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'[OT] Quandary Phase'
2005\05\09@000732 by Jinx

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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the
Western Spiral Arm of the galaxy, lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
Orbiting this at a distance of roughly 92,000,000 miles was once an
utterly insignificant little blue-green planet, whose ape-descended life-
forms were so amazingly primitive that they thought novelty ringtones
were a pretty neat idea

But they did manage to invent the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/

Series 4 of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy is on (Tuesday
GMT). Episode 1 still there for download (oops, nearly missed it)

2005\05\09@091041 by Mike Hord

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Thanks Jinx!

I'm pleased to announce that in my town at least, good taste isn't
dead:  HHGTTG:TM sold out the first night at least.

Mike H.

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2005\05\09@112934 by Howard Winter

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Jinx,

On Mon, 09 May 2005 16:07:24 +1200, Jinx wrote:

> Series 4 of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy is on (Tuesday GMT). Episode 1 still there for download
(oops, nearly missed it)

I knew this (heard last week's live on Beeb Radio 4) but it never occurred to me to post it here... ah well, I
need to reevaluate my opinion of the denizens of this place!  :-)  

For those who can receive it, Quandry Phase 2, Fit the Twentieth, is on Tuesday (that's tomorrow where I'm
sitting) at 18:30 BST (17:30 UTC).  198m Long Wave - so Don't Panic!

Cheers,



Howard Winter
St.Albans, England


2005\05\09@123806 by David P Harris

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Howard Winter wrote:

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Is it available on the web?

David


2005\05\09@152752 by Bob Ammerman

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I was rather disgusted to find out that a college friend of my daughter's
held a HHGTTG:TM party in his dorm room on opening night, including a
showing of the movie as downloaded from the 'net.

Bob Ammerman
RAm Systems

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2005\05\09@161824 by Howard Winter

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Bob,

On Mon, 9 May 2005 15:27:37 -0400, Bob Ammerman wrote:

> I was rather disgusted to find out that a college
friend of my daughter's
> held a HHGTTG:TM party in his dorm room on opening
night, including a
> showing of the movie as downloaded from the 'net.

I don't want to further your disgust, but I got two free
tickets to see it at the cinema preview last week!

Cheers,


Howard Winter
St.Albans, England


2005\05\09@171043 by Jinx

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> Is it available on the web?

Yes, see my original post

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/

I use the "Stereo via Radio Player" streaming audio link and record
it with Goldwave, as it does need intro and outro editing (and the
occassional drop-out needs removing). Then crunch it down with
Real Producer

2005\05\09@173310 by Jinx

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> I'm pleased to announce that in my town at least, good taste
> isn't dead:  HHGTTG:TM sold out the first night at least.

Was given this link for trailer and background

http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/

2005\05\09@201735 by Bob Ammerman

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Howard,

Congrats on the preview tix. Certainly no disgust there.  My disgust was
with the blatant disregard for intellectual property rights.

Bob Ammerman
RAm Systems

2005\05\10@041751 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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>On Mon, 9 May 2005 15:27:37 -0400, Bob Ammerman wrote:
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>> I was rather disgusted to find out that a college
>friend of my daughter's
>> held a HHGTTG:TM party in his dorm room on opening
>night, including a
>> showing of the movie as downloaded from the 'net.


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2005\05\10@043341 by Alan B. Pearce

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>Can't say I was overly impressed with the film though.
>Perhaps my rose tinted glasses need polishing, but I thought
>it wasn't a patch on the original TV series.  The special
>effects etc were obviously way ahead, but the characters just
>weren't as involving.  Nice to see the appearance of the
>"old" Marvin though!

One film review I happened on reckoned that it would succeed as it is
introducing a whole new generation to HHGTTG though, and they would not have
any preconceptions of what the older versions were like.

2005\05\10@044928 by Jinx

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> >Can't say I was overly impressed with the film though.
> >Perhaps my rose tinted glasses need polishing, but I thought
> >it wasn't a patch on the original TV series

How does it compare to the book(s), which I've not read(s) ?

Are the US accents off-putting when you've heard it previously
in English (yes, I do know what I just said) ?

2005\05\10@051622 by Dave King

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-> >Can't say I was overly impressed with the film though.
-> >Perhaps my rose tinted glasses need polishing, but I thought
-> >it wasn't a patch on the original TV series.  The special
-> >effects etc were obviously way ahead, but the characters just
-> >weren't as involving.  Nice to see the appearance of the
-> >"old" Marvin though!
->
-> One film review I happened on reckoned that it would succeed as it is
-> introducing a whole new generation to HHGTTG though, and they
-> would not have
-> any preconceptions of what the older versions were like.
->
But then all they have to do is see the bbc original and they will
just how bad the new one is. About the only new character that was
any good was the new Marvin who was voiced by Alan Rickman. Still not
as paranoid or depressed as the old Marvin (saw him muggin in the cue)
might just have been that sound level for him verses the old was so low?
Now waiting to see how bad they hack up Red Dwarf assuming they ever
shoot the thing.

