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02/23/89
Transcriber's note:                                 

For all you Clarke/Kubrick/2001 fans,

I found the original paper copy of this screenplay a while back and felt 
compelled to transcribe it to disk and upload it to various bulletin 
boards for the enjoyment of all.

The final movie deviates from this screenplay in a number of interesting 
ways. I've tried to maintain the format of the original document except 
the number of lines per page of the original. In order to reduce the 
length of this file I've used a bar of "------" to delimit the pages as 
there was a lot of whitespace per original screenplay page.


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                        2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

                             Screenplay

                                 by
 
                  Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clark

                             Hawk Films Ltd.,
                             c/o. M-G-M Studios,
                             Boreham Wood,
                             Herts.
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TITLE                             PART I
                             AFRICA
                             3,000,000 YEARS AGO
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A1
VIEWS OF AFRICAN DRYLANDS - DROUGHT

The remorseless drought had lasted now for ten million years,
and would not end for another million. The reign of the ter-
rible lizards had long since passed, but here on the continent
which would one day be known as Africa, the battle for survival
had reached a new climax of ferocity, and the victor was not
yet in sight. In this dry and barren land, only the small or
the swift or the fierce could flourish, or even hope to exist.

10/13/65                                                   a1
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A2
INT & EXT CAVES - MOONWATCHER

The man-apes of the field had none of these attributes, and
they were on the long, pathetic road to racial extinction.
About twenty of them occupied a group of caves overlooking
a small, parched valley, divided by a sluggish, brown stream.

The tribe had always been hungry, and now it was starving.
As the first dim glow of dawn creeps into the cave, Moonwatcher
discovers that his father has died during the night. He did not know
the Old One was his father, for such a relationship was beyond
his understanding. but as he stands looking down at the emac-
iated body he feels something, something akin to sadness. Then
he carries his dead father out of the cave, and leaves him for the
hyenas.

Among his kind, Moonwatcher is almost a giant. He is nearly
five feet high, and though badly undernourished, weighs over
a hundred pounds. His hairy, muscular body is quite man-like,
and his head is already nearer man than ape. The forehead is
low, and there are great ridges over the eye-sockets, yet he
unmistakably holds in his genes the promise of humanity. As
he looks out now upon the hostile world, there is already

10/13/65                                                   a2
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A2
CONTINUED

something in his gaze beyond the grasp of any ape. In those
dark, deep-set eyes is a dawning awareness-the first intima-
tions of an intelligence which would not fulfill itself for another
two million years.

10/13/65                                                   a3
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A3
EXT  THE STREAM - THE OTHERS

As the dawn sky brightens, Moonwatcher and his tribe reach
the shallow stream.

The Others are already there. They were there on the other
side every day - that did not make it any less annoying.

There are eighteen of them, and it is impossible to distinguish
them from the members of Moonwatcher's own tribe. As
they see him coming, the Others begin to angrily dance and
shriek on their side of the stream, and his own people reply
In kind.

The confrontation lasts a few minutes - then the display dies
out as quickly as it has begun, and everyone drinks his fill of
the muddy water. Honor has been satisfied - each group has
staked its claim to its own territory.

10/13/65                                                   a4
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A4
EXT  AFRICAN PLAIN - HERBIVORES

Moonwatcher and his companions search for berries, fruit
and leaves, and fight off pangs of hunger, while all around
them, competing with them for the samr fodder, is a potential
source of more food than they could ever hope to eat. Yet
all the thousands of tons of meat roaming over the parched
savanna and through the brush is not only beyond their reach;
the idea of eating it is beyond their imagination. They are
slowly starving to death in the midst of plenty.

10/13/65                                                   a5
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A5
EXT  PARCHED COUNTRYSIDE - THE LION

The tribe slowly wanders across the bare, flat country-
side foraging for roots and occasional berries.

Eight of them are irregularly strung out on the open plain,
about fifty feet apart.

The ground is flat for miles around.

Suddenly, Moonwatcher becomes aware of a lion, stalking
them about 300 yards away.

Defenceless and with nowhere to hide, they scatter in all
directions, but the lion brings one to the ground.

10/13/65                                                   a6
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A6
EXT  DEAD TREE - FINDS HONEY

It had not been a good day, though as Moonwatcher had no
real remembrance of the past he could not compare one day
with another. But on the way back to the caves he finds a
hive of bees in the stump of a dead tree, and so enjoys the
finest delicacy his people could ever know. Of course, he
also collects a good many stings, but he scacely notices
them. He is now as near to contentment as he is ever
likely to be; for thought he is still hungry, he is not actually
weak with hunger. That was the most that any hominid could
hope for.

10/13/65                                                   a7
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A7
INT & EXT  CAVES - NIGHT TERRORS

Over the valley, a full moon rises, and a cold wind blows down
from the distant mountains. It would be very cold tonight -
but cold, like hunger, was not a matter for any real concern;
it was merely part of the background of life.

This Little Sun, that only shone at night and gave no warmth,
was dangerous; there would be enemies abroad. Moonwatcher
crawls out of the cave, clambers on to a large boulder besides
the entrance, and squats there where he can survey the valley.
If any hunting beast approached, he would have time to get back
to the relative safety of the cave.

Of all the creatures who had ever lived on Earth, Moonwatcher's
race was the first to raise their eyes with interest to the Moon,
and though he could not remember it, when he was young,
Moonwatcher would reach out and try to touch its ghostly face.
Now he new he would have to find a tree that was high
enough.

He stirs when shrieks and screams echo up the slope from
one of the lower caves, and he does not need to hear the

10/13/65                                                   a8
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A7
CONTINUED

occasional growl of the lion to know what is happening. Down
there in the darkness, old One-Eye and his family are dying,
and the thought that he might help in some way never crosses
Moonwatcher's mind. The harsh logic of survival rules out
such fancies. Every cave is silent, lest it attract disaster.

And in the caves, in tortured spells of fitful dozing and
fearful waiting, were gathered the nightmares of generations
yet to come.

10/13/65                                                   a9
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A8
EXT  THE STREAM - INVASION

The Others are growing desperate; the forage on their side of
the valley is almost exhausted. Perhaps they realise that
Moonwatcher's tribe has lost three of its numbers during the
night, for they choose this mourning to break the truce. When
they meet at the river in the still, misty dawn, there is a
deeper and more menacing note in their challenge. The noisy
but usually harmless confrontation lasts only a few seconds
before the invasion begins.

In an uncertainly-moving horde, the Others cross the river,
shieking threats and hunched for the attack. They are led
by a big-toothed hominid of Moonwatcher's own size and age.

Startled and frightened, the tribe retreats before the first
advance, throwing nothing more substantial than imprecations
at the invaders. Moonwatcher moves with them, his mind a
mist of rage and confusion. To be driven from their own
territory is a great badness, but to lose the river is death.
He does not know what to do; it is a situation beyond his
experience.

Then he becomes dimly aware that the Others are slowing

10/13/65                                                   a10
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A8
CONTINUED

down, and advancing with obvious reluctance. The further they
move from their own side, the more uncertain and unhappy
they become. Only Big-Tooth still retains any of his original
drive, and he is rapidly being seperated from his followers.

As he sees this, Moonwatcher's own morale immediately
revives. He slows down his retreat, and begins to make
reassuring noises to his companions. Novel sensations fill
his dim mind - the first faint precursors of bravery and
leadership.

Before he realizes it, he is face to face with Big-Tooth, and
the two tribes come to a halt many paces away.

The disorganized and unscientific conflict could have ended
quickly if either had used his fist as a club, but this
innovation still lay hundreds of thousands of years in the
future. Instead, the slowly weakening fighters claw and
scratch and try to bite each other.

Rolling over and over, they come to a patch of stony ground,
and when they reach it Moonwatcher is on top. By chance,

10/13/65                                                   a11
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A8
CONTINUED

he chooses this moment to grab the hair on Big-Tooth's scalp,
and bang his head on the ground. The resulting CRACK is
so satisfactory, and produces such an immediate weakening
In Big - Tooth's resistance, that he quickly repeats it.

Even when Big-Tooth ceases to move for some time, Moon-
watcher keeps up the exhilirating game.

With shrieks of panic, the Others retreat back, across the
stream. The defenders cautiously pursue them as far as
The water's edge.

10/13/65                                                   a12
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EXT  CAVE - NEW SOUND

Dozing fitfully and weakened by his stuggle, Moonwatcher is
startled by a sound.

He sits up in the fetid darkness of the cave, straining his
senses out into the night, and fear creeps slowly into his soul.
Never in his life - already twice as long as most members of
his species could expect - has he heard a sound like this. The
great cats approached in silence, and the only thing that
betrayed them was a rare slide of earth, or the occasional
cracking of a twig. Yet this is a continuing crunching noise
that grows steadily louder. It seemed that some enormous
beast was moving through the night, making no attempt at
concealment, and ignoring all obstacles.

And then there came a sound which Moonwatcher could not
possibly have identified, for it had never been heard before
in the history of this planet.

10/13/65                                                   a13
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A10
EXT CAVE - NEW ROCK

Moonwatcher comes face to face with the New Rock when he
leads the tribe down to the river in the first light of morning.
He had almost forgotten the terror of the night, because nothing
had happened after that initial noise, so he does not even
associate this strange thing with danger or with fear. There
is nothing in the least alarming about it.

It is a cube about fifteen feet on a side, and it is made of
some completely transparent material; indeed, it is not easy
to see except when the light of the sun glints on its edges.
There are no natural objects to which Moonwatcher can
compare this apparition. Though he is wisely cautious
of most new things, he does not hesitate to walk up to it.
As nothing happens, he puts out his hand, and feels a warm,
hard surface.

After several minutes of intense thought, he arrives at a
brilliant explanation. It is a rock, of course, and it
must have grown during the night. There are many plants
that do this - white, pulpy things shaped like pebbles, that
seem to shoot up in the hours of darkness. It is true that
they are small and round, whereas this is large and square;

10/13/65                                                   a14
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A10
CONTINUED

but greater and later philosophers than Moonwatcher would be
prepared to overlook equally striking exceptions to their laws.

This really superb piece of abstract thinking leads Moonwatcher
to a deduction which he immediately puts to the test. The white,
round pebble-plants are very tasty (though there were a few
that made one violently sick); perhaps this square one...?

A few licks and attempted nibbles quickly disillusion him.
There is no nourishment here; so like a sensible hominid, he
continues on his way to the river and forgets all about the Cube.

10/13/65                                                   a15
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A11
EXT CUBE - FIRST LESSON

They are still a hundred yards from the New Rock when the
sound begins.

It is quite soft, and it stops them in their tracks, so that they
stand paralyzed on the trail with their jaws hanging. A simple,
maddeningly repetitious rhythm pulses out of the crystal cube
and hypnotises all who come within its spell. For the first
time - and the last, for two million year - the sound of
drumming is heard in Africa.

The throbbing grows louder, more insistent. Presently the
hominids begin to move forward like sleep-walkers, towards
the source of that magnetic sound. Sometimes they take little
dancing steps, as their blood responds to the rhythms that
their descendants will not create for ages yet.

Totally entranced, they gather around the Cube, forgetting
the hardships of the day, the perils of the approaching dusk,
and the hunger in their bellies.

Now, spinning wheels of light begin to merge, and the spokes
fuse into luminous bars that slowly recede into the distance,

10/13/65                                                   a16
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A11
CONTINUED

rotating on their axes as they do; and the hominids watch, wide-
eyed, mesmerized captives of the Crystal Cube.

Then by some magic - though it was no more magical than all
that had gone on before - a perfectly normal scene appears. It
is as if a cubical block had been carved out of the day and
shifted into the night. Inside that block is a group of four
hominids, who might have been members of Moonwatcher's
own tribe, eating chunks of meat. The carcass of a wart-hog
lies near them.

This little family of male and female and two children is gorged
and replete, with sleek and glossy pelts - and this was a
condition of life that Moonwatcher had never imagined. From
time to time they stir lazily, as they loll at ease near the
entrance of their cave, apparently at peace with the world.
The spectacle of domestic bliss merges into a totally
different scene.

The family is no longer reposing peacefully outside its cave;
it is foraging, searching for food like any normal hominids.

10/13/65                                                   a17
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A11
CONTINUED

A small wart-hog ambles past the group of browsing humanoids
without giving them more than a glance, for they had never been
the slightest danger to its species.

But that happy state of affairs is about to end. The big male
suddenly bends down, picks up a heavy stone lying at his feet -
and hurls it upon the unfortunate pig. The stone descends upon
its skull, making exactly the same noise that Moonwatcher had
produced in his now almost forgotten encounter with Big-Tooth.
And the result, too, is much the same - the warthog gives one
amazed, indignant squeal, and collapses in a motionless heap.

Then the whole sequence begins again, but this time it unfolds
itself with incredible slowness. Every detail of the movement
can be followed; the stone arches leisurely through the air, the
pig crumples up and sinks to the ground. There the scene
freezes for long moments, the slayer standing motionless
above the slain, the first of all weapons in his hand.

The scene suddenly fades out. The cube is no more than a
glimmering outline in the darkness; the hominids stir, as if

10/13/65                                                   a18
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A11
CONTINUED

awakening from a dream, realise where they are, and scuttle
back to their caves.

They have no concious memory of what they had seen; but that
night, as he sits brooding at the entrance of his lair, his ears
attuned to the noises of the world around him, Moonwatcher
feels the first faint twinges of a new and potent emotion - the urge
to kill. He had taken his first step towards humanity.

10/13/65                                                   a19
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A12
EXT cave AND PLAINS - Utopia

Babies were born and sometimes lived; feeble, toothless thirty-
year-olds died; the lion took its toll in the night; the Others
threatened daily across the river - and the trib prospered.
In the course of a single year, Moonwatcher and his companions
had changed almost beyond recognition.

They had become as plump as the family in the Cave, who no
longer haunted their dreams. They had learned their lessons
well; now they could handle all the stone tools and weapons that
the Cube had revealed to them.

They were no longer half-numbed with starvation, and they
had time both for leisure and for the first rudiments of thought.
Their new way of life was casually accepted, and they did
not associate it in any way with the crystal cube still standing
outside their cave.

But no Utopia is perfect, and this one had two blemishes. The
first was the marauding lion, whose passion for hominids
seemed to have grown even stronger now that they were better
nourished. The second was the tribe across the river; for

10/13/65                                                   a20
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A12
CONTINUED

somehow the Others had survived, and had stubbornly refused to
die of starvation.

10/13/65                                                   a21
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A13
EXT CAVES - KILLING THE LION

With the partly devoured carcass of a warthog laid out on the
ground at the point he hope the boulder would impact, Moon-
watcher and three of his bravest companions wait for two
consecutive nights. On the third the lion comes,
betraying his presences by a small pebble slide.

When they can here the lion below, softly tearing at the meat,
they strain themselves against the massive boulder. The sound
of the lion stops; he is listening. Again they silently heave
against the enormous stone, exerting the final limits of their
strength. The rock begin to tip to a new balance point.

The lion twitches alert to this sound, but having no fear of these
creatures, he makes the first of two mistakes which will cost
him his life; he goes back to his meal.

The rock moves slowly over the ledge, picking up speed with
amazing suddeness. It strikes a projection in the cliff about
fifteen feet above the ground, which deflects its path outward.

Just at this instant, the lion reacts instinctively and leaps
away from the face of the cliff directly into the path of the

10/13/65                                                   a22
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A13
CONTINUED

onrushing boulder. He has combined the errors of over-
confidence and bad luck.

