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Remember When Judd Nelson Filmed SyFy Flick "The Black Hole" in St. Louis? We Don't.

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An alert reader (with a lot of free time on his hands) informed Daily RFT that the film The Black Hole, starring Judd Nelson, played over the weekend on the SyFy Channel.

The 2006 made-for-TV movie was filmed in St. Louis and shows the Arch, Busch Stadium and City Hall getting destroyed when "a research experiment goes awry unleashing not only a big black hole but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city!"

The movie used the Science Center's planetarium as the research center for nuclear physicist Eric Bryce, a.k.a. actor Judd Nelson.

Perhaps we were tunneling through a space vacuum of our own making at the time, but we sure don't recall this movie being filmed here. Do any of you?

Here's how IMDB.com describes one scene filmed at the Soldiers' Memorial downtown.
Soldiers Memorial is a World War I museum built during the Depression and so neglected that the elevators don't work. It is situated on Chestnut Street in downtown St. Louis, however, which is low-traffic yet double the width of other downtown streets, which means a movie company can show a rented helicopter landing in the middle of downtown without messing up local traffic too much.


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7 comments
Hoke1970
Hoke1970

What I liked best is when the arch gets torn up it is wooden framed with steel panels ripping off. Anyone who grew up in St.Louis has seen the film of how the arch was constructed in the museum underneath. Stainless steel segments. This film was really good for a laugh. I grew up about 7 miles from where the energy monster made his last stand. The electric substation by hall street and adelaide ave. Judd Nelson must of done this piece of shit for a six pack and some beef jersey. But I laughed till I cried at this failure of epic proportions.

Kitty
Kitty

Touché, IMDB.com. Touché. And if it's after 5 pm, a helicopter landing downtown causes even less commotion.

Mike
Mike

Totally remember this movie. It was a complete piece of shit.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

The mayor in the movie builds a downtown shopping center to stop the spread of the black hole. It fails. True story.

Jeff
Jeff

it would be pretty awesome if the planetarium was a secret nuclear physics research lab

Steve
Steve

Whadda ya mean "If" ?

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