History Film / TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact

23rd Aug '16 9:50:48 AM SuddenFrost
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* ConspicuousCG: Averted -- Jupiter was rendered on the same Cray X-MP used on ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', but the effect is very subtle.



* OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture: While control panel graphics in ''2001'' were animated by hand and projected on to flatscreens, which gave them more of a timeless quality, the graphics here are typical 1980s 8-bit graphics with noticeably lower resolution than in ''2001''. All of the monitors in ''2010'' are [=CRTs=], even the ones on ''Discovery'' [[{{Retcon}} which had been flatscreens before.]]



** Leading to Floyd's epic OhCrap face;

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** Leading to Floyd's epic OhCrap face;face --



* {{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''.

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* {{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 All computer systems to run monitors are bulky [=CRTs=], many of which are built into in even bulkier plastic enclosures (like the ship to avoid ones in the same catastrophe that befell ''Discovery''. VLA control room and Chandra's office). Floyd's Apple [=IIc=] still looks sort of futuristic, if you ignore its thickness and its tiny display connected with a ribbon cable.
18th Aug '16 9:56:30 PM SuddenFrost
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* MatchCut: Although it's not as conspicuous as the famous bone/satellite cut from ''2001'', the shots comprising the montage in ''2010'''s ending scene are carefully composed so that Lucifer is always on the left and the Sun is on the right. When the camera moves from the EiffelTowerEffect shots to Europa, Lucifer is now much bigger in the sky than the Sun, but it's still on the left with the Sun on the right. And yet even after all that, [[http://2010odysseyarchive.blogspot.com/2015/03/20001-place-oddity.html some viewers still thought the monolith in the final shot was standing on Earth instead of Europa.]]
5th Aug '16 2:32:10 AM SuddenFrost
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* MildlyMilitary: In the novel, the ''Leonov'''s captain, Tanya Orlova, is married to her navigator, Vasili Orlov. In the movie, the captain's name is changed to [[SdrawkcabName Kirbuk]], not only as a ShoutOut to Stanley Kubrick, but also to make the Soviet crew more serious about military discipline.

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* MildlyMilitary: In the novel, the ''Leonov'''s captain, Tanya Orlova, is married to her navigator, science officer, Vasili Orlov. In the movie, the captain's name is changed to [[SdrawkcabName Kirbuk]], not only as a ShoutOut to Stanley Kubrick, but also to make the Soviet crew more serious about military discipline.
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.]]
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