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2001: A Space Odyssey

Why Leonardo DiCaprio thinks 2001: A Space Odyssey is essential

The star of James Cameron's other record-breaking blockbuster considers the sci-fi classic "a spiritual experience."

The Geekender June 12-14: What are you reading/watching/playing?
Blastr Staff

From hobbits to superheroes, our writers have a full slate of sci-fi, fantasy and horror to get through this weekend. Check out our picks, and then let us know yours!

Director Steven Soderbergh recuts 2001: A Space Odyssey
Don Kaye

It takes guts and more than a little chutzpah to mess around with a sci-fi classic.

Watch opening for Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey with the original, unused score
Trent Moore

One aspect of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey that made the film so timeless and iconic is the classical music score — but it almost had a very different soundtrack.

Details of the 'lost' prologue to Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey
Trent Moore

Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 1968 sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey is a beast at well over two hours, but it’d have been a lot longer if the famed director had gone with his original plan.

Watch a 47-year-old 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer featuring rare test footage
Trent Moore

If you take a break from watching the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on repeat anytime soon, this geeky blast from the past is well worth the time.

Interstellar to Apollo 13: Reach for the stars in awe-inspiring space exploration supercut
Trent Moore

With Christopher Nolan’s ambitious sci-fi epic Interstellar opening wide this week, it’s the perfect time to be reminded of some of cinema’s greatest space moments.

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey gets its first brand-new trailer in 40 years
Nathalie Caron

A new trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s iconic sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey has been unveiled, nearly 50 years after it was first released in theaters.

Neil deGrasse Tyson can't find anything wrong with at least one sci-fi film
Matthew Jackson

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a reputation for pointing out scientific errors in Hollywood blockbusters, but even he doesn't find fault with all of them.

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with HAL 9000 in eerie Her trailer recut
Matthew Jackson

If you thought Spike Jonze's sci-fi love story Her was strange before, wait'll you see what it looks like with a very different computer voice.

Watch long-lost 1966 documentary that digs deep into 2001: A Space Odyssey
Trent Moore

A vintage documentary going behind-the-scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey has surfaced, delving into the making of the 1968 film two years before it blew our collective minds.

Stanley Kubrick's 7 'non-submersible units' that made 2001 an unforgettable film
Matthew Jackson

It probably comes as no surprise to Stanley Kubrick fans that the secret of 2001: A Space Odyssey's success is, at least in part, very analytical.

Bizarre '60s restaurant menu explained 2001: A Space Odyssey to kids
Dany Roth

Stanley Kubric's classic 2001: A Space Odyssey is visually-arresting, genre-redefining and totally bizarre. So it's perfect for kids!