The Black Hole

Synopsis: 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. T
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Gary Nelson
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
43%
PG
Year:
1979
98 min
467 Views

the gravitational force...

right now.

Range:
29551 and closing.

What's your reading

on Cygnus, Vincent?

Triangulation shows

it's still holding steady, sir.

- Gravity pull?

- .02450 and rising.

Puts us in an escape attitude of

- 8-5 degrees.

She's bucking like a bronco.

- Gravity?

.46960, still climbing.

Switching to manual.

Captain, I'm not sure how long

the engines will remain operable...

against that much force

when we turn back.

Alex, gravity's close to maximum.

We can afford one pass, and then we're

gonna have to get the hell out.

- Zero gravity.

- Cut the power.

Smooth as glass.

It's like being

in the eye of a hurricane.

- What happened?

- Natural phenomenon.

Or something from that ship.

Activating the microbeam.

Picking up anything, Charlie?

Negative, Alex. No way our signals

can't get through this time.

- Gravity's at maximum, Dan.

- My God, I think it's got us.

We're starting to tumble.

Hundred percent on the roll jet quads.

Roll jet quads, full capacity.

- Air break at midship. Losing oxygen.

- Charlie...

give me a full burst

at 180 degrees, main thrusters.

We got a break here too!

Emergency readouts show the primary

and secondary air lines ruptured!

Never rains.

Full-pitch attitude thrusters,

A and B rings.

The black hole

is pulling us in.

Going to manual.

The number four hatch blew outward,

Captain. I'll go out and secure it.

Watch yourself out there, Vincent.

There's more gravity pull

than we've ever encountered.

Yes, sir.

Alex, we'd better check out

the damage below!

Vincent, do you read me?

Come in, Vincent.

Kate, either we have

a malfunction here...

or there's too much interference

on the outside.

See if you can get through

to Vincent with your ESP.

I got through to Vincent.

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