The Tightrope Walker Falls: 1889 – 1900
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|The 800-foot long spaceship Discovery I with a space pod exiting the pod bay. This shot gives the viewer a nice perspective of the troubling communications antennae.|
|Discovery in its full length from a distance.|
|The eye of HAL observing Dave Bowman approaching the ship's centrifuge.|
|Frank Poole and Dave Bowman discuss HAL's error. You can see HAL's eye through the window. The computer is reading their lips.|
Poole space walks to the antennae after exiting the space pod. HAL is about to turn the pod around an attack Poole with its robotic arms.
Poole tumbles through space desperately attempting to reattach his oxygen hose.
|Bowman disconnects the higher functions of HAL's memory.|
Bowman watches the video explaining the true purpose of the Jupiter mission.
|Discovery looks tiny compared with Jupiter and its moons.|
|Another spectacular shot of Discovery, Jupiter and some of its moons looking back toward the Sun.|
|Jupiter and its moons in alignment with the mysterious monolith turning through space.|
|The "star-gate" sequence begins.|
|Supposedly, these pulsating diamond shaped objects are representations of Alien intelligence.|
|Bowman passes through the star-gate and finds his pod in a strange, elegant room.|
|An elderly Bowman points to the monolith.|
|The Star-Child is born.|
|The Star-Child gazes at the audience in the film's final shot.|