2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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TITLE         PART I
         AFRICA
         3,000,000 YEARS AGO
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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         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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         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.

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B13
CONTINUED

      FLOYD
      Oh, that's wonderful.

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B14
INT SPACE STATION - LOUNGE

FLOYD AND MILLER WALKING

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

         FLOYD
         Yes, I think so. Just about
         then.

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

         FLOYD
         Yes, it's coming along very well.

THEY PASS THE VISION
PHONE BOOTH

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

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

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

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

HE ENTERS THE SECOND
BOOTH AND SITS DOWN

12/7/65            b18  
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B15
DELETED

B16
DELETED

PAGES b19 - b22 DELETED

12/7/65
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C14
DELETED

C15
DELETED

C15
DELETED

C16
DELETED

PAGES c17 - c41 DELETED
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
C17

DOCUMENTARY SEQUENCE
ILLUSTRATING THE
FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES.

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

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

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

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

BOWMAN       TIME     POOLE

a1          b1
TV NEWS - MORNING    0800     WAKES UP

a2          b2
BEDTIME SNACK    0900     BREAKFAST

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

a4          b4
SLEEP        1100     SHIP INSPECTION

a5          b5
SLEEP        1200     HOUSEHOLD DUTIES

a6          b6
SLEEP        1300     LUNCH

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

BOWMAN       TIME     POOLE

a7          b7
SLEEP        1400     EXPERIMENTS AND
            ASTRONOMY

a8          b8
SLEEP        1500     EXPERIMENTS AND
            ASTRONOMY

a9          b9
SLEEP        1600     RECREATION

a10         b10
SLEEP        1700     RECREATION

a11         b11
WAKES UP     1800     GYMNASIUM

a12         b12
BREAKFAST    1900     DINNER

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

BOWMAN       TIME     POOLE

a13         b13
GYMNASIUM    2000     TV NEWS - EVENING
            PAPERS

a14         b14
MISSION CONTROL      2100     MISSION CONTROL
REPORT          REPORT

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

a16         b16
FILMS        2300     FILMS

a17         b17
LUNCH        2400     BEDTIME SNACK

a18         b18
INSPECTION       0100     INSTANT ELECTRO-
            NARCOSIS SLEEP

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

BOWMAN       TIME     POOLE

a19         b19
EXPERIMENTS AND      0200     SLEEP
ASTRONOMY

a20         b20
EXPERIMENTS AND      0300     SLEEP

a21         b21
RECREATION       0400     SLEEP

a22         b22
HOUSEHOLD DUTIES     0500     SLEEP

a23         b23
GYMNASIUM    0600     SLEEP

a24         b24
DINNER       0700     SLEEP

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

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

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

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

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

THE SONG ENDS.

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

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

CHORUS OF
"GOODBYES".

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

VISION SCREEN GOES
BLANK

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

         BOWMAN
         What is it, Hal?

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

C20
TV DISPLAYS DIAGRAM
OF SKELETONISED
PICTURE OF SHIP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

C25
CENTRIFUGE

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

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

XEROXED DIAGRAMS
COME OUT OF A SLOT.

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

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

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

SHOTS OF ANTENNA.

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

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

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

THEY REMOVED A SILVER
DOLLAR IN A PROTECTIVE
CASE.

POOLE FLIPS THE COIN.
BOWMAN CALLS "HEAD."

IT IS TAILS. POOLE
WINS.

POOLE LOOKS PLEASED.

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

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

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

C31
HAL'S POD BAY
CONSOLE WITH EYE.

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

         POOLE
         Hal, have pod arms secure the
         component.

         HAL
         Roger.

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

SEE POD ARMS
SECURE COMPONENT.

         POOLE
         Hal, please rotate Pod Number
         Two.

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

POOLE ENTERS POD.

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

         POOLE
         How do you read me, Dave?

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

         BOWMAN
         Five by five, Frank.

C34
INSIDE POD.

         POOLE
         How do you read me, Hal?

         HAL
         Five by five, Frank.

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

         HAL
         I understand.

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

         HAL
         Roger.

         POOLE
         Hal, check all airlock doors secure.

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

         HAL
         All airlock doors are secure.

         POOLE
         Decompress Pod Bay.

SEE BIG POD BAY AIR
PUMPS AT WORK.

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

         POOLE
         Opening pod bay doors.

INSIDE POD, POOLE
KEYS OPEN POD BAY
DOORS.

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

POD SLOWLY EDGES
OUT OF POD BAY.

C35
POOLE MANOEUVRES
THE POD CAREFULLY
AWAY FROM DISCOVERY.

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

C37
POOLE SEE BOWMAN
IN COMMAND MODULE
WINDOW.

C38
POD SLOWLY MANOEVRES
TO ANTENNA.

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

C40
SPECIAL MAGNETIC
PLATES GRIP
DISCOVERY SIDES.

C41
THE POD ARMS WORK
TO REMOVE THE FAULTY
COMPONENT.

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

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

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

C45
HAL STANDS BY.

C46
POOLE SECURES THE
FAULTY PART IN ONE
HAND.

