View Full Version : Don't Panic!

Garrett Lowell
04-22-2005, 08:26 AM
Of course, I'm referring to the upcoming release of "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy". While it's likely that I'll be disappointed, I will be compelled to go to the theatre and see it anyway.

George Roberts
04-22-2005, 08:33 AM
Don't forget to dress properly.

04-22-2005, 08:41 AM
Every towel in the house is clean.

I only wish I had 42.

04-22-2005, 08:51 AM
how many pints was it again?

Garrett Lowell
04-22-2005, 08:53 AM
It mustn't be a Thursday when I see it. I just never could get the hang of Thursdays.

04-22-2005, 09:04 AM

John of Phoenix
04-22-2005, 03:38 PM
Anyone ever play the computer game?
I think I got out of the bedroom, but that was it.

04-22-2005, 03:40 PM
I haven't read the book in years. Might be worth a re-read.


George Roberts
04-22-2005, 03:41 PM
I remember the game. I never got too far.

04-22-2005, 04:02 PM
anybody rememeber the first movie?! god was that awful, might have been a PBS series or something. I can still see Zaphods second head, it was this awful rubber thing that they taped to his shoulder.


This should be much better.

Favorite line from book: "it produced a substance, almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea".

that or the argument he had with the door about not saying anything when it opened... "it was a pleasure to open for you sir".

Garrett Lowell
04-22-2005, 04:26 PM
There are too many great lines for me to have a favorite. But I really like this one, and it kind of sums up the world these days:

"Okay, so ten out of ten for style, but minus several million for good thinking, yeah?"


"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."


"Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is."

04-22-2005, 05:12 PM
I am afraid that Hollywood will have messed it up horribly. At least the BBC series followed the book to a "T", even if the props budget was less than my allowance at 5 yrs old.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-22-2005, 05:55 PM
Book?, Game?, T.V.?
The real deal was the radio program - with Peter Jones as the book.

The sprog says that Stephen Fry (who knew D.A.) is playing that role in the film - so it should be fine.

Phillip Allen
04-22-2005, 08:11 PM
Never read the book but I did listen to the raido version...hope they haven't screwed it up...

04-22-2005, 08:13 PM
"Ironically, the pot of petunia's only thought was 'Oh, not again.'"

Phillip Allen
04-22-2005, 08:17 PM
The young ones jest don't know... smile.gif

04-23-2005, 09:58 AM
You'd be amazed how many of the young ones know. I'd bet that I have 3-5 kids in each class who have been itching for this movie to come out since the beginning of the school year.


Phillip Allen
04-23-2005, 10:08 AM
Perhaps the world will carry on without us after all...encouraging

Mark Van
04-23-2005, 12:25 PM
I've only been waiting 20 or so years to see the movie, too bad Douglas Addams died too soon to make it. I hope they did a good job, I think the people who made the movie were all big fans. I loved the tv series, I thaught the cheezy special effects fit the story pretty well.

This is similar to Lord of The Rings, having a big cult following. If they blow it, there will be a lot of dissapointed fans. However, if the movie is a big hit, people will stop asking me if my boat name came from the Neil Young song.

04-23-2005, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Hwyl:
http://www.kmbusinesssolutions.com/49prefect_files/prefectad1.jpgAnd wouldya check out the barbie doll waist line on mom? :eek: :D

04-23-2005, 01:09 PM
"Hey, is that a piece of fairy cake?..."

04-23-2005, 02:50 PM
A movie I'm looking forward to seeing! http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif

John B
04-23-2005, 03:43 PM
not another thread about the fiords.
That Slartibartfast has a lot to answer for. ;)

04-26-2005, 08:01 PM
Saw an add today for the movie that involved a large whale getting steadily closer to the ground-based camera.

This is going to be a good movie.


John of Phoenix
04-26-2005, 08:29 PM
Funny stuff.


04-28-2005, 05:42 PM
Anyone seen it yet? It's released in the U.K.

Mark Van
05-02-2005, 12:30 PM
Well? Anybody see it yet? It did pretty good in the theaters over the weekend. I won't get a chance to see it until at least wednesday.

05-02-2005, 02:42 PM
I've read reviews from people who were fans (of one version or another), and they range from "It's HORRID, they spoiled it, don't go!" to "It's great, they really got it on film, absolutely hilarious!" so ... it's controverial among the fans of the books, TV, and radio series. I think it's probably a fourth version of the tale, and if you go expecting to see your favorite again, you'll be very disappointed, and if you go expecting hilarity you'll find it.

Phillip Allen
05-02-2005, 05:02 PM
I saw it...it was worth going to but the end is changed...

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-03-2005, 12:12 PM
New radio series kicks off in 20 minutes.

There is a repeat thursday 10:00 gmt you'll have to do your own conversions for the time zones.

Click for the schedule (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/)

John B
05-08-2005, 07:49 PM
I enjoyed it. I can't see it being too successful at the box office. I did not like the narration segments.
They did a good job of Zaphod I thought.

Paul Denison
05-08-2005, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by John Teetsel:
Anyone ever play the computer game?
I think I got out of the bedroom, but that was it.First was Zork, then HH. Thast was true entertainment. I made it all the way,... but had to use the hints guide to get the bable fish in my ear. :D