After some delay, Secrets of SHIELD is back, and what an episode! We finally learn how Simmons survived – but where was she all that time?!
You may not recognize the name Fred Ordway (shown here with Stanley Kubrick). He was a NASA engineer and consultant on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
HAL 9000 became operational on January 12th in either 1992 (movie) or 1997 (book).
In 1968, Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film he wrote with Arthur C. Clarke. It was a science fiction film so groundbreaking that there are conspiracy theories that claim its production was a front for faking the moon landing. The film is ranked at number 15 on the AFI 100 years...100 movies list.…
I was flabbergasted, then horrified. My first thought was that this wasn't a real conversation, that I was still listening to one of my Tom Clancy tapes. It just didn't seem possible on this scale in our country.
[Song: Contact, from Random Access Memories]