The Black Hole 1979




It is the year 2130 A.D. An Earth exploratory ship, the USS Palomino, discovers a black hole with a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, just outside its event horizon. Deciding to solve the mystery of the Cygnus are: the Palomino's Captain, Dan Holland; his First Officer, Lieutenant Charlie Pizer; journalist Harry Booth; scientist and ESP-sensitive Dr. Kate McCrae, whose father was the Cygnus's First Officer; Dr. Alex Durant, the expedition's civilian leader; and the robot known as V.I.N.CENT. The Palomino attempts a dangerous fly-by of the darkened ship. As they come within close range of it, the buffeting they experience (due to the black hole's gravity) suddenly ceases. They bring more instruments to bear on the derelict, but do not even realize the gravity-free zone is artificial; slipping outside it, they are almost drawn into the black hole, an abyss from which no one can escape. Matters worsen when Reinhardt holds the crew captive, after realizing that they can help him reach his goal. The squad must now figure out a way to flee from Reinhardt -- before it's too late.

Film programs
Books with substantial mentioning of The Black Hole
Robert Bookbinder
The Films of the Seventies
Secaucus, NJ, 1982
Articles with substantial mentioning of The Black Hole
Tom Rogers, Of Black Holes, Vulcans and The Force, in: Films in Review, vol. 31, 1980 pp. 21-29, 42
Reviews
Tom Rogers, The Black Hole, in: Films in Review, vol. 31, 1980 pp. 115
Author:Tom Rogers
Title:Of Black Holes, Vulcans and The Force
in:
Magazine:Films in Review
Volume:31
Year:1982
Pp:21-29, 42
Illustrations:  no
Related film: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Author:Tom Rogers
Title:The Black Hole
in:
Magazine:Films in Review
Volume:31
Year:1980
Pp:115
Illustrations:  no
Review of:   The Black Hole (1979)

The Black Hole
United States 1979

Directed by
Gary Nelson

Cast
Robert Forster
Yvette Mimieux
Tom McLoughlin
Gary Nelson

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Year:1979
Running time:98 minutes
Country:United States
Language:English

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