scene in a completely different light before the end, I hope. I was expecting season 2 to be like a repeat of season 1 but with d'branin knowing everything that's going to happen and trying to alter the course, while in parallel we watched the remainder of the journey of the original nightflyer crew. Nightflyers is a 100-page novella, that SyFy tried to stretch out into a 10-hour series. Martin's novella (which also was made into a 1987 film). I just find it hard to believe that the second series adapted from his work, arguably a follow up to GoT is really bad.