Science Fiction Predictions, or, 2001: No Space Odyssey

This is an extension of the conversation in the comments section of “Worst Movie Endings” over my distaste for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.  My conclusion: first third (Apes) terrible, middle third (HAL) okay, last third (LSD trip) horrific. Anyway, the point of this post is to pose a question.

2001: A Space Odyssey was written about the year 2001 (12 years ago now!) and predicted that space travel would be fairly common, with large space stations in orbit and a manned missi…

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