2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 was a seminal year in American history.

That was the year of the Battle of Khe Sanh and the Tet offensive in Vietnam.  It was the year that saw Laugh In premier on TV, the Beatles formed Apple Records, and the Pope came out against birth control.  Both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated.  It was also the year that two seminal science fiction films came out, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Not only did they come out the same year…they premiered on the same day, April 3rd. (more…)

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Whether you like his politics or not, President Barack Obama is a unique president. OK, let’s get the obvious one out the way, he’s black. However, another unique feature that he has that not many presidents have had, is that he’s the first “millennial” president. He uses social media, he listens to current pop music, and he’s a loud and proud nerd.

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Over the last few years, it’s become more and more “cool” for celebrities to want to walk the floor of the San Diego Comic Con “incognito,” where they don some type of costume that obscures their face, so they can “be among the people” or some such.  But there is one TV personality that’s been traipsing the aisles of the convention every year for quite a while now: MythBusters front-man Adam Savage!  The guy loves costumes and building props, and in many past years he has cosplayed as various astronaut characters, including real-life versions (a painstakingly-recreated Mercury outfit) and fictitious ones (he’s got a great Nostromo uniform from the Alien film series).  This year, to try and throw suspicious fans off of his trail, he decided to make his journey with a friend – none other than real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield!

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Hot on the heels of the BFI‘s (British Film Institute) sponsored screenings of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey in theaters across the UK that included a newly cut trailer, SyFy has announced that Ridley Scott will be producing a mini series adaptation of the final book in the series 3001: The Final Odyssey. SyFy recently went full Mea culpa about their programing and name change along with some heavy promises about future programming. This announcement certainly adds credibility to SyFy’s stated commitment to developing more Sci-Fi programming. (more…)

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Right off the bat I’m gonna have to apologize to all our readers that don’t live in the UK because, while you can check out the new 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer below, you won’t be able to check it out on the big screen. You’ll have to pop in your own copy or go out and pick up the DVD or Bluray. If you don’t own a copy, you should. This movie stands up to the test of time very well. The effects and musical score are incredible. This movie blew my young mind back in the day when my college movie house screened it. (more…)

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When do you start exposing your children to classic movies? According to artist Josh Cooley, sooner than you’d think!

Cooley has created a picture book based on scenes from classic movies that you can read to your kids before they go to bed. Why not give the little younglings some culture? We all know Dr. Seuss isn’t going to teach them anything useful in life.

Check out below the jump for a sample of some of his work, and you can also check out his book, and even order prints of the pages, here.

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I don’t know about you guys but A Clockwork Orange still scares the crap out of me and thanks to one Carlos Ramos, I want to watch it again because I am a fat idiot. Anyway, Carlos Ramos,  who has done work on Dexter’s Laboratory and Chalkzone, has done many art pieces that were inspired by the films of Stanley Kubrick and they are being portrayed at the Corpo Gallery from July 10th to August 3rd. Click after the jump to see many art pieces that Ramos did, ranging from The Shining to 2001: A Space Odyssey and more (Some images may be considered NSFW).

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