Heartwarming / 2001: A Space Odyssey

  • Some of HAL's early interactions with Dave are kind of sweet, particularly when he's complimenting Dave on his drawing. It's quite possible that HAL saw Dave as a friend during this time.
    • It's also possible right before he was completely shutdown, HAL played the pre-recording to Dave so that he could continue the mission.
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