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Old 02-21-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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There is a movie theater near me that shows open captioned movies once a month or so and I went to see National Treasure yesterday and while the main feature is open captioned they don't caption the *endless* previews so I normally don't pay much attention to them...

However!!! I did watch the previews for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...it looks fab! Due out in May...will probably be October before they have an open captioned version but it looks like it will be worth waiting for...

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A friend pointed me at a site where there was a trailer and some stills. Marvin is just plain wrong. He's far too cute and cuddly and new looking to have a pain in the diodes down his left side. A tummy ache perhaps, but that's it. Still. Gotta see it.

   
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A friend pointed me at a site where there was a trailer and some stills. Marvin is just plain wrong. He's far too cute and cuddly and new looking to have a pain in the diodes down his left side. A tummy ache perhaps, but that's it. Still. Gotta see it.
Cute is wrong for the Hitchhiker's Guide. Marvin was a genuine pain in the bum.

   
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:52 AM   #4
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Agreed. Marvin is not the picture of him I have in my head :-)

Another thing that appears wrong is that Zaphod only has one head!! What's up with that? It appears the movie makers coudn't cope with that, but they did give him an extra arm...

Anyway, I'll be seeing the movie.

   
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Agreed. Marvin is not the picture of him I have in my head :-)

Another thing that appears wrong is that Zaphod only has one head!! What's up with that? It appears the movie makers coudn't cope with that, but they did give him an extra arm...

Anyway, I'll be seeing the movie.
How much more did they get wrong? Zaphod with one head? Adams must be turning in his grave!

   
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Zaphod only has one head!! What's up with that? It appears the movie makers coudn't cope with that, but they did give him an extra arm...
Even the 1982-ish tv adaptation had a twin-head Zaphod... not a very sophisticated one, it must be said.

What did you think of the third radio series, broadcast last year?

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Something must have changed dramatically because the last time I read about this movie Zaphod not only had two heads but they were very proud of the techniques they'd use to create a genuine(?) head much better than that in the 1982-ish tv adaptation.

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>>SteveR: Still. Gotta see it.

Personally, HGTTG never really did much for me...I've only see the BBC production and never read the books--probably should--but the previews made it look like it would be fun to see...

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Ah, the BBC telly production was funny in a tacky sort of way, but it's the radio or book version you want to start with.

   
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I've only see the BBC production and never read the books--probably should.
It started out as a radio series, first broadcast in 1978.
You can buy the whole series on CD from the Beeb.

The books were an afterthought.

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