2001 a space odyssey

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.

Giant VHS Tape Is The Ultimate 2001: A Space Odyssey Tribute

Artist David Herbert carved this giant VHS tape from foam and plexiglass by hammering it with a femur. [PietMondriaan.com]

Directing A Space Odyssey

Here, apropos of nothing, is an excellent photograph of Stanley Kubrick directing his actors inside a giant centrifuge on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s a hell of a set and a hell of a movie. [Mappeal]