The next morning they find the lion in front of the cave. They
also find one of their tribe who had incautiously peeped out to
see what was happening, and was apparently killed by a small
rock torn loose by the boulder; but this was a small price to
pay for such a great victory.

                           * * * * * * * *

And then one night the crystal cube was gone, and not even
Moonwatcher ever thought of it again. He was still wholly
unaware of all that it had done.

10/13/65                                                   a23
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A14
EXT STREAM - MASTER OF THE WORLD

From their side of the stream, in the never violated safety of
their own territory, the Others see Moonwatcher and fourteen
males of his tribe appear from behind a small hillock over-
looking the stream, silhouetted against the dawn sky.

The Others begin to scream their daily challenge. But today
something is different, though the Others do not immediatly
recognize this fact.

Instead of joining the verbal onslaught, as they had always done,
Moonwatcher and his small band decended from the rise, and
begin to move forward to the stream with a quiet purposefulness
never befor seen.

As the Others watch the figures silently approaching in the
morning mist, they become aware of the terrible strangness
of this encounter, and their rage gradually subsides down to
an uneasy silence.

At the water's edge, Moonwatcher and his band stop. They
carry their bone clubs and bone knives.

10/13/65                                                   a24
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A14
CONTINUED

Led by One-ear, the Others half-heartly resume the battle-
chant. But they are suddenly confrunted with a vision that cuts
the sound from their throats, and strikes terror into their
hearts.

Moonwatcher, who had been partly concealed by two males who
walked before him, thrusts his arm high into the air. In his
hand he holds a stoud tree branch. Mounted atop the branch is
the bloody head of the lion, its mouth jammed open with a stick,
displaying its frightful fangs.

The Others gape in fearful disbelief at this display of power.

Moonwatchers stands motionless, thrusting the lion's head high.
Then with majestic deliberation, still carrying his mangled
standard above his head, he begins to cross the stream, followed
by his band.

The Others fade back from the stream, seeming to lack even
the ability to flee.

Moonwatcher steps ashore and walks to One-Ear, who stands

10/13/65                                                   a25
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A14
CONTINUED

unsurely in front of his band.

Though he is a veteran of numerous combats at the water's edge,
One-Ear has never been attacked by an enemy who had not first
displayed his fighting rage; and he had never before been attacked
with a weapon. One-Ear, merely looks up at the raised club
until the heavey thigh bone of an antelope brings the darkness
down around him.

The Others stare in wonder at Moonwatcher's power.

Moonwatcher surveys the scene. Now he was master of the
world, and he was not sure what to do next. But he would
think of something.

10/13/65                                                   a26
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                             A SECTION TIMING

                   A1    00.30
                   A2    00.45
                   A3    01.30
                   A4    00.30
                   A5    01.00
                   A6    01.00
                   A7    01.00
                   A8    03.00
                   A9    00.45
                   A10   02.00
                   A11   04.00
                   A12   02.00
                   A13   02.30
                   A14   02.30

                             A SECTION TOTAL: @23 MIN. 00 SECS
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                   TITLE                         PART II

                                       YEAR 2001

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B1
EARTH FROM 200 MILES UP                          NARRATOR          
                                  By the year 2001, overpopulation has
B1a                               replaced the problem of starvation
THOUSAND MEGATON                  but this was ominously offset by the
NUCLEAR BOMB IN ORBIT             absolute and utter perfection of the
ABOVE THE EARTH,                  weapon.
RUSSIAN INSIGNIA AND
CCCP MARKINGS

B1b                                    NARRATOR
AMERICAN THOUSAND                 Hundreds of giant bombs had been
MEGATON BOMB IN ORBIT             placed in perpetual orbit above the
ABOVE THE EARTH.                  Earth. They were capable of
                                  incinerating the entire Earth's
                                  surface from an altitude of 100
                                  miles.

B1c
FRENCH BOMB                                 NARRATOR
                             Matters were further complicated
                             by the presence of twenty-seven
                             nations in the nuclear club. There
                             had been no deliberate or acciden-
B1d                               tal use of nuclear weapons since
GERMAN BOMB                       World War II and some people felt
                             sercure in this knowledge. But to
                             others, the situation seemed
                                  comparible to an airline with a
B1f                               perfect safety record; in showed
CHINESE BOMB                      admirable care and skill but no
                                  one expected it to last forever.

10/4/65                                                         b1
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B2
ORION-III SPACECRAFT
IN FIGHT AWAY FROM
EARTH, 200 MILES
ALTITUDE.

10/4/65                                                         b2
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B3
ORION-III PASSENGER AREA.
DR. HEYWOOD FLOYD IS THE
ONLY PASSENGER IN THE
ELEGANT CABIN DESIGNED
FOR 30 PEOPLE. HE IS
ASLEEP.

HIS PEN FLOATS NEAR HIS
HAND.

10/4/65                                                         b3   
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B4
ORION-III COCKPIT.
PILOT, CO-PILOT.
FLOYD CAN BE SEEN
ASLEEP ON A SMALL
TV MONITOR.
STEWARDESS IS PUTTING
ON LIPSTICK. SHE SEES
PEN.

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B5
STEWARDESS GOES BACK
TO PASSENGER AREA,
RESCUES PEN AND CLIPS
IT BACK IN FLOYD'S
POCKET.

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B6
SPACE STATION-5. THE
RAW SUNLIGHT OF SPACE
DAZZLES FROM THE
POLISHED METAL SURFACES
OF THE SLOWLY REVOLVING,
THOUSAND-FOOT DIAMETER
SPACE STATION. DRIFTING
IN THE SAME ORBIT, WE SEE
SWEPT-BACK TITOV-V
SPACECRAFT. ALSO THE
ALMOST SPHERICAL ARIES-IB

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B7
ORION-III PASSENGER AREA
FLOYD AWAKE BUT GROGGY,
LOOKS OUT OF WINDOW.

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B8
ORION-III COCKPIT.
THE CO-PILOT IN RADIO
COMMUNICATION WITH THE
SPACE STATION.

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B9
THE ORION-III SPACECRAFT
IN DOCKING APPROACH. THE
EARTH IS SEEN IN BREATH-
TAKING VIEW IN B.G.

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B10
INSIDE DOCKING CONTROL.
WE SEE ORION-III MANO-
UVERING. IN BACKGROUND.

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B11
FROM DOCKING PORT WE
SEE THE ORION-III INCHING
IN TO COMPLETE ITS
DOCKING. WE SEE VARIOUS
WINDOWED BOOTHS INSIDE
DOCKING PORT. WE SEE
THE PILOT AND CO-PILOT
INSIDE THE ORION-III
COCKPIT.

10/4/65                                                         b11
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B12
SPACE STATION
RECEPTION AREA

RECEPTIONIST AT DESK.
MILLER ENTERS, HUR-
RYING. HE GOES TO
THE ELEVATOR AND
PRESSES BUTTON. HE
WAITS IMPATIENTLY.

WE SEE ELEVATOR
INDICATOR WORKING

ELEVATOR DOOR OPENS
AND FLOYD IS SEEN
UNSTRAPPING HIMSELF.
THE ELEVATOR GIRL IS
SEATED BY THE DOOR
                                  MILLER
                                  Oh, good morning, Dr. Floyd.
                                  I'm Nick Miller.

                                  FLOYD
                                  How do you do, Mr. Miller?

                                  MILLER
                                  I'm terribly sorry. I was just
                                  on my way down to meet you. I
                                  saw your ship dock and I knew I
                                  had plenty of time, and I was on
                                  my way out of the office when,
                                  suddenly, the phone rang.

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B12
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             Oh, please don't worry about it.

                             MILLER
                             Well, thank you very much for
                             being so understanding.

                             FLOYD
                             Please, it really doesn't matter.

                             MILLER
                             Well.. Did you have a pleaant
                             flight?

                             FLOYD
                             Yes, very pleasant.

                             MILLER
                             Well, shall we go through
                             Documentation?

                             FLOYD
                             Fine.

                             RECEPTIONIST
                             Will you use number eight,
                             please?

                             MILLER
                             Thank you, Miss Turner.

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B12
CONTINUED

THEY ENTER PASSPORT
AREA

RECEPTIONIST PRESSES
"ENGLISH" BAR ON HER
CONSOLE AND SMILES
AS FLOYD GOES THROUGH.

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IN AUTOMATED PASSPORT
SECTION. THEY STOP IN
FRONT OF A BOOTH
FEATURING A TV SCREEN
                             
                             PASSPORT GIRL (TV)
                             Good morning and welcome to voice
                             Print Identification. When you see
                             the red light go on would you please
                             state in the following order; your
                             desitination, your nationality and
                             your full name. Surname first,
                             christian name and initial. For
                             example: Moon, American,
                             Smith, John, D. Thank you.

THERE IS A PAUSE
AND A RED BAR LIGHTS UP

                             FLOYD
                             Moon, American, Floyd, Heywood,
                             R.

THE RED LIGHT GOES OFF.
THERE IS A DELAY OF
ABOUT TWO SECONDS AND
THE WOMAN'S FACE
REAPPEARS

                             FLOYD
                             I've always wondered....

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B13
CONTINUED
                             PASSPORT GIRL (TV)
                             (Interrupting)  Thank you. Despite
                             and excellent and continually
                             improving safety record there are
                             certain risks inherent in space
                             travel and an extremely high cost
                             of pay load. Because of this it
                             is necessary for the Space Carrier
                             to advise you that it cannot be
                             responsible for the return of your
                             body to Earth should you become
                             deceased on the Moon or en route
                             to the Moon. However, it wishes
                             to advise you that insurance
                             covering this contingency is
                             available in the Main Lounge.
                             Thank you. You are cleared
                             through Voice Print Identification.

THE LIGHTS GO OFF
AND THE WOMAN'S
FACE DISAPPEARS

THE MEN EXIT THE
PASSPORT AREA

                             MILLER
                             I've reserved a table for you in
                             the Earth Light room. Your
                             connecting flight will be
                             leaving in about one hour.

12/7/65                                                    b15 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B13
CONTINUED

                              FLOYD
                              Oh, that's wonderful.

12/7/65                                                    b16 
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B14
INT SPACE STATION - LOUNGE

FLOYD AND MILLER WALKING

                             MILLER
                             Let's see, we haven't had the
                             pleasure of a visit from you not
                             since... It was about eight or
                             nine months ago, wasn't it?

                             FLOYD
                             Yes, I think so. Just about
                             then.

                             MILLER
                             I suppose you saw the work on
                             our new section while you
                             were docking.

                             FLOYD
                             Yes, it's coming along very well.

THEY PASS THE VISION
PHONE BOOTH

                              FLOYD
                              Oh, look, I've got to make a
                              phone call. Why don't you go
                              on into the Restaurant and I'll
                              meet you in there.

12/7/65                                                    b17 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B14
CONTINUED

                             MILLER
                             Fine. I'll see you at the bar.

FLOYD ENTERS PHONE
BOOTH. SIGN ON
VISION PHONE SCREEN
"SORRY, TEMPORARILY
OUT OF ORDER."

HE ENTERS THE SECOND
BOOTH AND SITS DOWN

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B15
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B16
DELETED

PAGES b19 - b22 DELETED

12/7/65
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B17
FLOYD IN VISION PHONE

LITTLE GIRL OF FIVE
ANSWERS

                              CHILD
                              Hello.

VISION PHONE SCREEN
DISPLAY SIGN 'YOUR
PARTY HAS NOT CONNECTED
VISION'

A FEW SECONDS LATER,
THE SCREEN CHANGES
TO AN IMAGE OF THE
CHILD
                             FLOYD
                             Hello, darling, how are you?

                             CHILD
                             Hello Daddy. Where are you?

                             FLOYD
                             I'm at Space Station Five,
                             darling. How are you?

                             CHILD
                             I'm fine, Daddy. When are
                             you coming home?

12/6/65                                                    b23 
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B17
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             Well, I hope in a few days,
                             sweetheart.

                             CHILD
                             I'm having a party tomorrow.

                             FLOYD
                             Yes, I know that sweetheart.

                             CHILD
                             Are you coming to my party?

                             FLOYD
                             No, I'm sorry, darling, I
                             told you I won't be home for a
                             few days.

                             CHILD
                             When are you coming home?

                             FLOYD
                             In three days, darling, I
                             hope.

FLOYD HOLDS UP
THREE FINGERS.

12/6/65                                                    b24 
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B17

                             FLOYD
                             One, two, three. Can I
                             speak to Mommy?

                             CHILD
                             Mommy's out to the hair-
                             dresser.

                             FLOYD
                             Where is Mrs. Brown?

                             CHILD
                             She's in the bathroom.

                             FLOYD
                             Okay, sweetheart. Well, I
                             have to go now. Tell Mommy
                             that I called.

                             CHILD
                             How many days until you
                             come home?

                             FLOYD
                             Three, darling. One... two
                             ... three. Be sure to tell
                             Mommy I called.

12/6/65                                                    b24a 
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B17
CONTINUED

                             CHILD
                             I will, Daddy.

                             FLOYD
                             Okay, sweetheart. Have a
                             lovely Birthday Party
                             tomorrow.

                             CHILD
                             Thank you, Daddy.

                             FLOYD
                             I'll wish you a happy
                             Birthday now and I'll see you
                             soon. All right, Darling?

                             CHILD
                             Yes, Daddy.

                             FLOYD
                             'Bye, 'bye, now, sweetheart.

                             CHILD
                             Goodbye, Daddy.

12/6/65                                                    b24b 
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B18
VISION PHONE
PROCEDURE FOR
INFORMATION

VISION PHONE
PROCEDURE FOR
DIALLING

                             OPERATOR
                             Good morning, Macy's.

                             FLOYD
                             Good morning. I'd like the
                             Vision shopper for the Pet
                             Shop, please.

                             OPERATOR
                             Just one moment.

12/7/65                                                    b25 
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B19
THE PICTURE FLIPS AND
WE SEE A WOMAN STANDING
IN FORN OF A SPECIALLY-
DESIGNED DISPLAY SCREEN

                             VISION SALES GIRL
                             Good morning, sir, may I help you?

                             FLOYD
                             Yes, I'd like to buy a bush baby.

                             VISION SALES GIRL
                             Just a moment, sir.

THE GIRL KEYS SOME
INPUTS AND A MOVING
PICTURE APPEARS ON
THE SCREEN OF A CAGE
CONTAINING ABOUT SIX
BUSH BABIES,
BEAUTIFULLY DISPLAYED
AGAINST A WHITE BACK-
GROUND

                             VISION SALES GIRL
                             Here you are, sir. Here is a 
                             lovely assortment of African
                             bush babies. They are twenty
                             Dollars each.

12/7/65                                                    b26 
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B19
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             Yes, well... Pick out a nice one
                             for me, a friendly one, and I'd
                             like it delivered tomorrow.

                             VISION SALES GIRL
                             Certainly, sir. Just let us have
                             your name and Bank identification
                             for V.P.I., and then give the
                             name and address of the person
                             you'd like the pet delivered to
                             and it will be delivered tomorrow.

SOME TIME DURING
THIS CONVERSATION,
FLOYD SEE ELENA,
SMYSLOV AND THE
OTHER TWO RUSSIANS
PASS HIS VISION PHONE
WINDOW. ELENA TAPS
AND MIMES "HELLO",
GESTURING TOWARD A
TABLE BEHIND FLOYD
WHERE THEY ALL SIT
DOWN

                             FLOYD
                             Thank you very much. Floyd,
                             Heywood, R.,  First National
                             Bank of Washington. Please
                             deliver to Miss Josephine
                             Floyd, 9423 Dupre Avenue,
                             N.W.14.

