- "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.
- 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.