History Film / TheBlackHole

29th Aug '16 10:35:25 PM skidoo23
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: the ending appears to imply this, though except for a pair of ultra-rare Gold Key Comic issues continuing the story, what happens after the crew go through the black hole remains unchronicled.


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* SequelHook: The ending left the door wide open for a follow-up movie featuring the Palomino crew's adventures through the black hole, but no sequel was ever produced.
29th Aug '16 10:32:01 PM skidoo23
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** The Cygnus was the vessel Kate's father was stationed aboard. Harry Booth met Reinhardt and was well aware of the scientist's history re: the Cygnus. Yet no one recognizes the vessel at first sight, forcing Vincent to scroll through several wildly incompatible options (including space stations, not voyaging craft) before finally confirming it to be the Cygnus. That's like the daughter of the captain of a space shuttle mission not being able to recognize the shuttle.
29th Aug '16 10:22:30 PM skidoo23
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* AllThereInTheManual: On screen, Kate's ESP link with a robot comes off as a bit of an AssPull, but the novelization actually explains it's not paranormal but rather some form of wireless interface she possesses.



* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: It starts out as a hard sci-fi exploration flick, in that the ''Palomino'' maneuvers like a real spacecraft with the main thruster and attitude jets, and everyone in the spacecraft is weightless except when they are under acceleration, etc. Then Dr. [=McCrae=] is asked to use her [=ESP=] to talk to their RobotBuddy. Then they board the ''Cygnus'', which has an ''ArtificialGravity'' forecefield developed by Reinhardt from his research on the black hole. There's a gradual process of moving from 4 to 1 on the scale, with the human characters moving around ''outside'' the ''Cygnus'' in shirtsleeves near the end with no noticeable ill effects.[[note]]WordOfGod is that the actors refused to wear the cumbersome spacesuits designed for the scene. Maybe they're supposed to be swimming around inside atmosphere flowing from a breach in the ship's hull?[[/note]] Then they travel through the black hole itself [[GainaxEnding and through the afterlife(?).]]

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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: It starts out as a hard sci-fi exploration flick, in that the ''Palomino'' maneuvers like a real spacecraft with the main thruster and attitude jets, and everyone in the spacecraft is weightless except when they are under acceleration, etc. Then Dr. [=McCrae=] is asked to use her [=ESP=] to talk to their RobotBuddy.RobotBuddy (though [[AllThereInTheManual the novelization explains it is not actually paranormal-related]]. Then they board the ''Cygnus'', which has an ''ArtificialGravity'' forecefield developed by Reinhardt from his research on the black hole. There's a gradual process of moving from 4 to 1 on the scale, with the human characters moving around ''outside'' the ''Cygnus'' in shirtsleeves near the end with no noticeable ill effects.[[note]]WordOfGod is that the actors refused to wear the cumbersome spacesuits designed for the scene. Maybe they're supposed to be swimming around inside atmosphere flowing from a breach in the ship's hull?[[/note]] Then they travel through the black hole itself [[GainaxEnding and through the afterlife(?).]]
28th Aug '16 5:53:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Homage}}: Apart from the obvious similarities to ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'' and ''Franchise/StarWars,'' there are definite hints of ''ForbiddenPlanet'' and ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea.''

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* {{Homage}}: Apart from the obvious similarities to ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'' and ''Franchise/StarWars,'' there are definite hints of ''ForbiddenPlanet'' and ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea.''
2nd Aug '16 12:06:03 PM Morgenthaler
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Oh did we forget to mention this is ''a [[WaltDisney Disney]] movie?''

The movie contains very clear homages in style and plot to ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and ''ForbiddenPlanet,'' and to the studio's own prior ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea;'' it's possible they originally intended to create a similar "proverbial good science fiction film". The success of ''Franchise/StarWars'' meant that assorted cute robots were crammed in, making the tone somewhat schizophrenic. The goofy robot shooting gallery scene seems particularly out of place.[[note]]It was originally a pool-shooting scene, and is considerably less goofy in the novelization[[/note]]

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Oh did we forget to mention this is ''a [[WaltDisney Disney]] Creator/{{Disney}} movie?''

The movie contains very clear homages in style and plot to ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and ''ForbiddenPlanet,'' ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet,'' and to the studio's own prior ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea;'' it's possible they originally intended to create a similar "proverbial good science fiction film". The success of ''Franchise/StarWars'' meant that assorted cute robots were crammed in, making the tone somewhat schizophrenic. The goofy robot shooting gallery scene seems particularly out of place.[[note]]It was originally a pool-shooting scene, and is considerably less goofy in the novelization[[/note]]
29th Jun '16 4:13:28 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: What Reinhardt believes will happen inside a black hole, where conventional physical laws break down.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: What Reinhardt believes will happen inside a black hole, where conventional physical laws break down.down [[spoiler: this is what happens to the survivors in the novelization]].
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.
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