G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Originally, HAL was to be called Athena and have a female voice. According to Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman), Nigel Davenport and Martin Balsam were hired and later replaced before Douglas Rain finally landed the role of HAL. Davenport was actually on-set in England during filming, reading HAL's lines ... ...
Here you are, sir, main level please.
The phase of the Earth reverses while the moon bus is en-route from Clavius to Tycho.
In the 2001 UK cinema re-release, the music carries on for 10-15 minutes after the end of the credits.
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