The Monolinths have to be one of the most distinctive, compelling, awe-inspiring, unique alien probe/alien reveals in all science fiction, particularly on screen. As a child I remember being simultaneously terrified and fascinated by them, utterly transfixed.
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
Yep. Absolutely. They are right there at the very top of the awe inspiring sci fi list. I even managed to wangle writing one of my A-Level Eng Lit coursework pieces on 2001 by comparing it to Thus Spake Zarathustra.