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Articles Tagged 'Douglas Adams'

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‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘City of Death’

The mutually beneficial relationship between Douglas Adams and Doctor Who is probably best summed up in this story, one that takes daring leaps with historical fact, the possibilities of time travel and popular culture. The lightness of tone and sharp one-liners are reminiscent of his radio smash hit The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which […]

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7 Books All Douglas Adams Fans Should Read

Now that Max Landis‘s impressionistic vision of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is upon us (premiering October 22 on BBC AMERICA), we’re all getting a chance to revisit the peculiar mindscape of Douglas Adams, a comically serious, philosophically irreverent, universally provincial and breezily scientific place where no detail is too trivial and no handed-down human […]

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WATCH: Fans Pay Tribute to Douglas Adams

Every May 25th, fans around the globe celebrate Towel Day in tribute to the late author Douglas Adams, who brought us The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (currently being adapted into a BBC AMERICA original series, premiering October 22). Who was Douglas Adams, and why was his influence on […]

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10 ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ References in Pop Culture

It’s easy to see why people in creative industries like to mention the work of Douglas Adams. His unique perspective was eccentric and funny, but also very sharp and occasionally extremely wise. A story as riddled with ideas as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (whether book, TV show or radio drama) is bound to […]

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Happy Towel Day: 9 Zaphod Beeblebrox Quotes for Any Occasion

When faced with complicated or unsettling circumstances in life (the universe and everything), the key thing is not to look fazed. You should face every upsetting event with your cool intact because that’ll give you more time to work out what to do. A past-master in this sort of thing is Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-faced […]

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Should We Read Douglas Adams’ Unpublished Manuscripts?

Now here’s a test of ultimate fandom. If an artist, writer, performer or director is particular about which versions of their work should be made available to the public and which should not—and let’s face it, they all are—is the real fan the person that says they don’t want to see outtakes, early drafts and […]

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5 British Literary Characters That Made a Comeback

Some literary creations are so potent they cannot be contained by one book, one series, or one author alone. They may make the move from the page to the stage, from the stage to the radio, from the radio to the television, and from the television to the movie screen, but what happens then? Well, […]

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