"'Star Wars' didn't do it for me. I have nothing against the movie, and I know it is perfect child fodder, but for me it remains an essentially childish film. And, to me, the time of childish films stopped when I was a child. If I had seen 'Star Wars' when I was nine, maybe I would have liked it more."
   --Piers Bizony, author of "2001: Filming the Future"

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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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