Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Directed by Garth Jennings. Written by Douglas Adams and Karey Kirkpatrick. Starring Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def and Zooey Deschanel.
Looming ACCC decision will shape the future of brick-making
It was Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy who gave us an immortal description of alien spacecraft invading Earth, something like ?they hung in the air in exactly the way that bricks don?t?. The same... Read more on the blog...Wednesday Gaming roundup: Free browser games you need to try
So it?s that time of the week again; already past the dreaded Monday morning, but not yet glorious Friday . So what do you do when boredom hits you in the office? Don?t worry, we?ve got you covered.Unseen Douglas Adams material features in a new book about the Cambridge comedy legend, thanks to author Jem Roberts ...
Delving into the Douglas Adams archive at St John?s College has proved fruitful for comedy historian Jem Roberts, who?s included much of the previously unseen material in a new book. ?It was the most mind-blowing thing,? he tells EMMA HIGGINBOTHAM.Jane Rawson's debut novel named Australia's most underrated book
A novel set in an inhospitable Melbourne of the future has been named this year's most underrated book.Liberal Democrats receive £950,000 bequest from Cambridge don
Liberal Democrats receive huge bequest just months before the General Election50 best cult books
Jack Kerouac, JD Salinger and Thomas Pynchon are among the authors chosen by our criticsEd Miliband delivers mocking riposte to Myleene Klass over mansion tax
Twelve hours after their TV clash, Labour leader tweets link to six-point defence of policy with play on Hear?Say song title Ed Miliband took more than 12 hours on Tuesday to craft a mocking response to the singer Myleene Klass after the millionaire classically trained musician launched an aggressive attack on his plans for a mansion tax during a joint television appearance. As MPs voiced ...Michael Gannon: Scotland can secure an easier World Cup qualification group - if we're prepared use our street smarts
MICHAEL has a cunning plan to move Scotland up the FIFA rankings and secure a pot two place in the World Cup qualification draw.BBC TV's Sherlock Re-imagining Gets 3rd Japanese Manga
Doctor Who writers' "The Great Game" episode with Moriarty adaptedWhat should I watch? The weekend's top TV picks
STRICTLY STARS: Trent Whiddon and and Pixie Lott. x factor judge: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. JUNGLE JOKERS: Ant and Dec. I'M A CELEB: Craig Charles.
Full The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy News
The movie was first optioned in 1982 by producers Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Michael C. Gross. Douglas Adams wrote three drafts for them per his contract. During this time, Medjuck and Gross were considering Bill Murray or Dan Aykroyd to play Ford Prefect, but then Aykroyd sent them his idea for "Ghost Busters" and they did that movie instead.
If you found this Celebopedia® profile interesting, you may want to visit these other sections of the site: