Artists pay tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey at the half-century mark


But in the book, Floyd still hitches a ride to Jupiter with the Russians. They left out the Chinese surface mission though. That would have been great to see.

I still reckon that Oblivion is the best sequel to 2001 which has been made. It is certainly closer to Kubrick’s vision than Clarke’s.


The Soviet Union.


That explains why the prop-making community has such a difficult time recreating some of the props. (although with a fair amount of work, the iconic panel for HAL9000 can be recreated using a mish-mash of parts without having to destroy what is now a vintage camera lens.)


I’m afraid we’ll have to agree to disagree here. :slight_smile:

(Although I’m thinking of setting up a mirror system to add throw distance to the next projector I get, kind of what [RedactedCo] did with some of the Christie X5 projectors to make what was essentially a 10 foot wide rear projection TV out of it.)

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