Here’s an analysis of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey…from the perspective of an alien.

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2001: A Space Odyssey in 60 seconds

For those of us who don’t have time to rewatch the Stanley Kubrick classic…

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Friday YouTube: If Archer Voiced HAL 9000

This is what happens when H. Jon Benjamin (voice actor from Archer and Bob’s Burgers) lends his talents to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Says the poster on Vimeo:

This song is epic on its own but then I cued up the end of 2001 to it and it took it to a whole new level. The edit is untouched, the track just syncs this well.

I’m not saying this was intentional, but the timing on this is way too perfect for it not to have been an influence. It starts to fall apart at the end, but during the astronaut talk at the beginning and the “light journey” it’s crazy how well they sync

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Editor’s note: Nebula Award nominated author Jason Sanford is now publishing a monthly column in SF Signal called To the Ends of the Universe. These columns were originally printed in the Czech SF magazine XB-1. Jason’s novelette Her Scientifiction, Far Future, Medieval Fantasy, published last year in Interzone, is now available as a Kindle ebook.

It’s time for a quick thought experiment: Without delay, imagine your favorite novel. Do you remember how you felt the first time you read it? How many times have you read this story? Does the novel continue to hold a treasured place in your heart?

For me, the first novel which pops to mind is Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. I read the novel as a child, long before I saw the Stanley Kubrick film co-written by Clarke. 2001 was the first story which truly opened my mind to the far reaches of eternity and I still love—and reread—the novel to this day.
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2001: A Who Odyssey

Don’t ask, just watch…

[via Roberson’s Interminable Ramble]

Pink Floyd/2001 Mash-up

As if the film wasn’t spaced out enough…

In the name of all that is Holy, please do NOT listen to this. This will scar you for life.

Well…don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I’m being *really* generous by categorizing this under “Music”. Seriously…this is the reason ear plugs were invented.

[via Cynical-C Blog]