Rhys Taylor’s magnificent rendering of one of the possible configurations of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s USS Discovery:
“A Space Odyssey With More Explosions
Project Orion was a 1950’s feasibility study for a spacecraft propelled by nuclear bombs. Although cancelled in 1963 (for obvious reasons), early concept sketches for the 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey included an Orion-drive Discovery spacecraft, quite different to the one that was eventually shown. In this little video I show what part of the film may have looked like if Orion had made the cut, based on the original concept art. You can read more about the model and Orion on my blog : http://astrorhysy.blogspot.com/2014/06/learning-to-love-bomb.html”
So, before you run this video, set it to HD and turn your volume to 11 and watch it full screen.