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Postby Finomans » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:22 pm

I only read the first one because i cant find any other books but I did read detective agency.
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Postby pandasthumb » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:20 pm

I have a soft spot for Dirk Gently. I often think about his art of 'zen navigation' while driving around.

I believe that much of D Adams script work for Dr who was not used but I think that you would have to agree that the dialogue in City of Death is very, very good. not to mention John and Elenor at the end.

Wasn't it Shada, or another D Adams story that had been partially filmed, the Tom Baker bits used for the Five Doctors?
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Postby overhawk » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:23 am

pandasthumb wrote:Wasn't it Shada, or another D Adams story that had been partially filmed, the Tom Baker bits used for the Five Doctors?

It was Shada. They even released a VHS of Shada some time ago, with linking narration done by Tom Baker himself to cover all of the unfilmed bits. I seemed to remember that the VHS, linking narration and all was about the length of a regular four part episode of Dr. Who, even though it was supposed to be six episodes long.
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:53 am

*bump*

I saw the advert for this yestarday. Still not sure about it >.>
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Postby Danny B » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:44 pm

I'm looking forward to it. I expected New Who to be a bit rubbish, but was pleasantly surprised. I thought the Sherlock Holmes update was a terrible idea and that the casting choices were appalling, but I found myself thoroughly enjoying it and I'm now looking forward to the new series. For the most part, I trust the BBC completely when they have source material to work from and quite a lot even when making something from scratch. In this case, they have some excellent source material and the BBC have always been very respectful of Douglas Adams and more recently of his legacy, so I'm fairly confident that it will be a faithful adaptation, although I admit that the scriptwriter will have to do some serious work to translate some of the story to the screen effectively...
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:32 pm

BatrickPatrick wrote:*bump*

I saw the advert for this yestarday. Still not sure about it >.>



Ooooh. When's it on?
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:42 pm

I forgot when it's actually on >.> I'm sure google can tell us...
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:09 am

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/12/08/ ... rk-gently/

Next Thursday, 16th December, on BBC4.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:07 pm

*transfers data holistically to e-calendar*
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:17 pm

Show off!!
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:25 pm

I hope it's better than the film HHGTTG.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:38 pm

Oh, that was dire, wasn't it?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:59 pm

There were a couple of good bits in it but overall pretty crap.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:04 pm

Nothing can beat the BBC version, IMHO.
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Postby Penfold » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:50 pm

Just a Reminder for those who can get BBC 4. Dirk Gently is showing at 9pm in a one hour program. No idea whether it will be any good, but they didn't do a bad job of Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy. :D
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