On 2001-10-24 14:50, Wiley wrote:
Well, folks, I just got a brand new DVD player and to celebrate I watched the 2001: A Space Odyssey. Having not seen the widesreen version of 2001 in about ten years, I thought this would be good way to break in the new player.
When watching the space scenes, all I could think is "the stars are twinkling". There are other examples of BA in 2001, e.g. the dust scattering during the moon landing, but these would very difficult to do "correctly". Since non-twinkling stars are just as easy to create as twinkling ones, this BA irked me.
Other than that, I really enjoyed the film. This widescreen and digitally restored version is a definite must-see.
And it cost $1.78 to make a video phone call from the space station back to earth. I wonder which calling plan Heywood uses?