"(Stanley Kubrick) sent a very tart note when he was informed of Cyberfest. He was told that the University of Illinois is going to celebrate the birth of HAL which was born in Urbana in 1997. And Kubrick's tart resonse was that HAL was born in 1992, and if you didn't have a birthday party then it's too late to have one now."
   --Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic

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"2001" fills the theater
Roger Ebert hosts wide-screen showing at the Virginia Theater

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NASA looking beyond 2001
Space station, unmanned probes top the near-term agenda

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