Talk:2001: A Space Odyssey (film)

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  • Booker, M. Keith (2006). "2001: A Space Odyssey". Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture. Praeger. pp. 75–90. ISBN 0275983951. 
  • Redner, Gregg (2010). "Strauss, Kubrick and Nietzsche: Recurrence and Reactivity in the Dance of Becoming That Is 2001: A Space Odyssey". In Bartkowiak, Mathew J. Sounds of the Future: Essays on Music in Science Fiction Film. McFarland. pp. 177–193. ISBN 0786444800. 
  • Stoehr, Kevin L. (2007). "2001: A Philosophical Odyssey". In Sanders, Steven M. The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film. The Philosophy of Popular Culture. pp. 119–134. ISBN 0813124727. 

Rob Ager[edit]

Re this edit: This happened before with Talk:2001:_A_Space_Odyssey_(film)/Archive_9#Controversy_about_the_Slab_cult_object_of_the_movie with another obscure critic whose views had issues with WP:UNDUE. Rob Ager does not write for major publications and appears to be a legend in his own lunchtime. There is simply not the space to list every opinion about the film.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 11:08, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

User:ArtDragon1973 has hit WP:3RR on this today, so it seems to be very important for him/her to see Rob Ager's name in print. Since this person is a self-published author, his views fail WP:DUE. Also, if the purpose is to point out the HAL/IBM link (which Kubrick and Clarke always denied), it can be done without giving a name check to a self-published author.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 16:56, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
I see nothing that should overturn the previous WP:CONSENSUS regarding this information. The WP:SPA account has made no attempt to explain why we should reconsider said consensus. As it stands the info can go on a facebook page but does not belong here. MarnetteD | Talk 18:53, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
As I said at User talk:Ianmacm, there is nothing new about the claimed IBM/HAL link, although Kubrick and Clarke always denied it, saying that it was coincidental and the invention of the film's audience.[1] This may be worth a mention, but not in the context of a conspiracy theory proposed by an obscure film critic.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 19:14, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Examples of the Monolith[edit]

In addition to SimEarth, another game by Wright, Spore, has the monolith.--184.13.147.21 (talk) 02:27, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

The monoliths are also very present in Kerbal Space Simulator where they inhabit many planets and give of a signal.50.32.142.134 (talk) 05:29, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Kubrick's Odyssey: Secrets Hidden in the Films of Stanley Kubrick; Part One: Kubrick and Apollo[edit]

Dear Stanley Kubrick wiki editors,

Have any of you seen the above mentioned documentary? It may be of interest to his article, if anyone cares to view it and contribute:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1992167/

MerlynDanielMali (talk) 19:46, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Wireless Tablet Device?[edit]

The caption on one image on the main page shows Astronaut Poole using a "wireless tablet device" in the film. I believe this is only a console display, with no indication of wireless capability or a mobile "tablet-like" feature. This should be corrected in the main article. Lets not make more of this than what is evident for 1968 technology. I love the film but creating mythology from it is not good. 97.95.38.108 (talk) 03:56, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

In 2011, Samsung cited 2001 in its lawsuit with Apple over the iPad.[2] The device shown here undoubtedly looks like a tablet PC, but it is stretching things to say that it is connected to a network via wireless; maybe it is, but there is not enough evidence to say this. The devices in the image cited by Samsung appear to be freestanding and placed on the table while the astronauts are eating their meals, rather than being console displays.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:52, 8 September 2014 (UTC)