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* InhumanEyeConcealers: Humma Kavula wears very thick glasses with welding goggle-like rims that completely hide his eyes when in profile. In the middle of a conversation with Zaphod, he very casually begins cleaning them, revealing that his "eyes" are actually holograms projected onto the lenses; to Zaphod's shock, Kavula's real eyes are just sunken black pits in his face.


** Presumably all species regard humans as this for being so incredibly wrong about how they assume the universe works. It's also probably why they were never noticed as the dominant lifeforms (see Mistaken the Dominant Lifeform).

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** Presumably all species regard humans as this for being so incredibly wrong about how they assume the universe works. It's also probably why they were never noticed as the dominant lifeforms (see Mistaken Mistook the Dominant Lifeform).


** Presumably all species regard humans as this for being so incredibly wrong about how they assume the universe works.

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** Presumably all species regard humans as this for being so incredibly wrong about how they assume the universe works. It's also probably why they were never noticed as the dominant lifeforms (see Mistaken the Dominant Lifeform).



* KarmaHoudini: Zaphod was responsible for the destruction of Earth just because he's so mindblowingly dumb that he didn't bother reading a destruction permit before signing it. Besides a couple of slaps from Trillian, he had absolutely no repercussions for it, and got a happy ending.

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* KarmaHoudini: Zaphod was responsible for the destruction of Earth just because he's so mindblowingly dumb that he didn't bother reading a destruction permit before signing it. Besides a couple of slaps from Trillian, Trillian and a JerkassRealization, he had absolutely no repercussions for it, and got a happy ending.



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Trillian, as played by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. [[spoiler: Deconstructed later when she realizes the "boring" [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Arthur cares far more for her than the spontaneous Zaphod.]]]]



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Trillian, as played by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. [[spoiler: Deconstructed later when she realizes the "boring" [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Arthur cares far more for her than the spontaneous Zaphod.]]]]


* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: At the end when Earth mrk. II's lifecycle is starting back up. This is in stark contrast to Douglas' earlier opinion on things. Ultimately subverted when it ends on a ''Film/{{Koyaanisqatsi}}''-like view of society. ''Nature'' is awesome. People are ... less awesome.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: At the end when Earth mrk.Mk. II's lifecycle is starting back up. This is in stark contrast to Douglas' earlier opinion on things. Ultimately subverted when it ends on a ''Film/{{Koyaanisqatsi}}''-like view of society. ''Nature'' is awesome. People are ... less awesome.


* {{Adorkable}}: Slartibartfast, with his snorting giggle. But then, he is played by Creator/BillNighy.


** Ford Prefect is now played by [[BlackBestFriend a black American]]. The director/producers figured since Ford is an alien it doesn't really matter what his race is. It makes Arthur's comment "So, you're ''not'' from Guildford", and remarking Ford's accent was sort of off, even funnier.

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** Ford Prefect is now played by [[BlackBestFriend a black American]].American. The director/producers figured since Ford is an alien it doesn't really matter what his race is. It makes Arthur's comment "So, you're ''not'' from Guildford", and remarking Ford's accent was sort of off, even funnier.


* AlienNumberSystem: Vogons write numbers in base 1, meaning 1,000 would be written as a thousand ones.

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* AlienNumberSystem: AlternateNumberSystem: Vogons write numbers in base 1, meaning 1,000 would be written as a thousand ones.

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* AlienNumberSystem: Vogons write numbers in base 1, meaning 1,000 would be written as a thousand ones.


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* EscapePod: The gang have to fly to Vogsphere in one after mice disable The Heart Of Gold's engines. It looks like a racing car and seems to be capable of FasterThanLightTravel.


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* MatterReplicator: As well as the infamous Nutrimat, Trillian shows Arthur a machine you can stick your face into and it will instantly create whatever food you're craving.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Ford approaches Arthur with a shopping trolley filled with cans of beer and packets of peanuts. In the book he explains that these are necessary for combatting TeleportationSickness but not here. With teleportation not being mentioned, we also aren't told how Arthur and Ford got on board the Vogon ship.

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* MatchingBadGuyVehicles: The Vogon fleet is composed of identical black ships. They're yellow in the novel.


* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Arthur introduces himself several times as, "Dent. Arthur Dent." Which leads Slartibartfast to comment, "Late, as in the late Dentarthurdent."



* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Arthur introduces himself several times as, "Dent. Arthur Dent." Which leads Slartibartfast to comment, "Late, as in the late Dentarthurdent."


'''Arthur:''' ''(high pitched {{Angrish}}))'' DID YOU? ''DID YOU?''

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'''Arthur:''' ''(high pitched {{Angrish}}))'' {{Angrish}})'' DID YOU? ''DID YOU?''

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* IToldYouSo:
-->'''Marvin:''' I ''told'' you this would all end in tears.\\
'''Arthur:''' ''(high pitched {{Angrish}}))'' DID YOU? ''DID YOU?''


