2001 - Space Odyssey



2001: A Space Odyssey

This movie is concerned with intelligence as the division between animal and human, then asks a question: what is the next division? Technology is treated as a mere vehicle for the human crew, and as
a shell for the immature HAL-9000 entity. A very influential film and still
a class act, even after 25 years.

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Dr. Heywood Floyd speaks


Good day, gentlemen. This is a pre-recorded briefing made prior to your departure. In which for security reasons, of the highest importance, has been known onboard during the mission, only by your HAL 9000 computer. Now that you are in Jupiter's space and the entire crew is revived, it can be told to you. 18 months ago, the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried 40 feet below the lunar surface, near the crater... Tycho. Except for a single very powerful radio emission, aimed at Jupiter, the 4 million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. It's origin and purpose... still a total mystery.

detailed instructions (resumen de instrucciones); prior to: before (previo a, antes de); departure: leaving (salida, partida); for security reasons = for protection measures (por razones de seguridad); HAL 9000: a robot that uses the mechanical, sensing, and information systems under its control. HAL is an acronym standing for "Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer"; the entire crew = all the men in charge of the spaceship (todos los tripulantes); bury/buried/buried/burying: place and cover with soil (enterrar); prior to: before (previo a, antes de); surface: outermost level (superficie); aimed at = directed at (dirigida a); inert: unable to move (inerte, sin movimiento);


Mission Control


X-RAY, Delta One, this is Mission Control. Rrrroger your 2-zero 1-three. Sorry you fellas are having a bit of trouble. We are reviewing telemetric information in our mission simulator and will advise. Rrrroger your plan to go EVA and replace Alpha Echo 3-5 unit prior to failure.

(en las comunicaciones) understood, OK (comprendido, mensaje recibido); fellas: (informal) fellows, boys or men (muchachos); a bit of trouble: some problems (algunos pequeños inconvenientes); will advise = will inform (les informaremos); prior to failure = before it fails (antes de que ocurra una falla en la máquina).




I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over.

upset = worried
(preocupados); stress pill = amti-stress drugs (píldora relajadora); think things over: meditate about things with calm (pensar bien antes de actuar).


Woman on monitor


Welcome to voice print identification. When you see the red light go on, would you please state in the following order: Your destination, your nationality, and your full name. Surname first, Christian name, and initial.

voice print identification:
identification by means of voice (sistema de identificación por medio de la voz); go on = turn on (encenderse); state: talk, express in words (diga, recite); full name: all your names and surname or last name (nombre completo).

Film info



A subjective science fiction experience that relies on musical and graphical imagery, often subliminal, to create an allegorical exploration of the division between man and machine.


Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester.


Stanley Kubrick - Produced in 1968


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