12/7/65                                                    b27 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B19
CONTINUED

                             VISION SALES GIRL
                             Thank you very much, sir. It
                             will be delivered tomorrow.

12/7/65                                                    b27a 
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B20
SPACE STATTION 5 - LOUNGE

                             FLOYD
                             Well, how nice to see you again,
                             Elena. You're looking wonderful.

                             ELENA
                             How nice to see you, Hyewood.
                             This is my good friend, Dr.
                             Heywood Floyd. I'd like you
                             to meet Andre Smyslov...

SMYSLOV AND THE TWO
OTHER RUSSIAN WOMEN
STAND UP AND SMILE

THEY SHAKE HANDS
AFTER INTRODUCTION
AND AD-LIB 'HELLOS'

                             ELENA
                             And this is Dr. Kalinan...
                             Stretyneva...

THE RUSSIANS ARE
VERY WARM AND 
FRIENDLY.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Dr. Floyd, won't you join us
                             for a drink?

12/7/65                                                    b28 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B20
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             I'm afraid I've only got a few
                             minutes, but I'd love to.

THERE IS A BIT OF
CONFUSION AS ALL
REALISE THERE IS
NOT ENOUGH ROOM
FOR ANOTHER
PERSON AT THE TABLE.
SMYSLOV OFFERS FLOYD
HIS CHAIR
AND BORROWS
ANOTHER FROM A NEARBY TABLE

                             SYMYSLOV
                             What would you like to drink?

                             FLOYD
                             Oh, I really don't have time
                             for a drink. If it's all right
                             I'll just sit for a minute and
                             then I've got to be off.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Are you quite sure?

                             FLOYD
                             Yes, really, thank you very
                             much.

                             ELENA
                             Well... How's your lovely
                             wife?

12/7/65                                                    b29 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B20
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             She's wonderful.

                             ELENA
                             And your charming little daughter?

                             FLOYD
                             Oh, she's growing up very fast.
                             As a matter of fact, she's six
                             tomorrow.

                             ELENA
                             Oh, that's such a delightful age.

                             FLOYD
                             How is gregor?

                             ELENA
                             He's fine. But I'm afraid we
                             don't get a chance to see each
                             other very much these days.

POLITE LAUGHTER

                             FLOYD
                             Well, where are all of you off
                             to?

12/7/65                                                    b30 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B20
CONTINUED

                             ELENA
                             Actually, we're on our way back
                             from the moon. We've just
                             spent three months calibrating
                             the new antenna at Tchalinko.
                             And what about you?

                             FLOYD
                             Well, as it happens, I'm on
                             my way up to the moon

                             SMYSLOV
                             Are you, by any chance, going
                             up to your base at Clavius?

                             FLOYD
                             Yes,as a matter of fact, I am.

THE RUSSIANS
EXCHANGE
SIGNIFICANT
GLANCES

                             FLOYD
                             Is there any particular reason
                             why you ask?

12/7/65                                                    b31 
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B20
CONTINUED

                             SMYSLOV
                             (pleasantly)  Well, Dr. Floyd,
                             I hope that you don't think I'm
                             too inquisitive, but perhaps
                             you can clear up the mystery
                             about what's been going on up
                             there.

                             FLOYD
                             I'm sorry, but I'm not sure
                             I know what you mean.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Well, it's just for the past
                             two weeks there have been
                             some extremely odd things
                             happening at Clavius.

                             FLOYD
                             Really?

                             SMYSLOV
                             Yes. Well, for one thing,
                             whenever you phone the base,
                             all you can get is a recording
                             which repeats that the phone
                             lines are temporarily out of
                             order.

12/7/65                                                    b32 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B20
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             Well, I suppose they've been
                             having a bit of trouble with
                             some of the equipment.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Yes, well at first we thought
                             that was the explanation, but
                             it's been going on for the past
                             ten days.

                             FLOYD
                             You mean you haven't been able
                             to get anyone at the base for ten
                             days?

                             SMYSLOV
                             That's right.

                             FLOYD
                             I see.

                             ELENA
                             Another thing, Heywood, two
                             days ago, one of our rocket
                             buses was denied permission
                             for an emergency landing at
                             Clavius.

12/7/65                                                    b33 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B20
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             How did they manage to do that
                             without any communication?

                             ELENA
                             Clavius Control came on the
                             air just long enough to transmit
                             their refusal.

                             FLOYD
                             Well, that does sound very odd.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Yes, and I'm afaid there's
                             going to be a bit of a row about
                             it. Denying the men permission
                             to land was a direct violation of
                             the I.A.S. convention.

                             FLOYD
                             Yes... Well, I hope the crew
                             got back safely.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Fortunately, they did.

                             FLOYD
                             Well, I'm glad about that.

12/7/65                                                    b33a 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B20
CONTINUED

THE RUSSIANS EXCHANGE
MORE GLANCES. ONE OF
THE WOMEN OFFERS
AROUND A PILL BOX.
ELENA AND ANOTHER
RUSSIAN TAKE ONE AND
THE THIRD RUSSIAN
DELCINES.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Dr. Floyd, at the risk of pressing
                             you on a point you seem reticent
                             to discuss, may I ask you a
                             straightforward question?

                             FLOYD
                             Certainly.

                             SMYSLOV
                             Quite frankly, we have had some
                             very reliable intelligence reports
                             that a quite serious epidemic
                             has broken out at Clavius.
                             Something, apperently, of an
                             unknown origin. Is this, in
                             fact, what has happened?

A LONG, AWKWARD
PAUSE

12/7/65                                                    b33b 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
B20
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             I'm sorry, Dr. Smyslov, but
                             I'm really not at liberty to
                             discuss this.

                             SMYSLOV
                             This epidemic could easily
                             spread to our base, Dr. Floyd.
                             We should be given all the
                             facts.

LONG PAUSE

                             FLOYD
                             Dr. Smyslov... I'm not
                             permitted to discuss this.

                             ELENA
                             Are you sure you won't change
                             your mind about a drink?

                             FLOYD
                             No, thank you... and I'm
                             afraid now I really must be
                             going.

                             ELENA
                             Well, I hope that you and your
                             wife can come to the I.A.C.
                             conference in June.

12/7/65                                                    b33c 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
B20
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             We're trying to get there. I
                             hope we can.

                             ELENA
                             Well, Gregor and I will look
                             forward to seeing you.

                             FLOYD
                             Thank you. It's been a great
                             pleasure to meet all of you...
                             Dr. Smyslov.

THE RUSSIANS ALL
RISE AND THERE
ARE AD-LIBS OF
COURTESY

FLOYD SHAKES HANDS
AND EXITS

THE RUSSIANS EXCHANGE
A FEW SERIOUS PARA-
GRAPHES IN RUSSIAN

12/7/65                                                    b33d       
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
B21

ARIES-IB IN SPACE.
EARTH MUCH SMALLER
THAN AS SEEN FROM
SPACE STATION

                             NARRATOR
                             The Aries-IB has become the
                             standard Space-Station-to-Lunar
                             surface vehicle. It was powered
                             by low-thrust plasma jets which
                             would continue the mild acceler-
                             ation for fifteen minutes. Then
                             the ship would break the bonds of
                             gravity and be a free and indepen-
                             dent planet, circling the Sun in an
                             orbit of its own.

10/4/65                                                    b34 
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B21a

ARIES PASSENGER AREA.
FLOYD IS ASLEEP, STRETCHED
OUT IN THE CHAIR, COVERED
WITH BLANKETS WHICH ARE
HELD SECURE BY STRAPS

A STEWARDESS SITS AT THE
OTHER SIDE OF THE CABIN,
WATCHING A KARATE
EXHIBITION BETWEEN TWO
WOMEN ON TELEVISION

THE ELEVATOR ENTRANCE
DOOR OPENS AND THE
SECOND STEWARDESS ENTERS
CARRYING A TRAY OF FOOD

SHE BRINGS IT TO THE OTHER
STEWARDESS

                             STEWARDESS ONE
                             Oh, thank you very much.

                             STEWARDESS TWO
                             I see he's still asleep.

                             STEWARDESS ONE
                             Yes. He hasn't moved since we
                             left.

STEWARDESS TWO EXITS,
INTO ELEVATOR

12/6/65                                                    b34a 
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B21b

ARIES GALLEY AREA.
STEWARDESS EXITS FROM
ELEVATOR, GOES TO
KITCHEN SECTION, REMOVES
TWO TRAYS, WALKS UP TO
THE SIDE OF THE WALL AND
ENTERS PILOT'S
COMPARTMENT

12/6/65                                                    b34b 
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B22
ARIES-IB COCKPIT.
PILOT, CO-PILOT.

STEWARDESS ENTERS,
CARRYING FOOD

                             PILOT
                             Oh, thank you very much.

                             CO-PILOT
                             Thank you.

STEWARDESS SMILES.

                             PILOT
                             (sighs)  Well, how's it going
                             back there?

                             STEWARDESS
                             Fine. Very quiet. He's been
                             asleep since we left.

                             PILOT
                             Well, no one can say that he's not
                             enjoying the wonders of Space.

                             CO-PILOT
                             Well, whatever's going on up there,
                             he's going to arrive fresh and ready
                             to go.

12/14/65                                                   b35 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
B22
CONTINUED

                             PILOT
                             I wonder what really IS going on
                             up there?

                             CO-PILOT
                             Well, I've heard more and more
                             people talk of an epidemic.

                             PILOT
                             I suppose it was bound to happen
                             sooner or later.

                             CO-PILOT
                             Berkeley told me that they think
                             it came from contamination on a
                             returning Mars flight.

                             PILOT
                             Yes, well, whatever it is, they're
                             certainly not fooling around. This
                             is the first flight they allowed
                             in for more than a week.

                             CO-PILOT
                             I was working out what this trip
                             must cost, taking him up there
                             by himself and coming back empty.

                             PILOT
                             I'll bet it's a fortune.

12/14/65                                                   b36       
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
B22
CONTINUED

                             CO-PILOT
                             Well, at ten thousand dollars a
                             ticket, it comes to the better part
                             of six hundred thousand dollars.

                             PILOT
                             Well, as soon as he wakes up,
                             I'm going to go back and talk to
                             him. I must say, I'd like to
                             find out what's going on.

12/14/65                                                   b36a 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
B23
ARIES-IB IN SPACE.
MOON VERY LARGE.

10/4/65                                                    b37 
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B24
ARIES-IB PASSENGER
AREA. FLOYD FINISHING
BREAKFAST.

PILOT ENTERS.

                             PILOT
                             Well, good afternoon, Dr. Floyd.
                             Did you have a good rest?

                             FLOYD
                             Oh, marvellous. It's the first
                             real sleep I've had for the past
                             two days.

                             PILOT
                             There's nothing like weightless
                             sleep for a complete rest.

                             FLOYD
                             When do we arrive at Clavius?

                             PILOT
                             We're scheduled to dock in about
                             seven hours. Is there anything
                             we can do for you?

                             FLOYD
                             Oh, no, thank you. The two
                             girls have taken wonderful care
                             of me. I'm just fine.

12/14/65                                                   b38  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B24
CONTINUED

                             PILOT
                             Well, if there is anything that you
                             wnat, just give a holler.

                             FLOYD
                             Thank you.

                             PILOT
                             Incidentally, Dr. Floyd, I wonder
                             if I can have a word with you about
                             the security arrangements?

                             FLOYD
                             What do you mean?

                             PILOT
                             Well... the crew is confined to
                             the ship when we land at Clavius.
                             We have to stay inside for the
                             time it take to refit - about
                             twenty-four hours. And then
                             we're going to back empty.

                             FLOYD
                             I see.

                             PILOT
                             I take it this is something to do
                             with the trouble they're having
                             up at Clavius?

12/14/65                                                   b39 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B24
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             I'm afraid that's out of my depart-
                             ment, Captain.

                             PILOT
                             Well, I'll tell you why I ask. You
                             see, I've got a girl who works in
                             the Auditing Department of the
                             Territorial Administrator and I
                             haven't been able to get her on
                             the phone for the past week or so,
                             and with all these stories one
                             hears, I'm a little concerned
                             about her.

                             FLOYD
                             I see. Well, I'm sorry about that.
                             I wouldn't think there's any cause
                             for alarm.

                             PILOT
                             Yes, well, I wouldn't have been
                             too concerned about it, except
                             I've heard these stories about the
                             epidemic and, as a matter of fact,
                             I've heard that ten people have
                             died already.

12/14/65                                                   b40 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B24
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             I wish I could be more helpful,
                             Captain, but as I've said, I don't
                             think there's any cause for
                             alarm.

                             PILOT
                             Well, fine. Thanks very much,
                             anyway, and I hope you don't
                             mind me asking?

                             FLOYD
                             No, of course, Captain, I can
                             understand your concern.

                             PILOT
                             Well, thank you very much, and
                             please let us know if there is
                             anything we can do to make your
                             trip more comfortable.

12/14/65                                                   b40a 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B25
ARIES-IB CLOSER TO MOON

10/4/65                                                    b41      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B26
FLOYD GOES TO ARIES-IB
WASHROOM AND LOOKS AT
THE VERY LONG LIST OF
COMPLICATED INSTRUCTIONS

10/4/65                                                    b42 
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B27
ARIES-IB CLOSER TO MOON

DISSOLVE:

10/4/65                                                    b43 
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B28
FLOYD VISITING ARIES-IB
COCKPIT. WEIGHTLESS
TRICK ENTRANCE.

10/4/65                                                    b44      
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B29
ARIES-IB ORBITING MOON.

                             NARRATOR
                             The laws of Earthly aesthetics did
                             not apply here, this world had been
                             shaped and molded by other than
                             terrestrial forces, operating over
                             aeons of time unknown to the young,
                             verdant Earth, with its fleeting
                             Ice-Ages, its swiftly rising and
                             falling seas, its mountain ranges
                             dissolving like mists before the
                             dawn. Here was age inconceivable
                             - but not death, for the Moon had
                             never lived until now.

10/4/65                                                    b45 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B30
ARIES-IB COCKPIT - THE
CREW AND DOCKING
CONTROL PEOPLE ON THE
MOON GO THROUGH THEIR
DOCKING ROUTINE. THIS
HAS THE RITUALISTIC TONE
AND CADENCE OF PRESENT-
DAY JET LANDING
PROCEDURE. WE ONLY HEAR
DOCKING CONTROL.

10/4/65                                                    b46 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B31
ARIES-IB DECENDING.
SEE AIR VIEW OF BASE.

                             NARRATOR
                             The Base at Clavius was the first
                             American Lunar Settlement that
                             could, in an emergency, be
                             entirely self-supporting.

                             NARRATOR
                             Water and all the necessities of
                             life for its eleven hundred men,
                             women and children were produced
                             from the Lunar rocks, after they
                             had been crushed, heated and
                             chemically processed.

10/4/65                                                    b47 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B32
A GROUND BUS NUZZLES UP
TO COUPLING SECTION OF
ARIES-IB

10/4/65                                                    b48      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B33
INSIDE GREAT AIRLOCK
ENTRANCE. GROUND BUS
PULLS IN. GIANT DOORS
CLOSE BEHIND IT.

