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Re: H2G2

Post by DataAngel » Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:20 am

Hmmm, they should use Zap Brannigan voice(sounds like Phil Hartman) from Futurama for Zaphod Beeblebrox. I mean shoot the characters do have MANY similarities.

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Re: H2G2

Post by ezekiel » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:28 am

I dont agree with the casting of Ford but hopefully it will pan out if the first film makes a lot of money they will probably do the rest of the books as films
Billy West is the voice of Zap he would be perfect voice although i dont know what he looks like

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Re: H2G2

Post by DataAngel » Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:46 am

Well im on chapter 8 of book3. So far so good! The humor is getting a little dry and repetetive, but its still good.

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Re: H2G2

Post by DataAngel » Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:41 pm

Okie Dokie I wrapped up book3 and will start book4 tomorrow at work.

I like how Marvin keeps NOT dying lol and how arthur learned to fly.
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Re: H2G2

Post by Nemesis » Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:58 am

Once you've finished book 3, they just get worse. The third is probably the best.

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Re: H2G2

Post by ezekiel » Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:43 am

no the last (5th) is the best i think 4 is also good but not as good as 5

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Re: H2G2

Post by DataAngel » Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:57 pm

Well I finished book 4 today, so far so good. Will start book 5 tom.

So far I have liked all the books, they are each unique and different in their own way. The first 2 are the same flavor and then 3 just gets obscure, book 4 almost just doesnt make any sense, so more obscure, but after you finish book 4 its makes more sense and is clearer on its purpose. Lets see what book 5 brings me.

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Re: H2G2

Post by DataAngel » Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:33 pm

I finished book 5... great books btw.

I already knew ahead of time that arthur was at the final place because I just figured that it would be another name for the earth used by the guy that kept getting killed... turns out it was the name of the club, but I was still figuring the same thing.

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Re: H2G2

Post by Nemesis » Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:53 pm

Well, in just 2 weeks the movie will be released. Douglas wanted to see it on the big screen since it was first written. Let's hope it would make him proud.
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Re: H2G2

Post by DataAngel » Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:17 pm

Yep, im lookin forward to it!

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Post by Reaver » Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:33 pm

Can Not Wait.  This movie is going to be my birthday celebration.  I've been following it for at least a year, and love the casting decisions.

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Re: H2G2

Post by Nemesis » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:36 am

I recently picked up the DVD edition of the original H2G2 miniseries from the BBC. It follows the radio series almost exactly and has very few differences from the books (1 and 2). Of course there is additional humor that only works with a visual medium and it is done very well. I can only hope that the movie lives up to this, but this time around they didn't have Douglas around on the set and there's no real approval of the final product from him. Hope I can only.

I made a rather interesting discovery. It's been around for a month or two and maybe you've already seen it, but over at the BBC they have a flash version of the original Infocom text adventure with graphics and some simple controls, as well as the original text interface and descriptions intact. It reminds me of the early Sierra Apple games (pre-KQ), only better.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game.shtml

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Re: H2G2

Post by DataAngel » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:51 am

VERY COOL... game is hard, as I have yet to finish it, and I read the books, so it should be much easier now though.

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Re: H2G2

Post by DrPaul » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:36 pm

There is a nice interview here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/stevem.shtml
with Steve Meretzky, who was the Infocom author that worked with Douglas Adams on the H2G2 game.

He mentions in the interview that the game is pretty hard.  I've played it a few times so it doesn't seem too hard anymore, but some of the puzzles require some very far-out thinking.  Thank goodness there are bult-in hints.

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Re: H2G2

Post by Reaver » Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:38 pm

Just saw the movie last night.  I personally thought it was great.  It wasn't perfect, and isn't necessarily my favorite version of the guide, but it was very enjoyable.  Mos Def did a great job as Ford, and everyone in the theater was laughing along at some of the things that happened.

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