Moon-Watcher

I was listening to the Incomparable podcast, episode 431, which was a panel discussion of the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”. I was very interested in this since I’m a big fan of the movie and the related novel.

At one point, the panelists wondered about the name of the main ape that was doing the learning and evolving around the monolith.

“Moon-Watcher,” I thought.

The panelists continued their wondering and and despaired of ever knowing the ape’s name. “Moon-Watcher,” I said to the podcast player.

Later in the podcast, one of the panelists was reviewing the list of characters in the movie from the IMDB website. “Ape, Ape, Ape, Ape killed by Moon-Watcher, Ape.”

Me to the podcast player: See! Moon-Watcher!
Panelist: Still no name for the main ape though.
Me: Gahh!

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