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  Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, a SF book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was initially a BBC Radio 4 series.
The book sequence is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979), The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980), Life, the Universe, and Everything (1982), So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984), and Mostly Harmless (1992).
In 1981 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy became a BBC TV series starring Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, David Dixon as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Sandra Dickinson as Trillian.
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 MyMovies.net - News - Hitchhikers' Guide To The Galaxy, The
Sci–fi legend Douglas Adams must be beaming wherever he is because the movie of his iconic creation "The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy" has proved a hit with the UK public.
Stephen Fry is to voice ‘The Guide‘ in the upcoming "The Hitchhiker‘s Guide To The Galaxy" movie – and he‘s obviously thrilled at winning the part.
Although Douglas Adams – the writer of the cult "The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy" radio show & novels – passed away last year, it seems his dream of bringing his creation to the silver screen is still alive and well.
www.mymovies.net /news/news_listing.asp?filmid=280&az=true&sec=news   (1467 words)

  
 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy series (created by Douglas Adams) that debuted as a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.
In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (published in 1979), the characters visit the legendary planet Magrathea, home to the now-collapsed planet building industry, and meet Slartibartfast, a planetary coastline designer who was responsible for the fjords of Norway.
Hitchhiker's has also appeared as a stage show, three LP albums with condensed (and slightly contradictory) versions of the first six radio episodes, a text-only adventure computer game, and three series of comic books (with a set of collectors' cards spun off containing art from the comics).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy   (7237 words)

  
 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Summary & Essays - Douglas Adams
When The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was first broadcast as a 12-part radio series on the British Broadcasting System in 1978, it was successful.
Douglas Adams's novel based on the series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy concerns the exploits of Arthur Dent, an average British citizen who gets caught up in a myriad of space adventures when his house, and then the Earth, is demolished.
With no planet to call home, he is left to hitchhike through space with his friend Ford Prefect, whom he thought was an out-of-work actor, but who is really a researcher for the intergalactic guidebook named in the title.
www.enotes.com /hitchhikers-guide   (287 words)

  
 The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the characters visit the legendary planet Magrathea, home of the now-collapsed planet building industry, and meet Slartibartfast, a planetary architect who was responsible for the fjords of Norway.
The third 6-part radio series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Tertiary Phase, based on Life, the Universe and Everything, ran on BBC Radio 4 from Tuesday September 21 to October 26 2004, with repeats on the following Thursdays.
Titled simply The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it was designed by Adams and Infocom regular Steve Meretzky and was one of the most successful produced by the company.
the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy.iqnaut.net   (3993 words)

  
 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie,trailer,review,pics,pictures,poster,news,DVD at The Z Review
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy will be released in the U.K. on R2 DVD on the 5th September 2005.
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is probably what Douglas Adams will be most remembered for but he was also much interested and involved in the developing the internet for the future, and had more creative idea's in his short life than most people ever have.
Rumours of developing a movie out of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy were kicking round for years, and because a budget for this movie would have to be huge for it to look right, rather than the cheapo effort by the BBC it was pretty much thought that it would never actually get made.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/h/hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy.htm   (3623 words)

  
 Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads.
The original "Guide" radio show airing on BBC earned him cult status, and he was approached to write a novelization of the script.
This ended up as the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a series of books that has made him a world famous author.
www.ecology.com /archived-links/hitchhikers-guide-galaxy   (348 words)

  
 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — KCRW | 89.9FM
Travel the galaxy with Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox in search of the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.
We invite you to travel the galaxy with Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblbrox in search of the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.
Tune in New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2003 from 9 AM to 3 PM to hear the complete radio dramatization of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
www.kcrw.com /etc/programs/hg   (147 words)

