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2001: A Space Odyssey Scene 21

Scene 21

Scene 21

  • Dave and Frank contact Mission Control and are told that their on-board HAL 9000 was in error in predicting the malfunction in the antenna—results based on their twin 9000 computer. Dave asks HAL to explain the discrepancy. HAL says it must be attributed to human error. HAL restates that the 9000 series has a perfect, error-free operation record.

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