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2001: A Space Odyssey Scene 8

Scene 8

Scene 8

  • Excelsior! One of the hominids triumphantly throws his bone into the air. A match cut sends us millions of years into the future, replacing the bone with a similarly shaped satellite. Satellites and space stations whirl gracefully through space. In this future, a man sleeps on a commercial space flight docking at one of these stations.