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2001: A Space Odyssey (Movies)

"What did you ever do before you met me?"
"Ever see the first ten minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey? It was a lot like that. Monkeys clubbing each other—"
"No, I…I got it."

In 1968, Stanley Kubrick's version of Arthur C. Clarke's short story hit cinema screens to the praise of critics and the confusion of much of the public. Visually stunning and innovative, it was the story that one might both start and end with a "Huh?" At the start, rival bands of monkeys, under the watch of a strange black monolith, learn how to use bones as weapons and kill each other more efficiently. Veronica is telling Mac that before they met, she was clueless when it came to computers.

1.18 "Weapons of Class Destruction"

"Do you like movies?"
"Um, yeah."
"Because they're doing 2001 in 70 mm tomorrow night, and..."

Stanley Kubrick's 1968 vision into what the turn of the millennium might look like. Turns out, it looks rather bland. No one in Kubrick's 2001 likes talking very much, except for that wicked little blinking red light, HAL. One thing is for sure ... Mac wouldn't mind Bronson opening her pod bay doors sometime soon.

3.10 "Show Me the Monkey"

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