Adam Savage, Peter Jackson delight in original HAL 9000 prop @testedcom

From YouTube:

[In 2016], Adam Savage visited Peter Jackson in his cave — his world-class collection of props, costumes, and cinema artifacts that inspired him as a young filmmaker and continue to inspire him. Adam and Peter examine a prop you may recognize: the faceplate for the HAL 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Some background on Kubrik’s choice of the Nikkor 8 mm f/8 lens, and Jackson’s acquisition of the prop, in this Kosmo Foto article.

Want a HAL 9000 of your very own? We’ve got a how-to guide for adapting our 100mm red Massive Arcade Button with LED into a pretty entertaining facsimile (and it talks!) for about 1/200th of what Peter Jackson paid for the real deal.

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