GoodRudeFun wrote:Anyone have any idea where I can get me a copy of the radio series?
And is it anything like the books on tape? I had the full series on tape, as read by the author, so that was quite enjoyable. I'd really like to read the radio series as well though.
There is a moment in every dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic. Creation holds its breath.
The moment passed as it regularly did on Squornshellous Zeta, without incident.
existential_elevator wrote:"I took up being cruel to animals." He said.
I'm singlehandedly responsible for the evolved shape of the animal you came to know in later centuries as a giraffe.
Sir_Elderberry wrote:Let none of us forget that Hitchhiker's wasn't originally in prose. Adams wasn't a prose genius. He was just a genius.
Migratory wrote:Did anyone play the infocom game? I always got majorly stuck even with clues, but every now and again I'm tempted to have another go. You can play online here (complete with added graphics!), although it's also downloadable from various places.
sweet_concorde wrote:Anyone ever play Starship Titanic?
Yes!!sweet_concorde wrote:Anyone ever play Starship Titanic?
Sir_Elderberry wrote:The movie would have been admirable on its own, but didn't live up to Hitchhiker expectations.
That said, this book is great. It's like Monty Python in its quotability, but more exclusive (especially the later books, I know I'm dealing with someone to respect if they recognize references to Krikkit, etc.)
Sir_Elderberry wrote:LatwPIAT wrote:Amarantha wrote:Dirk Gently <3
The problem with the HHGTTG movie wasn't the plot, since as has been noted, that kept changing in the radio series/books/telly show anyway. The problem was that, in paraphrasing the original sources, the movie script removed all the funny bits.
They replaced "This is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of" with "I want to go home". They replaced "It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'" with "It was in the cellar." They totally missed the point.
I know, how can it be that the scripwriter for a comedy doesn't know what humor is?
Isn't there one version where each item from that list is mentioned individualy? I clearly remember Arthur saying he had to get a ladder because the stairs were gone. I goes somewat along the lines of this:
Arthur Dent: "on display! They were in the basement!"
Mr. Prosser: "That's normal."
AD: "The light were out!"
Mr.P: "I assume thye hadn't done maintenance lately."
AD: "And so were the stairs; I had to get a ladder."
I can't remember where it comes from, might it be the BBC series?
Mr. Prosser: "Absoltely nothing."
I think that exchange is one of the best bits in the series. As such, I am about ot type it verbatim out of this paper copy I have next to me."But the plans were on display..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well, the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur. "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard.'"
Moo wrote:I believe that was originally in the radio series (although it was still a flashlight then )
Moo wrote:Or... uhm... the other way around. I forget which is American and which is British sometimes. But that was only tangential to my point.
In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.
First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.
Ford: "Life," he said, "is like a grapefruit."
Creature:"Er, how so?"
Ford: "Well, it's sort of orangey-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have half a one for breakfast."
There was a point to this story, but it has temporarily escaped the chronicler's mind.
SexyTalon wrote:If it walks like a person, talks like a person, and tastes like a person, it's probably a person. Or I Can't Believe It's Not People, which cannibals prefer to Soylent Green nearly 5 to 1 in a blind taste test.
El Spark wrote:I was looking for a good movie and went with THHGttG.
no-genius wrote:El Spark wrote:I was looking for a good movie and went with THHGttG.
Deep_Thought wrote:I am hoping the "huh" was more to do with the description of the movie as "good" than a lack of knowledge regarding the abbreviation.
And although Zooey Deschanel is a very attractive lady, she should never have been allowed with three lightyears of the role of Trillian*.
*I started listening/watching to the original BBC radio/TV series when I was 10 years old. I am heavily biased. They are essentially my bible.
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