USAC Lewis & Clark

Seven years after the research vessel Event Horizon vanishes on its maiden voyage, a signal from the ship is received back on Earth. A rescue ship, the Lewis and Clark is dispatched to locate the Event Horizon and ascertain what has happened to it and its crew. Heading up the rescue mission is Captain Miller, the pragmatic leader whose top priority is the safety of his crew, and Dr. Weir, the obsessed designer of the Event Horizon. Upon discovering the lost vessel, the crew of the Lewis and Clark experience a series of hallucinations caused by the sentient evil that has taken possession of the ship that exploits their guilt and fears?’ After the crew is forced to evacuate the Lewis and Clark and remain aboard the Event Horizon, the hallucinations grow in intensity until the crew cannot discern what is real and what is not. Only Dr. Weir, who at first dismisses accounts of paranormal activity aboard the Event Horizon as examples of psychosis or “optical effects” comes to understand his ship has become imbued with an evil life force from another dimension that wants to claim the crew of the Lewis and Clark. In time, Weir fully undergoes a “conversion process:’ not only acknowledging the supernatural force at work within the Event Horizon, but embracing and eventually embodying it.

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The Lewis & Clark has just returned from a mission, and her crew was looking forward to a well-deserved leave. The order to head out toward Neptune is not welcome news — but Captain Miller leads a team of seasoned professionals. They accept their orders and embark with Dr.Weir on the 56 day journey to reach the Event Horizon.

Upon reaching the ship, the crew finds life readings all over the ship, but temperatures on board so cold, no human life could possibly survive. Upon entering the ship, Captain Miller and the crew experience strange event after strange event. The ship can somehow read their deepest fears, and toys with them.

After deciphering a warning from a video log of the Event Horizon’s crew going insane and mutilating each other, Miller and D.J. deduce that while the ship’s gravity drive did successfully open a gateway in spacetime, it leapt outside the known universe and into another dimension, described later on by Dr. Weir as “a dimension of pure chaos, pure evil” (and implied to be Hell).

The Event Horizon has since then gained an evil sentience and telepathic abilities, tormenting its occupants with the aim of compelling them to return to Hell.

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