Carl is on hand with his recommendation of what to watch whilst in self-quarantine.
To help beat the coronavirus blues, for the foreseeable future, members of team Future of the Force will be on hand with our recommendations of awesome entertainment to check out whilst in self-quarantine. Whether its the best TV shows, ultimate movie marathons or lesser-known gems, we’ll be here to keep you entertained during this difficult time.
Disney’s The Black Hole
Ok, I admit that I have a real soft spot for this film. I saw it during the boost science fiction got after the success of Star Wars, with the likes of Close Encounters Of The The Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the James Bond Film ‘Moonraker‘ jumping onto the bandwagon in its wake. However, Disney got in on the act too with the 1979 film, the first to gain itself a more adult rating worldwide.
The premise is simple, an expedition in deep space encounters a large and apparently derelict ship, the ‘Cygnus’ that went missing twenty years previously and is found orbiting a large Black Hole, somehow defying the massive gravity pull it has. Needing to repair damage sustained when the ship, the Palamino had an almost fatal encounter with the hole, the ship’s crew is alarmed when the Cygnus lights up suddenly, extending a docking ramp for them to land on. The ship is under the command of Dr. Hans Reinhardt, the original captain of the ship during its mysterious and considered ill-fated voyage twenty years ago. Reinhardt tells the crew that he sent his own crew back to Earth while choosing to remain aboard alone after a meteorite attack which left the ship crippled. Sensing something isn’t quite right, the Palomino crew investigates and comes across a horrifying truth.
The film has some scenes that are questionable for the youngest of viewers but is an entertaining and wonderful space adventure for them to watch and enjoy, mostly due to the robots V.I.N.C.E.N.T. and Old B.O.B. Here are two similar droids that they can cheer for and become invested in. A wonderful way to waste some time for them.
Let us know if you have any suggestions of great movies or TV shows our readers should check out and we’ll feature and share them with the FOTF community.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!