History Film / TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy

27th Mar '16 6:02:34 AM eroock
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-->"''So long and thanks for all the fish, so sad it had to come to this. We tried to warn you all but oh, dear...''"

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-->"''So ->''"So long and thanks for all the fish, so sad it had to come to this. We tried to warn you all but oh, dear...''"
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27th Mar '16 6:01:42 AM eroock
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* BadVibrations: The cup on Arthur's table shakes violently and fall off due to the drilling outside the house.
14th Mar '16 5:12:04 AM morenohijazo
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* ProfaneLastWords: The Mice, after Arthur gets free of his restraints, manage to utter, "Oh, [[KilledMidSentence boll-]]"
13th Feb '16 7:07:27 AM AnotherDuck
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* WomenAreWiser: Played jarringly straight - the Point of View Gun won't work on Trillian because she is "already a woman" and therefore naturally considerate.
** Well, considering the gun was made by women to be used on men...
** Alternately, that's just Trillian's assumption (It fits her personality) and the real reason that it doesn't work is because Zaphod's POV is entirely selfish, thus him wanting to be famous doesn't have any impact on her view.
** Granted the gun does work from a secondary point of view, in that using the gun on Zaphod makes him vent her inner thoughts about Arthur. Having been thoroughly dismissive to him the whole movie, this is nearest to her breaking the trope and undergoing a visible JerkassRealization.

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* WomenAreWiser: Played jarringly straight - the The Point of View Gun won't work on Trillian because she is "already a woman" and therefore naturally considerate.
** Well, considering the gun was made by women to be used on men...
** Alternately, that's just Trillian's assumption (It fits her personality) and the real reason that it doesn't work is because Zaphod's POV is entirely selfish, thus him wanting to be famous doesn't have any impact on her view.
** Granted the gun does work from a secondary point of view, in that using the gun on Zaphod makes him vent her inner thoughts about Arthur. Having been thoroughly dismissive to him the whole movie, this is nearest to her breaking the trope and undergoing a visible JerkassRealization.
considerate.
13th Feb '16 7:04:54 AM AnotherDuck
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* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]]: When Arthur, Zaphod, Ford, and Marvin rescue Trillian from Vogsphere, she slaps Zaphod (which is justified), then starts yelling at Arthur for not telling her about Earth's destruction because Zaphod threatened him. She tells him to get a backbone, for both that and not saving her on Humma Kavula's planet. Keep in mind that on that planet they'd been getting SHOT AT, and that even ''coming'' to Vogsphere to save her had been Arthur's idea. And not even one "Hi guys, thanks for saving me!" out of her.
** Somewhat subverted in that in the next scene, she's come to her senses and makes amends. [[CaptainObvious I guess getting kidnapped, told that your planet has been destroyed and then narrowly avoiding being fed to a Ravenous Bugblatter Beast kinda puts you in a bad mood.]]
*** Also, she was disappointed in Arthur's lack of spontaneity. He wouldn't go with her on a trip because he's got work, so he suggested something less exciting. The last straw is when Arthur wouldn't enter the portal, fed up with his complaining she ran to it. When she used the Point of View gun on Zaphod, she realized deep down that she ''truly'' loves Arthur, because he's the man she wants since all her life she's been going out with {{jerkass}}es because they were superficially exciting.
*** She may also have realized that Arthur tried to tell he about Earth almost as soon as they met (and Zaphod interrupted) and at least one time after that (which ''she'' interrupted).
13th Feb '16 7:02:36 AM AnotherDuck
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* BigDamnHeroes: Marvin has one of these in the movie, in which he wipes out an entire Vogon army with one shot from the P.O.V Gun, making them all depressed like him. And this was after he was shot in the back of the head with a laser gun.

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
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Marvin has one of these in the movie, in which he wipes out an entire Vogon army with one shot from the P.O.V Gun, making them all depressed like him. And this was after he was shot in the back of the head with a laser gun.



