History Headscratchers / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

11th May '17 3:15:11 PM MarcusImpudite
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** Marvin states that with the exception of (i believe) the diodes down his left side, every single part of him has been replaced. It's not that he has lasted that long, it's that he keeps getting rebuilt.

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** Marvin states that with the exception of (i believe) the diodes down his left side, every single part of him has been replaced. It's not that he has lasted that long, it's that he keeps getting rebuilt.rebuilt.

* The Point Of View Gun from the movie: "It won't affect me, I'm already a woman." To that I say, "Oh really, let's test that theory, shall we?" ZAPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!! But seriously, the idea that such a device would only work on men is a load of bullshit.
10th Apr '17 11:36:42 PM Kelnius
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** I thought it was more a case of FridgeBrilliance. On the one hand, the joke is "The Answer is Wrong", but I always interpreted it as "The answer to the ultimate question of ''What is the Meaning of Life, The Universe and Everything?'' is the Wrong Answer to Entirely the Wrong Question". Or, explained more simply, life is what you make it, and if you are using up the precious time of your life to try to answer some ultimate question, you're wasting your life. So, seeking out the answer is the wrong answer, so even if you found it you'd still have the wrong answer.
7th Jan '17 5:14:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Worth pointing out that the initial release of the radio series on LP in the 1970s actually was released with a lot of the proprietary music removed because it was prohibitively expensive to negotiate all the rights at the time. It's also only really the first series which used a lot of copyrighted songs, precisely because of this very issue (the second series onwards mainly uses original scores) I assume that it's simply that even with such negotiations factored in, releasing the series on audio with all / most of the original soundtrack is nevertheless ultimately a lot easier and cheaper with a better chance of a satisfactory profit than releasing it on video / DVD / blu-ray / whatever has proven with the same restrictions.
7th Jan '17 5:02:05 AM DoctorNemesis
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** To be honest, I think a lot of people would argue the claim that there's no "best" (and therefore no "worst") version of ''Doctor Who'' or James Bond. Colin Baker's TV episodes and Timothy Dalton's movies aren't exactly universally loved, after all.
** Ultimately, I think it simply boils down to the fact that if the movie had been more successful and / or loved, it would be a lot harder to argue that the changes it made damaged it in some way, since you could just point to its success and suggest that those things that its detractors consider so vital clearly weren't as vital as they think. I mean, look at new ''Doctor Who''. It changed loads of things that people considered vital to the old show, and it's still a massive popular success, so even if you don't like it you at least have to concede that it's clearly done ''something'' right. The ''Hitchhiker's'' movie changed a lot of things like the other adaptations, but it wasn't exactly a massive success and unlike the other versions isn't exactly widely loved or anything, so it's a lot easier to argue that the things it changed damaged it in some way.
12th Nov '16 8:41:35 AM CockroachCharlie
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** [[Fridgelogic]] actually. Ford points out that because of the possibility Arthur is descended from the Golgifrinchans (spelling?) and the project ended right before completion, that the question may be distorted. Hence the wrong number.

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** [[Fridgelogic]] Fridge Logic actually. Ford points out that because of the possibility Arthur is descended from the Golgifrinchans (spelling?) and the project ended right before completion, that the question may be distorted. Hence the wrong number.
12th Nov '16 8:40:04 AM CockroachCharlie
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** Fridgelogic actually. Ford points out that because of the possibility Arthur is descended from the Golgifrinchans (spelling?) and the project ended right before completion, that the question may be distorted. Hence the wrong number.

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** Fridgelogic [[Fridgelogic]] actually. Ford points out that because of the possibility Arthur is descended from the Golgifrinchans (spelling?) and the project ended right before completion, that the question may be distorted. Hence the wrong number.
12th Nov '16 8:35:42 AM CockroachCharlie
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*** Just hope a bunch of telephone cleaners don't bounce into it.
12th Nov '16 8:33:33 AM CockroachCharlie
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** Fridgelogic actually. Ford points out that because of the possibility Arthur is descended from the Golgifrinchans (spelling?) and the project ended right before completion, that the question may be distorted. Hence the wrong number.
1st Nov '16 8:37:10 AM QuixoticAmbush
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* 'What do you get if you multiply 6 by 9'. Ordinary slip, typographical error? I can't find information anywhere...
18th Oct '16 3:58:29 PM nombretomado
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** I can't speak for the TV series, but the radio-series release uses a cover of ''Sorcerer'', cuts or alters the Music/PinkFloyd bits (specifically, Marvin's humming is changed to only sound vaguely like something the band might release and Arthur's line is changed accordingly), and...um...really not quite sure what the Bee Gees thing is, but my guess is that the song played backwards sounds little enough like the song played forward for it to be a non-issue. In any case, if ''FreaksAndGeeks''--which includes songs by Music/TheWho, Music/VanHalen, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/{{Styx}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, Music/TheMoodyBlues, and Music/BillyJoel--can be released with it's soundtrack untouched, than I see no reason why licensing issues for Music/PinkFloyd and the Music/TheBeeGees should be ''that'' big a problem.

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** I can't speak for the TV series, but the radio-series release uses a cover of ''Sorcerer'', cuts or alters the Music/PinkFloyd bits (specifically, Marvin's humming is changed to only sound vaguely like something the band might release and Arthur's line is changed accordingly), and...um...really not quite sure what the Bee Gees thing is, but my guess is that the song played backwards sounds little enough like the song played forward for it to be a non-issue. In any case, if ''FreaksAndGeeks''--which ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''--which includes songs by Music/TheWho, Music/VanHalen, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/{{Styx}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, Music/TheMoodyBlues, and Music/BillyJoel--can be released with it's soundtrack untouched, than I see no reason why licensing issues for Music/PinkFloyd and the Music/TheBeeGees should be ''that'' big a problem.
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