A comprehensive review from 2006 (in three parts) of all things Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Zaphod is an idol in the cult sci fi fraternity! and this Sad Geezers role model. He is played marvellously by Mark Wing-Davey.
This straight-lased character is played (rather too convincingly for his own good) by Simon Jones.
Ever wanted to meet a Pandimentional superbeing? They may be a lot closer to you than you think!
In the Early days …. brave people dared to do brave deeds and go where no man had gone before. Pickings were rich and people got very rich indeed…. The saga moves to Magrathea.
The Mice tell the story of how Earth is, in fact, a giant organic computer and Arthur is the only one left with the answer…. the answer to life the universe and evrything!
We watched, transfixed, as the dulcet tones of Peter Jones introduced this colossally innovative, elegantly tacky and wondrous story that has become one of the all time great cult comedy tv sci fi adventures…….
Ford and Arthur get thrown off the Vogon Ship, hitch a ride with Trillian and Zaphod and head off to Magrathea.
Trillian is played beautifully by the lovely Sandra Dickinson.She is a girl from Earth with a degree in mathematics and another one in Astro Physics.
Marvin is a manically depressed robot and the prototype product of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. He has a ‘brain the size of a planet’ and a personality that makes you want to kill it!
Ford Prefect is played perfectly by David Dixon. If you were to meet him in a pub, he’d be telling some story about the Triple Breasted Whore of Erotogon Six!
This man is a Magrathean crinkly coastline designer.
Slartibartfast is played handsomely by the heavyweight actor, Richard Vernon.
A world inhabited by humanoids that produce custom built planets to order.
A planet that doesn’t exist anymore. It was populated with lots of people that looked a bit like you and me.
The Golgafrinchams are a cool bunch with a hoopy history. Everything else about them is actually boring. They are a little stupid, pompus and almost extinct.
Vogons are one of the most unpleasant, ugly, artistically incompetent and nauseatingly priggish races in the universe. They aren’t actually evil as such, but if you ever wanted to get a lift from one, for instance, FORGET IT!
The Babel Fish is small, yellow, leechlike and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brainwave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and the excreting telepathically a matrix from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals…
Deep Thought (no relation to Deep Throat although the very reverend Douglas Adams no doubt intended us to contemplate such an idea) was constructed by a race of pan dimensional mega beings as a supercomputer.
The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation is responsible for the development of the most popular range of domestic and industrial robots. The marketing division defines a robot as “Your plastic pal who’s fun to be with.”
This is the latest way of travelling through space without out the need for all that tedious jumping in and out of hyperspace. The principal of generating finite amounts of improbability are so bloody obvious that I wont go into them here.
The four surprised and slightly hungry travellers are shown to their table at the restaurant at the end of the universe!
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(not 42 🙂 )