2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


How intelligent is HAL 9000 really? What’s the deal with that dawn of man segment? And how do you simulate gravity on spaceships? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) in this podcast episode.

Go on an interstellar journey spanning all of man’s existence in this science fiction masterpiece. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)!

Episode Log:

  • Arthur C. Clarke mini-bio (1:50)
  • April 1968 trivia (3:05)
  • Summary of 2001’s story/plot (5:55)
  • Movie review (8:15)
  • Differences between book and movie (23:00)
  • Artificial gravity in space (26:20)
  • Artificial intelligence and The Chinese Room Argument (42:00)
  • Budget, Box Office, Critics’ reactions (46:40)

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Additional Research
Artificial Gravity
Creation of Artificial Gravity
Neutron Star
2001: A Space Odyssey (BFI Film Classics)

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