Steven Soderbergh Recuts Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most iconic science fiction films of all time. Transcending the very genre it helped to modernize, it would be an act of desecration for any other person to re-cut Kubrick's masterpiece. Well, hey would you look at that, guess what Steven Soderbergh just did? » 1/14/15 5:36pm 1/14/15 5:36pm

How 2010: The Year We Make Contact Nails the Drama of Space Exploration

All this landing on comets business has got me thinking about the next chapter of space exploration in a totally new way. You can have your Armageddons and Deep Impacts with their Aerosmith soundtracks and Morgan Freeman presidents. What happened today reminded me more of 2010: The Year We Make Contact. » 11/12/14 8:15pm 11/12/14 8:15pm

Brand new trailer for the re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey is perfect

I mean, holy crap, I think this is the best movie trailer I've ever seen. Which, duh, makes sense since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece and probably the best sci-fi movie ever but this new trailer, made to promote its theatrical re-release on November 28th in the UK is absolute perfection. » 10/21/14 10:05pm 10/21/14 10:05pm

What We Thought the Year 2001 Would Look Like Back in 1967

The godfather of news, Walter Cronkite, had a regular show on CBS called "The 21st Century" that showed off technology of the future. One episode that aired on March 12, 1967 showed off what a home would look like in 2001: 3D TV, videophones, some gigantic machine that sounds a lot like Twitter, robot servants and… » 1/31/13 2:00am 1/31/13 2:00am

HAL 9000 Papercraft Will, At Some Point, Cut You

We know. He certainly looks cute and harmless. But sooner or later, the HAL 9000 (freely printable papercraft version) could get a small, unintentional dent in the side. "I'll just toss him in the shredder for another," you say out of earshot from the harmless little paper computer. Or so you thought... [ Mr. Hal 9000 » 11/24/08 4:00pm 11/24/08 4:00pm

Search 2001, the Year When Google Actually Did No Evil

Ah, 2001. You and your monoliths and your psychotic computers and your awfully bad presidents taking power and your Tiananmen self-immolations and your terrorist attacks... a year with no iPods or YouTube or amazing technology blogs or Gizmodo! How much we don't miss you. Apparently, Google does, because they have… » 10/01/08 6:40pm 10/01/08 6:40pm