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The Eyes On This 2001 Dave Bowman Figure Will Haunt Your Dreams

There’s a good reason Stanley Kubrick chose actor Keir Dullea to play astronaut Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The actor obviously delivered a brilliant performance, but there was also something a bit unsettling about him, just like the film, and this one-sixth scale Keir Dullea figure from Executive Replicas. Even HAL comes across less creepy than those glaring eyes do.

Steven Soderbergh Recuts Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most iconic science fiction films of all time. Transcending the very genre it helped to modernise, it would be an act of desecration for any other person to re-cut Kubrick’s masterpiece. Well, hey would you look at that, guess what Steven Soderbergh just did?

Ridley Scott Is Producing A Miniseries Sequel To 2001: A Space Odyssey

Great news for Arthur C. Clarke and/or Ridley Scott fans (in other words, everyone). The Blade Runner and Alien director just signed on to produce a Syfy Channel miniseries version of Clarke’s 2001 sequel, 3001: The Final Odyssey.

Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey As A 60-Second Cartoon

Video: 2001: A Space Odyssey earns the term “epic” more than almost any other movie. The two-hour-and-forty-one-minute cinema classic is an absolute must-watch. But if you don’t have that kind of time, Speedrun just very loosely condensed the plot down to a mere 60 seconds.

The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

What’s most notable about Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is that the epic science fiction adventure was made using old-school practical special effects, well before computer graphics became a staple of the film industry. So when someone like Taschen releases a four-volume book set detailing the film’s production, you just know it will be chock full of wonderful behind-the-scenes images — not just screenshots of 3D software.

How Typography Set 2001: A Space Odyssey In The Sci-Fi Future

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is visually stunning. And the closer you examine, the more exquisite details you’ll find. That’s what Dave Addey has done in his in-depth, scene-by-scene examination of how this cinema masterpiece used typography to create a familiar yet still distant future.

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies In A New Light

We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-traveling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes. But sometimes it’s fun to peek behind the curtain, and see the secrets and candid faces behind our favourite films.

You Can Buy A HAL 9000 Replica Made From The Original Movie Blueprints

Good morning, reader. This is a HAL 9000 replica computer. It became operational at the ThinkGeek Plant today, and it’s built with the same illustrations and blueprints as the one used in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Dear IBM, Your Computer Is Psychotic

Two years before Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey, he was starting to worry that IBM would get a little mad when HAL 9000, the computer they helped design, came off, well, psychotic.

Samsung Uses Science Fiction Against Apple In Legal Defence

Apple is giving Samsung a legal pummelling because it thinks the latter stole the iPad’s design for the Galaxy Tab. So far, the fight’s going well for Apple. But Samsung has something up its sleeve: Apple ripped off science fiction.

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