It's 2093, and a team of scientists aboard an advanced ship called the Nightflyer embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission brings them to the edge of the solar system, but a horror already on their ship will take them to the edge of insanity.
Described as George R.R. Martin's attempt to show that SF and horror can mix, it didn't come off as well as the Alien series for example. There were too many thematic distractions, such as a possible alien invasion, a dying earth, telepaths, human consciousness stored in a computer, etc. Add in the fact that every leading character is dealing with a major trauma of some kind and it's just too many balls in the air to keep track of.