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What will Next Year be Called?

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posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 03:53 AM
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Some background on 2010 the Movie:

2010 is a 1984 science fiction film released by MGM and directed by Peter Hyams. Its full title is given on posters and DVD releases as 2010: The Year We Make Contact, although the subtitle does not appear in the film itself. 2010 is a sequel to the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and is based on Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2010: Odyssey Two, a literary sequel to the film. (Wiki)


I saw this film with a friend when it was first released in the 80's. But I have yet to meet another person who saw this film - and even the friend I went with doesn't remember ever seeing it. Anyway all this makes the film seem ever so obscure and I'm wondering if any ATS members have seen it.

But, more importantly, the movie's title was pronounced as TWENTY-TEN not Two Thousand and Ten.

So now as we finally actually approach this infamous year ("aka The Year we Make Contact ) every reference I hear to next year is of the Two Thousand and Ten variety.

I think TWENTY-TEN is much sexier.

What will you be calling next year: 2,010 or 20-10




posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 03:57 AM
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I think many people will call it 20-10 because its easier to say and most people already do this with all dates anyways. 1950 is 19-50 not one thousand nine hundred and fifth. We are just saying two thousand because saying "zero" or "oh" is more awkward than two thousand nine.



posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 04:03 AM
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I know 20-10 flows better but for some reason all references I've heard to next year have been 2,010 and I'm beginning to suspect this might end up the prevailing expression.

Anyway thanks for reply!



posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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Eh? who hasnt seen 2010? one of the most iconic movies of all time with Hal the super intelligent computer. The film was to portray hope that mankind will be saved in their darkest hour as America and Russia was on a war footing in the film.
This film was based on the cold war nothing more.

and its 2010 as in 2000 and 10

[edit on 14-11-2009 by loner007]



posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 04:12 AM
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Originally posted by loner007
Eh? who hasnt seen 2010?
and its 2010 as in 2000 and 10

[edit on 14-11-2009 by loner007]


Well I wonder if the promotion of film in Australia was different to o/seas. Here the movie was called 20-10 and as far as I can tell it had very poor box-office success. It never enjoyed iconic or cult status - not that I'm aware of anyway...



posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 04:14 AM
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2010 was nominated for five Academy Awards:[4]

Best Art Direction (Albert Brenner and Rick Simpson)
Best Makeup (Michael Westmore)
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume Design (Patricia Norris)
Best Sound Presentation,
winning in none of these categories

2010 did win the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1985.

bad films dont get nominated


[edit on 14-11-2009 by loner007]



posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 04:29 AM
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Originally posted by loner007


2010 was nominated for five Academy Awards:[4]

2010 did win the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1985.

bad films dont get nominated


[edit on 14-11-2009 by loner007]


I think Australian audience's tastes weren't all that sophisticated in the 1980's.
We have since learned how to be better humans.



posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 04:34 AM
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YOU ARE KIDDING!

Seriously? You've not met anyone else who has seen this film?!!

That has genuinely amazed me.

2010 has to be one of my all time favorite films!

"A piece of pie"

"All of these worlds are yours..except Europa. Attempt no landing there"

Brilliant film.

Edit to add: Ever since seeing this film (in the 80's, like you), i have harbored a sneaking suspicion that in 2010, we may...just may, have disclosure and whether it really will be 'The year we make contact' (officially).



[edit on 14/11/2009 by spikey]



posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 05:07 AM
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Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by MyXlog
 


YOU ARE KIDDING!

Seriously? You've not met anyone else who has seen this film?!!


Yes seriously - maybe I just mix with the wrong people and live in the wrong country.


Edit to add: Ever since seeing this film (in the 80's, like you), i have harbored a sneaking suspicion that in 2010, we may...just may, have disclosure and whether it really will be 'The year we make contact' (officially).


Yes the movie title may be prophetic after all...and note the film was made in that other famous year 1984


My feelings at seeing the movie were " Wonder if I'll be alive in 2010" - it seemed so remote at the time. I would love it to be the year we officially make contact too.... bet every day in 2010 we'll live with an air of expectancy - waiting, waiting, waiting......

[edit on 11/14/2009 by MyXlog]

[edit on 11/14/2009 by MyXlog]



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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I have that on dvd ^_^ cost my like £3 barrginnn
but year 20-10 is much easiyer and sexier then 2,010



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 02:35 PM
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20-10 sounds best to me. Saying the entire date out is just a little to long winded especially if you are also saying day and month.

Isnt the film the one where the monoliths all crash into Jupiter and turn it into a second sun? We had it on TV here in NZ about 4 years ago around the Christmas holidays during the afternoon... I never knew they even had made a sequel to 2001 until I accidentally switched over to it as it was starting (i knew about the book just not the film). It was a decent movie (no where near the first one, but with its own merits) but any chance of it having some sort of portent to the actual REAL coming year... highly doubtful, but hey who knows
it would be fitting.

Always good to have two minds about things, helps you cope which either way things might go.

Edit:- Heh just read the thread about the Russian Bomber being escorted away from Alaska else where on ATS... not sure how often that happens but reading the comment by Loner007 and the Russian/American war/hostile tension portrayed in the Movie... thats a little spooky


[edit on 15-11-2009 by BigfootNZ]



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by MyXlog
 


YOU ARE KIDDING!

Seriously? You've not met anyone else who has seen this film?!!

That has genuinely amazed me.

2010 has to be one of my all time favorite films!

"A piece of pie"

"All of these worlds are yours..except Europa. Attempt no landing there"

Brilliant film.

Edit to add: Ever since seeing this film (in the 80's, like you), i have harbored a sneaking suspicion that in 2010, we may...just may, have disclosure and whether it really will be 'The year we make contact' (officially).


[edit on 14/11/2009 by spikey]


I have to echo every single word of this post. I absolutely love this film. For me personally it was better than the first. I'm getting goose bumps all over just thinking of that fantastic line.

"These Worlds are yours..." Absolutely stunnning. As great and memorable as "Open the pod bay doors Hal" is, it's not a patch on "These worlds..."

Sometimes it's almost as if Clarke had information from the future. He was spot on so many times in his career its scary. I mean, to pick out Europa like that! Wow! For many years I too had the feeling that things might unfold in 2010 in a similar vein as in the movie/book.

For the record where I lived in the UK the movie was always referred to as 2000 and 10. The odd thing is though we always referred to the middle books of the series as 20-10, and 20-61.

I've got the DVD sat on a shelf in front of me right now. It's been years, I might just have to indulge.

[edit on 15-11-2009 by sharps]



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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2010 should be said as Twenty - Tween, 2010-2011-2012

because it sits 'between' the Twenty - Oughts, 2000-2009
and the self described Twenty - Teens, 2013-2019


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

But 2010 will be thought of as the Junk Year
because they are changing the Title of the golf tournament
formerly called a -> 'Phoenix Open'........ TO: ♫ Taa- Daah ♫




The Former "Phoenix Open" Golf Tournament Now to Be Called "Waste Management Open;" Way to Keep it Classy, Scottsdale

By James King in SportsWed., Dec. 9 2009 @ 2:50PM

Yes, that's correct --

the historic golf tournament that draws more spectators than any other event on the PGA tour, and is held in ritzy Scottsdale, is now named after a company where most employees spend the majority of their day elbow-deep in dumpster juice.
Tiger Woods is nailin' cocktail waitresses, and now this?
How trashy is this sport gonna get...?


[edit on 10-12-2009 by St Udio]




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