My wife and I watched this masterpiece of film over the weekend. I've seen in before, but I REALLY enjoyed it this time, and 'got' it. I know there are several big fans of this film on the boards, so hoping to get some thoughtful insights from them My wife watched it for the first time and thought it wonderful, she was very impressed and she also 'got' it. But, she's very smart and very observant and caught some details I hadn't noticed before...little niggles that I thought were amusing: --When Frank and Dave go into the pod for their discussion of their concerns over HAL, why did they have him rotate the pod so he could see them? Why not keep it's backside to him so they would have COMPLETE privacy? --When (Dave, right?) goes EVA to service the antenna unit that HAL mistakenly thought was going to fail, why no tether to the pod? Also, how is the pod 'keeping up' with the Discovery, since they didn't stop the ship? Shouldn't the pod be going one way and the Discovery going the other? --When Dave is in the 'zoo' at the end of the film and is aging, is he seeing himself, like when he was eating, gets up from the table and walks over to see who was there? Is he witnessing himself age really rapidly, or are we to think it was in real-time? Fascinating sequence. --Lastly, if HAL could remotely control the pods (like when he killed Frank), why didn't he take over control of Dave's pod? Again, just fun little points/questions we both came up with. I'm so delighted that she enjoyed the film (she'd seen 2010 previously..now she wants to see both films back to back and read the books). I think if I had one solitary gripe about the movie, it would be that IMO, the 'stargate' sequence is too lengthy. Despite that (and some obvious backgrounds/staging during the Dawn of Man), 10 out of 10!