Neil DeGrasse Tyson has written a book, Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries (2007, W.W. Norton), which by and large is a collection of articles he wrote for the American Museum of Natural History’s monthly magazine, Natural History. Chapter 39 is entitled “Hollywood Nights,” about how movie makers distort scientific fact under the auspices of creative license. Following is an excerpt from pp. 327-328: My questions are on time dilation, a topic I do not easily fathom. To me, time is time. If the universe is at t=x in its present age, that is the time at any given moment throughout the entire universe and at every location, whether we are here on earth or about to be sucked into a black hole, should one be nearby, or off in a distant galaxy or even in a part of the universe beyond our visual horizon. If t=x, is that not true everywhere at the same instant? Do not all observers here and everywhere see the age of the universe as the same? Tyson seems to imply that time depends on location, that time just outside (or presumably even within) a black hole's event horizon is very different from time a megaparsec distant, not only the actual time but the rate by which time advances. Ignore for the moment the crew’s atomic demise under the gravitational and tidal forces of a black hole. In the scenario above, if portrayed with time dilation in mind, the doomed crew would have had time slowed while the universe aged onwards normally. Their clock would tick slower, while the clock for the rest of the universe would tick inexorably onwards at its customary rate. Thus the rate of the ticks, and the absolute value of time itself, seems to be location dependent. If the crew were able to determine the age of the universe before coming under the influence of the black hole, and then measure the age again just prior to crossing the event horizon (or even afterwards), they would see a universe accelerating in age as measured by their clock, would they not? This observed acceleration of the universe by the ship's crew would give the effect of an accelerating universe, that is, the universe would appear to be expanding if not evolving at a faster rate than otherwise observed. Let us now switch to our present day on earth with the results of two supernova surveys that point also to an accelerating expansion of the universe. Does this supernova result, among other explanations, indicate we may be moving towards an unseen black hole?