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14th Jul '16 8:35:22 AM Fighteer
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* MasterComputer: Deliberately averted on the ''Leonov'', as noted below under {{Zeerust}}.

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* MasterComputer: Deliberately averted on In the ''Leonov'', as noted below under {{Zeerust}}.novel, it is pointed out that ''Leonov'' uses autonomous, independent computers to operate its equipment rather than giving control of the entire ship to a single AI; this is specifically to prevent a repeat of the ''Discovery'' disaster.



* SocietyMarchesOn: It's amazing how similar the geopolitical situation in ''2010'' is to the one in 1984. Again, this applies to the movie, not the book.



* SpaceIsNoisy: Unlike the first movie, ''2010'' plays this straight.
* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: Inverted with the aerocapture used to enter Jupiter's orbit.

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* SpaceIsNoisy: Unlike While ''2001'' played all the first movie, exterior spaceship scenes in total silence (aside from music), ''2010'' plays this straight.
* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: Inverted with the aerocapture used to enter Jupiter's orbit.
makes engine noises and other rumblings audible.



** This is averted in the novel. They send a remote-manned pod instead.
* TouchedByVorlons: David Bowman, HAL, and by the end of ''2061'', [[spoiler: Heywood Floyd as well]].



* VaderBreath: During the spacewalk scenes. More like "Vader Hyperventilation."

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* VaderBreath: During the spacewalk scenes. More like "Vader Hyperventilation."scenes, the astronauts' breathing is distinctly audible, specifically to highlight Curnow's hyperventilation as he succumbs to panic while attempting to board ''Discovery''.



** Justified in the book, as it reveals that the Precursers who evolved Bowman into the Star Child can't reveal "the experiment" to the human race, or it would ruin the results of that experiment.




---> '''Chandra:''' Whether our minds are made of carbon or silicon, we should be treated with the same basic respect!

** The funny part is that [[spoiler: Chandra ''knew'' Floyd was up to something, and he would not have been able to disconnect HAL with the failsafe device. Floyd's huge grin at Chandra reveals he was happy to be wrong.]]
* {{Zeerust}}: The second manned mission to Jupiter is launched in time to make it by 2010. The first one had an AI, but in this one the Soviets use [[OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture CRTs]] while the Americans have flat-screen displays. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the novel by the fact that they intentionally used small autonomous computer systems to run the ship to avoid the same catastrophe that befell ''Discovery''. It's plausible that if Russia had remained Communist, they could still be using [=CRTs=] in 2010. It doesn't explain why all the flatscreens on ''Discovery'' turned into [=CRTs=], though.
** The Apple [=IIc=]'s design still looks sort of futuristic, if you ignore its thickness and its tiny screen connected with a ribbon cable.

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\n---> --> '''Chandra:''' Whether our minds are made of carbon or silicon, we should be treated with the same basic respect!

** The funny part is that [[spoiler: Chandra ''knew'' Floyd was up to something, and he would not have been able to disconnect HAL with the failsafe device. Floyd's huge grin at Chandra reveals he was happy to be wrong.]]
respect!
* {{Zeerust}}: The second manned mission to Jupiter is launched in time to make it by 2010. The first one had an AI, but in this one the Soviets use [[OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture CRTs]] while the Americans have flat-screen displays. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the novel by the fact that they intentionally used small autonomous computer systems to run the ship to avoid the same catastrophe that befell ''Discovery''. It's plausible that if Russia had remained Communist, they could still be using [=CRTs=] in 2010. It doesn't explain why all the flatscreens on ''Discovery'' turned into [=CRTs=], though.
** The Apple [=IIc=]'s design still looks sort of futuristic, if you ignore its thickness and its tiny screen connected with a ribbon cable.
14th Jul '16 8:27:51 AM Fighteer
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* SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence
14th Jul '16 8:16:06 AM Fighteer
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* FirstContact: Check out the title.

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* FirstContact: Check out While humans became aware of the title.existence of the Precursor race in ''2001'', and David Bowman met them (more or less) as an individual representative of our species, it is at the end of ''2010'' that the first direct communication from an alien species is received by all of humanity.
14th Jul '16 8:07:41 AM Fighteer
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** [[spoiler: The sudden appearance of a second star in the solar system would cause massive havoc for the other planets, probably throwing them out of their orbits and rendering Earth in particular uninhabitable.]]
14th Jul '16 12:11:24 AM PaulA
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* GenreMotif: Except for ''AlsoSprachZarathustra'' and ''Lux Aeterna'', the entire soundtrack is electronic until after Jupiter ignites. Electronic music represents human activity, and orchestral and choral music represent alien activity.

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* GenreMotif: Except for ''AlsoSprachZarathustra'' ''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra'' and ''Lux Aeterna'', the entire soundtrack is electronic until after Jupiter ignites. Electronic music represents human activity, and orchestral and choral music represent alien activity.
14th Jul '16 12:10:56 AM PaulA
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* Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra: Since ''2001,'' this may be the ''only'' movie to use "Zarathustra" without irony or humor.


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* StandardSnippet: This may be the only movie since ''2001'' to use "Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra" without irony or humor.
1st Jul '16 9:44:22 AM skidoo23
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** The sudden appearance of a second star in the solar system would cause massive havoc for the other planets, probably throwing them out of their orbits and rendering Earth in particular uninhabitable.

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** [[spoiler: The sudden appearance of a second star in the solar system would cause massive havoc for the other planets, probably throwing them out of their orbits and rendering Earth in particular uninhabitable.]]
1st Jul '16 9:43:36 AM skidoo23
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** The sudden appearance of a second star in the solar system would cause massive havoc for the other planets, probably throwing them out of their orbits and rendering Earth in particular uninhabitable.
29th Jun '16 6:42:17 AM Fighteer
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** BookEnds: ''2001'' starts with the piece. ''2010'' ends with it.



* ArtificialGravity: Averted in the novel and used somewhat schizophrenically in the movie: the rotating environment module of the ''Leonov'' was apparently made up by the art team so they could justify having the actors walking normally on the set, even though it doesn't make sense ''at all'' from a design standpoint. The novel states and some filmed scenes imply that the astronauts use Velcro-soled shoes to help them stay "upright".
** The scene when Floyd demonstrates docking the two ships by suspending pens in mid-air definitely implies the bridge of the ''Leonov'' to be a zero-G environment.



* CentrifugalGravity:
** The environment module of the ''Leonov'' is seen rotating in the film, justifying how the actors can walk normally on the set. However, the effect is applied inconsistently, with some scenes shot in zero-G and others implying the use of Velcro-soled shoes; the novel is explicit in this regard.
** ''Discovery'' uses a rotating carousel to provide artificial gravity for its crew members to perform exercises in so they don't lose muscle tone. The potential freezing up of the carousel (due to decade-old bearings), with the consequent catastrophic destruction of the ship, is brought up in the novel, but not the film.



** Bowman, as the Star Child.

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** Bowman, Bowman returns as the Star Child.Child after being forcibly [[EvolutionaryLevels "evolved"]] by the Precursor race in the previous film.



** In fairness, though, HAL had little to do on the way up from Earth except keep the ship running, chat with the crew, play chess, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and suffer a psychotic episode]]. Being super-close to Jupiter for the escape burn and almost over top the Great Black Spot gave HAL the chance to do one of his original jobs—study the planet.
23rd Jun '16 10:28:44 AM Mdumas43073
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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 (John Lithgow), 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 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 (John Lithgow), (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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