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Original The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy BBC series

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posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 05:14 PM
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Someone in another thread just asked me about this series so i thought id post the entire lot for ATS. If you have never seen it you are in for a treat









Keep an eye out in this episode for HotBlacks bodyguard..its david prowse (darth vader)




..So long and thanks for all the fish


Post your favorite quotes bellow



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posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 05:21 PM
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It'll be so much better for the folks in Washington and Colorado.



posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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Whilst I already possess these videos and in no way endorse the illegal sharing of files on the interwebs (if indeed such is the case) let me say YEAH!!!
I absolutely adore Douglas Adams and am sure that, whether on the shores of some far flung planet, however insignificant, or apologising to the god he so rightly refused to like due to his rather sneaky nature, he is smiling at the fact that his legacy will not be forgotten. S&F sir


R.I.P. Douglas.

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posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

Cheers mate , I need to watch this again , and again , and agia.......



Arthur: "Marvin, any ideas?"
Marvin: "I have a million ideas. They all point to certain death."



posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD


just signed in to say thanks for uploading.

got it book marked for later.




posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

Yes!!!

I freaking love this show, its a shame how underrated it is.




posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

Thanks for the links. Lots of good memory's listening to the audio tapes lying on my mate floor after a few ciders.

Quote " The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. "



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 06:27 AM
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Loved the series.
I will have to find time to do a marathon with these gems.
The movie of the same name did not do it justice.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 07:01 AM
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One is never truly alone with a rubber ducky.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

Oh yeah! I watched all these way back then and read the books too. I've kind of wondered if you could still find them. Thanks for posting. I'm going to have to watch em again. Much better than the movie re-make don't you think?



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: wtbengineer
a reply to: PhoenixOD

Oh yeah! I watched all these way back then and read the books too. I've kind of wondered if you could still find them. Thanks for posting. I'm going to have to watch em again. Much better than the movie re-make don't you think?


Yeah i agree , i dont think the movie was quirky enough, it lacked charm.



posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 08:05 PM
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I just finished up the series today, was a great watch.
Thanks again



posted on Jun, 4 2014 @ 05:28 PM
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Love the books. Tried the radio show a while back and didn't like it so much. The sound quality IMO wasn't great and some of the voices didn't come through well enough. I'll have a go at these. Hopefully I won't get bored, as I did with the movie. It may not have been all that bad, nor all that good either, but having read the books many times the jokes don't work as well. Thanks for puttimg it up as I would not have looked for it.

Anyone ever play the old Infocom computer game? I was able to get onto the Heart of Gold and that was it. I was probably supposed to do something to get it going but I never figured out what.



posted on Jun, 4 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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If you mean the old text adventure written by the Author then yes i played it. But just like all text adventures i got very frustrated and quit quite soon.

I have found the game free to play online here www.bbc.co.uk...

XD text adventures , damn that was so loooong ago now.



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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 02:38 AM
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Yep, that's it. I just tried it and died before I even got to the pub. Fun times.

I did solve some of those games. Not this one by a longshot. I would have liked to get a little farther into it, at least.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

Heres a walk through on the first part




Bedroom
In here, first you will need to turn the light on. Stand up and get your gown,
then put it on. Look in the pockets and you will find a buffered analgesic.
Take the pill but leave the fluff in the pocket. Then take the toothbrush and
flathead screwdriver and go south.

Front Porch
Pick up the mail, and go south.

Front of House
Lie down, quickly, and then wait for Ford. When he comes, *don't* take the
towel he offers you. Instead, say FORD, WHAT ABOUT MY HOME. He will persuade
Prosser to take your place and then you can go south, then west, to the pub.

Pub
Here, buy a sandwich, take Ford's towel, and then drink three pints of beer.
Ford will tell you your house has been knocked down. Now, go east.

Country Lane
Give the sandwich to the dog then go north.

Front of House
Wait until the Vogons arrive, and when Ford drops the device pick it up and
press the green button. Everything will go dark.

Dark
After the matter transferance beam, you will arrive here. Get used to it! For
information, go to the section on Dark. After four turns, a sense will
disappear. This sense is the sense you should type in. This turn it is SMELL.
When the game describes the situation you are in after SMELLing, LOOK AT
SHADOW.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

Hated the movie - loved the series.

Thanks for posting.





posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 11:49 PM
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Thanks for posting. I saw these on PBS in 1982. I was 11, and we'd watch these as a family, then Carl Sagan's Cosmos would come on and I'd watch that with my dad (my mom was too much a creationist for it.)

I had the text game, which inspired me to read the books, thinking they would help (they didn't - in fact I put the game aside while gobbling up the first three books, then the fourth, having been published just as I was finishing the third!)

I didn't hate the movie - just didn't like it as much as I wanted to. It's a shame that it couldn't happen while Adams was alive - he was all for it being a movie; a lot of the cinematic additions/changes were things he had conceived of and left notes on. It certainly would've benefited from his direct involvement.

Something the movie did do well was the modernization of the "Guide" entries. I found them to be mesmerizing in the BBC series; I was familiar with Monty Python, so seeing this sci-fi 'documentation' - designed to make smart people laugh - was inspiring to me to say the least. Those little diagrams!

So ahead of his era, Adams was. Like on a Jules Verne level at times. The "Sub-Etha Net" is the freakin' Internet.




posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 12:10 AM
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You are a hoopy frood that really knows where his towel is ,thanks!!!



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 03:29 AM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

I don't play many games nowadays, but thanks. I may go screw around with this one, see if I can get somewhere.



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