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It is the most remarkable, certainly the most successful, book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor. More popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty Three Things to Do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters - Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway? So that whingeing Earthling Arthur Dent should be very grateful he had a copy!

For after Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent is let loose in the furthest recesses of the Galaxy armed only with the aforementioned mysterious but indispensable Guide. Follow Dent's cosmic adventures as he is joined by his pretty weird companions: Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ford Prefect, Trillian-the-Astrophysicist-he-met-at-a-party-in-Islington and Marvin the manically depressed Android. You never know, they may even find the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything!
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[mod]#2
If you can accept the dodgy special effects (part of it's charm now) this is Soooooo much better than the recent movie & most like the books. Really good series. And you get to find out the The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything ! ;-)
banned#3
BRILLIANT program




HOT

Much better than the film and more true to the book

Fact: the original version of Marvin the paranoid android from this series can be seen in the Vogon Prisoner Detention Centre queue in the film....and if you watch carefully you will notice 'Arthur' double takes on seeing him
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ODB_69
Fact: the original version of Marvin the paranoid android from this series can be seen in the Vogon Prisoner Detention Centre queue in the film....and if you watch carefully you will notice 'Arthur' double takes on seeing him


I noticed that without being told about it beforehand - I'm seriously sad :p

I didn't like the newer movie at all, it had none of the dry humour the series has - excellent dvd (edi, stop making me spend money !). I read all the books when I was a kid & they make you laugh out loud :)
banned#5
sigma;3153421
I noticed that without being told about it beforehand - I'm seriously sad :p

I didn't like the newer movie at all, it had none of the dry humour the series has - excellent dvd (edi, stop making me spend money !). I read all the books when I was a kid & they make you laugh out loud :)

yh I did too...saw it opening day...

the film was rubbish compared to the series and didnt stress enough the importance of a towel for my liking....the books though..OMG have never laughed as much as when reading those....amazing how repetition in that books gets funnier and funnier each time
#6
Movie was very poor, although I did like Zaphod's second head placement.
#7
RIP Douglas - you are a legend.
#8
Remember the TV series was based on the original Radio Scripts, which were also written by Douglas Adams ( a fantastic purchase for all you H2G2 nutters). The podcasts are still available for the radio version which I have on my iPod :-)
#9
sigma
If you can accept the dodgy special effects (part of it's charm now) this is Soooooo much better than the recent movie & most like the books. Really good series. And you get to find out the The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything ! ;-)


*SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT*

Its 42......... :whistling:

Also in the new film one of the planets is Douglas Adams head.

Got radio shows on my iPod as well, which reminds me, I'm only half way through listening to it, must get back to it this afternoon :-D

Hot!
#10
Nice series. i remember a few years ago i played the text based HGTTG game.. was pretty fun
#11
Titchimp
Nice series. i remember a few years ago i played the text based HGTTG game.. was pretty fun


hehe - I remember that ! There were a few of em at the time. Someone's written an updated version with graphics too (in flash or java) so at least you have a better idea as to where you are.

Bloody frustrating thing it was too. Type in the wrong verb etc and it just spat its dummy out. Not only that but if you didn't do something beforehand (like give the dog the cheese sandwich), you couldn't complete it.

I might just have to play it again now I think about it.
#12
Titchimp
Nice series. i remember a few years ago i played the text based HGTTG game.. was pretty fun


It can still be played via the link from http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html and if you have a device with an Infocom Zcode interpreter available (almost everything that could have does have; iPhone, Windows Mobile, PDAs, computers, etc etc etc- Frotz is the name to look for usually) the Zcode file can be found fairly easily (hint; look at the page source for the page with the Java applet on it )

The BBC also did an enhanced version in Flash a while back - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game.shtml - the first version of it has some new graphics by Rod Lord who did the graphics for the TV series, the second has a lot of user contributed graphics.

Also, Rod Lord sells A3 posters taken from the original negatives of the animation at his own website - see http://www.rodlord.com/pages/hhgg.htm
#13
angusr;3154619
It can still be played via the link from http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html and if you have a device with an Infocom Zcode interpreter available (almost everything that could have does have; iPhone, Windows Mobile, PDAs, computers, etc etc etc- Frotz is the name to look for usually) the Zcode file can be found fairly easily (hint; look at the page source for the page with the Java applet on it )

The BBC also did an enhanced version in Flash a while back - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game.shtml - the first version of it has some new graphics by Rod Lord who did the graphics for the TV series, the second has a lot of user contributed graphics.

Also, Rod Lord sells A3 posters taken from the original negatives of the animation at his own website - see http://www.rodlord.com/pages/hhgg.htm

Awesome, thanks.
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Xb0xGuru

Bloody frustrating thing it was too.


It wasn't the most frustrating Infocom game that Douglas Adams wrote; for that you need to look at Bureaucracy - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureaucracy_(computer_game)

The objective of the game is to get a bank to acknowledge a change of address card.

Not available online officially but a bit of googling will probably find the Zcode file somewhere.

If anyone's interested in getting legal Infocom adventure games there are three packages to keep an eye out for; the first is "Masterpieces of Infocom" which has most of the Infocom text adventures (including Bureaucracy but minus HitchHiker's). The second and third are "Lost Treasures of Infocom" and "Lost Treasures of Infocom 2"; the first one has HitchHiker's and the second has Bureaucracy. There are still a couple of adventures that are on Masterpieces but not on either Lost Treasures though. Don't use the executables on the CDs as they're written for ancient Windows/DOS varieties; just use the story files with Frotz or another Zcode interpreter.

Oh, and in case anyone has finished the HitchHiker's game and wondered where it was supposed to go after that point - it's a long story. See http://waxy.org/2008/04/milliways_infocoms_unreleased_sequel_to_hitchhikers_guide_to_the_galax/ - there's links to Zcode files for the tiny bits that were done.
#15
The funniest Infocom text adventure was Leather Goddesses of Phobos, purely because you could change the level of lewdness in the game. The scratch n sniff card which came with it was a little to be desired tho!

I'll take a look at that link about H2G2 tho - cheers!
#16
Thnaks, ordered an d now showing as in stock :-D
#17
Loved the books and series, though I think Marvin would have thought they were rubbish :)

A3 Posters look cool, I think I'll be ordering one.
#18
zz9 plural z alpha ,,,, the hhgttg club

i once had the records from the origional radio series , then i brought all the books as they came out , watched the series god only knows how many times then the latest film came out and what the hell , theres 2 hrs i will never get back thats for sure , i pity to person who after the final effert sat back and thought thats perfect , the big fella will be spinning in his grave , the first ,,, go for it , its a treat to the eyes and brain , the latest film , run , dont whatever you do buy it , i did , sold it on ebay without even watching the end , yes its that bad

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