A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

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Douglas Rain ...
HAL 9000 (voice)
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Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
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Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife
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Maxim Brajlovsky
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Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
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Irina Yakunina
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In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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7 December 1984 (USA)  »

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2010: Odyssey Two  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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When Kirbuk asks Dr. Floyd about Kentucky he says that "they play very good basketball." As it turns out, Dr. Floyd's answer turned out to be remarkably prescient. The 2009-2010 season for the University of Kentucky men's basketball program turned out to be a resurgent year for the team after a few years of relatively mediocrity, in terms of the program's high standards. The season saw the team become the first division I collegiate program to reach 2,000 wins, the team was ranked #1 in the nation for portions of the season, it entered the NCAA tournament as a #1 seed, and finished the season with the most wins of any division I team for that year (35). The team also set a record at the time by having five players drafted in the first round of the NBA draft: John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe, and Daniel Orton. See more »

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Jupiter is much smaller than the Sun and could not turn into an equivalent Star. In the new system, Europa would be too close to the new Sun to be habitable. The new Sun would not have the longevity of the original one. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in Gravity (2013) See more »

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LUX AETERNA
By György Ligeti
Performed by the North German Radio Chorus
Conducted by Helmut Franz
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
A division of PolyGram Classics
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Actually, it's very good!
23 July 2003 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Of course it comes nowhere close to the brilliance of "2001: A Space Odyssey", but I don't think that ever was the makers intension. I believe that "2010" was made to tie up the loose ends and answer some of the questions that "2001: A Space Odyssey" left.

While "2001: A Space Odyssey" was more a visual movie, "2010" actually has many dialog but that doesn't mean that the movie isn't visually spectacular. The sets look beautiful and the special effects also have improved a lot.

The story is easier to follow and therefor the movie is more better to watch for a wider range of people then "2001: A space Odyssey" was. And I even think that this movie is pleasant to watch even if you haven't seen "2001: A Space Odyssey". luckily HAL is still scary even though his role is smaller in this one. And the space walk is actually still one of my favorite moments in cinema history!

The performances by the actors are good, and the tension and relation between the Americans and Russians is done very well.

Although not as brilliant, easier to watch as "2001: A Space Odyssey"

8/10

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