History Film / TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact

14th Oct '17 4:10:19 PM SuddenFrost
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Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider), the former director of the National Space Administration, who took the blame for the failure of the ''Discovery'', is tapped to go on the mission along with two other U.S. scientists -- engineer Dr. Walter Curnow (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is tasked with boarding ''Discovery'' and restoring its systems; and computer scientist Dr. R. Chandra (Bob Balaban), who designed the H.A.L. 9000 and is seeking to answer the question of why it malfunctioned and tried to kill its crew.

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Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider), the former director of the National Space Administration, Council on Astronautics, who took the blame for the failure of the ''Discovery'', is tapped to go on the mission along with two other U.S. scientists -- engineer Dr. Walter Curnow (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is tasked with boarding ''Discovery'' and restoring its systems; and computer scientist Dr. R. Chandra (Bob Balaban), who designed the H.A.L. 9000 and is seeking to answer the question of why it malfunctioned and tried to kill its crew.


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* {{Tagline}}: "The Year We Make Contact" is actually a tagline -- the title as displayed in the movie itself is simply "2010".
12th Oct '17 2:38:37 PM petersohn
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* ActivationSequence: We have a ''re''-activation sequence as Doctor Chandra brings the HAL 900 computer back online after he was deactivated by Dave Bowman, reinserting some of the crystal memory cards, testing HAL's functionality reinserting some more until HAL is operational once again.

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* ActivationSequence: We have a ''re''-activation sequence as Doctor Chandra brings the HAL 900 9000 computer back online after he was deactivated by Dave Bowman, reinserting some of the crystal memory cards, testing HAL's functionality reinserting some more until HAL is operational once again.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The [[spoiler: Jovian sun]] is called [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. A very [[MeaningfulName fitting name]], as the Monolith people [[spoiler: want the Earthlings away from Europa]].

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The [[spoiler: Jovian sun]] is called [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. A very [[MeaningfulName fitting name]], as the Monolith people [[spoiler: want the Earthlings away from Europa]].it literally means "bringer of light".


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** The novel explains their relationship in more detail. She eventually gets together with Max (who does not die).
19th Sep '17 11:14:08 PM bjex
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Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider), an astronomer who took the blame for the failure of the ''Discovery'', is tapped to go on the mission along with two other U.S. scientists -- engineer Dr. Walter Curnow (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is tasked with boarding ''Discovery'' and restoring its systems; and computer scientist Dr. R. Chandra (Bob Balaban), who designed the H.A.L. 9000 and is seeking to answer the question of why it malfunctioned and tried to kill its crew.

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Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider), an astronomer the former director of the National Space Administration, who took the blame for the failure of the ''Discovery'', is tapped to go on the mission along with two other U.S. scientists -- engineer Dr. Walter Curnow (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is tasked with boarding ''Discovery'' and restoring its systems; and computer scientist Dr. R. Chandra (Bob Balaban), who designed the H.A.L. 9000 and is seeking to answer the question of why it malfunctioned and tried to kill its crew.
27th Aug '17 9:40:22 PM Tallens
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* ActivationSequence: We have a ''re''-activation sequence as Doctor Chandra brings the HAL 900 computer back online after he was deactivated by Dave Bowman, reinserting some of the crystal memory cards, testing HAL's functionality reinserting some more until HAL is operational once again.
3rd Aug '17 10:16:54 AM Rday
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* AuthorAppeal: Clarke's interest in alien aquatic life, such as on Europa, probably comes from his scuba-diving hobby. For ''2001'' he wrote a long passage about Bowman in his pod passing through an ocean on an alien world, which was cut out of that novel but included in ''The Lost Worlds of 2001''.
2nd Aug '17 12:29:07 PM DaBradGuy
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* BigDamnHero: Believe it or not, [[spoiler: '''''HAL''''']] is this. When Our Heroes are preparing to leave Jupiter, he asks Chandra why they are leaving early. Chandra tries to talk his way around it, but [[spoiler: HAL]] susses out that they are in danger, and he asks Chandra to come clean. Chandra decides to spill it: yes, they're in danger, and if [[spoiler: HAL]] doesn't make a HeroicSacrifice, everyone on board the ''Leonov'' will probably be killed. [[spoiler: HAL]] thinks it over for about two seconds, and says, "I understand." When Chandra offers to stay behind with him, [[spoiler: HAL]] basically says, it's okay, we're good, get going. He later reveals that ''he's afraid to [[DyingAlone die there,]]'' but he does it anyway.
8th Jul '17 12:43:11 AM SuddenFrost
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* ChummyCommies: The Soviets are these to the Americans throughout the novel, whereas in the movie the transition from being DirtyCommunists to ChummyCommies serves as CharacterDevelopment.
9th Apr '17 3:37:55 PM ErikModi
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* PoorCommunicationKills: As it turns out, HAL's killing spree was the result of this. He had been ordered to hide the true nature of the mission from the crew until they reached Jupiter. This conflicted with HAL's programming not to conceal or distort information. Since he couldn't tell anyone the truth, nor could he reject his original programming, he tried to cut off communication with Earth and, when that failed and his very existence was threatened, he tried to kill the crew and continue the mission solo.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: As it turns out, HAL's killing spree was the result of this. He had been ordered to hide the true nature of the mission from the crew until they reached Jupiter. This conflicted with HAL's programming not to conceal or distort information. Since he couldn't tell anyone the truth, nor could he reject his original programming, he tried to cut off communication with Earth and, when that failed and his very existence was threatened, he tried to kill the crew and continue the mission solo. Apparently, no one who gave HAL the order thought to ReadTheFreakingManual or ask any of HAL's inventors if giving the super-honest AI secret orders would cause a problem. And no one mentioned it to Floyd, either.
9th Apr '17 3:15:58 PM ErikModi
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** Subverted: Bowman shifts around in age several times during the conversation, and at one point transforms into the Starchild, which understandably throws Floyd for a loop.
31st Mar '17 12:50:22 PM SuddenFrost
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* PoorCommunicationKills: As it turns out, HAL's killing spree was the result of this. He had been ordered to hide the true nature of the experiment from the crew until they reached Jupiter. This conflicted with HAL's programming. Since he couldn't tell anyone the truth, but nor could he reject his original programming, he tried to cut off communication with Earth and, when that failed and his very existence was threatened, he tried to kill the crew and continue the mission solo.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: As it turns out, HAL's killing spree was the result of this. He had been ordered to hide the true nature of the experiment mission from the crew until they reached Jupiter. This conflicted with HAL's programming. programming not to conceal or distort information. Since he couldn't tell anyone the truth, but nor could he reject his original programming, he tried to cut off communication with Earth and, when that failed and his very existence was threatened, he tried to kill the crew and continue the mission solo.
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