I was just poking around this behemoth: http://www.cs.uu.nl/wais/html/na-dir/movies/trivia-faq.html and noticed something interesting about Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The above database claims that Kubrick had all models and sets destroyed to prevent their reuse.
However, the same database says that Frank Zappa’s 200 Hotels was filmed on the same set, and the Monolith is supposedly visible in it.
And, that disco-fabulistic television show Space: 1999 simply reeks of Kubrick and Pinewood Studios. Moon Base Alpha bears a strong similarity to the moon base in 2001. The space suits used in 1999 are practically identical to Dave Bowman’s outfit. Are they?
And when I was a little kid at Universal Studios, I personally saw what was claimed to be the actual Monolith and a five foot long, ridiculously expensive looking model of the Discovery that was also supposed to be the original. (This was pre-2010, I’m almost positive) Certainly Universal would not lie to a tender soul such as myself?
So what’s left for Kubrick to destroy? Any prop fans out there who know what really happened to all those cool toys?