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    I never cared for 2001, though I've seen it quite a few times. I didn't think it was really science fiction, which is explanatory, IMO, in contrast to the 2001 movie, which tried to mystify rather than to explain. It was Kubrik's story, not Clarke's, despite it being based on "The Sentinel". I recall Clarke complaining in an interview that he didn't think of 2001 being SF, and he really didn't know what it was. Me neither.

    I've enjoyed quite a few more recent SF movies since, though, including several of Arnold Schwarzenegger's flicks. But my favorite is still "Forbidden Planet" -- a real SF story, great effects and synthesizer music, and a great cast (Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Robby the Robot, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, and so on).
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    Forbidden Planet is a top notch production that was years ahead of its time.
    It has a visceral warmth that 2001 lacked.

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    I recently saw a movie called Triangle.



    (There are a few movies with the same name, but here is the IMDB entry of the one I'm talking about.)

    It's marketed as a horror film, but I'm including it in this sci-fi thread because #1, it's not scary and #2, it involves time-travel, a decided sci-fi plot device. It reminds me a lot of the Spanish film Timecrimes, but I liked Triangle much more. It's not as good as, say Primer (which I think is the best time-travel movie ever), but it's brilliant in its own way.

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    Good point.
    The area in question is called the delta of venus.
    Some of the earliest languages used the delta symbol in their scratchings on raw clay tablets.

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