Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Arthur C. Clarke, one of the most famous - if not the most famous - science fiction authors in modern times, died today in his adopted homeland of Sri Lanka. He was 90.

Clarke is best known for his work on "2001: A Space Odyssey", the movie he co-wrote with Stanley Kubrick, as well as its sequel novels. The film's homicidal computer HAL has been an iconic figure in pop culture for the last forty years.

But Clarke also wrote for Television:

The Colours of Infinity (1995) (TV) (writer)

"The Twilight Zone" (1 episode, 1985)
- Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (1985) TV episode (segment "The Star")

"Tales of Tomorrow" (1 episode, 1952)
- All the Time in the World (1952) TV episode (writer)

"Captain Video and His Video Rangers" (1949) TV series (unknown episodes)

But definitely it will be for the creaton of HAL that Clarke will be best remembered.
I can feel it, Dave.....

Toby OB

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