2001 ASO – American Nuclear Weapon Satellite by Warren Zoell

Artist Warren Zoell again shows his multiple skills with his build and composite of the American Nuclear Weapon Satellite from 2001 A Space Odyssey! Fantastic!

Here are some images of my scratch built American Nuclear Weapon  Satellite from 2001 A Space Odyssey.
The American nuclear weapon satellite is the first ship you see in the movie even if only for two and a half seconds. It happens during Stanley Kubrick’s famous three million year jump cut. First you see the man ape Moonwatcher in typical kubrickian glee throwing a bone in the air just after dispatching a rival ape. As the bone spins in the air with the sound of wind in the background it suddenly with a single film splice jumps to the American nuclear weapon satellite and the beginnings of Strauss’s Blue Danube in the background.

This model was basically built by eye using various sources from images from the interweb to the Bizony book to repeatedly hitting the pause button, so I couldn’t attest to its accuracy still I think it turned out pretty well.


American Nuclear sat from 2001





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