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The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Audio CD)
Date: 07/06/01, updated on 08/04/02 (77 review reads)
Advantages: Funny, funny, funny
Don't Panic. If you have never read /listened to or watched hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy you will not know what I am talking about but if you have you will.
I watched the TV series many moons ago and thought that it was brill. The a few years ago I read the book and that got me hooked. As hubby and I do not own a telly it made no sense buying the videos so I suggested we get the cd he said yes. I took it to the till and nearly passed out when the person behind the till said £17.99 please. Well it is three cds long.
All I could say is brill. This is the original play that was broadcast on the radio in 1978. I laughed and laughed it was so funny. I did find it hard to disassociate the TV series with the recording but I found that I could in then end if I really tried.
I will cover the story in brief as most people tend to know the story. It is about a man called Arthur Dent and his friend called Ford Prefect who claims that he is from Guildford. He turns out to be from a little planet near Betelgeuse. And is here on earth to update the hitch-hikers guide to the Galaxy entry for earth. He got stuck here for 15 years. The best he could think of was mostly harmless. Mind you the entry before he updated was harmless. See what I mean.
Any way he had to rescue Arthur, as the world is about to end. The earth is going to be destroyed by the vogons who are building an interstellar motorway. And earth is in the way.
In the end they hitch a lift with the vogons and that is the start of the adventures for Ford and Arthur. They meet many weird and wonderful characters like Zaphod Bebblebroks his semi second cousin that share 3 of the same mothers. Also Marvin the paranoid Android. "I am not getting you down am I" that is one of Marvins stock phrases.
And remember that the answer to life the universe is 42.
Don't panic are the words that are written on the front of t
he hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy. The guide is an electronic book. That will guide you guess where through the Galaxy.
A couple of bits of useless information:
1) the hitch-hikers was written as a script for a radio play first then put in to book form.
2) Douglas Adams was only 28 when he wrote it. I want some of what he was on to write such an amazing play.
All I can say is size 9 chucker boots. You have to listened to the play to know what I mean.
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