You Can Soon Own a HAL 9000 Replica That Uses Amazon Alexa to Control Your Home, Dave

As I vaguely recall, 2001: A Space Odyssey might have been trying to tell us something about the dangers of artificial intelligence. But I haven’t seen the movie in years, and instead of morals, all I can remember is how cool HAL9000 seemed, so I’m already fantasising about making room on my wall for this replica of the lip-reading computer that includes a real AI of its own. Read More >>

Uh, Apple, Did You Think This Through?

The crowd cheered in California on Monday, when Apple announced HomePod, a new smart speaker armed with Siri, the company’s virtual assistant. Minutes later, an image of the product appeared on Apple’s website and, well, holy shit, it looks just like HAL 9000! Is Apple fucking with us? Read More >>

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This Conversation Between HAL 9000 and Samantha from Her Is a Little Creepy

Here’s an excellent re-imagination of two of the most famous depictions of artificial intelligence in film, HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Samantha from Her. Tillmann Ohm stitched together the actual dialogue from the films to construct a new conversation between the two. It flows rather well. Read More >>

Ridley Scott is Producing a Miniseries Sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey

Great news for Arthur C. Clarke and/or Ridley Scott fans (in other words, everyone). The Blade Runner and Alien director just signed on to produce a Syfy Channel miniseries version of Clarke's 2001 sequel, 3001: The Final Odyssey. Read More >>

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Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey as a 60-Second Cartoon

2001: A Space Odyssey earns the term "epic" more than almost any other movie. The two-hour-and-forty-one-minute cinema classic is an absolute must-watch. But if you don't have that kind of time, Speedrun just very loosely condensed the plot down to a mere 60 seconds. Read More >>

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

What's most notable about Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is that the epic science fiction adventure was made using old-school practical special effects, well before computer graphics became a staple of the film industry. So when someone like Taschen releases a four-volume book set detailing the film's production, you just know it will be chock full of wonderful behind-the-scenes images—not just screenshots of 3D software. Read More >>

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-travelling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes. But sometimes it's fun to peek behind the curtain, and see the secrets and candid faces behind our favourite films. Read More >>