History YMMV / TheBlackHole

15th Nov '17 7:32:43 PM TheSaddleman
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* ShipTease: The film is virtually devoid of romance, however, the film surprisingly provides ship tease moments between not only Kate and Holland (who at one point gives Kate a chaste kiss after saving her life), but also Kate and Durant. Possibly not surprising given she's the only female on board the Palomino.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This was the first Disney movie to bear a PG rating. This trope ultimately led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures, to deal with more adult fare. Further, there was no PG-13 rating until 1984, meaning that PG included everything just short of being rated R (other films that were rated PG include Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom (yes with the hearts getting ripped out) and Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan (with the mind-controlling parasites that crawl in your ear and the murder victims hanging from the ceiling). The notion of a PG-rated Disney film in which characters are brutally KilledOffForReal and the last few minutes consist of an idealized depiction of Hell, was ''extremely'' controversial in 1979 and was a primary reason why the film underperformed: diehard sci-fi fans ignored it because, well, it was ''Disney'', and many parents kept their kids at home rather than take them to a PG-rated Disney film (in the pre-home video age, parents had a lot more control over what their kids were exposed to).

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** When we first see the humanoid robots being "processed", but before B.O.B. explains that they are actually the original human crew, a strong light is shone downwards on the faceplate of one of the robots, clearly revealing the human face underneath. This is more evident on the higher-resolution DVD.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This was the first Disney movie to bear a PG rating.rating (due to violence, tone, and the use of minor swear words like damn and hell). This trope ultimately led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures, to deal with more adult fare. Further, there was no PG-13 rating until 1984, meaning that PG included everything just short of being rated R (other films that were rated PG include Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom (yes with the hearts getting ripped out) and Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan (with the mind-controlling parasites that crawl in your ear and the murder victims hanging from the ceiling). The notion of a PG-rated Disney film in which characters are brutally KilledOffForReal and the last few minutes consist of an idealized depiction of Hell, was ''extremely'' controversial in 1979 and was a primary reason why the film underperformed: diehard sci-fi fans ignored it because, well, it was ''Disney'', and many parents kept their kids at home rather than take them to a PG-rated Disney film (in the pre-home video age, parents had a lot more control over what their kids were exposed to).to).
** Further illustrated when Disneyland Records released a condensed audio version of the film on vinyl. Although edits were needed regardless, edits made to dialogue to remove swearing are rather glaring. Ironically, the terrifying of Durant's gurgled scream was retained in all its glory!
17th Jul '17 12:34:42 PM DaBradGuy
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** It may have been a lucky coincidence, but... The starry background in the exterior shots contains many dim blue-green clouds. This may have been meant to represent distant stars, but it looks more like the ''Palomino'' and the ''Cygnus'' are in or near a large nebula. In fact, this is likely a far more accurate depiction of a nebula than in, say, ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. The brilliantly-colored glowing clouds you see in photographs are the result of timed exposures. If you look at a nebula live through a telescope, you can often see details, but it is usually colored a greenish gray... not too far from the depiction here.
16th Jun '17 1:34:46 PM DaBradGuy
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* AwesomeMusic: Say what you like about the movie, but Music/JohnBarry's Bond-meets-Lovecraft score is phenomenal.

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* AwesomeMusic: Say what you like about the movie, but Music/JohnBarry's Bond-meets-Lovecraft score is phenomenal. It's also a perfect example of how to meld orchestral and electronic music seamlessly.
28th Apr '17 4:26:48 PM spydre
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* GeniusBonus: The first ever identified black hole was found in 1964. Its name? [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygnus_X-1 Cygnus X-1]].
12th Apr '17 11:47:08 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ActorAllusion: Alex Durant, played by Anthony Perkins, [[spoiler:gets slashed to death by Maximilian's blades]]. Perkins is immortalized for the role of [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]].
19th Mar '17 11:49:45 AM nombretomado
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The special effects are pretty good for the era[[note]]and at the time, better than films like ''ANewHope'', ''Film/{{Superman}}'' or ''Film/{{Alien}}''[[/note]], but there are a few mistakes:

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The special effects are pretty good for the era[[note]]and at the time, better than films like ''ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/{{Superman}}'' or ''Film/{{Alien}}''[[/note]], but there are a few mistakes:
29th Aug '16 10:25:44 PM skidoo23
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This was the first Disney movie to bear a PG rating. This trope ultimately led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures, to deal with more adult fare. Further, there was no PG-13 rating until 1984, meaning that PG included everything just short of being rated R (other films that were rated PG include Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom (yes with the hearts getting ripped out) and Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan (with the mind-controlling parasites that crawl in your ear and the murder victims hanging from the ceiling). The notion of a PG-rated Disney film in which characters are brutally KilledOffForReal and the last few minutes consist of an idealized depiction of Hell, was ''extremely'' controversial in 1979 and was a primary reason why the film underperformed: diehard sci-fi fans ignored it because, well, it was ''Disney'', and many parents kept their kids at home rather than take them to a PG-rated Disney film.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This was the first Disney movie to bear a PG rating. This trope ultimately led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures, to deal with more adult fare. Further, there was no PG-13 rating until 1984, meaning that PG included everything just short of being rated R (other films that were rated PG include Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom (yes with the hearts getting ripped out) and Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan (with the mind-controlling parasites that crawl in your ear and the murder victims hanging from the ceiling). The notion of a PG-rated Disney film in which characters are brutally KilledOffForReal and the last few minutes consist of an idealized depiction of Hell, was ''extremely'' controversial in 1979 and was a primary reason why the film underperformed: diehard sci-fi fans ignored it because, well, it was ''Disney'', and many parents kept their kids at home rather than take them to a PG-rated Disney film.film (in the pre-home video age, parents had a lot more control over what their kids were exposed to).
29th Aug '16 10:24:53 PM skidoo23
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This was the first Disney movie to bear a PG rating. This trope ultimately led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures, to deal with more adult fare. Further, there was no PG-13 rating until 1984, meaning that PG included everything just short of being rated R (other films that were rated PG include Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom (yes with the hearts getting ripped out) and Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan (with the mind-controlling parasites that crawl in your ear and the murder victims hanging from the ceiling).

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: This was the first Disney movie to bear a PG rating. This trope ultimately led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures, to deal with more adult fare. Further, there was no PG-13 rating until 1984, meaning that PG included everything just short of being rated R (other films that were rated PG include Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom (yes with the hearts getting ripped out) and Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan (with the mind-controlling parasites that crawl in your ear and the murder victims hanging from the ceiling). The notion of a PG-rated Disney film in which characters are brutally KilledOffForReal and the last few minutes consist of an idealized depiction of Hell, was ''extremely'' controversial in 1979 and was a primary reason why the film underperformed: diehard sci-fi fans ignored it because, well, it was ''Disney'', and many parents kept their kids at home rather than take them to a PG-rated Disney film.
5th Jun '16 10:48:23 AM Ma35tro
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Maximillian abandon Dr. Reinhardt at the end, or did he just not have the ability to send the elevator back up? Either is possible for such a cold and murderous machine.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Maximillian [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandon Dr. Reinhardt at the end, end]], or did he just not have the ability to send the elevator back up? Either is possible for such a cold and murderous machine.
19th May '16 3:23:14 PM Zeiss
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* ActorAllusion: Alex Durant, played by Anthony Perkins, [[spoiler:gets slashed to death by Maximilian's blades]]. Perkins is immortalized for the role of [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]].
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