Mar 17, 2008

Don't Panic ! (23)

Hello, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy enters its final, the Quintessential Phase today, four more fits left to go unfortunately . Humor is healthy and that sure cuts into the pharmaceutical profability charts, ridiculising authorities, alien or otherwise, cuts into their control quest...

So what happened last week,

Fenchurch and Arthur return to England, to discover that a large spaceship has landed in Knightsbridge, London, bringing Ford Prefect with it. Fenchurch, Arthur and Ford leave on the ship. Arthur begins to suspect that this is not the Earth he and Ford knew — there is a "Tricia McMillan" on the news, with an American accent and blonde hair (voiced by Sandra Dickinson, who played Trillian in the TV series), but otherwise identical to the Trillian who left his earth with Zaphod Beeblebrox. Fenchurch and Arthur go to see God's Final Message to His Creation, and bump into Marvin, who is also en route to see it. Marvin is now 37 times older than the universe itself, and needs assistance to read the message, which turns out to be "We Apologise For The Inconvienence". Declaring that he thinks he feels good about the message, Marvin dies.

This is followed by an event only mentioned in Mostly Harmless. Fenchurch asks Arthur to show her the universe. However, on a commercial liner flight, Fenchurch disappears, and the ship's crew deny she ever existed...

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The Quintessential Phase has one sub-plot of Zaphod attempting to reach Zarniwoop (which did occur in Fit the Twelfth, but that version was dismissed during the Tertiary Phase as Zaphod having a "psychotic episode" - another version of events occurs here, in an attempt to interconnect all five series). Zarniwoop has been merged with the character Vann Harl from Mostly Harmless. This radio series also sees the return of the characters of Max Quordlepleen, Thor, and Zarquon (who all appeared in Fit the Fifth at Milliways), and also Mr. Prosser, from Fit the First. None of these characters appear in the book version of Mostly Harmless.

The start of some of the plot threads from Mostly Harmless were introduced in the Quandary Phase (though they did not appear in So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish) - notably the Vogons discovering that Earth had re-appeared and resolving to destroy all versions of it, Arthur having sold his DNA, a mention that Trillian now has a child and is now a reporter. Also the final episode saw the introduction of an alternate version of Trillian, still known as Tricia McMillan, who is identical to the original Trillian except for being blonde and American.

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THHGTTG - Fit 23 (24mb)
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Anonymous said...

Hi. Steven here. As always, thanks for the Hitch-Hiker's Guide.
Do you happen to have anything, preferably "Save Us" single by Philip Jap? Cheers for the great blog.
Best regards, Steven.

Rho said...

Hello Steven,
Thanks, however I can't help you with Philip Jap, to be honest here i've never heard of him.

best of luck,


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