HAL 9000, a brilliant young super computer gets passed over for an evolutionary promotion in favor of humans. The only snag being the crew are wholly dependent on him for their survival. Unfortunately, HAL develops irreconcilable conflicts, suffers a breakdown & turns very sinister indeed.
Dave Bowman, the only surviving astronaut, performs an electronic lobotomy on HAL reducing him to the role of mindless galley slave. MAX MUMBLES says: "It can only be attributable to human error".