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

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

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

         HAL
         The component is correctly
         installed and fully operational.

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

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

C50
BOWMAN SEE THE POD
THROUGH THE COMMAND
MODULE WINDOW.

C51
POOLE SEES BOWMAN
IN COMMAND MODULE
WINDOW.

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

C53
POD STOPS A HUNDRED 
FEET AWAY.

C54
POOLE KEYS AUTOMATIC
DOCKING ALIGNMENT
MODE.

C55
POOLE CHECKS AIRLOCK
SAFETY PROCEDURE WITH
HAL.

C56
HAL APPROVES ENTRY.

C57
POOLE ACTUATES POD
BAY DOORS OPEN.

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

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

DISSOLVE:

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

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

POOLE STANDS FOR
SOME TIME CHECKING HIS
RESULTS.

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

CIRUIT CONTINUITY
PULSE SEQUENCER.

ENVIRONMENTAL VIBRATION.

VK INTEGRITY.

BOWMAN ENTERS

         BOWMAN
         How's it going?

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

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

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

         BOWMAN
         Well, that's something.

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

         BOWMAN
         I suppose computers have been known
         to be wrong.

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

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

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

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

BOWMAN ASLEEP.
POOLE WATCHING
AN ASTEROID IN THE
TELESCOPE.

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

POOLE WALKS TO THE
COMPUTER.

         POOLE
         Yes, Hal, what's up?

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

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

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

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

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

         POOLE
         Let me see the tracking alignment
         display.

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

C66
CENTRIFUGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

HARD COPY DETAILS
COME OUT OF SLOT.

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

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

         POOLE
         Good morning.

         BOWMAN
         Good morning. How's it going?

         POOLE
         Are you reasonably awake?

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

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

         BOWMAN
         You're kidding.

         POOLE
         No.

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

         BOWMAN
         (softly) What the hell is going on?

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

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

         POOLE
         Two more.

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

12/13/65           c72

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

POOLE WORKS IN THE
COMMAND MODULE.

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

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

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

BOTH MEN STARE IN
PUZZLED SILENCE.

SEE DISPLAYS FLASH
EACH TESTING PARA-
METER.

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

         POOLE
         Hal?

         BOWMAN
         Yes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOWMAN SITS DOWN
AT THE COMPUTER.

PUTS UP CHESS
BOARD DISPLAY.

         HAL
         Hello, Dave. Shall we continue
         the game?

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

         HAL
         Sure, Dave, what's up?

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

         HAL
         Yes, I know.

         BOWMAN
         You probably also know that we
         found them okay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOWMAN TURNS
TO GO.

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

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

C75
DELETED

C76
DELETED

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

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

BOWMAN KEYS FOR
TRANSMISSION.

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

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

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

12/1/65            c85

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

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

SEE THE DISTANCE;
TO-EARTH TIMER.

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

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

DISSOLVE:

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

BOWMAN AND POOLE
EATING.

DESSOLVE:

C79
BOWMAN AND POOLE
AT THE COMMUNICATIONS
AREA.

INCOMING COMMUNI-
CATION PROCEDURE.

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

VISION AND PICTURE
FADE.

ALARM GOES OFF.

         HAL
         Condition yellow.

BOWMAN AND POOLE 
RUSH TO THE COMPUTER.

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

         BOWMAN
         What's up?

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

BOWMAN AND POOLE 
EXCHANGE LOOKS.

         BOWMAN
         Let me see the alignment display.

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

C81
CENTRIFUGE.

         BOWMAN
         Well, I'll be damned.

         POOLE
         Hal was right all the time.

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

         BOWMAN
         It seems that way.

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

         BOWMAN
         I'm sorry about the misunderstanding,
         Hal.

         HAL
         Well, don't worry about it.

         BOWMAN
         And don't you worry about it.

         HAL
         Is your confidence in me fully
         restored?

         BOWMAN
         Yes, it is, Hal.

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

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

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

         HAL
         You have it.

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

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

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

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

THERE ARE A NUMBER
OF REPETITIONS OF THIS.

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

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

         POOLE
         It's the last one.

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

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

C87
POOLE IN POD.

C88
POD MANOEUVERS
TO ANTENNA.

C89
BOWMAN IN COMMAND
MODULE.

C90
POD ATTACHES ITSELF
NEAR BASE OF ANTENNA.

12/1/65            c92

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

C92
LIGHTS SHINE INTO
BACKLIT SHADOW.

C93
POD ARMS WORKING
FLIP-BOLTS.

C94
FLIP-BOLTS STUCK.

C95
POOLE KEEPS TRYING.

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.

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

         BOWMAN
         Yes, I have.

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

         BOWMAN
         The antenna has to be replaced.

         HAL
         Repairing the antenna is a pretty
         dangerous operation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

         BOWMAN
         Hal, switch to manual hibernation
         control.

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

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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
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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.,

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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)
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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)

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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)
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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
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C150
CONTINUED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      For years they studied, collected
      and catalogued.

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

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

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

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

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)

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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.

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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
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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
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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.

12/9/65            d8
THE END