2001: A Space Odyssey Wiki
2001: A Space Odyssey Wiki

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Regarding the contents of this Wiki, as of 2019 in real-time, HAL defines the Space Odyssey canon as: all works published by Arthur C. Clarke,


all productions by Stanley Kubrick, Peter Hyams, Ridley Scott and all affiliates of the above mentioned. Whatever they have published —is canon even if there are creative differences that have caused some contradictions. This determination falls in line with Clarke's "parallel universes" explanation, that diehard fans can appreciate, concerning source differences.

Saturn vs. Jupiter

Henceforth, the planet Saturn in Aurthur C. Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey is just as much canon, deserving of a Wiki page, as Jupiter is in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (film). Notes of differences, and separate pages, are all welcomed on our Wiki pages (See also, Canon contradictions).


Fanon, or non-canon, material can be included on the main article if it is specified as such. It is appropriate to either make reference notes, or create a subsection for non-canon details, so long as it is complimentary to canon sources. The works of Lawrence Miller's spacecraft specifications for 2001 and 2010, and World of 2001 are excellent fanon that compliments Odyssey’s canon sources. Such works fill in the gaps where canon often leaves off, and can serve as a great source of information for science fiction fans.


The community is also encouraged to address concerns about what should be on a main article, by referring to the talk page of any article in question; or you may reach out to the acting admin User talk:Avatartar20.

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