History Film / TheBlackHole

29th Nov '16 8:08:43 AM DaBradGuy
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** Of course, all of Reinhardt's mistakes [[FridgeBrilliance make perfect sense]] when you realize that the man is ''completely insane.''


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** The original concept for the film was Film/ThePoseidonAdventure in space, and it shows in the last twenty minutes.


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** Charlie correctly shoots this down: "I'm sure that's not what he had in mind. He was trying to save his own skin!"
9th Nov '16 9:16:03 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: There was a NewspaperComic, drawn by JackKirby, and the movie was adapted by Whitman Comics, an imprint of 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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* ComicBookAdaptation: There was a NewspaperComic, drawn by JackKirby, Creator/JackKirby, and the movie was adapted by Whitman Comics, an imprint of 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.
21st Oct '16 9:03:01 PM HelloLamppost
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* AcidTripDimension: The black hole's "Einstein-Rosen Bridge" ("wormhole" in plain English).

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* AcidTripDimension: The black hole's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wormhole "Einstein-Rosen Bridge" ("wormhole" in plain English).]]
21st Oct '16 8:12:06 PM HelloLamppost
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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 (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? Then again, as Reinhart predicted, [[RealityIsOutToLunch the laws of nature have started to go wibbly-wobbly by this point anyway.]] [[/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 (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? Then again, one could argue that, as Reinhart predicted, [[RealityIsOutToLunch the laws of nature have started to go wibbly-wobbly by this point anyway.]] [[/note]] Then they travel through the black hole itself [[GainaxEnding and through the afterlife(?).]]
21st Oct '16 8:10:55 PM HelloLamppost
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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 (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(?).]]

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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 (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]] hull? Then again, as Reinhart predicted, [[RealityIsOutToLunch the laws of nature have started to go wibbly-wobbly by this point anyway.]] [[/note]] Then they travel through the black hole itself [[GainaxEnding and through the afterlife(?).]]
14th Oct '16 1:09:55 PM dangerdan97
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* ContrivedCoincedence: The meteor storm that hits with almost ''divine'' timing, right as the story begins its climax.

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* ContrivedCoincedence: ContrivedCoincidence: The meteor storm that hits with almost ''divine'' timing, right as the story begins its climax.
14th Oct '16 1:09:35 PM dangerdan97
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* ContrivedCoincedence: The meteor storm that hits with almost ''divine'' timing, right as the story begins its climax.
14th Oct '16 12:41:51 PM dangerdan97
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The movie contains very clear homages in style and plot to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and ''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]]

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The movie contains very clear homages in style and plot to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and ''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 and laser battles 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]]
2nd Sep '16 10:31:54 AM DaBradGuy
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** B.O.B. gets a couple of snarks in, too....
---> ''[S.T.A.R. approaches V.I.N.Cent and B.O.B. in the shooting gallery]''
---> '''B.O.B.:''' Oh, Lord! He wants a rematch!
---> '''V.I.N.Cent.:''' As an old war hero once said, Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
---> '''B.O.B.:''' He also said something about going in harm's way.
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.
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