An otherworldly, beautiful female android travels in time while scientists try to understand her enigmatic secrets exploiting the occasions of her mysterious, rare appearances. Until she decides the right time to share her vision has come.
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 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. Amongst 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 A.I. computer. Based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke.Written by
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Originally, it was planned to film the opening scene between Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) and Dimitri Moisevitch (Dana Elcar) at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which is the world's largest radio telescope (while not mentioning it by name, the novel implies that the opening scene takes place there). However, when writer, producer, and director Peter Hyams went to visit the location in 1983, he said it was too dirty to film there, and so the Very Large Array (V.L.A.) in New Mexico was used instead. See more »
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. However, Jupiter being turned into a mini sun was not a natural occurrence, and was done by design by the omnipotent monoliths which no doubt controlled its size and output. The purpose of this was only to warm the surface of Europa, not the entire solar system, and only until the primitive lifeforms on Europa had evolved. See more »
By György Ligeti
Performed by the North German Radio Chorus
Conducted by Helmut Franz
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A Pretty Good Sequel
"2010 (1984)" is a pretty good sequel to the first film "2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)" - both movies are worth watching.
"2010 (1984)" is a mystery that must be solved but not quite as mysterious the first movie because after watching the first film you already know something about what is going in the second film "2010 (1984)".
"2010 (1984)" has been badly criticized for adding the American-Russian tensions as a backdrop for the movie and is heard in the dialogue between the characters at times. I feel that if you simply watch "2010 (1984)" as a work of fiction while forgetting about the real life Cold War that was going on then you may enjoy "2010 (1984)" a lot better.
Watch "2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)" followed by "2010 (1984)" for a good double feature.
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