History Franchise / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

3rd Dec '15 12:04:01 PM MrInitialMan
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* RareMoney: The Triganic Pu. There are eight Ningis to one Pu, but since a Ningi is a triangular rubber coin six thousand miles along each edge, nobody has ever collected enough to own one Pu.
9th Nov '15 10:20:42 AM CynicalBastardo
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* IncompetenceInc: The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation makes a variety of shoddy products. Their complaints department takes up the major land masses on ''three planets'' and is the only division of the company to consistent turn a profit.
13th Oct '15 10:47:22 AM TheLyniezian
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** And the throwaway line about Arthur wishing he had a daughter so he could forbid her from marrying a Vogon, and [BeCarefuWhatYouWishFor then ending up with Random]]. Only the stage adaption of (ostensibly) the radio series really deals with it as such, though.
13th Oct '15 10:35:07 AM TheLyniezian
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: an initially unintentional example. Early on Arthur's first reaction to the Vogons is to wish he had a daughter so he could tell her ''not'' to marry one. Later on... he gets [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Random]]. (This is picked up in the stage adaptation where needless to say, Random needs no convincing and rudely dismisses the very notion.)
2nd Oct '15 4:47:00 PM MRAustin
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The radio series is the only version to explain how the gang ended up at Milliway's: The computer bank they were hiding behind was a hyper-time field generator, which upon exploding opened a hole in time, sending them to the end of time, which luckily lead to the Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The radio series is the only version to explain how the gang ended up at Milliway's: Milliways: The computer bank they were hiding behind was a hyper-time field generator, which upon exploding opened a hole in time, sending them to the end of time, which luckily lead to the Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.Universe. In the book, Zaphod asks to be taken to the ''nearest'' restaurant and Eddie sends them to Milliways - physically in the same spot, but separated in time by millions on millions of years - in a version of ExactWords.
2nd Oct '15 4:43:04 PM MRAustin
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A six-episode TV series version was shown on Creator/TheBBC, ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. This, too, was based on the first radio series, and used much of its cast. It was innovative, particularly in its use of pen-and-ink animation to simulate the "electronic" entries of the titular Guide, but suffered from low budgets.
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A six-episode TV series version was shown on Creator/TheBBC, ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. This, too, was based on the first radio series, and used much of its cast. It was innovative, particularly in its use of pen-and-ink animation to simulate the "electronic" entries of the titular Guide, but suffered from low budgets. budgets and adaptation problems - having Zaphod have two heads and three arms, and an Android main character, were touches of brilliance when presented in a Radio play or book - but translating those concepts to a TV show ran up against the brutal problems of what could be practically achieved with the effects of the period.
26th Sep '15 12:42:52 PM passivesmoking
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** This is also the principle that the Somebody Else's Problem field runs on, it takes advantage that people will normally just ignore anything they weren't expecting, can't explain, or don't want to worry about.
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** This is also the principle that the Somebody Else's Problem field runs on, it takes advantage of the fact that people will normally just ignore anything they weren't expecting, can't explain, or don't want to worry about.
26th Sep '15 12:42:16 PM passivesmoking
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* JustIgnoreIt: The Ravenous Blugbatter Beast of Traal.
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* JesusWasWayCool: He's described as "a man who got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everybody was nice to each other for a change". * JustIgnoreIt: The Ravenous Blugbatter Beast of Traal.Traal is a creature of such stupidity that it thinks that if you can't see it, then it can't see you. Daft as a brush, but very very ravenous. ** This is also the principle that the Somebody Else's Problem field runs on, it takes advantage that people will normally just ignore anything they weren't expecting, can't explain, or don't want to worry about.
19th Sep '15 2:02:16 AM morenohijazo
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* AdaptionInducedPlotHole: The radio series is the only version to explain how the gang ended up at Milliway's: The computer bank they were hiding behind was a hyper-time field generator, which upon exploding opened a hole in time, sending them to the end of time, which luckily lead to the Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.
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* AdaptionInducedPlotHole: AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The radio series is the only version to explain how the gang ended up at Milliway's: The computer bank they were hiding behind was a hyper-time field generator, which upon exploding opened a hole in time, sending them to the end of time, which luckily lead to the Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.

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* AdaptionInducedPlotHole: The radio series is CommunityThreateningConstruction: It starts with Arthur Dent's house getting demolished to make way for a new bypass, then moves onto the only version to explain how entire Earth being disintegrated for the gang ended up at Milliway's: The computer bank they were hiding behind was a hyper-time field generator, which upon exploding opened a hole in time, sending them to the end of time, which luckily lead to the Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.same reason.
30th Aug '15 8:03:03 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** And Zaphod who's always calling Arthur a monkey-man or similar. (He conveniently avoids this with Trillian.)
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** And Zaphod who's (and a lot of other people) who're always calling Arthur a monkey-man or similar. (He (They conveniently avoids avoid this with Trillian.)

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** And Zaphod who's always calling Arthur a monkey-man or similar. (He conveniently avoids The Secondary Phase of the radio series does this with Trillian.)to Trillian, explaining she's in an ArrangedMarrage in some distant part of the galaxy.

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** And Zaphod who's always calling Arthur * ReassignedToAntarctica: The whole point of the Golgafrinchum B Ark. The Golgafrinchums planned to get rid of their useless third of the population (telephone sanitizers, television executives, hairdressers, etc.) by putting them all on a monkey-man or similar. (He conveniently avoids this with Trillian.)ship, telling them their home planet was doomed, and programmed coordinates to a random prehistoric planet and the ship to crash land there. It worked out well, except everyone left on Golgafrinchum was [[KarmicDeath killed by a disease picked up from a dirty telephone.]]
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