* InAWorld: The trailer was narrated by the titular ''Guide'', and formatted in the style of an official Guide entry on movie trailers, spoken by Creator/StephenFry in a pleasant BBC-announcer voice, except for when he says that "trailers often employ '''''[[Creator/DonLaFontaine a deep voice]], that sounds like a seven foot tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''''' (clears throat as he returns to normal)."
** "The goal is to provide a piece of advertising that is original and exciting, yet intelligent and provactive - in other words: [[StuffBlowingUp lots of things blowing up]]." ''(cue rapid series of clips of explosions from other films)''
*** Occasionally interrupted [[MsFanservice by a girl in a bikini]]." It consisted of one continuous LampshadeHanging and parody of science fiction action movie tropes. It can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3i9PKbnRvo here]].
** Often, this section is preceded by the words, "In a world" ...[earth explodes] but sometimes not.

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* InAWorld: The trailer was narrated by the titular ''Guide'', and formatted in the style of an official Guide entry on movie trailers, spoken by Creator/StephenFry in a pleasant BBC-announcer voice, except for when he says that "trailers often employ '''''[[Creator/DonLaFontaine a deep voice]], that sounds like a seven foot tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''''' (clears throat as he returns to normal)."
** "The goal is to provide a piece of advertising that is original and exciting, yet intelligent and provactive - in other words: [[StuffBlowingUp lots of things blowing up]]." ''(cue rapid series of clips of explosions from other films)''
*** Occasionally interrupted [[MsFanservice by a girl in a bikini]].
" It consisted of one continuous LampshadeHanging and parody of science fiction action movie tropes. It can be found [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3i9PKbnRvo com/watch?v=MbGNcoB2Y4I here]].
** Often, --> "Often, this section is preceded by the words, "In 'In a world" ...world' ...[earth explodes] but sometimes not."
--> "The goal is to provide a piece of advertising that is original and exciting, yet intelligent and provactive - in other words: [[StuffBlowingUp lots of things blowing up]]." ''(cue rapid series of clips of explosions from other films)''
--> "Occasionally interrupted by [[MsFanservice a girl in a bikini]]."



* MassOhCrap: "Um, people of Earth, this is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you are probably aware, plans for the development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy involve the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system. And your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition." We are shown shots of various locations around the world that show that ''every single person'' is screaming in terror. Which is either utterly hillarious or utterly horrifying. Except for that one serene woman who sips her tea even as the world ends[[note]]Played by Douglas Adam's mother, no less[[/note]].
** "Thereís no point in acting surprised about it. The plans and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for '''fifty''' Earth years. If you canít be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, thatís your own lookout. Apathetic bloody planet. I've no sympathy at all."

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* MassOhCrap: "Um, people of Earth, this is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you are probably aware, plans for the development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy involve the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system. And your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition." We are shown shots of various locations around the world that show that ''every single person'' is screaming in terror. Which is either utterly hillarious or utterly horrifying. Except for that one serene woman who sips her tea even as the world ends[[note]]Played by Douglas Adam's mother, no less[[/note]].
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less[[/note]]. "Thereís no point in acting surprised about it. The plans and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for '''fifty''' Earth years. If you canít be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, thatís your own lookout. Apathetic bloody planet. I've no sympathy at all."



* MillionToOneChance: The spaceship "Heart of Gold" has an Infinite Improbability Drive which causes MillionToOneChance events to occur all the time. Not just Million to One, infinity to one, hence the name of the drive. Of course, ''which'' extremely improbable outcome you get...
** It was a plot device Adams conceived when he realized he'd worked the original story into a point where he was stuck and needed a [[DeusExMachina quick resolution]].

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* MillionToOneChance: The spaceship "Heart of Gold" has an Infinite Improbability Drive which causes MillionToOneChance events to occur all the time. Not just Million to One, infinity to one, hence the name of the drive. Of course, ''which'' extremely improbable outcome you get...
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get... It was a plot device Adams conceived when he realized he'd worked the original story into a point where he was stuck and needed a [[DeusExMachina quick resolution]].



