In his recent review for The A.V. Club, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky considers how Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar fits into the legacy of science fiction. But Cut Print Film has taken things one step further by producing 2001: An Interstellar Space Odyssey, a mash-up trailer that combines footage from 2001: A Space Odyssey with audio from Interstellar.
The result harnesses many of 2001’s signature scenes and redirects them in service of Interstellar’s plot. Here, the aesthetics of 2001’s expansive, isolating journey across the solar system to knock on God’s door are underpinned with the heightened stakes of racing to find mankind a new home before the clock runs out on a dying planet Earth. Reinforcing that juxtaposition is Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar score, which is less grandiose and more urgent. Also, space-dudes sound way more awesome with laid-back southern drawls and Cockney accents.