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Bowman and Poole enter the Pod.


BOWMAN: Rotate the Pod please, Hal.


BOWMAN: Stop rotation please, Hal.


INT POD: Bowman deactivates audible access to Hal.


BOWMAN: Rotate the Pod please, Hal.

No action or response from Hal.

BOWMAN: Rotate the Pod please, Hal. . . . . I don't think he can hear us.

POOLE (louder): Rotate the Pod please, Hal. . . . Yea, I'm sure we're okay. . . Well, what do you think?

BOWMAN: I'm not sure, what do you think?

POOLE: I've got a bad feeling about him.

BOWMAN: You do?

POOLE: Yea, definitely. Don't you?

BOWMAN: I don't know, I thinks so. . . . . You know though he is right about the 9000 series having a perfect operational record. They do.

POOLE: Unfortunately that sounds a little like famous last words.

BOWMAN: Yea, still it was his idea to carry out the analysis, wasn't it.

POOLE: Hmm.

BOWMAN: Which should certainly indicate his integrity and self confidence. . . If he were wrong, it would be the surest way proving it.

POOLE: It would be if he knew he was wrong.

BOWMAN: Hmm.

POOLE: Look Dave, I can't put my finger on it, but I'm sense something strange about him.

BOWMAN: Still, I can't think of a good reason to not put back the number one unit and carry on with the analysis.

POOLE: No, no I agree about that.

BOWMAN: Well let's get on with it.

POOLE: Okay, but look Dave, let's say we put the unit back and it doesn't fail, huh? That would pretty well wrap it up as far as Hal is concerned, wouldn't it..

BOWMAN: Well we would be in very serious trouble.

POOLE: We would, wouldn't we.

BOWMAN: Yea.

POOLE: What the hell can we do?

BOWMAN: Well, we wouldn't have too many alternatives.

POOLE: I don't think we would have any alternatives. . . . There isn't a single aspect of ship operations that's not under his control. If he were proven to be malfunctioning, I wouldn't see how we would have any choice but disconnection.

BOWMAN: I'm afraid I agree with you.

POOLE: There would be nothing else to do.


BOWMAN: It would be tricky. . . . We would have to cut his higher brain functions without disturbing the purely automatic and regulatory systems. Then we would have to work out the transfer procedures to continue the mission to ground base computer control.

POOLE: Yea, well that's far safer than allowing Hal to continue running things.

BOWMAN: You know, another thing just occurred to me. . . As far as I know, no 9000 computer has ever been disconnected.

POOLE: Well, no 9000 computer has never fouled up before.

BOWMAN: That's not what I mean. . . Well I'm not so sure when I think about it . . .


CUT TO HAL: Hal's lens is viewing Bowman and Poole talking.






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