History YMMV / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

12th Feb '17 11:02:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuitySnarl: Adams deliberately ensured that no two forms of the franchise were the same, with the exception of Arthur and Ford fleeing the Earth in Fit/Chapter/Part/Act One.
12th Feb '17 11:00:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoverVersion: The radio series, records, TV series and even the film all use different versions of the Music/TheEagles' "Journey of the Sorcerer".



* TooGoodToLast: One series covering the first two books and that's your lot.
11th Feb '17 4:03:22 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TooGoodToLast: One series covering the first two books and that's your lot.
11th Feb '17 11:54:55 AM LBHills
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!!The franchise in general
* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people are familiar with the series as either a five or six book "{{trilogy|Creep}}", unaware that it was first a radio program. To be absolutely clear:
** 1. It was a radio series...
** 2. That got adapted into a book series...
** 3. Which had a TV show made of it...
** 4. That had a text-based computer game made of it...
** 5. Which, many, many years later, had a movie made of it...
** 6. And we can only assume it will eventually be available in [[FoodPills pill form]] at some point.
* AngstWhatAngst: Trillian barely notices when her home planet is blown up and billions are killed. Dent has the decency to be shocked for a few minutes, though once he realizes that he can't quite wrap his head around the magnitude of the loss he starts going into shock.
** The film version of Trillian doesn't even find out until late in the story thanks to Zaphod. When she find out, she goes ''ballistic''.
--->'''Trillian:''' '''''Love and kisses?!?!'''''
* AwesomeEgo: Zaphod in all versions.
* CommonKnowledge: 42 is not "The Meaning of Life", it's "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything." The reason it seems so random and nonsensical is because it's only an ''Answer'', and no one actually knows what the ''Question'' is.
* ContinuitySnarl: Adams deliberately ensured that no two forms of the franchise were the same, with the exception of Arthur and Ford fleeing the Earth in Fit/Chapter/Part/Act One.
* CoverVersion: The radio series, records, TV series and even the film all use different versions of the Music/TheEagles' "Journey of the Sorcerer".
* DiscreditedMeme: Like ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', the jokes in this franchise have been referenced to death.
** Wikipedia is REALLY tired of people changing the entire article for Earth to say "Mostly Harmless".
* EarWorm: "[[RealSongThemeTune Journey of the Sorcerer]]". Every version with audio has got some arrangement of it.
** The 6" single of the TV theme music had a rather catchy song on the B-side called "Only The End Of The World Again", credited to Disaster Area.[[note]]According to [[http://h2g2.com/approved_entry/A32873899 h2g2]], Douglas Adams played guitar on it.[[/note]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Marvin is quite popular among the fans.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** ''[[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]]''. "While it has many errors and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it is slightly cheaper."
*** To say nothing of the fact that anyone could wander in and write a paragraph.
*** The Wikimedia project also has a travel guide.
*** Wikipedia's article on the series itself even mentions the Guide's similarities to Wikipedia.
** You can probably compare the shoddiness of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's products to your least favorite tech company.
** There's a throwaway line early in the series (books and radio) about Arthur wishing he had a daughter so he could forbid her to marry a Vogon. Towards the end of the series, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he ends up getting one, Random.]] [[BrickJoke Who he then forbids from marrying a Vogon.]]
* ItWasHisSled: 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.
* MemeticMutation:
** "42"
** "Zaphod's just this guy, you know?"
** "DON'T PANIC"
** "Ten out of ten for style [or X], but minus several million for good thinking, huh?"
* MisBlamed: Many people actually cry TheyChangedItNowItSucks to the various adaptation(s) because they're "not like the book". Adams ''wanted'' the various formats to diverge as soon as possible, and succeeded.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To "Tunnel of Love" by Dire Straits, in the radio adaptation of [=SLaTfAtF=].
* TheWoobie: Arthur's the CosmicPlaything. Marvin's TheEeyore.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ImiqaXBMkM This]] pretty much sums it up.



** Which is kind of the joke. Ford Prefect's half-arsed attempts to blend in and the total failure of British humanity to notice anything incongruous about him has always been a part of Ford's story (just look at his name) and one the movie merely played up a bit more.

