“2001: A Space Odyssey” dog and cat names

These dog and cat names are derived from characters featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Warning: Plot spoilers are revealed below.

  • Dave (Full name: Dr. Dave Bowman; crew member of the Discovery One, dismantles HAL)
  • Floyd (Full name: Dr. Heywood R. Floyd; authorizes Discovery One mission, played by Roy Scheider in 2010: The Year We Make Contact)
  • Hal (Full name: HAL 9000; a computer in charge the Discovery One, HAL is disconnected by Dave Bowman after killing fellow crew member Dr. Frank Poole)
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