2001: A Space Odyssey
Note from poster to Kubrick newsgroup:

I found this on a bbs a while ago and I thought I'd pass it along to all 
of you Kubrick freaks out there.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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;

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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B2
ORION-III SPACECRAFT
IN FIGHT AWAY FROM
EARTH, 200 MILES
ALTITUDE.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

12/7/65                                       b18    
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B15
DELETED

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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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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C14
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C15
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C15
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C16
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PAGES c17 - c41 DELETED
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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
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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.

12/1/65                                       c93
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

12/1/65                                       c96
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

12/1/65                                       c97
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

12/1/65                                       c99
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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:

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C136
DISCOVERY IN SPACE.
NO LIGHTS, POD BAY
DOORS OPEN.

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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.

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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.

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

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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
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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
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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:

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)

12/9/65                                       d3
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
D1
CONTINUED

                        NARRATOR (con't)
                        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)

12/9/65                                       d4
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D1
CONTINUED

                        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.

12/9/65                                       d5
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D1
CONTINUED

                        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)
12/9/65                                       d6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
D1
CONTINUED
                        NARRATOR (con't)
                        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)

12/9/65                                       d7
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
D1
CONTINUED

                        NARRATOR (con't)
                        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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