How did you celebrate National Towel Day?

In Canada, they appointed a Towel Day Ambassador. Imagine, not only did the guy with the Don’t Panic tattoo not win, the winner was from Tennessee. There was a Towel March against the Vogon violence in Sao Paolo (who wouldn’t march against that on any day), a combat de serviette in Paris, towel-wearing flash mobs […]

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42 – need I say more?

We have all known for some time that the answer to the ultimate question of “…what’s the meaning of life, the universe and everything” is 42. Ever since Douglas Adams wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in 1979, researchers have frantically tried to determine the meaning of the meaning of life. Legend has it […]

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Is Episodes a comedy or a documentary?

A British couple comes to the U.S. to oversee their successful British comedy being remade by an “American network” — and ruined. Sounds more like a documentary than a comedy to me. Can you blame me? I can name all the British comedies that have had American re-makes on one hand, and have two fingers […]

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Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently closer to reality

As we reported here several months back, BBC4 has commissioned a pilot for a sitcom based on the late Douglas Adams’ great post-Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. To quickly refresh your minds about all-things Dirk, the series is based on the original BBC 4 Radio adaptation of Adams’ first book […]

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A possible last-minute Xmas gift for the ultimate Doctor Who fan?

In case you have suddenly realized that Christmas Day is a mere 17 days from today, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams, Don’t Panic. We are here for you if you need that last minute extra-special something for the ultimate Doctor Who fan in your life. How about a real-life sonic screwdriver? Seems as though […]

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42 Day recap – the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

10/10/10 = 42 Happy 42 Day, albeit, one day late. For those in the know, October 10, 2010 (aka, 10/10/10) was celebrated across the globe yesterday by fans of the science fiction series, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Created by the late, great Douglas Adams, the short-lived, but brilliant, radio and television series is widely […]

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Adams' Dirk Gently comes to BBC Four

The late, great Douglas Adams, whose best known work, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, was brilliantly transformed into a short run British comedy television series, will have another classic adapted for the small screen. According to our friends at the British Comedy Guide, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, written by Adams in 1987, has […]

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks

I know, I seem to start every post with “…the greatest British comedy of all-time” but, in this case, I really mean it. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is nothing short of brilliant. Here, Douglas Adams’ masterpiece collides with, who many consider the greatest Doctor Who of all-time, Tom Baker as he clashes with the […]

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Hey, Doctor Who fans – welcome to the 21st Century

Seems a bit ironic that there are some Doctor Who fans out there that need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Lighten up folks. Tom Baker is not the Doctor anymore. Seems as though much of the UK is in an uproar this week after the long-awaited premiere this past weekend […]

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