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03-08-2018, 10:31 PM
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy returns—with the original cast (ARTICLE LINK) (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/03/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-returns-with-the-original-cast/)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy deserves a special place in the geek pantheon. It's the story of hapless BBC radio editor Arthur Dent, his best friend Ford Prefect, and the adventures that result when Prefect saves Dent when the Earth is unexpectedly destroyed to make way for a galactic bypass. Written by the late, great Douglas Adams, HHGTTG first appeared as a radio series in the UK back in 1978. On Thursday—exactly 40 years to the day from that first broadcast—it made its return home with the start of Hexagonal Phase, a radio dramatization of the sixth and final book of an increasingly misnamed trilogy.

Adams' original radio series went on to spawn a universe of works. From that initial six-part series came the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then a re-recorded LP, a second novel (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe), a second radio series, a TV series, another two books (Life, the Universe, and Everything; So Long and Thanks for All the Fish), a computer game, a short story (Young Zaphod Plays it Safe), and then a fifth book (Mostly Harmless). And the ideas Adams wrote about were visionary: what else is your smartphone if not a real-life version of the Guide?

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Art Haberland
03-08-2018, 10:44 PM
I don't know where Douglas Adams went when he died, but I hope he finally remembered his towel

03-09-2018, 12:17 AM
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Douglas Adams