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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Internet Trailer
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Posted on 03/06/2005 7:05:01 PM PST by Samwise

Don't panic.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dontpanic; douglasadams; galacy; galaxy; guide; hitchhiker; hitchhikersguide
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I can't tell from the clip if it will be any good or not. I'm hopeful.
1 posted on 03/06/2005 7:05:02 PM PST by Samwise
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To: Samwise

http://movies.go.com/moviesdynamic/movies/trailer?id=533593


2 posted on 03/06/2005 7:06:11 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise

Got my towel ready!


3 posted on 03/06/2005 7:07:13 PM PST by Professional Engineer (And the winner is............Bitty Girl by a pigtail.)
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To: Samwise

42


4 posted on 03/06/2005 7:08:10 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: Professional Engineer

I should've known you'd like Hitchhiker's Guide. :^)


5 posted on 03/06/2005 7:08:35 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: bikepacker67

Thanks for the fish!


6 posted on 03/06/2005 7:09:07 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise

I'm ready. Towel in hand.


7 posted on 03/06/2005 7:13:15 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: Samwise

I read all his books in college & loved every one of them (except the detective agency one). I have been hoping someone would out a babelfish in my ear ever since.....


8 posted on 03/06/2005 7:13:48 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: Wneighbor

You too? We should book the theater. :^)


9 posted on 03/06/2005 7:14:05 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: feinswinesuksass

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/hitchhikers/guide/babelfish.shtml


10 posted on 03/06/2005 7:17:06 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise

Just don't invite the Vogons....I think the Clintons are Vogons.

Vogons are extremely ugly, extremely officious, and generally not much fun to be around.
They emerged from the seas of the planet Vogsphere, and gave up on evolving there and then. Only their stubbornness allowed them to survive.

They generally become bureaucrats in the galactic government. Their unpleasant demeanour makes them ideally suited to such employment.

One such Vogon is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz, of the Vogon Constructor fleet. Having destroyed the Earth in order to make way for a hyperspace bypass, he then proceded to read some of his poetry to two helpless victims.

It is hard to hitch lifts on Vogon ships - it is only made possible by the Dentrassi cooks employed by Vogon fleets.



11 posted on 03/06/2005 7:17:06 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: Samwise; Professional Engineer

Yellow


12 posted on 03/06/2005 7:17:27 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: Samwise


What happened to Zaphod's 2nd head?


13 posted on 03/06/2005 7:17:43 PM PST by Malsua
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To: feinswinesuksass

It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination


14 posted on 03/06/2005 7:18:00 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: Samwise
We should book the theater. :^)

Hey, and maybe all travel to be together to watch it.

I'm voting for PE, msdrby and I to all come to your house to watch it - say around Memorial Day weekend! ROFL

15 posted on 03/06/2005 7:18:32 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: Samwise

bump


16 posted on 03/06/2005 7:18:49 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: bikepacker67

"Look, I'm up to here with cool, OK? I am so amazingly cool you could keep a side of meat in me for a month. I am so hip, I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis. Now, will you move before I blow it?"


17 posted on 03/06/2005 7:19:10 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: Samwise

I thought it was already done by the Monty Python folks.


18 posted on 03/06/2005 7:19:30 PM PST by freedumb2003 (1st you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women (HJ Simpson))
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To: bikepacker67

I dressed up as Trillian for Halloween one year.


19 posted on 03/06/2005 7:20:09 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: feinswinesuksass

Hillary 2008 photo shoot

20 posted on 03/06/2005 7:20:47 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Malsua

It is under his first head. You just have to watch the trailer. His third arm is there too...JFK


21 posted on 03/06/2005 7:21:16 PM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Malsua

I still haven't figured out what happened to the Klingons.


22 posted on 03/06/2005 7:22:03 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise

Now that I saw the trailer I can tell you that:

1. The filmmakers never read THG; or
2. The filmmakers never loved THG.

Arthur Dent is all wrong (too young), Marvin is all wrong (too cgi and too streamlined), Zaphod is all wrong (too few heads), Trillian is all wrong (too interested in Arthur).

This is all wrong. I won't be seeing it.


23 posted on 03/06/2005 7:24:48 PM PST by freedumb2003 (1st you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women (HJ Simpson))
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To: feinswinesuksass

I take that back...not trillian...I was the one with 3 breasts....Eccentrica Gallumbits.....it has been many years since reading those books. I recently donated my collection to the Salvation Army...they were very used.


24 posted on 03/06/2005 7:25:03 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: freedumb2003

The BBC version was really bad....I preferred the visions in my head. It is hard to beat my imagination. Although, I think they did a great job with Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. I walked out of the theater feeling like I had taken drugs.


25 posted on 03/06/2005 7:27:18 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: freedumb2003

I haven't read the books in years. I think I'll reread them in time for the movie. LotR bothered me some at first because it wasn't my vision of the books, but I now love the movies almost as much as the books. I'm going to give the movie a chance.


26 posted on 03/06/2005 7:29:47 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise
This is the real deal. It is just like the book.

Click Here. (Will open in new window.)

Buy it while you still can. This hollywood crapola will probably wipe the original out.

No, I don't work for Amazon.com or have any financial interest in it.