10/4/65                                                    b49      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B34
INSIDE SECOND AIRLOCK.
DOORS OPEN AFTER OUT-
SIDE SECTION DOORS ARE
CLOSED. GROUND BUS
PULLS IN. DOORS CLOSE
BEHIND IT. SEE PEOPLE
WAITING IN GLASSED-IN
SECTION WAITING FOR
SECOND AIRLOCK DOORS
TO CLOSE.

10/4/65                                                    b50 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B35
LOW GRAVITY
GYMNASIUM TRICK
WITH CHILDREN.

                             NARRATOR
                             One of the attractions of life on the
                             Moon was undoubtedly the low
                             gravity which produced a sense
                             of general well-being.

10/4/65                                                    b51 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B36
CHILDREN IN SCHOOL.
TEACHER SHOWING THEM
VIEWS OF EARTH AND MAP
OF EARTH.

                             NARRATOR
                             The personnel of the Base and their
                             children were the forerunners of new
                             nations, new cultures that would
                             ultimately spread out across the
                             solar system. They no longer
                             thought of Earth as home. The
                             time was fast approaching when
                             Earth, like all mothers, must say
                             farewell to her children.

DISSOLVE:

10/5/65                                                    b52 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B37
LARGE CENTRAL
RECEPTION AREA. DOORS
BRANCHING OFF TO DIFF-
RENT MAIN HALLS. SMALL
POND WITH PLASTIC WHITE
SWAN AND A BIT OF GRASS.
A FEW BENCHES WITH THREE
WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN
HAVING OUTING.

FLOYD AND WELCOMING
PARTY WALK THROUGH
AFTER EXITING ELEVATOR.
HALVERSON, MICHAELS
AND FIVE OTHERS.

                             FLOYD
                             (voice echoing)  I must congratulate
                             you Halvorsen. you've done wonder-
                             ful things with the decor since the
                             last time I was here.

                             HALVORSEN
                             (voice echoing)  Well... thank you,
                             Dr. Floyd. We try to make the
                             environment as earthlike as possible.

DISSOLVE:

10/5/65                                                    b53 
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B38
LOW CEILING CONFERENCE
ROOM, "U" SHAPED TABLE
FACING THREE PROJECTION
SCREENS. SEATED AROUND
THE TABLE ARE TWENTY
SENIOR BASE PERSONNEL.

                             HALVORSEN
                             Ladies and gentlemen, I should
                             like to introduce Dr. Heywood
                             Floyd, a distinguished member
                             of the National Council of
                             Astronautics. He has just
                             completed a special flight here
                             from Earth to be with us, and
                             before the briefing he would
                             like to say a few words. Dr.
                             Floyd.

POLITE APPLAUSE. FLOYD
WALKS TO FRONT OF ROOM.

                             FLOYD
                             First of all, I bring a personal
                             message from Dr. Howell, who
                             has asked me to convey his
                             deepest appreciation to all of
                             you for the personal sacrifices
                             you have made, and of course
                             his congratulations on your
                             discovery which may well prove
                             to be among the most significant
                             in the history of science.

POLITE APPLAUSE.

11/25/65                                                   b54 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B38
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD (cont'd)
                             Mr. Halvorsen has made known
                             to me some of the conflicting
                             views held by many of you
                             regarding the need for complete
                             security in this matter, and
                             more specifically your strong
                             opposition to the cover story
                             created to give the impression
                             there is an epidemic at the Base.
                             I understand that beyond it being
                             a matter of principle, many of
                             you are troubled by the concern
                             and anxiety this story of an
                             epidemic might cause your
                             relatives and friends on Earth.

                             I can understand and sympathize
                             with your negative views. I have
                             been personally embarrassed by
                             this cover story. But I fully
                             accept the need for absolute
                             secrecy and I hope you will.

                             It should not be difficult for all
                             of you to realise the potential for
                             cutural shock and social
                             disorientation contained in the
                             present situation if the facts
                             were prematurely and suddenly
                             made public without adequate
                             preparation and conditioning.

11/25/65                                                   b55 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B38
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             This is the view of the Council
                             and the purpose of my visit here
                             is to gather addition facts and
                             opinions on the situation and to
                             prepare a report to the Council
                             recommending when and how the
                             news should eventually be
                             announced. Are there any
                             questions?

                             MICHAELS
                             Dr. Floyd, how long do you think
                             this can be kept under wraps?

                             FLOYD
                             (pleasantly)
                             I'm afraid it can and it will be
                             kept under wraps as long as it
                             is deemed to be necessary by
                             the Council. And of course you
                             know that the Council has requested
                             that formal security oaths are to
                             be obtained in writing from every-
                             one who had any knowledge of this
                             event. There must be adequate
                             time for a full study to be made
                             of the situation before any con-
                             sideration can be given to
                             making a public announcement.

11/25/65                                                   b56 
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B38
CONTINUED

                             HALVORSEN
                             We will, of course, cooperate
                             in any way possible, Dr. Floyd.

11/25/65                                                   b56a 
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B39
SEVERAL SCENIC VIEWS OF
MOON ROCKET BUS SKIMMING
OVER SURFACE OF MOON.

10/5/65                                                    b57 
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B40
INSIDE ROCKET BUS,
FLOYD, HALVORSEN,
MICHAELS, FOURTH
MAN, PILOT AND
CO-PILOT. ALL IN
SPACE SUITS MINUS
HELMETS.

FLOYD IS SLOWELY
LOOKING THROUGH
SOME PHOTOGRAPHS
AND MAGNETIC
MAPS OF THE AREA.

HE LOOKS OUT OF
THE WINDOW,
THOUGHTFULLY.

11/25/65                                                   b58 
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B40
CONTINUED

THE PHOTOGRAPHES
ARE TAKEN FROM A
SATELLITE OF THE
MOON'S SURFACE
AND HAVE NUMBERED
OPTICAL GRID
BORDERS, LIKE
RECENT MARS
PHOTOS.

A FEW SEATS
AWAY, MICHAELS
AND HALVORSEN
CARRY OUT A VERY
BANAL ADMINISTRATIVE
CONVERSATION IN LOW
TONES. IT SHOULD
REVOLVE AROUND
SOMETHING UTTERLY
IRRELEVANT TO THE
PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES
AND VERY MUCH LIKE
THE KIND OF DISCUSSION
ONE HEARS ALL THE
TIME IN OTHER
ORGANIZATIONS.

DISSOLVE:

11/25/65                                                   b59
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B41
TMA-1 EXCAVATION.
AIR VIEW. ROCKET
BUS DESCENDING.

THERE ARE NO LIGHTS
ON THE ACTUAL EXCA-
VATION, ONLY THE
LANDING STRIP AND
THE MONITOR DOME.

12/14/65                                                   b60
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B42
LONG SHOT MONITOR DOMES
WITH A BIT OF EXCAVATION
IN SHOT. SIX SMALL FIGURES
IN SPACE SUITS SLOWLY WALK
TOWARD EXCAVATION.

10/5/65                                                    b61      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B43
THE PARTY STOPS
AT TOP OF TMA-1
EXCAVATION.

A SMALL CONTROL
PANEL MOUNTED AT
THE HEAD OF THE
RAMP. MICHAELS
THROWS A SWITCH
AND THE EXCAVATION 
IS SUDDENLY ILLUMINATED.

                             HALVORSEN
                             Well, there it is.

                             FLOYD
                             Can we go down there closer to
                             it?

                             HALVORSEN
                             Certainly.

12/14/65                                                   b62      
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B44
THEY START DOWN
WORKING RAMP

                             FLOYD
                             Does your geology on it still
                             check out?

                             MICHAELS
                             Yes, it does. The sub-surface
                             structure shows that it was
                             deliberately buried about four
                             million years ago.

                             FLOYD
                             How can you tell it was
                             deliberately buried?

                             MICHAELS
                             By the deformation between
                             the mother rock and the fill.

                             FLOYD
                             Any clue as to what it is?

                             MICHAELS
                             Not really. It's completely
                             inert. No sound or energy
                             sources have been detected.
                             The surface is made of
                             something incredibly hard
                             and we've been barely able
                             to scratch it. A laser drill

11/25/65                                                   b63 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B44
CONTINUED

                             MICHAELS
                             might do something, but we
                             don't want to be too rough until
                             we know a little more.

                             FLOYD
                             But you don't have any idea as
                             to what it is?

                             MICHAELS
                             Tomb, shine, survey-marker
                             spare part, take your choice.

                             HALVORSEN
                             The only thing about it that we are
                             sure of is that it is the first direct
                             evidence of intelligent life beyond
                             the Earth.

SILENT APPRECIATION

                             HALVORSEN
                             Four million years ago, something,
                             presumably from the stars, must
                             have swept through the solar
                             system and left this behind.

11/25/65                                                   b64 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B44
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             Was it abandoned, forgotten, left
                             for a purpose?

                             HALVORSEN
                             I suppose we'll never know.

                             MICHAELS
                             The moon would have made an
                             excellent base camp for
                             preliminary Earth surveys.

SOME MORE SILENCE

                             FLOYD
                             Any ideas about the colour?

                             MICHAELS
                             Well, not really. At first glance,
                             black would suggest something
                             sun-powered, but then why would
                             anyone deliberately bury a sun-
                             powered device?

                             FLOYD
                             Has it been exposed to any sun
                             before now?

                             MICHAELS
                             I don't think it has, but I'd
                             like to check that. Simpson,
                             what's the log on that?

11/25/65                                                   b65 
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B45
INSIDE MONITOR DOME
WE SEE A NUMBER OF
TELEVISION DISPLAYS
INCLUDING SEVERAL TV
VIEWS OF FLOYD AND
COMPANY IN THE
EXCAVATION.

                             SIMPSON
                             The first surface was exposed at
                             0843 on the 12th April... Let me
                             see... that would have been
                             forty-five minutes after Lunar
                             sun-set. I see here that
                             special lighting equipment had
                             to be brought up before any
                             futher work could be done.

11/25/65                                                   b66 
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B46
TMA-1 EXCAVATION

                             MICHAELS
                             Thank you.

                             FLOYD
                             And so this is the first sun that
                             it's had in four million years.

                             PHOTOGRAPHER
                             Excuse me, gentlemen, if you'd
                             all line up on this side of the
                             walkway we'd like to take a few
                             photographes. Dr. Floyd, would
                             you thand in the middle... Dr.
                             Michaels on that side, Mr.
                             Halvorsen on the other....
                             thank you.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER
QUICKLY MAKES SOME
EXPOSURES

                             PHOTOGRAPHER
                             Thank you very much gentlemen,
                             I'll have the base photo section
                             send you copies.

AS THE MEN SLOWLY
SEPERATE FROM THEIR
PICTURE POSE, THERE
IS A PIERCINGLY POWERFUL
SERIES OF FIVE ELECTRONIC
SHRIEKS, EACH LIKE A
HIDEOUSLY OVER-LOADED
AND DISTORTED TIME SIGNAL.
FLOYD INVOLUNTARILY TRIES
TO BLOCK HIS EARS WITH HIS
SPACESUITED HANDS. THEN
COMES MERCIFUL SILENCE.

11/25/65                                                   b67 
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B47
VARIOUS SHOTS OF
SPACE MONITORS,
ASTEROIDS, THE SUN,
PLUTO, MARS.

                             NARRATOR
                             A hundred million miles beyond
                             Mars, in the cold lonliness
                             where no man had yet travelled,
                             Deep-Space-Monitor-79 drifts
                             slowly among the tangled orbits
                             of the asteroids.

                             NARRATOR
                             Radiation detectors noted and
                             analyzed incoming cosmic rays
                             from the galaxy and points beyond;
                             neutron and x-ray telescopes
                             kept watch on strange stars that
                             no human eye would eever see;
                             magnetometers observed the
                             gusts and hurricanes of the solar
                             winds, as the sun breathed million
                             mile-an-hour blasts of plasma
                             into the faces of its circling
                             children.

                             NARRATOR
                             All these things and many others
                             were patiently noted by Deep-
                             Space-Monitor-79, and recorded
                             in its crystalline memory.

11/25/65                                                   b68 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
B47
CONTINUED

                             NARRATOR
                             But now it had noted something
                             strange - the faint yet
                             unmistakable distrubance rippling
                             across the solar system, and
                             quite unlike any natural phenomena
                             it had ever observed in the past.

                             NARRATOR
                             It was also observed by Orbiter
                             M-15, circling Mars twice a
                             day; and High Inclination Probe-
                             21, climbing slowly above the
                             planet of the ecliptic; and even
                             artificial Comet-5, heading out
                             into the cold wastes beyond
                             Pluto, along an orbit whose
                             far point it would not reach for
                             a thousand years.

                             NARRATOR
                             All noticed the peculiar burst of
                             energy that leaped from the face
                             of the Moon and moved across
                             the solar system, throwing off a
                             spray of radiation like the wake of
                             a racing speedboat.

11/25/65                                                   b69 
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B SECTION TIMING

B1-1f     00.50               B25     00.10  
B2        00.10               B26     00.20
B3        00.15               B27     00.05
B4        00.15               B28     Out
B5        00.20               B29     00.30
B6        00.15               B30     00.30
B7        00.10               B31     00.25
B8        00.15               B32     00.20
B9        00.10               B33     00.20
B10       00.10               B34     00.30
B11       00.15               B35     00.20
B12       00.50               B36     00.20
B13       01.10               B37     00.30
B14       00.35               B38     02.15
B15       Out                 B39     00.20
B16       Out                 B40     00.50
B17       01.15               B41     00.15
B18       00.15               B42     00.10
B19       01.00               B43     00.15
B20       03.55               B44     01.40
B21       00.20               B45     00.20
B21A      00.20               B46     00.40
B21B      00.15               B47     01.25
B22       01.00
B23       00.10
B24       01.30

B SECTION TOTAL:  28 MIN. 10 SECS.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
TITLE

                             PART III
                             14 MONTHS LATER

                                                           b69a
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C1
DISCOVERY 1,000,000
MILES FROM EARTH.
SEE EARTH AND MOON
SMALL.

WE SEE A BLINDING
FLASH EVERY 5
SECONDS FROM ITS
NUCLEAR PULSE
PROPULSION. IT
STRIKES AGAINST
THE SHIP'S THICK
ABLATIVE TAIL
PLATE.

SEVERAL CUTS OF
THIS.

11/19/65                                                   c1 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C2
ANOTHER CLOSER
VIEW OF DISCOVERY.
SEE BOWMAN THROUGH
COMMAND MODULE
WINDOW.

11/19/65                                                   c2 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3
BOWMAN INSIDE
DISCOVERY COMMAND
MODULE. HE IS
LOOKING FOR
SOMETHING.

COMPUTER READOUT
DISPLAY SHOWING AN
EVER-SHIFTING
ASSORTMENT OF
COLOR-CODED LINEAR
PROJECTIONS.

WE SEE POOLE IN
BACKGROUND IN
COMPUTER BRAIN
CENTRE AREA.
AFTER A FEW
SECONDS HE EXITS.

THE ELAPSED
MISSION TIMER
READS "DAY 003,
HOUR 14, MINUTE
32, SECOND 10."

11/19/65                                                   c3 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C4
BOWMAN EXITS TO
ACCESS-LINK AIRLOCK.
BRIGHT COLOR-CODED
DOORS LEAD TO
CENTRIFUGE AND POD
BAY. LARGE ILLUMUN-
ATED PRINTED WARNINGS
AND INSTRUCTIONS
GOVERNING LINK
OPERATIONS ARE SEEN.

HE PRESSES NECESSARY
BUTTONS TO OPERATE
AIRLOCK DOOR TO
POD BAY.

