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7th Jan '16 4:35:08 PM nombretomado
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* An old CartoonNetwork bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[SpaceGhost Blip]] and [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]]) gathering around the Cartoon Network logo while the ''2001'' theme plays.
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* An old CartoonNetwork bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[SpaceGhost [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Blip]] and [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]]) gathering around the Cartoon Network logo while the ''2001'' theme plays.
13th Dec '15 7:05:53 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the Creator/DCComics character, a heroic {{golem}}, or the Creator/MarvelComics character called The ''Living'' Monolith, who's an ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' villain.
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Not to be confused with the Creator/DCComics character, a heroic {{golem}}, or the Creator/MarvelComics character called The ''Living'' Monolith, who's an ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' ''Franchise/XMen'' villain.
25th Oct '15 6:20:00 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' have a much larger version of the monolith in the Tomb of the Unknown PPC Agent; it stretches all the way up to the ceiling, and every victim of the [[SecretPolice DIS]] has their name written on it in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ithildin]]''. The Tomb itself used to be DIS Central, until it was destroyed and the memorial built out of the remains.
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* The ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' have a much larger version of the monolith in the Tomb of the Unknown PPC Agent; it stretches all the way up to the ceiling, and every victim of the [[SecretPolice DIS]] has their name written on it in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ithildin]]''. The Tomb itself used to be DIS Central, until it was destroyed and the memorial built out of the remains.
29th Jun '15 4:45:47 AM memememememe
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Compare Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra.
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Compare Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra. Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra. See also Main/SinisterGeometry.
2nd Apr '15 3:15:15 PM Tacitus
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* In Monster Rancher, there is a monster called 'Monol' with telepathic communication, ancient secrets, a deep voice and a story to tell.
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* In Monster Rancher, ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', there is a monster called 'Monol' with telepathic communication, ancient secrets, a deep voice and a story to tell.

* The Watchers' transport gateways look like this in ''EarthX''. Eventually it begins being Lampshaded. * In the Belgian comic ''[[ComicBook/TheGreatPowerofChninkel Le Grand Pouvoir du Chninkel]]'', the creator {{god}} U'n appears in the form of a monolith. ** Actually, the end hints this comic was a prequel to ''2001'', so U'n ''is'' the monolith.
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* The Watchers' transport gateways look like this in ''EarthX''.''ComicBook/EarthX''. Eventually it begins being Lampshaded. * In the Belgian comic ''[[ComicBook/TheGreatPowerofChninkel Le Grand Pouvoir du Chninkel]]'', the creator {{god}} U'n appears in the form of a monolith. ** Actually, monolith. Or rather, since the end hints this comic was a prequel to ''2001'', so U'n ''is'' the monolith.

* In ''Chorus Skating'', the last {{Spellsinger}} novel, two huge black rectangular objects appear on the beach when Jon-Tom is about to have his final sing-off battle with the villain. True to this trope, they were indeed sent by a mysterious alien from another level of reality ... [[spoiler: as amplifiers to give Jon-Tom's duar a much-needed and decisive boost]].
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* In ''Chorus Skating'', the last {{Spellsinger}} Literature/{{Spellsinger}} novel, two huge black rectangular objects appear on the beach when Jon-Tom is about to have his final sing-off battle with the villain. True to this trope, they were indeed sent by a mysterious alien from another level of reality ... [[spoiler: as amplifiers to give Jon-Tom's duar a much-needed and decisive boost]].

