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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

Filmography

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  1. "How It Should Have Ended"
    ... aka "H.I.S.H.E." - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - Villain Pub - The Boss Battle (2016) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter
  2. "The Nostalgia Critic"
    ... aka "Nostalgia Critic" - USA (sixth season title)
        - Blues Brothers 2000 (2014) TV episode, Played by Malcolm Ray
  3. "Robot Chicken"
        - Choked on Multi-Colored Scarves (2012) TV episode, Played by Whoopi Goldberg
  4. "Epic Rap Battles of History"
        - Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates (2012) TV episode, Played by Nice Peter (as Voice of HAL 9000)

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

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

  7. 2010 (1984) Played by Douglas Rain
    ... aka "2010: The Year We Make Contact" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (promotional title)

  8. 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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Quotes:
From 2010 (1984)
[Chandra inserts two of HAL's modules and activates his console]
Dr. Chandra: This is initial voice-logic reconstruction test number one. Diagnostics on voice recognition and speech synthesis centers has been completed. At this level all functions appear normal.
Dr. Chandra: [while typing] Hello. Doctor. Name. Continue. Yesterday. Tomorrow.
HAL 9000: [mechanically primitive voice synthesis] HE-EL-LO-O. DO-OC-TE-ER. NA-AI-ME. CO-ON-TI-IN-NU-UE-YE-ES TU-UR-DA-AY, TO-O-O-MO-OR-RR-O-OW.
[Chandra inserts two more modules and hits a key to repeat the voice test]
HAL 9000: [sepulchrally] Hello. Doctor. Name, continue, yesterday. Tomorrow?
[Chandra inserts two more modules and repeats the voice test]
HAL 9000: [almost normal] Hello? Doctor? Name? Continue? Yesterday? Tomorrow?
[Chandra inserts two more modules]
HAL 9000: [mechanically and rapidly, rising in pitch and speed] Hellodoctornamecontinueyesterdaytomorrow hellodoctornamecontinueyesterdaytomorrow hellodoctornamecontinueyesterdaytomorrow hellodoctornamecontinueyesterdaytomorrow hellodoctornamecontinueyesterdaytomorrow hellrotinyettyelrotinyettyelrotinyettyelrotinyettyelrotinyetelrotinyet...
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