!!The franchise in general
* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people are familiar with the series as either a five or six book "{{trilogy|Creep}}", unaware that it was first a radio program. To be absolutely clear:
** 1. It was a radio series...
** 2. That got adapted into a book series...
** 3. Which had a TV show made of it...
** 4. That had a text-based computer game made of it...
** 5. Which, many, many years later, had a movie made of it...
** 6. And we can only assume it will eventually be available in [[FoodPills pill form]] at some point.
* AngstWhatAngst: Trillian barely notices when her home planet is blown up and billions are killed. Dent has the decency to be shocked for a few minutes, though once he realizes that he can't quite wrap his head around the magnitude of the loss he starts going into shock.
** The film version of Trillian doesn't even find out until late in the story thanks to Zaphod. When she find out, she goes ''ballistic''.
--->'''Trillian:''' '''''Love and kisses?!?!'''''
* AwesomeEgo: Zaphod in all versions.
* CommonKnowledge: 42 is not "The Meaning of Life", it's "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything." The reason it seems so random and nonsensical is because it's only an ''Answer'', and no one actually knows what the ''Question'' is.
* ContinuitySnarl: Adams deliberately ensured that no two forms of the franchise were the same, with the exception of Arthur and Ford fleeing the Earth in Fit/Chapter/Part/Act One.
* CoverVersion: The radio series, records, TV series and even the film all use different versions of the Music/TheEagles' "Journey of the Sorcerer".
* DiscreditedMeme: Like ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', the jokes in this franchise have been referenced to death.
** Wikipedia is REALLY tired of people changing the entire article for Earth to say "Mostly Harmless".
* EarWorm: "[[RealSongThemeTune Journey of the Sorcerer]]". Every version with audio has got some arrangement of it.
** The 6" single of the TV theme music had a rather catchy song on the B-side called "Only The End Of The World Again", credited to Disaster Area.[[note]]According to [[http://h2g2.com/approved_entry/A32873899 h2g2]], Douglas Adams played guitar on it.[[/note]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Marvin is quite popular among the fans.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** ''[[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]]''. "While it has many errors and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it is slightly cheaper."
*** To say nothing of the fact that anyone could wander in and write a paragraph.
*** The Wikimedia project also has a travel guide.
*** Wikipedia's article on the series itself even mentions the Guide's similarities to Wikipedia.
** You can probably compare the shoddiness of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's products to your least favorite tech company.
** There's a throwaway line early in the series (books and radio) about Arthur wishing he had a daughter so he could forbid her to marry a Vogon. Towards the end of the series, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he ends up getting one, Random.]] [[BrickJoke Who he then forbids from marrying a Vogon.]]
* ItWasHisSled: 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.
* MemeticMutation:
** "42"
** "Zaphod's just this guy, you know?"
** "DON'T PANIC"
** "Ten out of ten for style [or X], but minus several million for good thinking, huh?"
* MisBlamed: Many people actually cry TheyChangedItNowItSucks to the various adaptation(s) because they're "not like the book". Adams ''wanted'' the various formats to diverge as soon as possible, and succeeded.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To "Tunnel of Love" by Dire Straits, in the radio adaptation of [=SLaTfAtF=].
* TheWoobie: Arthur's the CosmicPlaything. Marvin's TheEeyore.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ImiqaXBMkM This]] pretty much sums it up.

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** Which is kind of the joke. Ford Prefect's half-arsed attempts to blend in and the total failure of British humanity to notice anything incongruous about him has always been a part of Ford's story (just look at his name) and one the movie merely played up a bit more. \n\n!!The franchise in general\n* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people are familiar with the series as either a five or six book "{{trilogy|Creep}}", unaware that it was first a radio program. To be absolutely clear:\n** 1. It was a radio series...\n** 2. That got adapted into a book series...\n** 3. Which had a TV show made of it...\n** 4. That had a text-based computer game made of it...\n** 5. Which, many, many years later, had a movie made of it...\n** 6. And we can only assume it will eventually be available in [[FoodPills pill form]] at some point.\n* AngstWhatAngst: Trillian barely notices when her home planet is blown up and billions are killed. Dent has the decency to be shocked for a few minutes, though once he realizes that he can't quite wrap his head around the magnitude of the loss he starts going into shock.\n** The film version of Trillian doesn't even find out until late in the story thanks to Zaphod. When she find out, she goes ''ballistic''.\n--->'''Trillian:''' '''''Love and kisses?!?!'''''\n* AwesomeEgo: Zaphod in all versions.\n* CommonKnowledge: 42 is not "The Meaning of Life", it's "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything." The reason it seems so random and nonsensical is because it's only an ''Answer'', and no one actually knows what the ''Question'' is.\n* ContinuitySnarl: Adams deliberately ensured that no two forms of the franchise were the same, with the exception of Arthur and Ford fleeing the Earth in Fit/Chapter/Part/Act One.\n* CoverVersion: The radio series, records, TV series and even the film all use different versions of the Music/TheEagles' "Journey of the Sorcerer".\n* DiscreditedMeme: Like ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', the jokes in this franchise have been referenced to death.\n** Wikipedia is REALLY tired of people changing the entire article for Earth to say "Mostly Harmless".\n* EarWorm: "[[RealSongThemeTune Journey of the Sorcerer]]". Every version with audio has got some arrangement of it.\n** The 6" single of the TV theme music had a rather catchy song on the B-side called "Only The End Of The World Again", credited to Disaster Area.[[note]]According to [[http://h2g2.com/approved_entry/A32873899 h2g2]], Douglas Adams played guitar on it.[[/note]]\n* EnsembleDarkhorse: Marvin is quite popular among the fans.\n* HilariousInHindsight:\n** ''[[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]]''. "While it has many errors and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it is slightly cheaper." \n*** To say nothing of the fact that anyone could wander in and write a paragraph.\n*** The Wikimedia project also has a travel guide.\n*** Wikipedia's article on the series itself even mentions the Guide's similarities to Wikipedia.\n** You can probably compare the shoddiness of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's products to your least favorite tech company.\n** There's a throwaway line early in the series (books and radio) about Arthur wishing he had a daughter so he could forbid her to marry a Vogon. Towards the end of the series, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he ends up getting one, Random.]] [[BrickJoke Who he then forbids from marrying a Vogon.]] \n* ItWasHisSled: 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.\n* MemeticMutation: \n** "42"\n** "Zaphod's just this guy, you know?"\n** "DON'T PANIC"\n** "Ten out of ten for style [or X], but minus several million for good thinking, huh?"\n* MisBlamed: Many people actually cry TheyChangedItNowItSucks to the various adaptation(s) because they're "not like the book". Adams ''wanted'' the various formats to diverge as soon as possible, and succeeded.\n* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To "Tunnel of Love" by Dire Straits, in the radio adaptation of [=SLaTfAtF=].\n* TheWoobie: Arthur's the CosmicPlaything. Marvin's TheEeyore.\n** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ImiqaXBMkM This]] pretty much sums it up.
1st Feb '17 6:36:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people are familiar with the series as either a five or six book "{{trilogy|creep}}", unaware that it was first a radio program. To be absolutely clear:

