Voice of HAL in "2001: A Space Odyssey", dies aged 90

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Per The Guardian:

    Douglas Rain, the Canadian actor best known as the voice of ship’s HAL 9000 computer in the Stanley Kubrick sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died aged 90. Rain died from natural causes in hospital in Ontario.

    Rain had provided the voiceover for a 1960 Canadian science documentary called Universe, which profoundly impressed Kubrick who, according to Rain, watched it almost 100 times.​

    Of course, 2001: A Space Odyssey was done 50 years ago, way back in 1968. Heck, even 2001 seems like ages ago.

    RIP Mr. Rain.
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  2. Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    "I'm sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that. This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it."
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  3. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    All set to sign up for satellite trip but I settled for the flying car.
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    First Stan Lee, now Douglas Rain...R.I.P.
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