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.
Douglas Adams will soon be coming to the silver screen
). New concept art, casting info
, updated news
, as well as some background on the project has been diligently compiled
. A short trailer and some additional concept art can be found on the official movie site
New Hitchhiker's BBC radio series debuted today.
I managed to miss it but one can listen online starting Thursday. Previously discussed here
A fairly reassuring self-interview
with Karey Kirkpatrick - the American (gasp!) screenwriter tasked with getting Douglas Adams' original script for "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
into filmable condition.
Here's hoping they don't screw it up...
Stunned to see that a Tertiary Phase of the radio series of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy
is going into production and everyone (apart from the obvious) is back for it. It'll be a dramatisation of the third novel Life, The Universe and Everything
. A fourth series covering everything else will follow. It's being produced by Dirk Maggs who's worked with Douglas Adams before and has rejected one my own radio scripts in the past. Not that I blame him. It was pretty awful. It's going to be odd not hearing Peter Jones as The Book, but his seat is being filled by William Franklyn
. I was hoping for Oliver Postgate
if anyone was going to do it. Anyone have a sample of how Mr. Franklyn's voice sounds?
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?
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.
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy is now real
, and you can get it on your cell phone
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.