There is a place. There was a time.
From Crystal Links :
In Egyptian mythology, Nut (Nuit, Darkness) also known by various other transcriptions, is the goddess of the sky, stars, cosmos, mothers, astronomy, and the universe in the ancient Egyptian religion. She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the Earth, or as a cow. She was depicted wearing the water-pot sign (nw) that identifies her.
Nut is the daughter of Shu and Tefnut and was one of the Ennead. The sun god Re entered her mouth after the sun set in the evening and was reborn from her vulva the next morning. She also swallowed and rebirthed the stars. She was a goddess of death, and her image is on the inside of most sarcophagi. It was believed the pharaoh entered her body after death and was later resurrected.
Nut sometimes appears in the form of a cow whose body forms the sky and heavens. Nut in this form represents the Great Kau (Cow), the Great Lady who created all that exists – the Cow whose udder gave forth the Milky Way. In the form of a great cow her eyes represent the sun and the moon.
It’s alt reality. The movies actually gloss over how dark the darkness is.
Life On Mars.