I’m a sci-fi geek. Not a total one, though. There are a lot of things I’ve just happened to miss, like The X-Files, Comic Con and everything on the SyFy channel (I don’t have cable), but many movies from the genre are on the list of films I could watch over and over again. Star Wars (the original trilogy, please), Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, The Terminator (1 and 2), The Fly, Total Recall, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Scanners, Gattaca, Showgirls… I could watch these sci-fi movies anytime, anywhere. I never get sick of them. The film that is probably at the top of that list is Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Continue reading
I stumbled across this black and white photo illustrating terrific detail of the exquisite production design of Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece. Notice the Bell System “Picturephone” and Howard Johnson’s Earthlight Room. At another angle on this same space station set in the film, there’s a Hilton. It makes one wish American airports looked half this good.