It’s Disney. Has to be true. Movie both fucked up my head as a kid *and* tied in nicely with watching Cosmos and NOVA, learning about extra dimensions and Inflation theory and multiverse.
By the time Hawking wrote his book, I was like, “Aw shit man, I know more than that”.
10th grade report on black holes. 10 pages, masterpiece.
My report was in JANUARY 1988.
Hawking’s book was first PUBLISHED
March 1, 1988
and my library didn’t get it ’til summertime ’88, long after I was done.
Turned my bed into a 1 square acre EVENT horizon, past which my cat, which was getting sucked into the back hole would *poof*, disappear from sight.