Syfy Cancels George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’

Syfy Cancels George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’

If you ever have impostor syndrome over your creative work—which is practically a given if you make creative work—sometimes it’s reassuring to know that even your idol can’t always be perfect. Even George R.R. Martin can’t always make winners. That’s bad news if you’re a fan of Syfy’s Nightflyers… but it turns out, few people were.   Image Via Variety   The TV show, based on George R.R. Martin’s futuristic novella of the same name, was one of the network’s riskiest undertakings. As the most expensive series Syfy has ever produced, even this best-seller wasn’t a sure thing. As a result, …

‘Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin ‘Ashamed’ of White-Washing of Original ‘Nightflyers’ Film, Fights Back in New Adaptation

‘Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin ‘Ashamed’ of White-Washing of Original ‘Nightflyers’ Film, Fights Back in New Adaptation

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Last Friday 13th, George R.R. Martin, the mastermind and wordsmith behind the famed Game of Thrones franchise, told-all during a panel at the annual Thriller-author convention, Thrillerfest.   During an open-panel interview, Martin spoke candidly about his past struggles with novels that didn’t sell, the wild nights of sci-fi author conventions during the 1970’s, his love for H.P. Lovecraft, and more. Martin spoke in such an open, friendly, and conversational manner that it would’ve been impossible not to be completely charmed and feel as though you were listening to stories from a close friend in your living room, as opposed to listening to an insanely famous …

Get Your First Look at the Series George R. R. Martin Calls “‘Psycho’ in Space”!

Get Your First Look at the Series George R. R. Martin Calls “‘Psycho’ in Space”!

As fans wait patiently for the final season of Game of Thrones, Syfy released the first trailer for its adaptation of Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin’s 1980 novella Nightflyers.   Described in the trailer as ‘just fucking awesome,’ Nightflyers follows a crew of scientists on a mission to attempt contact with aliens, however their plan goes very, very wrong and the situation soon becomes violent and dangerous. Fans of Martin are no strangers to the concepts of extreme peril and brutality, so this sounds pretty much on the money.    Martin himself appears in the trailer, describing the upcoming …