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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Cody » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:56 pm

... is being re-broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra from this weekend. <slaps Journey of the Sorcerer into the hi-fi>
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Post by Smivs » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:07 pm

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Thargoid » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:20 pm

Thargoid wonders how many of the phases they are going to broadcast (not that I don't have them all on MP3 anyway).

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Diogenese Senna » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:55 pm

Diogenese Senna's best friend bought him the CD Box set for Christmas ...
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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Thargoid » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:39 pm

You do indeed, given what box sets of all 5 phases retail for ;)

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Keeper » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:42 am

Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Ranthe » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:08 am

Smivs wrote:Smivs gets his towel ready...
Ranthe looks for a Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser :-)

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by maik » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:25 am

On a related note, they also host a browser based version of Infocom's HHGTTG text adventure and have upgraded it since with graphics and sounds. A new version is out now to commemorate its 30 year anniversary.

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Post by Keeper » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:13 am

I still have the packaging and all the bits and bobs that came with the Infocom game. Someday I should make a little video showing it all, and reading the funny booklet the game box included.

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by maik » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:31 am

Keeper wrote:I still have the packaging and all the bits and bobs that came with the Infocom game.
Same here. And all other Infocom games as well, sadly collecting dust in the basement.

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by UK_Eliter » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:40 am

Keeper wrote:Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...
Please explain!

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Keeper » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:27 am

UK_Eliter wrote:
Keeper wrote:Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...
Please explain!
In the original broadcast, when they're on Magrathea, there's a bit of Pink Floyd music playing which you think is for ambiance. But then Arthur says, "Did you know that robot can hum like Pink Floyd? What else can you do, Marvin?" to which Marvin replies, "Rock and roll?" and plays a bit of Beatles.

When the series was released on CD and whatnot, they didn't have rights to include that bit.

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by UK_Eliter » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:06 pm

Keeper wrote:
UK_Eliter wrote:
Keeper wrote:Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...
Please explain!
In the original broadcast, when they're on Magrathea, there's a bit of Pink Floyd music playing which you think is for ambiance. But then Arthur says, "Did you know that robot can hum like Pink Floyd? What else can you do, Marvin?" to which Marvin replies, "Rock and roll?" and plays a bit of Beatles.

When the series was released on CD and whatnot, they didn't have rights to include that bit.
Aha!

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by LittleBear » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:10 pm

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Re: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Post by Thargoid » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:23 pm

There's also a live broadcast of a new(ish) episode tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:15am on Radio 4 (part of the character invasion day event).

Share and enjoy...

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