The first time you watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, you’re most likely struck by a profound sense of confusion—which can be either deliriously entertaining or, if the walkouts during its 1968 premiere were any indication, frustrating. From ahead-of-the-curve furniture design to geeky scientific fact-check details, here’s what to zoom in on the next time you’re sitting awestruck watching Kubrick’s space vision. Kubrick, Clarke, and Kubrick’s wife Christiane sketched out possible visual ideas and sought paintings for inspiration in depicting what extraterrestrial life might look like. Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentCostumes in 2001 were designed by Hardy Amies, a Savile Row tailor who worked with the Queen of England. Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentNASA has literally confirmed that 2001 envisioned a number of features of space exploration that have since come to be.