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Podcast dedicated to the history, science and legacy of the all-time classic film and one of the greatest works of art of the twentieth century, Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Podcast dedicated to the history, science and legacy of the all-time classic film and one of the greatest works of art of the twentieth century, Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 39 - Behind The Concierge Desk

2/14/2024
Checking in to the universe's most exclusive hotel, it's time to unpack, explore, and maybe play a little chess. Is that a Louis XVI throne pod? Dave and Frank's relationship, and humans' innate need for each other. Long-term isolation: is it tao, torment, or vacation? Gilded cage or petrie dish, this surreal environment evokes the most basic questions of life: What is time? When is a ceiling a floor? Are we in the bathroom? So many hidden meanings, so little much time. Plus: Homesteading Space by David Hitt and the Skylab gravitational belly pull factor. www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:35:42

Episode 38 - In the Orbit of the Odyssey with R.H. Vatcher

1/10/2024
R.H. Vatcher is BACK to toast in the New Year with a smorgasbord of insights from his 2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV. Uncovering the many cultural elements revolving around this elliptical journey, from Jungian breakthrough to the groundbreaking scientific discoveries showcased in Life Magazine. How serendipity or subconscious parallels to the prior roles of these now iconic actors may have influenced their casting. The impact of Star Trek on a generation and its connections to 2001. Plus: does Fellini + Kubrick = 2008 & 1/2? (okay, it'd be 2009 1/2, but c'mon...) Also check out R.H. Vatcher's: Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET' I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING' www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:42:18

BONUS SPECIAL: A Clavius Christmas

12/25/2023
Crusty socks hung with care, meat tube trimmed, hot fries smoking on an electrical fire... We're ready for Christmas, but is HAL? www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:23:39

Episode 37 - Beyond The Beyond: ”2001” and the Future of VFX

12/22/2023
Every science fiction movie since "2001" has been inspired, directly or indirectly by it, often even employing its original visual effects pioneers. For one artist, slit-scan was just the beginning... Cinerama to IMAX to the future of moving images with MAGI - Douglas Trumbull has always been at the forefront of experiential cinema. In films like "2001," "Silent Running," "Close Encounters," and "Blade Runner," and large format exhibitions like "To The Moon and Beyond" and "Back To The Future: The Ride" he invented and innovated his way into movie history, and ended up with a few patents along the way. From the 1960s to his untimely death last year he left behind a massive body of experimental work that is decades ahead of current technology, paving the way for the virtual stage production of "Avatar," VR performance capture, and immersive technology to come. www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:33:50

Episode 36 - A Super SKYLAB 50th Anniversary!

12/8/2023
Step right up, folks, step right up - following our interview with Victor Scherrer, it's the SKYLAB Super Show!! SEE: the famous Commander Conrad and his parasol acrobatics duo, Weitz & Kerwin! SEE: Big Al Bean the weightless weightlifter, with "Shades" Garriott & Jumpin' Jack Lausma and the twin pole thermal space waltz! SEE: "Comet" Carr and the Kohouteks live, opening for the Gibson-Pogue Antenna Experiment! AND...the wondrous Alyene Baker and her magical sewing speed skills! Plus: Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, and the animals of Apollo (oh, and Phooey). Check out the book Homesteading Space and the documentary Searching for Skylab. www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:01:02:38

Ridley Scott Birthday Bonus!

11/30/2023
Today (November 30) marks the birthday of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time (and Brad's old boss), Sir Ridley Scott! To celebrate, we've dug into the archives to hear just how much his cinematic journey has echoed our very own Stanley Kubrick. From "2001" to "Alien" and "Blade Runner," from "Barry Lyndon" to "Kingdom of Heaven" and "The Duellists," from "Paths of Glory" to "Black Hawk Down," "Full Metal Jacket" to "G.I. Jane," and from "Napoleon" to "Napoleon," the themes and connections just keep coming... So raise a glass to the guv'nor, and remember: Xenophobia Sucks! www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 35 - SKYLAB Spectacular with NRL’s Victor Scherrer

11/23/2023
On this very special Thanksgiving episode we have a legendary guest, SKYLAB all-star Victor Scherrer of the Naval Research Laboratory, who co-designed the solar cameras for the Apollo Telescope Mount. He shares with us an intimate history of the program, the challenges and the victories of America's first space station! PLUS: Mr. Scherrer has written an EXCLUSIVE ILLUSTRATED ARTICLE for us, detailing the origin, development and implementation of the solar cameras and each mission's responsibilities. (Historians interested in more of Mr. Scherrer's work, email spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com to get in touch.) www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:26:12

