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1981 BBC television series and 2005 film based upon the 1978 comedy science fiction radio series "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" written by Douglas Adams. Follows the adventures of Arthur Dent after Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace by-pass.

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Are the Vogons based on English culture?

In Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the least pleasant race in the galaxy are known as Vogons and they are bureaucratic and highly obedient to rules. Is this supposed to be a satire of ...
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Is there a sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)?

Wasn't there a sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)? I can't seem to find it online. I'm pretty sure that Restaurant at the end of the Universe got made into a film. No? Did I just ...
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Why did Ford Prefect try to introduce himself to a car?

Ford Prefect has been stranded on earth for fifteen years, which leaves about nine years before he was saved by and met Arthur. How, in those nine years, did he not realize that cars weren't the ...
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Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Alright. The first time I saw the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), it was... believe it or not... 4:3. I even obtained a copy of this. Later, I discovered that it was supposedly released in ...
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What's unusual about the name Ford Prefect?

In The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy an alien from Betelgeuse visits the earth and calls himself "Ford Prefect" I get the impression that this is a joke which has been lost as the story has aged. Is ...
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