History Creator / DouglasAdams

29th Feb '16 10:33:24 AM fauxtoast
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* ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency''

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* ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency''''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' (which was adapted into a series that aired on BBC Four in 2010-2012)
29th Feb '16 10:30:03 AM fauxtoast
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Credited writer on "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]", generally accepted as main writer of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]", and made heavy contributions to all of Season 17 as script editor.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Credited writer on "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]", Shada]]" (which unfortunately was unfinished and never aired [[TroubledProduction due to a worker's strike]], although what was filmed was eventually released on home video; It has also been adapted as a webcast, audio drama, and novel), generally accepted as main writer of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]", Death]]" (under a pseudonym), and made heavy contributions to all of Season 17 as script editor.
29th Feb '16 10:23:09 AM fauxtoast
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A British humorist and {{science fiction}} writer, most renowned for having written ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' [[TrilogyCreep "trilogy"]], the ''Literature/DirkGently'' series, and several ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories starring the one and only Creator/TomBaker.

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A British humorist and {{science fiction}} writer, most renowned for having written ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' [[TrilogyCreep "trilogy"]], the ''Literature/DirkGently'' series, and several three ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories starring during the one and only Creator/TomBaker.
Creator/TomBaker era (he was the script editor during Season 17).
12th Nov '15 7:41:25 PM bwburke94
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Credited writer on "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]", generally accepted as main writer of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]", and made heavy contributions to all of Season Seventeen as script editor.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Credited writer on "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]", generally accepted as main writer of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]", and made heavy contributions to all of Season Seventeen 17 as script editor.
16th Oct '15 3:17:37 PM nombretomado
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A really hoopy frood, he was very fond of deadlines ([[RidiculousProcrastinator he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by]]) and always knew where his towel was. [[note]]Actually, he didn't. That was where the joke came from: he could never, ever find his towel, and figured that it was probably symptomatic of the general disorganization of his whole life. Anyone who actually knew where their towel was, he reasoned, would have to be a really together person.[[/note]] His interests included evolutionary biology, software technology, Apple computers, the music of PinkFloyd, Bach, and Music/TheBeatles, and SCUBA diving. He was involved in a BBC radio production (and then book) with Mark Carwardine called ''Last Chance To See'', where he made his case for the necessity of biodiversity and the need for conservation initiatives. He also considered himself a radical [[{{Atheism}} atheist]], but the "radical" bit was just to show people that he was serious about it (as opposed to merely being agnostic), not because he was intolerant or aggressive. If ever a human being was TooCoolToLive, it was him.

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A really hoopy frood, he was very fond of deadlines ([[RidiculousProcrastinator he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by]]) and always knew where his towel was. [[note]]Actually, he didn't. That was where the joke came from: he could never, ever find his towel, and figured that it was probably symptomatic of the general disorganization of his whole life. Anyone who actually knew where their towel was, he reasoned, would have to be a really together person.[[/note]] His interests included evolutionary biology, software technology, Apple computers, the music of PinkFloyd, Music/PinkFloyd, Bach, and Music/TheBeatles, and SCUBA diving. He was involved in a BBC radio production (and then book) with Mark Carwardine called ''Last Chance To See'', where he made his case for the necessity of biodiversity and the need for conservation initiatives. He also considered himself a radical [[{{Atheism}} atheist]], but the "radical" bit was just to show people that he was serious about it (as opposed to merely being agnostic), not because he was intolerant or aggressive. If ever a human being was TooCoolToLive, it was him.
7th Jul '15 10:32:30 PM johnnyfog
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[[caption-width-right:345:The hoopiest frood of them all (1952-2001)]]

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[[caption-width-right:345:The [[caption-width-right:350:The hoopiest frood of them all (1952-2001)]]
1st Jul '15 12:23:31 PM johnnyfog
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Douglas Adams died of a massive heart attack at a gym in Santa Barbara, California -- where he had a home -- on May 11, 2001. Because of where he was at the time, Adams actually ''was'' carrying a towel when he died. Many of his fans find this to be [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very bittersweet]].

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In true Douglas Adams fashion, he advocated using exercise as a way of combating his depression, then died of a massive heart attack at a gym in Santa Barbara, California -- where he had a home -- on May 11, 2001. age 47 [[DeathByIrony while at the gym]]. Because of where he was living at the time, time (Santa Barbara, 2001), Adams actually ''was'' carrying a towel when he died. Many of his fans find this to be [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very bittersweet]].
2nd Mar '15 9:06:27 PM JasonJD48
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Little known fact: Adams invented the wiki before Wikipedia even existed. Website/H2G2, an online encyclopedia system conceived by Adams, was launched in 1999, and predated Wikipedia by two years. Both Wikipedia and [=H2G2=] depended on information contributed by the public, although [=H2G2=] required that ''editors'', staff on Adams' payroll (later, staff on TheBBC's payroll), approve of certain contributions before it it can be published.

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Little known fact: Adams invented the wiki before Wikipedia even existed. Website/H2G2, an online encyclopedia system conceived by Adams, was launched in 1999, and predated Wikipedia by two years. Both Wikipedia and [=H2G2=] depended on information contributed by the public, although [=H2G2=] required that ''editors'', staff on Adams' payroll (later, staff on TheBBC's Creator/TheBBC's payroll), approve of certain contributions before it it can be published.
24th Jan '15 3:44:42 PM Mullon
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* BeautifulVoid (What he termed the setting of ''{{Myst}}'')

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* BeautifulVoid (What he termed the setting of ''{{Myst}}'')''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'')
10th Jan '15 6:12:30 AM RAMChYLD
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Little known fact: Adams invented the wiki before Wikipedia even existed. Website/H2G2, an online encyclopedia system conceived by Adams, was launched in 1999, and predated Wikipedia by two years. Both Wikipedia and {{H2G2}} depended on information contributed by the public, although H2G2 required that ''editors'', staff on Adams' payroll, approve of certain contributions before it it can be published.

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Little known fact: Adams invented the wiki before Wikipedia even existed. Website/H2G2, an online encyclopedia system conceived by Adams, was launched in 1999, and predated Wikipedia by two years. Both Wikipedia and {{H2G2}} [=H2G2=] depended on information contributed by the public, although H2G2 [=H2G2=] required that ''editors'', staff on Adams' payroll, payroll (later, staff on TheBBC's payroll), approve of certain contributions before it it can be published.
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