Sound clips from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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"By the way, do you mind if I ask you a personal question?" - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this before." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." - [Keir Dullea]

"This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"I think you've improved a great deal." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"Thank you. You are cleared through Voiceprint Identification." - [unknown woman onscreen]

"We've got the transmission from your parents coming in." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"X-Ray Delta One, this is Mission Control. Two-Zero-Four-Niner, transmission concluded." - [Frank Miller]

"Welcome to Voiceprint Identification. When you see the red light go on, would you please state in the following order: your destination, your nationality, and your full name; surname first, Christian name and initial." - [unknown woman onscreen]

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"Just a moment. Just a moment." -[HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"Open the pod bay doors, please, HAL." - [Keir Dullea]

"Sorry about this, I know it's a bit silly." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"X-Ray Delta One, this is Mission Control." - [Frank Miller]

Just one moment, please." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

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"The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"Would you like to play a game of chess? I play very well." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"This sort of thing has cropped up before and it has always been due to human error." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"It can only be attributable to human error." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"There is a message for you." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

"This conversation can serve no further purpose. Goodbye." - [HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain)]

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