AJAModels French Orbiting Weapons Satellite From 2001 A Space Odyssey. Scale unknown. If you're a 2001 fan these are a must have for your collection. Adam Johnson did a fantastic job in creating this kit .
Another holdover of discarded plot ideas is with regard to the famous
match-cut from prehistoric bone-weapon to orbiting satellite, followed
sequentially by views of three more satellites. At first, Kubrick
planned to have a narrator state explicitly that these were armed
nuclear weapon platforms while speaking of a nuclear stalemate between
This would have foreshadowed the now-discarded conclusion of the film showing the Star Child's detonating all of them. Piers Bizony, in his book 2001 Filming The Future,
stated that after ordering designs for orbiting nuclear weapon
platforms, Kubrick became convinced to avoid too many associations with Dr. Strangelove, and he decided not to make it so obvious that they were "war machines".
in a book he wrote with Kubrick's assistance and authorization,
described the bone as "transformed into a spacecraft of the year A.D.
2001 as it orbits in the blackness around Earth", and he stated that
Kubrick eliminated from his film the theme of a nuclear stalemate
between the United States and the Soviet Union, each with globe-orbiting
Kubrick now thought this had "no place at all in the film's thematic
development", with the bombs now becoming an "orbiting red herring".
Walker further noted that some filmgoers in 1968–69 would know that an
agreement had been reached in 1967 between the powers not to put any
nuclear weapons into outer space,
and that if the film suggested otherwise, it would "merely have raised
irrelevant questions to suggest this as a reality of the twenty-first
In the Canadian TV documentary 2001 and Beyond, Dr. Clarke
stated that not only was the military purpose of the satellites "not
spelled out in the film, there is no need for it to be", repeating later
in this documentary that "Stanley didn't want to have anything to do
with bombs after Dr. Strangelove".