The Black Hole Movie Summary
In the wake of Star Wars: A New Hope, rival film studios scrambled to put together their own science fiction opus to cash in on the intergalactic space cow: Starcrash (1978), Message From Space (1978), Moonraker (1979), Star Odyssey (1979), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), and Space Raiders (1983) are a few of those gems.
In 1979, Walt Disney called up some fading stars to join in their space-themed ripoff named The Black Hole. All seemed bright during the opening credits—a background image effect with a series of grids that, in three years, would be repurposed in the film Tron, Disney’s dazzling sci-fi flick—but those opening credits soon faded, and so did our hopes for a great Disney movie.
Our story begins in the year of 2130, in a remote part of the galaxy, with a human crew on the Palomino. The ship is made up of Norman Bates, his very lonely shower girl, Kate, who’s gifted with ESP but not enough sense to stay away from knives, Lt. Cmdr. McHale from McHale’s Navy, Abdul Rafai from The Delta Force, Buddy Lembeck from Charles in Charge, and their own “charming” R2-D2, the floating ball of spunk, V.i.n-cent, voiced by Roddy MacDowell’s ape-shit aphorisms.read full summary
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