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George R.R. Martin says Syfy’s Nightflyers casting fixes the previous version’s whitewashing

Last week, George R.R. Martin revealed that the Syfy channel picked up an adaptation of his 1980 novella Nightflyers for a 10-episode first season, and said that if all goes well, the show should premiere in summer 2018. In a new post on his LiveJournal, he commends the production for correcting a longstanding complaint he had with the art for his novella, and the story’s 1987 film adaptation — whitewashing.

In his post, Martin outlines a bit of Nightflyers history. His original story is about a group of scientists who hire a starship — the Nightflyer — to transport them to an alien starship they hope to study. The three main characters are Karoly d’Branin, the expedition’s leader; Royd Eris, Nightflyer’s captain; and Melantha Jhirl, a…

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/6/16741960/george-r-r-martin-syfy-nightflyers-casting-jodie-turner-smith-fixes-whitewashing

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