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Title:
The Hole in the Sky
Plot:
Forced to take on a job smuggling contraband, an ace pilot must take a short-cut through a dangerous wormhole to get to his destination on schedule.
Episode:
0978
Air Dates:
First Run - May 9, 1979
Repeat - October 5, 1979
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3 Responses to Episode 0978


Roger Thorpe is an interstellar smuggler whose turn of bad luck has cornered him into accepting a commission which would compel him to take passage through a dreaded black hole. He has already made the passage once before and survived, but to tempt fate twice could have 'unfortunate' consequences...

Really enjoyed this episode. Great premise. I enjoyed the references to the Bermuda Triangle as he tried to come up with an explanation for the "Hole". I also enjoyed the entire sequence as Joe diverted the patrol ships away from his destination. The "Passage" was extremely well executed, too. "Curly" was a great character. I could picture a completely bald, overweight, sweaty, slimey guy behind a space bar-- something just slightly less green than Jabba-the-Hutt. One of the fun things about listening to RMT-- is listening for and trying to identify all the "doubling--up" performed by the actors to cover all the roles. This one was completey symmetrical-- with Joan Shea, Earl Hammond and Russell Horton each preforming dual roles. The whole idea of Roger fulfilling an alien prophecy was a clever twist and the possibilty he was simply lost in his own mind was a nice open-ended way for the tale to conclude. It might also explain why his friends and associates seemed to "reappear" in this "other" world. Magda become "Dinara" a more thoughtful, responsible woman-- more concerned with the welfare of others than her own selfish desires. Joe became "Ardi"-- still a trusted and loyal friend-- sticking by him 'til the bitter end. And Curly, was still the bad guy, becoming the "Censor" threatening more than just his material existence, this time. Great Sci-Fi choice.......

Like this episode..it has a real fantasy feel to it.

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