Speculative Fiction, Intersectional Feminism, and Dirty Jokes
TMBDOS! Episode 60: “2001: A Space Odyssey” & “2010: The Year We Make Contact” (1984).
May 9, 2016Posted by on
Lee and Daniel are back for the first episode of a three episode sci-fi break before moving on to continue their sex comedy series they started last year. Since they’ll be jumping right back into tits and other adult low brow content, they decided to get really damn high brow and look at what is considered one of the greatest films ever made… and it’s not-so-loved sequel. In this episode they look at Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey” from 1968, and then Peter Hyams’ 1984 sequel “2010: The Year We Make Contact”. A lot of the conversation revolves around comparing the books to the films; Lee and Daniel’s personal connections to the films and their source material; how the sequel stacks up to the original film; and how dated these films feel in the post 2010 world of today. There is no pretense here about covering every aspect of the films, as there’s already been far too much written and said about just the production of “2001” alone. Lee and Daniel do try to touch on every aspect of both films to some degree, but the conversation is far more casual than it is scholarly.
“Also sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss; “Lux Aeterna” by Gyorgy Ligeti; “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss; and “Daisy Bell” by Harry Dacre, performed by the IBM 7094 computer.