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Postby black bart on Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:55 pm

The BBC first broadcast 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' as a radio series. Then they televised it. The computer graphics on the show were all hand animated because there weren't any computer graphics around at the time. I have not watched it again since it first came out, but at the time it completely inspired me. I even went to a fancy dress party as Zephod Beeblebrox complete with extra head and arm!

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Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:01 pm

Cap'n Turtlehead wrote:
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Cap'n Turtlehead wrote:I didn't much like the sequels to Hitchhiker's Guide much, unfortunately. The first was awesome, I loved it. The movie was okay, but not as good as the book.

Have you ever seen the 1981 televeision version? It had the production values of vintage Dr. Who.


No I haven't. Is it good?


It had the production values of vintage Dr. Who.
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Postby farfalla on Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:27 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:
It had the production values of vintage Dr. Who.


rather like vintage Dr. Who - especially the need for everyone to lack peripheral vision

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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:55 am

Hehe, it sounds good. I don't really like all the new CGI movies these days with smaller plots than pre-school plays.
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Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:22 am

Don't get me wrong, I saw vintage Dr. Who ... er ... live. And loved it.

Still, production values...
I paid a little more than this for my copy, long ago.
But not much.
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:44 am

The original Monty Python's Flying Circus had little to know production values, and I love it. It's the same with Blackadder, and I own all of the episodes and movies.

CGI is great if there is a decent plot, like on I Am Legend, but not like the Fantastic Four series.
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Postby The Dark Noodle on Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:01 am

If you want to really enjoy Hitchhikers in its best form try to get hold of the original radio series, after that was the medium that DA created it for.
I still enjoyed all the books and the TV series (I would prefer you did not mention the film, lets just forget about that) but the best was by far the radio version.
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