History YMMV / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

29th Jun '16 3:22:48 AM 06tele
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** 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]]Douglas Adams is rumoured to have played guitar on it and since he was a very good guitarist, it's quite possible.[[/note]]

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** 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]]Douglas [[note]]According to [[http://h2g2.com/approved_entry/A32873899 h2g2]], Douglas Adams is rumoured to have played guitar on it and since he was a very good guitarist, it's quite possible.it.[[/note]]
29th Jun '16 3:19:57 AM 06tele
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** 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]]Douglas Adams is rumoured to have played guitar on it and since he was a very good guitarist, it's quite possible.[[/note]]
29th Jun '16 2:56:17 AM 06tele
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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".



** The theme on the TV series and record albums is a BBC-re-orchestrated edition of the Music/{{Eagles}}' "Journey of the Sorcerer."
20th Jun '16 11:40:41 PM Eagal
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* AdaptationDisplacemen: Few people seem to realize the radio series predates the book.

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* AdaptationDisplacemen: AdaptationDisplacement: Few people seem to realize the radio series predates the book.
20th Jun '16 11:40:35 PM Eagal
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* AdaptationDisplacement and OlderThanTheyThink: Few people seem to realize the radio series predates the book.

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* AdaptationDisplacement and OlderThanTheyThink: AdaptationDisplacemen: Few people seem to realize the radio series predates the book.



* [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks He Changed It Again But It Sucks This Time]]



* MostWonderfulSound: Who else is now just reading the book in Creator/StephenFry's voice?
** [[http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Hitchhikers-Guide-to-the-Galaxy-Audiobook/B002VA9SWS Now available for the enjoyment of all.]]
** A lot of the characters will forever be associated with their voices from the film. Creator/AlanRickman and Creator/BillNighy as well.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Even detractors of the film admit the scene of the Earth being rebuilt was very beautifully handled.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Even detractors of the film admit the scene of the Earth being rebuilt was very beautifully handled.
%%* TheyChangedItNowItSucks



* 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 One. In a sense, Adams was {{Troll}}ing his own fans... or at least making sure everybody remembered the MST3KMantra. Which would you rather do, bicker over fictional minutiae or have a good laugh?
** Definitely bicker over fictional minutiae.
*** [[ArgumentOfContradictions Oh no we wouldn't!]]

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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 One. In a sense, Adams was {{Troll}}ing his own fans... or at least making sure everybody remembered the MST3KMantra. Which would you rather do, bicker over fictional minutiae or have a good laugh?\n** Definitely bicker over fictional minutiae.\n*** [[ArgumentOfContradictions Oh no we wouldn't!]]



*** Huh. [[TVTropes I thought we]] [[DrPediaAndMrTrope were talking about]] [[RetconningTheWiki ourselves here.]]



* LawfulNeutral: The Vogons.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ImiqaXBMkM This]] pretty much sums it up.
* ZeroContextExample: The number 42 is an in-universe use of the trope.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ImiqaXBMkM This]] pretty much sums it up.
* ZeroContextExample: The number 42 is an in-universe use of the trope.
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20th Jun '16 11:38:19 PM Eagal
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* BlatantLies: Ford's claim to be from Guildford becomes this since he's got an American accent, unless one is supposed to believe he means he's from America via Guildford.
** That argument only works if you're British and you're thinking of Guildford, near London. This film was made for Americans, who will think first of Guildford, Connecticut (just down the road from New London CT, oddly enough). A black American from Guildford is perfectly feasible - so long as the Guildford is in New England.
** There is also a Guildford in Vermont and a Guilford County and town in North Carolina. So lots of places for an American-accented Ford Prefect to come from. Only... the American version might have renamed him "Ford Edsel" or something, as the Prefect was only ever sold in Britain?
** The accent is remarked upon, though, as if he'd claimed to be from Guildford in England, since there's a line to the effect of "So you're not from Guildford; well, that would explain the accent"
** Considering the fact he was presumably a lot closer to the English Guildford than anywhere in America when he claimed to be from Guildford, people would tend to assume he meant the English one. An American from Guildford, Connecticut in England would probably specify "Guildford, Connecticut" or just say they're from Connecticut or the US.
17th May '16 3:08:23 AM 06tele
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** 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.'']
10th May '16 9:25:51 PM CassandraLeo
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Few people seem to realize the radio series predates the book.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: AdaptationDisplacement and OlderThanTheyThink: Few people seem to realize the radio series predates the book.



** May also qualify as NarmCharm.



** The accent is remarked upon, though, as if he'd claimed to be from Guilford in England, since there's a line to the effect of "So you're not from Guilford, well that would explain the accent"

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** The accent is remarked upon, though, as if he'd claimed to be from Guilford Guildford in England, since there's a line to the effect of "So you're not from Guilford, well Guildford; well, that would explain the accent"



* InternetBackdraft: When it was first announced that Mos Def would play Ford Prefect, there was a lot of racist comments made about him. Most of it subsided by the time the film came out.

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* InternetBackdraft: When it was first announced that Mos Def would play Ford Prefect, there was a lot of racist comments made about him. Most of it [[AbilityOverAppearance subsided by the time the film came out.out]].



* MostWonderfulSound: Who else is now just reading the book in Stephen Fry's voice?

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* MostWonderfulSound: Who else is now just reading the book in Stephen Fry's Creator/StephenFry's voice?



** A lot of the characters will forever be associated with their voices from the film. Creator/AlanRickman and Creator/BillNighy as well.



* CommonKnowledge: 42 is not "The Meaning of Life", it's "The Answer to the Great 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 One. In a sense, Adams was {{Troll}}ing his own fans... or at least making sure everybody remembered the MST3KMantra. Which would you rather do, bicker over fictional minutia or have a good laugh?

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* CommonKnowledge: 42 is not "The Meaning of Life", it's "The Answer to the Great Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, 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 One. In a sense, Adams was {{Troll}}ing his own fans... or at least making sure everybody remembered the MST3KMantra. Which would you rather do, bicker over fictional minutia minutiae or have a good laugh?



*** Oh no we wouldn't!

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*** [[ArgumentOfContradictions Oh no we wouldn't!wouldn't!]]



*** Wikipedia's article on the series itself even mentions the Guide's similarities to Wikipedia.



** "Ten out of ten for style [or X] but minus several million for good thinking, huh?"

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** "Ten out of ten for style [or X] X], but minus several million for good thinking, huh?"



** The theme on the TV series and record albums is a BBC-re-orchestrated edition of the Eagles' "Journey Of The Sorcerer."

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** The theme on the TV series and record albums is a BBC-re-orchestrated edition of the Eagles' Music/{{Eagles}}' "Journey Of The of the Sorcerer."


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** [[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".]]
6th May '16 4:19:37 PM case
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* MemeticMutation: "42", "Zaphod's just this guy, you know?", "DON'T PANIC"...

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* MemeticMutation: "42", MemeticMutation:
** "42"
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"Zaphod's just this guy, you know?", know?"
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"DON'T PANIC"...PANIC"
** "Ten out of ten for style [or X] but minus several million for good thinking, huh?"
16th Feb '16 6:04:13 AM MegaMarioMan
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* HilariousInHindsight: The team appearing as [[LittleBigPlanet knitted figures]] before achieving normality, seeing as Creator/StephenFry is the guide to both universes...

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* HilariousInHindsight: The team appearing as [[LittleBigPlanet [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet knitted figures]] before achieving normality, seeing as Creator/StephenFry is the guide to both universes...
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