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people are familiar with the series as either a five or six book "{{trilogy|creep}}", "{{trilogy|Creep}}", unaware that it was first a radio program. To be absolutely clear:
9th Jan '17 4:01:28 PM Kyrillion
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** Which is kind of the joke. Ford Prefect's half-arsed attempts to blend in and the total failure of British humanity to notice anything incongruous about him has always been a part of Ford's story (just look at his name) and one the movie merely played up a bit more.
8th Jan '17 11:29:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: Questular instantly dislikes Trillian.
-->'''Questular:''' She's lying. She's skinny, and she's pretty, and she's lying!
19th Nov '16 2:02:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WTHCastingAgency: Music/MosDef as Ford Prefect. [[SarcasmMode Oh, yes we totally but that he's from Guilford]].

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* WTHCastingAgency: Music/MosDef as Ford Prefect. [[SarcasmMode Oh, yes we totally but buy that he's from Guilford]].
19th Nov '16 2:01:45 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: That's Creator/PeterDavison as The Dish of the Day. He was suggested by his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who played Trillian.
6th Nov '16 6:06:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TearJerker: At the end of the Quandary Phase when [[spoiler: Fenchurch disappears during the hyperspace jump]].

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* TearJerker: At the end of the Quandary Phase when [[spoiler: Fenchurch disappears during the hyperspace jump]].



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Marvin's death. He's finally happy, for the first time in his entire life (which in case you forget, is eight times older than the universe), and now he's dead. Maybe that's why he's happy.]]
** [[spoiler:And then in the radio version of ''Mostly Harmless''... he's been brought back to life because his warranty hadn't run out. And is miserable again.]]
** The song "Marvin, I Love You", released by Stephen Moore in-character as Marvin, details a surprisingly touching story about Marvin discovering an old tape in his databank, recorded by some sort of A.I. who is programmed to be in love with him ("Remember, I'm programmed for you/I know we're worlds apart/Still you could break my heart"). Marvin doesn't comprehend these words or know where they came from, but he apparently keeps the tape and can play it whenever he wants.
** [[spoiler:The end of ''Mostly Harmless''. Shortly before [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The End of Every Single Earth in Any Dimension as It Has Ever Been Known]], Arthur realises what is going to happen, and has been so thoroughly broken by the events of the series that he can't bring himself to do anything, and reacts in almost exactly the same fashion as Marvin did to his death. This may even have been deliberate, as Arthur previously described Marvin as "the clearest thinker I know".]]
** A peculiarly bittersweet one in the records, when Arthur, Ford, Zaphod and Trillian are being shot at by the cops on Magrathea and the computer bank they're standing next to is about to explode, Ford and Zaphod take each other's hands and start singing a really weird song.
--->'''Trillian''': What ''are'' you doing?
--->'''Ford''': It's an ancient Betelgeusian death anthem.
--->'''Zaphod''': Singing it makes us feel good in times of stress.\\
[''Ford and Zaphod resume singing.'']
--->'''Arthur''': Well, if you're going to be like that about it, [''sings''] "Land of hope and glory, mother of the free..."
--->'''Trillian''': Oh, well... [''sings''] "[[Franchise/TheBeatles I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man-]]"\\
[''Massive explosion. Silence.'']
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