Aah, Kubrick. I must have been 6 or 7 when I first saw “Dr. Strangelove” and the image of Slim Pickens riding the bomb like a horse became part of the foundation of my emerging worldview - ironic, cynical, finding humor in absurdity. I think I was 10 before I saw 2001 (no TV releases for big movies in those days) and was completely awed. It instantly joined Star Trek in my pantheon. To this day, I judge all TV and film sci-fi by these - they set standards which are rarely, if ever, exceed.
I’ve since seen every bit of Kubrick save “Eyes Wide Shut” and I think I will give it a pass for this lifetime. BTW, as careful as Stanley was to destroy his 2001 props, a couple of items made it into Gerry Anderson productions - a life-support backpack, and the sandwich container from the moon shuttle scene. I’ve got screen grabs somewhere.