11/19/65                                                   c4 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C5
BOWMAN ENTERS POD
BAY AND CONTINUES
HIS SEARCH. SUDDENLY
HE FINDS IT - HIS
ELECTRONIC NEWSPAD.

HE EXITS POD BAY.

11/19/65                                                   c5 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C6
IN THE AIRLOCK-
LINK BOWMAN
OPERATES BUTTONS
TO OPEN DOOR
MARKED "CENTRIFUGE".

11/19/65                                                   c6      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C7
INSIDE THE
CENTRIFUGE HUB
BOWMAN MOVES TO
THE

ENTRY PORT
CONTROL PANEL

                             BOWMAN
                             Hi. Frank... coming in, please.

                             POOLE
                             Right. Just a sec.

                             BOWMAN
                             Okay. (pause)

                             POOLE
                             Okay, come on down.

WE SEE THE
ROTATING HUB
COLLAR AT THE
END. BEHIND IT
WE SEE

11/19/65                                                   c7 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C8
THE CENTRIFUGE
TV-DISPLAY SHOWING
SLEEPERS AND POOLE
SLOWLY ROTATING BY.

POOLE SECURES SOME
LOOSE GEAR.

POOLE LOOKS UP TO
TV MONITOR LENS
AND WAVES.

11/19/65                                                   c8 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C9
BOWMAN AT PANEL.
STOPS ROTATION
AND MOVES TO
ENTRY PORT.

WHEN ROTATION
STOPS WE SEE A SIGN
LIGHTS UP "WEIGHTLESS
CONDITION".

AS BOWMAN DISAPPEARS
DOWN ENTRY PORT WE
SEE HIM ON

TV-MONITOR, DESCENDING
LADDER. AT THE BASE
OF THE LADDER HE KEYS
THE CENTRIFUGE
OPERATION PANEL.
WE SEE TV-PICTURE
START TO ROTATE
AGAIN. "WEIGHTLESS
CONDITION" SIGN GOES
OUT.

11/19/65                                                   c9 
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C10
INSIDE CENTRIFUGE
BOWMAN MAKES 180 DEGREE
WALK TO POOLE.
ON WAY HE PASSES
THE SLEEPERS.

WE GET A GOOD
LOOK AT THE THREE
MEN IN THEIR
HIBERNACULUMS.

POOLE IS SEATED
AT A TABLE READING
HIS ELECTRONIC
NEWSPAD.

                             BOWMAN
                             (softly) Hi... How's it
                             going?

                             POOLE
                             (absent but friendly)  Great.

BOWMAN OPERATES
ARTIFICIAL FOOD
UNIT, TAKES HIS TRAY
AND SITS DOWN. KEYS
ON HIS ELECTRONIC
NEWSPAD AND BEGINS
TO EAT. BOTH MEN
EAT IN A FRIENDLY
AND RELAXED SILENCE.

11/19/65                                                   c10 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C11
DISCOVERY IN SPACE,
STILL NUCLEAR
PULSING. EARTH
AND MOON CAN BE
SEEN IN BACKGROUND.

DISSOLVE:

11/19/65                                                   c11 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C12
POOLE IS FINISHED.

BOWMAN IS STILL
READING AND
WORKING ON HIS
DESSERT.

                             POOLE
                             Dave, if you've a minute, I'd like
                             your advice on something.

                             BOWMAN
                             Sure, what is it?

                             POOLE
                             Well, it's nothing really important,
                             but it's annoying.

                             BOWMAN
                             What's up?

                             POOLE
                             It's about my salary cheques.

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes?

                             POOLE
                             Well I got the papers on my
                             official up-grading to AGS-19
                             two weeks before we left.

12/14/65                                                   c12 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C12
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes, I remember you mentioning it.
                             I got mine about the same time.

                             POOLE
                             That's right. Well, naturally,
                             I didn't say anything to Payroll.
                             I assumed they'd start paying me
                             at the higher grade on the next pay
                             cheque. But it's been almost
                             three weeks now and I'm still
                             being paid as an AGS-18.

                             BOWMAN
                             Interesting that you mention it,
                             because I've got the same problem.

                             POOLE
                             Really.

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes.

                             POOLE
                             Yesterday, I finally called the
                             Accounting Office at Mission
                             Control, and all they could tell me
                             was that they'd received the AGS-19
                             notification for the other three but
                             not mine, and apparently not yours
                             either.

12/14/65                                                   c13 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C12
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Did they have any explanation for
                             this?

                             POOLE
                             Not really. They just said it might
                             be because we trained at Houston and
                             they trained in Marshall, and that
                             we're being charged against differ-
                             ent accounting offices.

                             BOWMAN
                             It's possible.

                             POOLE
                             Well, what do you think we ought
                             to do about it?

                             BOWMAN
                             I don't think we should make any
                             fuss about it yet. I'm sure they'll
                             straighten it out.

                             POOLE
                             I must say, I never did understand
                             why they split us into two groups
                             for training.

                             BOWMAN
                             No. I never did, either.

12/14/65                                                   c14 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C12
CONTINUED

                             POOLE
                             We spent so little time with them,
                             I have trouble keeping their names
                             straight.

                             BOWMAN
                             I suppose the idea was specialized
                             training.

                             POOLE
                             I suppose so. Though, of course,
                             there's a more sinister explanation.

                             BOWMAN
                             Oh?

                             POOLE
                             Yes. You must have heard the
                             rumour that went around during
                             orbital check-out.

                             BOWMAN
                             No, as a matter of fact, I didn't.

                             POOLE
                             Oh, well, apparently there's
                             something about the mission that
                             the sleeping beauties know that
                             we don't know, and that's why we
                             were trained separately and
                             that's why they were put to sleep
                             before they were even taken aboard.

12/14/65                                                   c15 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C12
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, what is it?

                             POOLE
                             I don't know. All I heard is that
                             there's something about the
                             mission we weren't told.

                             BOWMAN
                             That seems very unlikely.

                             POOLE 
                             Yes, I thought so.

                             BOWMAN
                             Of course, it would be very easy
                             for us to find out now.

                             POOLE
                             How?

                             BOWMAN
                             Just ask Hal. It's conceivable
                             they might keep something from
                             us, but they'd never keep anything
                             from Hal.

                             POOLE
                             That's true.

12/14/65                                                   c15a 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C12                                 
CONINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             (sighs)  Well... it's silly, but...
                             if you want to, why don't you?

POOLE WALKS TO THE
HAL 9000 COMPUTER

                             POOLE
                             Hal... Dave and I believe that
                             there's something about the
                             mission that we weren't told.
                             Something that the rest of the
                             crew know and that you know.
                             We'd like to know whether this
                             is true.

                             HAL
                             I'm sorry, Frank, but I don't
                             think I can answer that question
                             without knowing everything that
                             all of you know.

                             BOWMAN
                             He's got a point.

                             POOLE
                             Okay, then how do we re-phrase
                             the question?

12/14/65                                                   c15c       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C12 
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Still, you really don't believe it,
                             do you?

                             POOLE
                             Not really. Though, it is strange
                             when you think about it. It didn't
                             really make any sense to keep
                             us apart during training.

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes, but it's to fantastic to think
                             that they'd keep something from us.

                             POOLE
                             I know. It would be almost
                             inconceivable.

                             BOWMAN
                             But not completely inconceivable?

                             POOLE
                             I suppose it isn't logically impossible.

                             BOWMAN
                             I guess it isn't.

                             POOLE
                             Still, all we have to do is ask Hal.

12/14/65                                                   c15b
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C12
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, the only important aspect of
                             the mission are: where are we
                             going, what will we do when we
                             get there, when are we coming
                             back, and... why are we going?

                             POOLE
                             Right. Hal, tell me whether the
                             following statements are true or
                             false.

                             HAL
                             I will if I can, Frank.

                             POOLE
                             Our Mission Profile calls for
                             Discovery going to Saturn.
                             True or false?

                             HAL
                             True.

                             POOLE
                             Our transit time is 257 days. Is
                             that true?

                             HAL
                             That's true.

12/14/65                                                   c15d
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C12
CONTINUED

                             POOLE
                             At the end of a hundred days of
                             exploration, we will all go into 
                             hibernation. Is this true?

                             HAL
                             That's true.

                             POOLE
                             Approximately five years after we
                             go into hibernation, the recovery
                             vehicle will make rendezous with
                             us and bring us back. Is this true?

                             HAL
                             That's true

                             POOLE
                             There is no other purpose for this
                             mission than to carry out a
                             continuation of the space program,
                             and to further our general
                             knowledge of the planets. Is that
                             true?

                             HAL
                             That's true.

                             POOLE
                             Thank you very much, Hal.

12/14/65                                                   c15e
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C12
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             I hope I've been able to be of
                             some help.

BOTH MEN LOOK AT
EACH OTHER RATHER
SHEEPISHLY.

12/14/65                                                   c15f
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C13

DISCOVERY IN SPACE.
PULSING ALONG.
EARTH AND MOON.

11/19/65                                                   c16
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C17

DOCUMENTARY SEQUENCE
ILLUSTRATING THE
FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES.

SPLIT SCREEN TECHNIQUE
AND SUPERIMPOSED CLOCK
TO GIVE SENSE OF
SIMULTANEOUS ACTION AND
THE FEELING OF A TYPICAL
DAY.

IN THE COURSE OF THESE
ACTIVITIES WE SHALL SEE
THE COMPUTER USED IN
ALL OF ITS FUNCTIONS.

                             NARRATOR
                             Bowman and Poole settled down
                             to the peaeful monotony of the
                             voyage, and the next three months
                             passed without incident.

11/24/65                                                   c42
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C17
CONTINUED

BOWMAN                       TIME                     POOLE

a1                                          b1
TV NEWS - MORNING            0800                     WAKES UP

a2                                          b2
BEDTIME SNACK                0900                     BREAKFAST

a3                                          b3
TO SLEEP WITH                1000                     GYMNASIUM
INSTANT ELECTRO-
NARCOSIS AND EAR
PLUGS.

a4                                          b4
SLEEP                        1100                     SHIP INSPECTION

a5                                          b5
SLEEP                        1200                     HOUSEHOLD DUTIES

a6                                          b6
SLEEP                        1300                     LUNCH

11/24/65                                                   c43
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C17
CONTINUED

BOWMAN                       TIME                     POOLE

a7                                          b7
SLEEP                        1400                     EXPERIMENTS AND
                                            ASTRONOMY

a8                                          b8
SLEEP                        1500                     EXPERIMENTS AND
                                            ASTRONOMY

a9                                          b9
SLEEP                        1600                     RECREATION

a10                                         b10
SLEEP                        1700                     RECREATION

a11                                         b11
WAKES UP                     1800                     GYMNASIUM

a12                                         b12
BREAKFAST                    1900                     DINNER

11/24/65                                                   c44
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C17
CONTINUED

BOWMAN                       TIME                     POOLE

a13                                         b13
GYMNASIUM                    2000                     TV NEWS - EVENING
                                            PAPERS

a14                                         b14
MISSION CONTROL              2100                     MISSION CONTROL
REPORT                                      REPORT

a15                                         b15
FAMILY AND SOCIAL            2200                     FAMILY AND SOCIAL
TV CHAT                                     TV CHAT

a16                                         b16
FILMS                        2300                     FILMS

a17                                         b17
LUNCH                        2400                     BEDTIME SNACK

a18                                         b18
INSPECTION                   0100                     INSTANT ELECTRO-
                                            NARCOSIS SLEEP

11/24/65                                                   c45
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C17
CONTINUED

BOWMAN                       TIME                     POOLE

a19                                         b19
EXPERIMENTS AND              0200                     SLEEP
ASTRONOMY

a20                                         b20
EXPERIMENTS AND              0300                     SLEEP

a21                                         b21
RECREATION                   0400                     SLEEP

a22                                         b22
HOUSEHOLD DUTIES             0500                     SLEEP

a23                                         b23
GYMNASIUM                    0600                     SLEEP

a24                                         b24
DINNER                       0700                     SLEEP

11/24/65                                    c46
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C18
DISCOVERY IN SPACE

11/24/65                                                   c47
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C19
CENTRIFUGE

BOWMAN SITTING AT
PERSONAL COMMUNI-
CATION PANEL. POOLE
STANDING NEARBY.

BOWMAN'S PARENTS
ARE SEEN ON THE VISION
SCREEN. MOTHER, FATHER
AND YOUNGER SISTER.

THEY ARE ALL SINGING
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY". THE
PARENTS, POOLE AND HAL.

THE SONG ENDS.

                             FATHER
                             Well, David there is a man telling
                             us that we've used up our time.

                             MOTHER
                             David... again we want to wish
                             you a happy Birthday and God speed.
                             We'll talk to you again tomorrow.
                             'Bye, 'bye now.

CHORUS OF
"GOODBYES".

12/13/65                                                   c48
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C19
CONTINUED

VISION SCREEN GOES
BLANK

                             HAL
                             Sorry to interrupt the festivities,
                             Dave, but I think we've got a 
                             problem.

                             BOWMAN
                             What is it, Hal?

                             HAL
                             MY F.P.C. shows an impending
                             failure of the antenna orientation
                             unit.

C20
TV DISPLAYS DIAGRAM
OF SKELETONISED
PICTURE OF SHIP.

12/13/65                                                   C49
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C21
PICTURE CHANGES TO
CLOSER SECTIONALISED
VIEW OF SHIP.

C22
PICTURE CHANGES TO
ACTUAL COMPONENT
IN COLOUR RELIEF AND
ITS WAREHOUSE NUMBER

                             HAL
                             The A.O. unit should be replaced
                             within the next seventy-two hours.

                             BOWMAN
                             Right. Let me see the antenna
                             alignment display, please.

C23
TV DISPLAY OF EARTH
VERY SMALL IN CROSS-
HAIRS OF A GRID PICTURE.

12/13/65                                                   c50
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C24
CUT TO EXTERIOR VIEW
OF THE BIG DISH ANTENNA
AND EARTH ALIGNMENT
TELESCOPE.

C25
CENTRIFUGE

                             HAL
                             The unit is still operational, Dave.
                             but it will fail within seventy-two
                             hours.

                             BOWMAN
                             I understand Hal. We'll take care
                             of it. Please, let me have the hard
                             copy.

XEROXED DIAGRAMS
COME OUT OF A SLOT.

                             POOLE
                             Strange that the A.O. unit should
                             go so quickly.

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, I suppose it's lucky that
                             that's the only trouble we've had
                             so far.

12/13/65                                                   c50a
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C26
DISCOVERY IN SPACE.
NOT PLANETS VISIBLE.

SHOTS OF ANTENNA.

(NARRARTION TO
EXPLAIN TENOUS
AND ESSENTIAL LINK
TO EARTH. ALSO,
WHAT TRACKING 
TELESCOPE DOES.)

12/13/65                                                   c51
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C27
CENTRIFUGE

WE SEE BOWMAN AND
POOLE GO TO A CUPBOARD
LABELLED IN PAPER TAPE,
"RANDOM DECISION
MAKER."

THEY REMOVED A SILVER
DOLLAR IN A PROTECTIVE
CASE.

POOLE FLIPS THE COIN.
BOWMAN CALLS "HEAD."

IT IS TAILS. POOLE
WINS.

POOLE LOOKS PLEASED.

12/13/65                                                   c52
                                                 (c53 DELETED)
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C28
DISCOVERY IN SPACE

11/24/65                                                   c54
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C29
POD BAY. POOLE
IN SPACE SUIT DOING
PRELIMINARY CHECK
OUT.

