Film Sack #2: “The one about 2010”


Welcome to episode 2. Up this week? 1984’s ‘2010: The Year We Make Contact’.

Not familiar with the movie? Check it out on Netflix Streaming, and IMDB for more information.

Join me, Randy, Brian and Bibbot for my favorite new thing to do. πŸ™‚

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Up next week? Retrograde.


~ by Scott on November 6, 2009.

15 Responses to “Film Sack #2: “The one about 2010””

  1. Here’s a heads up for you. You may recieve some emails on this problem. Hopefully it only happened to me. I had a problem with the iTunes download. I’m on Windows 7 RC using iTunes. Refreshed my podcasts, Film Sack #2 downloaded, but it didn’t add itself to the Film Sack podcast list. However it was in the iTunes downloads folder located under /user/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Downloads. Again, maybe i’m the only with the problem as I’m still using the RC release of Windows 7.

  2. Also if anyone else had this problem the file will add itself to your podcast playlist when you launch it from the download folder. You will have to move it to your podcast folder and rename it from “download” to “Film Sack#2_ _The One About 2010”

  3. No issues here. Anyone else?

  4. Just tried it on my Mac, no problems.

  5. As a follow up to the special effect of the scientist in the Hal 9000 computer room and how they had him ‘floating and turning’ Notice you only see him from one angle, straight in front and you can’t see his feet. Basically he was stuck on a spit running up his feet and his back. All he did was spin himself around. How do I know this? I don’t know, it isn’t like this film was ever a favorite of mine, but I collect odd facts and remember reading this one years and years ago.

  6. You missed the cameo of Arthur C. Clarke in the scene in front of the White House.

  7. Among the things that they thought would still be around in 2010– Omni Magazine, which Roy Scheider is reading in the beach/laptop scene.

  8. Two things I remember from this film, lots of areo braking and lots of continuity errors. Very disapointing film compared to 2001.

  9. @ Moobie…if you will use Windows… πŸ™‚

    This was a great show again. I just received Krull on Rental and have the blu ray of 2010 on rental order too, so at least i hope it will be visually and sonically awesome!

    This is such a great show! Thanks guys

  10. The idea of the monoliths (at least in the original 2001) is that they take what’s around them to a higher plane of evolutionary being. So monkeys gain intelligence, eventually becoming human, and the astronaut Dave becomes a star-child, watching over Earth.

    The aliens who put them there are the guardians of the human race, and they work through the monoliths.

  11. The next film, “Retrograde” doesn’t even have a rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Film Sack crew is brave.

  12. Great show guys. I’m hooked.

    I’m sure you have many films lined up but I have a suggestion. ‘Alone in the dark’ is your kind of film. They should probably have renamed it ‘A small army of heavily armed people in the dark’ though… also, watch out for the worst target tracking by an automated turret ever…

  13. Hey guy’s – I think you are all Great!
    If you get the chance to listen to the audio book of the 2001, 2010, Etc. Do so the books are way better than the movies.
    The think that really got to me even when I seen this movie back in ’84 at the theater is that all the future technology was suddenly gone. I mean in 2001 they had people living on the moon and Pan Am was making space flights on a routine basis! Crap like that irritates me; my inner Alfred Hitchcock was pitching a fit.


  14. I echo “hoomanbeink’s” comment: the monoliths are intelligence jump-starters. And, after seeing where we’re going, they decided to a) turn Jupiter into a small star and b) seed Europa with life and it’s own monolith when that life get’s smart enough. If you’d seen 2001 first, this would have been obvious.

    Candy Bergen’s pseudonym “Olga Mallsnerd” was an in-joke: the last name was made of her husband last name (Louis Malle) and the last name of her famous father’s equally famous ventriloquist’s dummy “Mortimer Snerd”

    And lastly Kier Dullea pronounces his last name “Dull-aye”.

    Guys, guys, Wikipedia and IMDB are your friends. πŸ˜‰

  15. Guys, you’re showing your age/youth. It’s weird to listen to a group of people discuss this lame and dated sequel to Kubrick’s complex masterpiece when all admit they saw it before viewing the original. And how can you mention Bob Balaban – calling him “that guy from the Christopher Guest films” and mentioning his Seinfield appearances – without acknowledging his vital support roles in the sci-fi classics “Close Encounters …” and “Altered States”?!

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