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Old June 7 2010, 12:42 AM   #5
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Re: 'Tron: Legacy' team mount a 'Black Hole' remake

This is the part that encourages me:
The details of the update are being kept secret, though the take does involve grounding the story in the science of a black hole, much more so than in the original.
The original film actually deserves a lot of credit for its scientific accuracy, up to a point. The screenwriters clearly did their research. The depictions of weightlessness were excellent, there was some credible science alluded to in the dialogue, and it was the first film to represent a black hole with an accretion disk (though it made the error of putting an accretion disk around a solitary black hole rather than one in a binary system -- where was the material for the disk coming from with only empty space around it? -- and this error has been slavishly imitated in every subsequent film and TV depiction of black holes ever). There were some conceptual and visual liberties taken, but it wasn't until the finale that it went off the rails into fantasy.
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