Episode 34 - Behind The Beyond: VFX of the Infinite

11/22/2023
Would there even be a "Space Odyssey" without the inestimable impact of two educational short films: "Universe" (1960) and "To The Moon and Beyond" (1964)? Not without the (Oscar-winning?) all-star team making history: Douglas Trumbull, Con Pederson, and Wally Gentleman! The agony and the ecstasy, the feuds, the fights, and the fun. How they forever changed the world of visual effects, one gouache stroke at a time. WARNING: playing a drinking game with the name "Wally Gentleman" this episode may be hazardous to your health. Original song by the creators of this podcast. www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:35:09

Episode 33 - Jupiter and Beyond

11/22/2023
The pod has left Discovery, and now it's just us, Dave, and Gyorgy Ligeti. Through the monolith and into the stargate, we're hurtling past exploding nubulae ... alien civilizations ... Scotland? How far beyond Jupiter is the infinite, or has it been right here the whole time? And how similar is transcending space-time to yanking a tablecloth? Plus licorice, socks, AND: Do black holes store your browser history? www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:28:46

Episode 32 - A ”Shining” HALLOWEEN with R.H. Vatcher

10/31/2023
It's Halloween, and it's "The Shining." What we talk about with author R.H. Vatcher is so terrifying and twisted, instead of a summary here's an episode Bingo card. Play along at home (if you dare...) B-I-N-G-O -Glacier National Park -NOW (National Organization for Women) -shadow as allegory -Rumer Godden -Fyodor Dostoevksy -"Emergency!" -Sigmund Freud -Kool-Aid -J.D. Salinger -Peekaboo -Bruno Bettelheim -Winnie The Pooh -Carl Jung -Bugs Bunny Check out R.H. Vatcher's: 2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET' I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING' www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:48:35

Episode 31 - Through The REDRUM Looking Glass with R.H. Vatcher (”The Shining” and ”2001”)

10/24/2023
"2001" and "The Shining" are the ultimate twin enigmas of cinema, but how much of Kubrick's commentary is actually onscreen? Turns out, an ashtray is not just an ashtray. R.H. Vatcher reveals the clues hidden throughout the labyrinth of images within images. Take the plunge with us through the murky depths of "The Shining" from its psychological themes to the subconscious motivations of these complex characters. The secret importance Alex Colville, Susan Sontag, Jim Morrison and a pack of Marlboros. What if Wendy is the real writer? Who is really attacking Danny and why? If only Jack had been a dull boy... Cover art: Alex Colville - "May Day" (1970). Check out R.H. Vatcher's: 2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET' I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING' www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:01:02:03

Episode 30 - Pictures Within Pictures with R.H. Vatcher (”Full Metal Jacket” and ”The Shining”)

10/7/2023
This episode contains discussion and clips of dramatized physical and verbal abuse, murder, and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. Call 988 or go to 988lifeline.org to get 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress -- The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). Level 2 of our roller coaster with author R.H. Vatcher races us through the intensity of boot camp, the similarities between HAL and Private Pyle, and the vulnerabilities of Dave Bowman and Danny Torrance. Fasten your seatbelts as we plunge into the vast possibilites of mise-en-abyme. Plus, Kubrick's inspirations from the paintings of William Hogarth and the importance of the bathroom. Follow along with photos at https://www.spacepodyssey.com/articles-resources Check out R.H. Vatcher's: 2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET' I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING' www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:58:33

Episode 29 - At The 1964 World’s Fair with R.H. Vatcher

9/26/2023
It's our first in a series with author R.H. Vatcher! We're talking about all the connections he has revealed between 2001 & the 1964 World's Fair. Also, Katharina Kubrick's memories of the fair and the elusive history of IBM's connection to the film. These are some deep discoveries and crazy connections... Conn Peterson & Douglas Trumbull! Arthur C. Clarke shocked by smiling strangers! Detergents, dolphins, animatronic dogs, (and bush babies) oh my! Follow along with photos at https://www.spacepodyssey.com/articles-resources Check out R.H. Vatcher's: 2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET' I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING' www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:01:01:13

Episode 28 - The Adventures of Arthur C. Clarke (Vol. II Alive)

9/1/2023
This week, the unfailing optimism of Athur C. Clarke, his reflections and gratitude for a life well lived. The inspiration of discovery and the power of ideas. His lifelong passion for establishing extra terrestrial contact, and his foresight into the the threat and future of A.I. What would he think of today's UAP hearings and the conversation around artificial intelligence? All original music and art by the creators of this podcast. https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike-hub#assistance https://www.sagaftrastrike.org/strike-assistance-member-support www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:49:28

Episode 27 - The Adventures of Arthur C. Clarke (Vol. I Awake)

