The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was (originally) a radio series, broadcast on BBC Radio during March and April 1978. It was a success.
Since then it has spawned a 5-book trilogy
, additional radio broadcasts
, a television adaptation
, a computer game
, a comic book series
, a movie
, and at least one minor holiday.
However, subsequent releases of the original radio series were edited (in part for copyright reasons), and the original broadcasts have been unavailable, until now. A software engineer and H2G2 fan has now tracked down the recordings of the original broadcasts, analyzed the differences between them and the official CD releases, and provided patches and instructions to update the CD release to match the original broadcast. Not only that, but he has written software to automate the process.
posted by fogovonslack
on Oct 25, 2009 -
douglas adams mp3 audio archive
... "The Douglas Adams media archive is presented here by the wi2600.org groups for your enjoyment. This allso is to serve as a tribute to Mr. Adams's great, but suddely shortened career. Those who have not heard his voice and those who know it well will both enjoy having this material available. We will miss him!"
posted by crunchland
on Jul 24, 2003 -
Final Hitchhiker's Novel Found: A Salmon of a Doubt
, the sixth novel in Douglas Adam's series, will be published next May upon Adam's death. But is this a serious effort from a man who was growing tired of the Hitchhiker's
series towards the end of his life or an easy way to cash in on Adams's death, V.C. Andrews-style?
posted by ed
on Nov 19, 2001 -
The Second Reincarnation of the Final Grandson of Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged.
For those of us in constant search of universally meaningful insults, wowbagger delivers. The program is based on a character in Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", a character who, after an incident involving a time traveling machine and a piece of elastic band, became so pissed off at the universe that he sought to insult every creature in it, in alphabetical order.
posted by samsara
on Mar 15, 2001 -
Did anyone else realize that The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy really existed? I don't know that I'd describe that font as "Large, friendly letters", but it is, indubitably, on the front cover.
posted by baylink
on May 19, 2000 -