Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy returns to Radio 4

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Badgers, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Depends what you mean by shit books,I guess...
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  2. spliff

    spliff New Member

    Maybe he'll find the pectopah at the end of erm ... er!
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  3. Ceej

    Ceej Where is my mind?

    I have this on double LP signed by Douglas Adams and Geoffrey Perkins. Had a lovely boyfriend at the time (40 years ago!) and we used to listen religiously on Monday evenings.
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  6. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Another remake...yawn.
  7. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Nah, more new episodes. The last lot were rubbish and you can bet this will be too.
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  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Not long :)
  9. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    About half an hour too long #instantrimshit.com
  10. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I thought the bits I heard were shit, tbf. Shit enough that I turned them off, repeatedly, in order to discuss poo with the toddler.

    Tbf there’s a decent chance that I would’ve thought the original was shite too, as I am a tedious and moody old fucker.

    But, still. Zany, tedious bollocks. Blah blah Babel fish blah blah oh here’s Marvin, he’s got a big brain don’t ya know. Blah blah something bollocksy about trillian not being able to exist separately from blah blah more bollocks.

    And the voiceover was pointlessly over melodic, and took up about three quarters of all spoken words.

    Fuck it, with spoons on.
  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I enjoyed it :)
  12. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I used to work with the guy that Marvin was based on.

    And no I am not shitting you, he and Douglas Adams used to know each other through the local CAMRA group and socialised frequently.
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  13. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I did once ask Martin if Marvin was based on him and he gave me a wry smile and refused to confirm or deny.

    He was one of the most moany people I have ever met though, his favourite refrain was "I'm a really intelligent bloke, and they've got me doing the filing"
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  14. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    Listened to this earlier. Of course it's never going to have the same impact as the circa 10 year old me hearing it for the first time. But I quite like it. Yeah, Lloyd is rather verbose as the Guide but so was Peter Jones. The sound design is good. Did I read somewhere they used binauarel recording in places? Sounded like that at points. (Was listening on headphones.)

    Plot was rather convoluted but perhaps unavoidable in trying to get everyone back in the same place. Generally I don't like zainy stuff. HG2TG has always gotten a pass from me on that score as Adams sense of humour and enthusiastic imagination give it context.

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