“2001: A Space Odyssey” celebrated its 50th anniversary at a panel with stars Gary Lockwood (“Frank Poole”), Keir Dullea (“Commander David Bowman”), several authors, futurists, technologists and educators about how the film both aligned and diverged from our own 21st century.
Gary Lockwood & Keir Dullea told some great anecdotes about their time making the movie, including Lockwood’s suggestion to director Stanley Kubrick about moving Frank and Dave’s meeting concerning the fate of the HAL 9000 supercomputer into the pod set to give the actors a sense of isolation/paranoia. Dullea also did a hilarious imitation of the heavily Cockney-accented assistant director who fed the actors HAL’s lines before Kubrick eventually dubbed in the velveteen voice of actor Douglas Rain.
Two of the panelists including visiting Chinese writer/educator Wu Yan, and sci-fi novelist/futurist David Brin (the “Uplift” book series).
Source: Musings of a Middle Aged Geek