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Questions tagged [2010-odyssey-two]

2010: Odyssey Two is the sequel to Arthur C Clarke's book 2001: A Space Odyssey, and details a follow-up visit to the monolith around Jupiter. It was filmed and released as 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

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Why is there gravity in the pod bay on Discovery One in 2001 and 2010 movies?

In both movies, 2001 and 2010, we see people walking in the pod hangar bay aboard the Discovery One. The only part of the ship that has artificial gravity is the centrifuge wheel, so how can people ...
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What kind of star does Jupiter become?

In 2010: Odyssey Two Jupiter is turned into a star, but what kind of star is it turning into?
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Why does TMA-2 act when it does?

The monolith orbiting Jupiter could presumably have imploded the planet into a star at any time in the last three million years. Why did it wait until the Alexi Leonov was in imminent danger to start ...
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Why didn't Jupiter becoming a star kill everyone on earth and cause all kinds of problems for the solar system?

In 2010: The Year We Make Contact, the climax of the film is quite bizarre. Jupiter's mass is replaced by billions of black monoliths, eventually collapsing in on itself and becoming a star. ...
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Why is the Discovery spinning end-over-end in 2010?

In 2010: Odyssey Two, the Russian spacecraft Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov finds the derelict spacecraft Discovery rotating around its pitch axis (end-over-end). In the book, I believe this is explained as ...
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Why was Jupiter destroyed in “2010: A Space Odyssey” if “A Meeting with Medusa” was a prequel to 2010?

In the introduction to "A Meeting with Medusa", it is mentioned that this is a prequel for "2010: A Space Odyssey". If so, why was the life on Jupiter not mentioned in 2010? Also, if there was ...
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Why the inconsistency between 2001 and 2010, the two odysseys of Clarke? [duplicate]

I started to read 2010 and I don't understand why some of the facts of 2001 are different from what the characters say in 2010. For example: The most obvious one, Discovery One travels to Saturn in ...
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What's in the crater on Europa in “2010: The Year We Make Contact”?

In the film, the Russian's send an unmanned probe into a crater on Europa, but before we get to see what's in it, the probe is blasted off into space, probably by whatever is in the crater, but what ...