Holy shit. All the times I’ve watched 2001 and never put it together. Also, it seems it would’ve helped to try to stick it out a little further into 2010. Some movie/chess superfans perceive the slight inaccuracy in HAL’s analysis as giving Frank a clue into his impending paranoid meltdown. That is definitely stretching it. But I have to admit that I never considered that maybe HAL might be confused, rather than cold-blooded. “Therefore, HAL made the decision to kill the crew, allowing him to obey both his hardwired instructions to report data truthfully and in full, and his orders to keep the monolith a secret. In essence: if the crew were dead, he would no longer have to keep the information secret.” Thank you for a very enjoyable game.
Laurel Halo - Quarantine (2012)
Soviet chess hero Anatoly Karpov carrying an actual sickle in 1977. (Edit: Wait, are those jeans?)