* ''TheElectricCompany'' had a series of animations where the monolith either rose from the ground or floated forward through space toward the front of the screen, then crumbled to show a letter dipthong or small word, subsequently pronounced by a deistic voice. * The last Comedy Central episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''{{Laserblast}}'', ended with Dr. Forrester re-enacting the scene where an old David Bowman reaches toward the Monolith before being reborn as a Starchild; Forrester reaches for a monolithic VHS tape labeled "The Worst Movie Ever Made". * ''{{One Foot In The Grave}}'' parodied the "ape discovering tools" scene, with a new fridge as the monolith, and styrofoam packing formers as the bones being smashed by the elderly protagonist. * Shows up in a SpittingImage [[http://youtu.be/K-PbZFUlgFE?t=1m20s sketch,]] being interviewed by Barry Norman. * ''{{Community}}'' - in ''Biology 101'', Jeff, exiled from the study group, is [[MakesSenseInContext knocked out with monkey gas chasing Chang through the air vents]]. He comes to in the final scene of ''2001'', in a bare, bright white study room. He sees himself [[MakesSenseInContext eating his cel phone with a knife and fork]], then as Pierce, then as Leonard in bed pointing at the Monolith, represented by the [[MakesSenseInContext study desk]] sat up on end.
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* ''TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' had a series of animations where the monolith either rose from the ground or floated forward through space toward the front of the screen, then crumbled to show a letter dipthong or small word, subsequently pronounced by a deistic voice. * The last Comedy Central episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''{{Laserblast}}'', ''Film/{{Laserblast}}'', ended with Dr. Forrester re-enacting the scene where an old David Bowman reaches toward the Monolith before being reborn as a Starchild; Forrester reaches for a monolithic VHS tape labeled "The Worst Movie Ever Made". * ''{{One ''Series/{{One Foot In The Grave}}'' parodied the "ape discovering tools" scene, with a new fridge as the monolith, and styrofoam packing formers as the bones being smashed by the elderly protagonist. * Shows up in a SpittingImage ''Series/SpittingImage'' [[http://youtu.be/K-PbZFUlgFE?t=1m20s sketch,]] being interviewed by Barry Norman. * ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' - in ''Biology 101'', Jeff, exiled from the study group, is [[MakesSenseInContext knocked out with monkey gas chasing Chang through the air vents]]. He comes to in the final scene of ''2001'', in a bare, bright white study room. He sees himself [[MakesSenseInContext eating his cel phone with a knife and fork]], then as Pierce, then as Leonard in bed pointing at the Monolith, represented by the [[MakesSenseInContext study desk]] sat up on end.

* The cover of Music/TheWho's album ''Music/WhosNext'' shows the band standing next to a monolith-like concrete slab. ** Actually, they're walking away from it. After having [[{{Squick}} peed on it...]]
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* The cover of Music/TheWho's album ''Music/WhosNext'' shows the band standing next to a monolith-like concrete slab. ** Actually, they're walking away from it. a monolithic concrete slab. After having [[{{Squick}} [[UrineTrouble peed on it...]]

* The Pylons on Cadia, although they have a clear purpose (stabilising space near a gaping scar in reality). One of the background materials has a character outline a theory that may as well be the plot of 2001.
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the Pylons on Cadia, although they the world of Cadia. They have a clear purpose (stabilising purpose, stabilizing space near a gaping scar around the nearby [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Eye of Terror]] to create the only reliable way in reality). and out of it, but how they do that is a mystery. One of the background materials has a character outline a theory that may as well be the plot of 2001.''2001''.

* In the Caveman Chapter of LiveALive, you can find one in a hidden cave provided you do a specific action. Offering a bone to it will net the player the Basic Rock which significantly boosts IQ, can scan the HP of and also disable a target's limbs (Cannot be able to move or attack with physical skills) if used as an item
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* In the Caveman Chapter of LiveALive, ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', you can find one in a hidden cave provided you do a specific action. Offering a bone to it will net the player the Basic Rock which significantly boosts IQ, can scan the HP of and also disable a target's limbs (Cannot (cannot be able to move or attack with physical skills) if used as an item

* Random Monolith Like structures pop in the background of the fight against [[spoiler: [[TruefinalBoss Chakravartin]]]] in ''AsurasWrath''.
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* Random Monolith Like structures pop in the background of the fight against [[spoiler: [[TruefinalBoss Chakravartin]]]] in ''AsurasWrath''.''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''.

* ''EpicBattleFantasy 3'' has ''three'' different kinds of Monoliths that serve as [[DemonicSpiders elite foes]]. The ones that fit this trope best are the [[BossInMookClothing Cosmic Monoliths]], which are shaped very much like the ''Space Odyssey'' Monoliths. [[TotalPartyKill You probably won't last long against them.]]
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* ''EpicBattleFantasy ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy 3'' has ''three'' different kinds of Monoliths that serve as [[DemonicSpiders elite foes]]. The ones that fit this trope best are the [[BossInMookClothing Cosmic Monoliths]], which are shaped very much like the ''Space Odyssey'' Monoliths. [[TotalPartyKill You probably won't last long against them.]]

