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End of days from a man-made black hole? Doubt it

Our Final Days is a fictional documentary of the last days of the Earth, which is destroyed by a mini-black hole created by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Our Final Days is a fictional documentary of the last days of the Earth, which is destroyed by a mini-black hole created by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

While I don't think the scientists will manage to create either a black hole or a stranglet, I can admire film student Miguel of Portugal's efforts in creating an excellent science fiction film with a running time of just over five minutes.

Someone in Hollywood PUHLEASE get a clue!

17 comments
Jaqui
Jaqui

1) IF they managed to make one, and IF it was stable, it would be the MASS os a single hydrogen atom at most to start with. 2) If they turned off the electromagnetic field in the device and let it fall into the planet. [ yup, it has a magnetic charge, or they couldn't have been ramming the particles together using magnetic fields ] it would take months before it gained enough mass to EQUAL a feather. 3) The fastest such a pinpoint singularity could possible absorb the planet would be in the range of 100,000 YEARS. It's MASS would never exceed the mass of the earth until AFTER it completed absorbing the erath and started drawing other material to it.

DadsPad
DadsPad

I would have nerver known what it was about. The text was too small and fuzzy to read. It was a pleasant watch and obvious editing exersise. I give it kudos, but needs to make its point better in the film making. A well done short would need no extensive dialog, just the film. If this is a young or just new film buff, well done. A good future may be ahead. :)

JimInPA
JimInPA

and you did. About 75% seemed like an intro. To each their own I guess.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

With one exception. An explosion sound effect? Tsk, tsk, tsk. Somebody's been watching too much Star Wars and not enough 2001.

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

But in no way an exercise in film-making. Managed to hold my attention for the duration though, just wonder why the film copyright holder(s) didn't get listed in the credits? < () >

Neil Higgins
Neil Higgins

No dialog.That was a relief.It would have been ruined if I had heard REM's,"It's the end of the world as we know it...." "I looked out from my Window,reached for my Mac,and saw everything was Open Source". Sorry Jay,I had to mention "that" somewhere. The film deserves an award.Superb.

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

My understanding is that he is a college student in Portugal. Not a bad start I thought.

jdclyde
jdclyde

for the out-tro..... ;\

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

I think he took a bad clue from Hollywood there myself in never admit who you are ripping off for your movie. I recently saw a student film that was entirely made out of film trailers and public-domain documentaries that the cast had just voiced over. While it's been done before, it could be a fun exercise for TR peers to get together on.

jdclyde
jdclyde

wondering when the show would start and all the stop action scenes would end. Didn't help that I could not make out the text that was on the screen, I guess. A few "oops" looks on the technicians faces wouldn't have been half bad either.... ;\

ComputerCookie
ComputerCookie

Perhaps I should go and live in a hole on the side of a hill in Siberia! Be one of the 80% of USA residents who claim to be 'Born Again', then walk all over the thousands who live on the street!

TonytheTiger
TonytheTiger

where the missing matter in the universe is :)

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

Discovery One had no atmosphere, but Dave's suit did.