Latest 2001: A Space Odyssey Stories

2011-06-10 02:40:00

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, acting great Morgan Freeman joined the illustrious list of film luminaries who have received the highest honor for a career in film - the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award. The gala, taped at Sony Pictures Studios this evening, will air on TV Land on Sunday, June 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Freeman's inspiration and mentor, Sidney Poitier, who was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1992, said that "the movies matter, as do their...

2010-10-11 15:43:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Morgan Freeman has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. The award will be presented to Freeman at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. TV Land will broadcast the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute on TV Land PRIME later...

2010-07-07 07:00:00

ATLANTA and DALLAS, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV) ("Gentiva" or "the Company") and Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODSY) ("Odyssey") announced today that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for Gentiva's previously announced acquisition of Odyssey expired at 11:59 p.m. EDT, on July 6, 2010. On May 24, 2010 Gentiva and Odyssey announced that Gentiva had agreed to acquire Odyssey in an all cash...

2009-06-08 07:25:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the movie has replaced the novel as the dominant art form of our time, where has the intelligent film discussion gone? Find it on CinemaDiscourse.com (http://www.cinemadiscourse.com). Just as Pauline Kael was the defining movie critic of the 1970s and 80s and Roger Ebert more recently, so John David Ebert, writing on CinemaDiscourse.com, is the defining critic of the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. (Note: John David Ebert is not related to...

2009-03-12 12:00:56

The U.S. space agency's Mars Odyssey orbiter's computer has been rebooted to clear memory flaws amassed in more than five years since its last reboot. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the procedure also restored Odyssey's onboard set of backup systems, called the spacecraft's B side, allowing its use in the future when necessary. For nearly two years, we have not known for certain whether the backup systems would be usable, so this successful reboot has allowed us to...

2009-03-04 16:35:00

The team operating NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter plans a procedure next week to address a long-known, potential vulnerability of accumulated memory corruption. The procedure requires rebooting the spacecraft's computer. This is not a risk-free event, but the Odyssey team and NASA have carefully weighed the risks of performing a cold reboot compared with the risk of doing nothing, and determined that the proper course of action is to proceed with the reboot. The chief concern about the potential...

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 6--The relatively meager output of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick during a 46-year career has played right into the hands of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Because Kubrick completed only 13 features from 1953 until his death in 1999, the center can present a full retrospective of a major director's works. Every other filmmaker of Kubrick's stature would require months to cover all of his titles. John Ford, for example, directed almost twice...

2008-03-24 22:50:00

The crews of the International Space Station and the visiting space shuttle Endeavour spoke from space Sunday night to reporters gathered at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. During the event, collectSPACE.com asked the astronauts to reflect on the influences of science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who died March 18 at age 90, and of the previous visitors to the space station. Set to undock from the outpost at 7:56 p.m. EDT on Monday, Endeavour's crew spent nearly two weeks...

2008-03-18 18:05:00

Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90. Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said. Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.