Reply to post: Re: "the monolith is a representation of a wideframe cinema screen rotated 90°."

2001: A Space Odyssey has haunted pop culture with anxiety about rogue AIs for half a century

Sanguma

Re: "the monolith is a representation of a wideframe cinema screen rotated 90°."

"Most of the triangular containers along the spine between the sphere and the engines are fuel tanks, as I recall."

Arthur C Clarke mentions in The Lost Worlds of 2001 that he had had to forgo the pleasure to showing the radiator panels for the plasma engine, because most of the audience would be unable to grasp why in airless space, the spaceship had wings. Disappointing, really, but perhaps that's why HAL gets so hot under his (metaphorical) collar/choler?

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