A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

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Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
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Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife
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Maxim Brajlovsky
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Irina Yakunina
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In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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7 December 1984 (USA)  »

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2010: Odyssey Two  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Arthur C. Clarke wanted Dr.Chandra to be played by Ben Kingsley. See more »

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Upon entering the Discovery for the first time, the two astronauts are advised it is 100 degrees below zero inside. The Russian astronaut then removes his visor to check the air and reports smelling the odor of rotting meat. After nine years and at 100 degrees below zero, any meat on the Discovery would be frozen solid and there would be no odor. Even if the meat had gone bad before freezing, after that length of time, there would be no lingering odor. See more »

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Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Fine film.
14 June 2000 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The reactions to this film sum up a problem of perception that many film buffs seem to have. To such people, Kubrick was a genius. Kubrick made 2001. 2001 is a *Kubrick* story. Therefore 2010 is by definition a presumptuous attempt to explain what Kubrick deliberately left unsaid. etc. etc.

Sorry, 2001 is an *Arthur C Clarke* story. He wrote a sequel to his own story, called it "2010" and *he* explained what Kubrick left unsaid. I'd say he had a right. Then someone buys the film rights and produces a fine movie from it.

And it *is* a fine movie. Intelligence far in excess of the usual Hollywood SciFi garbage (Independence Day or Starship Troopers anyone?).

The scenes with Keir Dullea were far more chilling than anything in the original.

Arteur theory is still alive and well, I see.


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