May 28, 2012

RhoDeo1222 HHGTTG 1

Hello, hope you'll had a good weekend. Two socalled highlights of the racing season today. The grandprix in Monaco lacked a timely downpoor it came 20 minutes late. The first 6 cars crossed the line within seconds but they had done so for 30 laps after Vettel did his tire change, it's simply impossible to overtake at Monaco. The Indy 500 was at the other spectrum of boring, going round in circles as fast as possible and provide entertainment by the predictable crashes. What surprises me there that the boxstops are much more laidback (slow) compared to F1, apparently there's no need to win time there, which shows it really is all show..

As  stated last week;

Expect the ultimate classic sci-fi comedy of which unfortunately only 6 episodes exist...

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Here is the BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy broadcast in January and February 1981 on BBC Two. The adaptation follows the original radio series in 1978 and 1980. The series stars Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, David Dixon as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Sandra Dickinson as Trillian. The voice of the guide is by Peter Jones. Simon Jones, Peter Jones, Stephen Moore and Mark Wing-Davey had already provided the voices for their characters in the original radio series in 1978/80. In addition, the series features a number of notable cameo roles, including Adams himself on several occasions.

Although initially thought by BBC executives to be unfilmable, the series was successfully produced and directed by Alan J. W. Bell and went on to win a Royal Television Society award as Most Original Programme of 1981, as well as several BAFTA awards for its graphics and editing.

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Episode 1 begins with a pre-credits sequence, the only one of the TV episodes to have one. A countdown to the end of the world is displayed through animation, and the narrator begins telling the story of the Guide and Arthur Dent's connection to it as the sun rises over the English countryside for the final time. Arthur wakes, discovers the threat to his house from a yellow bulldozer by looking out the window, and the camera pulls back to the credits. This episode closely follows the plot and dialogue of the first episode of the radio series, cutting the speech by Lady Cynthia Fitzmelton. It ends at a slightly earlier point than the radio episode, after Ford's line "he might want to read us some of his poetry first", and on a cliffhanger that Arthur and Ford are about to be discovered in a Vogon storeroom, but before the Vogon poetry is actually read.

HHGTTG 1 ( avi 232mb)

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Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this, it's a real treasure !!!


Anonymous said...

It is a real treasure, considering this series was made on a shoestring budget, it beats the movie version hands down, plenty of Pythoneske humor. Watched the series again a few weeks ago and the only disappointment was when episode 6 credits rolled and i knew there was nothing left, such a pity they didn't do more...


IJG said...

Thanks for this I look forward to seeing it again