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Dr. Vasili Orlov is a Russian cosmonaut aboard The Leonov, who serves as Chief Scientist in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two and the 1984 film adaption. He is played by Oleg Rudnik.

2010 odysseyEdit

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Dr. Orlov performs Navigation in Astronomy duties on the Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during the joint Soviet/USA Jupiter Mission. Its mission is to investigate Discovery and the Jovian Monolith by 2010.[1]

In the novel, Orlov is married to Tatiana, known as Tanya Kirbuk in the film, the captain of The Leonov.

CanonEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two, p. 4 (Read it!)