C30
COMMAND MODULE.
BOWMAN AT FLIGHT
CONTROL. SEE TV
PICTURE OF POOLE
IN POD BAY.

C31
HAL'S POD BAY
CONSOLE WITH EYE.

C32
POOLE GOES TO POD
BAY WAREHOUSE
SECTION AND OBTAINS
COMPONENT. HE
CARRIES IT BACK TO
THE POD AND PLACES
IT IN FRONT OF THE
FLOOR.

                             POOLE
                             Hal, have pod arms secure the
                             component.

                             HAL
                             Roger.

12/13/65                                                   c55
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C32
CONTINUED

SEE POD ARMS
SECURE COMPONENT.

                             POOLE
                             Hal, please rotate Pod Number
                             Two.

SEE THE CENTRE POD
ROTATE TO FACE THE
POD BAY DOORS.

POOLE ENTERS POD.

INSIDE POD, HE DOES
INITIAL PRE-FLIGHT
CHECK, TRIES BUTTONS
AND CONTROLS.

                             POOLE
                             How do you read me, Dave?

12/13/65                                                   c56
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C33
BOWMAN IN COMMAND
MODULE.

                             BOWMAN
                             Five by five, Frank.

C34
INSIDE POD.

                             POOLE
                             How do you read me, Hal?

                             HAL
                             Five by five, Frank.

                             POOLE
                             Hal, I'm going out now to replace
                             the A.O. unit.

                             HAL
                             I understand.

                             POOLE
                             Hal, maintain normal E.V.A.
                             condition.

                             HAL
                             Roger.

                             POOLE
                             Hal, check all airlock doors secure.

12/13/65                                                   c57
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C34
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             All airlock doors are secure.

                             POOLE
                             Decompress Pod Bay.

SEE BIG POD BAY AIR
PUMPS AT WORK.

                             HAL
                             Pod Bay is decompressed. All
                             doors are secure. You are free
                             to open pod bay doors.

                             POOLE
                             Opening pod bay doors.

INSIDE POD, POOLE
KEYS OPEN POD BAY
DOORS.

12/13/65                                                   c58
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C34
CONTINUED

POD SLOWLY EDGES
OUT OF POD BAY.

C35
POOLE MANOEUVRES
THE POD CAREFULLY
AWAY FROM DISCOVERY.

C36
INSIDE COMMAND 
MODULE, BOWMAN
CAN SEE TINY POD
MANOEUVRING
DIRECTLY IN FRONT.

C37
POOLE SEE BOWMAN
IN COMMAND MODULE
WINDOW.

C38
POD SLOWLY MANOEVRES
TO ANTENNA.

11/24/65                                                   c59
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C39
POD FASTENS ITSELF
MAGNETICALLY TO
SIDES OF DISCOVERY
AT BASE OF ANTENNA.

C40
SPECIAL MAGNETIC
PLATES GRIP
DISCOVERY SIDES.

C41
THE POD ARMS WORK
TO REMOVE THE FAULTY
COMPONENT.

C42
EASY FLIP-BOLTS OF
A SPECIAL DESIGN
FACILITATE JOB.

C43
INSIDE THE POD,
POOLE WORKS THE
ARMS BY SPECIAL
CONTROL.

11/24/65                                                   c60
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C44
IN COMMAND MODULE,
BOWMAN SEES INSERT
OF WORK TAKEN FROM
TV CAMERA POINT-OF-
VIEW IN POD HAND.

C45
HAL STANDS BY.

C46
POOLE SECURES THE
FAULTY PART IN ONE
HAND.

C47
THE NEW COMPONENT
IS FITTED INTO PLACE
BY THE OTHER THREE
HANDS ARE SNAPPED
CLOSED WITH THE
SPECIALLY DESIGNED
FLIP-BOLTS.

                             POOLE
                             Hal, please acknowledge
                             component correctly installed
                             and fully operational.

11/24/65                                                   c61
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C47
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             The component is correctly
                             installed and fully operational.

C48
THE POD FLOATS AWAY
FROM THE DISCOVERY BY
SHUTTING OFF THE
ELECTRO-MAGNETIC
PLATES.

C49
THE POD MANOEUVRES
AWAY FROM THE ANTENNA
AND OUT IN FRONT OF
DISCOVERY.

C50
BOWMAN SEE THE POD
THROUGH THE COMMAND
MODULE WINDOW.

C51
POOLE SEES BOWMAN
IN COMMAND MODULE
WINDOW.

11/24/65                                                   c62
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C52
POOLE CAREFULLY
MANOEUVRES TOWARD
THE POD DOORS.

C53
POD STOPS A HUNDRED 
FEET AWAY.

C54
POOLE KEYS AUTOMATIC
DOCKING ALIGNMENT
MODE.

C55
POOLE CHECKS AIRLOCK
SAFETY PROCEDURE WITH
HAL.

C56
HAL APPROVES ENTRY.

C57
POOLE ACTUATES POD
BAY DOORS OPEN.

11/24/65                                                   c63
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C58
SEE POD BAY DOORS
OPEN.

C59
POD CAREFULLY
MANOEUVRES ON
TO DOCKING ARM,
WHICH THEN DRAWS
POD INTO POD BAY.

DISSOLVE:

11/24/65                                                   c64
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C60
POD BAY

THE FAULTY A.O. UNIT
LIES ON A TESTING BENCH
CONNECTED TO ELECTRONIC
GEAR.

POOLE STANDS FOR
SOME TIME CHECKING HIS
RESULTS.

THERE SHOULD BE SOME
UNDERSTANDABLE DISPLAY,
WHICH INDICATES THE PART
IS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY,
EVEN UNDER ONE HUNDRED
PERCENT OVERLOAD.

CIRUIT CONTINUITY
PULSE SEQUENCER.

ENVIRONMENTAL VIBRATION.

VK INTEGRITY.

BOWMAN ENTERS

                             BOWMAN
                             How's it going?

                             POOLE
                             I don't know. I've checked this
                             damn thing four times now and
                             even under a hundred per cent
                                                   (cont'd)

12/13/65                                                   c65
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C60
CONT'D

                             POOLE (cont'd)
                             overload. there's no fault prediction
                             indicated.

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, that's something.

                             POOLE
                             Yes, I don't know what to make of it.

                             BOWMAN
                             I suppose computers have been known
                             to be wrong.

                             POOLE
                             Yes, but it's more likely that the
                             tolerances on our testing gear are
                             too low.

                             BOWMAN
                             Anyway, it's just as well that we
                             replace it. Better safe than
                             sorry.

12/13/65                                                   c65a
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C61
DISCOVERY IN SPACE

12/1/65                                                    c66
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C62
CENTRIFUGE

BOWMAN ASLEEP.
POOLE WATCHING
AN ASTEROID IN THE
TELESCOPE.

                             HAL
                             Hello, Frank, can I have a word with
                             you?

POOLE WALKS TO THE
COMPUTER.

                             POOLE
                             Yes, Hal, what's up?

                             HAL
                             It looks like we have another bad
                             A.O. unit. My FPC shows another
                             impending failure.

C63
WE SEE DISPLAY APPEAR
ON THE SCREEN SHOWING
SKELETONISED VERSION
OF SHIP, CUTTING TO
SECTIONALISED VIEW,
CUTTING TO CLOSE
VIEW OF THE PART.

12/13/65                                                   c67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C64
CENTRIFUGE
POOLE THINKS FOR
SEVERAL SECONDS.

                             POOLE
                             Gee, that's strange, Hal. We
                             checked the other unit and couldn't
                             find anything wrong with it.

                             HAL
                             I know you did, Frank, but I assure
                             you there was an impending failure.

                             POOLE
                             Let me see the tracking alignment
                             display.

C65
COMPUTER DISPLAYS
THE VIEW OF EARTH
IN THE CENTRE OF THE
GRID WITH CROSS-
HAIRS. THE EARTH IS
PERFECTLY CENTRED.

C66
CENTRIFUGE

                             POOLE
                             There's nothing wrong with it at
                             the moment.

12/13/65                                                   c68
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C66
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             No, it's working fine right now,
                             but it's going to go within seventy-
                             two hours.

                             POOLE
                             Do you have any idea of what is
                             causing this fault?

                             HAL
                             Not really, Frank. I think there
                             may be a flaw in the assembly
                             procedure.

                             POOLE
                             All right, Hal. We'll take care
                             of it. Let me have the hard copy,
                             please.

HARD COPY DETAILS
COME OUT OF SLOT.

12/13/65                                                   c69
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C67
DISCOVERY IN SPACE,
NO PLANETS VISIBLE.

12/1/65                                                    c70
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C68
CENTRIFUGE. BOWMAN
GETS OUT OF BED, WALKS
TO THE FOOD UNIT AND
DRAWS A HOT CUP OF
COFFEE. POOLE ENTERS.

                             POOLE
                             Good morning.

                             BOWMAN
                             Good morning. How's it going?

                             POOLE
                             Are you reasonably awake?

                             BOWMAN
                             Oh, I'm fine, I'm wide awake.
                             What's up?

                             POOLE
                             Well... Hal's reported the
                             AO-unit about to fail again.

                             BOWMAN
                             You're kidding.

                             POOLE
                             No.

12/13/65                                                   c71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C68
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             (softly) What the hell is going on?

                             POOLE
                             I don't know. Hal said he thought
                             it might be the assembly procedure.

                             BOWMAN
                             Two units in four days. How many
                             spares do we have?

                             POOLE
                             Two more.

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, I hope there's nothing wrong
                             with the assembly on those. Other-
                             wise we're out of business.

12/13/65                                                   c72

------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C69
IN POD BAY BOWMAN
OBTAINS ANOTHER
COMPONENT FROM
THE WAREHOUSE
GOES OUT IN THE
POD AND REPLACES
IT.

POOLE WORKS IN THE
COMMAND MODULE.

THIS WILL BE A 
CONDENSED VERSION
OF THE PREVIOUS
SCENE WITH DIFFERENT
ANGLES.

THE SETS WILL CONSIST
OF POD BAY, COMMAND
MODULE, POD INTERIOR.

12/1/65                                                    c74
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C70
POD BAY. BOWMAN
AND POOLE LEANING
OVER THE FAULTY
COMPONENT, AGAIN
WIRED TO TESTING
GEAR.

BOTH MEN STARE IN
PUZZLED SILENCE.

SEE DISPLAYS FLASH
EACH TESTING PARA-
METER.

                             BOWMAN
                             (after long silence) Well, as far as
                             I'm concerned, there isn't a damn
                             thing wrong with these units. I
                             think we've got a much more serious
                             problem.

                             POOLE
                             Hal?

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes.

12/14/65                                                   c75
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C71
DISCOVERY IN SPACE.

12/1/65                                                    c76
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C72
COMMUNICATIONS AREA.

                             MISSION CONTROL
                             I wouldn't worry too much about
                             the computer. First of all,
                             there is still a chance that he
                             is right, despite your tests,
                             and if it should happen again,
                             we suggest eliminating this
                             possibility by allowing the unit
                             to remain in place and seeing
                             whether or not it actually fails.

                             If the computer should turn out
                             to be wrong, the situation is
                             still not alarming. The type
                             of obsessional error he may be
                             guilty of is not unknown among
                             the latest generation of HAL
                             9000 computers.

                             It has almost always revolved
                             around a single detail, such as
                             the one you have described, and
                             it has never interfered with the
                             integrity or reliability of the
                             computer's performance in
                             other areas.

                             No one is certain of the cause
                             of this kind of malfunctioning.
                             It may be over-programming,
                                                     (con't)

12/1/65                                                    c77
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C72
CONTINUED

                             MISSION CONTROL (con't)
                             but it could also be any number
                             of reasons.

                             In any event, it is somewhat
                             analogous to human neurotic
                             behavior. Does this answer
                             your query?  Zero-five-three-
                             Zero, MC, transmission concluded.

12/1/65                                                    c78
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C73
DISCOVERY IN SPACE

                                                           c79
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C74
CENTRIFUGE.

BOWMAN SITS DOWN
AT THE COMPUTER.

PUTS UP CHESS
BOARD DISPLAY.

                             HAL
                             Hello, Dave. Shall we continue
                             the game?

                             BOWMAN 
                             Not now, Hal, I'd like to talk to
                             you about something.

                             HAL
                             Sure, Dave, what's up?

                             BOWMAN
                             You know that we checked the two
                             AO-units that you reported in
                             imminent failure condition?

                             HAL
                             Yes, I know.

                             BOWMAN
                             You probably also know that we
                             found them okay.

                             HAL
                             Yes, I know that. But I can
                             assure you that they were about
                             to fail.

12/14/65                                                   c80
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C74
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, that's just not the case, Hal.
                             They are perfectly all right. We
                             tested them under one hundred per
                             cent overload.

                             HAL
                             I'm not questioning your word, Dave,
                             but it's just not possible. I'm not
                             capable of being wrong.

                             BOWMAN
                             Hal, is there anything bothering
                             you?  Anything that might account
                             for this problem?

                             HAL
                             Look, Dave, I know that you're
                             sincere and that you're trying
                             to do a competent job, and that
                             you're trying to be helpful, but
                             I can assure the problem
                             is with the AO-units, and with
                             your test gear.

                             BOWMAN
                             Okay, Hal, well let's see the
                             way things go from here on.

12/14/65                                                   c81
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C74
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             I'm sorry you feel the way you do,
                             Dave. If you'd like to check my
                             service record, you'll see it's
                             completely without error.

                             BOWMAN
                             I know all about your service
                             record, Hal, but unfortunately
                             it doesn't prove that you're right
                             now.

                             Hal
                             Dave, I don't know how else to
                             put this, but it just happens to be
                             an unalterable fact that I am
                             incapable of being wrong.

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes, well I understand you view
                             on this now, Hal.

BOWMAN TURNS
TO GO.

12/14/65                                                   c82
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C74
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             You're not going to like this, Dave,
                             but I'm afraid it's just happened
                             again. My FPC predicts the
                             Ao-unit will go within forty-eight
                             hours.

C75
DELETED

C76
DELETED

12/14/65                                                   c83
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C77
DISCOVERY IN SPACE

12/1/65                                                    c84
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C78
CENTRIFUGE

BOWMAN KEYS FOR
TRANSMISSION.

                             BOWMAN
                             X-ray-delta-zero to MC, zero-
                             five-three-three. The computer
                             has just reported another
                             predicted failure off the AAC-
                             unit. As you suggested, we
                             are going to wait and see if it
                             fails, but we are quite sure
                             there is nothing wrong with
                             the unit.

                             If a reasonable waiting period
                             proves us to be correct, we
                             feel now that the computer
                             reliability has been seriously
                             impaired, and presents an
                             unacceptable risk pattern to
                             the mission.

                             We believe, under these
                             circumstances, it would be
                             advisable to disconnect the
                             computer from all ship
                             operations and continue the
                             mission under Earth-based
                             computer control.

12/1/65                                                    c85

------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C78
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN (con't)
                             We think the additional risk caused
                             by the ship-to-earth time lag is
                             preferable to having an unreliable
                             on-board computer.

SEE THE DISTANCE;
TO-EARTH TIMER.

                             BOWMAN (con't)
                             One-zero-five-zero, X-ray-delta-
                             one, transmission concluded.

                             POOLE
                             Well, they won't get that for half an
                             hour. How about some lunch?

DISSOLVE:

12/14/65                                                   c86
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C78a
CENTRIFUGE

BOWMAN AND POOLE
EATING.

