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Nightflyers (1987)

My college sci-fi professor once said: “No matter how far in the future a movie is set, you can always tell when it was made by the women’s fashions.” That is so sadly true with Nightflyers, our second in our weekend sci-fi triple feature.

It is about a scientist who has been studying a being in space that may be giving birth to all the stars in the galaxy. He finally gets together a team to go search for the creature, including Catherine Mary Stewart, better known as Kayla Brady from Days of Our Lives, and James Avery, whom we all know as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirIt isn’t until the crew is assembled that they learn the ship, Nightflyer, will be piloted by a hologram. Of course everyone’s pissed off, but the resident telepath can tell something more is going on.

Turns out, the hologram isn’t the problem: the ship is. Your first hint that we were dealing with a ship that has HAL-like issues were the little red eyes planted in rooms all over, watching the crew in a menacing way. It doesn’t take the telepath long to figure it out either, but no one really believes him, because he’s a sleazy drunk.

At first, I wasn’t sure I was going to like this movie. But as it progressed it got more interesting, and ultimately I think it was pretty good. Nothing stellar (nyuk) but worth a watch, if you can get your hands on it.

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2 Responses to “Nightflyers (1987)”


  1. 1 seriously war child.
    August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I bet you have hal like issues. where did you find this movie?


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