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7th Feb '16 4:55:46 PM SilentStranger
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* An episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''Treehouse Of Horror'' had Professor Frink accidently create a miniature black hole with a particle collider. At first its harmless, but Homer begins disposing of garbage into it, causing it to slowly expand, and letting others do the same for money. Eventually, the hole sucks in the whole town, except for Maggie, who throws her pacifier at it. The black hole pauses, begins sucking on the pacifier, and flies off into space, leaving the rest of Earth alone. Meanwhile, on the other side of the hole, the rest of Springfield finds themselves on an alien world that has become enamored with the culture they've gleaned from their garbage.
12th Jan '16 11:21:10 AM spydre
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Impossible Planet" features a planet in a stable orbit around a black hole; in the show the orbit is only maintained due to the expenditure of great amounts of energy to cancel out the gravity of the black hole. In reality, objects can orbit black holes just as easily as they can orbit any other massive object. That said, the episode ''actually'' seems to depict a planet that's maintaining a stable orbit within a black hole's event horizon without actually describing it as such. This ''should'' indeed be impossible without some fairly fancy tricks that are beyond physics as we understand it.
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Impossible Planet" features a planet in a stable orbit around a black hole; in the show the orbit is only maintained due to the expenditure of great amounts of energy to cancel out the gravity of the black hole. In reality, objects can orbit black holes just as easily as they can orbit any other massive object.object (our entire galaxy orbits one). That said, the episode ''actually'' seems to depict a planet that's maintaining a stable orbit within a black hole's event horizon without actually describing it as such. This ''should'' indeed be impossible without some fairly fancy tricks that are beyond physics as we understand it. That said, if that were true, it's hard to see how anyone could have found out about it in the first place.
12th Jan '16 11:14:05 AM spydre
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12th Jan '16 11:14:04 AM spydre
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* ''Film/EventHorizon''. The titular spacecraft featured both "normal-space" engines and the "[[FanNickname Hell-Drive]]". The former was a (horrendously misnamed) "Ion Drive". The latter used an ''artificial black hole" to do a gravity-based spacewarp that apparently takes you straight through the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warp]].
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* ''Film/EventHorizon''. The titular spacecraft featured both "normal-space" engines and the "[[FanNickname Hell-Drive]]". The former was a (horrendously misnamed) "Ion Drive". The latter used an ''artificial black hole" to do a gravity-based spacewarp that apparently takes you straight through the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warp]]. Touching the black hole, rather than tearing you to atoms, gets your hand stuck in "black hole goo", then pulls you bodily in before (somehow) spitting you back out.
29th Dec '15 3:24:00 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* One old text-based game, that appeared in a book of computer games in BASIC language, named ''Starbase 2000''[[note]]A game similar to ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame''[[/note]] both invoked and partially subverted it as two of the events you could experiment in the game. In the first case your ship was hit by X-Rays emitted by it, sending you to a close point of the map. In the second one it appeared complete with gravitational lensing, and sent your ship to the opposite part of the map. Another game that appeared in the same book, ''Quest for Riemannian'', played it straight it sucking your ship and giving a GameOver, complete with a LostInTransmission.
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* One Both invoked and partially subverted in one old text-based game, that appeared in a book of computer games in BASIC language, named ''Starbase 2000''[[note]]A game similar to ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame''[[/note]] both invoked and partially subverted it ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame''[[/note]], as two of the events you could experiment in the game. on it. In the first case your ship was hit by X-Rays emitted by it, a black hole, sending you at random to a close point of the map. In the second one it the hole appeared complete with gravitational lensing, and sent your ship to the opposite part of the map. Another Played straight in another game that appeared in the same book, ''Quest for Riemannian'', played it straight it with a black hole sucking your ship and giving a GameOver, GameOver complete with a LostInTransmission.
27th Dec '15 3:34:45 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The "Space Cadet" table of ''VideoGame/FullTiltPinball'' has a kickout called "Black Hole" (oddly enough, it's white). There's also a mission named "Black Hole Mission" where you've to lit all the engine lights [[CaptainObvious and send the ball to the "black hole"]]. When you accomplish it, you get the message "Black Hole eliminated".

