Hi there bloggies, I’ve been seeing some post warning me of an A – Z Challenge and I was curious. I’ve seen this around before but have never participated, for some mad reason I thought I would give it a go.

So here I am.

My theme is the A-Z of Scifi moves, I’ve not given this a great deal of thought and I know of a number but I won’t lie there’s some I will struggle with. I hope you enjoy them!

T is for 2001

Right, now before you start – don’t start! 2001 is T and I won’t hear another word about it. This somewhat beautifully, terrifyingly constructed film starts on Earth when man is just apes and learns to use rudimentary tools.

It then swiftly moves to space in the year 2001. Dr Heywood Floyd is on his way to the Moon on government business under the cover story of a disease outbreak at the base at Clavius. The reality is something far more concerning. a monolith has been uncovered and no one knows it’s purpose. When the sun hit it, it emits a strong radio signal towards Jupiter.

The next part of the film focuses on the Discovery mission to Jupiter, another Monolith has been detected in orbit of the planet and the US government are keen to find out more. But things go horribly, wrong.

The wheel space station seen in 2001

2001 is perhaps the most important Sci-Fi film like ever. Not only for the story and the way it was delivered but it was Stanley Kubricks first film. Conspiracy teorists use 2001 to explain how the Moon landings could be faked and the techniques used in 2001 led to the creation of Star Wars, Star Trek and other iconic films.

I won’t lie, it’s a hard watch. At the end you feel like you’ve been on humanity’s journey with it. You’ll either love it or hate it. It was almost Kubrick’s last film.


With T done that means U is next…



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13 thoughts on “A – Z Challenge – Sci-Fi Films T is for 2001

  1. To be honest, I prefer the book. I tried to watch this movie on Netflix a while ago and got bored within 15 minutes. I may try it again, but as a background movie while I’m doing something else πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah it’s not an edge of your seat film ,more a piece of art, the book is better I will admit.
      Did you know at the premier half the audience walked out at the interval, it almost finished Kubrick at the start of his career, it was only when they came back to see to see what happened that the film was redeemed.

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  2. Have you seen The Thing? Such a great movie. Was an eighties film with one of the best lines in it EVER! β€œGet me off this f**king couch!!” after this guy had been tied on a couch next to an alien. You have to see it! 😊

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  3. OK, I’m not gonna argue. You made a solid case Simon.
    (I’d have chosen the supremely unnerving ‘Them’ (1954)…b/w sf films certainly did the job in those days)

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      1. Oh yeah. There’s scene in that where a 2 or 3 metre size ant appears over a hill in a sand storm …. classic

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