2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) IMDb

Categorization

Some call it a space odyssey.

Subject

The spark of human intelligence was lit by an artificial black stone. In 1999, an identical monolith is found on the moon, and in 2001, an exploratory mission is sent to Jupiter, identified as the source of the mystery. The Jupiter ship carries an artificial intelligence in addition to its human astronauts.

Commentary

Some rather unpleasant supernatural premisses. For example, humans are far from alone in using tools; doesn't that apply here? The ending rests on knowledge of the novel.

References here: Planet of the Vampires (1965), Dark Star (1974), Star Wars (1977), Armored Trooper Votoms (1983), “Daicon IV Opening Animation” (1983), Ex Machina (2014).

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