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2001: The Odyssey Explained
« on: January 06, 2007, 12:36:38 AM »
THE ODYSSEY EXPLAINED:
http://www.kubrick2001.com/

Great animated sequence about the allegory behind the Kubrick film..Of course, we come to find that HAL wasn't really "evil" at all, but had only been programmed, by forces in the White House no less, to keep the secret of the Jupiter monolith from those aboard the joint US/Russian space mission.

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Re: 2001: The Odyssey Explained
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 05:26:09 PM »
I think a number of the events were explained in 2010, both the novel and he film.

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Re: 2001: The Odyssey Explained
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 11:31:01 PM »
 :-) Yeah, it's explained a little bit more in 2010, but that animation link above gets a bit more into the unsaid allegorical aspects..

Clark also wrote 2 more follow-ups..

2061: Odyssey Three

3001: The Final Odyssey

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Re: 2001: The Odyssey Explained
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 04:36:27 PM »
I wish they had been able to make a sequel to 2010.

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Re: 2001: The Odyssey Explained
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 03:30:44 AM »
As an avid fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, I really despise the explanations given about the events, like

Of course, we come to find that HAL wasn't really "evil" at all, but had only been programmed, by forces in the White House no less, to keep the secret of the Jupiter monolith from those aboard the joint US/Russian space mission.

It takes away from the profound message the story really had. My explaining every detail, the magic and awe, the cosmic scale, the mystery, all of it was just gone.