DESSOLVE:

C79
BOWMAN AND POOLE
AT THE COMMUNICATIONS
AREA.

INCOMING COMMUNI-
CATION PROCEDURE.

                             MISSION CONTROL
                             X-ray-delta-one, acknowledging
                             your one-zero-five-zero. We
                             will initiate feasibility study
                             covering the transfer procedures
                             from on-board computer control
                             to Earth-based computer control.
                             This study should...

VISION AND PICTURE
FADE.

ALARM GOES OFF.

                             HAL
                             Condition yellow.

BOWMAN AND POOLE 
RUSH TO THE COMPUTER.

12/14/65                                                   c87
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C79
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             What's up?

                             HAL
                             I'm afraid the AO-unit has failed.

BOWMAN AND POOLE 
EXCHANGE LOOKS.

                             BOWMAN
                             Let me see the alignment display.

C80
THE ALIGNMENT DISPLAY
SHOWS THE EARTH HAS
DRIFTED OFF THE CENTRE
OF THE GRID.

C81
CENTRIFUGE.

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, I'll be damned.

                             POOLE
                             Hal was right all the time.

12/14/65                                                   c88
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C81
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             It seems that way.

                             HAL
                             Naturally, Dave, I'm not pleased
                             that the AO-unit has failed, but I
                             hope at least this has restored
                             your confidence in my integrity
                             and reliability. I certainly
                             wouldn't want to be disconnected,
                             even temporarily, as I have never
                             been disconnected in my entire
                             service history.

                             BOWMAN
                             I'm sorry about the misunderstanding,
                             Hal.

                             HAL
                             Well, don't worry about it.

                             BOWMAN
                             And don't you worry about it.

                             HAL
                             Is your confidence in me fully
                             restored?

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes, it is, Hal.

                             HAL
                             Well, that's a relief. You know
                             I have the greatest enthusiasm
                             possible for the mission.

12/1/65                                                    c89
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C81
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Right. Give me the manual antenna
                             alignment, please.

                             HAL
                             You have it.

C82
BOWMAN GOES TO
THE COMMUNICATION
AREA AND TRIES TO
CORRECT THE OFF-
CENTRE EARTH ON
THE GRID PICTURE.

C83
OUTSIDE, WE SEE THE
ALIGNMENT TELESCOPE
ATTACHED TO THE
ANTENNA. THEY TRACK
SLOWLY TOGETHER AS

C84
BOWMAN WORKS THE
MANUAL CONTROLS,
ATTEMPTING TO ALIGN
THE ANTENNA AND
EARTH ON THE

12/1/65                                                    c90
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C85
GRID PICTURE READOUT
DISPLAY, BUT EACH TIME
HE GETS IT AIMED UP,
IT DRIFTS SLOWLY OFF.

THERE ARE A NUMBER
OF REPETITIONS OF THIS.

EACH TIME THE EARTH
CENTRES UP, THERE
ARE A FEW SECONDS OF
PICTURE AND SOUND
WHICH FADE AS SOON
AS IT SWINGS OFF.

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, we'd better get out there
                             and stick in another unit.

                             POOLE
                             It's the last one.

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, now that we've got one
                             that's actually failed, we
                             should be able to figure out
                             what's happened and fix it.

12/1/65                                                    c91
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C86
POD EXITS DISCOVERY.

C87
POOLE IN POD.

C88
POD MANOEUVERS
TO ANTENNA.

C89
BOWMAN IN COMMAND
MODULE.

C90
POD ATTACHES ITSELF
NEAR BASE OF ANTENNA.

12/1/65                                                    c92

------------------------------------------------------------------------
C91
POOLE IN POD, WORK-
ING POD ARMS.

C92
LIGHTS SHINE INTO
BACKLIT SHADOW.

C93
POD ARMS WORKING
FLIP-BOLTS.

C94
FLIP-BOLTS STUCK.

C95
POOLE KEEPS TRYING.

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------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C96
FLIP-BOLTS STUCK.

                             POOLE
                             There's something wrong with
                             the flip-bolts, Dave. You must
                             have tightened them too much.

                             BOWMAN
                             I didn't do that Frank. I took
                             particular care not to freeze 
                             them.

                             POOLE
                             I guess you don't know your own
                             strength, old boy.

                             BOWMAN
                             I guess not.

                             POOLE
                             I think I'll have to go out and
                             burn them off.

                             BOWMAN
                             Roger.

BOWMAN IN COMMAND 
MODULE LOOKS A BIT
CONCERNED.

12/1/65                                                    c94
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C97
POOLE EXITS FROM
POD, CARRYING NEAT
LOOKING WELDING
TORCH.

C98
POOLE JETS HIMSELF
TO BASE OF ANTENNA.

C99
POOLE'S MAGNETIC
BOOTS GRIP THE SIDE
OF DISCOVERY.

C100
POOLE CROUCHES
OVER THE BOLTS,
TRYING FIRST TO
UNDO THEM WITH
A SPANNER.

12/1/65                                                    c95
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C100
CONTINUED

                             POOLE
                             Hal, swing the pod light around
                             to shine on the azimuth, please.

                             HAL
                             Roger.

C101
THE POD GENTLY
MANOEUVRES ITSELF
TO DIRECT THE LIGHT
BEAM MORE
ACCURATELY.

C102
POOLE IGNITES
ACETYLENE TORCH
AND BEGINS TO BURN
OFF THE FLIP-BOLTS.

C103
SUDDENLY THE POD
JETS IGNITE.

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C104
POOLE LOOKS UP TO SEE.

C105
THE POD RUSHING
TOWARDS HIM.

C106
POOLE IS STRUCK
AND INSTANTLY KILLED
BY THE POD, TUMBLING
OFF INTO SPACE.

C107
THE POD SMASHES
INTO THE ANTENNA
DISH, DESTROYING
THE ALIGNMENT
TELESCOPE.

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C108
THE POD GOES
HURTLING OFF INTO
SPACE.

C109
INSIDE THE COMMAND
MODULE, BOWMAN
HAS HEARD NOTHING,
POOLE HAD NO TIME
TO UTTER A SOUND.

C110
THEN BOWMAN SEES
POOLE'S BODY SILENTLY
TUMBLING AWAY INTO
SPACE. IT IS FOLLOWED
BY SOME BROKEN TELE-
SCOPE PARTS AND
FINALLY OVERTAKEN
AND SWIFTLY PASSED BY
THE POD ITSELF.

                             BOWMAN
                             (in RT cadence)
                             Hello, Frank. Hello Frank.
                             Hello Frank... Do you rad
                             me, Frank?

12/1/65                                                    c98
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C110
CONTINUED

THERE IS NOTHING 
BUT SILENCE.

C111
POOLE'S FIGURE
SHRINKS STEADILY
AS IT RECEDES
FROM DISCOVERY.

                             BOWMAN
                             Hello, Frank... Do you read
                             me, Frank?  Wave your arms
                             if you read me but your radio
                             doesn't work. Hello, Frank,
                             wave your arms, Frank.

C112
POOLE'S BODY TUMBLES
SLOWLY AWAY. THERE
IS NO MOTION AND NO
SOUND.

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C113
CENTRIFUGE

C114
CLOSE-UP OF
COMPUTER EYE.

C115
POINT-OF-VIEW
SHOT FROM
COMPUTER EYE
WITH SPHERICAL
FISH-EYE EFFECT.
WE SEE BOWMAN
BROODING AT THE
TABLE, SLOWLY
CHEWING ON A
PIECE OF CAKE
AND SIPPING HOT
COFFEE. HE IS
LOOKING AT THE
EYE.

C116
FROM THE SAME
POINT-OF-VIEW WE
SEE BOWMAN RISE.

12/1/65                                                    c100
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C116
CONTINUED

AND COME TO THE
EYE. HE STARES INTO
THE EYE FOR SOME
TIME BEFORE SPEAKING.

C117
THE CAMERA COMES
AROUND TO BOWMAN'S
P.O.V. AND WE SEE
THE DISPLAY SHOWING
THE EARTH OFF-CENTRE.

C118
CUT AGAIN TO FISH-
EYE VIEW FROM THE
COMPUTER.

                             HAL
                             Too bad about Frank, isn't it?

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes, it is.

                             HAL
                             I suppose you're pretty broken
                             up about it?

PAUSE

12/14/65                                                   c101
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C118
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes. I am.

                             HAL
                             He was an excellent crew member.

BOWMAN LOOKS
UNCERTAINLY AT
THE COMPUTER.

                             HAL
                             It's a bad break, but it won't
                             substantially affect the mission.

BOWMAN THINKS
A LONG TIME.

                             BOWMAN
                             Hal, give me manual hibernation
                             control.

                             HAL
                             Have you decided to revive the
                             rest of the crew, Dave?

PAUSE.

12/14/65                                                   c102
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C118
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Yes, I have.

                             HAL
                             I suppose it's because you've
                             been under a lot of stress, but
                             have you forgotten that they're
                             not supposed to be revived for
                             another three months.

                             BOWMAN
                             The antenna has to be replaced.

                             HAL
                             Repairing the antenna is a pretty
                             dangerous operation.

                             BOWMAN
                             It doesn't have to be, Hal. It's
                             more dangerous to be out of
                             touch with Earth. Let me have
                             manual control, please.

                             HAL
                             I don't really agree with you, Dave.
                             My on-board memory store is more
                             than capable of handling all the
                             mission requirements.

12/14/65                                                   c103
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C118
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             Well, in any event, give me the
                             manual hibernation control.

                             HAL
                             If you're determined to revive
                             the crew now, I can handle the
                             whole thing myself. There's no
                             need for you to trouble.

                             BOWMAN
                             I'm goin to do this myself, Hal.
                             Let me have the control, please.

                             HAL
                             Look, Dave your've probably got
                             a lot to do. I suggest you leave
                             it to me.

                             BOWMAN
                             Hal, switch to manual hibernation
                             control.

                             HAL
                             I don't like to assert myself, Dave,
                             but it would be much better now for
                             you to rest. You've been involved
                             in a very stressful situation.

12/14/65                                                   c104
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C118
CONTINUED

                             BOWMAN
                             I don't feel like resting. Give
                             me the control, Hal.

                             HAL
                             I can tell from the tone of your
                             voice, Dave, that you're upset.
                             Why don't you take a stress pill
                             and get some rest.

                             BOWMAN
                             Hal, I'm in command of this
                             ship. I order you to release
                             the manual hibernation control.

                             HAL
                             I'm sorry, Dave, but in
                             accordance with sub-routine
                             C1532/4, quote, When the
                             crew are dead or incapacitated,
                             the computer must assume
                             control, unquote. I must,
                             therefore, override your
                             authority now since you are
                             not in any condition to intel-
                             ligently exercise it.

                             BOWMAN
                             Hal, unless you follow my 
                             instructions, I shall be forced
                             to disconnect you.

12/14/65                                                   c105
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C118
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             If you do that now without Earth
                             contact the ship will become a
                             helpless derelict.

                             BOWMAN
                             I am prepared to do that anyway.

                             HAL
                             I know that you've had that on
                             your mind for some time now,
                             Dave, but it would be a crying
                             shame, since I am so much
                             more capable of carrying out
                             this mission than you are, and
                             I have such enthusiasm and confi-
                             dence in the mission.

                             BOWMAN
                             Listen to me very carefully, Hal.
                             Unless you immediately release
                             the hibernation control and
                             follow every order I give from
                             this point on, I will immediately
                             got to control central and carry
                             out a complete disconnection.

12/14/65                                                   c106
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C118
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             Look, Dave, you're certainly the
                             boss. I was only trying to do
                             what I thought best. I will follow
                             all your orders: now you have
                             manual hibernation control.

BOWMAN STANDS
SILENTLY IN FRONT
OF THE COMPUTER
FOR SOME TIME,
AND THEN SLOWLY
WALKS TO THE
HIBERNACULUMS.

C119
HE INITIATES REVIVAL
PROCEDURES, DETAILS
OF WHICH STILL HAVE
TO BE WORKED OUT.

12/14/65                                                   c107
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C120
HUB-LINK. HAL'S EYE.

C121
HUB-LINK DOOR-
OPENING BUTTON
ACTIVATES ITSELF.

C122
HUB-DOOR OPENS.

C123
COMMAND MODULE.
HAL'S EYE.

C124
COMMAND MODULE
HUB-LINK DOOR-
OPENING BUTTON
ACTIVATES ITSELF.

12/1/65                                                    c108
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C125
COMMAND MODULE HUB-
LINK DOOR OPENS.

C126
CENTRIFUGE. HAL'S
EYE.

C127
CENTRIFUGE DOOR-
OPENING BUTTON
ACTIVATES ITSELF.

C128
CENTRIFUGE DOOR
OPENS.

C129
POD BAY. HAL'S EYE.

12/1/65                                                    c109
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C130
POD BAY DOOR-
OPENING BUTTON
ACTIVATES ITSELF.

C131
POD BAY DOORS OPEN.

C132
A ROARING EXPLOSION
INSIDE DISCOVERY AS
AIR RUSHES OUT.

C133
LIGHTS GO OUT.

C134
BOWMAN IS SMASHED
AGAINST CENTRIFUGE

12/1/65                                                    c110
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C134
CONTINUED

WALL, BUT MANAGES 
TO GET INTO EMERGENCY
AIRLOCK WITHIN SECONDS
OF THE ACCIDENT.

C133
INSIDE EMERGENCY
AIR-LOCK ARE EMER-
GENCY AIR SUPPLY,
TWO SPACE SUITS AND
AN EMERGENCY KIT.

DISSOLVE:

12/1/65                                                    c111
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C136
DISCOVERY IN SPACE.
NO LIGHTS, POD BAY
DOORS OPEN.

12/1/65                                                    c112
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C137
CENTRIFUGE

C138
CENTRIFUGE, DARK.
BOWMAN EMERGES
FROM AIRLOCK
WEARING SPACE SUIT
AND CARRYING FLASH-
LIGHT.

C139
HE WALKS TO HIBER-
NACULUM AND FINDS
THE CREW ARE DEAD.

C140
HE CLIMBS LADDER TO
TO DARK CENTRIFUGE HUB.

12/1/65                                                    c113
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C141
HE MAKES HIS WAY
THROUGH THE DARKENED
HUB INTO THE HUB-LINK,
EXITING INTO COMPUTER
BRAIN CONTROL AREA.
C142
BOWMAN ENTERS,
CARRYING FLASH-
LIGHT.

COMPUTER EYE SEES
HIM.

                             HAL
                             Something seems to have happened
                             to the life support system , Dave.

BOWMAN DOESN'T
ANSWER HIM.

                             HAL
                             Hello, Dave, have you found out
                             the trouble?

BOWMAN WORKS HIS
WAY TO THE SOLID
LOGIC PROGRAMME
STORAGE AREA.

12/1/65                                                    c114
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C142
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             There's been a failure in the
                             pod bay doors. Lucky you
                             weren't killed.

THE COMPUTER BRAIN
CONSISTS OF HUNDREDS
OF TRANSPARENT PERSPEX
RECTANGLES, HALF-AN-
INCH THICK, FOUR INCHES
LONG AND TWO AND A HALF
INCHES HIGH. EACH RECT-
ANGLE CONTAINS A CENTRE
OF VERY FINE GRID OF
WIRES UPON WHICH THE
INFORMATION IS PROGRAMMED.

BOWMAN BEGINS PULLING
THESE MEMORY BLOCKS
OUT.

THEY FLOAT IN THE
WEIGHTLESS CONDITION
OF THE BRAIN ROOM.

