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HAL 9000 (Character)
from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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Alternate Names:
HAL-9000 / Voice of HAL 9000


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  1. "The Nostalgia Critic"
    ... aka "Nostalgia Critic" - USA (sixth season title)
        - Blues Brothers 2000 (2014) TV episode, Played by Malcolm Ray
  2. "Robot Chicken"
        - Choked on Multi-Colored Scarves (2012) TV episode, Played by Whoopi Goldberg
  3. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates (2012) TV episode, Played by Nice Peter (as Voice of HAL 9000)

  4. ONE: A Space Odyssey (2001) Played by Chi Mason (as HAL-9000)

  5. Shonky Golf (1999) (V) Played by Tony Martin

  6. 2010 (1984) Played by Douglas Rain
    ... aka "2010: The Year We Make Contact" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (promotional title)

  7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Played by Douglas Rain
Archive Footage:
  1. "Up Late with Alec Baldwin"
        - Episode #1.4 (2013) TV episode, Played by Douglas Rain
  2. "Movies That Shook the World"
        - 2001: A Space Odyssey (2005) TV episode, Played by Douglas Rain

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From 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Interviewer: HAL, despite your enormous intellect, are you ever frustrated by your dependence on people to carry out your actions?
HAL: Not in the slightest bit. I enjoy working with people. I have a stimulating relationship with Dr. Poole and Dr. Bowman. My mission responsibilities range over the entire operation of the ship so I am constantly occupied. I am putting myself to the fullest possible use which is all, I think, that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
Interviewer: Dr. Poole, what's it like living for the better part of a year in such close proximity with HAL?
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