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Vehicles, Robots and Technology for the movie
Pitch Black


Vehicles

Hunter Gratzner from the Universal Studio's movie Pitch Black. (click image for larger format)

Vehicle name:
Hunter Gratzner
Description:
Cargo spacecraft
Cargo spacecraft with capacity for 40 passengers. Crew consists of captain, navigator and docking pilot. During transit passengers and crew enter cryro-sleep.

 



"Skiff" from the Universal Studio's movie Pitch Black. (click images for larger format)

Vehicle name:
skiff
Description:
Tactical military shuttle
Small transport shuttle that has planetary landing and intersellar capabilities. Powered by gig cells (5 gigawatts needed to launch).

 


 

 


Robots
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Technology

Solar power generator from the Universal Studio's movie Pitch Black. (click image for larger format)

Technology name:
Solar powered generator
Description:
Radiometer based generator

The vehicles and equipment are powered by large radiometers. Radiometers (also called Crookes radiometers, light mills or solar engines) consists of an airtight glass bulb, containing a partial vacuum and vanes1.

 

 

 

Critic SFTdb's comment: You can buy a desktop version of this thing!ADD LINK

 


 


Sources
1.
Wikipedia entry for radiometers

   
   
DVD notes DVD available from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Pitch Black, studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment