History Film / TheBlackHole

18th Jun '16 6:31:24 AM Taskmaster123
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** Reinhardt again in regards to Maximillian. It wasn't very smart to create a robotic assistant that is physically superior to you, has an aggressive personality, a mind of its own, and clearly demonstrates a tendency to think it over before deciding to follow your orders...

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** Reinhardt again in regards to Maximillian. It wasn't very smart to create a robotic assistant that is physically superior to you, has an aggressive personality, a mind of its own, and clearly demonstrates a tendency to think it over before deciding to follow your orders...orders. You'd think Reinhardt would have been smart enough to install a remotely controlled kill switch in Maximillian, but his arrogance could have also caused him to not even consider the thought that he couldn't control his own creation...until Maximillian started displaying behavior that he clearly didn't anticipate, and by then it would have been too late.
18th Jun '16 6:26:03 AM Taskmaster123
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** Reinhardt again in regards to Maximillian. It wasn't very smart to create a robotic assistant that is physically superior to you, has an aggressive personality, a mind of its own, and clearly demonstrates a tendency to think it over before deciding to follow your orders...


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** There are also several scenes where it's hinted Maximillian is actively deciding whether or not to follow Reinhardt's orders.
27th May '16 2:45:26 AM dvorak
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* AcidTripDimension: The black hole's "Einstein-Rosen Bridge" ("wormhole" in plain English).
21st May '16 1:47:19 PM Doug86
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* ComicBookAdaptation: There was a NewspaperComic, drawn by JackKirby, and the movie was adapted by Whitman Comics, an imprint of GoldKeyComics. The Gold Key title actually went on to publish two extremely rare ''original stories'', the only official fiction to be set after the events of the film.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: There was a NewspaperComic, drawn by JackKirby, and the movie was adapted by Whitman Comics, an imprint of GoldKeyComics.Creator/GoldKeyComics. The Gold Key title actually went on to publish two extremely rare ''original stories'', the only official fiction to be set after the events of the film.
11th May '16 6:38:17 AM hullflyer
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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Until Reinhardt orders the security drones to shoot at all humanoids not at their posts.

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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Until Reinhardt orders the security drones to [[GenreSavvy shoot at all humanoids not at their posts.posts]].
28th Mar '16 8:35:29 AM TheWhistleTropes
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* WhamLine: From Reinhardt after [[spoiler:Maximilian kills Durant:]]
-->'''Hans Reinhardt:''' [[spoiler:Protect me from Maximilian.]]
21st Mar '16 3:43:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* IdiotBall: Reinhardt would've avoided so much trouble if he had just remembered to keep [=B.O.B.=] out of reach from the Palomino crew instead of letting it become pals with [=V.I.N.CENT=] and telling it what actually happened to the crew of the ''Cygnus''...no one else on the ship could have told them anything, since they're all robots without speech capability. In the novelization, B.O.B. explains that Reinhardt and Maximillian missed reprogramming him to be obedient, as they did all the other robots on the ship, because he was deactivated [[spoiler: during the mutiny]], and he has survived with his personality intact since then by acting like he had been reprogrammed.



* [[ImmuneToBullets Immune To Frickin Laser Beams]]: Maximillian. [[spoiler: Not to a drill, though.]]

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* [[ImmuneToBullets Immune To Frickin Laser Beams]]: Maximillian.ImmuneToBullets: Maximillian to lasers. [[spoiler: Not to a drill, though.]]



* PlayingGertrude: Maximillian Schell was 48-49 during filming. Reinhardt was probably supposed to be at least ten years older, given that he was not only missing in space for twenty years but was said to be the mission commander. Using the actor's age as a starting point, twenty years ago, he would have been a bit younger than Dan (who was probably only a Captain using the U.S. Army/Airforce ranking system, not Navy); closer to Charlie's age in fact. This is probably why the beard and gray were added to Schell's makeup.



* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: The journey through the black hole is mostly constructed out of a [[TheOner single long multiplane shot]] reminiscent of the ''Ave Maria'' segment of {{Film/Fantasia}}]].



* TooDumbToLive: Dr. Durant ignores some pretty obvious signs that Dr. Reinhardt is not playing with a full deck until it's too late.

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* TooDumbToLive: Dr. Durant ignores some pretty obvious signs that Dr. Reinhardt is not playing with a full deck less than sane until it's too late.



* VillainBall: Dr. Reinhardt's decision [[spoiler: to have the crew of the ''Palomino'' killed after his secret was discovered, rather than let them flee resulted in the destruction of the ''Palomino'', the ''Cygnus'', and, indirectly, Maximilian's destruction]] and Reinhardt's eventual fate. Had Reinhardt told them to go in peace after [[spoiler: Durant unmasked a cloaked "robot"]] they would've had no other choice anyway, leaving the field clear for Reinhardt to pursue his plans; then again, that wouldn't have been enough villainy. In the novelization, it's also due to Reinhardt's own ego and vanity; he's unwilling, even in the face of his greatest expedition, to [[spoiler: allow the ''Palomino'' crew to return to Earth and besmirch his reputation with the truth of what he'd done to the ''Cygnus'' crew]].

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* VillainBall: Dr. Reinhardt's decision [[spoiler: to have the crew of the ''Palomino'' killed after his secret was discovered, rather than let them flee resulted in the destruction of the ''Palomino'', the ''Cygnus'', and, indirectly, Maximilian's destruction]] and Reinhardt's eventual fate. Had Reinhardt told them to go in peace after [[spoiler: Durant unmasked a cloaked "robot"]] they would've had no other choice anyway, leaving the field clear for Reinhardt to pursue his plans; then again, that wouldn't have been enough villainy. In the novelization, it's also due to Reinhardt's own ego and vanity; he's unwilling, even in the face of his greatest expedition, to [[spoiler: allow the ''Palomino'' crew to return to Earth and besmirch blemish his reputation with the truth of what he'd done to the ''Cygnus'' crew]].
15th Feb '16 7:56:58 PM Fighteer
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Pretty much the entire film due to the fact it received a PG rating, something no Disney-branded film had ever received before. The rating was primarily applied due to [[spoiler: the violence of Durant's death and the disturbing depiction of Reinhardt's fate]].
14th Feb '16 3:34:35 PM Prinzenick
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* NightmareFace: The brief glimpse of the "humanoid-robot's" face when Durant removes the reflective faceplate; [[spoiler: although still clearly alive, the crewman's face almost looks like a corpse, and the eyes seem on the verge of hemorrhaging.]]
13th Feb '16 8:06:13 AM Prinzenick
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* OffTheShelfFX; The cartoon google eyes for B.O.B. and [=V.I.N.CENT=], which were hastily glued onto them to compensate for the fact that their original computer screen eyes failed to work on the first day of shooting.
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