"I was nine years old when I first saw it, and I've seen it many times since. It completely changed my life. I find again and again that many people who saw the movie regarded it as a life-changing experience because it was so new, so completely unrelated to any of the other movies in that era. The shock of that difference was kind of a mind-boggling experience for anyone open to it."
   --Piers Bizony, author of "2001: Filming the Future"

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Harry Lange hopes "2001" has stood the test of time
Noted sci-fi design consultant got his start in the 1968 classic

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Professor screens "2001" with a student who had never seen it before


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

Digital Gretzky
U of I researchers developing an air hockey playing computer

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

Links to "2001" websites
Includes interviews, essays, pictures, sound bites and a chance to talk to HAL9000