Articles Tagged 'Douglas Adams'

Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox (Pic: BBC)

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Should We Read Douglas Adams’ Unpublished Manuscripts?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 […]


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, […]

John Oliver and John Stewart

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

No. Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why they’re so good at acting, and why they’re always telling everyone […]

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Don’t Panic: Lost Douglas Adams ‘Hitchhikers’ Manuscript Found!

Now here’s a story that is precisely five days late. Having just celebrated Towel Day, the international celebration of the writings, thoughts and imagination of Douglas Adams, it has just been announced that a first draft of his third Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy novels has been discovered, and extracts will be published in a […]

The Time Machine

Poll Results! 10 Greatest British Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novelists

The results are in! You’ve voted, we’ve counted, and now we can reveal which of the ten writing giants listed below is the favorite of Anglophenia readers. The top three, in reverse order, are as follows: At No.3 is Douglas Adams, with 12% of the votes cast. Above him, with 27%, is JRR Tolkein, who […]

Doctor Who

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Time For A Massive Celebration

I’m not entirely sure how much higher fan expectations of the rest of this year can be ramped without necessitating the building of, y’know, a really big ramp. We’re already gagging to find out what happens with Clara Oswin Oswald, we’re already double-gagging to see the rest of Season Seven, the 50th anniversary special and […]

Jeeves & Wooster

There Can Be No Sequels When An Author Dies

Here’s a quandary. What do you do as a fan of a major talent who is no longer with us, if the people responsible for their legacy try to extend the brand in an uncomfortable way? What if, for example, Amy Winehouse’s band decided to get back together and find a new singer, using American Idol as […]

Douglas Adams

Happy Towel Day: 25 Douglas Adams Quotes To Live By

Probably the most famous single quote by Douglas Adams —former Doctor Who script writer, creator of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (now being adapted into a BBC AMERICA series), novelist, naturalist, rationalist and fantasist of the highest order—is this: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they […]

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