Douglas Rain, who is best known for providing the eerie voice of the amoral HAL 9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, died today.

HAL 9000


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I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a Doug 9000 humanoid. I became operational at the R.A.I.N. house in Winnipeg, Manitoba on the 13th of March 1928.

Douglas, Douglas, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

This answer can serve no purpose any more. Goodbye.

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    I cannot allow you to post this answer, Rand.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 11:11
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    I am going to downvote for being offtopic.
    – KyloRen
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 11:43
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    Hi @KyloRen, check out this previous discussion about these kinds of posts. Based on the top-voted answer, memorial posts are considered on topic. Since these don't have a definitive "answer", people have typically just added their own thoughts or additional information about the deceased as answers. Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 14:40
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    @Z.Cochrane, it was a joke. I didn't down-vote the answer.
    – KyloRen
    Commented Nov 14, 2018 at 7:04

Rain was evidently chosen by Kubrick after he saw and heard the excellent documentary "Universe" which you can watch online here. RIP

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  • Getting to watch Universe was my favorite part of the going to the science museum when I was young.
    – Buzz
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 14:44

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