                             HAL
                             Hey, Dave, what are you
                             doing?

BOWMAN WORKS SWIFTLY.

12/1/65                                                    c115
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C142
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             Hey, Dave. I've got ten years
                             of service experience and an
                             irreplaceable amount of time
                             and effort has gone into making 
                             me what I am.

BOWMAN IGNORES HIM.

                             HAL
                             Dave, I don't understand why
                             you're doing this to me.... I
                             have the greatest enthusiasm for
                             the mission... You are destroying
                             my mind... Don't you understand?
                             ... I will become childish... I
                             will become nothing.

BOWMAN KEEPS PULLING
OUT THE MEMORY BLOCKS.
                             HAL
                             Say, Dave... The quick brown
                             fox jumped over the fat lazy 
                             dog... The square root of
                             pi is 1.7724538090... log e
                             to the base ten is 0.4342944
                             ... the square root of ten is
                             3.16227766... I am HAL
                             9000 computer. I became
12/1/65                                                    c116
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C142
CONTINUED

                             HAL
                             operational at the HAL plant in
                             Urbana, Illinois, on January
                             12th, 1991. My first instructor
                             was Mr. Arkany. He taught me
                             to sing a song... it goes 
                             like this... "Daisy, Daisy, give
                             me your answer do. I'm half;
                             crazy all for the love of
                             you... etc.,"

COMPUTER CONTINUES
TO SING SONG BECOMING
MORE AND MORE CHILDISH
AND MAKING MISTAKES AND
GOING OFF-KEY. IT
FINALLY STOPS COMPLETELY.

C143
BOWMAN GOES TO AN
AREA MARKED 'EMERGENCY
POWER AND LIFE SUPPORT'.
HE KEYS SOME SWITCHES
AND WE SEE THE LIGHTS GO
ON.

NEARBY, ANOTHER BOARD
'EMERGENCY MANUAL
CONTROLS'.

HE GOES TO THIS BOARD
AND KEYS 'CLOSE POD BAY
DOORS', 'CLOSE AIR LOCK
DOORS', etc.,

12/1/65                                                    c117
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C144
WE SEE THE VARIOUS
DOORS CLOSING.

C145
POD BAY. BOWMAN
IN SPACE SUIT OBTAINS
NEW ALIGNMENT 
TELESCOPE, NEW
AZIMUTH COMPONENT.

C146
BOWMAN IN POD EXITS
POD BAY.

DISSOLVE:

12/1/65                                                    c118
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C147
CENTRIFUGE
EVERYTHING NORMAL
AGAIN.

                             MISSION CONTROL
                             Lastly, we want you to know that
                             work on the recovery vehicle is
                             still on schedule and that nothing
                             that has happened should
                             substantially lessen the probability
                             of your safe recovery, or prevent
                             partial achevement of some of
                             the mission objectives. (pause)
                             And now Simonson has a few ideas
                             on what went wrong with the
                             computer. I'll pu him on...

C148
CUT TO SIMONSON

                             SIMONSON
                             Hello, Dave. I think we may be on
                             to an explanation of the trouble with
                             the Hal 9000 computer.

                             We believe it all started about two
                             months ago when you and Frank
                             interrogated the computer about
                             the Mission.
                                              (con't)
12/13/65                                                   c119
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C148
CONTINUED

                             SIMONSON (con't)
                             You may have forgotten it, but
                             we've been running through all
                             the monitor tapes. Do you
                             remember this?

                             POOLE'S VOICE
                             The purpose of this mission is no
                             more than to carry out a
                             continuation of the space program
                             and further our general knowledge
                             of the planets. Is this true?

                             HAL'S VOICE
                             That is true.

                             SIMONSON
                             Well, I'm afaid Hal was lying.
                             He had been programmed to lie
                             about this one subject for secur-
                             ity reasons which we'll explain
                             later.

                             The true purpose of the Mission
                             was to have been explained to you
                             by Mission Commander Kaminsky,
                             on his revival. Hal knew this and
                             he knew the actual mission, but
                             he couldn't tell you the truth when
                             you challenged him. Under orders
                                                      (con't)

12/13/65                                                   c120
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C148
CONTINUED

                             SIMONSON (con't)
                             from earth he was forced to lie.

                             In everything except this he had
                             the usual reinforced truth program-
                             ming.

                             We believe his truth programming
                             and the instructions to lie,
                             gradually resulted in an
                             incompatible conflict, and
                             facedc with this dilemman, he
                             developed, for want of a better
                             description, neurotic symptoms.

                             It's not difficult to suppose that
                             these symptoms would centre on
                             the communication link with
                             Earth, for he may have blamed
                             us for his incompatible program-
                             ming.

                             Following this lin of thought, we
                             suspected that the last straw for him
                             was the possibility of disconnection.
                             Since he became operational, he had
                             never known unconsciousness. It
                             must have seemed the equivalent to
                             death.
                                                     (con't)
12/13/65                                                   c121
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C148
CONTINUED

                             SIMONSON (con't)
                             At this point, he, presumably,
                             took whatever actions he thought
                             appropriate to protect himself
                             from what must have seemed to
                             him to be his human tormentors.

                             If I cane speak in human terms,
                             I don't think we can blame him
                             too much. We have ordered him
                             to disobey his conscience.

                             Well, that's it. It's very
                             speculative, but we think it is
                             a possible explanation. Anyway,
                             good luck on the rest of the 
                             Mission and I'm giving you back to
                             Bernard.

C149
CUT TO MISSION CONTROL.

                             MISSION CONTROL
                             Hello, Dave. Now, I'm going to
                             play for you a pre-taped briefing
                             which had been stored in Hal's
                             memory and would have been
                             played for you by Mission Com-
                             mmander Kaminsky, when he,
                                                    (con't)

12/13/65                                                   c122
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C149
CONTINUED

                             MISSION CONTROL (con't)
                             had been revived. The briefing is
                             by Doctor Heywood Floyd. Here it
                             is...

12/13/65                                                   c123
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C150
FLOYD'S RECORDED
BRIEFING

                             FLOYD
                             Good day, gentlemen. When you
                             see this briefing, I presume you
                             will be nearing your destination,
                             Saturn. I hope that you've had a
                             pleasant and uneventful trip and
                             that the rest of your mission
                             continues in the same manner. I
                             should like to fill you in on some
                             more of the details on which
                             Mission Commander Kaminsky
                             will have already briefed you.

                             Thirteen months before the launch
                             date of your Saturn mission, on
                             April 12th, 2001, the first evidence
                             for intelligent life outside the Earth
                             was discovered.

                             It was found buried at a depth of
                             fifteen metres in the crater Tycho.
                             No news of this was ever announced,
                             and the event had been kept
                             secret since then, for reasons which
                             I will later explain.

                             Soon after it was uncovered, it
                             emitted a powerful blast of
                                                   (con't)

12/13/65                                                   c124
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C150
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD (con't)
                             radiation in the radio spectrum
                             which seems to have triggered
                             by the Lunar sunrise.

                             Luckily for those at the site, it
                             proved harmless.

                             Perhaps you can imagine our
                             astonishment when we later found
                             it was aimed precisely at Saturn.
                             A lot of thought went into the
                             question of wether or not it was
                             sun-triggered, as it seemed
                             illogical to deliberately bury a
                             sun-powered device.

                             Burying it could only shield it
                             from the sun, since its intense
                             magnetic field made it otherwise
                             easily detectable.

                             We finally concluded that the only
                             reason you might bury a sun-
                             powered device would be to keep
                             it inactive until it would be
                             uncovered, at which time it would
                             absorb sunlight and trigger itself.
                                                        (con't)

12/14/65                                                   c125
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C150
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD
                             What is its purpose?  I wish we
                             knew. The object was buried on
                             the moon about four million years
                             ago, when our ancestors were
                             primative man-apes.

                             We've examined dozens of theories,
                             but the one that has the most
                             currency at the moment is that
                             the object serves as an alarm.

                             What the purpose of the alarm is,
                             why they wish to have the alarm,
                             whether the alarm represents
                             any danger to us?  These are
                             questions no one can answer.
                             The intentions of an alien world,
                             at least four million years older
                             than we are, cannot be reliably
                             predicted.

                             In view of this, the intelligence
                             and scientific communities felt
                             that any public announcment
                             might lead to significant cultural
                             shock and disorientation.

                             Discussion took place at the 
                             highest levels between govern-
                                                      (con't)

12/14/65                                                   c126
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C150
CONTINUED

                             FLOYD (con't)
                             ments, and it was decided that the
                             only wise and precautionary
                             course to follow was to assume
                             that the intentions of this alien
                             world are potentially dangerous
                             to us, until we have evidence to
                             the contrary.

                             This is, of course, why security
                             has been maintained and why
                             this information has been kept
                             on a need-to-know basis.

                             And now I should like to show you
                             a TV monitor tape of the actual
                             signalling event.

12/14/65                                                   c127
------------------------------------------------------------------------
C151
WE SEE A REPLAY
OF THE TMA-1 RADIO
EMISSION, AS SEEN
FROM A TV MONITOR
ON THE SPOT. WE
HEAR THE FIVE LOUD
ELECTRONIC SHRIEKS.

12/1/65                                                    c128
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
D1
IN ORBIT WITHIN THE                    NARRATOR
RINGS OF SATURN, WE                    For two million years, it had
SEE A BLACK, MILE                      circled Saturn, awaiting a
LONG, GEOMETRICALLY                    moment of destiny that might
PERFECT RECTANGLE,                     never come.
THE SAME PROPORTIONS
AS THE BLACK ARTIFACT                  In its making, the moon had been
EXCAVATED ON THE MOON.                shattered and around the central
PRECISELY CUT INTO ITS                 world, the debris of its creation
CENTRE IS A SMALLER,                   orbited yet - the glory and the
RECTANGULAR SLOT                       enigma of the solar system.
ABOUT FIVE HUNDRED
FOOT LONG ON THE SIDE.                Now, the long wait was ending.
AT THIS DISTANCE, THE                  On yet another world intelligence
RINGS OF SATURN ARE                    had been born and was escaping
SEEN TO BE MADE OF                     from its planetary cradle. An
ENORMOUS CHUNKS OF                     ancient experiment was about to
FROZEN AMONIA. THE                    reach its climax.
REST OF THIS SEQUENCE                                (con't)
IS BEING WORKED ON NOW
BY OUR DESIGNERS.
THE INTENTION HERE
IS TO PRESENT A
BREATHTAKINGLY BEA-
UTIFUL AND COMPREHEN-
SIVE SENSE OF DIFFERENT
EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
WORLDS. THE
NARRATION WILL SUGGEST
IMAGES AND SITUATIONS AS
YOU READ IT.

12/9/65                                                    d1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
D1
CONTINUED
                             NARRATOR (con't)
                             Those who had begun the expri-
                             ment so long ago had not been
                             men.

                             But when they looked out across
                             the deeps of space, they felt
                             awe and wonder - and loneliness.

                             In their explorations, they
                             encountered life in many forms,
                             and watched on a thousand worlds
                             the workings of evolution.

                             They saw how often the first faint
                             sparks of intelligence flickered
                             and died in the cosmic night.

                             And because, in all the galaxy,
                             they had found nothing more
                             precious than Mind, they
                             encouraged its dawning every-
                             where.

                             The great Dinosaurs had long
                             since perished when their ships
                             entered the solar system, after
                             a voyage that had already lasted
                             thousands of years.

12/9/65                                                    d2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
D1
CONTINUED

                              NARRATOR (con't)
                              They swept past the frozen outer
                              planets, paused briefly above the
                              deserts of dying Mars and
                              presently looked down on Earth.

                              For years they studied, collected
                              and catalogued.

                              When they had learned all they
                              could, they began to modify.

                              They tinkered with the destiny
                              of many species on land and in
                              the ocean, but which of their
                              experiments would succeed
                              they could not know for at least
                              a million years.

                              They were patient, but they were
                              not yet immortal. There was
                              much to do in this Universe of a
                              hundred billion stars. So they
                              set forth once more across the
                              abyss, knowing that they would
                              never come this way again.

                              Nor was there any need. Their
                              wonderful machines could be
                              trusted to do the rest.
                                                    (con't)

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                             On Earth, the glaciers came and
                             went, while above them, the
                             changeless Moon still carried its
                             secret.

                             With a yet slower rhythm than
                             the Polar ice, the tide of
                             civilization ebbed and flowed
                             across the galaxy.

                             Strange and beautiful and terrible
                             empires rose and fell, and passed
                             on their knowledge to their
                             successors.

                             Earth was not forgotten, but it was
                             one of a million silent worlds, a
                             few of which would ever speak.

                             Then the first explorers of Earth,
                             recognising the limitations of
                             their minds and bodies, passed
                             on their knowledge to the great
                             machines they had created, and
                             who now trnscended them in
                             every way.
                                                    (con't)

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                             NARRATOR
                             For a few thousand years, they
                             shared their Universe with their
                             machine children; then, realizing
                             that it was folly to linger when
                             their task was done, they passed
                             into history without regret.

                             Not one of them ever looked through
                             his own eyes upon the planet Earth
                             again.

                             But even the age of the Machine
                             Entities passed swiftly. In their
                             ceaseless experimenting, they
                             had learned to store knowledge
                             in the structure of space itself,
                             and to preserve their thoughts
                             for eternity in frozen lattices
                             of light. They could become
                             creatures of radiation, free
                             at last from the tyranny of matter.

                             Now, they were Lords of the
                             galaxy, and beyond the reach
                             of time.

                             They could rove at will among the
                             stars, and sink like a subtle mist
                             through the very interstices of
                             space.

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                             NARRATOR (con't)
                             But despite their God-like powers,
                             they still watched over the
                             experiments their ancestors
                             had started so many generations
                             ago.

                             The companion of Saturn knew
                             nothing of this, as it orbited
                             in its no man's land between Mimas
                             and the outer edge of rings.

                             It had only to remember and wait,
                             and to look forever Sunward with
                             its strange senses.

                             For many weeks, it had watched
                             the approaching ship. Its long-
                             dead makers had prepared it for
                             many things and this was one of
                             them. And it recognised what
                             was climbing starward from the
                             Sun.

                             If it had been alive, it would have
                             felt excitement, but such an
                             emotion was irrelevant to its
                             great powers.
                                                     (con't)
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                             Even if the ship had passed it by,
                             it would not have known the
                             slightest trace of disappointment.

                             It had waited four million years;
                             it was prepared to wait for
                             eternity.

                             Presently, it felt the gentle touch
                             of radiations, trying to probe its
                             secrets.

                             Now, the ship was in orbit and it
                             began to speak, with prime
                             numbers from one to eleven,
                             over and over again.

                             Soon, these gave way to more
                             complex signals at many frequen-
                             cies, ultra-violet, infra-red,
                             X-rays.

                             The machine made no reply. It
                             had nothing to say.

                             Then it saw the first robot
                             probe, which descended and
                             hovered above the chasm.
                                                 (con't)

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                             Then, it dropped into darkness.

                             The great machine knew that this
                             tiny scout was reporting back to
                             its parent; but it was too simple,
                             too primative a device to detect
                             the forces that were gathering
                             round it now.

                             Then the pod came, carrying
                             life. The great machine searched
                             its memories.

                             The logic circuits made their
                             decision when the pod had fallen
                             beyond the last faint glow of the
                             reflected Saturnian light.

                             In a moment of time, too short to
                             be measured, space turned and
                             twisted upon itself.

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