#001 | 2001 & 2010
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Our very first episode. You’re realizing at this point that your unsatisfied with your kid’s haul of Halloween candy. Not enough chocolate, right? What’s happening? You need something else. You need Jonesy and Dale. You need to know what they think about BOOK books.
In episode #001 you get a two-fer. We talk about TWO books! First up, Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey:
“When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it’s at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it’s unearthed the artifact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained—the best—and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000. But HAL’s programming has been patterned after the human mind a little too well. He is capable of guilt, neurosis, even murder, and he controls every single one of Discovery’s components. The crew must overthrow this digital psychotic if they hope to make their rendezvous with the entities that are responsible not just for the monolith, but maybe even for human civilization.”
THEN we get right into Clarke’s follow-up 2010: Odyssey Two:
“Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong … and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.
Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.
Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman *the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith *streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own …”
We may get into spoiler territory, but that does not hinder us from encouraging you to check out the episode regardless. Spoilers or not, we think the JOURNEY is what needs to be experienced here. Spoilers, schmoilers. Besides, we are two guys in love. With books. How can we not talk spoilers between just the two of us? Building castles in the sky?
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