** The restauarant at the end of the universe is at the end of the universe in terms of distance, not time.

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** The restauarant restaurant at the end of the universe is at the end of the universe in terms of distance, not time.



* TheCameo: One crowd scene features the original Marvin robot (from the television series) as an extra. Another scene features Simon Jones, the actor who played Arthur Dent in the original radio drama and TV versions of the series, as a pre-recorded Magrathean hologram. And the last image of the entire movie is Creator/DouglasAdams.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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One crowd scene features the original Marvin robot (from the television series) as an extra. Another scene features Simon Jones, the actor who played Arthur Dent in the original radio drama and TV versions of the series, as a pre-recorded Magrathean hologram. And the hologram.
** The
last image of the entire movie is Creator/DouglasAdams.



** The TV version of Marvin appears in the queue on the Vogsphere.

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** The TV version of Marvin appears in the queue on the Vogsphere.



** And really, given that all the main characters aren't even from Earth (except Arthur and Trillian)...

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** And really, given that all the main characters Ford and Zaphod aren't even from Earth (except Arthur and Trillian)...Earth...



* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Arthur is offered the opportunity to return to a recreation of his home on Earth, exactly (well, without the imminent demolition by Prosser) like he left it. He chooses to stay with Ford, Zaphod and Trillian and continue exploring the galaxy.]]

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* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Arthur is offered the opportunity to return to a recreation of his home on Earth, exactly like he left it (well, without the imminent demolition by Prosser) like he left it.Prosser). He chooses to stay with Ford, Zaphod and Trillian and continue exploring the galaxy.]]



* InternalReveal: Trillian learns Earth was destroyed, and that it was because of Zaphod signed the approval for its destruction thinking they want his autograph. Arthur known about Earth's destruction, but kept it a secret from Trillian (partly under threat by Zaphod), then found out from Trillian after they rescued her. Even Zaphod didn't even know what he's done until Trillian call him out.

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* InternalReveal: Trillian learns Earth was destroyed, and that it was because of Zaphod signed the approval for its destruction thinking they want his autograph. Arthur known about Earth's destruction, but kept it a secret from Trillian (partly under threat by Zaphod), then found out from Trillian after they rescued her. Even Zaphod didn't even know what he's he'd done until Trillian call called him out.



* MassOhCrap: "Um, people of Earth, this is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you are probably aware, plans for the development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy involve the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system. And your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition." We are shown shots of various locations around the world that show that ''every single person'' is screaming in terror. Which is either utterly hilarious or utterly horrifying. Except for that one serene woman who sips her tea even as the world ends[[note]]Played by Douglas Adam's mother, no less[[/note]]. "Thereís no point in acting surprised about it. The plans and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for '''fifty''' Earth years. If you canít be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, thatís your own lookout. Apathetic bloody planet. I've no sympathy at all."

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* MassOhCrap: "Um, people of Earth, this is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you are probably aware, plans for the development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy involve the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system. And your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition." We are shown shots of various locations around the world that show that ''every single person'' is screaming in terror. Which is either utterly hilarious or utterly horrifying. Except for that one serene woman who sips her tea even as the world ends[[note]]Played by Douglas Adam's Adams' mother, no less[[/note]]. "Thereís no point in acting surprised about it. The plans and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for '''fifty''' of your Earth years. If you canít be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, thatís your own lookout. Apathetic bloody planet. I've no sympathy at all."



** There's a Hyper-intelligent shade of Blue present at in the first Deep Thought scene. [[spoiler:Look to the left of the gates when they're opened.]]

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** There's a Hyper-intelligent shade of Blue present at in the first Deep Thought scene. [[spoiler:Look to the left of the gates when they're opened.]]

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* AdaptationalContextChange:
** Arthur remarks that he's already met Zaphod, but here it is not so improbable to the audience as the sequence of events are presented in chronological order.
** Deep Thought has spent time not only attempting to answer the question, but has also been watching cartoons.
** Deep Thought is shaped more like a computer monitor, with a structure resembling an arm to support its chin at the base of the monitor. In the book, Deep Thought is more of a straightforward super computer.
** Viltvodle VI is described as a culture of small blue beings in the book, but here it is visited by the crew and inhabited by multiple alien life forms, including an entire church inhabited by humanoids who follow the religion of the Great Green Arkleseizure. The crew visits their religious leader, Humma Kavula, who demands they find the Point-of-View gun.
** Frankie and Benjy the mice are the Deep Thought programmers Lunkwill and Fook in disguise, and are killed by Arthur. In the book, they are not related, have no ulterior motive, and do not attempt to lobotomize Arthur.
** Gag Halfrunt is quoted in the book. Here, he is shown on a monitor, acting a little different.
** Zaphod is the Galactic President in the book, but there is no Vice President Questular Rontok in the novel.
** The Point-of-View gun and toaster knife are exclusive to the movie. The scene with the point of view gun being used on Arthur, Zaphod and Trillian is not in the book.
** The restauarant at the end of the universe is at the end of the universe in terms of distance, not time.

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