  
 Teleport City's DVD Journals: Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Hitchhikers' Guide needed a similar strong character in the background subjecting it's various whims to a similar standard.
The failure in the execution of the film, then lies, squarely in the lap of the director, who mayb e anice guy and have a wonderful future ahead of him but was, at this particular time, sorely inadequate for the task presented to him.
The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy is less a bad film and more a film that simply never comes together.
www.teleport-city.com /movies/dvdjournal/2005/11/hitchhikers-guide-to-galaxy.html   (953 words)

  
 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Relax, because everything you need to know about playing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is contained in the pages of this manual.
Hitchhiker's Guide used the standard box format which consisted of a grey box with coloured horizontal stripes.
The Science Fiction Classics collection consisted of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Planetfall, and A Mind Forever Voyaging in a specially designed trilogy slipcase.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pete/Infocom/hitchhikers.html   (332 words)

  
 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Movie Review
If you're a fan of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels, ignore the ignorant, unread critics; ignore the diehard literalists who don't seem to realize that it would be impossible to give a character two constantly visible heads and have it work; ignore your own reasonable doubts.
On the other hand, however, if you (1) are not a fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels or (2) have never read them, move along - there's nothing to see here.
The reactions to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have been, and I suspect will continue to be, divided.
www.killermovies.com /h/thehitchhikersguidetothegalaxy/reviews/mx6.html   (555 words)

  
 Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy - movie review
THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY has featured in all of these formats and the one we are going to look closely at is the movie adaptation of the Guide.
This is the story about an ape descendant called Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) and his encounter with The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy (voiced by Stephen Fry).
It’s almost as though it’s been designed for the uninitiated like me, with its "Guide to Hitchhiking" voice-over by Stephen Fry (who, I'm pleased to say, is the narrator in the film).
www.phase9.tv /moviereviews/hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy.shtml   (1048 words)

  
 The Hitchhiker's Guide Project: A Complete Repository Of Characters, Planets, & Other Hoopy Froods
The Unofficial Guide to the Hitch-Hiker's Guide by M. Simpson
TV show than the movie (not to say the movie sequences were bad, just not over the top busy as they were in the TV series).
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and all its sequels/forms are the property of Douglas Adams,
hhgproject.org /index.html   (263 words)

  
 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The novel takes its name from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a fictional guidebook for hitchhikers (based on the Hitch-hiker's Guide to Europe) written in the form of an encyclopedia.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the most popular known reference work in the Milky Way, for two reasons: it is inexpensive, and it has the words Don't Panic written on it in large, friendly letters on its cover.
After escaping onto one of the Vogons' ships with seconds to spare via hitchhiking, Arthur and Ford are thrown into open space.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy_(book)   (1007 words)

  
 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :: Movie Blog
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "On The Set" behind the scenes special premieres on Starz this Saturday, April 23 at 3:10pm EST.
A new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trailer is up, along with new images from the film in the photo gallery.
So we're six weeks into filming HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY and the powers that be (PTB) thought it would be a good idea to kick it off with an interview with me, the screenwriter, since that is, after all, where this incarnation of the film started...
hitchhikers.movies.go.com /movienews/index.html   (1149 words)

  
 DNA/The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Ultra-Complete Index to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the galaxy is a very strange and startling place.
Beyond question, the most mind-bogglingly hilarious story Infocom has ever produced is The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, written and designed by Douglas Adams, author of the bestselling novel, and Steve Meretzky, the award-winning designer of Infocom's Planetfall and Sorcerer.
www.douglasadams.com /creations/hhgg.html   (372 words)

  
 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams's long-awaited film version of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, based on his five-book series, is a funny, wacky, highly creative ride through a bizarre universe.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy succeeds mostly in evoking a memory of the book, though in this case that might be enough, given how funny the book is.
Although Hitchhiker starts out a total gas, it doesn't have enough fuel to sustain the ride, ultimately amounting to little more than some amusing gags strung together in search of a story.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/hitchhikers_guide_to_the_galaxy   (1125 words)

