Directed by: Peter Hyams
Starring: Bob Balaban, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller
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HAL-9000: What is going to happen?Dave: Something wonderful.HAL-9000: I'm afraid.Dave: Don't be. We'll be together.HAL-9000: Where will we be?Dave: Where I am now.
While the Leonov has a centrifugal section to simulate gravity, the ship's bridge is not part of it (evidenced by the stationary views outside its portholes). Yet in various scenes, including the one when Floyd rushes in to discuss his plan to return to Earth sooner with Tanya, gravity seems quite evident. Floyd marches across the compartment onto the raised pilot area's floor, then steps down from it, his foot landing audibly. Tanya's open jacket also hangs down normally as she moves about. Yet when Floyd demonstrates his plan using two pens, they float in mid air.
While it's well-known the voice of HAL in "2001: A Space Odyssey" is Canadian actor Douglas Rain, who returned to reprise his role in this film, it's less known that the voice of SAL is credited to "Olga Mallsnerd" which is a false name used by none other than Candice Bergen.