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2001: A Space Odyssey Scene 11

Scene 11

Scene 11

  • Dr. Floyd runs into a Soviet colleague having a drink with some friends. They ask him about the mysterious goings on on Clavius Base on the moon. The base has been out of communication for ten days and one of their rockets was denied emergency landing rights. They mention intelligence that suggests an epidemic has broken out on the base, but Dr. Floyd goes into full tease mode, saying he isn't at liberty to discuss it.