If 2001: A Space Odyssey were made today, would it be marketed as a…

If Stanley Kubrick was somehow able to make 2001: A Space Odyssey in the year 2012, would he be able to release a trailer that captures the scope and majesty of his film? Or would the tale of humanity's journey from one stage of development to the next be marketed as just another spacefaring action flick? The folks at … » 12/15/12 9:30am 12/15/12 9:30am

Behold, the 2001: A Space Odyssey LEGO sets that never existed

There may not be a giant space baby, but these 2001 LEGO models by Jason Allemann are impressive nonetheless. That's a six-foot-long, 3,873-piece, 1:60 scale model of the Discovery One spaceship above, and check out a cheerful "Dawn of Man" diorama that consists primarily of monkeys, black plastic bricks, and bones. » 4/13/12 7:00am 4/13/12 7:00am

Vintage advertisements for HAL 9000 and the Orion III space plane

Remember Justin Van Genderen's throwback travel posters for locales in comic books and the Star Wars universe? He's now given 2001: A Space Odyssey a similar retro rehash. HAL comes preprogrammed with "Daisy Bell," I'm assuming. » 6/07/11 7:45am 6/07/11 7:45am

The shiniest stories on io9 this week

What happened on io9 this week? A conversation with Resident Evil's Paul W.S. Anderson and retrofuturism from the New York Times circa 1909. Also, here's a video of a guy having a bad trip at a screening of 2001. Enjoy. » 9/11/10 5:00pm 9/11/10 5:00pm