27 posted on 03/06/2005 7:31:00 PM PST by LibKill (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.)
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To: BADROTOFINGER
It is under his first head. You just have to watch the trailer. His third arm is there too

I watched the trailers and read the books a long time ago, I wasn't sure what happened in the trailer at the point you are talking about. It looked like it might be a 2nd head, but I wasn't sure.

Nothing like a Vogon Construction Crew to mess up your day but I'm not panicing, I've got my towel!

28 posted on 03/06/2005 7:31:04 PM PST by Malsua
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To: feinswinesuksass
I think the Clintons are Vogons.

If we had a sample of his/her poetry we could be sure....

29 posted on 03/06/2005 7:32:07 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.)
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To: Wneighbor; Professional Engineer; msdrby
I'm voting for PE, msdrby and I to all come to your house to watch it - say around Memorial Day weekend! ROFL

Come on over!

30 posted on 03/06/2005 7:32:45 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: feinswinesuksass
I go to the help desk at Wal Mart and tell them that "my host body is not adequate, I require one that is more suited to my needs".
31 posted on 03/06/2005 7:33:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: Samwise

You just don't know how you're tempting me. LOL

BTW - I sold my motorcycle today.

never fear - a new one will be parked at my place as soon as I move.


32 posted on 03/06/2005 7:34:17 PM PST by Wneighbor
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To: LibKill

I've seen it. Yes, it was a hoot!


33 posted on 03/06/2005 7:34:28 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: LibKill

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.


34 posted on 03/06/2005 7:34:36 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: Samwise
LotR bothered me some at first because it wasn't my vision of the books, but I now love the movies almost as much as the books. I'm going to give the movie a chance.
Have you ever listened to the BBC radio version?
35 posted on 03/06/2005 7:35:29 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: cripplecreek

You barbarians! I'll sue the council for every penny it's got! I'l have you hung, drawn, and quartered! And whipped! And boiled...until...until...until you've had enough. And then I will do it again! And when I've finished I will take all the little bits, and I will JUMP on them! And I will carry on jumping on them until I get blisters, or I can think of anything even more unpleasant to do...


36 posted on 03/06/2005 7:35:32 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: bikepacker67

No. I'm sure it is good though.


37 posted on 03/06/2005 7:36:35 PM PST by Samwise (On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.)
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To: Samwise

Arthur: You know, it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young.
Ford: Why, what did she tell you?
Arthur: I don't know, I didn't listen.


38 posted on 03/06/2005 7:37:26 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
If we had a sample of his/her poetry we could be sure....
Ode To a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit?
39 posted on 03/06/2005 7:37:44 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: Samwise
It's awesome.

I'd be glad to burn it on a CD for ya (it's about 500meg in mp3 format)

40 posted on 03/06/2005 7:39:01 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: freedumb2003
"Now that I saw the trailer I can tell you that: 1. The filmmakers never read THG; or 2. The filmmakers never loved THG.

The script was based directly on DNA's writings for the MOVIE.

DNA said he did not want to just put the books on film. He wanted to adapt the story to film much in the same way that the other formats are tailored for each particular media type (He didn't really set out to do it that way years ago he said it just sort of happened). You should listen to the original radio series or the records. They are ALL different from the books.

Anyhow I like the idea this will be different. It fits the series exactly. If you do not think so, read the introduction in "The More Than Complete Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy." DNA tells the story of how all the versions are different.

41 posted on 03/06/2005 7:40:44 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: Samwise

Due to your post, I have changed my tagline.


42 posted on 03/06/2005 7:41:21 PM PST by Feiny ( The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Do you know if he had anything to do with the movie script before he died.


43 posted on 03/06/2005 7:42:35 PM PST by Feiny ( The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.)
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To: Malsua

Yeah, the part where Zaphod yells "This!", the 'This!' is actually spoken by his second head as it pops up underneath his first, and his third arm slams the button, kicking on the ever powerful improbability drive...JFK


44 posted on 03/06/2005 7:42:55 PM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Darksheare

You have No Tea


45 posted on 03/06/2005 7:43:14 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.)
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To: bikepacker67

The radio version part about the passengers on a flight kept in suspended animation because the little lemon scented towlettes haven't arrived is very memorable and creepy.


46 posted on 03/06/2005 7:44:43 PM PST by Moonmad27
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To: Samwise
I had the Infocom graphicless IF game version of Hitchhiker's Guide when I was a kid. Anyone remember those?
47 posted on 03/06/2005 7:46:41 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: feinswinesuksass
"The main reception foyer was almost empty but Ford nevertheless weaved his way through it."

-- Ford making his way out of Milliways whilst under the influence of enough alcohol to make a rhino sing.

48 posted on 03/06/2005 7:47:05 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: feinswinesuksass
"Do you know if he had anything to do with the movie script before he died."

Sort of. He had been working on a script for years and supposedly the guys who did write the final draft used his writings to make their script. BTW his entire family is in the movie (including many friends) and so far they all give it a big thumbs up.

49 posted on 03/06/2005 7:49:34 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: Samwise

Ford Prefect is played by a hip hop artist? Oh, puhleeeeze!


50 posted on 03/06/2005 7:50:03 PM PST by EveningStar
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