The Event Horizon

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The Event Horizon

"Where we're going, you won't need eyes to see."

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The starship Event Horizon takes an interesting approach to faster-than-light space travel. The ship's gravity drive brews up an artificial black hole, and the singularity's intense mass bends time and space.

What could possibly go wrong, right?

Well, the ship's maiden voyage sends the crew down a wormhole on a seven-year tour of hell -- and not a charming Disney version either, but a Clive Barkery version complete with eye-gouging, barbed wire and overwrought dialogue.

Having consumed its first crew in an orgy of violence, the now-possessed Event Horizon then aims to snare new humans for its "Love Boat" excursion through the waters of extra-dimensional suffering.

The moral of the story is simple: Beware of any spaceship that depends on gateways to hell for interstellar propulsion, no matter how fuel-efficient it happens to be.

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