Hitchhiker's Guide trailer

posted by Jeff | Thursday, February 17, 2005, 2:13 PM | comments: 3

Amazon.com, of all places, has the exclusive on the trailer for the forthcoming Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy movie. I can't wait to see it!

The book is one of the few that I can say I've read more than once. In fact, I've read all four books in the trilogy more than once (if you have to correct me, you don't get the joke). I have to say that it takes some balls to develop a well-known book into a movie (Lord of The Rings included), so it'll be interesting to see how it plays out. Arthur appears to be a Brit, but I find it odd that everyone else is not.

I had the text-based Infocom game back in the day on my Apple II+, and I wish I still had it. It came with a piece of pocket fluff, a microscopic space fleet and a button that says "Don't Panic." Oddly enough, you can play it online now here.


Dennis, February 17, 2005, 9:38 PM #

There's actually a fifth book called "Mostly Harmless," but it mostly sucked. I didn't even finish it, to be honest. The first four in the trilogy (well, at least the first three) are excellent.

gregleg, February 17, 2005, 9:40 PM #

Actually, there was a FIFTH book in the trilogy, but it sucked and I generally ignore its existance.

The Lord of the Rings (and, to a lesser extent, X-Men) movies have set the bar for conversions impossibly high, so I'm expecting disappointment, but maybe Hitchhiker's will be decent.

Fortunately, this Friday Constantine will come along and reset the geek community's expectations back to "fear and loathing" levels.

Stephanie, February 18, 2005, 12:15 PM #

Jeff has (and has presumably read) that last book in the series as well. :) Although, he probably forgot about it. I bought it for him, I think.

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