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2001: A Space Odyssey Scene 30

Scene 30

Scene 30

  • A TV monitor turns on at the moment of HAL's death. The pre-recorded briefing—which was meant to be played when the crew arrived at Jupiter—depicts Floyd telling the crew about the monolith and its radio signal. The signal was directed at Jupiter. The monolith's purpose remains a mystery. Only HAL was aware of the reason for the Jupiter Mission.