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Old September 23 2012, 07:12 PM   #52
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Re: There's no one like Kubrick

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
Why the presumption that everything has to be -- or can be -- explained?
Seriously, you as this? Here on a Star Trek board? (Presumably) As a Star Trek fan?

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
There are many mysteries in real life that can't be explained, and I would think that the motivations or intentions of extraterrestrials would be one of the most unexplainable things of all. When the natives of the New World first encountered Europeans, did they understand maritime trade and the rise of the merchant class and mercantilist pressures for expanded commerce? Could they have even begun to understand that motivation? The viewer's position watching 2001 is an uninformed and questioning observer, as it would likely be in a real encounter with an alien civilization.
And you are perfectly okay with sitting through a movie that offers nothing but question and no answers?
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