The Date: January 7
The Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
What Is It?: The greatest science-fiction movie ever made is more of a trip backwards and forwards in time than a science-fiction movie. Shut the lights. Get close to the big screen. You’ll munch on twigs and tapirs with ape people. You’ll walk upside down in space capsules. You’ll float in the terrifying emptiness of space. You’ll rocket through a psychedelic star gate and descend to Jupiter’s weird terrain. You’ll sink deeply into the limitless brilliance of Stanley Kubrick’s brain.
Why Today?: On this day In 1610, Galileo announces he has discovered the first three satellites of Jupiter.