A thought in the Underview...and the void is filled
Your Thoughts <=> Their Control
Your Dreams <=> Their Current Project

This web site is one of the most extensive ever published.
If you don't believe it, just click on some of the many links below and see how far they lead.

There are nearly a thousand pages in all, every one hand-coded, and originally assembled over a period of years.
In 2008, every line has been extracted, edited, tested and re-assembled on to a new server.

There will be times when some links don't go anywhere. They all will, eventually!

Thank you. Click here for a reward for your patience!


Stay a moment, and dream.

2001 is still there, untouched, unchanged, just as Kubrick left it for us to revisit any time we like.

It's where there is still a thing called Future, and our old friends Time and Space are in sync again.
Like before, you can care about things worth caring about, yet remain at liberty.
For an instant, it will all suddenly still be there. The way it used to be, in the future.

The way it never will be, again.

That's all the Future is, after all. That's all any of it is.

Just an instant. The last instant has already gone.

Some time ahead, all other instants will go the same way. With them. Us. The lot.

Until then, dream on.

"This universe. It is a strange brew, Holmes."
"It is indeed, Watson. It is indeed."


On the moon

Bullet HAL's Real Legacy, and other HAL Papers Bullet  A Taste of Blue Food
Bullet  Simon Atkinson's Drawing the Future Bullet  Cinema's Defining Moment
Bullet  Len Wheat's Fresh Insights Into 2001 Bullet Stanislaw Lem's Solaris
SpacerArts and Collectibles
Bullet Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke Bullet Collectibles
Bullet Cast and Crew Bullet Recordings
Bullet  Reunions Bullet  Souvenir Book
SpacerResources Bullet  Early Studio Artwork
Bullet  The Hal Transcripts Bullet  Robert McCall's Sketches
Bullet  The Dawn of Man Story Bullet  Simon Atkinson's Artwork
Bullet  The Dawn of Man Reunion Bullet  Ed Nesteruk's Monolith
Bullet  Lifestyle 2001 Bullet  Robert Sabbia's T.M.A.-1
Bullet Frequently Asked Questions SpacerCommunications
Bullet  How Was It Done? Bullet  Showcase
Bullet  Fun bits Bullet  Viewpoints
Bullet  Happy Birthday, Frank Bullet  Interchange
Bullet  The Intelligent Helmet Bullet  2001 in 2001
Bullet  Unusual Pictures Bullet  Links
Bullet  From the Underview Archives Bullet  Read the Guestbooks
Bullet Featured graphic (below) Bullet Email The Underview
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Be a 2001 Expert
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Dan Richter
Moonwatcher's Memoir

Moonwatcher's Memoir
Make your cell more comfortable
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C. S. Lewis
Out of the Silent Planet

Out of the Silent Planet
Get that brain working
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James Howard
Stanley Kubrick Companion

Stanley Kubrick Companion
Back to 1970
They became the generation
that sold their civilisation
for a fancy S.U.V.
Back to 1970
Music of the Underview
Association P. C.
Association P. C.
Morrissey Mullen
Morrissey Mullen



The Underview first broke through the surface on 1st March 1996.
Its purpose was to celebrate a vision of a future of promise and optimism, inspired as long ago as 1968:
"2001: A Space Odyssey".

But instead, the future has seen evolution plumbing new depths, with a mass of humanettes wired to the control word "me".

Way back in 1968, there was still an outside chance that the world could have been made a better place.

Instead, all that turned up for anyone capable of thinking beyond "me" was a sense of disenchantment,
and a yearning for a place long gone that may have never existed,
save in the imagination,
where morals still count and people still care.

The Underview today continues to be the most comprehensive celebration of "2001: A Space Odyssey" ever created,
so even as civilisation gurgles away down the cosmic sewers,
here are a few of the many interesting places you could once go to. Yesterday.

Today? The darkness creeps on.

Tomorrow? Who knows?

"Kubrick's "Zero Gravity Toilet" joke always went down well."
"No 9000 computer's ever been disconnected."
"That farrago of nonsense called "evolution"."
"You can eat with the same cutlery as Dave and Frank."
"Yours very truly, Stanley Kubrick, MGM Studios."
"V. impressive! Best wishes from Arthur C. Clarke."
"You have to keep squinting to remind yourself that the picture is flat."
"Natalya Bondarchuk is the most seductive other- worlder."
"What do you see?" whispers the aeons-old instinct. "But it's all... light!"
"Piers and I were in an Aladdin's cave and Harry Lange loved every minute of it."
"How things might have been..."
And you have hardly started.
"Don't ever tell anybody that they're not free...
they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em."

(From Easy Rider)
  Keep those SUVs rolling off the line.

Make that gurgle sound good.

After all, it's only a film.

Only another instant.

The ultimate trip

"The Underview" concept, design, web site and all related entities and realisations
are Copyright © from 1996 through 2008

There's bound to be someone out there who is desperate to copy them
Some molecules have all the luck

If Bob Dylan had ever really meant it,
he'd still be a poor man.

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