The Black Out

Intriguing things can be dangerous. When the crew of the USS Palomino boarded the Cygnus they were intrigued by the beautiful ship but found the ship’s captain seeking ultimate knowledge by sending them all into a twirling, whirling black hole.

Why not says Dr Hans Reinhardt played by Judgement at Nuremberg’s Maximillian Schell in The Black Hole (1979). What on earth have we got ourselves into, says the crew of the USS Palomino – Captain Dan Holland (Robert Forster), Lieutenant Charles Pizer (Joseph Bottoms), Dr Alex Durant (Anthony Perkins), Dr Kate McCrae (Yvette Mimieux) and journo Harry Booth (Ernest Borgnine). Durant is more susceptible to its charms but is heading down the wrong path.

Getting pulled into something intriguing, but there is danger around the bend. In terms of philosophy, it is not just an odd saying for the wise of heart. In terms of experience, it happens.

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