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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« on: March 23, 2005, 11:56:58 pm »
Coming in April 2005, the movie version of one of the funniest books I have read.  The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy hopefully lives up to my memories (I have the triliogy... Which has 5 books in it... >.>)

Can't wait until April 29th!

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http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/


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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 12:20:44 am »
Did you know they've already made a movie of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galax? It's a crappy made for TV one. They also had a TV series.
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005, 12:45:28 am »
Looks like an interesting movie, but If I remember correctly from the book, dosent Zaphod has two heads?
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2005, 01:39:45 am »
Umm, yeah he does have two-heads, and three arms...honestly though I think this is an improvement. The two heads thing, and the third arm never REALLY come into play in the book, other than making him alien. I don't think Ford Prefect is black either, can't quite remember. Marvin looks very strange, a little too cheery looking, like a toy. I figurd he'd be kinda tall and stainless steel. Looks pretty sweet though.
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2005, 08:25:38 am »
I'd like to apologise beforehand for the following joke. Sorry.

Well, as a big fan of the books I'd just like to say this - If you have any worries about the movie not living up to the books . . .




DONT PANIC!

I'm so so sorry. But it had to be done. And properly on topic: Yeah, this looks awesome. Finally a good movie of the best book ever written ever.
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2005, 09:28:02 am »
Haha, nice one Agent Zero. 

Actually I think in the larger trailers you see Zaphod switch heads, kinda like when you used to play with the little toy robots called transformers, it would fit inside their chest and then you could easily flip it out.  It looks strange on a real person...

Well, I never really recall the book saying that Ford Prefect wasn't black...

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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2005, 12:41:31 pm »
Ford Prefect isn't black or American
Zaphod is missing some much needed appendages.
Marvin looks like he was built by Sony.

I will refuse to watch this film, or at least refuse to pay money to see it.

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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2005, 02:24:38 pm »
Ford Prefect isn't black or American
Zaphod is missing some much needed appendages.
Marvin looks like he was built by Sony.

I will refuse to watch this film, or at least refuse to pay money to see it.

Ford Prefect = It doesnt matter what he looks like or what his accent is. HE COMES FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GALAXY
Zaphod = He looks less stupid than in the TV series. This was the best way.
Marvin = Marvin was always meant to look futuristic and fun. That was kinda the whole point.
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2005, 03:24:15 pm »
I really enjoyed the book so i am pumped for the film
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2005, 06:29:06 pm »
Yep, I'm so looking forward to it....and are you saying Zaphod switches heads like those old Power Ranger toys?
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2005, 06:46:42 pm »
I just watched the trailers, looks pretty sweet. Oh, Zaphod does have the third arm. It's like in his coat or something. I saw a lot of scenes I don't remember reading though, like more than there should be.  I have the book sitting right here too, so it's not a rusty memory. Isn't the Heart of Gold reffered to as
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2005, 08:39:15 am »
That bugged me for a bit, too. But, hey, if anyone is pissed about what the late Adams wrote for a script, then they can't possibly be true Douglas fans. Every fan should know there are discrepancies between every incarnation of the series. Hell, compare the events in the text game, the radio show, the T.V. show and the book and TRY to tell me that everything runs together perfectly.

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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2005, 05:03:16 pm »
Heh, that's true, they all vary a lot. It's also true that he wrote the script for this movie for Disney before he died.
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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2005, 09:42:14 am »
I've loved this series since I read all of the Restaurant at the End of the Universe in one sitting...at camp...and we went on a hike.  I am also really looking forward to this movie.  Martin Freeman is an amazing actor.  If anyone has seen the Office, they'll know just how depressingly crushed and injured he can be but still retain all of his charm.  Sam Rockwell is eight kinds of crazy so I'm certainly not worried and Mos Def intrigues me.  Now, for my horrendously selfish name-dropping.  I went to school in England for a year and one of the teachers there was Mark Wing-Davey.  Or as some might know him: Zaphod Beeblebrox.  He was the voice actor for the original radio show and he was in the mini-series.  Very cool guy.  Very large.  Totally gave me an autograph with his and Beeblebrox's signature.  Anyway, I'm done with that now.  Marvin makes me happy although I will miss his old voice. -leeman

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Re: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2005, 12:01:30 pm »
I'm ashamed to say I haven't read these books and I've heard alot of talk about them lately... so  guess I'll have to check them out and see what I'm missing.