This is the stuff I live for.
Okay, I’m kind of digging these renditions of the Alexei Leonov from 2010: Odyssey Two . The version in the movie looked cool, but this version actually looks like something the Russians would build in the “real” Space Odyssey universe. Glad to see I’m not the only one who wondered what this spacecraft “really” looked like!
Click here to see them in full resolution: http://drell-7.deviantart.com/gallery/27169762
Wall-E is a better sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey than 2010 is.
So apparently there was a Soviet spy on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the head science adviser and one the production designers had Top Secret security clearances, the FBI shit a brick and had all the models, sets, props, and hardware photographed in excruciating detail, and they had to scrap all the scenes featuring Soviet hardware early on because it was the middle of the Moon Race and the FBI didn’t want the Russians “getting any ideas.” The Discovery was going to be powered by NERVA engines, but this idea had to be dropped because the project was largely classified at the time.
I swear, Stanley Kubrick’s legacy gets weirder with every passing year since his death.
Damn, despite being a multi-billion-dollar corporation, SeaWorld is putting an enormous amount of time and energy trying to debunk an independently-produced documentary it insists is having absolutely no impact on it’s bottom line.