History Trivia / TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact

11th Sep '17 12:14:01 AM Ezclee4050
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* ApprovalOfGod: In a way. Creator/StanleyKubrick was offered the film but had zero interest in doing it. After he was hired, Peter Hyams reached out to Kubrick to make sure he was all right with a sequel to ''2001'' being made. Kubrick said he didn't have a problem with it, and encouraged Hyams to pursue his own vision of the story instead of feeling obligated to replicate the style of the first film.

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* ApprovalOfGod: In a way. Creator/StanleyKubrick was offered the film but had zero interest in doing it. After he was hired, Peter Hyams Creator/PeterHyams reached out to Kubrick to make sure he was all right with a sequel to ''2001'' being made. Kubrick said he didn't have a problem with it, and encouraged Hyams to pursue his own vision of the story instead of feeling obligated to replicate the style of the first film.
10th Sep '17 3:54:19 PM Ezclee4050
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* ApprovalOfGod: In a way. Creator/StanleyKubrick was offered the film but had zero interest in doing it. After he was hired, Peter Hyams reached out to Kubrick to make sure he was all right with a sequel to ''2001'' being made. Kubrick said he didn't have a problem with it, and encouraged Hyams to pursue his own vision of the story instead of feeling obligated to replicate the style of the first film.
9th Apr '17 4:07:08 PM ErikModi
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** Averted for the film itself, though. Specifically to avoid this trope, Kubrick had all props and sets from ''2001'' destroyed. Everything had to be rebuilt from the ground up using references from the original film.
8th Jun '16 11:24:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* PropRecycling: The blue ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]''-style spacesuit hanging in the ''Discovery'' pod bay ended up in the hands of the crew of ''Series/BabylonFive'' years later. (This is precisely the kind of thing that Creator/StanleyKubrick wanted to avoid by destroying all of ''2001'''s sets and props.) They did their best to change what they could on it, "[[Creator/JMichaelStraczynski though it was pretty much what it was regardless.]]" To make it further HilariousInHindsight, the episodes the suit appeared in both involved time travel, a lost astronaut appearing and disappearing, and a mild degree of MindScrew.

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* PropRecycling: The blue ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]''-style spacesuit hanging in the ''Discovery'' pod bay ended up in the hands of the crew of ''Series/BabylonFive'' years later. (This is precisely the kind of thing that Creator/StanleyKubrick wanted to avoid by destroying all of ''2001'''s sets and props.) They did their best to change what they could on it, "[[Creator/JMichaelStraczynski though it was pretty much what it was regardless.]]" To make it further HilariousInHindsight, the episodes the suit appeared in both involved time travel, a lost astronaut appearing and disappearing, and a mild degree of MindScrew.
27th Apr '16 10:28:27 PM SuddenFrost
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* FakeRussian: Dana Elcar as Moiseievich has the most [[OohMeAccentsSlipping trouble with his accent]]; his Russian radio messages are dubbed. Creator/HelenMirren's grandfather was Russian (their family was originally named Mironov) and she can pull off the accent, even though she isn't fluent in the language. The rest of the actors playing the ''Leonov'' crew are variously really Russian, from other Soviet republics, or Czech.

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* FakeRussian: Dana Elcar as Moiseievich has the most [[OohMeAccentsSlipping trouble with his accent]]; his Russian radio messages are dubbed. Creator/HelenMirren's grandfather was Russian (their family was originally named Mironov) and she can pull off the accent, even though she isn't fluent in the language. The rest of the actors playing the ''Leonov'' crew are variously really Russian, actually from other the Soviet republics, Union or Czech.
10th Apr '16 4:56:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/CandiceBergen portrays HAL's earthbound twin, [[DistaffCounterpart SAL 9000]]. Her fisheye lens is blue - a bit of RedOniBlueOni, [[WildMassGuessing perhaps]]?
31st Dec '15 10:39:31 PM SuddenFrost
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** Surprisingly more-or-less averted with the rest of the cast. With the glaring exception of Dana Elcar as Dimitri, most of the Soviets are in fact from the Soviet Union (if not Russia specifically), and any others are Czech. Tanya is a special case: she was played by Creator/HelenMirren, who while English is ethnically Russian (her grandfather was an emigre from the UsefulNotes/RedOctober) and can do a flawless Russian accent.

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** Surprisingly more-or-less averted with the rest of the cast. With the glaring exception of Dana Elcar as Dimitri, most of the Soviets are in fact from the Soviet Union (if not Russia specifically), and any others are Czech. Tanya is a special case: she Dmitri Moiseivich was played by Creator/HelenMirren, who while English is ethnically an American actor, and Captain Tanya Kirbuk by a third-generation Russian (her grandfather was an emigre from immigrant to the UsefulNotes/RedOctober) UK (see FakeRussian below). Kirbuk's name is, of course, [[Creator/StanleyKubrick Kubrick]] [[SdrawkcabName spelled backwards]] without the "c", but it's probably intended to resemble Ukrainian names that end in "-uk". The other Soviet characters were played by four Russians, one Latvian, one Ukrainian and can do a flawless Russian accent.one Czech.
10th Jul '15 5:43:56 AM Kitch
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* RealitySubtext: In the film, the Soviet minister explained to Floyd that their ship's name was changed from ''Titov'' to ''Leonov'' because Titov "fell out of favor". In real life, Gherman Titov was a bit of a rebel who was busted multiple times for drunk driving, fraternizing with women, and other misdemeanors. The Soviet Union considered officially kicking him out of the program more than once, and likely would have if not for Yuri Gagarin's death in 1968.

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* RealitySubtext: In the film, the Soviet minister explained to Floyd that their ship's name was changed from ''Titov'' to ''Leonov'' because Titov "fell out of favor". In real life, Gherman Titov was a bit of a rebel who was busted multiple times for drunk driving, fraternizing with women, and other misdemeanors. The Soviet Union considered officially kicking him out of the program more than once, and likely would have eventually if not for Yuri Gagarin's death in 1968.
10th Jul '15 5:43:37 AM Kitch
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* RealitySubtext: In the film, the Soviet minister explained to Floyd that their ship's name was changed from ''Titov'' to ''Leonov'' because Titov "fell out of favor". In real life, Gherman Titov was a bit of a rebel who was busted multiple times for drunk driving, fraternizing with women, and other misdemeanors. The Soviet Union considered officially kicking him out of the program more than once, and likely would have if not for Yuri Gagarin's death in 1968.
12th Mar '15 8:35:19 PM jormis29
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** Surprisingly more-or-less averted with the rest of the cast. With the glaring exception of Dana Elcar as Dimitri, most of the Soviets are in fact from the Soviet Union (if not Russia specifically), and any others are Czech. Tanya is a special case: she was played by Creator/HelenMirren, who while English is ethnically Russian (her grandfather was an emigre from the RedOctober) and can do a flawless Russian accent.

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** Surprisingly more-or-less averted with the rest of the cast. With the glaring exception of Dana Elcar as Dimitri, most of the Soviets are in fact from the Soviet Union (if not Russia specifically), and any others are Czech. Tanya is a special case: she was played by Creator/HelenMirren, who while English is ethnically Russian (her grandfather was an emigre from the RedOctober) UsefulNotes/RedOctober) and can do a flawless Russian accent.
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