History Trivia / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

20th Jul '16 6:28:34 PM Mankoi
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** Complicated further by the books being an adaptation of only the first two radio serials, while the other three books are original. The final three radio serials, meanwhile, are adapted from the books.
25th Jun '16 12:36:02 PM DavidDelony
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* LifeImitatesArt: Smartphones and tablets with access to Wikipedia mimic the capability and functions of the Guide with uncanny accuracy.

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* LifeImitatesArt: Smartphones and tablets with access to Wikipedia mimic the capability and functions of the Guide with uncanny accuracy, right down to the Guide's questionable accuracy.
20th Jun '16 11:31:37 PM Eagal
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* TooSoon: Creator/TheBBC provided a content warning when the episode involving the air attack on the Guide offices (a giant H-shaped skyscraper) was aired shortly after 9/11 - to their credit they didn't postpone the broadcast altogether.
12th Jun '16 1:43:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfAdaptation: Creator/DouglasAdams' level of involvement with each adaptation of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' varies, but the novels and computer game are the ones he had the biggest (or, in the case of the novel, only) hand in, and he delighted in completely reworking the story each time he tackled it. The TV version also had his input, and his last draft of the film before he died was used as the final one with minimal editing.
17th May '16 3:22:27 AM 06tele
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** ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' was based on an unused ''Series/DoctorWho'' script, ''Doctor Who and the Krikketmen''. It might have been a second Hitchhiker TV series.

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** ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' was based on an unused ''Series/DoctorWho'' script, ''Doctor Who and the Krikketmen''. [[note]]And you can tell: Trillian very much becomes an {{Expy}} of the Doctor, with the other characters behaving rather like the Doctor's Companions, although this is in keeping with Trillian's intelligence and generally kind-hearted nature.[[/note]] It might have been a second Hitchhiker TV series.
10th May '16 9:13:07 PM CassandraLeo
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* RealSongThemeTune: The theme for the radio show was a snatch of the Music/{{Eagles}}' "Journey of the Sorceror", an instrumental from their 1975 album ''One Of These Nights''. It would be re-orchestrated for the Radio LPs, and that arrangement was later used for the TV series.


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* RealSongThemeTune: The theme for the radio show was a snatch of the Music/{{Eagles}}' "Journey of the Sorceror", an instrumental from their 1975 album ''One Of of These Nights''. It would be re-orchestrated for the Radio LPs, [=LPs=], and that arrangement was later used for the TV series.

10th May '16 9:13:07 PM CassandraLeo
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10th May '16 9:12:16 PM CassandraLeo
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Say it with me, people. It's "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything". Not the meaning of life.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Say it with me, people. It's "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything". Not the meaning of life. It doesn't help that ''Adams himself'' wrote a book entitled ''The Meaning of Liff'' (defining a number of words that didn't exist in the English language, but should have).



** AuthorExistenceFailure, partially (as mentioned below, derived from "total existence failure")



* ExecutiveMeddling: In ''Life, the Universe, and Everything'', the Silver Bail of Peace is the Rory Award for "Most Gratuitous Use of the Word 'Fuck' in a Serious Screenplay". US censors were offended, and Adams, bowing to their wishes, promptly changed the offending word to "Belgium". Fortunately, [[RuleOfFunny the resulting passage was much funnier]], as Adams modified the surrounding conversation to fit the change, as well.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: In ''Life, the Universe, Universe and Everything'', the Silver Bail of Peace is the Rory Award for "Most Gratuitous Use of the Word 'Fuck' in a Serious Screenplay". US censors were offended, and Adams, bowing to their wishes, promptly changed the offending word to "Belgium". Fortunately, [[RuleOfFunny the resulting passage was much funnier]], as Adams modified the surrounding conversation to fit the change, as well.



* AuthorExistenceFailure: Douglass Adams died a year before the film was completed, though after he'd finished his parts of the script.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Douglass Douglas Adams died a year before the film was completed, though after he'd finished his parts of the script.



* RealSongThemeTune: The theme for the radio show was a snatch of the Music/{{Eagles}}' "Journey Of The Sorceror", an instrumental from their 1975 album ''One Of These Nights''. It would be re-orchestrated for the Radio LPs, and that arrangement was later used for the TV series.


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* RealSongThemeTune: The theme for the radio show was a snatch of the Music/{{Eagles}}' "Journey Of The of the Sorceror", an instrumental from their 1975 album ''One Of These Nights''. It would be re-orchestrated for the Radio LPs, and that arrangement was later used for the TV series.

26th Apr '16 12:19:26 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Marvin is played by two Harry Potter alumni: Creator/WarwickDavis (that film franchise's Flitwick and many short characters) wears the suit, while Creator/AlanRickman (Snape's actor) supplies the voice.
** The newscaster is [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Margaret Shroeder]].
** The TV version's Arthur Dent as the recorded message from Magrathea.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Marvin has the voice of Creator/AlanRickman.
** The Guide is voiced by Creator/StephenFry.
** Deep Thought is voiced by Creator/HelenMirren.
** Music/BillBailey as The Whale.
** Creator/RichardGriffiths is Jeltz, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Winston Churchill]] is Kwaltz, and the rest of the Vogons are Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen!



* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the original radio series, Creator/DavidJason was the Golgafrincham "B" Ark Captain, and Jim Broadbent played one of the complaining philosophers and one of the gun-happy cops on Magrathea.
** In the recent radio adaptations we have Creator/ChristianSlater as Wonko the Sane, Jackie Mason as The East River Creature and Creator/StephenFry (again) as Murray Bost Henson.



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/PeterDavison (who at the time was married to [[Characters/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Sandra Dickinson]]) as a creature that wants you to eat it!
** And [[Series/DoctorWho the Black Guardian]] was the voice of Deep Thought.
** [[WesternAnimation/CountDuckula Igor]] was Garkbit the Waiter.
** [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] is Hotblack Desiato's bodyguard, and is responsible for his body. (David Prowse wore the Vader suit in Star Wars, but didn't do the voice.)
** Slartibartfast [[Film/AHardDaysNight disapproves of the Beatles]].
** [[Film/AClockworkOrange P.R. Deltoid]] is the captain of the Golgafrincham B Ark, and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken the Decaying Master]] is one of his officers.
** [[Series/HouseOfCardsUK Tim Stamper]] is Max Quordlepleen.
1st Dec '15 6:32:14 PM WarriorsGate
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The four leads are Creator/MartinFreeman, [[Film/BeKindRewind Mos Def]], Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, and Creator/SamRockwell. We later see Creator/JohnMalkovich and Creator/BillNighy.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The four leads are Creator/MartinFreeman, [[Film/BeKindRewind Mos Def]], Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, and Creator/SamRockwell. We later see Creator/JohnMalkovich and Creator/BillNighy.
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