Art Archives: The Black Hole, Pt. 2
The ship’s captain is Robert Forster, who would go on to greater fame and fortune as the star of Alligator and Vigilante. (I blame my sister for the inaccurate depiction of the Palomino’s design in this drawing.)
The captain of the Cygnus is Dr. Hans Reinhardt (Maximilian Schell), a (SPOILER!) mad scientist who has turned his crew into mindless sentries and worker drones.
Also on board is an older model robot similar to Vincent, named B.O.B. (Slim Pickens).
I don’t know why Robert Forster is shooting at them in this picture.
I think this one is more of a montage than an actual scene. Here we see Vincent taking out some stormtroopers, I mean “sentries,” as the Palomino crew flee below. Notice how I have helpfully labelled the crew members.
NEXT: What will become of the surviving Palomino crew? Will Maximilian finally come out of his “shell”? Find out in the exciting conclusion of The Black Hole!