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Old January 7 2013, 11:16 PM   #52
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Re: 2001 on the Big Screen

Asbo Zaprudder wrote: View Post
... plus the three guys suffocated in cryosleep (Victor Kaminski, Peter Whitehead, and Charles Hunter, IIRC).
They die peacefully in their sleep, not violently. Again, that's not the sort of thing that would satisfy the audience's violence quota.

In the book, I think the star child makes some orbiting nukes explode or some such, but whether anyone dies as a result is not stated.
I believe it was said that they exploded harmlessly-- he was just eliminating them.
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