Welcome to ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE @keirdullea.org a site dedicated to the career of actor Keir Dullea. Best known for his role as Commander Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a career that has spanned five decades, Keir has worked in film and television including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Damages, The Hoodlum Priest, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Fox, Paperback Hero, David & Lisa, Madame X, Isn't It Delicious, and the sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two. Keir's favourite medium is the stage where he's starred in such projects as the original production of Butterflies Are Free, On Golden Pond, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Doubles, Dr. Cook's Garden, I Never Sang for My Father, The Shawshank Redemption, Tales from Hollywood, The Cherry Orchard and many other workshop productions.
Film:Valley of the Gods playing Ulim Status: Pre-Production
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Along with the event images post before this one, I’ve added a new scan for the press section. This time it’s from the Australasia July 2016 edition of Empire magazine. Here they name their 50 greatest Sci-Fi moments. They chose as the number one greatest the HAL-9000 disconnection scene from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. I’d have to say I completely agree with them. Their top ten was pretty impressive including the chestburster scene from Alien where Kane (John Hurt) gave bith, the Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) dying scene from Blade Runner, both films directed by Ridley Scott. Number 5 was the final scene at the end of Franklin J. Schaffner’s Planet of the Apes where George Taylor (Charleton Heston) and Nova (Linda Harrison) find the ruined Statue of Liberty on the beach. They also named the Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) “Get away from her you bitch!” scene from James Cameron’s Aliens. Considering how great 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is as a whole, I’m pretty impressed they chose the disconnection scene considering the stargate sequence, as well as the Dawn of Man opening and it’s iconic moment of the three million year jumpcut from the bone to the weapons platform. I’m including the write up in this post, but to see the scans, please click on any of the links below.
 SCANS: JULY 2016 – AUSTRALASIA EDITION EMPIRE MAGAZINE
HAL SHUTS DOWN 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
There have been many other scary movie supercomputers: in 1965, just three years before Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville saw the titular city ruled by a data-bastard called Alpha 60. But none have ever been able to upgrade to the heights of the psychotic HAL 9000. There’s his eerie lone red peeper, staring out like a robotic version of the Eye of Sauron. There’s his mellow but menacing voice, provided by Canadian actor Douglas Rain. And then there’s his unforgettable demise, as astronaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea) races to shut him down after he’s pressed “Power Off” on his human shipmate. It could have played out as an action scene, with HAL issuing dark threats and hurling obstacles. Instead, there’s a strange poignancy as he suffers the computer equivalent of a mental breakdown. “I’m afraid, Dave… Dave, my mind is going… I can feel it… I can feel it… My mind is going,” he monotones, pitifully, voice slowing like a pitched-down 12-inch. Then he sings a song: Daisy Bell, the 19th-century children’s rhyme IBM selected for one of its computers to croon as a demonstration in 1961. Set to a background of hissing oxygen, it’s a raw, intimate and surprisingly emotional moment. Not bad for a scene involving a box talking to a man in a helmet. It’s easy to imagine that when the machines ﬁ nally take over Earth for real, this will be their go-to weepie.
Three new images for the event section of the gallery. On Keir’s 80th birthday on the Keir Dullea Appreciation Society page on Facebook, Keir’s wife Mia told of how he spent his landmark day. While shooting in Poland on his new film VALLEY OF THE GODS, Keir was gifted with a cell of the film from director Lech Majewski. Keir plays the part of Ulim. No word yet on who his character is, but the film looks like it’s going to be amazing considering the cast.
 EVENT IMAGES: 05/30/2016 – “Valley of the Gods” film photocall – Katowice, Poland
First of all a followup on a post I made a little bit ago about the second season order for THE PATH. According to Mia Dillon, Keir’s wife, Keir will continue in the role of Dr. Stephen Meyer. Considering what happened at the end of episode ten The Miracle, it’s nice to know he’ll be walking and talking, finally! Thank you to Mia for confirming that. The other thing I have for you are the screencaps from Keir’s final two episodes titled A Room of One’s Own and The Miracle. I’ll include one capture from the final episode to let you know what I mean about the above “walking and talking” thing…. Also I wanted to let you know that I’m in the process of collecting some scans of Keir to go in the gallery. Stay tuned.
 SCREENCAPS: THE PATH – E1X09 A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN
On behalf of ODYSSEY :: KEIR DULLEA ONLINE I’d like to wish Keir the happiest of days full of laughter, love, and beautiful things. I’ll be hoisting a cup of tea in your honour Mr. Dullea. Here’s to many years to come …. To infinity and beyond ……..