* ''CrossTimeCafe'' actually has it as a RecurringCharacter, nicknamed Rocky. * ''LeastICouldDo'' uses one as a gag for the [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20090801/ 2001st comic]]
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* ''CrossTimeCafe'' ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'' actually has it as a RecurringCharacter, nicknamed Rocky. * ''LeastICouldDo'' ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' uses one as a gag for the [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20090801/ 2001st comic]]

* [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Geoff]] [[Creator/AchievementHunter Ramsey's]] extremely tall, windowless, smooth stone house in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' has been referred to as a monolith. It originally went up from the base of Downtown [[HubCity Achievement City]] to the height limit of 128 blocks, but when the height limit was doubled to 256 blocks, the Achievement Hunters worked together so it could reach that new limit. There is a three-part sub-series of ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' episodes that covered its height expansion.
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* [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Geoff]] [[Creator/AchievementHunter Ramsey's]] extremely tall, windowless, smooth stone house in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' has been referred to as a monolith. It originally went up from the base of Downtown [[HubCity Achievement City]] to the height limit of 128 blocks, but when the height limit was doubled to 256 blocks, the Achievement Hunters worked together so it could reach that new limit. There is a three-part sub-series of ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' episodes that covered its height expansion.expansion (and the inevitable deaths during said expansion).

** Another episode, "Mobius Dick," had it floating among other familiar, wrecked spaceships (USS Enterprise, LEM module, the space ship from the cover of ELO's album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Blue_(Electric_Light_Orchestra_album) 'Out of the Blue']], etc.) with a bite taken out of it.
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** Another episode, "Mobius Dick," had it floating among other familiar, wrecked spaceships (USS Enterprise, ''Enterprise'', LEM module, the space ship from the cover of ELO's album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Blue_(Electric_Light_Orchestra_album) 'Out of the Blue']], etc.) with a bite taken out of it.
28th Mar '15 7:13:40 AM Psychosis13089
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Added Kid Icarus Uprising under Video Games
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* The Black Club weapon in ''Videogame/KidIcarusUprising'' is basically a monolith [[XOnAStick on a stick.]]
22nd Mar '15 11:59:31 PM Odon
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* The Monolith in action figure form [[http://www.kennercollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/monolith_action_figure.jpg It's made of stars!]]
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* The Monolith in action figure form form. [[http://www.kennercollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/monolith_action_figure.jpg It's made of stars!]]
22nd Mar '15 11:57:49 PM Odon
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* ''{{One Foot In The Grave}}'' parodied the "ape discovering tools" scene, with a new fridge as the monolith, and the Styrofoam packing formers at the bones being smashed by the elderly protagonist.
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* ''{{One Foot In The Grave}}'' parodied the "ape discovering tools" scene, with a new fridge as the monolith, and the Styrofoam styrofoam packing formers at as the bones being smashed by the elderly protagonist.
3rd Feb '15 11:38:31 AM TheUnsquished
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* In the ''StarTrekEnterprise'' parody "Farce Contact", Hoshi Sato reaches out to touch the Monolith which promptly topples over onto Captain Archer's foot. In retaliation, his beagle takes a piss on a billion years worth of alien technology.
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* In the ''StarTrekEnterprise'' ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' parody "Farce Contact", Hoshi Sato reaches out to touch the Monolith which promptly topples over onto Captain Archer's foot. In retaliation, his beagle takes a piss on a billion years worth of alien technology.
29th Dec '14 11:30:25 PM wwtoonlinkfan
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* The Universal Studios building in Los Angeles looks like one of these. Harlan Ellison has remarked on several occasions that the way Universal executives behave toward people actually trying to make movies, this monolith must operate in reverse: when they come in contact with it, it ''lowers'' their intelligence.
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* The Comcast/NBC Universal Studios building in Los Angeles looks like one of these.these, though its base is a rhomboid instead of a perfect rectangle. Harlan Ellison has remarked on several occasions that the way Universal executives behave toward people actually trying to make movies, this monolith must operate in reverse: when they come in contact with it, it ''lowers'' their intelligence.
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