Monday, June 11, 2012

2001: A Space Odyssey

Currently watching 2001: A Space Odyssey. This film greatly influenced my friends and I in the late 60s and early 1970s as we created our own space empires. This was in the years just before RPGs were invented. If only we had had access to games like Traveller a few years earlier, the history of roleplaying would have been a subset of the history of SF rather than fantasy.

Particularly important to us were the ship and pod designs in 2001:

2001 Space Pod

Also important were the cute agricultural robot Drones from the film Silent Running:

Robot Drones Huey, Dewey, and Louie from Silent Running
It could be fun to stat these items out for FATE!

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