In 1968, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur Clark corroborated to produce 2001: A Space Odyssey. Up to that time, science fiction movies depicting spaceflight were largely low-budget efforts suitable for discount matinees or late-night TV. Kubrick and Clarke succeeded in making the “proverbial really good science fiction movie.” Over 50 years later, the special effects hold their own with anything contemporary and we probably have this film to thank for inspiring the visual images that that helped make Star Wars a part of our collective consciousness.
When a monolithic object of extra-terrestrial origin is discovered in orbit around Jupiter, the manned deep space exploration spacecraft, Discovery X-ray Delta One, is sent to investigate and collect data related to the mysterious artefact.
Moebius Models 1:144 scale kit of the Discovery is a meticulously-detailed, precision-tooled plastic model kit of one of cinema’s most famous spacecraft.