Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

Star Trek

This Television Series is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While talking about the missing Pod that Bowman had taken, it is said to have gone "where no man has gone before" - a phrase used in the opening of the original Star Trek series (Chapter 39).
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It refers to these books...

Doctor Zhivago
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While extremely board on night duty, Heywood things about some of the books he has read (or tried to read) during the mission. He tried to read Doctor Zhivago twice, but never made it through the whole thing.

In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past)
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While extremely board on night duty, Heywood things about some of the books he has read (or tried to read) during the mission. He tried to read Remembrance of Things Past three times, but never made it through the whole thing.

Moby-Dick
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While the crew discusses how bad the Discovery smells with all the spoiled food on board, Curnow mentions that it's a bit romantic. "I've only got to close my eyes and I feel I'm back on an old-time whaling ship. Can you imagine what the Pequod must have smelled like?" The Pequod was the ship in Moby Dick.

Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
It is mentioned how Newton wrote the Prinicpia while in self-imposed exile, and compared the creativity of this great work to some of the works of imprisoned Soviets (Chapter 5).

Pit and the Pendulum
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Heywood thinks about this story while the ship is scarily rocking back and forth (Chapter 14).

The Ghost in the Machine
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Sasha and her people things that HAL may have been possessed by a "Ghost in the Machine".

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Sasha referred to Curnow and Max as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (characters from the famous book) because they were sent to stabilize the windmill-like spin of the Discovery.

The Kreutzer Sonata
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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
This is another book that Heywood tries to read while on duty at night (Chapter 44).

The Return of the King
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part of The Lord of the Rings

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This Book is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While Heywood mentions The Lord of the Rings, he specifically mentions "part three" which describes Mordor with "rivers of molten rock that wound their way ... until they cooled and lay like twisted dragon shapes vomited from the tormented earth." (Chapter 16)

It is inspired by these movies...

2001: A Space Odyssey
part of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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This Movie inspired 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Though "2010: Odyssey Two" is part of the Space Odyssey book series, it is actually the sequel to the story told in the "2001: A Space Odyssey" movie rather than the book. The movie and book had significant plot differences, and 2010 ignores the story told in the original book.
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It refers to these movies...

Alien
part of Alien

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This Movie is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While alone in the Discovery, Curnov asks Max, "whatever happens - please don't go chasing off after the ship's cat." which is a reference to the movie Alien which came out about 3 years before the book (Chapter 18).
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Mutiny on the Bounty

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This Movie is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Sasha makes jokes about punishing the crew because they had just watched the "fourth version" of Mutiny on the Bounty (Chapter 46).
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It refers to these plays...

Julius Caesar
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This Play is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Heywood quotes this play to Sasha when he says, "If we do meet again, why, we shall smile. If not, why then this parting was well made." (Chapter 14). Much later, Orlov quotes one of the most famous lines from the play to Floyd, "Et tu, Brute?" (Chapter 29).

It refers to these songs...

Daisy Bell
performed by HAL 9000

This Song is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While communicating with HAL 9000, David Bowman (now as the "star child") remembers HAL singing this song while being shut off (Chapter 40).

It refers to these book series...

The Lord of the Rings

This Book Series is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Heywood mentions The Lord of the Rings because he says the Jupiter's moon, Io, reminds him of Mordor (Chapter 16).
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It refers to these poetry...

Waiting for the Barbarians
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This Poem is referred to by 2010: Odyssey Two written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
This poem is used to describe how Earth feels about waiting form "the aliens" to arrive (Chapter 37).

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