These damn shows on the Science Channel seem to raise more questions for me than they answer, and maybe I'm understanding this wrong but here we go... If I were an unfortunate soul who fell into a black hole, the show claims that I will not feel a thing as I pass through the event horizon. Makes sense when I think of it like a waterfall, as the show wanted me to think. I would gradually gain speed and accelerate on my trajectory towards doom. If I were an observer that watched my friend fall into a black hole, time dilation would eventually bring him to a screeching halt after he passed through the event horizon and he would appear frozen in time. (This is where I think I am mistaken, but it's what the show said) Every single artist rendition of black holes show them as solid black spheres. How can this be if every object that's fallen into it is "frozen in time" (relative to an outside observer) shortly after crossing the event horizon. Wouldn't a two dimensional projection of the black hole's appetite be splashed all over it thus making it visible? This raises other questions I have but I'm going to go with this for now. Thanks!