'''Basic Trope''': An unexplained phenomenon used as a major plot point IN SPACE!
* '''Straight''': The Starship ''Future Hope'' is sucked into a [[UnrealisticBlackHole "black hole"]].
* '''Exaggerated''': The black hole is, in fact, [[OurWormholesAreDifferent a wormhole to another dimension]].
* '''Downplayed''': A previously unknown phenomenon [[TheRadioDiesFirst knocks out communications]] for a few minutes, so ''Future Hope'' does not get an important update.
* '''Justified''': All sorts of weird things can happen in an unfamiliar environment such as outer space
** Being sucked into the black hole is a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, not a major plot point.
** The StarTrekShake inducing plot point is something a little less...out there.
* '''Subverted''': The crew manages to pull the ship out of the gravitational pull of the black hole.
* '''Double Subverted''': Only to wind up in a tailspin and crash land on a WorldOfWeirdness.
* '''Parodied''': A road sign near the black hole reads, "Major Plot Point Ahead!"
* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes these events are major plot points, sometimes minor or side plot points, sometimes a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, sometimes not used at all.
* '''Averted''': Plot points are things like GoodVersusEvil and other more "mundane" plot points.
* '''Enforced''': "You know, a lot of stuff can happen in space that just can't happen in any other setting..."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Captain, we're being...sucked into...some sort of cosmic void..."
* '''Invoked''': Someone challenges the authority of TheCaptain, causing the crew to veer off course when they aren't paying attention.
* '''Exploited''': ???
** The writers choose to stick to more mundane plots.
** The crew never gets lost or sucked into black holes, always avoiding them well in advance.
* '''Discussed''': "There's a black hole ahead, but we can avoid it by going into hyperspace, Captain."
* '''Conversed''': "Why are these people always [[IdiotPlot getting sucked into black holes]]?"
* '''Played For Laughs''': The black hole is, in fact, someone's overpowered [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife vacuum cleaner]].
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