8/25/2023
Our first episode dedicated entirely to Arthur C. Clarke, scientist and writer, analyzer and explorer, dreamer and creator. A sweet and private English thinker who wrote little about himself, the laughing tropical raconteur who would boat you to a shipwreck and beat you at table tennis. We're looking into the heart of a most down-to-earth enigma. His inspirations and loves from the sea to the stars. The personal side of the man called the "Prophet of the Twentieth Century." All original music and art by the creators of this podcast. https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike-hub#assistance https://www.sagaftrastrike.org/strike-assistance-member-support www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:01:00:05

Episode 26 - ”O Deep Thought”

7/31/2023
What with the current global A.I. situation and the open letter calling for a "pause" while we examine this "existential threat to humanity" signed by hundreds of the world's preeminent computer scientists, it's easy to feel like Chicken Little and freak out. So we did. But we're also shining a light through the darkness this week and finding hope for humanity and the future. From Descartes to Locke to Kierkegaard, Merleau-Ponty to Heidegger, being a person means different things. But thanks to a little help from Ifeanyi Menkiti, Jonathan Miller and Peter Ustinov, we discover that the key to our future and the cure for the disaffected may be each other. UNICEF - Give to Kids Worldwide https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike-hub#assistance https://www.sagaftrastrike.org/strike-assistance-member-support In memory of Prof. Robert B. Shields. www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com 100% PRODUCED, RECORDED, EDITED & RELEASED without artificial intelligence.

Duration:01:19:27

Episode 25 - Digital Tears

7/20/2023
"Does HAL cry digital tears?" That's the question this week, as well as the article by Rosalind W. Picard from the book "HAL's Legacy : 2001ʹs Computer As Dream And Reality" edited by David G. Stork. How much can he feel? How real are those feelings? How real are our feelings, and what's the difference? It's a whirlwind of emotions, calculations and implications as Dave kills/deactivates/lobotomizes HAL. Plus: the truth about the Bush Baby! www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com

Duration:01:12:37

Episode 24 - STAR WARS: A Space Odyssey - Week 4!

7/17/2023
"The Unauthorized Return of the Jedi Timeline" by Justin Berger and Jamie Benning has arrived, and what a treasure! Aye, thar be call sheets, matey! We're back from Earth with our loot from ICCCon 2023 and wrapping up our Star Wars series with a focus on the costume work of John Mollo from "Barry Lyndon" to Ben Kenobi, and the directing process, from Mary Elizabeth McGlynn to Kerhsner and Kubrick. Plus, more Colin Cantwell, and is Dave Bowman technically an alien? This Week In Science: futility is bad for your health. www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com Also check out: http://jeditimeline.com/ https://filmumentaries.com/ "Star Wars" directed by Stanley Kubrick? "2001" directed by George Lucas?

Duration:00:59:58

Episode 23 - STAR WARS: A Space Odyssey - Week 3!

6/13/2023
Deep in convention mode, we're talking about the evocative orchestral music, the mythological framework of both films, and more of the crossover of talent between a galaxy far, far away and the worlds of Kubrick and Clarke. Turing the spotlight on the essential contributions of John Williams, Joseph Campbell, Richard Edlund, and Garrett Brown. And for some reason, it's the first time "The Matrix" has come up (which, it turns out, is based on a Droids cartoon). Plus: conclusive PROOF that "2001" and "Star Wars" share the same universe! www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com Featuring the voices of Dennis Muren, George Lucas, Camille Paglia, Bill Moyers, Joseph Campbell, Doug Chiang, Richard Edlund, and Harrison Ford. Horizon (1985) How To Film The Impossible Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick. d. Gary Leva (2007). Leva Film Works, Warner Bros. Entertainment. Making Of A Myth. d. Paul Joyce (1998). ACF Productions/Lucida Productions. Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth Ep. 1 Doug Chiang - Star Wars CELEBRATION - Designing Kenobi and The Mandalorian Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004) Vision Of A Future Passed. d. Gary Leva (2007). Warner Bros. Entertainment. The Making of The Temple of Doom | Indiana Jones Behind the Scenes Outland (1981) Official Trailer - Sean Connery, Peter Boyle Deodato. "Also Sprach Zarathustra" - Prelude, CTI Records, 1973.

Duration:00:53:35

ICCCon Dispatch 3: John Rhys-Davies on the Dawn of Humanity

6/4/2023
We sit in awe as Sallah himself, the great John Rhys-Davies, talks about the origins of our species and the debt we owe our ancestors, and gives an impassioned plea for human rights. https://iccollectorsconvention.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@ICCCnashville www.spacepodyssey.com Twitter @spacepodyssey Facebook at @spacepodyssey email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com

Duration:00:12:56