In 1968, Mike Kaplan, a long time Canyon County resident, was part of the team working on the groundbreaking film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The science fiction film was visionary and it vaulted its producer and director Stanley Kubrick into the pantheon of great film directors.
2001 was about a manned space journey to Jupiter, extraterrestrial life, and the artificial intelligence of computer named HAL. The film, at first, received a mixed reaction, then, Academy Award nominations, fame, and 52 years later, it’s a film classic.
Kaplan joins Idaho Matters live to talk about the film.