Dave


2005\05\10@053217 by Jinx

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> Now waiting to see how bad they hack up Red Dwarf assuming
> they ever shoot the thing

Aw no, FFS, please don't butcher Red Dwarf

But you can't help being cynical. The only film that was ever true
to the original was ..... Psycho !! Tinkering with fiction is one thing
(look how many goes they've had at Batman) but ignoring factual
history is another

"Lights, Camera, Fiction" was the headline for a review of Pearl
Harbour. Apparently the same for Kingdom Of Heaven. It's said
that Hamas love it

"As a war hero, Orlando Bloom reminds me of the nickname
Truman Capote's father gave him : Little Miss Mouse Fart."- Tim
Appelo, Seattle Weekly

Tee hee

2005\05\10@055929 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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>> >Can't say I was overly impressed with the film though. Perhaps my
>> >rose tinted glasses need polishing, but I thought it wasn't a patch
>> >on the original TV series
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>How does it compare to the book(s), which I've not read(s) ?

Very few films live up to their books, and this is no exception. I
thoroughly recommend the books BTW, the plot is actually very deep and
quite complex.  One of those books you can read several times and still
miss things.

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>Are the US accents off-putting when you've heard it previously
>in English (yes, I do know what I just said) ?

The accents weren't too bad, but I felt the plot was rushed through to
the point of being confusing, obviously to keep the film length
reasonable.  Mos Def's Ford Prefect seems to play a relatively minor
role compared to the book or TV series, his character is really put into
the background.  Martin Freeman was brilliant in "The Office", but lacks
something as Arthur Dent, he just dosen't have the grumpy, indignant and
frequently baffled manner that Simon Jones portrayed in the TV series.
Stephen Fry is brilliant as the narrator and book, perfectly cast.
Allan Rickman was pretty good as Marvin, but just dosen't come across as
depressed enough, and the robot looked a bit "cutesy" IMO. (also had the
wrong colour eyes, the books frequently mention his red eyes!).

I saw the film with my wife and two friends who are ~10 years younger
than us.  My wife and myself came out thinking it was somewhat
dissapointing, our two friends loved it.  We then showed them the first
TV episode to show what they were missing, and they thought it was
rubbish as there were no special effects etc.  How shallow the youth of
today are!

To be fair, the film could easily have been a lot worse, it makes a
reasonable effort and like Alan says, it has introduced a whole new
generation to HHGTTG.

Cheers

Mike

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2005\05\10@063742 by Dave King

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-> > Now waiting to see how bad they hack up Red Dwarf assuming
-> > they ever shoot the thing
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-> Aw no, FFS, please don't butcher Red Dwarf

Makes you wonder doesn't it. They screwed up the last 3 seasons
testing movie ideas/concepts. Almost got some it right in the
last seaso, well closer a bit anyway.

Now here the HHGTG nostalgia question. How many people can
recall commenting about some fellow worker as follows:
(usually said out loud preferably within earshot of the victim)

"Hey you know so and so's must have a brain the size of a planet?"

pause for it to sink in

"Too bad the planets the size of a pea"

Seemed a lot more common just after HHGTG marathon on PBS.

Dave

The only thing that keeps me sane is the friendship I share
with my collection of singing potatoes

2005\05\10@073922 by Jinx

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> -> Aw no, FFS, please don't butcher Red Dwarf
>
> Makes you wonder doesn't it. They screwed up the last 3 seasons
> testing movie ideas/concepts. Almost got some it right in the
> last seaso, well closer a bit anyway.

I can't watch a TV ad for Smeg appliances without remembering
the time they tried to break Kryten's programming and make him
say "smeg". "Smeh....Smeh.....Smeh.....oh, it's no good sir, I just
can't"

2005\05\10@074824 by Jinx

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> To be fair, the film could easily have been a lot worse, it makes
> a reasonable effort and like Alan says, it has introduced a whole
> new generation to HHGTTG.

And it's good that Ridley Scott restrained himself to keep it PG. So
tired of violence, sex and foul language. Get enough of that at home,
apart from the sex

I'll try to adopt a charitable spirit - somewhere between wide-eyed
"Hey, Microchip just opened a plant in West Auckland" and let's-go-
see-a-disaster "Hey, wanna check out the pile-up on the motorway"

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