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17th Feb '17 10:27:38 AM Bruxist
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* Similarly, The Monolith is featured as a tool to accelerate the brain and social evolution of more primitive civilizations in the Space stage of ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''. The game itself features another ShoutOut to ''2001''. The cut scene to the entrance of the Tribal stage was partly lifted from the introductory sequence of ''2001'', along with implications in the Creature and Tribal stages of extraterrestrial observation, and in the introduction to the Cell stage, parthenogenesis.

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* Similarly, The Monolith is featured as a tool to accelerate the brain and social evolution of more primitive civilizations in the Space stage of ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''. The game itself features another ShoutOut to ''2001''. The cut scene to the entrance of the Tribal stage was partly lifted from the introductory sequence of ''2001'', along with implications in the Creature and Tribal stages of extraterrestrial observation, and in the introduction to the Cell stage, parthenogenesis.panspermia.
7th Feb '17 7:43:59 PM Kadorhal
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* ''2001'' is one of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s recurring StockShoutOuts, so monoliths appear a couple of times:
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 2'', the name of the computer on the Tanker is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS MONORITH]]. (The Tanker is called "Discovery".)
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 4'', GW, a computer influencing human development, is seen to be a huge, elegantly-illuminated black slab following the 1:4:9 ratio.

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* ''2001'' is one of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s ''Franchise/MetalGear'''s recurring StockShoutOuts, so monoliths appear a couple of times:
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', the name of the computer on the Tanker is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS MONORITH]]. (The Tanker is called "Discovery".)
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', GW, a computer influencing human development, is seen to be a huge, elegantly-illuminated black slab following the 1:4:9 ratio.



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

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


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* ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTrespasser'' features a Monolith in a normally-unreachable area of the third level. Getting close via noclip causes a droning track to start playing until you head back to the regular playable parts of the level.
19th Jan '17 5:53:55 PM Sark0TAG
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* Hidden among several sculptures in a museum, in ''VideoGame/TheDayTheWorldBroke''.
15th Jan '17 11:26:16 AM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLabyrinthOfTime'', the Monolith can be seen half-buried through a window of the Lunar Museum.
29th Dec '16 10:08:04 AM nombretomado
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* An old CartoonNetwork bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[WesternAnimation/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 Creator/CartoonNetwork bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Blip]] and [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]]) gathering around the Cartoon Network logo while the ''2001'' theme plays.
7th Dec '16 4:37:20 PM igordebraga
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* Possibly referenced in the LEGO Movie with the top of Lord Business' tower when it comes off and flies over Bricksburg.

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* Possibly referenced in the LEGO Movie ''Westernanimation/TheLEGOMovie'' with the top of Lord Business' tower when it comes off and flies over Bricksburg.
3rd Dec '16 8:47:48 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the Pylons on the world of Cadia. They have a clear purpose, stabilizing space around the nearby [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Eye of Terror]] to create the only reliable way in 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''.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the Pylons on the world of Cadia. They have a clear purpose, stabilizing space around the nearby [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Eye of Terror]] to create the only reliable way in 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''. Current canon has them as just a leftover weapon of a war the Necrons, the local AntimagicalFaction, waged ages before the Eye was even there (it's not a total coincidence; the Eye of Terror occupies the space that used to be their enemy's territory until the Eldar blew themselves up).
24th Nov '16 1:38:55 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'': [[BigBad The Emperor]] usually appears in the form of a monolith with golden glyphs that vaguely resemble a human form drawn on it, as well as a single red gemstone-like eye. [[spoiler:It's just a disguise. The Emperor is actually human.]]
15th Sep '16 8:07:08 PM Hylarn
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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. [[http://www.kennercollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/monolith_action_figure.jpg It's made full of stars!]]
29th Aug '16 9:53:56 AM dsneybuf
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* ''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.

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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' 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.
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