  
 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Associated Content
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is one of those books that is difficult to bring to the big screen.
From the musical dolphin sequence that opens the film to the Magrathean factory floor near the end of the picture, the viewer is treated to a wide variety of imagery that are a feast for the eyes.
In “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, we follow Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), a buttoned up Englishman who's life is lacking in excitement.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/2416/the_hitchhikers_guide_to_the_galaxy.html   (492 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Books: Douglas Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By coincidence, his pal Ford Prefect just happens to be a researcher for the extremely useful book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", and having been stranded on earth for fifteen years, is anxious to hitch a ride on the next passing saucer.
Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away, Zaphod Beeblebrox, totally powerless figure-head President of the Imperial Galactic Government, is wending his merry way to what will be the most unforgettable launching of a unique spaceship.
Discarding and disregarding his prepared speech, he pauses to acknowledge Trillian, a hot chick that he picked up at a party on another planet, thereby irritating the heck out of the attending party hacks, who are obviously unaware of the uncontrollable misbehavior of Presidents when it comes to hot chicks.
www.amazon.com /Hitchhikers-Guide-Galaxy-Douglas-Adams/dp/0345391802   (2584 words)

  
 S U B - E T H A   N E T | Hitchhiker's Fanlisting
The best way to make it known that you are a fan and show off your love and dedication to this subject is to join what is called a fanlisting and display a clever little button on your website explaining to all the other strags that you are a fan.
This is the only fanlisting listed at TheFanlisting.org for the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable film.
mostly-harmless.net /42/fan   (610 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: Books: Douglas Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Mostly Harmless (Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy) by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is almost unique in that the story has been told so many times through so many different media – radio, records, novels, comic strip, plays, television, Hollywood motion picture (finally) – that it can be difficult to settle on the definitive version.
www.amazon.co.uk /Hitchhikers-Guide-Galaxy-Douglas-Adams/dp/0330258648   (1581 words)

  
 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy audio samples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is the ultimate collection of audio-samples from from BBC's radioshow, based on Douglas Adams' book "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy".
The samples are from the original radio-show, broadcasted between 1978 and 1980 on random occurrences.
Zaphod is furious over that Trillian picked up hitchhikers, just after they stole the spaceship The Heart of Gold.
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 Galaxy Bookshop - Making of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
The making of the most astonishing adventure in the UniverseThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the most eagerly anticipated film events of 2005.
Storyboards, sketches, never-before-seen artwork, the making of The Heart of Gold, The Vogons, the Guide itself and of course making and 'being' Marvin, will create a must-have companion to the film.
With 400 illustrations and photographs, plus a wealth of insider jokes and cultural cross-references, this is the book old and new fans of Hitchhiker's have been waiting for.
www.galaxybooks.com.au /items.asp?id=320011   (197 words)

  
 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The guide itself provides some of the funniest bits of the movie, little animated shorts that explain the ludicrous life forms and extraterrestrial phenomena our heroes encounter.
He's a guru leading a religion that worships the gigantic nose that allegedly sneezed the universe into existence (naturally all their prayers end not with "Amen" but with "Bless you.") The aliens the team encounters are inspired creations, eminently worthy of action figure-ification, and the sets belie an attention to detail worthy of freeze-framing.
Fans of the other Hitchhiker manifestations, namely the British TV series, will be amused by a number of in-jokes sprinkled throughout the movie.
www.paisley.presys.com /hitchhiker.html   (362 words)

  
 DNA/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Adventure
So when Steve Meretzky of Infocom got together with Douglas Adams to create a game based around the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the result was never going to be less than interesting and more than likely insane.
So it proved - the Hitchhiker's Guide adventure game was one of the best-selling games of its era, selling some 350,000 copies.
Then graphics games came along and the computer using portion of the human race forgot all about 500,000 years of language evolution and went straight back to the electronic equivalent of banging rocks together - the point'n'click game.
www.douglasadams.com /creations/infocomjava.html   (558 words)

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