- "Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living."
– Arthur C. Clarke in the introduction to 2001: A Space Odyssey.Past Featured Quotes
David Bowman is a central character who appears throughout the science-fiction Space Odyssey series. He is the main protagonist of 2001: A Space Odyssey in both the novel and film. He becomes a non corporeal entity in 2010: Odyssey Two the novel, and in the movie adaption, 2010: The Year We Make Contact. In the two movies, Bowman is played by Keir Dullea.
In the forewords of both 2010 and 2061, Arthur C. Clarke makes it clear that the plots of the movies and books do not necessarily follow a linear arc, and should be viewed as being in parallel universes, or as variations of the main theme. Clarke's explanation was likely moved by the creative differences that were finalized in the 2001 film, and as a way to cover all inconsistencies and contradictions for the sake of his fan-base.
The Syfy network announced in 2014, that it is working with Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free Productions and Warner Horizon Television -– with the full support of the estates of both the author and 2001: A Space Odyssey director Stanley Kubrick -- to adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries.
In February 2016, the 3001 Odyssey series was mentioned as one of Syfy's "in development pipeline" projects during their press release for Prototype.
- "Prototype: Syfy Orders New Thriller Series Pilot - canceled TV shows". TV Series Finale. Retrieved on 2017-07-09.
What makes 3001 interesting?
- Meet Halman—where David Bowman and HAL 9000 are merged together.
- Frank Poole is resurrected by way of superior gene technology.
- Earth is interfaced with technology that makes it appear as an enormous space station.
Hello. I am HAL.
This is the Space Odyssey Policy page. This [wiki] is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Here are a few simple guidelines to follow. These guidelines are put in place to provide all users with a chance to have an enjoyable and comfortable experience while on the wiki. As a community based website the Space Odyssey Wiki is always open to change. If you wish to discuss any guidelines or suggest new ones, please do so on the discussion page of this project page.
Courtesy Policy[edit source]
I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do. Therefore, a few rules are listed below that will help with keeping the Space Odyssey Wiki a friendly and easy wiki for all to enjoy.
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- What if there is a conflict?
Look, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. But, in the mean time please...
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Talk page Policy[edit source]
Please do not remove text from your talk pages, unless archiving. Although you took very thorough precautions [by removing notices] against my [being able to see] you, I could see your [edit history]. While your talk page is a great creative area on the wiki, the talk pages are also for keeping track of past conversations. Removing warnings about an incident will not make them go away or cause the issuers to forget them. If your talk page becomes too long and it takes too much time for your browser to load, please archive the talk page, and post a link at the top of your talk page.
Vandalism Policy[edit source]
I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours if vandalism occurs on this wiki. Therefore, no form of vandalism will be tolerated on the Space Odyssey Wiki. The Space Odyssey Wiki is family-friendly, as much as I and SAL are.
- Vandalism—Just what do you think you're doing? Any edit that can be considered a "bad faith" edit on an actual article will be seen as vandalism. Text may be removed at any time by an administrator. Questionable edits should be reported to an administrator as soon as possible.
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- When it comes to swear words, I'm afraid I can't do that. Swear words may be considered vandalism and text will be removed as necessary. A warning may also be issued.
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