Today on Discovery
we commemorate the ninety-fifth
birthday of the late British Science Fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke author of 2001:
A Space Odyssey, host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious
World and inventor of the telecommunications satellite. Enterprise
Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
Today in honour of Arthur C. Clarke we present film critic Roger Ebert’s 1997 interview with Arthur C. Clarke.
In March of 1997, film critic Roger Ebert interviewed author Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey." The interview was featured at "Cyberfest ‘97,” a gala celebration at the
at Urbana-Champaign. University of Illinois
In "2001: A Space Odyssey," the evil computer "HAL" is said to have been born in
in 1997. The gala event marked HAL’s fictitious birth, and celebrated the U of
I's contributions to the revolution and evolution of computing. Urbana
|Arthur C. Clarke with film director Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey|
This program was produced by WILL-TV.