Dr. David Bowman


I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a… fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you.

2001: a space odyssey [1968] dir. stanley kubrick

April 12, 2001 - A Monolith is Found on the Moon

Dr. Heywood R. Floyd, an American scientist, took a PanAm space flight to the moon in 2001, supposedly to investigate an epidemic at the lunar outpost Clavius Base. The epidemic was just a cover story, however; in actuality, Floyd’s mission was to investigate a 4,000-year-old alien artifact that had been uncovered near Clavius just after lunar sunset on April 12, 2001. This was the first of three monoliths that humans would discover in their own solar system, the purpose of which was seemingly to help speed up evolution through instantaneous transfer of advanced knowledge to those who touched it. It was dubbed Tycho Magnetic Anomaly-1, or TMA-1, and through radio waves, would point human scientists in the direction of a much larger monolith (called TMA-2, although it had no magnetic field and was millions of miles away from Tycho) in orbit around Jupiter. TMA-2 would be the destination of the ill-fated starship Discovery One and its crew: Drs. David Bowman and Frank Poole, and their sentient computer, HAL9000.

(2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968)


((I made new wallpapers. Meant to match. Did them in such a way that when I swipe to unlock my phone, only the character image changes–or so that’s what it’s meant to look like. I have HAL for the lock screen, Dave for the main background. Both with the text. Because that dialogue made me bloody cry. ❤💙

And yes. Feel free to use them. All the backgrounds I make… they by a fan, for fans. 🌟))