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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968 Film
  • Dr. Floyd: It's origin and purpose still a total mystery.

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  • Computers
    • H.A.L. 9000
      • Discovery One's shipboard computer.
  • Government Agencies
    • National Council on Astronautics
      • No description available
  • Laboratories
    • H.A.L. Laboratories
      • Kubrick says that HAL stands for Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer.
  • Lodging-Other
    • HIlton: Space Station V
      • No description available
  • Space Stations
    • Space Station V
      • Space station.
  • TV Stations
    • BBC 12
      • No description available
  • Vehicle Models - Space
    • Aries Ib
      • Spherical lunar lander operated by Pan American World Airways.
    • Orion III
      • Passenger spaceplane operated by Pan American World Airways.
  • Vehicles-Space
    • Discovery One
      • No description available
  • HAL: Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this.

  • HAL: I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

  • Dr. Floyd: It's origin and purpose still a total mystery.

  • HAL: I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.

  • Dave: Hello, HAL do you read me, HAL?
    HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I read you.
    Dave: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
    Dave: What's the problem?
    HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
    Dave: What are you talking about, HAL?
    HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    Dave: I don't know what you're talking about, HAL?
    HAL: I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
    Dave: Where the hell'd you get that idea, HAL?
    HAL: Dave, although you took thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.

  • Dr. Floyd: What's that? Chicken?
    Dr. Halvorsen: Something like that. Tastes the same anyway.

  • HAL: I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a.fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a H.A.L. 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.
    Dave Bowman: Yes, I'd like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.
    HAL: It's called Daisy. Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

  • HAL: I honestly think you ought to calm down; take a stress pill and think things over.

  • HAL: It can only be attributable to human error.

  • HAL: I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal.

  • Dave: All right, HAL; I'll go in through the emergency airlock.
    HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave, you're going to find that rather difficult.
    Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
    HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

  • HAL: Let me put it this way, Mr. Amer. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

  • Trivia
    • Where does Arthur C. Clarke's original short story that served as the inspiration for the film 2001 take place?
    •  The moon
       The planet Jupiter
       A space station

      • When Dr. Floyd's daughter asks him for a bush baby, what is she asking him for?
      •  a pet monkey
         a doll
         a younger brother

        • Who was quoted as saying, "If you understand 2001 completely, we failed. We wanted to raise far more questions than we answered."?
        •  Keir Dullea
           Arthur C. Clarke
           Stanley Kubrick

          • The actor Frank Miller portrayed the Mission Controller. What was Frank's actual occupation?
          •  Mission Controller
             Key Grip
             Comic Book Artist

            • What is the name of Arthur C. Clark's original short story that served as the inspiration for the film 2001?
            •  The Sentinal
               The Dawn of Man

              • What is the Jupiter explorer's serial number?
              •  MCR-123

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