Famous names: Directed by Stanley Kubrick; starring a cast of unknowns.

Crunchy goodness: 3


Design breakthrough: In a prescient and influential move, Kubrick packs his future with corporate branding and ambient advertising.

Deadliest spoiler: There are giant babies floating in space who have something to do with early human evolution.

Sight you'll never unsee: Sweaty, freaked-out astronaut Dave, the only human on the ship HAL hasn't murdered, must feign calmness as he convinces HAL to let him back onto the ship through the pod bay doors. "Open the pod bay door, HAL," he says. "I'm sorry I can't do that Dave," HAL replies smoothly, his emotionless voice embodying everything creepy about killers and robots.


2001 Internet Resource Archive