* The "Space Cadet" table of ''VideoGame/FullTiltPinball'' has a kickout called "Black Hole" (oddly enough, enough it's white). There's also a mission named "Black ("Black Hole Mission" Mission") where you've to lit all the engine lights [[CaptainObvious and send the ball to the "black hole"]]. When you accomplish it, you get the message "Black Hole eliminated".eliminated". * One old text-based game, that appeared in a book of computer games in BASIC language, named ''Starbase 2000''[[note]]A game similar to ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame''[[/note]] both invoked and partially subverted it as two of the events you could experiment in the game. In the first case your ship was hit by X-Rays emitted by it, sending you to a close point of the map. In the second one it appeared complete with gravitational lensing, and sent your ship to the opposite part of the map. Another game that appeared in the same book, ''Quest for Riemannian'', played it straight it sucking your ship and giving a GameOver, complete with a LostInTransmission.

* One old text-based game, that appeared in a book of computer games in BASIC language, named ''Starbase 2000'' had this as one of the events you could experiment in the game. It appeared complete with gravitational lensing and sent your ship to the opposite part of the map. Another game that appeared in the same book, ''Quest for Riemannian'', averted it sucking your ship and giving a GameOver, complete with a LostInTransmission.
20th Dec '15 6:42:52 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* One old text-based game, that appeared in a book of computer games in BASIC language, named ''Starbase 2000'' had this as one of the events you could find in the game. It appeared complete with gravitational lensing and sent your ship to the opposite part of the map. In the it sucked your ship giving a GameOver. Another that appeared in the same book, ''Quest for Riemannian'', averted it sucking your ship and giving a GameOver, complete with a LostInTransmission.
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* One old text-based game, that appeared in a book of computer games in BASIC language, named ''Starbase 2000'' had this as one of the events you could find experiment in the game. It appeared complete with gravitational lensing and sent your ship to the opposite part of the map. In the it sucked your ship giving a GameOver. Another game that appeared in the same book, ''Quest for Riemannian'', averted it sucking your ship and giving a GameOver, complete with a LostInTransmission.
20th Dec '15 6:41:44 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* One old text-based game, that appeared in a book of computer games in BASIC language, named ''Starbase 2000'' had this as one of the events you could find in the game. It appeared complete with gravitational lensing and sent your ship to the opposite part of the map. In the it sucked your ship giving a GameOver. Another that appeared in the same book, ''Quest for Riemannian'', averted it sucking your ship and giving a GameOver, complete with a LostInTransmission.
12th Oct '15 10:04:29 AM FF32
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* Creator/LRonHubbard's ''MissionEarth'' "dekalogy" describes black holes as "suction whirlpools of magnetic force" that emit deadly amounts of gamma rays. The aliens harness small ones for use in power plants and to shunt their entire capital city [[JustOneSecondOutOfSync Thirteen Minutes Out of Sync]].
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* Creator/LRonHubbard's ''MissionEarth'' ''Literature/MissionEarth'' "dekalogy" describes black holes as "suction whirlpools of magnetic force" that emit deadly amounts of gamma rays. The aliens harness small ones for use in power plants and to shunt their entire capital city [[JustOneSecondOutOfSync Thirteen Minutes Out of Sync]].
29th Sep '15 9:07:10 PM AtticusOmundson
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* 2006 Creator/SciFiChannel film ''The Black Hole'' has one randomly open up in the middle of St. Louis, the protagonists have been messing around with physics is the only explanation.
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* 2006 Creator/SciFiChannel film ''The Black Hole'' has one randomly open up in the middle of St. Louis, Louis; the protagonists have been messing around with physics is the only explanation.explanation. Also, its mass and stability are somehow directly linked to a transparent creature [[EnergyBeings made of pure energy]] that came out of it when it appeared, and the only way to get rid of it is to drive the creature back into the hole. [[ViolationOfCommonSense We don't get it either.]]
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