* MythologyGag: Using "Journey of the Sorcerer" (the original radio[=/=]TV InstrumentalThemeTune) in the film; casting Simon Jones (Arthur Dent from the TV series) as the voice -- and face -- of the Magrathean security system; Zaphod accidentally referring to Ford as "Ix"; the Vogons sitting on fawns and smashing crabs.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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Using "Journey of the Sorcerer" (the original radio[=/=]TV InstrumentalThemeTune) in the film; casting Simon Jones (Arthur Dent from the TV series) as the voice -- and face -- of the Magrathean security system; Zaphod accidentally referring to Ford as "Ix"; the Vogons sitting on fawns and smashing crabs.



* OhCrap: "Oh, ''bollocks''!"

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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"Oh, ''bollocks''!"



* OverlyLongGag: Right before the Earth is destroyed by the Vogon we get an AstronomicZoom that goes from ground level to seeing the entire earth in a dramatic series of ''fifty-five'' jump-cuts. With every single beat.

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* OverlyLongGag: OverlyLongGag:
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Right before the Earth is destroyed by the Vogon we get an AstronomicZoom that goes from ground level to seeing the entire earth in a dramatic series of ''fifty-five'' jump-cuts. With every single beat.



* ShoutOut: The [[StarWars lightsabre]] toasters, complete with authentic Lucas sound effects.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The [[StarWars lightsabre]] toasters, complete with authentic Lucas sound effects.



* UnusualEuphemism: In-universe, Arthur thought Zaphod's exclamations of "Humma Kavula!" were a strange curse word.

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* UnusualEuphemism: UnusualEuphemism:
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In-universe, Arthur thought Zaphod's exclamations of "Humma Kavula!" were a strange curse word.
22nd Jan '16 10:32:23 PM nombretomado
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* EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture: Fitting considering Creator/DouglasAdams was allegedly the first[[note]] Its disputed between him and StephenFry[[/note]] man to buy an Apple computer in England.

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* EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture: Fitting considering Creator/DouglasAdams was allegedly the first[[note]] Its disputed between him and StephenFry[[/note]] Creator/StephenFry[[/note]] man to buy an Apple computer in England.



* InAWorld: The trailer was narrated by the titular ''Guide'', and formatted in the style of an official Guide entry on movie trailers, spoken by StephenFry in a pleasant BBC-announcer voice, except for when he says that "trailers often employ '''''[[Creator/DonLaFontaine a deep voice]], that sounds like a seven foot tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''''' (clears throat as he returns to normal)."

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* InAWorld: The trailer was narrated by the titular ''Guide'', and formatted in the style of an official Guide entry on movie trailers, spoken by StephenFry Creator/StephenFry in a pleasant BBC-announcer voice, except for when he says that "trailers often employ '''''[[Creator/DonLaFontaine a deep voice]], that sounds like a seven foot tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''''' (clears throat as he returns to normal)."
22nd Jan '16 9:33:49 PM Seanette
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-->'''Marvin:''' Oof. ''{{{beat}})'' [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Now I have a headache]]. ''(collapses)''

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-->'''Marvin:''' Oof. ''{{{beat}})'' ''{{{beat}}}'' [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Now I have a headache]]. ''(collapses)''
19th Dec '15 6:31:53 PM AnotherGuy
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* DontExplainTheJoke: A variation. Slartibartfast takes a bit too much time trying to explain his threat.
6th Dec '15 8:04:47 PM MrDeath
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* RetractableAppendages: Zaphod has a second head that retracts from his chest once and awhile. He also has a third hand that's right below his second head.

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* RetractableAppendages: Zaphod has a second head that retracts from his chest once and in awhile. He also has a third hand that's right below arm that doesn't quite ''retract'', but which he holds across his second head.body so it looks like he's wearing a sash most of the time.
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