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Nightflyers
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:35:04 pm »
This is something of a psychological thriller...aboard a large spaceship.

Nightflyers is an American science fiction television series on Syfy that premiered on December 2, 2018, based on the novella and series of short stories of the same name by George R. R. Martin. The series is set to consist of ten episodes.

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In 2093, a team of scientists embarks on a journey into space aboard an advanced ship called the Nightflyer to make first contact with alien life-forms. However, when terrifying and violent events occur, the team begins to question each other and to realize there is something on-board the Nightflyer with them.

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Re: Nightflyers
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 01:23:44 am »
Are there any modern films or TV series that portray AI in a mundane way? Things that go for story and verisimilitude, but which also include cool tech. I need new stuff to watch and get excited about, but I end up lumping every trailer into a familiar, this concept feels "tired", category. 

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Re: Nightflyers
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 02:34:01 am »
I would say no but as those moguls in Hollywood would say, "Where's the fun in that?" That simply doesn't sell movies and popcorn.

For much the same reason that people slow down when there's a traffic accident along the roadside or why the clamor for Halloween or Horror shows or the Twilight Zone. It is the embedded fear of the unknown that stirs or scares the life in us or out of us as the case might be.

The last friendly AI might have been Wall-E or Short Circuit or Chappie but most AI's, no matter how well-intentioned, usually are or soon become used by a crazed individual or become the property of some government, hell-bent on destruction or chasing away those well-meaning aliens.

I feel your anguish and frustration but such is the media that sells tickets.
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Re: Nightflyers
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 11:13:44 am »
Luckily, there are still pieces of pacifist art about robots around.
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