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Old 03-03-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default 2010 Discovery 1 Pod still onboard?

Since in 2001:A Space Odyssey the Discovery's Pod A, Pod B and Pod C all left the ship, then why was one still on board in 2010 ?

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The first Pod was lost with Poole was killed by HAL, the second was lost when Bowman reentered through the airlock due to HAL and the final Pod was used by Bowman when he left the Discovery to explore the monolith by Jupiter at the end of the film.

Maybe in 2010 the Pod being on board again is showing Bowman returned to the Discovery with it after the events of 2001 ?
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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No it's just a continuity cock up as far as I can see. I wrote this a while back about 2010 and some of it's other continuity problems !!
http://bsmbow.blogspot.com/search?q=2010
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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No it's just a continuity cock up as far as I can see. I wrote this a while back about 2010 and some of it's other continuity problems !!
http://bsmbow.blogspot.com/search?q=2010
Thanks that's what I thought , awesome blog on this subject.
It is amazing that Peter Hyams' team didn't do what you did and just make sure the sets matched by examining scenes from 2001.
I mean, 3-3=0, not 1 Pod being there in the Discovery podbay. This in 2010 is a major gaffe. I wonder if Kubrick ever commented on this error that Hyams missed.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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In the novel of 2010 I believe it states that Dave Bowman had brought the pod he blew the door off of back to Discovery by remote control. You may notice that the pod in the movie doesn't have a door.

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Old 04-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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In reality as the pressure of the explosion from the doors explosive bolts blowing threw Dave Bowman into the Discovery it would have sent the pod hurtling in the other direction as the pod wasn't fastened in any way to the discovery !!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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That whole scene is full of inconsistencies.

When the door blew where did it go, as the explosive bolts ringed the door? It would have got in Bowman's way anyway and stopped him getting into the airlock. And why was the pod still in the doorway - it should have shot off in the opposite direction.

He could however have remotely retrieved Poole's pod.

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