The Western Lines

January 2, 2008

Discovery Enterprise Honours Arthur C Clarke

Filed under: 2001:A Space Odyssey,Alex Michael Bonnici,Arthur C Clarke — ralphbuttigieg @ 4:53 am
To kick off the New Year we at Discovery Enterprise would like to honour the grandmaster of science fiction Arthur C. Clarke. He has just celebrated his ninetieth birthday two weeks ago on December 16th and we would like to wish him a belated Happy Birthday.

Arthur C. Clarke is the celebrated author of the science fiction novels 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood’s End and Rendezvous with Rama, as well as the short stories ‘The Sentinel’, ‘The Nine Billion Names of God’, ‘The Star’ and many others. He is also credited as the inventor of the telecommunications satellite.

‘The Sentinel’ was eventually expanded and evolved into the novel and movie script of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

So in order to honour this great author and visionary I would like to direct your attention to three video clips that I recently stumbled upon in You Tube.

The first is an animated film version of the ‘The Sentinel’, another a video tribute to the motion picture ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and finally a series of film clip from the documentary ‘Odyssey of Survival’, reviews the first 100 years of the Space Age, from the launch of Sputnik by the former Soviet Union in 1957, to mankind colonizing Mars in 2057.

‘The Sentinel’

http://www.youtube.com/p/6F611AC16988E498

A Tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey http://www.youtube.com/p/63EA7C284A9D5932

Odyssey of Survival

http://www.youtube.com/v/MD0YwNob2CI&rel=1

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