Thursday Flashback: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Peter Hyams directs a movie based on Arthur C. Clarke’s second story that began with 2001. Roy Scheider plays Heywood Floyd, a minor character from the original, on a mission with the (eventually non-existent) Soviet Union to find out what went wrong with the Discovery in the original. Not a bad movie, but not exactly Earth-shattering, except maybe for inspiring the Earth ships in Babyon 5 a decade later.