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Discussion in 'Color' started by Covey22, Aug 16, 2017.
...I can't do that.
I suspect we all know how HAL was named? One letter on from I... B... M...
Having worked for "Big Blue" I can confirm that HAL's "character flaws" and general disregard for human life also had a foundation
...and I can confirm that it's not getting any better! I'm counting down eagerly to my planned early retirement next April.
As a person named Dave, I get a lot of kick out of this.
BTW: Where was this?
Dave, would you like to play chess?
I've always liked the idea (from the books) that HAL killed the astronauts because he was told to lie to them. To the computer, the lie was a bigger moral wrong than killing them so he didn't have to lie.
Boston Museum of Science. They have a traveling exhibit of STEM Pop Culture items called Popology. I have more good stuff just needing post process. The HAL display was very neat up close, it even spoke some of the lines from 2001.
I really like that museum. I grew up about 50 miles form Boston and we made almost yearly trips. It's been decades since I've been there.
I understand that the HAL 9000 'user interface' was centred around a Nikkor 8mm fisheye lens, but I don't know what caused the steady red glow. Was it something as simple as a torch bulb shining through a piece of red filter ?
I love the film, but it's not one I want to sit through too often. Once every fifteen years or so is plenty.
Probably. The prop would have been built in 1967 (?) or 68, bulbs would have made more readily available and cheaper to use. HAL's POV was shot using a 160 degree lens according to one source I saw.