One of the most enigmatic endings in film occurs in 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which Keir Dullea sees himself age and die, becoming at last the “starchild” that returns to Earth. An early draft of the script included an additional transformation into a “starbudgie” that nibbles on Australia, mistaking it for a giant cuttlefish.
Alicia E. writes: “Hi! I love this website, thanks for all the adorableness. Here is a picture of my budgie Tukey meeting my baby Sebastian when we first brought him home from the hospital.”