Douglas Adams had a wonderful writing style and a world-class sense of humor. And while he is no longer with us, his projects live on. His best known work, the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is about to be rendered again, not once but twice.
The new Radio version takes up where the original left off, with never-before heard presentations of Life, The Universe And Everything, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, and Mostly Harmless. The original vocal crew returns (with one exception), and Douglas himself does a character. For information, including air times, check these links:
For those like me who don’t live in England, you can catch the show online at:
If you haven’t listened to the BBC online, test it before the night of the first show. You may need to download and install a player, and it would be a shame to miss the first part of the program while you were doing that! It adjust for your bandwidth, so even dialup users can listen with a good computer.
The other new treat is the movie version of Hitchhiker’s. They are filming it now, so the official web site is fairly sparse yet (not much to put there at this point). The Blog is live and worth checking, though. So is Martin Freeman’s site, the actor who get’s to be Arthur Dent this time around. And just because you can never get enough Douglas Adams, a few more links….
And finally, the indirect link to the classic computer game from the ’80s. This was the first game (and one of a small handful) that caught my attention to the point where I played it to the end. Enjoy!